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State-owned universities spend millions in race to snare students

By Debra Erdley
Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities spend millions of dollars in the race to fill desks and dorm rooms as private and public universities compete for a shrinking pool of high school graduates. The tab for marketing, advertising and recruiting students ranged from ...

Allentown mayor says he’s cooperating with federal probe

By The Associated Press
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — The mayor of an eastern Pennsylvania city says he’s cooperating with federal investigators who questioned him and seized documents last week as part of a grand jury investigation, But Allentown mayor Ed Pawlowski echoes the city solicitor in ...

Philly’s new vibrancy lures crowds

By Salena Zito
PHILADELPHIA — Only a year old, in this birthplace of American democracy,  Independence Beer Garden is a landscaped oasis in a once-stark cement portico. It ...

Conneaut Lake Park turnaround to be arduous task

By Bill Vidonic
Jim Burbidge had hoped to see more changes by now at the storied, but bankrupt, Conneaut Lake Park in Crawford County. “They must have ...

Proposal aims to bring slots to Pa. airports

By Melissa Daniels
Flashing lights, spinning fruit and dinging bells soon could arrive at Pittsburgh International Airport if lawmakers approve a plan to make Pennsylvania the second state ...

Gov. Wolf vetoes bill to privatize Pennsylvania’s liquor system

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday vetoed the first bill to clear the General Assembly establishing a privatized liquor system in Pennsylvania. The bill would ...

FBI questions Allentown mayor, seizes contract documents

By Bob Bauder
City officials in Allentown said Friday they didn’t know why federal agents searched city hall, seizing documents pertaining to bidding and contracts, and questioned the ...

Attorney general’s twin sister sued by FBI agent ex-boyfriend

By Brian Bowling
Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s twin borrowed $200,000 from an FBI agent who was living with her and then kicked him out the door, the agent ...

Public implored to avoid iPhone cases that resemble guns

By Katishi Maake
Officials across the country are warning people of the potential danger of purchasing iPhone cases shaped like a handgun. An image of the product went ...

Santorum charter flight tab broke $400K

By USA Today
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum began his presidential campaign in May by emphasizing his blue-collar roots and promising to “take money and power out of ...

State Supreme Court rejects latest Foxley Farm appeal in Ligonier Township dispute

By Nicole Chynoweth
The state Supreme Court has denied an appeal filed by the owners of a 56-acre Ligonier Township farm contesting whether a consent order limiting ...

Salena Zito Reporting

Philly’s new vibrancy lures crowds

By Salena Zito
PHILADELPHIA — Only a year old, in this birthplace of American democracy,  Independence Beer Garden is a landscaped oasis in a once-stark cement portico. It ...

Brad Bumsted

Gov. Wolf vetoes bill to privatize Pennsylvania’s liquor system

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday vetoed the first bill to clear the General Assembly establishing a privatized liquor system in Pennsylvania. The bill would have phased out more …