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Stories with place: Harrisburg
  • Pennsylvania's budget train wreck unfolded over past year 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 11:18 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The utter breakdown in state budget negotiations in Pennsylvania didn't happen overnight, but was produced by diametrically opposed policy positions and fueled by tough rhetoric among people elected specifically to work together.

  • Pennsylvania's top prosecutor says justice violated ethics 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 10:35 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A day after being charged with a second perjury count, Pennsylvania's attorney general said Friday she had reported a state Supreme Court justice for possible ethics violations, citing pornographic, racially offensive or otherwise inappropriate emails he received that were recovered from her office's computer servers.

  • Issue of 'surprise' medical bills stirs debate at hearing 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 2:08 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Advocates for consumers, insurers, hospitals and doctors clashed at a state hearing on the issue of "surprise balance" bills for expensive out-of-network health-care services being sent to patients who thought their treatment was covered by their insurance network.

  • Sandusky wants subpoena power to look into 2011 case leaks 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 6:14 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky wants a judge to let him explore contacts between prosecutors and a judge who oversaw the grand jury that recommended he be charged with child molestation.

  • Charged Penn State ex-president can't travel to Saudi Arabia 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 11:58 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Penn State's former president can't travel to Saudi Arabia while he awaits trial on charges he engaged in a criminal cover-up of child sexual abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, a judge ruled Thursday.

  • Court clarifies agents' authority to frisk non-parolees 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 12:58 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania appellate court has ruled that parole agents may frisk the associates of parolees during arrests or home visits if they suspect those people are armed and dangerous.

  • Police: Baffling highway shooting was case of mistaken ID 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 1:28 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Investigators say they have solved the mystery of why a holiday traveler was shot to death in the middle of the night on a Pennsylvania highway nearly two years ago: The gunman was targeting someone else driving a similar SUV.

  • West Virginia man charged in 2014 interstate slaying 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 6:50 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A West Virginia man was charged with murder Monday in the shooting of another motorist on Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania in what state police said appeared to be a case of mistaken identity.

  • House considers designating English Pennsylvania's language 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 2:35 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A proposal before the Pennsylvania Legislature would make English the state's official language for government purposes, but some argue it could send a hostile message to residents who don't speak it.

  • Increasingly desperate measures taken amid budget stalemate 
    Updated: Sep-20-15 11:18 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - For Jay Badams, shutting down Erie schools would be devastating.

  • PennDOT asks about adding 2nd Harrisburg-Pittsburgh train 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 12:25 pm

    PITTSBURGH - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has asked Amtrak about adding a second daily round-trip train between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh.

  • Judge clears way for corruption trial of ex-Harrisburg mayor 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 5:56 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A judge cleared the way Tuesday for former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed to be put on trial on charges that he illegally spent public money to buy thousands of artifacts for museums that were never built.

  • Pennsylvania court asked to order release of foster care aid 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 5:13 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A child welfare advocacy group is asking a Pennsylvania court to order Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration to release money for about 15,000 children in foster care that's being held up by an 11-week-old budget impasse.