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Proposal aims to bring slots to Pa. airports

By Melissa Daniels 1:13 p.m.
Flashing lights, spinning fruit and dinging bells soon could arrive at Pittsburgh International Airport if lawmakers approve a plan to make Pennsylvania the second state to allow slot machines at airports. A proposal by Rep. Nick Kotik of Coraopolis would enable ...

Gov. Wolf vetoes bill to privatize Pennsylvania’s liquor system

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday vetoed the first bill to clear the General Assembly establishing a privatized liquor system in Pennsylvania. The bill would ...

FBI questions Allentown mayor, seizes contract documents

By Bob Bauder 1:13 p.m.
City officials in Allentown said Friday they didn’t know why federal agents searched city hall, seizing documents pertaining to bidding and contracts, and questioned the ...

Attorney general’s twin sister sued by FBI agent ex-boyfriend

By Brian Bowling
Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s twin borrowed $200,000 from an FBI agent who was living with her and then kicked him out the door, the agent ...

Public implored to avoid iPhone cases that resemble guns

By Katishi Maake
Officials across the country are warning people of the potential danger of purchasing iPhone cases shaped like a handgun. An image of the product went ...

Santorum charter flight tab broke $400K

By USA Today
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum began his presidential campaign in May by emphasizing his blue-collar roots and promising to “take money and power out of ...

State Supreme Court rejects latest Foxley Farm appeal in Ligonier Township dispute

By Nicole Chynoweth
The state Supreme Court has denied an appeal filed by the owners of a 56-acre Ligonier Township farm contesting whether a consent order limiting ...

State cites Greene County mine after fatality, checking ventilation doors

By The Associated Press
The state Department of Environmental Protection has cited a Greene County mine for violations related to a miner’s death, and is inspecting ventilation doors of other mines in the region. DEP spokesman John Poister said that’s being done because 55-year-old ...

Jailed Philadelphia priest could get papal visit

By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA — A prison that Pope Francis plans to visit during his U.S. trip houses a former church official jailed for his handling of priest sexual-abuse complaints. Monsignor William Lynn is serving a minimum three-year sentence since a jury found he ...

Expect drawn-out state budget impasse, Pa. political analysts say

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — A deep ideological divide between Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf portends a protracted budget impasse without a state spending plan ...

Higher school taxes prevail in Western Pennsylvania, Trib finds

By Tory N. Parrish  and Katherine Schaeffer
About half of the school districts in Western Pennsylvania have raised property taxes to balance their budgets, an issue central to the state budget dispute between Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Tom Wolf. A Tribune-Review sampling of 58 school districts in ...

Salena Zito Reporting

Leading on race: Communities, not elites

By Salena Zito
BIRD-IN-HAND, Pa. Grace always finds a way to arrive just in time. Last week the sewer of social media and news, which often poses as ...

Brad Bumsted

Gov. Wolf vetoes bill to privatize Pennsylvania’s liquor system

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday vetoed the first bill to clear the General Assembly establishing a privatized liquor system in Pennsylvania. The bill would have phased out more …