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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 ...

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 ...