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 Eric Frein is accused of killing a state police trooper and seriously injuring another Sept. 12.

Judge to rule on release of Frein police shooting video

Several media outlets are opposing a motion filed by the Pike County district attorney that seeks to seal the Eric Frein shooting video.

1 day ago


 The PLCB lost two of its four Special Liquor Order data entry employees last summer, and has been running behind ever since.

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board ends 'special order' wine and spirits stoppage

Wine and spirits vendors can once again ask the state for permission to sell their hard-to-find products in Pennsylvania.

2 days ago


 Erik Arneson was appointed to the open records post in the last days of the Corbett administration.

Fired Pennsylvania open-records director shows up for work; acting director, too

Erik Arneson, appointed director by Gov. Tom Corbett in his final days in office, had been stripped of his keys and parking permit.

2 days ago


 President Barack Obama arrives to speak about the economy Wednesday at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. He and Vice President Joe Biden are scheduled to visit Philadelphia next week for the House Democratic Caucus.

Obama, Biden to visit Philadelphia for House Democratic event

The three-day gathering of the House Democratic Caucus runs from Jan. 28 to Jan. 30.

2 days ago


 The documents filed on the PUC website Thursday state, “Lyft will not permit the use of vehicles older than eight model years.”

Lyft files compliance plan; Uber releases driver survey data

Ride-sharing company Lyft files plan with PUC. Uber publicly releases study of its drivers in U.S.

3 days ago


 Former state Rep. Erin Molchany has been named director of Gov. Tom Wolf’s southwestern Pennsylvania office.

Erin Molchany heads Wolf's southwest office

The former state representative, who lost her seat through redistricting, will be Gov. Tom Wolf’s liaison with southwestern Pennsylvania.

3 days ago


Pennsylvania unemployment drop continues for third straight month

The seasonally adjusted rate in Pennsylvania dropped to 4.8 percent in December from 5.1 percent in November.

2 days ago


Retired Pennsylvania Turnpike worker gets stiff prison term for child porn

John Longo, 58, of Hempfield pleaded guilty last year.

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 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane

Pennsylvania court places hold on prosecution of Attorney General Kane

No charges can be filed against Attorney General Kathleen Kane until the Supreme Court rules on the special prosecutor in the case.

3 days ago


 Pennsylvania's Liquor Control Board has temporarily halted the permitting process by which “special order” wine and spirits are approved for sale in the state.

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board puts a stopper in special liquor orders

The PLCB has “closed the gates” on the approval of new special-order wine and liquor, aggravating delays for Pennsylvania vendors.

4 days ago


 In 2010, Pennsylvania was one of nine states found to be “dangerously behind” in enacting safety laws.

Pennsylvania driving laws rated middle of road

Laws have improved, but the state still is barely above the worst rating and has miles to go, said the Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety.

4 days ago


 U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey

Toomey could face tight Senate re-election race

A Public Policy Polling survey suggests a tight re-election battle for the Republican, whose approval rating has dropped since June.

4 days ago


Prosecutors say 22 arrested in Pa. prescription drug forgery ring

AG Kathleen Kane said members of the ring obtained more than 59,000 oxycodone pills using forged prescriptions and stolen information.

3 days ago


Traffic restriction scheduled on Pennsylvania Turnpike

The restriction will be in place from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a three-mile stretch between Butler Valley and Allegheny Valley.

3 days ago


Pennsylvania tax-exempt nonprofits bill opposed

The bill could lead to a statewide vote on the issue and, ultimately, a constitutional amendment.

4 days ago


 Students study on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

IUP wants to charge full-time students per credit

If approved, the change would occur this fall as a two-year pilot program subject to regular review by university.

4 days ago


Pennsylvania bill would let voters say who gives tax exemptions

SB 4 would let voters decide -whether to amend the constitution to give legislators power to define what constitutes a nonprofit.

5 days ago


 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is the first woman and first Democrat elected to the office.

