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Liquor Control Board, Pennsylvania universities target problem drinking

By Kari Andren
The state Liquor Control Board is looking to devise a universal plan to help colleges and their surrounding communities combat underage and dangerous drinking by studying the experiences of four universities across the state. The agency started a pilot program last ...

Trained teachers, staff to treat allergic students under Pennsylvania law

By Megha Satyanarayana
The Burnheimer family was visiting family in Ohio when 8-month-old Madalin had an allergic reaction to something in wheat puffs that nearly killed her. “Her ...

Public Utility Commission grants Lyft license to operate

By Bobby Kerlik
Ride-sharing company Lyft can operate in Pennsylvania if it meets insurance and safety standards, regulators said Thursday. The Public Utility Commission set the conditions when voting 4-1 to approve Lyft’s license. The PUC handed rival company Uber the same standards and ...

Nonprofit hospitals in Western Pa. feel pain in finances despite Affordable Care Act

By Alex Nixon
The financial pressure nonprofit hospitals are feeling is not expected to ease next year despite a boost in the insured population because of the Affordable Care Act. Lower revenue and higher technology costs will continue, analysts at Standard & Poor’s ...

Judge delays January trial on Penn State sanctions

By The Associated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania judge is delaying a trial on the legality of the NCAA’s consent decree that punished Penn State for its handling of complaints about Jerry Sandusky. Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey on Thursday said the case brought ...

EQT donates $2,000 toward Greene County programs

By Tribune-Review
Greene County Commissioners on Thursday accepted two donations of $1,000 each for county programs from EQT’s Local Giving Program. One donation from the gas utility was for the county’s Farmland Preservation program. The other was to help fund county Department of ...

Erie man charged with 1990 slaying of Virginia Beach woman

By Staff and Wire Reports
Police charged an Erie man with the slaying of a Virginia Beach teenager more than two decades ago. Virginia Beach police said Thursday that Robert William Malick, 46, is charged with second-degree murder in the 1990 death of 17-year-old Joan Schoppaul. Schoppaul’s ...

With Pittsburgh charges, feds target Uganda-based counterfeiting ring

By Jason Cato
A dapper young man known for bragging about Rolex watches and Lamborghini sports cars strolled into an Oakland coffee shop the day after Christmas in ...

Philadelphia mother pleads guilty as boy, 2, shoots, kills sister

By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia woman pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment as a result of her 2-year-old son’s picking up a loaded .357 revolver and fatally shooting his 11-year-old sister. The toddler found the gun under a ...

Pa. attorney general charges 10 in PennDOT fraud, kickback scheme

By Bobby Kerlik
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced charges Wednesday against 10 more people in a widening PennDOT corruption scandal. Kane released a statewide grand jury  report that ...

Philly DA says no affidavits claimed by AG Kane in bribery case existed

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — To prove that an investigation of state legislators was racist and too weak to prosecute, Attorney General Kathleen Kane cited key internal documents ...

Salena Zito Reporting

Team in place for possible Santorum run for White House

By Salena Zito
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum may be inching closer to another run for president. Longtime adviser John Brabender said a team is in place if Santorum, ...

Brad Bumsted

Philly DA says no affidavits claimed by AG Kane in bribery case existed

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — To prove that an investigation of state legislators was racist and too weak to prosecute, Attorney General Kathleen Kane cited key internal documents but never provided them to …