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Philadelphia apologizes for experiments on Black inmates

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city of Philadelphia issued an apology Thursday for the unethical medical experiments performed on mostly Black inmates at its Holmesburg Prison from the 1950s through the 1970s. The move comes after community activists and families of some of those ...

11 turkey farm workers charged with cruelty caught on video

  By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Eleven people working for one of the nation's leading turkey producers have been charged with animal cruelty in Pen Eleven people working for one of the nation's leading turkey producers have been charged with animal cruelty in Pennsylvania after ...

Fetterman records show light schedule as Pa. lieutenant gov.

  By MARC LEVY and BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In his campaign for a crucial U.S. Senate seat, Democrat John Fetterman takes credit for reinventing Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor's office, transforming it from a political pit stop into a "bully pulpit" ...

Remains identified as those of girl, 14, missing since 1969

  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Remains found a decade ago have been identified as those of a teenager girl who went missing in northeastern Pennsylvania more than a half-century ago, state police said. State police in Wilkes-Barre said Tuesday that the remains were identified as those of ...

Judge bars enforcement of ban on guns at Philly parks, pools

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has barred enforcement of an executive order signed by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney last week banning guns and deadly weapons from the city's indoor and outdoor recreation spaces, including parks, basketball courts and pools. Common Pleas Judge Joshua Roberts ...

Penns Valley residents, businesses rally to support Amish family

By Bret Pallotto Centre Daily Times A grassroots effort to support the wife and siblings of an Amish family that’s been stunned by the deaths of four family members this year has swept through Penns Valley. Hundreds rallied to offer a helping hand to widow Esther Beiler and her six ...

Spectator at Steelers game dies after fall from escalator

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A spectator at Sunday's game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets died following a fall on an escalator at Acrisure Stadium. The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety said police and emergency service personnel were alerted after a male spectator ...

Small plane crash near home kills 1 occupant, injures 2nd

  Authorities say a small plane crash in eastern Pennsylvania killed one person and injured another. Police in Lehigh County's Salisbury Township said the single-engine Piper PA-28 went down near a home at about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday. Cpl. Kevin Kress told The (Allentown) Morning Call that ...

Penn State to begin selling beer at football games

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Beer will be available for sale to the general public at Penn State's Beaver Stadium beginning Saturday when the Nittany Lions host Northwestern, the school announced Wednesday. Penn State will be the ninth Big Ten school to sell beer to the general public at ...

Police search for 2 suspects in high school football ambush

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police searched Wednesday for at least two people they believe were behind a shooting outside a Philadelphia high school that killed one 14-year-old and wounded four other teenagers after a football scrimmage. Nicholas Elizalde, of suburban Havertown, was killed ...

EXPLAINER: Mastriano’s plan for Pennsyvlania school choice

  By BROOKE SCHULTZ Associated Press/Report for America HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — During his campaign, Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has alluded to proposals that would be a transformative overhaul of the state's more than $30 billion K-12 education ...

Philadelphia mayor issues ban on guns at city parks, pools

  By CLAUDIA LAUER The Associated Press   PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed an executive order Tuesday banning guns and deadly weapons from the city's indoor and outdoor recreation spaces including parks, basketball courts and pools. The order is the ...

Ollies bargain-hunting shoppers push the Pa. retailers growth to 457 stores

By Daniel Urie | durie@pennlive.com   Ollie’s Bargain Outlet president and CEO John Swygert described the last two-and-a-half years as “a total rollercoaster ride.” “It was a challenge from every aspect you could think of,” he said. In December 2019, co-founder and ...

Gun reported stolen found after amusement park shooting

    WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — A gun found after a shooting over the weekend at a western Pennsylvania amusement park that wounded three people, including two teenagers, had been reported stolen in Ohio last year, authorities said. Allegheny County police said Monday that a trace of ...

Pennsylvania spending $45M to establish 3 new state parks

  By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG  (AP) — Pennsylvania is spending $45 million to add new state parks at a nature preserve in Tunkhannock, on Big Elk Creek in the Philadelphia suburbs and along the Susquehanna River near Wrightsville, officials were set to announce ...

`Otello,’ Rossini’s not Verdi’s, staged in Philadelphia

  By RONALD BLUM Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rossini's "Otello" premiered in 1816, and the musical adaptation of Shakespeare's famous play was a hit for seven decades. Then Verdi's version debuted in 1887 and was acclaimed as a pinnacle of the art form, causing Rossini's ...

Workers at Philadelphia Museum of Art begin walkout

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art began a strike Monday citing wage and health care issues as the institution said it would remain open during the walkout. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the union representing about 180 of the museum's ...

Wolf takes lawsuit on constitutional changes to lower court

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is taking another shot at a lawsuit that argues Republican lawmakers improperly bundled together five proposed state constitutional amendments to get them approved by the Pennsylvania Legislature. Wolf's new lawsuit filed late ...

Oz releases health records to spotlight Fetterman’s strok

  By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, released his health records as he maneuvers to keep questions about Democratic rival John Fetterman's recovery from a stroke front and center in the hotly contested ...

McCarthy unveils House GOP’s midterm agenda in Pennsylvania

  By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent MONONGAHELA, Pa. (AP) — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy on Friday confronted President Joe Biden and the Democratic majority in Congress with a sweeping midterm election agenda filled with Trump-like promises, hoping not only to ...