TribLIVE

| State


Pennsylvania Headlines

Former Pa. Gov. Corbett: From pension critic to collector

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Former Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, a vocal advocate for pension reform, is collecting a $38,765 state pension, retirement system records show. He withdrew a $118,378 lump-sum payment based on his contributions with 4 percent interest earned, records reflect. Corbett’s pension ...

Man decorating Scranton-area family grave is killed by falling headstone 

By The Associated Press 8:14 a.m.
THROOP — Police say a Pennsylvania man decorating a relative's grave for Easter with his wife has been killed after a headstone fell on him. Police say 74-year-old Stephan Woytack was struck in the head Monday at Saint Joseph's ...

Company pulls out of Lawrence County casino project

By Jason Cato
Another setback in the plan for a casino and racetrack in Lawrence County could doom the project that supporters have pitched for a decade, one analyst said Monday. Penn National Gaming said it intends to back out of the $225 million ...

DEP grants 18-month extension on stormwater control effort

By Aaron Aupperlee
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Monday granted Pittsburgh and 79 municipalities an 18-month deadline extension to come up with a plan to reduce stormwater flowing into the sewer system, but the leeway came with conditions. DEP officials told them ...

Ramp projects across Western Pennsylvania to start this week

By Tribune-Review
Ramp improvements intended to reduce wrong-way crashes will begin this week on highways in Allegheny, Beaver and Lawrence counties, PennDOT said. Shoulder restrictions will be in place on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., as crews install signs, high-visibility pavement ...

Part of Paternos’ case rejected

By The Associated Press
HARRISBURG — The family of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno can’t sue the NCAA and the university for breach of contract for their actions in response to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, a Pennsylvania judge Monday ...

Lawyers in Philadelphia allege racketeering a dealer scheme

By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA — Lawyers for six former police officers charged with stealing millions of dollars in cash and drugs while working undercover attacked the Justice Department case Monday as a fable crafted by 19 drug dealers and a dirty colleague. Hundreds of ...

Sex-soaked culture faulted for fraternity house parties

By Tory N. Parrish  and Danielle Paquette
Four University of Pittsburgh  female students see fraternity parties as a soldier would a battlefield. “No one ever gets left behind,” Virginia Lefever, 18, a freshman from Lancaster, said while sitting in Pitt’s Hillman Library in Oakland with three friends, all ...

Drug suspects’ credibility to test defense in Philadelphia police corruption case

By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA — A broad police corruption case starting Monday in Philadelphia will largely rest on the credibility of about 20 drug suspects and a turncoat cop. It will play out after the wholesale dismissal of cases developed by members of ...

Pennsylvania’s DEP chief seeking gas pipeline strategy

By Robert Swift The (Scranton) Times- Tribune
HARRISBURG — A “spiderweb” of new natural gas pipelines will be built across Pennsylvania during the next decade, and the state’s top environmental official wants to develop a strategy for minimizing the impact on the environment. John Quigley, secretary-designate of the ...

New Castle-area racino remains in limbo

By Jason Cato
AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — Banks of slots-like machines chirped the familiar casino sound of bells and alarms as players pressed buttons, wheels spun and lights flashed ...

Salena Zito Reporting

Ohio governor Kasich, a McKees Rocks native, considers presidential run

By Salena Zito
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Republican Gov. John Kasich said Monday he’ll decide soon whether to make a run for the White House in 2016, saying he ...

Brad Bumsted

Former Pa. Gov. Corbett: From pension critic to collector

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Former Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, a vocal advocate for pension reform, is collecting a $38,765 state pension, retirement system records show. He withdrew a $118,378 lump-sum payment based …