Pennsylvania

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 ...

Internal affairs investigates possible cheating at state police academy

HARRISBURG — An investigation into possible cheating at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy has involved dozens of interviews and an extensive collection of evidence since ...

Pennsylvania AG's Office warns of 'phishing' scam targeting Social Security

The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office on Thursday warned of a "phishing" scheme in which scammers claim to be with the Social Security Administration. The scheme involves ...

2016 Obamacare enrollment stalls in Pennsylvania, jumps nationwide

Fewer Pennsylvanians signed up for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act's marketplace this year than last year, newly released federal data show. The state recorded ...

Judge: Cosby sex assault case can proceed

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A judge refused to throw out the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby on Wednesday, sweeping aside a former district attorney's claim ...

Wolf signs 2-year halt in Keystone Exams' graduation mandate

HARRISBURG — A requirement that Pennsylvania students pass the Keystone Exams to graduate from high school was put on hold Wednesday for at least two ...

Rendell endorsement triggers courtroom experience dispute in Pa. AG race

HARRISBURG — In the competitive Democratic race for Pennsylvania attorney general, the party's heavyweight has weighed in, touching off a war of words between two ...

U.S. Attorney issues alert about heroin overdoses

More than two dozen heroin overdoses have been reported in Washington and Cambria counties since the weekend, U.S. Attorney David Hickton said Tuesday. At least a ...

Kane spends over $310K in campaign cash on legal fees, PR in perjury case

Donors to Kathleen Kane's campaign unwittingly paid for more than $310,000 in legal and public relations fees related to criminal charges against the attorney general, ...

2016-17 spending plan set to join Pa. budget mess; Wolf to seek $200M more for schools

HARRISBURG — Less than a week before Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf proposes a new state spending plan, more partisan gridlock looms, and many Republican lawmakers ...

Funds for Pennsylvania transit projects $6B short

Paying for all of the construction projects on lawmakers' wish lists would cost an estimated $6 billion more than expected revenues during the next 12 ...

Former DA tells judge he had doubts about credibility of Cosby accuser

NORRISTOWN — The former Montgomery County district attorney told a judge Tuesday that he chose not to prosecute Bill Cosby a decade ago because he ...

Judge sets trial date for Cyber Charter CEO accused of siphoning $1 million

The criminal trial of former Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School CEO Nick Trombetta and his accountant will start with jury selection on June 6, a federal ...

Turnpike hit-and-run-driver contacts police

A 60-year-old man who ran from a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Harmar Tuesday night made contact with state police Wednesday morning, authorities said. ...

Details on Pa. Turnpike traffic backup show heroic efforts by volunteers

Tom Wertz's fire department pager went off at 12:20 a.m. Jan. 23 with a call from Bedford County's emergency dispatching center seeking help for hundreds ...