Grand jury report says Kane could face perjury charge

The panel's findings are only advisory. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman must decide whether to file charges.

4 days ago


 Gov. Tom Wolf greets supporters and cabinet members after being sworn into office Tuesday inside the Governor's Reception Room at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg.

'We can lead today,' says Pennsylvania's new governor Tom Wolf

Gov. Tom Wolf said he will devote his administration to the goals of jobs that pay, schools that teach and a government that works.

5 days ago


Alert system's flaws highlighted during Jan. 5 emergency near Morgantown

FCC rules do not allow state and local governments to test the wireless alert system, but a working group is looking at the issue.

6 days ago


 Governor-elect Tom Wolf

Poll on eve of inauguration shows wide support for Wolf

Wolf enters office buoyed by high expectations from voters.

6 days ago


Pennsylvania agrees to $49 million settlement over public benefits

Pennsylvania has agreed to a $49 million settlement with the federal government, which said the state improperly paid public benefits.

6 days ago


Study raises concerns over wastewater from drilling

Duke University study finds hazardous chemicals related to oil and gas driling in Appalachian region waterways

6 days ago


State pushing compressed gas fueling stations for transit

Buses would run on natural gas that is still much cheaper than diesel.

6 days ago


A schedule of today's inaugural events

An itinerary of today’s inaugural events includes an open house at the governor’s residence and the inauguration gala tonight.

5 days ago


 Nathaniel Dunkle and Jason Wingenroth help assemble the grand stands along Commonwealth Avenue in Harrisburg in preparation for the inauguration of Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf.

All in the details: Culinary spread planned for Gov.-elect Wolf's inauguration gala

The party starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, following the swearing-in of Democrat Tom Wolf at noon at the State Capitol in Harrisburg.

1 week ago


 Pope Francis stretches out his hand to touch devotees as he arrives at the church of Our Lady of Madhu in Madhu, Sri Lanka, on Wednesday.

Pope's September trip to Philadelphia may include visit to children's hospital or jail

The potential Philly stops are among the latest details to emerge about Francis' September visit, his first to the U.S. since becoming pope.

6 days ago


 Pedro Rivera

Lancaster schools head tapped to join Cabinet

Mr. Wolf also announced that former state representative Kathy Manderino is his pick to lead the Department of Labor & Industry.

6 days ago


Pres­er­va­tion­ists fight for fire-dam­aged Sun­bury prison

County of­fi­cials have called the North­um­ber­land County Prison in Sun­bury a to­tal loss that can­not be re­built at its cur­rent

1 week ago


 Frances Wolf and husband, Tom, at their local polling station, Eagle Fire Co. in Mount Wolf., on Election Day last year.

First lady Frances Wolf will be her own woman

The wife of the new governor is a working artist with a record of community involvement but is likely to keep a low profile.

1 week ago


 The Pennsylvania State Archives Building in Harrisburg.

Pennsylvania has a new archivist to go with a new archives building

David Carmicheal, Pennsylvania’s new state archivist, is overseeing construction of a new archive warehouse for thousands of records.

1 week ago


At least three die on icy Philadelphia roads

Interstate 76 was closed in both directions, as were some bridges to New Jersey.

1 week ago


Wolf announces three cabinet secretaries, physician general

Ted Dallas at Human Services, Karen Murphy at Health, Gary Tennis at Drug and Alcohol Programs and Rachel Levine as the physician general.

1 week ago


Incoming governor's task force projects budget deficit of $2.33 billion

In November, the state Independent Fiscal Office projected that Pennsylvania would face a shortfall of $1.85 billion.

1 week ago


 Mason Wartman, owner of Rosa's Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia, keeps a wall of sticky notes, pre-paid credits for pizza for people in need.

At Rosa's Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia, customers pay it forward to help the homeless

Rosa’s has served 8,500 slices to homeless people after customers began paying the shop to hand out the slices.

