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Teacher suspended after shooting comment posted online

Nov. 15, 2019 7:47 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Officials have suspended a middle school teacher in Pennsylvania while authorities investigate if the teacher told his class that he wished he could shoot a person to have quiet in his class. Harrisburg School District chief operating officer Chris Celmer posted a letter to parents...

Records: Baby who died suffered at least a dozen injuries

Nov. 14, 2019 8:48 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania court records show the chilling details of the injuries suffered by an 8-month-old baby who died. Luis Francisco Quinones, of Harrisburg, was charged in the death of his girlfriend’s son earlier this month after an autopsy found the child had suffered at least a...

County resists Pennsylvania’s push for new voting machines

Nov. 13, 2019 7:10 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania county is signaling that it won’t go along with Gov. Tom Wolf’s insistence that counties buy new voting systems as a security measure in 2020’s election, when the state is expected to be a premier presidential battleground. Dauphin County...

Pennsylvania lawmaker accused of driving under influence

Nov. 13, 2019 2:47 PM EST

ENOLA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state lawmaker faces a charge of driving under the influence after being stopped two months ago in suburban Harrisburg. Police say 26-year-old Democratic Rep. Brandon Markosek of Allegheny County was going 53 mph in a 35 mph zone when he was pulled over around 8 p.m. on...

AP Exclusive: FBI eyes how Pennsylvania approved pipeline

Nov. 12, 2019 3:31 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Gov. Tom Wolf's administration came to issue permits for construction on a multibillion-dollar pipeline project to carry highly volatile natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania, The Associated Press has learned. FBI agents have...

High risk dams pose upstream danger for many Pennsylvanians

Nov. 10, 2019 9:20 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvanians living downstream may not often think about what could happen if something goes wrong with one of the state's many dams, but threats to life and property are scattered along the state's 86,000 miles of streams and rivers. "Our infrastructure in Pennsylvania is old...

3 trains involved in derailment in western Pennsylvania

Nov. 9, 2019 7:44 PM EST

HEMPFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Officials say three trains were involved in a derailment in western Pennsylvania, prompting cancellation of rail service between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, but no injuries were reported. Three Norfolk Southern Corp. trains were involved in the 2:30 p.m. Friday derailment just west of...

Toomey presses for a bulwark against a future fracking ban

Nov. 8, 2019 5:50 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania said Friday that he is seeking passage of a measure that's squarely aimed at several Democratic presidential candidates and designed to prevent a president from banning hydraulic fracturing. At a news conference in Harrisburg, Toomey...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Nov. 6, 2019 11:56 AM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: New voting improvements come at a cost The Citizens' Voice Nov. 4 Gov. Tom Wolf has signed into law the most significant revision to Pennsylvania election laws in about 80 years. With one important exception, the new law truly...

State-owned university faculty to vote on accord

Nov. 2, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Thousands of faculty members at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities will be voting later this month on a tentative contract agreement finalized last week. The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties said votes will be held on the 14 campuses between...