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State warns Dauphin County over outdated voting machines.

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania county is being told it would lose out on millions of dollars in aid and almost certainly be sued by the state if it refuses to take action to buy new voting machines before Dec. 31, county officials said Monday. Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries said ...

Pence plans to make fourth visit to Pa. this year

HARRISBURG (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is making another trip to the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania this year, this time in a campaign swing. Pence will appear Tuesday in Rochester, near Pittsburgh, to speak to a Veterans for Trump group before joining the president ...

Governor puts House on timetable to pass minimum wage bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is putting the state House of Representatives on a timeline to pass legislation he has long sought to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage, saying Friday that the Republican-controlled chamber has until the end of the month. If the House doesn’t pass the ...

Police: Man believed to have killed 2, died in fire and identified

DOUGLASSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — State police say a man who they believe beat an eastern Pennsylvania couple to death with a hammer and was then found dead in a fire in the garage has been identified as the woman’s adult son. Police in Berks County said Wednesday that DNA tests identified the ...

Pennsylvania official charged with stealing from nonprofit group

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a state representative from Philadelphia on Wednesday with enriching herself by stealing money from a nonprofit organization she founded to serve the mentally ill and poor who were fighting addiction. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s ...

Sunday hunting is coming to Pennsylvania in 2020

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Senate Bill 147, which permits additional hunting on three Sundays per calendar year — one within the archery deer season, one within the firearms deer season and one selected by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The law will take effect Feb. 25, ...

Sandusky given 30 to 60 years in prison at resentencing

BELLEFONTE — The trauma and raw emotions associated with the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse case were as intense as ever Friday afternoon when the former Penn State assistant football coach for a second time was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison. Sandusky — facing resentencing on ...

Boy Scouts mortgage New Mexico ranch as collateral

The Boy Scouts of America has mortgaged one of the most spectacular properties it owns, the vast Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, to help secure a line of credit as the financially strapped organization faces a growing wave of new sex-abuse lawsuits. The BSA said Friday that it has no ...

County resists Pa.’s push for voting tools

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania county is signaling that it won’t go along with Gov. Tom Wolf’s insistence that counties buy new voting systems as a security measure in 2020’s election, when the state is expected to be a premier presidential battleground. Dauphin County Commissioner ...

FBI eyes how Pa. approved pipeline

HARRISBURG (AP) — The FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration came to issue permits for construction on a multibillion-dollar pipeline project to carry highly volatile natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania, The Associated Press has learned. FBI ...