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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 3:07 p.m.

Pennsylvania cat dives in to summer with love of swimming

A cat in western Pennsylvania is bucking stereotypes with its love of swimming.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

CEO: Schools denied my offer after warning on lunch bills

The president of a Pennsylvania school board whose district had warned parents behind on school lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care has rejected a company …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

Downfall: Defunct steelmaker’s global HQ to be imploded

Hank Barnette rode an elevator to the top floor of Martin Tower, walked to the empty spot where his office once stood and took in the expansive view, which he’d …


Mister Rogers’ home state plans day of kindness in his honor

Residents of Fred Rogers’ home state of Pennsylvania will be encouraged to exhibit acts of kindness in honor of the beloved PBS children’s show host.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 3:54 p.m.

Three Mile Island nuclear plant to proceed with closure

Three Mile Island, site of the United States’ worst nuclear power accident, will begin a planned shutdown starting June 1 now that it is clear that it will not get …


Biden tabs battleground Pennsylvania for 1st campaign speech

By picking Pennsylvania for his first campaign speech of the presidential race, Joe Biden is signaling he hopes to own what may be the 2020 election’s toughest battleground.


Man charged with cyber threats against Jews, Muslims, blacks

A Pennsylvania man created a digital image of himself pointing an AR-15 rifle at a group of praying Jewish men and posted it online, one of several cyber threats he …


Stranded camel entertains motorists along snowy roadway

The surprisingly powerful winter storm that swept across Pennsylvania brought some surprising sights with it, including a camel stranded along a snowy roadway.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Federal prosecutors open clergy abuse probe in Pennsylvania

Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand secret files and testimony from high-ranking leaders in what victims’ …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 8:43 p.m.

Man killed in Otis Orchards crash from Pennsylvania

A man killed Tuesday afternoon in a head-on collision near Otis Orchards was from Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate warns Democrat he’ll ‘stomp all over your face with golf spikes’

Amid calls from Republicans for more civility in politics, the party’s gubernatorial nominee in Pennsylvania posted a video Friday on Facebook in which he warns Gov. Tom Wolf, D, of …


Pope accepts Washington cardinal’s resignation amid scandal

Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in …


Trump prays for hurricane victims, criticizes Democrats, Hurricane Michael

As Hurricane Michael pounded Florida, President Donald Trump took shelter at a campaign event in Pennsylvania, where he sought to boost Republicans before the midterms.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 1:45 p.m.

FBI investigates after car blast kills 1 on downtown street

A car exploded on a downtown street, killing at least one person and leading to a shelter-in-place order for nearby residents, and federal authorities are helping local officials in the …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 12:44 p.m.

‘Big and vicious’: Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way routes Tuesday as more than 1 million people in three states were ordered to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 2:09 p.m.

Vatican condemns reported sex abuse by Pennsylvania priests

The Vatican expressed “shame and sorrow” on Thursday about a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses and decried the abuse as …


Bishops accused of brushing off sexual abuse complaints

A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while visiting her in the hospital after she had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

Report identifies more than 1,000 victims of priest abuse

Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children – and possibly many more – since the 1940s, and senior church officials, including a man who is …


A haven for white supremacists

The traffic sign that greets visitors on the south side of Ulysses, a tiny town in rural far north-central Pennsylvania, is suitably quaint – a silhouette of a horse-drawn cart …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

Water starts receding in Pennsylvania after days of floods

Floodwaters began to recede in central Pennsylvania on Thursday, leaving behind a film of mud and headaches for motorists trying navigate around dozens of roads closed to traffic.


Pennsylvania woman stable after being impaled by umbrella on Maryland beach

A 46-year-old woman was impaled Sunday in Ocean City by a beach umbrella in what appeared to be a freak accident, according to a spokeswoman for the resort town. The …


Strong Pennsylvania storm damages businesses, overturns cars

A strong storm pounded parts of Pennsylvania, damaging numerous businesses in a shopping plaza, overturning cars and downing trees and power lines.


Remaining wreckage of Flight 93 to be buried at Pennsylvania memorial

The remaining wreckage of United Flight 93 will be returned this year to the Pennsylvania memorial marking where it crashed in the 9/11 terror attacks, officials said Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 1:12 p.m.

Pennsylvania congressman who settled sexual harassment charge resigns

A Pennsylvania congressman who used taxpayer money to settle a former aide’s sexual harassment charges abruptly resigned from Congress on Friday.


Wife of man arrested in Mexico with teen files for divorce

The wife of a Pennsylvania man arrested in Mexico with a missing 16-year-old girl has filed for divorce.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 9:43 a.m.

Sheriff’s officer accuses Punxsutawney Phil of deception

Punxsutawney Phil is a wanted … groundhog.


Teen girl home, man in custody after both located in Mexico

A Pennsylvania teenager who was missing for almost two weeks along with the 45-year-old man who frequently signed her out of school without her parents’ permission was returned home and …


PA race tighter-than-tight; Dem claims win, GOP hangs in

A razor’s edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

Pennsylvania congressional race razor close; Dem Lamb claims win, GOP not conceding

A razor’s edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb …


At rally, Trump again calls for the death penalty for drug dealers

President Donald Trump on Saturday again called for enacting the death penalty for drug dealers during a rally meant to bolster a struggling GOP candidate for a U.S. House seat …