Politics

Permit delays, regulatory uncertainty concerning to gas business

Environmental permitting delays and regulatory uncertainty threaten to harm Pennsylvania's oil and gas industry and stifle investment in the sector as it struggles with low ...

Lame-duck director produces financial forms but ICA won't certify accuracy

The lame-duck director of a state-created authority overseeing Pittsburgh's finances has produced five years of annual financial disclosure forms that he was required to have ...

Biertempfel: Scorekeeper 'surprised' by McCutchen's comment

ST. LOUIS — Stuck in postgame traffic near PNC Park on Wednesday afternoon, Tony Krizmanich turned on his radio and heard Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen ...

Court filing says child reported sexual abuse to Paterno in 1976

One of Penn State University's insurers says head coach Joe Paterno might have learned about a child abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky decades earlier than ...

Eastbound turnpike reopens at Irwin after tractor-trailer, car collision

Eastbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike just east of the Irwin interchange in Westmoreland County reopened about 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon after they closed about ...

2 Wilkinsburg slaying suspects, 2 others to face drug charges

Defense attorneys for two men named suspects in a March mass shooting in Wilkinsburg refused to speculate Friday on whether their clients' possible link to ...

Family escapes blaze in East Vandergrift

A fire that apparently started on the front porch severely damaged a home in East Vandergrift late Friday morning. Fire units were called at about 11:45 ...

Protesters burst into ALEC banquet in Pittsburgh; 1 arrested 

Protesters stormed a banquet at Heinz Hall on Thursday night where members of a sometimes controversial legislative policy group were meeting. One person was arrested. Bill Meierling, ...

Feds arrest suspected cyber criminals accused in $1.35M theft from Delmont company

When officials at Penneco Oil Co. in Delmont learned three years ago that the company's bank accounts had been hacked and some $1.35 million was ...

Emma, Noah remain most popular baby names; Alaia, Riaan on the rise

WASHINGTON — On baby names, at least, divided Americans can generally agree: Emma and Noah are tops. And don't name your child Isis. For the second year ...

Paterno's son calls 1976 allegation about father 'bunk'

PHILADELPHIA — Joe Paterno's son said Friday that an allegation made by insurers that a boy told the longtime Penn State University football coach in ...

Lawrenceville man charged with arson in row house fire

A Lawrenceville man intentionally set a fire that tore through a Kent Way row house in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood Wednesday, police said. Jackiedaniels Eugene Stevens, 28, ...

Penn State expected to pass plan to allow stadium alcohol sales

STATE COLLEGE — A committee of Penn State trustees says some fans should be able to buy alcohol at the university's football and basketball stadiums, ...