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Study to look at financial impact of state’s gas boom

By The Associated Press 4:12 p.m.
Researchers are looking at whether money from the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom helps children and families in regions where companies are drilling. Penn State University sociology professor Molly Martin said there is a unique opportunity to compare northeastern Pennsylvania communities that have experienced the boom during the last six …

Pa. Monuments license plates revenue to help maintain Gettysburg monuments

By Matthew Santoni
Stone and metal markers honoring the sacrifices of Pennsylvania soldiers at Gettysburg will get a boon this year from some Pennsylvania drivers. Revenue from special …

Pa. judge identified who denied Trib request to view sexually explicit emails circulated in AG’s Office

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — A grand jury judge has not decided whether to release documents in response to a Tribune-Review open records request for emails circulated in the Attorney General’s Office reputed to contain sexually explicit images, a spokesman for the judiciary …

Democratic gubernatorial nominee in spotlight at Labor Day Parade

By Adam Brandolph and Bobby Kerlik
The boos began as Tom Wolf approached the corner of Grant Street and the Boulevard of the Allies, and grew louder as the gubernatorial candidate …

Pennsylvania amusement ride website leaves readers hanging

By Aaron Aupperlee
An effort by the state Department of Agriculture to increase the transparency of its amusement ride inspection program gives the public little information about the …

Trac Fabrication all-terrain wheelchairs open world for disabled

By David Conti
Mark Driscoll will soon go hunting in the woods of Montana for the first time since multiple sclerosis took his ability to walk in 1995, …

Western Pa. districts aim to win back students from cyber charters

By Megan Harris
As scores of students flee traditional classrooms for the comfort of their keyboards at cyber charter schools, Western Pennsylvania school districts are building cyber academies …

Bucks County high school reels from teens’ deaths

By The Philadelphia Inquirer
The deaths of three Council Rock High School South sophomores during the weekend has left the Bucks County district devastated and grappling with the loss …

Toll road system traces roots to Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Turnpike

By Andrew Conte
For the millions of Americans who hit the nation’s highways this Labor Day weekend, the road literally started in Pittsburgh. By the 1930s, the city’s …

Baldwin native McNulty’s storied legal career leads to Grove City post

By Debra Erdley
August was a homecoming for Paul McNulty. The Baldwin native’s 30-year legal career in Washington included stints as prosecutor in the nation’s highest-profile terrorism cases, …

Drownings surge in Pennsylvania over past 2 years

By Mary Ann Thomas
The number of people dying in boating accidents in Pennsylvania has risen in the past two years. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission patrolled local waterways …

Salena Zito Reporting

Virginia GOP Senate candidate Gillespie piles up mileage pursuing Warner

By Salena Zito
WASHINGTON — Ed Gillespie is trying to chip away at Mark Warner’s “Main Street appeal” to Virginians. Gillespie, the former Republican National Committee chairman, is …

Brad Bumsted

Pa. judge identified who denied Trib request to view sexually explicit emails circulated in AG’s Office

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — A grand jury judge has not decided whether to release documents in response to a Tribune-Review open records request for emails circulated in the Attorney General’s Office reputed to contain sexually explicit images, a spokesman for the judiciary …