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Wolf aims for smooth landing for budget

HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will roll out his fourth and final first-term budget proposal, an election-year plan expected to be relatively restrained after three years dominated by drawn-out partisan fights with the Republican-controlled Legislature over how to plug gaping deficits. Administration officials and lawmakers describe the plan being released Tuesday as one that […]

Comments - 5:34 pm - updated: 5:54 pm.

Governors make friendly wager over Super Bowl LII

Scrapple, pizza, clam chowder and apple cider doughnuts are a few of the items being wagered by the governors of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts on this Sunday’s Super Bowl LII. And through it all, the state Capitol will remain lit green through the weekend in support of the Philadelphia Eagles. Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday announced […]

Comments - 1:43 pm - updated: 9:18 pm.

US Marshal killed in Harrisburg was involved in Frein manhunt; shooter now ID’d

HARRISBURG — A gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside a home before dawn Thursday, killing a deputy U.S. marshal before he was shot to death by police as he fled outside, authorities said. Police were on the first floor handcuffing the woman they were seeking to arrest when 31-year-old […]

Comments - 7:17 pm

Prosecutors want to call 19 other accusers at Cosby retrial

PHILADELPHIA — Prosecutors preparing for Bill Cosby’s retrial on sexual assault charges told a judge Thursday that they want to call 19 other accusers to try to show a pattern of “prior bad acts” over five decades. The comedian’s first trial ended with a hung jury in June. In that proceeding, prosecutors asked to call […]

Comments - 6:27 pm

4-way gubernatorial primary tests GOP’s endorsement mettle

HARRISBURG — For the four Republicans who hope to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s re-election bid next year, the first playoff game before the May 15 primary election will be the state party’s endorsement. That endorsement vote, scheduled for Feb. 10, could determine who stays in the primary race and who gets to brag that […]

Comments - 2:11 pm

Man who killed mom, self wasn’t allowed to have firearms

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A man who killed his mother and then fired more than 100 rounds at police as her body lay in a yard during an eight-hour standoff before killing himself wasn’t permitted to have firearms and likely obtained them from his father, who killed himself days after the rampage, authorities said. State […]

Comments - 7:45 pm

GOP lawmaker’s ‘I don’t like men’ comment stirs protest

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An outspoken and conservative Pennsylvania state lawmaker has stirred calls to resign or be demoted after he interrupted a committee meeting to accost his Democratic counterpart for touching his arm and suggest the man might be gay. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday called Rep. Daryl Metcalfe’s comments offensive and discriminatory, […]

Comments - 7:38 pm - updated: 7:46 pm.

Pennsylvania moves to dial back annual testing of students

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor announced Wednesday changes to the state’s regimen of standardized tests that are designed to reduce their impact and length. The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, the state’s standardized testing system, will last two weeks next year, down from three, said Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf . The testing will also […]

Comments - 6:07 pm - updated: 6:15 pm.

11-year-old driving ATV crashes, killing 8-year-old

UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Officials say an 8-year-old Pennsylvania girl riding in an all-terrain vehicle driven by an 11-year-old died when the vehicle crashed and flipped on its side. Pennsylvania State Police said in an incident report Sunday the unnamed girl died after the vehicle tried to make a left turn on a gravel […]

Comments - 12:44 pm

Pennsylvania neurologist pleads guilty to charges he groped 7 patients

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A neurologist facing allegations of sexual misconduct in three states has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges that he groped women at a Philadelphia clinic. Dr. Ricardo Cruciani admitted Tuesday that he assaulted seven patients in 2016 while he was chairman of Drexel University’s neurology department. He will have to register as a […]

Comments - 11:25 am

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