Bullets that hit police at July 4 show likely fired far away
Bullets that hit police at July 4 show likely fired far away

Police say bullets that grazed two police officers during a Fourth of July fireworks show in Philadelphia and prompted an evacuation of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway likely were fired from far away.

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State lawmaker quits re-election race following DUI charge
State lawmaker quits re-election race following DUI charge

Pennsylvania state Rep. Matthew Dowling is removing himself from the ballot following a drunken driving charge filed against him last week.

July 5th, 4:29 PM EDT
Capitol quiet during 5th day without new Pennsylvania budget
Capitol quiet during 5th day without new Pennsylvania budget

Most Pennsylvania lawmakers are absent from the state Capitol five days into the new budget year.

July 5th, 12:29 PM EDT
COVID nursing home deaths claim is campaign trail mainstay
COVID nursing home deaths claim is campaign trail mainstay

Pennsylvania’s Republican nominee for governor, Doug Mastriano, often makes the baseless allegation that Gov. Tom Wolf’s policy of readmitting COVID-19 patients from hospitals to nursing homes caused thousands of deaths.

July 5th, 9:59 AM EDT
4 ways parents can help kids have a great summer at camp
4 ways parents can help kids have a great summer at camp

After two pandemic summers, many families are venturing back into what they hope will be a more normal summer-camp experience.

July 5th, 8:54 AM EDT
2 Philadelphia cops grazed in shooting at July Fourth event
2 Philadelphia cops grazed in shooting at July Fourth event

Two Philadelphia police officers working at the city’s Fourth of July celebration suffered graze wounds when shots rang out, causing scores of frightened people to flee the scene on foot.

July 5th, 7:49 AM EDT
In light of EPA court ruling, new focus on states' power
In light of EPA court ruling, new focus on states' power

The Supreme Court decision June 30 restricting the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency may mean continued pollution from power plants in states that are not switching to cleaner energy.

July 4th, 9:33 AM EDT
DA: Late officer justified in accidental shooting death
DA: Late officer justified in accidental shooting death

A Pennsylvania prosecutor has ruled that a late police sergeant was justified in using deadly force that resulted in the accidental shooting death of a jail guard during a hostage situation at a county courthouse last fall.

July 3rd, 11:20 AM EDT
Ex-medical researcher loses appeal in wife's cyanide death
Ex-medical researcher loses appeal in wife's cyanide death

A judge has rejected the lone appeal issue remaining for a former University of Pittsburgh medical researcher convicted in what prosecutors said was the cyanide poisoning death of his wife almost a decade ago.

July 2nd, 10:39 AM EDT
Lawmakers pass new limits on fireworks as July Fourth nears
Lawmakers pass new limits on fireworks as July Fourth nears

State lawmakers are giving their final approval to new restrictions on fireworks but the rules won't be in place as July Fourth weekend fireworks light up Pennsylvania skies.

July 1st, 3:14 PM EDT
Pennsylvania heads into fiscal year without budget in place
Pennsylvania heads into fiscal year without budget in place

Work on a new state budget for Pennsylvania will plow through the weekend and into next week as the state government started the fiscal year with diminished spending authority and details of a new spending plan still largely a secret.

July 1st, 12:54 PM EDT
Ex-Georgetown coach gets 2 1/2 years in bribe scandal
Ex-Georgetown coach gets 2 1/2 years in bribe scandal

A former Georgetown University tennis coach has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for pocketing more than $3 million in bribes in exchange for helping wealthy parents cheat their kids’ way into the school.

July 1st, 11:24 AM EDT
WVa opioid trial verdict still pending nearly a year later
WVa opioid trial verdict still pending nearly a year later

Last July, a federal judge in West Virginia heard closing arguments in the first lawsuit to go to trial over the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic.

July 1st, 10:24 AM EDT
Big Ten votes to add USC, UCLA as members starting in 2024
Big Ten votes to add USC, UCLA as members starting in 2024

The Big Ten has voted to add Southern California and UCLA as conference members beginning in 2024.

June 30th, 8:04 PM EDT
Big Ten votes to accept Southern California and UCLA as full conference members, effective Aug. 2, 2024
Big Ten votes to accept Southern California and UCLA as full conference members, effective Aug. 2, 2024

Big Ten votes to accept Southern California and UCLA as full conference members, effective Aug. 2, 2024.

