Pennsylvania

Ex-DEP secretary's email mixes profanity, criticism of environmental groups

HARRISBURG — In a profanity-laced email, former Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Quigley blasted environmental groups for inaction on legislative efforts delaying oil and ...

Cosby due in court in Pennsylvania sex-assault case

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby is due in Pennsylvania court Tuesday morning for a key hearing in his criminal sex-assault case. The preliminary hearing will determine ...

Sick, dead animals found at pet dealer ranch near Philadelphia

Federal inspectors found sick and dead animals, inadequate sanitation, untrained employees performing euthanasia and other deficiencies at a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer that supplied major pet ...

Pa. officials, lobbyists split on how to vet business propositions

HARRISBURG — FBI agents and operatives for decades have gone undercover as shrimp producers, developers, racetrack lobbyists and Arab sheiks to snare dozens of elected ...

Pa. man dies after falling from Ocean City hotel balcony

OCEAN CITY, Md. — Authorities are investigating after they say a Pennsylvania man died after falling from an eighth-floor balcony at an Ocean City hotel. ...

Authorities: Houseparent inappropriately touched girl, 11

HERSHEY — Authorities say a houseparent at a Pennsylvania school has been charged with inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl. WHTM-TV first reported 34-year old Randy ...

Pa. GOP completes presidential delegation

The Pennsylvania Republican Party on Saturday selected its 14 delegates bound to vote for Donald Trump at the party's July national convention in Cleveland. The 14 ...

'Huffing' spikes dramatically among adults as practice declines with teens

It was just another Saturday afternoon along a congested stretch of Route 30 in North Huntingdon when workers at a Subway restaurant were jolted from ...

Pennsylvania's environmental protection secretary resigns

The state's short-serving but long-besieged environmental protection secretary resigned Friday amid questions about an email he sent from a private email account to advocacy groups, ...

Pa. unemployment jumps to 5.3% in April

The state's job growth in March was wiped out a month later as Pennsylvania's manufacturers continued to struggle in April and weak consumer spending hit ...

Pennsylvania to extend ignition locks law to first drunk-driving offenses

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will sign a measure that expands Pennsylvania's ignition lock law to first-time drunken drivers. The Senate passed the measure unanimously Wednesday. The ...

Pa. college subsidies loss nearly double national average

Pennsylvania's public colleges and universities have lost state subsidies nearly twice as great as public colleges and universities across the nation, a study released Wednesday ...

Lawmakers still seeking deal to allow Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG — Find a way to make nice. That was the message lawmakers on the Pennsylvania Senate game and fisheries committee delivered to people on both ...

Pennsylvania bill to end seniority-based teacher furloughs is going down

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf might veto a bill that would end seniority-based teacher furloughs, but that won't remove the issue from state budget negotiations, ...

Kane's bid to quash charges rejected on procedural grounds

NORRISTOWN — Lawyers for Attorney General Kathleen Kane have 10 days to refile a motion seeking to throw out her criminal charges, a judge said ...

Toomey, McGinty spar over Philadelphia's 'sanctuary city' policy

Pennsylvania's Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey blasted Democratic election opponent Katie McGinty on Monday for supporting a program that could allow violent illegal immigrants to ...

Infant twins suffer broken legs at hands of parents, police say

TULLYTOWN — A Pennsylvania couple has been arrested after police say the mother and father abused their infant twin daughters so badly the girls could've ...

State may investigate whether Second Mile knew of Sandusky's abuses

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office is taking a second look at the Second Mile. Solicitor General Bruce Castor told the Tribune-Review he has asked ...

Ex-mayor of Harrisburg gets 305 charges dropped

HARRISBURG — Former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed won the dismissal of 305 of the 449 charges against him Monday in a case in which prosecutors ...