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Corbett and Wolf to meet in first debate of governor's race Monday

Democratic challenger Wolf will not be under pressure to do much more than avoid any major mistakes. For Mr. Corbett, the stakes are higher.

about 6 hours ago


 Ron Tomalis

Tomalis spent time in NYC advising private equity investors

During nearly 15 months, officials at some of the state’s key institutions say they never shared a moment of Ron Tomalis’ time.

about 6 hours ago


 A fire and spill in March 2010 at an Atlas Resources well site in Washington County sent a large plume of smoke into the air.

Pa. system for tracking compliance at Marcellus Shale well sites in disrepair

The Post-Gazette analyzed every paper record for every Marcellus well incident that resulted in fines through June 1, 2014.

about 6 hours ago


 Post-Gazette publisher and editor-in-chief  John Robinson Block tries the newly installed Washington Press, now on display at the newspaper's facility in Clinton

Vintage press restored on display at PG's new facility

Prolific, powerful and portable, the vintage press is as a reminder of how technology advanced democracy.

about 6 hours ago


 The pressmen pose for a portrait on the first night on the new presses Sunday, Sept. 8, in Clinton.

Post-Gazette operations unified at a single plant

The new presses weigh more than 600 tons and are supported on a concrete pad that is four feet thick.

about 6 hours ago


 The Post-Gazette's new facility in Clinton houses all of the newspaper's operations except editorial.

A new -- and renewed -- commitment to journalism in Pittsburgh

A letter to our readers from David M. Shribman and John Robinson Block.

about 6 hours ago


 A 1955 drawing shows John Scull and Joseph Hall putting out the first edition of The Pittsburgh Gazette in 1786.

A distinguished history of journalism here since 1786

Now, 228 years later, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is being published at a state-of-the-art printing facility in Clinton.

about 6 hours ago


 A video display at a convenience store shows a wanted poster of Eric Frein, a 31-year-old from Canadensis, Pa., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Philadelphia. Frein is charged with killing Pa. State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass in a late-night ambush Sept. 12 outside the Blooming Grove state police barracks. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Pennsylvania armed officers comb ambush suspect's woods

Armed officers scatter into wooded neighborhood of suspect in deadly ambush on state troopers.

about 17 hours ago


Annual report gives state’s roads a bumpy grade in performance

Pennsylvania’s ranking marks a steady slide toward the bottom, dragged down by decrepit bridges, narrow rural roads, deaths and traffic.

1 day ago


 A video display at a convenience store shows a wanted poster of Eric Frein, a 31-year-old from Canadensis, Pa., on Friday in Philadelphia.

Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days

Authorities are taking extreme precaution as they continue the search for the suspect in the fatal state police barracks ambush.

about 9 hours ago


Politicos eye broader effect of anti-Corbett vote

Voters against Gov. Tom Corbett could impact other GOP races.

about 17 hours ago


W. Pa. owner of tax collection business charged

Tax collector charged with stealing more than $65,000 from the Somerset area school district.

about 14 hours ago


Penn State trustees defer Sandusky report debate

The Penn State Board of Trustees is postponing debate on the Freeh Report until later this fall.

about 19 hours ago


Pennsylvania State Police ask travelers to avoid manhunt area in trooper killing

Trooper Connie Devens said residents in Price and Barrett in Monroe County should stay inside.

1 day ago


Ex-chief investment officer cleared

The former chief investment officer of the State Employees’ Retirement System can “move on” now that a probe into his tenure is over.

2 days ago


 Tiffany Dickson embraces her 7-year-old son Bryon, in front of the casket of her husband, Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson, Thursday at Dunmore Cemetery in Dunmore in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Hunt for suspect in Pennsylvania trooper's death continues

"We gather here in sorrow, disbelief and anger," the Rev. Thomas M. Muldowney told those inside the filled-to-capacity church.

1 day ago


State agrees to new settlements in Pittsburgh prison abuse cases

The new settlements total $132,500 and end lawsuits filed by five corrections officers or supervisors.

2 days ago


House education committee postpones hearings on Pa. version of Common Core

The state Education Department will conduct a public review of the standards as requested by Gov. Tom Corbett.

2 days ago


 The lone member of the Committee on Governance and Long Range Planning to vote against Thursday's proposal was alumni trustee Anthony Lubrano.

Reorganization would add to Penn State board of trustees

A proposal would provide give representation to students, faculty and the alumni association but also keep the nine alumni board members.

2 days ago


Education department resists expanded audit

The department says Auditor Eugene Depasquale is “succumbing to political tactics.”

2 days ago


 The U.S. flag is reflected in the window of a Pennsylvania State Police vehicle in Scranton for the viewing of Cpl. Bryon Dickson. Trooper Dickson was killed on Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove.

Pa. residents on edge as manhunt continues for 'survivalist' who killed trooper

Some area school districts decided not to open, including Pocono Mountain district, where alleged shooter Eric M. Frein was once a student.

3 days ago


 Sen. Jane Orie

State Supreme Court refuses to hear Orie appeal

Former state Sen. Jane Orie wanted the state Supreme Court to review her conviction on forgery, theft of services and other charges.

3 days ago


Enterovirus reaches Pennsylvania; at least six cases reported in Erie, Philly

Health officials say 12 states, including Pennsylvania, now have respiratory illnesses caused by enterovirus 68, an uncommon virus.

3 days ago


Pennsylvania House votes to rename Department of Public Welfare

Advocates have long pushed for the switch to the Department of Human Services.

3 days ago


Dispute over Tomalis emails may not be resolved soon

The state Department of Education moves to block the release of emails of former Education Secretary Ron Tomalis.

