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Former congressman Sestak to kick off U.S. Senate campaign this week

By Salena Zito 10:37 a.m.
Joe Sestak will make it official Wednesday. The former congressman and retired Navy admiral intends to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate in an appearance at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, his campaign said. Sestak, 63, a Democrat from Delaware County, ...

Snow causes roof to collapse at Crawford County plastics plant

By The Associated Press 9:55 a.m.
TITUSVILLE — Heavy snows have caused a roof to collapse at a plant that makes plastic water pipe in Crawford County Officials at Charter Plastics said the roof on a building that houses a carpenters’ shop collapsed about 3 p.m. Monday. ...

Tax on shale-gas drillers would punish industry, Turzai says

By Brad Bumsted
STEELTON — A 5 percent severance tax on shale gas drilling that Gov. Tom Wolf plans to announce would be punitive and would hurt a ...

Robert Morris University poll shows Governor Wolf in good standing

By Melissa Daniels 10:37 a.m.
Gov. Tom Wolf curried favor with Pennsylvania voters during his first month in office, a dynamic that could shift as he pushes for new taxes on consumers, wage earners and the bountiful Marcellus shale drilling industry. About 57 percent of ...

Interstate smash-and-grab jewelry ring may be operating in Pittsburgh area, Altoona

By Michael Hasch
The FBI is trying to determine if a smash-and-grab ring that has been targeting jewelry stores in more than half a dozen states is responsible ...

Wolf to outline charter school plan in budget address

By The Associated Press 10:37 a.m.
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf, who replaced the chairman of Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission partly because of his support for additional charter schools in the cash-strapped city, will discuss his plan for charter reform in his budget address Tuesday. The Democrat ...

Amish boy stable after riding pony into intersection, being hit by car

By Tribune-Review
An Amish teenager remained in stable condition Monday after being struck by a car while he rode a pony Friday, according to state police in Clarion. The incident happened Friday on Route 208 in Knox. Police said 13-year-old Eli Troyer rode ...

1 killed in Lawrence County tractor-trailer crash

By Tribune-Review
One person was killed Monday morning in a crash with a tractor trailer in Lawrence County. The two-vehicle crash happened about 7:45 a.m. near the intersection of Route 422 and Fox Road, according to county emergency dispatchers. Dispatchers said another …

Sales, income taxes increases expected in Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — State lawmakers and political analysts predict Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday will propose slashing property taxes and paying for it with higher ...

Shale drilling boom a bust for some Western Pennsylvania towns

By Craig Smith
John Mollenauer has viewed the prosperity raining on western Washington County from the Marcellus shale boom with all the longing of a kid staring through ...

Lawmakers press Veterans Affairs for improved access to rural health care

By Adam Smeltz
The Department of Veterans Affairs is failing to make enough rural health care available to veterans who live far from VA medical centers, a breakdown ...

Salena Zito Reporting

Former congressman Sestak to kick off U.S. Senate campaign this week

By Salena Zito 10:37 a.m.
Joe Sestak will make it official Wednesday. The former congressman and retired Navy admiral intends to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate in an appearance ...

Brad Bumsted

Sales, income taxes increases expected in Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — State lawmakers and political analysts predict Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday will propose slashing property taxes and paying for it with higher broad-based taxes, such as income …