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Pennsylvania governor urges rehab over prison to quell opioid epidemic

Emphasizing rehabilitation rather than incarceration and improving access to treatment would help curb Pennsylvania's opioid epidemic, Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday during a roundtable discussion ...

McCutchen apologizes to Pirates' scorekeeper for 'fired' comment

Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen on Thursday apologized to the team's official scorer after saying he should be fired for ruling a misplayed ball by ...

UPMC pursues merger with Susquehanna Health

UPMC is again looking to expand by exploring a merger with Susquehanna Health, a four-hospital health system in north central Pennsylvania. Both health organizations announced Thursday ...

FDA brings e-cigarettes under federal authority

The e-cigarette trade suffered a setback Thursday after the Food and Drug Administration unveiled a comprehensive set of tobacco rules that industry insiders say will ...

Man convicted of supplying heroin to East Hills drug ring

A Rankin man helped supply heroin to a gang in Pittsburgh's East Hills neighborhood, a federal jury decided Wednesday. The jury convicted Willis Wheeler, 44, on ...

Pittsburgh tourist dollars continue to flow through festivals, events

Pittsburgh once again plans to pack in a full slate of summer festivals, concerts and other special events as visitors spend billions of dollars into ...

Jurors in double murder trial shown surveillance videos

Surveillance cameras recorded a red-hooded figure taking a meandering path through East Liberty in the first hours of Feb. 7, 2014, before the figure withdrew ...

EDMC layoffs — mostly in online division — hit hundreds in Pittsburgh, Phoenix

More than 300 employees at Education Management Corp. in Pittsburgh are losing their jobs as the struggling for-profit college company reduces staff at its headquarters ...

Tractor-trailer driver dies in turnpike crash in Somerset County

The driver of a tractor-trailer died early Thursday when his rig crashed, overturned and caught fire along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset County. Coroner Wallace Miller ...

Duquesne teenager convicted of third-degree murder of unborn child

After two days of deliberation, a jury on Thursday found Eric Taylor guilty of third-degree murder for killing an unborn baby in 2014. Taylor was also ...

N.Y. man gets probation in global identity theft case

A New York man who helped hijack 77,000 computers as part of an identity theft ring will spend two years on probation, a federal judge ...

Judge: Taxing bodies have no claim to Conneaut insurance money

Three taxing bodies have no claim on a private company's $611,000 insurance settlement from a fire that destroyed the Beach Club at Conneaut Lake Park, ...

Convicted child molester Sandusky gets appeals hearing

HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday gave Jerry Sandusky a hearing later this month to prove his claims that prosecutors lied, withheld evidence and ...