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Mt. Lebanon police checking lead on teen arrested in Tenn. school threats

By Brian Bowling 11:18 p.m.
A Nashville teenager whose emailed threats sound similar to those that shut down Seton-La Salle High School this month targeted at least one Pittsburgh school, authorities said. The teen, arrested Thursday night, is charged with sending threats claiming that he had ...

Family wins back rare gold coins

By The Associated Press 10:45 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA — A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict. U.S. Department of the Treasury officials insist the $20 Double …

Joan Orie Melvin sends 2nd, more contrite round of letters to judges

By Bobby Kerlik
Apology letters from convicted former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin hit the mailboxes of judges across the state this week, a part of her sentence on corruption charges. An Allegheny County jury in 2013 convicted Melvin, 59, of Marshall ...

Pa. attorney general loses agency legal counsel for labor issues

By Brad Bumsted 8:18 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Another top staffer in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General has resigned, the 14th aide to step down since Attorney General Kathleen Kane took office in January 2013. Erik Anderson said Thursday he is leaving as agency legal counsel ...

Pitt, Penn State faculty found to receive better-than-average pay

By Debra Erdley
A national survey shows most faculty at the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State fare well financially, despite what the schools derided as crippling reductions ...

Allentown Mayor Pawlowski to run for U.S. Senate

By The Associated Press
HARRISBURG — Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is expected to announce on Friday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held ...

Greene County Veterans Affairs office plans meetings to offer info, assistance with benefits

By Tribune-Review
Greene County Veterans Affairs office has announced a series of outreach meetings this year to provide information and assistance to veterans to obtain benefits in communities across the county. Outreach efforts will take place starting at 10 a.m. on the following ...

Another PennDOT contractor charged with corruption

By Melissa Daniels
Another state contractor is charged as part of an ongoing investigation of alleged corruption at PennDOT District 6 in southeastern Pennsylvania. Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Thursday that her office charged Christopher M. Czop, 45, following recommendations from a statewide …

Pittsburgh hospitals miss 5-star ranking in patient experience

By Adam Smeltz
Five-star meals can complement a five-star hotel stay in Pittsburgh, where entertainers stage the occasional five-star show. Just don’t expect to see five stars for the ...

Johnstown police search for suspect after man fatally shot in car

By The Associated Press
Police are searching for a suspect in the death of a man shot multiple times in a car in Cambria County. WTAJ-TV reports police in Johnstown are investigating a connection to gunshots heard about a mile away around 11:30 p.m. ...

Pennsylvania court weighs legality of law that lets NRA sue to overturn gun control rules

By Aaron Aupperlee
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court judges heard arguments Wednesday about whether a law that makes it easier for the National Rifle Association, gun owners and other groups to sue municipalities over their gun ordinances is constitutional. A law intended to deter scrap metal ...

Salena Zito Reporting

Call ‘Islamic terrorism’ what it is: a threat to West, Jeb Bush says

By Salena Zito
COLUMBUS, Ohio — America’s role as a world leader and coalition builder among nations has weakened under President Obama, allowing “Islamic terrorism” to spread, former ...

Brad Bumsted

Pa. attorney general loses agency legal counsel for labor issues

By Brad Bumsted 8:18 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Another top staffer in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General has resigned, the 14th aide to step down since Attorney General Kathleen Kane took office in January 2013. Erik Anderson said Thursday he is leaving as agency legal …