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Man charged in triple slaying, vehicle theft held without bail

SNYDERTOWN (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting three people inside a central Pennsylvania home will remain jailed without bail, a judge ruled Thursday. The decision came as Matthew Joseph Reed, 23, of Sunbury, was arraigned on three counts of homicide, theft of a motor vehicle, ...

Lawmakers vote to end emergency declaration and extend Pa. waivers

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature on Thursday voted to end Gov. Tom Wolf’s pandemic disaster emergency declaration and to extend hundreds of regulatory waivers his administration approved over the last 15 months. There may be little immediate effect on ...

Pension system sued over access to documents amid probe

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator is suing Pennsylvania’s largest public pension system amid a federal investigation into aspects of the agency’s undertakings, saying agency officials have refused to share documents with her, even though she is a board member. The effort by ...

Pennsylvania House advances bill on handling fetal remains

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania House on Wednesday approved a bill that would require health care facilities to provide for the burial or cremation of fetal remains after a miscarriage or abortion. Following an emotionally fraught debate in politically riven chamber, the representatives ...

Pa.’s new claims system goes live

Pennsylvania’s long-awaited overhaul of its rickety unemployment claims filing system went live on Tuesday, with some users immediately complaining about glitches and the state agency that runs the program reporting a phone outage that temporarily prevented it from making or receiving ...

Another lawmaker eyes GOP primary for Pa. governor

HARRISBURG (AP) — A state senator from southcentral Pennsylvania said Tuesday that he is forming an exploratory committee to run for the Republican nomination for governor in 2022. Sen. Scott Martin, R-Lancaster, joins a crowded field of declared candidates and prospective candidates. ...