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Former Nazi guard dies a day before extradition

A federal judge approved his extradition Wednesday, according to court records.

about 4 hours ago


 Farm hands pick carrots at the Kretschmann Family Organic Farm in Rochester.

Gas facility plan divides New Sewickley residents

Cardinal Midstream Inc. has applied for a permit for a proposed 12-acre compressor station site about 2,000 feet from the Kretschmann farm.

about 4 hours ago


Gaza war prematurely ends trip for Penn State students

Penn State University ordered the evacuation of 19 students in the country for an archaeological dig.

about 5 hours ago


 Pennsylvania Turnpike CEO Mark Compton, from left, PennDOT secretary Barry Schoch and state police Lt. Edward Murphy at a roadside news conference today in Middletown.

Pennsylvania testing 70-mph limit on parts of two interstates

Going 70 mph will get you there faster but not necessarily safely, two experts warn.

about 5 hours ago


 A Lyft car makes a turn earlier this month.

PUC advised to approve Lyft, Uber

The PUC will consider whether to allow the ride-sharing companies to operate locally. Meanwhile, “e-hailing” app Hailo is eyeing Pittsburgh.

about 5 hours ago


 This undated file image shows the main gate of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz I, Poland. German prosecutors had hoped to try Johann "Hans" Breyer on charges of aiding in the murder of more than 200,000 Jews at the Auschwitz death camp. Breyer died late Tuesday.

Suspected Nazi death-camp guard dies in Philadelphia

Johann Breyer, who was arrested last month at his home, had said he was forced to work as a guard at Auschwitz.

about 13 hours ago


Pa. lottery sales expanded to record $3.8 billion

Sales in fiscal year 2013-14 were $99.9 million more than in the previous year, the lottery said.

1 day ago


 The new Goodwill Southwest Pennsylvania in Heidelberg.

Amid Goodwill’s probe of possible data theft, local branch said no evidence of breach

Local Goodwill stores believe they were not hit by a security breach that may involve credit card data theft at franchise stores elsewhere.

1 day ago


 Don Kretschmann, owner of Kretschmann Family Organic Farm, cleans carrots at his farm in Rochester, Beaver County.

Beaver County farmer says Marcellus compressor threatens farm's future

A Community Supported Agriculture organic farm operation will fight at a hearing tonight against a permit for a compressor station nearby.

1 day ago


2 courts, 2 vastly different opinions about Affordable Care Act

This debate surrounding the ACA calls into question the legality of financial assistance enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.

1 day ago


Wolf takes shots at Corbett over Pa. credit downgrade

Tom Wolf, the Democratic nominee for governor, called the downgrade a “verdict on the lack of management and leadership in Pennsylvania.”

1 day ago


 Jay Paterno and Bill Kenney were not retained as assistant coaches by Penn State coach Bill O’Brien in January 2012.

Jay Paterno, Bill Kenney sue Penn State for 'improper termination'

In the complaint, they claim the university damaged their reputation through press releases.

1 day ago


 Drilling-related water impacts

DEP: Oil and gas operations damaged water supplies 209 times since end of ’07

The DEP will mark the first time it has released an official accounting of drilling-related pollution and diminution cases on its website.

2 days ago


Agency reduces Pennsylvania’s debt rating

Moody‘‍s Investors Service cited pensions and one-time revenue sources for cutting the state’‍s bond rating to Aa3 from Aa2.

2 days ago


 The home of Mary Rader and her parents Dennis and Deanna Beighley in Greenville, Mercer County. Detectives say a 7-year-old boy was nearly starved inside this Mercer County house.

Police say 8-year-old boy from Mercer County was 'a couple of weeks from death'

The child somehow escaped from his Greenville home June 6 and ran into the street where he met a woman walking her dog, police say.

3 days ago


 Adult emerald ash borer.

Emerald ash borer: Small pest, big potential problems

Part of the problem is that some people don't know their trees are dying.

4 days ago


San Francisco billionaire to spend money in Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign

Tom Steyer and his Super PAC, NextGen Climate, are making big moves in Pennsylvania this year.

5 days ago


Greg Zappala, others file lawsuit against "Kids-for-Cash" perpetrators

The complaint alleged racketeering, unjust enrichment and other torts, claiming millions of dollars in damages.

5 days ago


 Chloe Kondrich, 11, plays with her brother Nolan, 15, in their family’s living room as their father, Kurt, watches.

New Down syndrome law ensures moms-to-be greater access to available help

New state law will require health care providers to give information and support to women given prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

5 days ago


 Donald Yahnert clears his clogged trimmer as he cuts underbrush at the overgrown cemetery at the former Dixmont State Hospital in Kilbuck today.

State says cemeteries won’t be neglected again

Ordered to the site by department officials in Harrisburg, the  crew normally works at Torrance State Hospital in Westmoreland County.

6 days ago


 Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Thursday.

Jerry Sandusky's adopted son discusses alleged sexual abuse, bedtime 'ritual'

Oprah Winfrey interviewed Matthew Sandusky on her television show about what it was like growing up with his father.

6 days ago


 The official state Capitol portrait of former House Speaker Bill DeWeese.

Portraits of convicted Pennsylvania lawmakers receive an asterisk

Visitors to the state Capitol now will see a plaque attached to the portraits of those sentenced to prison.

1 week ago


State’s corrections work seen as example for the nation

Pennsylvania’s secretary of corrections is becoming a regular on Capitol Hill as lawmakers try to shape federal prison reform policy.

1 week ago


PUC enforcers oppose Uber's emergency application

Ride-share companies Uber and Lyft have applications pending before the PUC to start experimental transportation services in Pennsylvania.

1 week ago


Highway fund may run out of money by fall

The White House proposes spending $302 billion on transportation over four years.

1 week ago


 Divers from Murrysville Rescue 1's dive team head to shore this morning after searching the Allegheny River for the body of a man thrown from a jet ski Sunday.

Allegheny River jet ski accident shines light on dangers of recreational vehicles

Water scooters are second among common vessel types involved in reported boat accidents nationally, the U.S. Coast Guard reported in 2013.

1 week ago


 The House Republican pension bill, which Gov. Tom Corbett, also a Republican, supports and has urged legislators to pass, would provide school budgets with little near-term property tax relief.

Corbett: Pension overhaul targets property tax issue

Current benefit costs put a strain on many school districts' budgets.

1 week ago


Plan helps doctors check painkiller use

State officials work with doctors to establish guidelines for painkiller prescriptions.

1 week ago


 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.

1 week ago


Penn State OKs $2M upgrade to football building

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

1 week 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 week 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 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago



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