Pennsylvania

State universities faculty union to mull strike authorization

HARRISBURG — The union representing faculty members at Pennsylvania's 14 state universities set an August date for a decision on whether members will take a ...

3 dead, found with gunshot wounds inside barn

GREENCASTLE — State police say three people are dead after they were found with gunshot wounds inside a Pennsylvania barn. State troopers say they found ...

Pa. sets guidelines for medical marijuana from outside state

Parents and caregivers of children suffering from epilepsy and other illnesses can seek permission next month to obtain medical marijuana from outside of Pennsylvania, the ...

Amish rattled by parents accused of 'gifting' girl

KIRKWOOD, Pa. — Daniel Stoltzfus' Amish mother always viewed him as her prodigal son, the only one of her 13 children to have left the ...

Man says he lied about being an Auschwitz survivor

ADAMSTOWN — A 91-year-old Pennsylvania man who has for years lectured to school groups and others about what he said were his experiences at Auschwitz ...

U.S. Rep. Fattah steps down after racketeering conviction

PHILADELPHIA — Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah resigned from Congress on Thursday, two days after his conviction in a Philadelphia racketeering case. Fattah, who served on ...

Online gaming awaits verdict in Pa.

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvanians soon might not have to leave their couches to play a game of poker or blackjack. Legislation that would legalize and ...

Pa. lawmakers consider revival of natural gas gross receipts tax

HARRISBURG — Budget makers in an 11th-hour search for cash to support a deficit-strapped budget are considering reinstating a gross receipts tax on natural gas ...

Lawyer claims he advised PSU official to report abuse

HARRISBURG — Penn State's former top lawyer said in a deposition made public Thursday that he advised the university's vice president in 2001 to notify ...

Scranton veterans home violations detailed in report

A Pennsylvania veterans home with a long history of regulatory violations has been cited by state inspectors for triple dosing an Alzheimer's patient with the ...

LGBT housing anti-discrimination bill goes to state Senate

HARRISBURG — The first step to expand Pennsylvania's anti-discrimination laws to protect LGBT individuals passed in a Senate committee on Wednesday. Spectators at a packed ...

House OKs legalization of online gambling, daily fantasy sports but not club, bar video terminals

HARRISBURG — The state House on Wednesday approved legislation to legalize online gambling and daily fantasy sports, after pulling a provision that would have allowed ...

Toomey strengthens lead over McGinty in U.S. Senate race, poll shows

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Lehigh Valley, has widened his lead over Democratic challenger Katie McGinty in Pennsylvania's critical Senate race, a poll released Wednesday showed. ...

Lawsuits: Sisters abused by same Altoona priest as kids

ALTOONA — Two sisters have sued a Catholic priest, his central Pennsylvania diocese and two ex-bishops who supervised him, saying the cleric molested them repeatedly ...

Philadelphia congressman Fattah convicted in racketeering case

PHILADELPHIA — A veteran Pennsylvania congressman was convicted Tuesday in a racketeering case that largely centered on various efforts to repay an illegal $1 million ...

Pa. Supreme Court ends lawsuits over local gun ordinances

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday killed a provision in state law permitting gun rights groups to sue municipalities such as Pittsburgh over local firearms ...

Police to interview girls found in suburban Philadelphia home

When police showed up last week at Lee Kaplan's home in the Philadelphia suburbs, they found a dozen girls living there, the eldest of whom ...

LCB streamlines ordering process for retailers

Alcohol retailers will be able to order products from the state Liquor Control Board online day or night under a system launched on Monday, the ...

Dozens of snakes rounded up in Pa.

NOXEN, Pa. — Dozens of serpents have been collected as a part of an annual Rattlesnake Roundup in northeastern Pennsylvania. Thirty-nine of the 59 registered ...

Pennsylvania's LGBT community finds unexpected ally in Sen. Scott Wagner

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's LGBT community has found an ally in a very unexpected place. Conservative Sen. Scott Wagner, R-York County, said he plans to bring an ...