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Update: Pilot killed in Alaska plane crash identified

Update: Pilot killed in Alaska plane crash identified

The Latest on a second fatal Alaska floatplane crash in a week (all times local):3:20 p.m.The police chief of Metlakatla has identified the pilot of Monday's deadly commuter plane crash in that Alaska community.This Monday, ...

Governor hikes shuttered trail to pitch $4.5B projects plan

Governor hikes shuttered trail to pitch $4.5B projects plan

One of Pennsylvania's most beloved and scenic hiking trails will remain closed to the public unless lawmakers pass Gov. Tom Wolf's $4.5 billion infrastructure plan, officials said Tuesday.The Democratic governor hiked to the base of ...

After 36 years, a girl is the middle school math champ

After 36 years, a girl is the middle school math champ

Ask Vivian Loh a simple question, like her age, and you may not get a simple answer."4,687 days," the Squirrel Hill resident answers softly and without hesitation, sitting in an office at the Winchester Thurston ...

Authorities: 1 dead, 1 missing, 1 hurt after home explosion

Authorities: 1 dead, 1 missing, 1 hurt after home explosion

Authorities say one person has been killed and another is missing after an explosion destroyed a home in northeastern Pennsylvania. Officials say emergency responders found 20-year-old Nathan Hedgepeth injured but alive just before 2 a.m. Friday ...

Maker of OxyContin gets hit with another state lawsuit

Maker of OxyContin gets hit with another state lawsuit

Pennsylvania's state attorney general filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing the company that makes OxyContin of fueling the opioid epidemic, making it at least the 39th state to make such a claim against Purdue Pharma.Attorney General ...

Pennsylvania primary features a couple high-profile matchups

Pennsylvania primary features a couple high-profile matchups

Pennsylvania's primary election will decide nominees or officeholders for several high-profile offices, including mayor of the nation's sixth largest city and one of the state's 18 members of the U.S. House. Pennsylvania's primary election is May ...

Pennsylvania college to no longer allow frats, sororities

Pennsylvania college to no longer allow frats, sororities

Fraternities and sororities will no longer be allowed at Swarthmore College.School President Valerie Smith made the announcement Friday.It comes after the only two fraternities at the private liberal arts college in suburban Philadelphia decided to ...

11 lucky ducks rescued after falling through sewer

11 lucky ducks rescued after falling through sewer

Nearly a dozen lucky ducks have been rescued by eastern Pennsylvania firefighters after falling through a sewer grate and out of sight of their distressed mother.Emergency workers were called Tuesday morning to a street in ...