PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia and three other municipalities in Pennsylvania are suing the state over what they say was an abuse of legislative power to block local bans or taxes on plastic bags that retailers give out to customers.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With growing emphasis on getting students back in schools during the pandemic, teachers and school staff will receive the first doses delivered to Pennsylvania of the newly approved one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, under Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan released Wednesday.S…
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania have charged a woman with with homicide in the death of her estranged husband, whose body was found wrapped in plastic near the front porch of their Pittsburgh duplex.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers are imploring state officials to do better at getting COVID-19 vaccines to seniors while the Health Department says the recent approval of a third vaccine will help.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican Party has expressed its disapproval of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey over his vote to convict Donald Trump during the former president’s second impeachment trial.
PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say a police officer was justified in shooting and killing a man armed with a sword on a southeastern Pennsylvania street last month. Montgomery County prosecutors said Upper Perk police were told Feb. 9 that a man with a sword was threatening to harm others.
WHITEHALL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in a shooting in the parking lot of a Walmart store in eastern Pennsylvania that killed a woman and wounded another person.
WHITEHALL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died after a shooting in the parking lot of a Walmart store in eastern Pennsylvania that also wounded another person. Police said the shooting occurred just before 7 p.m. Friday outside the store in Whitehall Township.
SWATARA, Pa. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy who suffered a head wound in an accidental shooting inside his family’s home on Valentines Day has died from his injuries. Authorities say the Swatara boy, whose name hasn't been released, died Thursday at a hospital. Authorities have said the shooting o…
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are maintaining it was a mistake for Gov. Tom Wolf's administration to order COVID patients to be readmitted to nursing homes from hospitals, although it's not clear the policy led to an outbreak or death. Despite a high number of n…
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the former administrator of a western Pennsylvania nursing home directed staffers to falsify records to make it appear the facility met federal and state staffing requirements. Susan Gilbert was indicted Wednesday on charges of conspiracy, health car…
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The chairs of Pennsylvania’s state Senate Education Committee are asking the Biden administration to waive this year’s requirement for school standardized testing because of the pandemic.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders of Pennsylvania’s Legislature said Wednesday that Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is trying to sabotage ballot questions to amend the constitution to shift authority over the length of emergency declarations from governors to lawmakers.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers worried about the delay in census results were told Wednesday it may be May 2022 before the next set of district lines for Congress and the Legislature are hammered out.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Forthcoming legislation to legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania, announced Wednesday, is believed to be the first with a Republican as an author, although it likely faces the same uphill fight against opposition from the state Legislature’s GOP majorities.
(AP)-- One of Pennsylvania’s largest health networks allowed employees’ family members to skip the COVID-19 vaccine line, raising questions of fairness at a time of strong public demand and scarce supply.
FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man found dead in a partially frozen pond in northwestern Pennsylvania was apparently trying to rescue two dogs who were also found dead in the water.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers unhappy the state is considering tolling nine major bridges were warned about that prospect when they passed legislation in 2012 delegating that approval to appointees of the governor and top lawmakers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has formally rejected a handful of cases related to the 2020 election, including disputes from Pennsylvania that had divided the justices just before the election.
EAST NORRITON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old youth is being sought in a shooting at a bowling alley near Philadelphia that left one person dead and four others injured. Officers in East Norriton responded shortly after 6:30 p.m. Saturday to Our Town Alley.
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- LGBTQ organizers from Pittsburgh held a vigil Sunday night to remember a Latinx transgender woman who was murdered last week. The Sunday night vigil brought together community members including, some people from Westminster College.
LONOKE, Ark. (AP) — A police officer in Arkansas is in stable condition after being shot during a confrontation with a man from Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Authorities allege the deceased had kidnapped a 14-year-old girl from North Carolina. T
LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police officer is facing federal charges stemming from the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former president Donald Trump over the results of the 2020 election.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Before he became the object of fury of Republicans for voting to convict Donald Trump during the former president’s second impeachment trial, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania was once the insurgent from the right.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has begun drafting a regulation that would require automakers to offer electric cars for sale in Pennsylvania as a way to cut emissions of greenhouse gases and pollutants that cause lung problems, it said Friday.
