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Pennsylvania opens investigation into gas liquids pipeline

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general said Tuesday that his office has opened an investigation into construction on a 350-mile natural gas liquids pipeline project across southern Pennsylvania that has been blamed for polluting waterways in dozens of places and causing sinkholes ...

Local man charged with assault released on $1 bail

LEWISTOWN — A 27-year-old man, charged in August with two counts of assault and one of resisting arrest, was released on nominal bail Tuesday. Bail was reduced to $1 for Todd M. Chatman, of Lewistown, after a brief Rule 600 hearing before President Judge David Barron. Jeff Davis, ...

No-contest plea for misdemeanor charge

LEWISTOWN — A 63-year-old woman pleaded no-contest to a misdemeanor count before President Judge David Barron Tuesday and was sentenced to probation. Vickie L. Grove, of McVeytown, pleaded no contest to recklessly endangering another person. Grove was charged in January with one felony ...

Pa. jobless rate stable as payrolls hit record high

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate stayed the same in December, at close to a two-decade low, although payrolls still jumped to a new record high. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was 4.2 percent last ...

Commission accepts audit of Pa. General Assembly’s 2018 finances

HARRISBURG — The bicameral, bipartisan Legislative Audit Advisory Commission , chaired by state Rep. Mark Keller, R-Perry/Cumberland, today voted to accept the audit report of the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s finances for the 2017-18 fiscal year as conducted by an independent certified ...

Window for child sex abuse suits divides negotiators

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania state lawmaker leading a push to give victims of child sexual abuse a way around time limits that prevent them from suing on Friday angrily rejected an alternative approach recently circulated by the top-ranking Senate Republican. Rep. Mark Rozzi said he ...

WWII remains come home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For nearly 70 years, Dominic Ragucci believed his brother Emil’s body had been swept out to sea during a World War II battle on a Pacific atoll. But on Monday, Dominic, 86, and his brother Victor, 91, stood on a tarmac in Philadelphia to greet Emil’s remains as he ...

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 ...