October 18, 2017 RSS feed / State

House OKs new package to backfill deficit

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republicancontrolled House of Representatives advanced its latest deficit-financing proposal Tuesday night that revolved around elements the House previously had rejected in a protracted budget standoff wi More...

Medical marijuana grower gets green light in state

HARRISBURG (AP) — A licensed grower and processor of medical marijuana in northwestern Pennsylvania became the first with the state’s approval to begin planting seeds Tuesday.  More...

Pittsburgh diocese settles suit over birth control mandate

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh and Erie Roman Catholic dioceses have settled lawsuits seeking to overturn an Affordable Care Act mandate that would have forced them to provide contraceptive and abortioninducing drugs or services as part of th More...

Former hostage says wife was rushed to hospital

SMITHS FALLS, Ontario (AP) — Joshua Boyle, a Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops, said Tuesday that his wife had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there.  Boyle told The Associated Press in an emai More...

Two suspected in bank heist while dressed as nuns

TANNERSVILLE (AP) — Two women charged with robbing a pair of New Jersey banks are also suspected of trying to rob a bank in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains while dressed as nuns.  More...

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