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Suspect in trooper’s slaying Frein had ‘defeated’ look when found, U.S. marshal says

By The Philadelphia Inquirer
MILFORD — “Rot in hell!” “You’re a coward!” Those were among the taunts from the crowd as Eric Frein, the accused killer of a state trooper, was led from a district court by a phalanx of police officers after he was arraigned on murder charges. As 150 or so looked …

Evaporating cap on Pa. gasoline taxes to offset drops at pump

By Melissa Daniels  and Bobby Kerlik
If gasoline prices continue to hover where they are, Ron Stover might get rid of his Dodge Durango. These days, the dark silver sport utility …

Attorney General Kane injured in auto accident

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane was recovering at her home near Scranton from a concussion suffered in an automobile accident. Kane’s driver, a state …

Court validates Highmark Medicare plan that excludes UPMC

By Alex Nixon
Highmark Inc. won a court ruling Thursday allowing it to exclude UPMC hospitals and doctors from some plans it sells to seniors. Commonwealth Court President Judge Dan Pellegrini denied a request by Attorney General Kathleen Kane and Gov. Tom Corbett’s …

Kelly emphasizes need for candor to new VA Erie director

By Mike Wereschagin
U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly said he had a “polite but professional” conversation with the incoming director of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Erie, one week after a congressional colleague criticized the promotion of David Cord over concerns about the …

Peduto nominates experienced Pittsburgh EMS chief for top post

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto on Thursday nominated the acting Emergency Medical Services chief for a permanent promotion to the position. Mark Bocian, 61, has served …

Hackers’ new Dyre malware infects W.Pa. computers, vexes FBI cyber agents

By Andrew Conte
Pittsburgh-based FBI cyber agents who brought down an international Russian hacking syndicate in May are now focusing on two new targets that have caused significant …

Police: Man wanted in fatal ambush of Pennsylvania trooper finally captured

By The Associated Press
A survivalist accused of ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in …

Unaccompanied immigrants put heavy strain on schools, charities

By Debra Erdley
Cash-strapped public schools and other nonprofit agencies across the country are struggling to take care of thousands of unaccompanied Central American children and teens who …

Newsmaker: Thomas M. Thompson

By Alex Nixon
Noteworthy: Thompson will receive the W. Edward Sell Business Lawyer Award on Nov. 12 from the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Business Law Section. The award recognizes …

Balloon doesn’t locate Frein

By The Philadelphia Inquirer
PHILADELPHIA — The helium-filled balloon that was deployed to search for Pennsylvania fugitive Eric Frein has been returned to Ohio. “Due to the tree canopy and rugged terrain of our search area, the balloon was not as helpful as everyone …

Salena Zito Reporting

Republican National Committee Chair Priebus praises GOP progress

By Salena Zito
The Nov. 4 election could test the work the Republican Party has done to change party culture and the mechanics of reaching out to voters …

Brad Bumsted

Attorney General Kane injured in auto accident

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane was recovering at her home near Scranton from a concussion suffered in an automobile accident. Kane’s driver, a state agent, hit a parked car, …