Latest Pennsylvania News

Democrats endorse McCaffery for seat on state's high court

Jan. 31, 2023 18:01 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Democratic Party has voted to endorse an appellate court judge from Philadelphia, Daniel McCaffery, to be the party's nominee for an open state Supreme Court seat in this year's election. Party committee members voted at their meeting over the...

Unexpected Pennsylvania House speaker hopes to retain job

Jan. 31, 2023 16:06 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The rank-and-file Democrat who was unexpectedly elected speaker of the Pennsylvania House as a compromise candidate earlier this month is saying he hopes to keep the job even after three vacant Democratic-leaning seats are filled in special elections next week. ...

Order aims to reduce wait times for professional licensing

Jan. 31, 2023 15:29 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Josh Shapiro has signed an executive order aimed at reducing long wait times for professional applicants seeking to enter their fields in Pennsylvania. Under the order signed Tuesday, state agencies will be held to firm timelines to review license...

Skull found on riverbank in 1986 ID'd as missing NJ man

Jan. 30, 2023 15:19 PM EST

MORRISVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a skull found on banks of the Delaware River in Pennsylvania more than 3 1/2 decades ago has been identified as that of a man long believed slain in New Jersey along with his girlfriend, whose body had been found in the river on the New Jersey side the...

Officials: Estimated 100,000 hens died in Connecticut fire

Jan. 30, 2023 14:23 PM EST

BOZRAH, Conn. (AP) — An estimated 100,000 hens died in a weekend fire at a Connecticut farm owned by one of the country's largest egg producers, Connecticut officials confirmed Monday. It's one of several such fires that have killed millions of chickens around the country over the past decade. ...

Dingle scores 27 in Penn's 83-68 win over Harvard

Jan. 28, 2023 16:32 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jordan Dingle scored 27 points as Penn beat Harvard 83-68 on Saturday. Dingle shot 8 for 18 (4 for 8 from 3-point range) and 7 of 8 from the free throw line for the Quakers (11-11, 3-4 Ivy League). Max Martz scored 16 points and added six rebounds. George Smith...

Sweatman scores 20, CCSU defeats Saint Francis (PA) 88-74

Jan. 28, 2023 15:20 PM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Davonte Sweatman scored 20 points as Central Connecticut State beat Saint Francis (Pennsylvania) 88-74 on Saturday. Sweatman also contributed five rebounds for the Blue Devils (6-17, 4-5 Northeast Conference). Nigel Scantlebury scored 17 points and added...

Is tipping getting out of control? Many consumers say yes

Jan. 28, 2023 10:37 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...

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...