Latest Pennsylvania News

Correction: Census-Prison Gerrymandering story

Nov. 18, 2019 1:56 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a story Nov. 17 about how the U.S. Census Bureau counts prisoners, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of a Villanova University professor. The correct spelling is Brianna Remster. A corrected version of the story is below: Census counting of prisoners becomes partisan...

Novel drugs may offer new ways to fight heart disease

Nov. 18, 2019 1:50 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doctors are reporting that novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. One new study found that heart attack survivors benefited from a medicine long used to treat gout. The drug, colchicine, works by...

Driving under influence charge dropped against lawmaker

Nov. 18, 2019 1:24 PM EST

ENOLA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have dropped a charge of driving under the influence against a state lawmaker whose blood-alcohol level was below Pennsylvania’s legal limit for driving. Court records indicated the allegation against 26-year-old Democratic Rep. Brandon Markosek was withdrawn on Monday,...

Correction: Public Universities-Union Contract story

Nov. 18, 2019 1:15 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a story Nov. 17 about a union contract in the Pennsylvania state-owned university system, The Associated Press erroneously reported who voted on the proposal. Only teachers, not teachers and coaches, voted. A corrected version of the story is below: Faculty union OKs new contract...

Browns’ Garrett has appeal set for Wednesday

Nov. 18, 2019 1:14 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett on Wednesday will have his appeal for his indefinite NFL suspension for striking Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph with a helmet. Former NFL player James Thrash will hear the appeal. Thrash and Pro Football Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks are...

Man convicted in deaths of 3 men gets life in prison

Nov. 18, 2019 12:56 PM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted in the slayings of three young men found buried at a suburban Philadelphia farm was sentenced to life in prison after authorities dropped their pursuit of the death penalty. A Bucks County judge sentenced 22-year-old Sean Kratz to life in prison without parole Monday,...

Arrest after fatal hit-and-run in Adirondacks

Nov. 18, 2019 12:21 PM EST

NORTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest in Pennsylvania related to a fatal hit-and-run in the southern Adirondacks. New York state troopers say 44-year-old Derrick Carlisle, of Northville, New York was located at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday in Point Township, Pennsylvania. Police there have...

Pirates announce Ben Cherington general manager

Nov. 18, 2019 11:25 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Cherington is the new general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The club announced the move on Monday, three weeks after firing Neal Huntington from the same position following a last-place finish in the NL Central. Cherington won a World Series ring as general manager of the Boston...

Pennsylvania agrees to upgrade inmates’ death row conditions

Nov. 18, 2019 10:53 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s prison agency agreed to improve death row conditions under a settlement announced Monday of a federal lawsuit that called the inmates’ living standards degrading and inhumane. Lawyers for the inmates who sued said the agreement provides people on death...

Penn State steps up recruitment amid tough enrollment trends

Nov. 18, 2019 10:45 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State University’s president says he is working to counter difficult national and state enrollment trends that could even put pressure on a financially healthy school like Penn State. President Eric Barron says almost every county in Pennsylvania has a decline in...