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Pennsylvania News

Rocker Carlos Santana ‘doing well’ after collapsing onstage

      DETROIT (AP) — Guitar icon Carlos Santana collapsed on stage during a show in Michigan and was rushed to a hospital, later blaming the episode on forgetting to eat or drink water. Santana, 74, was "doing well" Wednesday after being taken from his show at Pine Knob Music ...

Capitol quiet during 5th day without new Pennsylvania budget

    HARRISBURG (AP) — Most Pennsylvania lawmakers were absent from the state Capitol on Tuesday, five days into the new budget year without a state government spending agreement in place. Leaders were hoping negotiations would wrap up over the coming days and the House announced ...

COVID nursing home deaths claim is campaign trail mainstay

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican nominee for governor, Doug Mastriano, often makes the baseless allegation that Gov. Tom Wolf's policy of readmitting COVID-19 patients from hospitals to nursing homes caused thousands of deaths. It's a claim for which no investigator or researcher ...

Lawmakers pass new limits on Pa. fireworks

    HARRISBURG (AP) — State lawmakers gave their final approval to new restrictions on fireworks Friday but the rules will not be in place as July Fourth weekend fireworks light up Pennsylvania skies. The House voted 163-37 to send the legislation to the desk of Democratic Gov. Tom ...

WVa opioid trial verdict still pending nearly a year later

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Last July, a federal judge in West Virginia heard closing arguments in the first lawsuit to go to trial over the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic. With an avalanche of documents from the three-month trial, Judge David Faber didn't indicate when he would make a ...

Pennsylvania heads into fiscal year without budget in place

  HARRISBURG (AP) — Work on a new state budget for Pennsylvania will plow into next week as the state government started the fiscal year with diminished spending authority and details of a new plan still largely a secret. Leaders of the Republican-controlled House and Senate sent ...

Pennsylvania court blocks governor’s bridge tolling plan

HARRISBURG  (AP) — A state court on Thursday permanently blocked Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to toll as many as nine major bridges on interstates in Pennsylvania, siding with three Pittsburgh-area municipalities that argued that his administration had violated procedures in getting to the advanced ...

Offshore wind boosted as Biden, East Coast governors team up

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is launching a formal partnership with 11 East Coast governors to boost the growing offshore wind industry, a key element of President Joe Biden's plan for climate change. At a White House meeting on Thursday, Biden administration officials will meet ...

GOP lawmakers block assault-style gun ban for those under 21

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State House Republicans blocked a proposal to prevent those ages 18 to 21 from possessing assault-style rifles on Tuesday by completely changing the bill into a constitutional amendment to allow anyone to carry concealed guns. It was the second week in a row that ...

Unlikely duo: Pennsylvania Democrats aim for united front

HARRISBURG (AP) — The fate of the Democratic Party is intertwined in a pair of Pennsylvania elections that'll be closely watched this year. John Fetterman could help the party keep control of the U.S. Senate. Josh Shapiro faces a Republican rival for governor who has embraced conspiracies ...

Unlikely duo: Pennsylvania Democrats aim for united front

HARRISBURG (AP) — One candidate is unabashedly blunt, willing to embrace progressive positions, doing little to build rapport with party leaders and dominating rooms with a 6-foot-8-inch frame. The other crafts a more moderate image, a deliberate public speaker who became a congressional ...

Man killed on WVa interstate identified as Pennsylvania man

    WESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A gunman who was fatally shot by police on an interstate highway in northern West Virginia after he wounded a sheriff's deputy has been identified as a Pennsylvania man, state police said. Matthew Brevosky, 38, of Grindstone, Pennsylvania, was killed by law ...