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Top Stories for August 4, 2022

>> Steelton Remains ID'd

(Steelton, PA) CBS-21 -- The remains of a person found late last month in Steelton have been identified as Goldie Smith...

Police say they discovered skeletal remains near the 800 block of North Front Street in Steelton on July 27th.

They say Smith was reported missing in September of last year.

Police say they're actively investigating the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 717-425-0660.

>> Changes to the State's minimum wage go into effect Friday

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Friday marks the new dawn of Pennsylvania's minimum wage laws, mostly for workers who earn tips. The change will increase the amount of tip money an employee must receive before their hourly rate can be reduced from $7.25 to as low as $2.83 per hour. Employers also will not be allowed to deduct any credit card or other payment processing fees from employees' tips.

>>Norfolk Southern Railway Hiring Conductors 

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Officials with Norfolk Southern Transportation company are providing even more hiring incentives. Earlier this year, they said new conductor trainees could earn up to $5,000 in starting bonuses, including for their location in Harrisburg. The company also recently announced it has increased conductor trainee pay to $25 per hour. Applicants can apply online at Jobs dot NSCorp.com.

>>Wells Fargo Hiring To Reflect New Diversity Efforts

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Wells Fargo officials say they'll reinstate guidelines to interview diverse candidates. The Philadelphia Business Journal reports the bank had suspended the guidelines in June after The New York Times reported they were interviewing non-white and female candidates for positions that were already filled -- just to meet upper-management diversity requirements. The bank says its diversity efforts will now also be applied to hiring guidelines based on job level, not just compensation.

>>City's Removal of 80-Year-old Tree About Halfway Done

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Harrisburg City officials say they're about halfway done with the removal of a huge 80-year-old tree in the middle of the city. Work started Monday on the tree whose removal was necessary, city leaders say, because its roots are impacting power lines around Green, Harris, Penn and Clinton streets. The work is expected to be wrapped up tomorrow.

>>FAA to Investigate Helicopter Crash in Mahoning Yard

(Montour County, PA) -- Mahoning Township Police say the Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating a helicopter crash that happened Wednesday. Officials say three passengers were onboard when the helicopter landed on its side in the backyard of a home on Orioles Drive. One person reportedly was injured and taken to the hospital. The FAA says it will report on its investigation in upcoming months.

>>Phillies Take Down Braves

(Philadelphia, PA) -- The Philadelphia Phillies are turning their attention to the Washington Nationals after splitting a two-game set with the Braves. Philly was in Atlanta the past couple of days and won last night 3-to-1. The Phillies are now 56-and-48 on the season. Tonight's game begins at 7:05 from Nationals Park.

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