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Small plane crash near home kills 1 occupant, injures 2nd

  Authorities say a small plane crash in eastern Pennsylvania killed one person and injured another. Police in Lehigh County's Salisbury Township said the single-engine Piper PA-28 went down near a home at about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday. Cpl. Kevin Kress told The (Allentown) Morning Call that ...

Penn State to begin selling beer at football games

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Beer will be available for sale to the general public at Penn State's Beaver Stadium beginning Saturday when the Nittany Lions host Northwestern, the school announced Wednesday. Penn State will be the ninth Big Ten school to sell beer to the general public at ...

Police search for 2 suspects in high school football ambush

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police searched Wednesday for at least two people they believe were behind a shooting outside a Philadelphia high school that killed one 14-year-old and wounded four other teenagers after a football scrimmage. Nicholas Elizalde, of suburban Havertown, was killed ...

EXPLAINER: Mastriano’s plan for Pennsyvlania school choice

  By BROOKE SCHULTZ Associated Press/Report for America HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — During his campaign, Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has alluded to proposals that would be a transformative overhaul of the state's more than $30 billion K-12 education ...

Philadelphia mayor issues ban on guns at city parks, pools

  By CLAUDIA LAUER The Associated Press   PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed an executive order Tuesday banning guns and deadly weapons from the city's indoor and outdoor recreation spaces including parks, basketball courts and pools. The order is the ...

Ollies bargain-hunting shoppers push the Pa. retailers growth to 457 stores

By Daniel Urie | durie@pennlive.com   Ollie’s Bargain Outlet president and CEO John Swygert described the last two-and-a-half years as “a total rollercoaster ride.” “It was a challenge from every aspect you could think of,” he said. In December 2019, co-founder and ...

Gun reported stolen found after amusement park shooting

    WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — A gun found after a shooting over the weekend at a western Pennsylvania amusement park that wounded three people, including two teenagers, had been reported stolen in Ohio last year, authorities said. Allegheny County police said Monday that a trace of ...

Pennsylvania spending $45M to establish 3 new state parks

  By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG  (AP) — Pennsylvania is spending $45 million to add new state parks at a nature preserve in Tunkhannock, on Big Elk Creek in the Philadelphia suburbs and along the Susquehanna River near Wrightsville, officials were set to announce ...

`Otello,’ Rossini’s not Verdi’s, staged in Philadelphia

  By RONALD BLUM Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rossini's "Otello" premiered in 1816, and the musical adaptation of Shakespeare's famous play was a hit for seven decades. Then Verdi's version debuted in 1887 and was acclaimed as a pinnacle of the art form, causing Rossini's ...

Workers at Philadelphia Museum of Art begin walkout

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art began a strike Monday citing wage and health care issues as the institution said it would remain open during the walkout. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the union representing about 180 of the museum's ...

Wolf takes lawsuit on constitutional changes to lower court

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is taking another shot at a lawsuit that argues Republican lawmakers improperly bundled together five proposed state constitutional amendments to get them approved by the Pennsylvania Legislature. Wolf's new lawsuit filed late ...

Oz releases health records to spotlight Fetterman’s strok

  By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, released his health records as he maneuvers to keep questions about Democratic rival John Fetterman's recovery from a stroke front and center in the hotly contested ...

McCarthy unveils House GOP’s midterm agenda in Pennsylvania

  By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent MONONGAHELA, Pa. (AP) — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy on Friday confronted President Joe Biden and the Democratic majority in Congress with a sweeping midterm election agenda filled with Trump-like promises, hoping not only to ...

Governors’ races take on new prominence, with higher stakes

  By SARA BURNETT and JOHN HANNA Associated Press HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) —Governors' races often are overshadowed by the fight for control of Congress during midterm elections. But this fall, the nation's political future hangs just as much on governors' mansions as it does on Capitol ...

Redrawn districts inject uncertainty in legislative contests

    HARRISBURG (AP) — Democrats in Pennsylvania who have long blamed their party's legislative minorities on Republican gerrymandering will find out in November whether friendlier district maps will edge them closer to retaking control of the House and Senate. Nearly 400 state ...

Michelle Obama plans 6-city tour for ‘The Light We Carry’

  By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama plans a six-city tour this fall in support of her new book, "The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times," beginning mid-November in Washington. D.C. and ending a month later in Los Angeles. "I'm looking ...

Family sues Little League over bunk bed fall, head injury

  By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Utah boy who suffered a serious head injury after falling from a bunk bed during last month's Little League World Series in Pennsylvania has returned home from the hospital and his family is suing the league and the company ...

Mail ballot fight persists in key states, sure to slow count

      HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and his allies seized on the drawn-out processing and counting in Pennsylvania during the 2020 election to fuel his false claims that fraud cost him victory in the battleground state. Election officials worry that a ...

April trial set for man charged in synagogue massacre

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The long-delayed capital murder trial of Robert Bowers in the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will begin in April, a federal judge has ruled. Robert Bowers, a Baldwin resident who has pleaded not guilty, could be sentenced to death if convicted of the ...

4 dead, 1 missing after farmhouse fire; cause sought

    GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Four people died and one remains missing following a fire at a farmhouse in western Pennsylvania, authorities said. Fire crews in Mercer County were called to the Delaware Township blaze near Fredonia at about midnight Thursday and found the multi-story ...