Memorial Day weekend temperatures will be much cooler than last year.
Jim Smith and a friend will retrace the 19-day trek Pittsburgh native Peter Guibert made to mark the battle's 50th anniversary in 1913.
A state judge removed five plaintiffs from the challenge of Pennsylvania's voter identification law Friday but allowed the suit to go on.
The state Department of Corrections may eliminate more than 180 mental health jobs in state prisons by outsourcing work to private firms.
With a final permit in hand, the project will begin five years of construction this summer.
After a video clip of an interview surfaces on the Internet, the governor's office issued a lengthy news release defending his comments.
Jack McVay now will face Republican judicial candidate Vic Stabile, of Cumberland County, in the general election.
Democrat Dan Miller of Mt. Lebanon will take over the seat vacated by Matt Smith, who was elected to the state Senate.
Democratic voters in financially troubled Harrisburg chose bookstore owner Eric Papenfuse over Mayor Linda Thompson.
The spokesman for Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says layoffs were needed because of budget cuts.
The latest bill from Penn State shows the costs connected to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal topping $44.4 million.
The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare questions a report on Medicaid expansion from the state's Independent Fiscal Office.
A federal judge said she'll decide in the next couple weeks whether to dismiss a lawsuit against the NCAA over penalties against Penn State.
Gov. Tom Corbett is recommending changes to a set of education regulations that have been criticized by both parties.
Former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin was found guilty on public corruption charges and sentenced earlier this month.
If history is the judge, it will be quite a while, if ever, before the standard for drunk driving drops from .08 to .05 in blood alcohol.
Across the state and in the region, a bad bridge situation has gotten better in recent years.
Mayor Linda Thompson's biggest enemies in a battle against three Democratic challengers may just be her sharp tongue and quick temper.
A new set of educational standards based on Common Core has run into late-in-the-game opposition along unusual political lines.
The companies represent varied investors and bring a level of speculation typically found on Wall Street to the farmlands.
The jobless rate in Pennsylvania is the lowest since March 2012 but remains slightly higher than the national rate of 7.5 percent.
Nearly 500 mourners gathered for the funeral Thursday of former Pennsylvania Gov. George Leader.
Gov. Tom Corbett announced that he will nominate William Harner, superintendent of the Cumberland Valley School District.
Pennsylvania wants to keep its PA Fair Care program in place, but the federal government wants to see changes.
The Jordan Miles case had been assigned to Chief Judge Gary L. Lancaster, who died last month.
Some of the 14 state-owned universities are under pressure to end campus-wide firearms bans.
Artist Michael Pilato has added the likeness of Kyle Chase Johnson, who died in the Pittsburgh Half Marathon, to his mural in State College.
A Senate panel heard testimony Tuesday from representatives of the various retailers selling alcohol in Pennsylvania.
A judge makes a technical adjustment to Orie Melvin's sentence, leaving it at three years' house arrest.
State Sen. Mike Brubaker, R-Lancaster, plans to rewrite his proposal, which would restrict photography on farms.
As part of his proposed state budget, Gov. Tom Corbett seeks to replace the state liquor stores with private sales.
The National Transportation Safety Board voted 5-0, which is not binding, in suggesting that states lower the limit of legal intoxication.
Interstate 81 has been reopened following days of closures due to a fiery truck crash.
Both opponents of abortion and advocates for choice agreed that the Gosnell case is indicative of a problem.
Kermit Gosnell will face the jury again in the death-penalty phase of his trial, set to begin next Tuesday.
Less information could be available to the public about private contractors doing government work.
A jury found Kermit Gosnell guilty of murder in the deaths of three babies born alive but acquitted in the death of a fourth baby.
The jury weighing a multitude of charges against abortion Dr. Kermit Gosnell entered its ninth day of deliberations.
Schuylkill County emergency dispatch supervisor Bill Lindenmuth says the fire broke out around 11:55 p.m. Sunday at a home in Pottsville.
Penn State doesn't agree with how an annual survey of university presidents' pay is done.
Known as "ghost signs," old ads on buildings have become a subject of fascination in urban landscapes large and small.
A Philadelphia jury is breaking for the weekend amid deliberations in the capital murder case of an abortion provider.
The DA's office Friday charged John P. Geary, 41, of Oakhurst Avenue in North Versailles.
The board of governors urged Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities schools to allow the matter to be examined by a task force.
Pennsylvania Democrats say Gov. Tom Corbett's administration is dragging its feet in making a decision.
Ron Tomalis ran one of the biggest departments in the state government.
The suspect, Kevin Cleeves, 36, is charged with killing three people, two of whom were longtime North Hills residents.
Judge Lester Nauhaus sentenced the former Supreme Court justice to house arrest and ordered her to apologize to 500 Pennsylvania judges.
Police have not identified the suspect or the victim, who was shot Friday about 10:20 a.m. near McKinley Elementary School.
