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McCord to plead guilty to federal charges from campaign fundraising

By Brad Bumsted Brian Bowling  and Mike Wereschagin 1:03 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord on Friday acknowledged that he “stepped over the line” when raising campaign money for his failed gubernatorial bid, and his lawyers said he intends to plead guilty to federal charges for strong-arming two unnamed ...

2nd lawsuit filed against Gov. Wolf seeking reinstatement of open records director

By Melissa Daniels
A second lawsuit has been filed against Gov. Tom Wolf demanding he reinstate Erik Arneson as executive director of the Office of Open Records. Pennsylvanians for Union Reform, a nonprofit against compulsory unionism that has an appeal pending in ...

LCB follows Wolf’s lead, votes to prohibit all gifts

By Kari Andren 11:26 a.m.
The Liquor Control Board this week became the latest state agency to accept Gov. Tom Wolf’s “No, thank you” gift ban, a move that observers say has symbolic and real value for an agency hammered for its employees accepting gifts. The ...

Nation sick of Obama blunders, Perry tells state Republicans

By Salena Zito 1:03 p.m.
Americans have had enough of domestic and foreign relations blunders perpetrated during President Obama’s six years in office, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday. ...

Wolf signs ban on new drilling beneath state land

By Tribune-Review
Gov. Tom Wolf signed an order banning new oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania forests and parks Thursday, saying the moratorium strikes the right balance ...

Frein pleads not guilty in ambush in which trooper killed, another injured

By The Associated Press
MILFORD — A survivalist who spent more than a month on the run after authorities say he killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded ...

Beaver County man arrested in 24-year-old Clinton County cold case

By Megan Guza
The last time anyone saw Kathy Dolan Heckel, she went on a lunch break in July 1991. She is presumed dead, but her body is ...

Pa. Treasurer McCord resigns without explanation, to leave Feb. 12

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — State Treasurer Rob McCord unexpectedly resigned Thursday, telling Gov. Tom Wolf that he achieved his goals during six years in office. His spokesman ...

State senator seeks coverage numbers from 5 insurers

By Adam Smeltz
State Sen. Don White said Thursday he asked five health insurance companies to identify how many people each of them covers in Western Pennsylvania. The Indiana Republican wants annual data going back five years from Downtown-based Highmark Inc. and UPMC Health ...

Uber gains PUC approval to operate in most of Pa. for 2 years

By Bobby Kerlik
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission gave the green light Thursday to allow Uber to operate ride-sharing services across the state — except Philadelphia — for the next two years. The commissioners gave preliminary approval in November to Uber if it met ...

Penn State University eyes changes to sexual misconduct case handling

By The Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE — A new task force report recommends Penn State changes how the university handles sexual misconduct, suggesting it devote an office with an investigator and other staff to those cases. The university’s Task Force on Sexual Assault and ...

Salena Zito Reporting

Nation sick of Obama blunders, Perry tells state Republicans

By Salena Zito 1:03 p.m.
Americans have had enough of domestic and foreign relations blunders perpetrated during President Obama’s six years in office, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday. ...

Brad Bumsted

McCord to plead guilty to federal charges from campaign fundraising

By Brad Bumsted Brian Bowling  and Mike Wereschagin 1:03 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord on Friday acknowledged that he “stepped over the line” when raising campaign money for his failed gubernatorial bid, and his lawyers said he intends …