June 30th, 7:54 PM EDT
2nd visitor in 3 days gored by Yellowstone park bison
2nd visitor in 3 days gored by Yellowstone park bison

For the second time in three days, a visitor to Yellowstone National Park has been gored by a bison.

June 30th, 2:48 PM EDT
Record low numbers prompt limits on Chesapeake Bay crabbing
Record low numbers prompt limits on Chesapeake Bay crabbing

New restrictions on crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay will take effect this year.

June 30th, 1:28 PM EDT
Pennsylvania court blocks governor's bridge tolling plan
Pennsylvania court blocks governor's bridge tolling plan

A state court is permanently blocking Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to toll as many as nine major bridges on interstates in Pennsylvania, siding with three Pittsburgh-area municipalities that argued that his administration had violated procedures in getting to the advanced stage of considering the idea.

June 30th, 11:43 AM EDT
Justices to hear GOP appeal that could limit state courts
Justices to hear GOP appeal that could limit state courts

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from North Carolina Republicans that could drastically limit state court authority over congressional redistricting, as well as elections for Congress and the presidency.

June 30th, 10:53 AM EDT
Pennsylvania to begin fiscal year without a budget
Pennsylvania to begin fiscal year without a budget

Pennsylvania’s new fiscal year will begin without a state budget in place, as Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration and top Republican lawmakers planned to work through the deadline to hammer out a roughly $42 billion spending plan whose details were still largely being kept secret.

June 30th, 9:18 AM EDT
Bills limiting LGBTQ instruction, trans athletes pass Senate
Bills limiting LGBTQ instruction, trans athletes pass Senate

Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled Senate is approving bills to prohibit classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity and require educators to notify parents of sexually explicit content in the curriculum and library books.

June 29th, 7:04 PM EDT
House sets up committee to consider Philly DA's impeachment
House sets up committee to consider Philly DA's impeachment

Pennsylvania lawmakers are starting a process to study Philadelphia’s growing gun violence plague by establishing a panel that could eventually recommend impeachment against the city’s elected Democratic district attorney.

June 29th, 6:39 PM EDT
Amazon, Rite Aid cap purchase of emergency contraceptives
Amazon, Rite Aid cap purchase of emergency contraceptives

Amazon is limiting how many emergency contraceptives consumers can buy, joining other retailers who put in place similar caps following the Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade.

June 29th, 6:29 PM EDT
Portrait fills last vacancy on Sept. 11 memorial photo wall
Portrait fills last vacancy on Sept. 11 memorial photo wall

A portrait has filled the last vacancy on the photo wall at the national Sept. 11 memorial, concluding the almost 16-year project to memorialize the hundreds killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

June 29th, 5:54 PM EDT
Family blames fatal wreck on PennDOT's failure to fix ditch
Family blames fatal wreck on PennDOT's failure to fix ditch

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is facing questions about whether its work on a narrow, twisty state road caused a fatal motorcycle wreck.

June 29th, 4:14 PM EDT
Clinics scramble to divert patients as states ban abortion
Clinics scramble to divert patients as states ban abortion

The Supreme Court's ruling allowing states to regulate abortion has set off a travel scramble in some parts of the U.S.,  as abortion providers redirect patients to states that still allow the procedure.

June 29th, 12:09 AM EDT
Building owner charged in blaze that killed firefighter
Building owner charged in blaze that killed firefighter

The owner of a Philadelphia building where a firefighter died while on the job this month has been charged with setting the blaze.

June 28th, 5:49 PM EDT
Fight over 2020 election records lands in Pennsylvania court
Fight over 2020 election records lands in Pennsylvania court

A county judge in Williamsport will decide whether to force officials to provide voter-by-voter electronic election records after the state Office of Open Records ruled Pennsylvania law makes them confidential.

June 28th, 1:28 PM EDT
Talks yield no Pennsylvania budget deal, with 3 days left
Talks yield no Pennsylvania budget deal, with 3 days left

Pennsylvania’s state House of Representatives and Senate are returning to session, as the Republican-controlled chambers work to get an agreement on a roughly $42 billion budget plan with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf with just three days left in the fiscal year.

June 28th, 9:33 AM EDT
A look at recent Amtrak derailments and other crashes
A look at recent Amtrak derailments and other crashes

An Amtrak passenger train struck a dump truck Monday at an uncontrolled crossing in a rural area of Missouri killing two people on the train and one in the truck.

June 27th, 6:54 PM EDT