Pennsylvania

Wolf proposes $32.7B budget for 2016-17, warns of 'time bomb' deficit

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a $32.7 billion state budget Tuesday that would raise the personal income tax from 3.07 percent to 3.4 percent ...

2 Pa. residents diagnosed with Zika virus

Two Pennsylvania women who were diagnosed with Zika virus have recovered and pose no public threat, state health officials said Tuesday. The unidentified women recently traveled ...

Scaife's bequests made him 'most-generous American' in 2015

When the Tribune-Review's late publisher Dick Scaife left nearly $759 million to two foundations and two art museums, his gifts made him "2015's most-generous American," ...

Pa. to chip in $3M a year for transfer of Wilkinsburg students

The Pennsylvania Department of Education will contribute $3 million annually to help cover costs associated with moving students from Wilkinsburg into one of Pittsburgh's lowest-performing ...

Eichelberger: Pa. Gov. Wolf spending 'potentially illegal'

HARRISBURG — Members of a joint Senate panel on Monday grilled Treasury Department officials about why the state will release money to pay agency bills ...

Senate to vote Wednesday on whether to oust Pennsylvania AG Kane

HARRISBURG — The Senate plans to vote Wednesday on removing embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office, the top GOP leader said. Kane, a Democrat ...

5 people in Pa. test negative for Zika virus, 14 tests pending

Five Pennsylvania residents have tested negative for the Zika virus, and 14 test results for others are pending, the state Department of Health said Monday. The ...

Defense analyst: Future battles to require heavier arms

After more than a decade of fighting lightly armed, irregular forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, U.S. forces face an increasing likelihood of combating more ...

Allegheny College professor Nesset gets prison for child porn

An award-winning contemporary literature professor has been sentenced to 6 years and 4 months in prison for his massive child pornography collection. A federal judge ...

Woman sent to jail for group attack on gay couple in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — A suburban police chief's daughter began serving five to 10 months in jail Monday for a group attack on a gay couple that ...

Hot cars more deadly for K-9 officers in 2015 than shootings, stabbings

January was an unusually dangerous month for police dogs nationwide. Eight K-9s — including Aren, a Port Authority police K-9 slain Jan. 31 while pursuing a ...

Investigators cite contributing factors in Flight 93 memorial fire

A fire that destroyed thousands of artifacts at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville was made worse by flammable materials, the absence of a ...

Segregation in Pittsburgh-area schools an enduring issue

He didn't think much about it then, but Wyatt Schueler rarely saw a person who was not white during the eight years he attended Catholic ...

Schools, teachers attempt to tackle achievement gap in Western Pennsylvania

Western Pennsylvania's school administrators and teachers are working to improve outcomes for all students in schools that are becoming segregated by race and income. Black ...

Supreme Court upholds its suspension of AG Kane's law license

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday unanimously rejected Attorney General Kathleen Kane's request to reinstate her law license, setting the stage for a ...

Lawmakers plan hearing on millions diverted from PennDOT to state police

Most of the budget for the Pennsylvania State Police comes from a pot of money meant for road and bridge projects that has collected $4 ...

Flu cases on rise, but still far below normal, hospitals say

A slumbering cold and flu season may be awakening in Western Pennsylvania, where reports of the common winter sicknesses increased in the last two weeks. Unusually ...

New England blasted by first big storm of winter

BOSTON — A winter storm packing heavy, wet snow gave New England its first real taste of winter Friday, toppling trees and knocking out power ...

Attorney general seeks reversal of dropped charges against Penn State officials

HARRISBURG — State prosecutors want a Pennsylvania appeals court to reconsider its dismissal of some of the criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators ...

Pa. House set to vote Monday on starting Kane impeachment investigation

HARRISBURG — Waging legal battles on several fronts, Attorney General Kathleen Kane may face yet another on Monday when the full House is expected to ...