Pennsylvania

Pa. raises speed limit to 70 on sections of turnpike, interstates

A 5 mph increase in the speed limit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and several interstates is a welcome upgrade for motorist Frank Warg of Coshocton, ...

Estey firing from Hershey Trust quickly followed criminal revelations

The revelation Friday that a senior executive swindled undercover FBI agents out of $13,000 prompted the $12 billion Hershey Trust Company to convene an emergency ...

Judge grills Sandusky lawyer looking to press his appeal

BELLEFONTE — Jerry Sandusky's effort to get his child molestation convictions thrown out ran into tough questioning Monday from a judge who voiced doubt about ...

Primary results reveal noteworthy winners, losers

HARRISBURG — Winners and losers emerged from Pennsylvania's primary election — some obvious and others hidden beneath the numbers. The candidate political analysts most often ...

Canonsburg man works to get on U.S. Senate ballot as Independent

It started with a sign. With little work for his landscaping business in early March, Brandon Hudock, of Canonsburg, had free time and an idea. So for ...

Former Rendell chief of staff to plead guilty in FBI lobbying sting

A onetime chief of staff to former Gov. Ed Rendell has agreed to plead guilty to federal wire fraud charges in connection with an FBI ...

Kane preps for trial of 3 former Penn State officials

Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office cleared the way Friday for three former Penn State administrators to stand trial in connection with the 2011 Jerry Sandusky ...

Lawsuit alleges PennDOT workers weren't paid for moving vehicles, equipment

PennDOT's District 11 has regularly required some of its Allegheny County employees to work off the clock while transporting vehicles and equipment between storage facilities ...

Einhorn transferred to minimum-security prison

HARRISBURG — A man convicted of killing of his ex-girlfriend and hiding her body in a locked closet for years has been moved from the ...

McGinty takes aim at Toomey as U.S. Senate race gets off to rowdy start

It didn't take long for things to heat up in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race. About 10 hours after Katie McGinty, 52, claimed a stunning, come-from-behind victory ...

Best cleanup candidate expected to win Pennsylvania AG race

The scandal embroiling outgoing Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane could shape whom voters in November choose to lead the office. "The race will be about who ...

Trump likely to collect more than 50 of Pa.'s 71 delegates

Republican Donald Trump is likely to collect more than 50 of Pennsylvania's 71 delegates from his landslide win here Tuesday, based on responses to a ...

Sensors to aid air monitoring near natural gas compressors in Pa.'s rural areas

With the help of a federal grant, the state Department of Environmental Protection plans to ramp up its efforts to monitor air quality near natural ...

Pa. to share in nearly $785 million settlement with drugmaker Pfizer

Pennsylvania will receive more than $12 million from a nearly $785 million settlement with drugmaker Pfizer Inc. to resolve allegations that one of its companies ...

2 officers hurt in Philadelphia crash, witness carjacked

PHILADELPHIA — Authorities say two police officers in an unmarked pickup truck were hurt and a witness became a carjacking victim in a crash in ...

McGinty charges ahead to beat Sestak in Dems' Senate primary

Katie McGinty's U.S. Senate campaign appeared to be tanking a month ago. Now, after a furious comeback against former congressman Joe Sestak in Tuesday's Democratic primary, ...

Shapiro defeats Zappala in Democratic primary for Pa. attorney general

Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro on Tuesday defeated Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. in the Democratic primary for attorney general, based on ...

Premiums jump for long-term care insurance in Pa.

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department said Tuesday that it capped requested rate increases at 20 percent for most long-term care insurance plans after four carriers requested ...

Wolf signs law to hasten divorces for abuse victims

A new law allows a victim of a documented personal injury crime by a spouse to get a divorce finalized within 90 days of filing. ...

Court rejects Cosby's attempt to throw out case

PHILADELPHIA — A state appeals court rejected Bill Cosby's attempt to throw out his criminal case because of what he called a decade-old deal not ...