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Republicans aim to remake state courts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Democratic majority threw out the Republican-drawn map of congressional districts as an unconstitutional gerrymander, Republicans raised talk of impeaching Democratic justices. Calls for impeachment even came from senior ...

Erie breaks winter snowfall record set in 2000-2001

ERIE (AP) — It’s official — this is the snowiest winter season on record for the city of Erie. A National Weather Service meteorologist tells The Erie Times-News that as of 1 p.m. Wednesday the seasonal snowfall at Erie International Airport totals 152.1 inches. That smashes the ...

Charges: Doctor used cocaine, let employee prescribe medication

GETTYSBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania doctor is accused of treating patients while high on cocaine and other drugs and letting her office manager prescribe highly addictive opioids to patients she hadn’t examined. The state attorney general’s office filed criminal charges against Dr. Rita ...

Firefighter killed in collapse remembered for humor, spirit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A firefighter killed in a house collapse was remembered at his funeral Mass on Friday for his sense of humor and passion for his job. Lt. Matthew LeTourneau had a goofy sense of humor and a fierce love of his nieces and nephews, his brother told mourners at the Cathedral ...

Officials remove medical pot registry from police computers

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania regulators said Friday they will no longer make a new medical marijuana registry available on the state’s computer system for law enforcement, making it less likely someone’s participation will be flagged during federal gun-purchase background checks. The ...

Officials remove medical pot registry from police computers

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania regulators said Friday they will no longer make a new medical marijuana registry available on the state’s computer system for law enforcement, making it less likely someone’s participation will be flagged during federal gun-purchase background checks. The ...

Prosecutors refile most charges in frat death

HARRISBURG (AP) — Prosecutors moved to reinstate most of the dismissed charges Friday against 11 members of a now-closed Penn State fraternity for actions related to the death of a pledge earlier this year after a night of drinking and hazing. A judge in early September threw out the most ...

In the state

Road work continues in parts of Mifflin County LEWISTOWN — Road work continues in Mifflin County as part of a $4 million contract to improve ride quality and extend the life of roadway surfaces. In a press release, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports new paving work will ...

Sandusky’s son pleads guilty to child sex abuse allegations

BELLEFONTE (AP) — A son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty Friday to charges he pressured a teenage girl to send him naked photos and asked her teen sister to give him oral sex. Jeffrey Sandusky’s plea deal comes a week before his trial ...

PHEAA reminds students deadline nears

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency is reminding students and families of the May 1 filing deadline for 2017-18 Pennsylvania State Grant applications. This deadline applies to all renewal and first-time applicants who plan to enroll in colleges, universities or ...