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 Brandon Palakovic and his mother in a family portrait.

Family filing suit over son's suicide while isolated in SCI Cresson

Brandon Palakovic's parents want the state Department of Corrections to take responsibility for son's treatment while in prison.

about 7 hours ago


Penn State OKs $2M upgrade to football building

Penn State University‘‍s football facilities are slated to undergo a $2 million renovation.

about 18 hours ago


 Jerry Sandusky

PSU trustees asked to reopen Freeh report

Moving such a resolution to an action authorized by the board will require significant legwork.

1 day ago


 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett holds a copy of state budget documents during a news conference Thursday in Harrisburg.

Gov. Corbett says he will take pension reform to the public

Gov. Tom Corbett, State House Majority Leader Mike Turzai wrangle over public pensions reform, leadership issues

1 day ago


 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett holds a copy of state budget documents during a news conference Thursday in Harrisburg, Pa.

Gov. Corbett, own party display years of mutual frustration

Republican governor denounced a Legislature controlled by his own party.

2 days ago


 Lara and Razlyn Flavin, 1, sport pink mustaches in support of ride-sharing company Lyft today.

Peduto, Fitzgerald and Fontana urge the PUC to reverse course on ride sharing

Both Lyft and Uber continue to operate in the Pittsburgh area despite a July 1 cease-and-desist order from an administrative law judge.

2 days ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett arrives for today's news conference in Harrisburg.

State budget creates schism

The governor’s office said the state’s official revenue estimate is $60 million less than the budget projection that cleared the House.

2 days ago


14,000 draft notices sent to Pennsylvania men born in 1800s

The agency realized the error when it began receiving calls from bewildered relatives last week.

2 days ago


Minor parties win right to challenge Pa. election code

Third-party candidates are required to bear administrative and legislative costs if petitions are successfully called into question.

3 days ago


Matt Sandusky tells Oprah Winfrey about alleged abuse by Jerry Sandusky

In the interview, set to air at 9 p.m. July 17 on OWN, Sandusky is expected to give a personal account of the abuse he says he suffered.

3 days ago


State Supreme Court to review beating case

The defendant, Stevenson Rose, was originally found guilty of aggravated assault for the July 13, 1993, beating of Mary Mitchell.

4 days ago


 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.

Corbett care plan cuts aid for disabled

Many people with disabilities would be forced to pay higher health insurance rates in the commercial marketplace.

4 days ago


Suit: Penn State blocked fair election

Jess Stairs filed a notice Tuesday in Centre County that he intends to sue Penn State, along with trustees Keith Masser and Betsy Huber.

4 days ago


Uber seeks emergency status permit to keep ride-sharing services in drive

The state PUC will make the call on whether an emergency exists, but the plea picked up support on Monday from state Rep. Erin Molchany.

5 days ago


Pensions, social services driving costs of proposed Pa. budget

A closer look at Pennsylvania‘‍s proposed state budget, which await’‍s Gov. Tom Corbett‘‍s signature.

5 days ago


 A BNSF Railway train hauls crude oil near Wolf Point, Mont.

Pennsylvania refuses to release route info on oil trains

Although at least six states have made the information public, Pennsylvania will not.

6 days ago


 Chairman's Selection wines are displayed at the state liquor store in Pittsburgh.

Review finds Pa. prices for alcohol competitive with surrounding states

A Post-Gazette comparison of PLCB products and those sold by stores in neighboring states found many comparable prices.

1 week ago


Proposed budget has few increases for education in Pennsylvania

Despite slight increases in targeted funding, the pending state education budget mostly holds funding flat.

1 week ago


Severe storms leave thousands without power in parts of Pennsylvania

PPL Electric Utilities reports about 4,800 of its customers have lost power, widely scattered throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania.

1 week ago


Business as usual despite no signed Pa. budget

All state services are continuing as normal while Gov. Tom Corbett reviews the budget passed by the Legislature on Monday.

1 week ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett holds a news conference in his chambers addressing the budget spending plan for the new fiscal year.

Governor reiterates call for pension legislation; budget signing on hold

Gov. Tom Corbett said his office continues to review the $29.1 billion state budget approved by legislators late Monday.

1 week ago


 Sylvia Ujwary of Oakland orders from the India On Wheels food truck in Oakland. The safety of food trucks has become a concern after a truck's propane tank exploded in Philadelphia, injuring 14 people.

Food truck explosions raise concerns about safety rules

A dozen people were injured Tuesday when a pro­pane tank exploded in a li­censed food truck parked in Phil­a­del­phia, creating a fireball.

1 week ago


 The Hobby Lobby store on Steubenville Pike in Robinson Twp.

Hobby Lobby ruling's effect unclear on Pennsylvania cases

Cases involving Catholic dioceses and Geneva College involve different rules, different facts and different claims.

1 week ago


Pension jockeying stalls Pennsylvania budget

State Rep. Gene DiGirolamo, one of the House’s more liberal Republicans, says the plan had not been properly vetted.

1 week ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett refused to sign the state budget before the fiscal year ended at midnight because "it does not address all the difficult choices that still need to be made.”

Governor refuses to sign state budget

The GOP governor cited the failure of legislators to deliver measures reshaping the pension system for state and public school workers.

1 week ago


 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett

Down to the wire: State lawmakers take up budget again as deadline looms

Floor votes are expected to advance the $29.1 billion spending plan today, the last day of the fiscal year.

1 week ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett at a Capitol news conference Friday.

