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Prosecutors, lawmakers speak against death penalty hiatus

March 4, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors and members of the Pennsylvania Legislature are speaking out against Gov. more »»

Sestak kicking off 2016 Senate campaign with walk across Pa.

March 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak is walking across the state to kick off his campaign to capture the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Republican Pat Toomey. more »»

Southeast Missouri State names new president

March 4, 2015

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Carlos Vargas-Aburto will become the 18th president of Southeast Missouri State starting July 1, the university said Wednesday. more »»

PNC to scale back financing for mountaintop mining companies

March 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial Services Group says it will further scale back financing of companies that cut off mountaintops to mine coal. more »»

Weather closes Penn State for first time in 8 years

March 4, 2015

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State's main campus is closed for the first time in eight years due to icy roads and forecasts for more sno. more »»

Spirit Airlines to offer Chicago flights from Palmer airport

March 4, 2015

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Spirit Airlines plans to add daily flights between Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in southwestern Pennsylvania and Chicago starting May 7. more »»

Wing restaurants collecting money for police dog memorial

March 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Several Pittsburgh-area Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants were collecting money to help pay for a statue to memorialize a city police dog that was fatally stabbed last year. more »»

Pittsburgh man charged with raping teen, uploading video

March 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man has been jailed on charges that he twice raped a girl beginning when she was 13, and uploaded videos of the incidents to a web sit. more »»

5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania

March 4, 2015

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:


GOV. more »»

4 from Philadelphia family drown off Dominican Republic

March 4, 2015

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic say four people from a Philadelphia family drowned in an incident along the country's eastern coastline. more »»

Pittsburgh police forming Office of Professional Standards

March 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's police chief is moving forward with plans to open an Office of Professional Standards. more »»

Firefighter critical after porch collapses during house fire

March 4, 2015

CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) — An 18-year-old firefighter remained in critical condition after being trapped beneath a porch roof that collapsed during a blaze at a central Pennsylvania home. more »»

Ice jam causes creek to overflow, prompting evacuations

March 4, 2015

LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) — Ice jams have caused a western Pennsylvania creek to overflow, forcing about a half dozen residents to evacuat. more »»

Man found shot dead near western Pennsylvania park

March 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania are investigating the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in an alley near a playground. more »»

Police searching for suspect in fatal Pittsburgh shooting

March 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police are searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood.

Police say a man was shot multiple times around 7:15 p.m. more »»

Cops: Pa. man offered baby sitter cash to kill unborn child

March 4, 2015

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) — Police say a suburban Pittsburgh man offered a baby sitter $100 to assault his ex-girlfriend and cause her to miscarry their unborn chil. more »»

Sestak plans 2016 Senate campaign kick-off on Wednesday

March 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak is kicking off his campaign to capture the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Republican Pat Toomey. more »»

Survivor testifies about 2 friends stabbed, bound, drowned

March 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tam Voong was not supposed to survive the night he was beaten, bound, stripped, stabbed and kicked into a river in Philadelphia. more »»

Wolf seeks billions in higher taxes for schools, tax revamp

March 3, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In an ambitious first budget plan, Gov. more »»


2015 PA STEM Vision Conference March 6, 2015

Join ASSET STEM Education for an engaging and collaborative STEM conference focused on best practices for STEM education and college and career-readiness. more »

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