Pennsylvania

Pa. justices won't reinstate Catholic Church monsignor's conviction

PHILADELPHIA — The first American church official convicted for his handling of priest abuse complaints could soon leave prison because the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed ...

Man abused foreign students at Catholic school, police say

EBENSBURG — A former house parent at a central Pennsylvania Catholic school has been charged with sexually attacking two Chinese international students he supervised. John Bowman ...

State's public pensions to get scrutiny in audit

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's fiscal watchdog will audit the management of $78 billion in assets by the state's two big public employee retirement systems amid a ...

Retirees enjoy their golden years with happy hours at senior living centers

Betty Marshall sat with friends at a large round table near the bar, sipping a glass of merlot while oldies music played in the background. It ...

GE Transportation tries to reinvent Erie locomotive works

ERIE — Building 10 at GE Transportation, a massive brick structure where generations of Erie workers have built locomotives, was eerily quiet Friday. It's no ...

Pa. halted anonymous nursing home complaints for 3 years, audit finds

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health risked "residents' safety" by refusing to accept anonymous complaints against nursing homes for almost a three-year period, Auditor ...

LCB executive director plans to retire

The executive director of the state Liquor Control Board told colleagues Thursday that he will retire at the end of September. John Metzger, who joined the ...

Philly offers stage for masses

PHILADELPHIA — As Cleveland breathes a sigh of relief after protests during the Republican convention came and went without mass disruptions and violence, eyes turn ...

Local group, Alaska petition circulator challenge state's ballot access law

A professional petition circulator from Alaska and an organization run by an Oakland man claim in a federal lawsuit filed Friday that the state's process ...

Feds accuse former state Treasurer Hafer of lying to agents

HARRISBURG — A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted former state Treasurer Barbara Hafer, a former Allegheny County commissioner, for allegedly concealing $500,000 in consulting ...

Former Pennsylvania justices sue over retirement age ballot issue

HARRISBURG — Two retired Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices and a Philadelphia lawyer filed a lawsuit Thursday, asking the state courts to rework a November ballot ...

Judge tosses former staffers' defamation lawsuit against Kane

PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by former Pennsylvania attorney general staffers against Attorney General Kathleen Kane, and says any ...

Fees going up at Gettysburg National Military Park

GETTYSBURG — It will cost more to visit exhibits surrounding the hallowed ground of Gettysburg National Military Park. The National Park Service has approved higher ...

Garbage truck driver crushed while working to repair brakes

BETHLEHEM — Authorities say a garbage truck driver was crushed to death when his truck ran over him while he was trying to repair its ...

Castor next in line to be Pennsylvania attorney general

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Solicitor General Bruce L. Castor Jr. on Wednesday effectively takes over as first deputy attorney general, a move that puts him in ...

Pa. GOP chairman blasts past standard-bearers for skipping convention

The chairman of Pennsylvania's Republican Party lambasted some of the country's highest-profile Republicans on Tuesday, while predicting Republicans would leave Cleveland a unified party. Chairman Rob ...

Pennsylvania justices toss case brought by beer distributors, free gas stations to sell suds

Grocery and convenience stores that operate gas pumps will no longer have to fear their liquor licenses will be challenged in court. The state Supreme Court ...

Turnpike to increase tolls by 6 percent in 2017

Tolls will increase 6 percent next year on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The increase will apply to E-ZPass and cash tolls beginning Jan. 8, the turnpike commission ...

Addiction recovery app makes its debut

Ryan Brannon saw the need for a mobile app to help recovering addicts of his generation when he was a student at Indiana University of ...

Moonshine brings distilleries success

In a clearing amid 80-foot pine trees off a winding highway in rural Somerset County, travelers can buy moonshine — legally. At the unassuming Tall Pines ...