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.— Lawrence County police said a man who fatally stabbed a woman was shot and killed by an officer Thursday at a New Wilmington home.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation is naming nine bridges on six interstates that need upgrades and that it will consider for tolling to help generate the cash. PennDOT said Thursday the work on the nine bridges would be costly, needing billions of dollars.
Pennsylvania is facing a temporary shortage of booster shots of the Moderna vaccine because providers inadvertently used them as first doses, setting back the state’s already stumbling vaccine rollout.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The son of a prominent conservative activist is accused of being inside the U.S. Capitol during the deadly riot on Jan. 6.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say eight people have been wounded by gunfire near a transit station in north Philadelphia. Police said a 71-year-old man was listed in critical condition after he was hit once in the stomach and multiple times in the legs shortly before 3 p.m.
(AP)- Emmitt Willis remembers the heat of the gun that had just fired a few inches from his back. He remembers waiting to see if he felt pain and fearing another shot might come.
ROARING SPRING, Pa. (AP)-- A Pennsylvania paper mill that has been operating since 1866 will be closing its doors, idling nearly 300 workers.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican Party may meet to discuss censuring U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey over his vote to convict Donald Trump during the former president’s second impeachment trial.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s office announced Friday he has commuted the life sentences of 13 Pennsylvania inmates, clearing the way for their release to halfway houses.
(AP)-- An unusual coalition of education groups — from superintendents and school boards to teachers unions — asked Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday to prioritize school staff for the COVID-19 vaccine, calling it an “absolutely essential” step toward reopening schools and keeping them open.
(AP)-- Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick Toomey, one of seven GOP senators who voted to convict Donald Trump at his impeachment trial Saturday, said the former president betrayed his office by trying to “hold on to power despite having legitimately lost” the election to Joe Biden.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The number of people seeking help from their local clearinghouse for human and social services jumped by about 50% last year in Pennsylvania as people struggled to pay rent, stay current on utility bills and afford food as a result of the pandemic, the United Way said …
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania may need to postpone its primary election next year because of late-arriving data from the U.S. Census Bureau that is necessary to redraw legislative and congressional districts, the state Senate’s ranking member said Friday.
(AP)-After weeks of complaints about Pennsylvania’s halting COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the Health Department on Friday ordered providers to get shots into arms more quickly, offer more convenient scheduling and make sure that scarce supplies are only going to eligible recipients.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Wednesday appealed the release of a Pennsylvania woman accused of using a large pipe to break a window in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. and giving directions to fellow insurrectionists about how to take the building.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP)-- The Wolf administration and a bipartisan group of state lawmakers are forming a vaccine task force that will brainstorm ways to get COVID-19 shots into Pennsylvanians’ arms more rapidly.
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane landed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Monday evening, shutting down some traffic and prompting a crash. Turnpike Commission spokesperson Carl Defebo told WGAL-TV the plane apparently made an emergency landing and then was struck by a vehicle.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s larger-than-life lieutenant governor, the 6-foot-8, bald and tattooed John Fetterman, will run for U.S. Senate. He's making the announcement Monday after kicking off an exploratory fundraising campaign last month that raised over $1 million.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation that carries over $900 million in pandemic-driven aid for hard-hit hospitality businesses, private schools and people struggling to pay rent or utility bills.
PITTSBURGH (AP)-- A Mercer County woman has been charged with helping to storm the U.S. Capitol. Federal authorities claim Rachel Marie Powell is the pink-hatted person shown in video directing others through a bullhorn about how to gain further control of the building.
(AP)-- The Wolf administration is throwing cold water on the idea of a one-stop-shop system that would help people schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Some health executives are advocating a centralized system as a way to manage the mad scramble for shots that has eligible residents sign…
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