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Legislature OKs state budget, critics say it's not balanced

HARRISBURG — Meeting a midnight deadline, the GOP-dominated General Assembly on Thursday approved a $31.6 billion state budget, even with critics saying it's out of ...

Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will let transgender individuals serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed ...

Jeannette in running for redevelopment funds through DCED

An infusion of funds could be coming Jeannette's way as part of a concerted state effort to make an impact in communities with strong leadership. "It's ...

Oakland Catholic grad Polk earns spot on Olympic rowing team

Oakland Catholic graduate Amanda Polk did a lot of soul searching about whether to continue her career after failing to make the U.S. Olympic rowing ...

Legislature OKs state budget, critics say it's not balanced

HARRISBURG — Meeting a midnight deadline, the GOP-dominated General Assembly on Thursday approved a $31.6 billion state budget, even with critics saying it's out of ...

Senate votes to nix statute of limitations on child sexual abuse cases

The state Senate unanimously passed a bill Thursday that would overhaul Pennsylvania's statute of limitations for child sexual abuse cases. After weeks of debate and the ...

Pa. Senate confirms Allegheny County deputy DA as new judge

The Pennsylvania State Senate on Wednesday confirmed Allegheny County Deputy District Attorney David Spurgeon for a vacant seat on the Allegheny County Court of Common ...

Man at center of 'Serial' podcast granted new trial

BALTIMORE — After spending 16 years in prison for the killing of his former high school girlfriend, a man at the center of popular podcast ...

Pittsburgh sex offender gets life for 'third strike' offense

A Sheraden man was the first sex offender in Allegheny County sentenced to life in prison under the state's "three-strike" law Thursday, authorities said. Jurors convicted ...

Franklin Regional teacher charged with lewd acts at O'Hara home

A Franklin Regional school district teacher has been charged after police say neighbors recorded videos of him performing a sexual act on his back porch. Jeff ...

Pittsburgh on course for $15 million budget surplus in 2016, controller says

Pittsburgh is on course for a budget surplus of at least $15 million in 2016, Controller Michael Lamb said on Thursday. Lamb said revenue at ...

Pittsburgh defendant takes the stand in Cabbagestalk shooting

In a fight-or-flight situation, Jay Lamar Morrison chose to fight. Harold Cabbagestalk, a man with a dangerous reputation, was insisting that Morrison had robbed his cousin ...

Janine Orie appeal on double jeopardy grounds rejected by a federal judge

Janine Orie was convicted on two sets of state corruption charges from 2010 and 2011, but her sentence is only based on the 2011 charges, ...