Latest Pennsylvania News

Election-denying lawmakers hold key election oversight roles

Jan. 28, 2023 09:23 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers who have spread election conspiracy theories and falsely claimed that the 2020 presidential outcome was rigged are overseeing legislative committees charged with setting election policy in two major political battleground states. Divided...

Constitutional amendments stalled with Pa. House stalemate

Jan. 27, 2023 17:39 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters almost certainly will not see a package of proposed constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot in May’s primary election after a deadline set by Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration came and went Friday for lawmakers to pass the...

Texas death row inmates sue over solitary confinement

Jan. 26, 2023 18:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A group of death row inmates filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Texas prison system over its policy of mandatory and indefinite solitary confinement for all prisoners who are awaiting execution, saying it causes severe physical and psychological harm. The...

Lawmakers appeal ruling on legality of impeaching Philly DA

Jan. 26, 2023 18:28 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers on Thursday filed an appeal with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, hoping to preserve elements of their impeachment case against an elected progressive Philadelphia prosecutor. The appeal asks the state's highest court to review last...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 25, 2023 13:01 PM EST

LNP/LancasterOnline. January 18, 2023. Editorial: The Shapiro transition team failed the transparency test. Let’s hope the Shapiro administration does better. We congratulate Gov. Shapiro on his inauguration as Pennsylvania’s 48th governor. We hope that with Lt....

Pennsylvania passes 'forever chemicals' drinking water limit

Jan. 25, 2023 10:59 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has enacted a statewide drinking water limit on two forms of highly toxic chemicals, nicknamed “forever chemicals.” The rule, published earlier this month in the official register of state government agency actions, sets a limit of 14 parts...

Dingle scores 23, Pennsylvania routs Hartford 76-52

Jan. 23, 2023 21:29 PM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jordan Dingle had 23 points in Pennsylvania's 76-52 victory over Hartford on Monday night. Dingle made 9 of 13 shots (4 for 8 from distance) for the Quakers (10-11). Max Martz hit five 3-pointers and scored 17. Thomas Webley scored 16 to...

Refusal to release inaugural donors exposes gap in Pa. law

Jan. 23, 2023 15:26 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The refusal thus far of Gov. Josh Shapiro to disclose who paid for his glitzy inaugural bash has exposed the gap in state law that lets governors in Pennsylvania escape the kind of transparency that is sometimes required elsewhere. Presidential inaugural...

Is tipping getting out of control? Many consumers say yes

Jan. 23, 2023 11:47 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Across the country, there’s a silent frustration brewing about an age-old practice that many say is getting out of hand: tipping. Some fed-up consumers are posting rants on social media complaining about tip requests at drive-thrus, while others say they’re...

Woman enters child endangerment plea in toddler's 2018 death

Jan. 22, 2023 10:39 AM EST

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to child endangerment, 2 1/2 weeks after jurors acquitted her ex-boyfriend of murder and other charges in the death of her 2-year-old son. Leah Mullinix, 26, entered an open plea to the third-degree felony charge last week in...