State judicial board says Kane held back justice’s offensive email

The emails are related to the case of state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin.

about 3 hours ago

State System board allows pricing experiments at four more universities

Gov. Tom Wolf objects to the additional pilot programs, saying Pennsylvania students could be priced out of the higher education market.

1 day ago

 Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Butler

House leadership fight will strengthen GOP caucus, local congressmen say

Pennsylvania Republicans Keith Rothfus and Mike Kelly say the House GOP caucus is strong and functional despite leadership turmoil.

about 2 hours ago

New head of gaming board is former U.S. attorney

Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday appointed former U.S. Attorney David Barasch as chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

1 day ago

Pa.'s state-owned universities ponder price flexibility plans; get warning about higher costs

The pricing programs would affect California University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Mansfield and Shippensburg universities.

1 day ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf's tax proposal is being debated today in the state House of Representatives at the state Capitol in the first-term Democrat's effort to break Pennsylvania's 3-month-old budget impasse.

Pa. House rejects Gov. Wolf's proposal to raise taxes on personal income, gas drilling

Nine Democrats join their Republican counterparts in disapproving of yet another failed budget plan.

2 days ago

 The auditor general said he found scant evidence of work by former special adviser on higher education Ron Tomalis.

State audit finds special adviser on higher education 'did little work'

Eugene DePasquale blasts the Department of Education for lack of oversight on advisers and help for academically struggling districts.

3 days ago

UPMC, Highmark collide in Supreme Court

The health giants contested language in a consent decree about how Highmark’s Medicare Advantage members should be covered.

3 days ago

State-owned universities might get cash advances if budget impasse endures

The money would come from the State System of Higher Education's investment portfolio.

3 days ago

Pioneering DNA database helping suburban Philadelphia police link, solve crimes

Bucks County officials said today it’s the first county in the nation with multiple police departments to create such a database.

2 days ago

Caterpillar that's new to Pennsylvania causing skin rashes

Many cases of the skin rash have been reported in State College and other parts of central Pennsylvania.

2 days ago

Highlights of Gov. Wolf's revised tax agenda

Highlights of Gov. Tom Wolf’s newly revised tax agenda and how it is different from the original plan he proposed in March.

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 The 3-D technology was approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration in February 2011, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC began using it in September of that year.

3-D mammograms now covered by insurance in Pa.

Pennsylvania women can get 3-D mammograms after Gov. Wolf administration announces insurance must pay for them.

4 days ago

Five-member ICA board now has 3 vacancies

Mayor Bill Peduto, who has been feuding with the oversight authority, questions whether the board now has enough members for a quorum.

3 days ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf has been scrambling to line up support for what could be a key test vote in the state House on Wednesday.

Wolf still working to get votes for his budget proposals

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office on Tuesday unveiled a revised version of his tax proposal.

3 days ago

Suspect in Philadelphia killing arrested in Braddock

Police say Dominic Rountree shot his brother repeatedly following a verbal spat.

3 days ago

U.S. Supreme Court: Jim Thorpe’s body to remain in town that bears his name

The justices refused to hear an appeal by Thorpe’s surviving sons in their effort to move his remains to Indian tribal lands in Oklahoma.

4 days ago

 Vitalya "Tally" Sepot, a Penn State sophomore from Branford, Conn., was killed in a one-car accident Sept. 27 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester County.

Penn State THON organizers to review 'canning' safety in wake of crash that killed student

Vitalya Sepot, 19, of Branford, Conn., was killed when the vehicle she was in crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Sept. 27.

3 days ago

 Police stand outside of the Community College of Philadelphia today while police searched the school after a report of a person with a gun.

Philadelphia college searched after report of armed person

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey told reporters that there were no reports of shooting or injuries.

3 days ago

Pennsylvania's new online voter registration draws thousands

More than 20,000 were new registrants and the rest were people who changed the information on their registration.

3 days ago

 Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis was named by Mr. Corbett as his special adviser in June 2013.

State audits: Education Dept. failed to monitor special adviser under Corbett

The state audit report says the Department of Education "failed to monitor its special adviser (Tomalis)" to then-Gov. Tom Corbett.

3 days ago

 “In recent years, certain products have become very popular among aficionados, enthusiasts and collectors," says Tim Holden, chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, as the board prepares for a lottery for Buffalo Trace Distillery's Experimental Collection on Oct. 13.

Will Pennsylvania's liquor lottery be a win for customers?

Following a website crash last year, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is using a lottery this year to sell sought-after spirits.

5 days ago

 Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson speaks during a forum, in Manchester, N.H.

Poll shows Trump, Carson ahead among Pennsylvania Republicans

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Caron and businessman/reality-TV-star Donald Trump each got 18 percent registered Republicans in the poll.

4 days ago

 Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said he will announce an audit of anti-abortion organization Real Alternatives this month.

Anti-abortion nonprofit facing state audit

The state auditor plans to take a closer look at Real Alternatives, which oversees nonprofits that hope to persuade women against abortion.

5 days ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf speaks to reporters in August in Norristown, Pa.

Wolf reiterates need for tax increase to balance budget

The governor is expected to unveil a revised proposal on Tuesday and Republican leaders say the House will take a vote on Wednesday.

4 days ago

ICA asks state Supreme Court to step into its gaming revenue fight with Pittsburgh

The Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority says it is a state agency and should not be judged by “an inferior judicial tribunal.”

4 days ago

 J. Whyatt “Jerry” Mondesire.

Philadelphia civil rights leader, journalist Jerry Mondesire dies at 65

Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt “Jerry” Mondesire, publisher of the Philadelphia Sunday Sun, died Sunday at the age of 65.

4 days ago

 Jessica Lynn Riffey, 34, is accused of repeatedly injecting her 14-year-old daughter and another teen with heroin.

