June 30, 2014 RSS feed / State

Child dies when shop door falls on her

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities were investigating how a metal security grate detached and fell from the facade of an Italian ice shop Saturday afternoon, killing a 3-year-old girl.  The girl was at the Rita’s Water Ice store in nort More...

Children’s handbook tells United Flight 93 story

PITTSBURGH (AP) — What’s the best way to explain the horrors of the Flight 93 crash in Somerset County to school-age children?  More...

Body found in creek days after boater went missing

EAST BERLIN (AP) — A coroner has been called to a creek in southeastern Pennsylvania where a fisherman went missing after his boat went over a dam.  The York County coroner’s office was dispatched to Conewago Creek in Washington Town More...

Pa. parents become advocates

NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) — Bushkill Township parents Jim Presto and Laurette Johnson- Presto knew something was not right with their 19-year-old son.  More...

Get ready for the big ‘gimmick’ state budget

HARRISBURG (AP) — Call it “the big gimmick.”  An approximately $29 billion state government operating budget under negotiation in the Legislature is likely to be based on a fast-growing amount of onetime cash items to avoid the More...

Pension bill tied to aid for Philadelphia schools

HARRISBURG (AP) — Approval for a cigarette tax increase in Philadelphia was being held up in the Pennsylvania Legislature on Sunday by Republicans who were trying to scrape up enough support to pass legislation backed by Gov. More...

Pakistani education advocate wins Liberty Medal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pakistani girl who survived being shot by the Taliban because she advocated education for girls has won the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.  More...

Vendor shoots woman at Pennsylvania gun show

BLOOMSBURG (AP) — A vendor accidentally shot a woman in the leg while demonstrating a gun and holster at a central Pennsylvania gun show, police said.  The Columbia County district attorney’s office will determine whether the vendor, More...

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