Pennsylvania

Number of Pa. newborns addicted to opioids is skyrocketing, report says

Hospitals across Pennsylvania are battling surging rates of opioid-addicted babies and mothers, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment ...

'Mule' found dead in Pennsylvania had up to $500K in heroin

CLEARFIELD — A western Pennsylvania coroner says a suspected drug "mule" found dead over a highway guard rail was a Guatemalan man who had secreted ...

Ospreys, no longer threatened, take flight in Poconos

HAZLETON — Anglers have told Susan Gallagher about spending hours on Mauch Chunk Lake without getting a nibble before an osprey swooped down and plucked ...

Pennsylvania man resentenced for 2010 murder he committed as juvenile

YORK — A man who was a teenager at the time of the Pennsylvania murder of a law student for which he was sentenced to ...

Costs soar for presidential searches at state-owned universities

Taxpayers and students at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities have paid more than $1.5 million during the past six years for a continuous series of searches ...

Faculty at state-owned universities announce strike date

The union representing professors at the 14 state-owned universities Friday filed an unfair labor practices charge and set an October strike date, accusing negotiators for ...

Pennsylvania charter school law dubbed 'worst in the country'

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale pointed to the founder of Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School as an example of why he says the state's charter school ...

Toomey: McGinty supports welfare for illegal immigrants

HARRISBURG — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey has launched a new line of attack in immigration politics against his Democratic challenger Katie McGinty, accusing her ...

Year after guilty plea, no word on sentencing for former Pennsylvania LCB official

A year after pleading guilty to accepting bribes from alcohol vendors he regulated, James Short, the state Liquor Control Board's former director of marketing, has ...

Court throws out Wolf's order on bargaining rights for home care workers

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania court is putting an end to a program established by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf that the judges said improperly granted ...

Negotiations for State System universities, faculty at a stalemate

Negotiators for Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities and a union representing 5,500 faculty members and coaches ended a marathon five-day negotiating session late Wednesday at a ...

Document: State Rep. Acosta pleaded guilty to felony 6 months ago

HARRISBURG — A federal judge has unsealed a document showing that a state lawmaker from Philadelphia secretly pleaded guilty six months ago to a money ...

Pa. lawmakers to parallel feds on self-driving car guidelines

State legislators crafting regulations for self-driving cars will work to align their bill with federal guidelines on autonomous vehicles issued this week. Parts of proposed ...

State legislators again target local gun laws

HARRISBURG — State lawmakers moved closer Tuesday to re-enacting legislation that would let the National Rifle Association and similar groups challenge local gun regulations that ...

LCB executive director chosen

The state Liquor Control Board's chief operating officer will take over as executive director Nov. 5, LCB officials said Tuesday. Charlie Mooney, 55, of Linglestown in ...

Arbiter sought for Pa. university contract dispute with faculty, coaches

The union that represents faculty and coaches at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities on Tuesday requested binding arbitration over a protracted contract dispute. The request came as ...

Weather service confirms 1 Pennsylvania twister, but not 2

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The National Weather Service has confirmed that Saturday's strong storms spawned one, not two, tornadoes in western Pennsylvania. The first touched down ...

Police: Anti-cop note found at scene of deadly Philly rampage

PHILADELPHIA — A "rambling" note expressing hatred for police was found after a man opened fire on a Philadelphia police officer then went on a ...

Pennsylvania lawmakers' career paths vary

Fifty years ago, voters sent 60 lawyers and 10 farmers to Harrisburg among those tasked with crafting the laws that would govern them. Today the number ...

Erie police, residents build ties

ERIE — A few hours before he went to Erie City Hall to be sworn in as police chief Friday, Donald Dacus met with community ...