1 week ago


 The Urban Redevelopment Authority hopes to find a compatible reuse for the 100-year-old landmark Hunt Armory.

URA hopes to acquire Hunt Armory in Shadyside for redevelopment

The Urban Redevelopment Authority is negotiating with the state to buy the 100-year-old landmark and seek a developer.

1 week ago


 Penn State University President Eric J. Barron speaks Friday after Penn State trustees voted to accept a proposed settlement of a lawsuit between the NCAA and state  officials as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. At left is trustee Kathleen L. Casey. At right is chairman of the trustees, Keith Masser.

Proposed NCAA deal would restore football wins for Penn State, Joe Paterno

The new deal would direct a $60 million fine to address child abuse be spent within Pennsylvania and would resolve the lawsuit.

1 week ago


 Former Pa. Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin.

Former justice Melvin agrees to disbarment

Joan Orie Melvin submitted the resignation of her law license on Dec. 9. That resignation was accepted Thursday by the Supreme Court.

1 week ago


 Penn State's president is proposing a tuition freeze at eight Commonwealth campuses next year, including most in Western Pennsylvania. His proposal does not mention tuition plans for the main University Park campus, above.

Tuition freeze proposed for PSU branch campuses

The plan also would limit increases to 1.8 percent or 2.4 percent at 11 locations statewide, not including the main University Park campus.

1 week ago


 Police on the scene where a Temple University student fell eight stories while taking photographs from a dorm room Thursday night.

Temple University student dies in fall from dorm; pedestrian hurt

The younger woman was transported by medics to the hospital with severe head trauma and was pronounced dead at 6:37 p.m.

1 week ago


 Ride-share companies Uber and Lyft moved into the Pittsburgh area in February.

Uber seeks settlement conference with PUC

In addition, Uber's attorneys filed a motion to deny the enforcement bureau's request for an increase in fines.

1 week ago


Three ex-Penn State officials lose ruling in cover-up case

A judge ruled that three former top officials at Penn State weren’t denied their right to legal counsel during grand jury matters.

1 week ago


Gov.-elect Wolf names Maryland's top police official to head Pa. State Police

Marcus L. Brown, the head of the Maryland state police, was noted for efforts to promote diversity in the Maryland.

1 week ago


 Gov.-elect Tom Wolf.

Wolf touts PennDOT nominee's experience, bipartisanship

Leslie Richards has experience in transportation, including in the private sector as a senior project manager at an engineering firm.

1 week ago


Pennsylvania's take of casino revenue tops $3 billion for fourth straight year

Gross revenue from slot machines and table games, at $3.07 billion, fell 1.44 percent from 2013.

1 week ago


 Most of Pennsylvania's distressed municipal pensions can be found in the southeast and southwest of the state.

Auditor General report says municipal pension problem getting worse

Eugene DePasquale says that 562 Pennsylvania municipalities have pension plans are distressed; the report includes recommendations.

1 week ago


Pa. transportation officials re-educate public on winter safety issues

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and AAA held a briefing on Wednesday to re-educate the public on winter safety issues.

1 week ago


 Pennsylvania has long barred its municipalities from approving ordinances that regulate the ownership, possession, transfer or transportation of guns or ammunition.

National Rifle Association suing Pittsburgh and Philadelphia over gun laws

The NRA is taking advantage of a new Pennsylvania law that makes it easier for gun-rights groups to sue to overturn local firearms measures.

1 week ago


 The SchoolWATCH feature provides financial information for traditional public school districts, charter and cyber charters and career and technology centers.

New state website provides financial data on school districts, teacher salaries

The information, called SchoolWATCH function, is available as a new feature of the Pennsylvania School Performance Profiles.

1 week ago


 Travis Kalanick is the CEO of ride-share company Uber.

PUC seeks to subpoena Uber CEO Kalanick, raises proposed fine to $19 million

PUC wants the CEO to appear at its Feb. 18 meeting in Pittsburgh to answer questions from a complaint it filed on June 5.

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