University of Pittsburgh student found dead in apparent homicide

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police are investigating after a 20-year-old University of Pittsburgh student was found dead Sunday in an apparent homicide. The medical examiner’s office has identified the student as Alina Sheykhet. Officials said police found Sheykhet unresponsive on the second floor of an Oakland home at about 9 a.m. Police say she died from […]

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Trump to boost tax cut plan in Pennsylvania next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is heading to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, next week to make his case for an overhaul of the nation’s tax code. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday the plan “is really a jobs bill.” Trump’s trip Wednesday to the state capital is aimed at building his case that tax […]

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Pennsylvania State Police: Man holding weapon shot to death by officers

PERRYOPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a man was shot and killed by police in western Pennsylvania after sending texts about harming himself and refusing to drop a weapon. State police are investigating the shooting, which occurred after Perryopolis police responded to a home in the borough shortly after 6 p.m. Friday. Police said 47-year-old Garret […]

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Prison for Pennsylvania man who fatally stabbed dog he thought put hex on him

LANCASTER — A Pennsylvania man will spend at least six months in prison for fatally stabbing a dog that he believed had put a hex on him while he was high on methamphetamine. Joseph Elliott, 29, was sentenced by a Lancaster County judge this week after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty […]

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AG Shapiro sues student lender with office in Hanover Township

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has accused the nation’s largest student loan company of engaging in abusive practices in a lawsuit filed Thursday that alleged it has improperly added billions of dollars in costs for borrowers. The complaint in federal court in Harrisburg said Navient Corp. and subsidiary Navient Solutions LLC sold “risky […]

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Murphy, U.S. Rep who was anti-abortion, resigning after reports of affair, mistress pregnancy

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, caught up in tawdry revelations of an extramarital affair, is resigning from Congress. That’s the word from House Speaker Paul Ryan. Murphy, an anti-abortion lawmaker, allegedly urged his mistress to get an abortion when he thought she was pregnant. Ryan says Murphy has sent him a […]

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Penn State fraternity suspended after student hospitalized

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State has suspended a fraternity after a student suspected of drinking there was found unconscious and hospitalized. University spokeswoman Lisa Powers said the Office of Student Conduct is investigating Delta Tau Delta’s possible involvement. The Associated Press could not immediately reach the fraternity for comment Wednesday. The fraternity is on […]

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Wolf blasts House GOP, says he’ll borrow to patch deficit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says he’ll borrow against profits from Pennsylvania’s state-controlled liquor system to help fill a projected $2.2 billion deficit. Wolf’s statement Wednesday came three months into a stalemate over fully funding a $32 billion budget bill that lawmakers passed June 30. Wolf says he’s tired of waiting and […]

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Woman arrested in death of mother killed with crossbow

PALMERTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has been arrested in the death of her mother who police allege was killed with a crossbow after the two argued. Fifty-one-year-old Lisa Marie Caplan, of Palmerton, is charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault in the death of 71-year-old Sandra Marie Barndt. State police in Carbon County […]

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Pennsylvania school superintendent’s DUI comes on heels of coach scandal

WEST MIFFLIN (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district superintendent has been charged with drunken driving. State police charged West Mifflin Superintendent Daniel Castagna with speeding, careless driving, drunken driving and other charges stemming from a traffic stop in Beaver County at about 3 a.m. last Friday. Castagna said he would not comment because he has […]

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