4 days ago


 Ron Tomalis resigned as special adviser on higher education effective Aug. 26.

Auditor general expands probe of Pennsylvania education department

The move comes in the wake of new reports about the job performance of Ron Tomalis, a former special adviser on higher education.

3 days ago


 Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan speaks today at a news conference in Blooming Grove. Commissioner Noonan identified Eric Matthew Frein, 31,  as the gunman who killed one trooper and injured another in a late-night ambush outside a state police barracks.

Manhunt underway for 'survivalist' charged in Pennsylvania trooper's killing

Commissioner Frank Noonan identified the suspect as 31-year-old Eric Matthew Frein of Canadensis.

4 days ago


 State Sen. Don White, R-Indiana, is proposing a bill that would allow Pennsylvania school employees, upon obtaining licensing and certification, to carry firearms in school buildings and on the grounds.

Pennsylvania bill would allow teachers, school staff to bring guns to work

The measure would authorize school boards to permit teachers, administrators and other staff members to arm themselves to protect students.

4 days ago


Post-Gazette sues state to change email practice

The newspaper wants the state to preserve emails for at least two years instead of the current practice of destroying them after five days.

5 days ago


Pennsylvania to lend itself up to $1.5 billion because of low cash flow

Legislative Democrats say the borrowing is a bad sign for the state’s fiscal health.

5 days ago


Pennsylvania House Republicans seek new limits on spending for debt projects

They are trying to limit the state’s capital debt spending, and said Harrisburg now has a “blank check” when it comes to big projects.

5 days ago


Is pension overhaul languishing in state Legislature?

Harrisburg lawmakers are expected to take up several bills during their month-long stint before the election.

6 days ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett

Corbett, other Republican governors oppose proposed greenhouse gas controls

The standards proposed would cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels and set individual goals for states.

6 days ago


 A Pennsylvania State Trooper walks into a wooded area Sunday across the street from the Blooming Grove barracks. Cpl. Byron Dickson was killed in a Friday night attack.

Police to release 'pertinent' information on hunt for gunman who killed Pennsylvania trooper

Authorities said the gunman might have had formal firearms training through the military or law enforcement.

4 days ago


Baby born to woman fatally shot in Philadelphia dies

Doctors were able to deliver the baby by emergency cesarean section, but a hospital spokesman said this morning that the child had died.

5 days ago


 Slots players on the floor of the The Rivers Casino on the North Shore.

Slots cash a mixed bag for Pennsylvania taxpayers

An analysis of state data shows casinos haven’t delivered enough revenue to put a significant dent in most homeowners’ tax bills.

6 days ago


 Eileen Pisaneschi purchased the century-old, one-room schoolhouse she attended in Frenchville, Clearfield County, and maintains it as a museum.

One room, one school, many memories in rural Clearfield

At a preserved, 100-year-old, one-room schoolhouse in Clearfield County, alumni will gather to recall their days as students there.

1 week ago


 A Pennsylvania State Police vehicle speeds along Route 402 on Saturday near the scene where a Pennsylvania State Trooper was killed and another trooper was injured during a shooting late Friday night at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove.

1 Pa. state trooper killed, 1 injured in 'ambush'

Authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on Saturday looking for the shooter or shooters.

1 week ago


 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.

Lack of execution drugs leads to reprieve

Hubert Michael, 58, had been scheduled to be executed Sept. 22; he was sentenced to death for the 1994 murder of 16-year-old Trista Eng.

1 week ago


 Family members and friends linger Wednesday evening after carrying in luminaries to the victims' wall at the Flight 93 National Memorial.

Capitol flag from 9/11 will serve as tribute to Flight 93

Bells tolled and the names of the victims were read at 10:03 a.m., the moment the airliner crashed in a Somerset County field.

1 week ago


 President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the White House Wednesday night.

Pennsylvania lawmakers react to Obama's speech

Even the harshest administration critics among them, though, said the president is right to intervene.

1 week ago


ACLU, Post-Gazette, other newspapers seek information on execution drugs

A motion in federal court in Harrisburg seeks the unsealing of documents detailing how Pennsylvania obtains drugs to be used in executions.

1 week ago


Paterno family granted standing to challenge NCAA consent decree with Penn State

In a decision that was released Thursday afternoon, the judge sided with the plaintiffs in seven of the 10 objections filed by the NCAA.

1 week ago


Corbett nominates businessman to Liquor Control Board

Businessman Michael Negra has been nominated to serve on the three-member state Liquor Control Board.

1 week ago


Legislator pushes to revise state's PlanCon program for school construction

At a Capitol news conference Wednesday, state Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, said the existing program is burdensome for school districts.

1 week ago


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

Lyft hearing examines insurance

A witness for a Pennsylvania trade group tried to explain Wednesday why the insurance coverage that Lyft is proposing is problematic.

1 week ago


Attorney seeks injunction for York County man facing drug execution

The governor has set Sept. 22 as the execution date for Hubert Michael.

1 week ago


EPA settles Clean Water Act violations at mines

The agency has settled 157 Clean Water Act violations at 22 Amerikohl Mining Inc. mines in 12 Pennsylvania counties for $140,000.

1 week ago


 Dan Clemens, holds a shotgun while waiting for his turn to shoot live pigeons during the annual Labor Day shoot in Hegins.

Animal rights group takes aim at pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania

A television ad campaign featuring Bob Barker encourages Pennsylvanians to call their state legislators in support of a pigeon shoot ban.

1 week ago


Uber details insurance policy at hearing

Ride-sharing companies are seeking permanent experimental authority to operate in the county and other parts of Pennsylvania.

1 week ago



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