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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 9:04 a.m.

Rep. Pat Meehan says he saw younger aide as ‘soul mate’ but denies harassment

U.S. Rep Pat Meehan said Tuesday he had developed a deep “affection” for a younger aide and told her that he saw her as a “soul mate” as they talked …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundaries

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state’s congressional map Monday, granting a major victory to Democrats who charged that the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans.


Congressman denies allegation in misconduct claim he settled

House Speaker Paul Ryan ordered an Ethics Committee investigation Saturday after the New York Times reported U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that stemmed from …


Trump pledges ‘total support’ for Pa. House candidate

President Donald Trump is pledging “total support” for a Pennsylvania lawmaker trying to keep a House seat in the Republican column in the first congressional race of the year.


Gerrymandering case sows doubt in big year for House races

Lots of people want to run for Congress in Pennsylvania this year, but they may not yet know which district they live in.


Christmas storm brings record snow to Erie, Pennsylvania

A Christmas storm has dumped a record amount of snow on Erie, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas.


Christine M. Flowers: Reawakened by resistance to pro-life bill

The pro-life giant isn’t exactly sleeping, but it got a nice dose of caffeine with both SB 3 and Doug Jones’ election. The movement is not about to let the …


New Medicaid feature to reduce future nursing home enrollees

Years in the making, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is rolling out a new Medicaid feature that’s designed to reduce the future number of enrollees in nursing homes and, along …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 4:15 p.m.

Some residents unaccounted for after huge senior center fire

Dozens of neighbors rushed to the scene of a massive late-night fire that injured nearly 30 people at a Pennsylvania senior living community, wrapping the elderly in blankets and carrying …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 4:05 p.m.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Trumpism wounded, but not dead

In one jaw-dropping passage, retired nurse Maggie Frear concedes Trump hasn’t kept his promise to bring the steel mills back, build a border wall, or repeal Obamacare. “But I like …


Abortion double-cross was beginning of end for congressman

U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy had counted on his anti-abortion record as one of many planks to help him get elected to Congress eight times, and it was his perceived personal …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 10:40 p.m.

Ryan: GOP Rep. Murphy resigning after reports of affair

Republican congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania announced Wednesday that he would not run for a ninth term, amid tawdry revelations of an extramarital affair in which the anti-abortion lawmaker urged …


Pennsylvania woman found in Washington after TV show airs

A Pennsylvania woman sought in an interstate custody case has been arrested in Washington state a day after a TV show about the case aired.


Mother gets 30 to 80 years in sons’ bathtub drownings

A Pennsylvania woman who drowned her two youngest sons in their bathtub because she felt that would enable her to be a better mother to their older brother was sentenced …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 11:18 a.m.

Accident at western Pennsylvania plant leaves 2 dead, 4 hurt

State police say two contractors working on a pipe in an underground pit at a western Pennsylvania power plant were killed when the pipe ruptured, filling the pit with sludge.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

Car hits 7, including 5 children, on Pennsylvania street

Police said a car traveling in the wrong lane on Friday plowed into seven people, five of them children, on a street in a residential development in northeastern Pennsylvania.


42 hurt in train crash outside Philadelphia

A SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line train carrying passengers ran into an unoccupied train early Tuesday inside the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby, injuring 42 people, officials said.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Two troopers wounded in robbery investigation; suspect killed

A Pennsylvania state trooper was critically injured when he was shot by a suspect in a robbery investigation before officers returned fire killing the shooter, state police said Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

Most residents allowed home after Pennsylvania derailment

Authorities say most residents are being allowed to return to the homes they were forced to leave after a train derailment and resulting fires in their small Pennsylvania town.


Philadelphia police search farm where four missing men were found

Philadelphia police joined multiple law enforcement agencies Thursday for another search of the sprawling Pennsylvania farm where the bodies of four missing young men were found buried deep underground last …


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 6:49 p.m.

Source: Man killed four young men, burned bodies at family’s Pennsylvania farm

A drug dealer has confessed to killing four young men separately after selling them marijuana and then burning their bodies at his family’s farm, a person with firsthand knowledge of …


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

Prosecutor: Human remains found in search for four missing men on Pennsylvania farm

A 20-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on charges of trying to sell a car belonging to one of four missing Pennsylvania men, and a prosecutor said he believed there would …


Cosby’s retrial on sex assault charges set for November

Bill Cosby will be retried in November on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago, after a Pennsylvania jury deadlocked on the question after deliberating …


Man facing murder charges in road-rage slaying of woman, 18

A Pennsylvania man was in custody Sunday for what a prosecutor called the “savage” and “senseless” death of a recent high school graduate shot in the head during a road-rage …


UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 3:20 p.m.

Three Mile Island notifies regulators of intent to close

The owners of the Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear plant have formally notified regulators and a regional power grid operator of their previously announced intentions to close the plant.


Man whose wrong testicle removed to get $870,000

A Pennsylvania jury has awarded $870,000 to a man whose urologist removed the wrong testicle.


UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 11:42 a.m.

Voice actress on killer’s cartoon got email revealing plans

An actress who voiced a cartoon character created by a Pennsylvania grocery store employee who killed three co-workers says he revealed his plans in an email to her.


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

Cosby’s lurid decade-old testimony is read to the jury

The jury at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial heard from the comedian without him actually taking the stand Thursday as prosecutors read into the record his lurid, decade-old testimony about …


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Supermarket massacre shooter left chilling online trail

A supermarket employee brought two guns to work overnight Thursday and fatally shot three fellow employees before turning the gun on himself, Pennsylvania state police said.


Man convicted of sexually assaulting 6 girls from one family

A man has been convicted of sexually assaulting six girls in the same Pennsylvania family, fathering two children by one of them.