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  • Pennsylvania's tobacco settlement funding losses reduced

    A Philadelphia judge on Thursday handed Pennsylvania a partial but significant victory in its court fight with Big Tobacco, sparing the state a catastrophic cut in tobacco settlement money used to fund research, anti-smoking programs and hospitals'...
  • School stabbing in Pennsylvania renews fears

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — The hallways were buzzing with pupils arriving for classes at Franklin Regional Senior High School when screams, shouts and the thunder of running feet broke the morning routine. "Run, run! He has a knife!" a teacher yelled...
  • Knife attack at Pa. high school wounds 21 students; 16 year-old is arraigned

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. They prepared for guns but faced knives instead. In the era of Newtown and Virginia Tech and Columbine, danger and bloodshed came Wednesday to Franklin Regional Senior High School not at the end of a barrel but rather at the points of...
  • Pennsylvania school stabbing: Authorities try to pin down a motive

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — It took only a few minutes, what the governor would call “one horrific five-minute period,” for a 16-year-old high school student wielding two kitchen-size knives to attack 21 people at Franklin Regional Senior High...
  • Governor Corbett Issues Statement on Franklin Regional High School Stabbing

    Governor Tom Corbett issued the following statement regarding the multiple stabbing incident this morning at Franklin Regional High School, Westmoreland County: “I was shocked and saddened upon learning of the events that occurred this morning...
  • Wolf TV ads not leading to much campaign cash

    HARRISBURG — Tom Wolf's self-funded strategy of peppering airwaves with thousands of campaign commercials to win the Democratic primary for governor has helped him gain popularity among voters. But that strategy has not helped open many checkbooks....
  • Corbett signs three child protection bills into law

    HARRISBURG — With a few strokes of a pen Monday, Gov. Tom Corbett made certain that Jerry Sandusky's legacy as one of the country's most-infamous child molesters lives on by creating stronger child-protection laws. Corbett signed into law three...
  • Jay Paterno not thinking about another political run

    BOALSBURG — Former lieutenant governor candidate Jay Paterno said he's not thinking about running for another political office just yet after dropping out of the race late last month. He said Saturday at the annual Centre County Democrats spring...
  • Gas-drilling impact fee raises record $224.5 million

    The state's 2-year-old impact fee on drilling of Marcellus Shale natural gas wells will generate $224.5 million this spring, according to Gov. Tom Corbett's administration. That money, which will be distributed to local governments and some state...
  • PUC acts to speed electric-supplier switches

    PUC acts to speed electric-supplier switches
    In the future, it may take a lot less time to switch electricity suppliers. After hearing from thousands of frustrated customers whose variable-rate electricity bills went through the roof this winter, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission took...
  • Bethlehem CRIZ authority hires a financial adviser

    The Bethlehem Redevelopment and Improvement Authority on Thursday hired a financial adviser to help the city put its powerful new tax incentive to work and moved forward on obtaining a $250,000 line of credit so the new authority has money to pay its...