Pennsylvania

Beemer says he'll bring 'honor and integrity' to Pa. AG's office

HARRISBURG — Bruce Beemer said Tuesday that he will work to bring "a sense of honor and integrity" to the Office of Attorney General during ...

State workers contract nears approval

HARRISBURG — Members of the state government's largest employees union were close to approving a contract Tuesday that would raise pay by 7.25 percent over ...

Pa. casinos don't bite on extra hours to sell alcohol

A happy-hour special intended to help plug Pennsylvania's budget with Vegas-style, around-the-clock alcohol service at state casinos has flopped. Not a single after-hours drink has ...

Full-time, professional circus school to open in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — No clowning around: The first full-time, professional training school for circus artists in the United States is set to open in Philadelphia next ...

Wolf: Pa. can do more to end pot arrests

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania needs to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession, Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday, yet the Democrat remains guarded about the kind of ...

Young bald eagle crippled by leg trap in York County trap

HANOVER — A young bald eagle crippled by a leg trap in central Pennsylvania is recovering in a wildlife rehabilitation center but is unlikely to ...

Pa. Senate committee set to discuss Beemer's nomination as attorney general

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Senate is taking the unusual step of returning early from summer recess for one vote — whether to confirm a former ...

Colleges' common reader selections aim to combat divisiveness

Seizing a moment when the world is rife with division and presidential campaigns highlighting the bitter divide dominate the headlines, some universities are asking students ...

Lawsuit seeks injunction to prevent release of dirty emails report

A lawsuit seeking to block release of a report detailing dirty emails sent on Office of Attorney General computers reveals that the report prepared by ...

Pa. agriculture secretary, farmers discuss industry's ups and downs

State Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and other government officials got an eyeful and earful Thursday as they toured the picturesque Windy Heights Farm in East ...

Calls to reform gift policy for public officials often unanswered in Pa.

HARRISBURG — Expensive jewelry. Free vacations. Wads of cash. Revelations of extravagant gifts to public officials often lead to a rush by lawmakers to restrict or ...

State employees being notified if names will be in report on offensive emails

HARRISBURG — Employees of the Attorney General's Office and other agencies received notices that their names are included in a pending report dealing with offensive ...

Nonbelievers sue over Pennsylvania House's opening prayers

HARRISBURG — A group of people who don't believe in God filed a federal lawsuit Thursday that seeks to change how prayers are handled before ...

McGinty makes fair pay — especially for women — a campaign priority

U.S. Senate challenger Katie McGinty says the American dream is only coming half-true for many working families. McGinty, a Chester County Democrat, told a small group ...

Original judge in Penn State administrators' case dead at 61

HARRISBURG — The judge who originally handled the criminal case against three Penn State administrators charged with covering up child-sex complaints about Jerry Sandusky has ...

Pennsylvania launches patient prescription database

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania is launching its database on prescription drug dispensing in an effort to prevent their abuse. Starting Thursday, state law requires physicians to ...

State to increase oversight of charter schools

A new division of the Pennsylvania Department of Education will provide financial oversight of charter schools, among other things, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday. The ...

Pa. boy, 14, accused of killing grandma during fight over school

HARBORCREEK — A 14-year-old Pennsylvania boy has been charged with fatally shooting his grandmother during an argument over school. Hunter Riley Reeser, of Harborcreek Township, ...

Biden calls on Turkey to be patient in Gulen case

ANKARA, Turkey — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Turkish authorities on Wednesday to be patient with the U.S. legal system as Turkey seeks ...

Prosecutors from Sandusky's sex abuse case deny leak accusations

BELLEFONTE — Knowing the criminal case it was building against Jerry Sandusky was likely to shake Penn State University to its core, the Attorney General's ...