A study released this week says colleges' pricing and aid policies are endangering the advancement of low-income and working-class students.
UPMC sees gains while responding to 'the new normal' of falling reimbursements and growing competition.
Pending Senate legislation would drive up a whole host of motorist fees, including those for novelty plates.
Former Gov. George M. Leader, who headed Pennsylvania's government from 1955 to 1959, died Thursday.
The shootings occurred in Franklin County, but two of the three victims were from the North Hills.
A section of Interstate 81 near Harrisburg is expected to remain closed in both directions for the next several days.
George M. Leader, who rose from his parents' chicken farm to become Pennsylvania's governor in 1955, died Thursday.
The fire was reported about 6:15 a.m. Thursday on an overpass carrying Route 22/322 over the northbound lanes of the interstate.
Pennsylvania's highest court hears arguments in a case that could personally affect the justices.
Legal experts agree that a judge's order requiring the former Supreme Court justice to apologize to colleagues will cause her humiliation.
Convicted murderer Russell Shoatz claims he has been kept in solitary confinement for 21 years despite good conduct.
An undisclosed deal is reached between a former subcontractor and laid-off Indonesian workers for severance pay involving a factory closure.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday approved new maps for the state's 203 House and 50 Senate seats.
A group of state lawmakers introduced measures Tuesday to ban discrimination statewide for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Zachi Telesha of Allentown succumbed to a five-year struggle with bone cancer.
It remains unclear whether broad changes can be made to the retirement systems for Pennsylvania state and public school employees.
Former state Supreme Court justice Joan Orie Melvin was sentenced to house arrest and probation after her conviction for public corruption.
A Senate panel has approved a spending plan for roads, bridges, transit and other transportation modes.
The city is the first municipality to be charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with making misleading statements.
Prosecutors seek incarceration for Ms. Orie Melvin and her sister, convicted in February of misusing state-paid employees.
The jury deliberating the case of a Philadelphia abortion provider reviewed definitions of murder and manslaughter but still has no verdict.
The state's beekeepers probably have lost more than half of their colonies over the winter, and that could affect crop production.
Should food stamp applicants be required to show a bank statement and pass an asset test to receive benefits in Pa.?
One Tank Destination: Founded by Protestants from Moravia and Bohemia, this Lancaster County spot was named "Coolest Small Town in America."
Should boys be allowed to continue to play on girls high school sports teams in Pennsylvania?
The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare said in an April 24 letter released today it had revoked the facility's license.
The three Penn State alumni elected to the board of trustees show that many alumni are not happy with the board.
Gov. Tom Corbett has nominated the state's acting secretary of the Department of Public Welfare to serve as the agency's secretary.
The National Park Service aims to help children born after Sept. 11, 2001, understand what happened at the 2,200-acre memorial site.
Bishop Joseph McFadden, who led the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg for the past three years, died Thursday after feeling ill.
The teenage daughter of a woman who secretly left her family 11 years ago says she's angry and doesn't want to have a relationship with
The resignation of suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin became effective Wednesday.
State Sen. Mike Brubaker has proposed making it a crime to take photographs or videos on a farm without permission.
More than 100 workers from the Department of Labor and Industry, and up to 70 from the auditor general's office may be furloughed.
Lower consumer spending and lower sales tax receipts mean lower-than-hoped-for revenues for Pennsylvania coffers.
The affected workers will be spread out geographically across the Commonwealth and begin May 24.
Beverly Mackereth has extensive human services experience.
The effort to privatize the state's liquor sales landed Tuesday in a committee hearing room full of skeptical witnesses.
Stevenson Rose is convicted of beating a woman that year; when she died 14 years later, homicide sentencing rules had changed.
He joined the governors of Maine and Wisconsin to tell business leaders in D.C. on Monday that the Affordable Care Act is destined to fail.
The judge hearing a challenge to Pennsylvania's voter ID law has ordered the state to turn over information from its databases.
A Philadelphia jury today begins considering the fate of West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell.
Pennsylvania voters disapprove of the first-term Republican's job performance 47-38 percent, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll.
Plans for the 150th anniversary of the famous battle include heightened security.
The Capitol Hunger Garden provides produce for the needy and puts the issue of hunger directly in front of legislators.
The commonwealth intends to catch up to other states that have developed strategic plans surrounding Alzheimer's disease.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has quietly assembled an elite team of veteran prosecutors to investigate public corruption.
Gonzalez, 37, of Reading is in the Berks County Prison system. Set for release May 28, he's ready to start a new story.
Pennsylvania voters overwhelmingly support the extension of background checks for gun purchases at arms shows or online.
Mark Compton, who took over shortly before public corruption charges were announced in March, says a widespread review is underway.
State officials sided with the Post-Gazette, which requested a statewide roster of certified police officers in February.