Pennsylvania

Multiple fatalities reported in central Pa. interstate crash

FREDERICKSBURG — A pileup involving dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania interstate that killed three people and sent scores to hospitals appears to have been ...

Pennsylvania Game Commission cuts more staff

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is cutting more staff. Just before the end of the year — citing ongoing financial struggles — the commission furloughed two full-time ...

Recycling TVs no easy task in Pennsylvania

Steve Shearson didn't realize how much effort a giveaway would require. For three weeks, the Rostraver resident tried unsuccessfully to recycle a Sony 43-inch, rear-projection TV ...

Kane gets 2 weeks to give ethics board Justice Eakin emails

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's judicial ethics court has given Attorney General Kathleen Kane two weeks to produce material for a pending disciplinary case against Supreme Court ...

CDC sheds light on Zika virus during Twitter chat

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its director, Dr. Tom Frieden, held an hourlong chat Friday on Twitter to answer questions about the ...

Attorney General spokesman says some employees unhappy Kane keeping job

HARRISBURG — The spokesman for Attorney General Kathleen Kane is acknowledging that some agency employees are disappointed their boss wasn't ordered removed from office by ...

Casey pushes Congress to approve $1.8B in emergency Zika funding

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. said Thursday it's imperative that Congress quickly approves $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the spreading Zika virus, which ...

Senate vote fails, 29-19, on removing Kane as attorney general

HARRISBURG — The state Senate on Wednesday failed to approve a historic proposal to remove Kathleen Kane as attorney general based on the assertion that ...

Pennsylvania to eliminate registration stickers in 2017

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania is eliminating registration stickers that motorists affix to their license plates starting in 2017. The state Transportation Department anticipates the change will ...

Turnpike officials defend agency's decisions in snowstorm

Pennsylvania Turnpike officials said Wednesday that a series of events, combined with historic snowfall, contributed to stranding hundreds of vehicles on the toll road last ...

Wolf takes budget plan on road: 1st stop, Clairton

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday responded to the state GOP's criticism of his budget proposal for next year and the party's accusation that he ...

Severance tax on shale gas still in Wolf's budget

The structure of Gov. Tom Wolf's latest attempt to increase taxes on shale gas production might open the door to consideration by Republican lawmakers, a ...

Turnpike reopens after 65-mile closure for guardrail repair

The Pennsylvania Turnpike shut down a 65-mile stretch of the eastbound lanes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday between Breezwood and Carlisle to allow ...

Jailed Philadelphia church official wins appeal of guilt

PHILADELPHIA — A Roman Catholic church official could soon seek bail after a Pennsylvania appeals court refused to review a decision to throw out his ...

Wolf proposes $32.7B budget for 2016-17, warns of 'time bomb' deficit

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a $32.7 billion state budget Tuesday that would raise the personal income tax from 3.07 percent to 3.4 percent ...

2 Pa. residents diagnosed with Zika virus

Two Pennsylvania women who were diagnosed with Zika virus have recovered and pose no public threat, state health officials said Tuesday. The unidentified women recently traveled ...

Scaife's bequests made him 'most-generous American' in 2015

When the Tribune-Review's late publisher Dick Scaife left nearly $759 million to two foundations and two art museums, his gifts made him "2015's most-generous American," ...

Pa. to chip in $3M a year for transfer of Wilkinsburg students

The Pennsylvania Department of Education will contribute $3 million annually to help cover costs associated with moving students from Wilkinsburg into one of Pittsburgh's lowest-performing ...

Eichelberger: Pa. Gov. Wolf spending 'potentially illegal'

HARRISBURG — Members of a joint Senate panel on Monday grilled Treasury Department officials about why the state will release money to pay agency bills ...

Senate to vote Wednesday on whether to oust Pennsylvania AG Kane

HARRISBURG — The Senate plans to vote Wednesday on removing embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office, the top GOP leader said. Kane, a Democrat ...