Woman accused of injecting 14-year-old daughter with heroin

Jessica Lynn Riffey was charged with corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of children and drug delivery.

4 days ago

 The state fiscal year began July 1 without a budget after Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a Republican-crafted $30.2 billion budget passed by the state House and Senate.

Nonprofits say they may soon reach crisis point due to state budget impasse

State budget stalemate has nonprofits that provide human services scrambling for funds and ways to keep their doors open to those in need.

4 days ago

Today is voter registration deadline

State officials are reminding residents they can register online for the first time.

4 days ago

Phila. woman gets 40 years to life in school abduction, sex assault

Prosecutors said 22-year-old Christina Regusters donned a Muslim dress and veil to impersonate the girl’s mother.

4 days ago

 Pennsylvania is one of more than a half-dozen states that fund abortion-alternative programs with tax dollars.

State funds designated for groups that oppose abortion

A mix of state and federal funds is earmarked for organizations that oppose abortion and pledge not to recommend artificial birth control.

6 days ago

 In eight years, only one of at least 120 line-of-duty shootings by a Pennsylvania state trooper has been ruled “improper.”

When state police shoot, it’s almost always ruled ‘justified’

Policing the use of force by their own troopers, the Pennsylvania State Police routinely come out of shooting inquiries without fault.

6 days ago

 Montgomery County prosecutors have charged Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane with perjury, obstruction and other counts.

Kane reverses timeline on porn emails

A state courts spokesman said today that it had hired a Pittsburgh law firm to look into the matter.

1 week ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf this week vetoed a temporary stopgap budget Republicans had sent him that would have covered four months of state spending.

Wolf calls for hiring freeze, travel ban because of Pennsylvania budget impasse

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has imposed cost-saving measures in light of a budget impasse that is now in its fourth month.

1 week ago

 Cal McConnell, co-owner of McConnell's Farm in Independence, Beaver County, picks apples Sept. 16. The 200-acre farm has been run by the McConnell family since 1787.

Harvest of history: State's Century Farms a cornucopia of land, labor and legacy

Only 3 percent of the state’s 63,000 family farms qualify for the designation of Century Farm or Bicentennial Farm.

1 week ago

Two arrested in 1984 rape, killing of Philadelphia-area girl

Barbara Rowan’s parents reported her missing Aug. 2, 1984. Two weeks later, her body was found along a road near her home.

1 week ago

Bicentennial Farm offers corn maze challenge

Family patriarch Robert Hays built Gearhard Farms in Murrysville eight generations ago.

1 week ago

 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane

Attorney General Kane: Sitting state justice sent, received 'racial, misogynistic pornography' on state computers

The attorney general said emails linked to the justice -- named by her staff as J. Michael Eakin -- have been given to judicial authorities.

1 week ago

 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane speaks Aug. 12 at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

Another perjury charge for Kane

The new perjury count stems from Kane’s claim she never signed a secrecy oath preventing her from releasing information from past cases.

1 week ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf 's office has imposed a hiring freeze with the excpetion of positions that provide "direct care to patients" and those that are directly engaged in law enforcement, public safety and corrections” and revenue collections and revenue-generating positions.

Governor's office imposes hiring freeze, travel ban

Included among the exemptions are positions that provide “direct care to patients” and revenue-generating positions.

1 week ago

 Diana Rubens

Report: VA official created vacancy she filled herself

Inspector general's report alleges that Philly VA director Diana Rubens improperly used her position for personal and financial gain.

1 week ago

PennDOT accepting unsolicited proposals for state transportation-related projects

PennDOT has released a statement saying that it will begin accepting proposals for various PennDOT-owned projects and infrastructure

1 week ago

 Two bald eagles with their eaglet at Raystown Lake near Huntingdon, Huntingdon County. The Pa. Board of Game Commissioners increased the penalties for killing a bald or golden eagle.

Stricter penalties approved for violence against eagles

On Tuesday, the State Board of Game Commissioners approved more expensive replacement costs for people responsible for killing of eagles.

1 week ago

 House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, left, and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Centre, said they would not stand in the way of Mr. Wolf persuading their members to support his proposals.

Legislators will vote on Wolf’s tax package

The House and Senate Republican leaders say they don’t think the proposed legislation has the necessary votes to succeed.

1 week ago

 Irwin Scott, who served as a Marine during the Vietnam era, speaks with Kayla Berkey in Larimer. Mr. Scott was signing up for expanded Medicaid programs in the state and is hoping to get dental coverage.

Nonprofits come to veterans’ aid to bolster health care in Pennsylvania

Nonprofits are using the Medicaid expansion to enroll uninsured veterans in health coverage, hoping to prevent medical debts and poverty.

1 week ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf said Pennsylvania needs a comprehensive approach to the state budget that boosts aid to public schools and closes a long-term budget deficit for good.

Wolf to appeal to rank-and-file GOP lawmakers on budget plan

The Democrat told KQV-AM radio in Pittsburgh that he will try to win over “good Republican legislators” tired of the budget stalemate.

1 week ago

 While measurement of alcohol impairment is clearly established, there is no similar standard for what constitutes impairment from marijuana.

Report raises concerns about driving while on drugs

With debate intensifying over whether marijuana use increases the risk of vehicle crashes, better data is needed, the author said.

1 week ago

 Andrew Place

Former EQT exec confirmed as new Pa. PUC commissioner

Greene County resident Andrew Place, who also worked with Center for Sustainable Shale Development,  is to be sworn in tomorrow.

1 week ago

‘Surprise’ medical billing catches Pa. insurance commissioner’s eye

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller will hold a public hearing in Harrisburg on what the department terms “surprise” balance billing.

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