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Democratic gubernatorial nominee in spotlight at Labor Day Parade

By Adam Brandolph and Bobby Kerlik 10:44 p.m.
The boos began as Tom Wolf approached the corner of Grant Street and the Boulevard of the Allies, and grew louder as the gubernatorial candidate …

Pa. judge identified who denied Trib request to view sexually explicit emails circulated in AG’s Office

By Brad Bumsted 10:37 p.m.
HARRISBURG — A grand jury judge has not decided whether to release documents in response to a Tribune-Review open records request for emails circulated in the Attorney General’s Office reputed to contain sexually explicit images, a spokesman for the judiciary …

Bucks County high school reels from teens’ deaths

By The Philadelphia Inquirer 10:44 p.m.
The deaths of three Council Rock High School South sophomores during the weekend has left the Bucks County district devastated and grappling with the loss …

Toll road system traces roots to Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Turnpike

By Andrew Conte
For the millions of Americans who hit the nation’s highways this Labor Day weekend, the road literally started in Pittsburgh. By the 1930s, the city’s …

Baldwin native McNulty’s storied legal career leads to Grove City post

By Debra Erdley
August was a homecoming for Paul McNulty. The Baldwin native’s 30-year legal career in Washington included stints as prosecutor in the nation’s highest-profile terrorism cases, …

Drownings surge in Pennsylvania over past 2 years

By Mary Ann Thomas
The number of people dying in boating accidents in Pennsylvania has risen in the past two years. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission patrolled local waterways …

New Ohiopyle park manager ready for big challenge that comes with job

By Mary Pickels
Timing really is everything. Just ask Ken Bisbee. Last fall, as Bisbee, 56, and his oldest son walked the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail into Ohiopyle …

Western Pennsylvania workers’ names echo different career paths

By Kari Andren Stacey Federoff and Renatta Signorini
The jokes are inevitable, predictable, unavoidable. But for the veterinarian named Fish and the animal keeper named Fawn, the jokes are all in a day’s …

Scientists dismiss dire outlook for Western Pennsylvania winter weather

By Megha Satyanarayana
Twice each day, a balloon floats over Western Pennsylvania, transmitting weather data to a building in Moon. Inside that building, the offices of the National …

Blight tests distressed cities in Pa.

By Scranton Times-tribune
SCRANTON — Scranton is a city of 76,000 people with a housing stock largely built before 1940 for a population nearly twice that number. It has the blight to prove it. As the financially strapped city struggles to combat blight …

Dog-training program gives prison inmates chance to give back

By Stacey Federoff
Behind the razor-wire fences and the cold stone walls of the state prison at Pine Grove, the unlikeliest of alliances is taking root between eight …

Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett’s Medicaid change expected to have little impact with voters

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — The federal government’s approval of Gov. Tom Corbett’s modified Medicaid plan is a victory for the Republican seeking re-election but not an issue that resonates deeply enough with voters to turn around a race led by Democrat Tom …

Corbett tries new TV ad attack strategy on Wolf

By The Associated Press
HARRISBURG — A TV ad by Gov. Tom Corbett’s campaign is opening a new front in the Republican’s mass communication strategy. The 30-second ad rolled out on Thursday labels Democrat Tom Wolf as a “maxed-out donor” to President Obama. It …

Secret judicial ruling blocks release of sexually explicit emails

By Brad Bumsted  and Melissa Daniels
HARRISBURG — An unnamed judge issued an order blocking an open records law request by the Tribune-Review for emails and links to sexually explicit images …

Man sentenced for killing girlfriend after crash

By The Associated Press
LANCASTER — A Central Pennsylvania man will serve 28 to 56 years behind bars for suffocating his girlfriend after she survived his deliberate, high-speed car crash. Benjamin Klinger, 21, of Elizabethtown pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and was sentenced on …

Corbett team rails at pollster

By Melissa Daniels
Gov. Tom Corbett’s campaign went after a top Pennsylvania pollster over the release of a poll showing the Republican incumbent trailing challenger Tom Wolf by …

Butler County coroner identifies man found in Lake Arthur

By Bill Vidonic
The Butler County Coroner’s Office has identified a resident of a Lawrence County care facility who died after being found in Lake Arthur Thursday. Bystanders pulled Dennis Sallmen, 52, from about 3 feet of water off Lakeview Beach on Lake …

$132 million contract awarded for Elk County dam rehabilitation project

By Bobby Kerlik
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that it awarded a $132.5 million contract for the East Branch Dam rehabilitation project in Elk County. The work consists of construction of a seepage cutoff wall within the existing dam. Officials …

Tall ship makes return voyage to Presque Isle

By Erie Times-news
Larry Clinton, captain of the tall ship Peacemaker, remembers the long lines of people who waited to board his vessel at the 2013 Tall Ships Erie festival. It was part of the first Great Lakes tour for Clinton and his …

Government approves compromise on Corbett’s alternative Medicaid plan

By Alex Nixon and Brad Bumsted
The federal government approved a plan by Gov. Tom Corbett that provides health coverage to at least 500,000 Medicaid-eligible Pennsylvanians. Corbett, a Republican trailing in …