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 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa.

Disciplinary panel moves to suspend Kane's law license

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has 10 days to respond and make the case as to why she should be able to keep her license.

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 Gov. Tom Wolf's announcement brings the number of states that have online voter registration to 23, plus the District of Columbia.

State's voter registration enters digital age

Pennsylvania began online voter registration on Thursday, an administrative move by Gov. Tom Wolf after efforts to pass a law lagged.

about 23 hours ago


 The closure of the outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel this weekend is part of major traffic restrictions.

Parkway East added to weekend traffic restrictions

Drivers will have to dodge restrictions on several highways and main arteries as construction projects continue.

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 Morning commuters faced traffic backups on the Parkway East inbound after a multi-vehicle crash at the Boulevard of the Allies ramp to I-579. At least two people were injured.

Four-car crash snarls rush-hour traffic on Parkway East

The crash occurred around 6 a.m. at the Boulevard of the Allies ramp.

about 16 hours ago


 Police stand in fron of a truck parked on the shoulder of the highway A4 near Parndorf south of Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Aug 27, 2015. At least 20 migrants were found dead in the truck parked on the Austrian highway leading from the Hungarian border, police said. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Discovery of up to 50 bodies in truck highlights European migrant crisis

The incident came as top officials were huddling in Vienna, partly to discuss the biggest wave of refugees pouring into Europe since WWII.

about 23 hours ago


 President Barack Obama greets residents in the the Treme neighborhood in New Orleans on Thursday for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Obama, in New Orleans, praises results of federal intervention

The president explicitly linked New Orleans’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina to the nation’s recovery from the 2008 recession.

about 23 hours ago


Report: Pakistan adding nuclear arms

Two U.S. think tanks say it could have the third-largest global arsenal in a decade.

about 23 hours ago


 WDBJ news anchor Chris Hurst pauses as he is overcome with emotion while holding a photo album that was created by fellow reporter and girlfriend Alison Parker, in Roanoke, Va., on Wednesday.

Journalists cope a day after fatal shooting of Roanoke colleagues

Evidence in his car suggests that the killer of a Virginia TV reporter and cameraman Wednesday meant to go on the run after the shootings.

about 23 hours ago


 After years of promising it, Amtrak is about to offer roll-on bicycle service on the Capitol Limited route that passes through Pittsburgh.

Amtrak ready to allow roll-on bike service between Pittsburgh, D.C.

With two premier bike trails parallel to the route, enthusiasts and bicycle organizations have long pressed the railroad to add the service.

about 23 hours ago


Top official resigns from state Office of Inspector General

Anthony J. Fiore had served in the office since April 2011 and as deputy since March 2012.

about 10 hours ago


 Drew Zoldak, shown here in May, is on unpaid leave from his position as a science teacher.

Plum teacher faces trial in witness intimidation

Drew Zoldak is accused of identifying a young woman who was the alleged victim of an institutional sexual assault by another teacher.

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Cambria County man charged with making terroristic threats

Perry Semelsberger remained jailed on the charges Thursday.

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 Investigators gather evidence from a truck on the shoulder of a highway south of Vienna, Austria, Thursday. At least 70 migrants, including children, were found dead in the truck, police said.

3 arrested in deaths of 71 migrants in truck in Austria

The migrants likely suffocated in the truck in Austria, said Hans Peter Doskozil, chief of police in eastern Burgenland province.

about 16 hours ago


DA clears deputy sheriff in shooting

A man who once jumped a fence at the White House was killed in a confrontation with police Tuesday.

about 23 hours ago


 Ashley Madison founder and CEO Noel Biderman, posing with a poster during an interview at a hotel in Hong Kong in 2013, has left the company effective immediately, Avid Life Media said today.

Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

Avid Life Media Inc., Ashley Madison’s parent company, says Noel Biderman’s departure was a mutual decision.

about 12 hours ago


Children's Museum of Pittsburgh receives grants

With money from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and Chevron, the Children's Museum will start maker spaces in West Virginia.

about 23 hours ago


McKeesport schools seeks credit line until state budget passes

The money will be used as needed to pay bills until the district receives funding from the state.

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Chartiers Valley considers withholding payments to charter schools until budget impasse ends

The district also may withhold payments to the state retirement program due to the lack of a state budget.

about 23 hours ago


 Susie Fitzgerald

Obituary: Susan Burt Fitzgerald / Co-founded Pine travel business

Susan Fitzgerald, who co-founded Pine-based Frontiers International Travel, died following complications from heart surgery. She was 76.

about 23 hours ago


 Central Catholic High School in Oakland

Back to School: Ex-teacher’s best lesson — don’t goof off as he did

From Central I learned the greatest lesson possible, which I might have been wise to practice earlier: Always do your best.

about 23 hours ago


Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies

Frank E. Petersen III said his father died at his home, of complications from lung cancer. He was 83.

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 MacKenzy Linger looks for her locker at the start of  kindergarten orientation at  Bon Meade Elementary in the Moon School District.

Students in Pittsburgh's west suburbs head back to school

An overview of the coming school year in Pittsburgh western suburbs.

about 23 hours ago


 West View Borough crossing guard Debbie Hall shepherds students across busy Perry Highway to West View Elementary on the first day of school in the North Hills School District. She's been a crossing guard for nine years.

