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Special elections held in parts of Pennsylvania

August 5, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The votes are in and newly-elected state representatives are ready to get to work. more »»

Christian persecution spurs charity, calls for more asylum

August 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Syrian archbishop said the United States' reluctance to offer asylum to persecuted Christians is "unjust and condemnable" and appealed to the American people for help... more »»

Persecution of Christians spurs charity in lieu of asylum

August 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Syrian archbishop visiting Philadelphia has called the United States' reluctance to offer asylum to persecuted Christians "unjust. more »»

More jail time imposed for threatening letter to president

August 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man serving time in molestation case is now facing 15 more months behind bars for a threatening letter to the president that authorities said was sent to... more »»

Ex-2nd grade teacher sentenced to 1 to 2 years in abuse case

August 4, 2015

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A former second grade teacher at a suburban Philadelphia school accused of having abused female students has been sentenced to one to two years in prison. more »»

Bondsman pleads guilty to charges in fraudulent bond case

August 4, 2015

READING, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania bail bondsman has pleaded guilty to charges in what authorities said were $2 million in fraudulent bonds. more »»

Choir begins rehearsals for pope's Philadelphia Mass

August 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Those fretting about how Philadelphia will accommodate huge crowds when Pope Francis visits are now hearing some soothing sounds.

Choir practices have begun for the Sep. more »»

Trial to open next week in slaying at party last summer

August 4, 2015

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man is scheduled to go on trial next week in a shooting death at a party last summer. more »»

State police nominee: 'Room for improvement' in diversity

August 4, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. more »»

Man likely to go to mental facility, prison in stabbing case

August 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania judge says she will likely send a homeless man to a mental institution before he serves a sentence for stabbing several people near a Target store two... more »»

Investigators probe escape of inmate suspected in killing

August 4, 2015

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — Authorities plan to investigate what led up to the escape of a prison inmate suspected of having strangled an acquaintance while on the run in western Pennsylvania last week. more »»

Man convicted, sentenced to life in Craigslist murder case

August 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia man was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man who was killed after answering a Craigslist ad for an all-terrain... more »»

PennEnvironment threatening ArcelorMittal pollution suit

August 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — ArcelorMittal's western Pennsylvania coke plant violated the federal Clean Air Act hundreds of times by showering nearby residents with soot and other pollutants, an... more »»

American doctor defends lion hunt, says he followed rules

August 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American doctor accused of killing a lion in an illegal hunt in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he had complied with all rules and regulations, filled out all the necessary... more »»

Nonstop trips to Chicago, Las Vegas from Pennsylvania to end

August 4, 2015

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Spirit Airlines plans to discontinue nonstop flights from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in southwestern Pennsylvania to Chicago and Las Vegas effective Nov. 12. more »»

State police nominee: "Room for improvement' in diversity

August 4, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The man Gov. more »»

Philanthropist, GOP powerbroker Elsie Hillman dies at 89

August 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania philanthropist and political activist who helped propel moderate Republicans to state and national offices has died. Elsie Hillman was 89. more »»

Man sentenced to life term in Craigslist murder case

August 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man authorities said was killed after answering an ad on a social media site... more »»

Philanthropist, GOP power broker Elsie Hillman dead at 89

August 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Elsie Hillman, a philanthropist and political activist who helped propel moderate Republicans to state and national offices, has died at her Pittsburgh home. She was 89. more »»

ArcelorMittal reviewing pollution suit threat claims

August 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelmaker ArcelorMittal is "carefully reviewing" claims by the activist group PennEnvironment that its coke plant in the Pittsburgh suburbs is violating federal Clean Air Act... more »»

 
 

 

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