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CDC: Pennsylvania to expand Ebola monitoring

By Megha Satyanarayana 7:03 p.m.
Pennsylvania is one of six states that will monitor travelers from Ebola-stricken countries under new protocols, federal health officials said Wednesday. Starting Monday, all travelers to the U.S. whose flights originated in Sierra Leone, Liberia or Guinea will be actively followed for up to 21 days by state health departments …

State police have seized twice as much heroin this year as in all of 2013

By Margaret Harding 6:48 p.m.
State police seized nearly $50 million worth of illegal drugs in the third quarter of the year, according to a news release Wednesday. The $49 million worth of drugs includes $2.47 million worth cocaine, $37.34 million worth of heroin, and …

Justice blames feud for his ouster; chief of court admits he did seek to remove him

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Suspended Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery blames “malicious intent” by Chief Justice Ronald Castille as the driving force behind a decision to oust …

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission urged to strengthen ethics training

By Bobby Kerlik
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission needs to strengthen its ethics training for employees and outside business partners, according to a an advisory committee report released Tuesday. The 74-page report outlined 10 recommendations to improve transparency and ensure professional contracts are handled …

Bill Clinton to campaign in Pittsburgh for Pa. gubernatorial candidate

By Melissa Daniels
Former President Bill Clinton is set to headline a campaign event with Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf on Monday in Pittsburgh. The event, scheduled for …

House 58th District seat candidates focus on education, taxes

By Renatta Signorini
A Hempfield supervisor is challenging longtime incumbent R. Ted Harhai of Monessen for the House 58th District seat, which covers a portion of Westmoreland County. …

Schools closed after state police ambush suspect reportedly sighted nearby

By The Associated Press
A northeastern Pennsylvania school district closed its schools Tuesday after at least two reported sightings of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush. Officials in the Pocono Mountain School District announced the decision to cancel classes shortly after 5 …

State law complicates Allegheny County proposal for letter grading of restaurants

By Aaron Aupperlee
Either Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald or the county Health Department will resubmit legislation every 30 days to post letter grades outside of restaurants, county Solicitor Andrew Szefi told county council members Tuesday. Doing so will keep council in compliance …

Sheriff’s sale delayed for historic Conneaut Lake Park

By The Associated Press
A judge has delayed the sheriff’s sale of a 122-year-old amusement park in Crawford County until objections by the state attorney general’s office can be heard next month. The Meadville Tribune reported Tuesday that a Crawford County judge has delayed …

Molestation by Franciscan friar at Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown nets $8M for 88 former students

By The Associated Press
JOHNSTOWN — Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, two attorneys who represent more than half the …

PennDOT schedules bridge meeting

By Tribune-Review
PennDOT will have plans on display Oct. 30 for the Belle Vernon-Speers Bridge preservation project. A public meeting will be held 5-6:30 p.m. in the Belle Vernon borough building at 10 Main St. to review the plans, transportation agency officials …

Salena Zito Reporting

Pa. Congressional candidates hear about wide range of issues, concerns

By Salena Zito
People in Western Pennsylvania are talking to congressional candidates about national security, the economy and the politics of Obamacare as the November election draws near, …

Brad Bumsted

Justice blames feud for his ouster; chief of court admits he did seek to remove him

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Suspended Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery blames “malicious intent” by Chief Justice Ronald Castille as the driving force behind a decision to oust him with pay for transmitting …