Students in Pittsburgh's north suburbs head back to school

An overview of the coming school year in Pittsburgh northern suburbs.

about 23 hours ago


Citizens panel offers suggestions for Penn Hills schools

The committee is focusing on two areas of the financially troubled district: state reimbursement for construction and transportation costs.

about 23 hours ago


Residents concerned over cuts to Westmoreland County shared ride service

A lack of funding prompted the authority to scale back hours of operation this month.

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 "I don’t want to sleep, I just want to keep making these,” Martha Montesano, 93, said.

At 93, Robinson woman crafts 'angel bracelets' for breast cancer patients

Martha Montesano is closing in on the creation of her 1,000th bracelet, a project she began after her daughter was diagnosed with cancer.

about 23 hours ago


 Joe Chesno

Fundraiser planned for Montour graduate with lymphoma

Joe Chesno was diagnosed in 2013 and the disease recurred this year.

about 23 hours ago


North Allegheny school director Schwartzmier resigns

Thomas Schwartzmier has been appointed to Franklin Park council and can’t serve in both positions.

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 State police firearms instructor Richard Schroeter, left, was sentenced today to two weeks in jail for accidentally killing Trooper David Kedra, 26, during a training class.

Firearms instructor who accidentally shot state trooper gets 2 weeks jail

Richard Schroeter, 43, will spend two weeks in jail, three to 18 months of house arrest in the shooting of Trooper David Kedra.

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North Allegheny completes most building improvements

The work costs $8.5 million. Some work will continue through the school year but isn’t expected to cause disruption.

about 23 hours ago


Junaid Hussain, Islamic State recruiter, reported killed in airstrike

The hacker was a leading member of a unit that broke into the Twitter and YouTube accounts of the U.S. military’s Central Command this year.

about 23 hours ago


Scott says no to Mt. Lebanon deer culling in Twin Hills Park

Officials say Mt. Lebanon cannot cull deer in Twin Hills Park. Even though the municipality owns the park, it is within Scott.

about 23 hours ago


Shaler Area will replace Rogers Primary School

The school was damaged by fire in April. Students will continue to be housed in Burchfield school until the new building opens in 2017.

about 23 hours ago


Ice-deprived walruses are again huddled on the Alaskan coast

This is the seventh time in a decade that walruses have been driven out of the Chukchi Sea by warming waters.

about 23 hours ago


 A Brentwood High School engineering group will compete by building and ''driving'' small scale cars in September in Singapore. Pictured is the Noctis car.

Brentwood 'car designers' headed to Singapore for competition

The five students will race a balsa wood car they designed and built that is one-twentieth scale and powered by C02.

about 23 hours ago


Moon Area superintendent gets past year’s raise

Residents complained to the school board Monday night when details of a 3 percent raise for Mr. Baker were not available to the public.

about 23 hours ago


Murrysville to vote on $13 million-plus capital improvement plan

Last week, Murrysville held a public hearing on the five-year plan, which does not require a tax increase.

about 23 hours ago


Students in Pittsburgh's south suburbs head back to school

An overview of the coming school year in Pittsburgh southern suburbs.

about 23 hours ago


 Wilkinsburg High School seniors, from left, Remy McIntyre, 17, Chelsea Martin, 18, and Anfrenee Fleming, 17, hang out in the cafeteria before the beginning of the first day of school Tuesday.

Students in Pittsburgh's east suburbs head back to school

Here is an overview of the upcoming school year in the East.

about 23 hours ago


World Briefs: U.S. releases names of 2 soldiers killed

Plus: Erika hits Dominica; Ukraine debt deal reached; attack victim targeted; and more.

about 23 hours ago


National Briefs: Analysis finds anti-abortion video faulty

Plus: clerk denies gay couples; Biden polls more favorably; Trump slammed by CEO; and more.

about 23 hours ago


 Darryl Dawkins

Obituary: Darryl Dawkins / NBA’s ‘Chocolate Thunder’ dunker

He was the first high school player to go straight to the NBA when he was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1975.

about 23 hours ago


Penn State report: Effects of climate change to accelerate in Pennsylvania

The report says climate change can cause more severe storms, higher risk of insect-borne illnesses and significant changes to water quality.

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 The Legislature's Republican majorities passed a budget that was fully vetoed by Mr. Wolf, a Democrat, on June 30.

New poll finds more Pennsylvanians blame Legislature than governor for budget stalemate

The Franklin & Marshall College poll found more hold the Legislature -- 54 percent -- than Gov. Tom Wolf -- 29 percent -- responsible.

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Lane closure planned today and Monday on Route 28

Maintenance work will occur between the Highland Park Bridge exit and Delafield Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

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Fireworks show to close Rachel Carson Bridge today

The 10-minute display is scheduled for 9:15 p.m. The bridge was expected to reopen around 11 p.m.

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Lanes closed again this weekend on Route 51 in South Hills

Traffic will be limited in both directions between Edgebrook Avenue and Bausman Street and Mullooly Street and Lebanon Church Road.

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Section of Brownsville Road in Whitehall closed for paving today

Work will occur until 4 p.m. between Provost Road and Route 51.

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 While some of the mistakes did not necessarily make students ineligible for aid, a state review classified 47 percent of the records at Cheyney University as ineligible.

Review finds federal aid at Cheyney University mishandled

As much as $29.6 million in federal financial aid might have to be returned, more than half of the financial aid received over three years.

about 23 hours ago



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