Gov. Corbett on transportation funding, same-sex marriage, voter ID, medical marijuana and more

In a wide-ranging interview, Gov. Corbett defends his record and focuses on re-election bid against Wolf.

2 weeks ago


Legislators scramble to beat budget deadline

The June 30 state budget deadline ticked closer Friday without a clear end in sight.

2 weeks ago


PA scores poorly on AARP’s list for elderly, disabled care

The state was ranked 42nd overall in the new study on long-term services and supports for older people.

2 weeks ago


 The Law and Justice Committee voted Friday for a bill that would allow marijuana to be grown, processed and dispensed, with oversight by a state Board of Medical Cannabis Licensing.

Medical marijuana bill gets unanimous approval in Pennsylvania Senate committee

Sen. Daylin Leach, says he thinks there are about 45 votes in the Senate, enough to override a promised veto from Gov. Tom Corbett.

2 weeks ago


 The front porch of the Whistlestop Bed & Breakfast in Leetsdale. Sponsored by Rep. Scott Petri, R-Bucks County, HB 244 would allow Pennsylvania bed-and-breakfast owners to give one bottle of wine produced by a licensed, limited Pennsylvania winery.

Legislation would allow bed and breakfasts to give complimentary beverages

HB 244 would allow Pennsylvania bed-and-breakfast owners to give one bottle of wine produced by a licensed, limited Pennsylvania winery.

2 weeks ago


Suburban Philly school board approves revised policy on school newspaper's use of 'Redskins'

The newspaper staff voted in October to ban use of “Redskins,” calling it a racial slur.

2 weeks ago


Pa. Senate panel OKs bill limiting payroll deductions

The controversial bill, advocated by Republicans, passed the Senate state government committee on a party-line vote.

2 weeks ago


 Eugene Cobbs

U.S. marshals get their man in Mexico — for a second time

Fugitive Pennsylvania cocaine dealer Eugene Cobbs, is in custody after Mexican authorities tracked him down.

2 weeks ago


 A car sporting the Lyft mustache on its grill is seen on Commonwealth in Downtown.

PUC prepares for showdown with Lyft, Uber

A judge will hear testimony in Pittsburgh today to determine whether to issue cease-and-desist orders against Lyft and Uber.

2 weeks ago


Pa. House passes state budget on to Senate

The passed a $29.1 billion budget on to the Senate Wednesday evening, though the proposal is expected to be altered before being finalized.

2 weeks ago


 Sources tell the Post-Gazette that state officials have brokered an updated agreement between warring health giants UPMC and Highmark Health.

UPMC, Highmark clarify agreement

It includes provisions for emergency and cancer care, and continued access for Highmark’‍s commercial customers to some UPMC doctors.

2 weeks ago


 United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer speaks Tuesday during a news conference at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia.

Pastor defrocked over gay wedding is reinstated

Methodist panel overturns decision to defrock pastor who presided over gay son's wedding.

2 weeks ago


Pa. rail-line safety legislation still in Senate limbo

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., has urged his colleagues to pass the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development bill.

2 weeks ago


'Rise of the Rest' tour puts spotlight on Pittsburgh region's startups

A four-city bus tour to highlight Midwestern-region startups will make its way to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, led by AOL co-founder Steve Case.

2 weeks ago


 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, left, and Special Deputy Attorney Genera H. Geoffery Moulton Jr. talk about the report.

Politics had no role in Sandusky inquiry

But the findings do fault investigators for not searching Sandusky's home earlier and for not taking other steps until later in the case.

2 weeks ago


Ex-Nazi guard lived quiet life

Johann Breyer's neighbor said he seemed "ordinary."

2 weeks ago


 Municipal and law enforcement officials in the state say it's time to arm local officers with radar to catch speeding motorists. They say radar is much more effective than other speed-detection methods and would lead to safer driving.

Police across Pennsylvania make case for using radar guns at the local level

State lawmakers discuss whether municipal police forces should be equipped with radar to track speeders.

2 weeks ago


 A view from Riverview Park where the Davis Avenue Bridge used to be located.

Pittsburgh to spend $120 million on capital projects

While the city has been in financial distress, very little has been spent on crumbling roads, bridges and buildings.

2 weeks ago


Pennsylvania's $1 billion budget deficit could lead Corbett toward gas drilling severance tax

The Republican governor also will not consider new or higher taxes until costs for the pensions of future school and state workers fall.

3 weeks ago


 The Rev.  Billy Graham in March 1950, well on his way by then.

65 years ago, Altoona was Billy Graham's crucible

Before most people had ever heard of him, Rev. Graham's evangelistic career was nearly buried in the Central Pennsylvania railroad hub.

3 weeks ago


Kane to reveal results of review of Sandusky investigation

On Monday, the attorney general’‍s office will issue its internal review of the pace of the state’‍s investigation into the Jerry Sandusky

3 weeks ago


Judge who lost election nominated for spot on Common Pleas Court

Bill Ward, who served on the bench from June 2012 until January, must again be confirmed by the state Senate.

3 weeks ago


 Lyft's cars are known for their pink mustaches.

Pennsylvania House insurance committee to hold ride-sharing hearing

A separate hearing in Pittsburgh will determine whether the PUC's request for a cease-and-desist order against Lyft and Uber will proceed.

3 weeks ago


State moving ahead with Healthy PA private coverage option

The administration will announce that 9 insurers have been approved as part of the plan's private coverage option pending federal approval.

3 weeks ago



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