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  • Wife charged with poisoning husband with anti-freeze

    A 54-year-old woman was arrested early Friday morning and charged in the 2009 poisoning death of her husband, a former police officer in the Pittsburgh area. Teresa Kotomski was arrested at her home after being charged in a sealed indictment with one...
  • Mom's call to 911 in drowning death of son raises questions

    Questions have emerged about how the emergency call of a woman charged in the drowning death and attempted drowning of her two youngest sons was handled. The 6-year-old son of Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, 40, of McCandless, Allegheny County, remained in...
  • Toxic emission spikes at fracking sites are rarely monitored, study finds

    People in natural gas drilling areas who complain about nauseating odors, nosebleeds and other symptoms they fear could be caused by shale development are usually told by state regulators that monitoring data show the air quality is fine. But a new study...
  • Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz outlines her jobs plan during meeting outside Bethlehem

    The Lehigh Valley has scored a series of economic development victories in the last year, and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz used those successes as a backdrop Wednesday to announce her economic growth plan. Schwartz's plan includes...
  • Parents of boys with Duchenne urge drug OK

    WASHINGTON A wheelchair by age 12, maybe 15 if he were one of the lucky ones. A ventilator would be next and then would come the casket, probably before he turned 30. That was what Terri and Bill Ellsworth expected for their son when doctors confirmed...
  • Pa. mother charged in drowning case was investigated in earlier incident involving sons

    PITTSBURGH A McCandless mother accused of drowning one son and trying to drown another turned to her church for support after she hit them with her car last year, her pastor said Wednesday. The Rev. Dan Hendley said Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, 40, told...
  • Kane supports opening corruption case files

    Attorney General Kathleen Kane has signaled her support for news media efforts to open secret court files about an informant at the center of a corruption case that Kane abandoned after deeming it unwinnable. The Morning Call and a coalition of...
  • Pa. man survives after chainsaw gets stuck in his neck

    Pa. man survives after chainsaw gets stuck in his neck
    A man was rushed to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh with a chainsaw lodged in his neck following a tree-cutting accident Monday in Ross Township, police said. The man, an employee with Adler Tree Service, was working in a tree when his...
  • Highmark gets more than 100,000 new customers through Obamacare

    Highmark gets more than 100,000 new customers through Obamacare
    Highmark Inc. gained close to 150,000 new customers in Pennsylvania through the Obamacare marketplace by the close of the first open enrollment period for the new federal health-care law, the company announced Tuesday. The news came as federal officials...
  • Building a second chance for job hunters with felony convictions

    Months out of jail and several weeks into the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh's masonry training program, Ryan Kelley and Scott Snyder aren't making any excuses. Kelley's decision to drive with a suspended license and the crash that seriously injured at...
  • Lehigh River Stocking Association tags a special trout

    Anglers could stand toe-to-toe with any postal delivery workers. Rain, snow, sleet and hail — we had three of those four conditions this past weekend, plus high winds — do not deter seasoned anglers from casting lines, especially on opening...