- Man convicted of killing lawmaker's 2 sisters gets life term Updated: May-26-16 4:30 pm
PITTSBURGH - A man convicted of killing two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole after a jury deadlocked on whether he should get the death penalty.
- Kane's lawyers refile motion to quash charges Updated: May-26-16 1:11 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania - Lawyers for Attorney General Kathleen Kane have refiled a motion to throw out her criminal charges after an earlier motion was thrown out on a technicality.
- Bills to expand gambling to internet, bars and airports fail Updated: May-24-16 5:53 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Legislation that would expand casino-style gambling to airports, bars, off-track betting parlors and casino-run websites is stalling in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives.
- Company: Highway damaged by pipeline blast to reopen Friday Updated: May-24-16 12:36 pm
GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania - The company that owns an underground natural gas pipeline that exploded into a massive fireball last month says a western Pennsylvania highway damaged in the blast should reopen by Friday.
- 19th century murder scandal subject of new exhibit, book Updated: May-24-16 12:20 pm
UNIONTOWN, Pennsylvania - Nicholas Dukes was a Uniontown attorney, newly elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, when he wrote a letter in December 1882, insulting the virtue of his fiance, Lizzie Nutt, to her father as he broke off their engagement.
- DEP official's private email had urged groups for 'pushback' Updated: May-23-16 6:36 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - In an email that precipitated his resignation, Gov. Tom Wolf's environmental protection secretary criticized environmental advocates for a lack of "pushback" against certain bills and said they were "without influence."
- Man announces Pennsylvania House bid after prison release Updated: May-20-16 12:07 pm
JIM THORPE, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania man has announced his candidacy for state representative just hours after being released from a county prison.
- Pennsylvania to extend ignition locks law to first offenses Updated: May-18-16 5:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will sign a measure that expands Pennsylvania's ignition lock law to first-time drunken drivers.
- Wolf vetoes bill to curb use of seniority in teacher layoffs Updated: May-18-16 5:22 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is rejecting a bill that would have limited the use of seniority when school districts have to lay off teachers.
- Group home resident killed in car-bicycle crash Updated: May-18-16 4:04 pm
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - Authorities say a 15-year-old boy from a therapeutic group home in western Maryland has died after the bicycle he was riding was hit by a car in neighboring Pennsylvania.
- Pennsylvania House votes to expand pension forfeiture law Updated: May-18-16 3:45 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a proposal to expand the state law that requires forfeiture of pensions for school and government employees convicted of job-related crimes.
- Illegal gambling hearing for Rep. Gergely delayed once again Updated: May-18-16 6:31 am
GIBSONIA, Pennsylvania - A preliminary hearing for a Pennsylvania lawmaker accused of using his political influence to benefit an illegal video gambling ring has been postponed again.
- House panel votes on party lines for Republican pension bill Updated: May-17-16 7:11 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Republican plan to help address Pennsylvania's massive pension debt moved out of a legislative committee on Tuesday, putting a divisive and expensive problem on the table as budget talks are about to pick up steam.
- Pennsylvania to require anti-hazing policies in schools Updated: May-17-16 5:37 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Legislation that would require high schools and middle schools to write and enforce anti-hazing policies is through the Pennsylvania Legislature and on its way to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's desk.
- PennDOT spending $12 million to improve traffic signals Updated: May-16-16 5:26 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A 2013 law that increased gas taxes and motorist fees is helping 109 Pennsylvania municipalities improve their traffic signals.
- Regulators try again to block Hershey-PinnacleHealth merger Updated: May-11-16 4:05 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Federal and state regulators are making another effort to block a merger between PinnacleHealth System and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
- Editorials from around Pennsylvania Updated: May-11-16 10:52 am
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- Pennsylvania state senator charged with ward election plot Updated: May-10-16 8:03 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Federal prosecutors on Tuesday accused a state senator of using campaign money to bribe a Democratic Party ward committeewoman in Philadelphia by paying for her daughter's college study abroad program.
- The Latest: State senator charged with ward election plot Updated: May-10-16 7:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Latest on a state senator being charged with bribing a Democratic Party ward committeewoman in Philadelphia in a ward leadership election.
- Bill would overhaul truancy response after mom's jail death Updated: May-10-16 5:43 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Senate is advancing legislation in response to a 2014 jail-cell death of a mother of seven who was serving a weekend sentence for her children's absences from school.
- The Latest: Ex-Rendell aide to pleads guilty in FBI sting Updated: May-10-16 12:12 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Latest on a onetime top aide to former Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell pleading guilty in an FBI sting investigating public corruption in Pennsylvania.
- State trooper headed to trial in beating of skateboarder Updated: May-10-16 3:40 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A suspended Pennsylvania state trooper is headed to trial on charges he beat a skateboarder who says he was attacked after making an obscene hand gesture.
- PennDOT wants to simplify access to Moraine State Park Updated: May-09-16 10:16 am
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is trying to make it easier to get to a popular state park.
- Pennsylvania FBI sting: Prelude to more corruption arrests? Updated: May-08-16 9:51 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The FBI's approach to a campaign cash sting that snared a onetime top aide to former Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell suggests that it is a prelude to more public corruption arrests, former federal prosecutors say.
- Bridge reopens a day after wall collapsed onto 2 businesses Updated: May-06-16 6:04 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A bridge reopened to pedestrian and vehicle traffic Friday, a day after an adjoining wall and parking lot collapsed onto two businesses below.