President Trump promotes Shell plant that will make plastic from gas

U.S. 08/14/19, 13:15

President Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon arrived in Monaca in Beaver County to visit Shell’s Pennsylvania Petrochemicals facility that expects to be completed soon. The president showcased endeavors to make use of western Pennsylvania's natural gas deposits for making plastics from ...

David Ortiz shooting suspect charged with drug possession

U.S. 06/20/19, 13:31

The man in custody in the Dominican Republic on suspicion of shooting former baseball star David Ortiz was indicted Thursday on drugs and weapons charges unrelated to the shooting. Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz was indicted in New Jersey on cocaine and heroin possession ...

GOP pushes back on cash governor seeks for voting machines

U.S. 06/12/19, 11:57

Republican lawmakers aren't committing to the money sought by Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to back up his demand that counties replace their voting machines by 2020's presidential elections.Republicans who control the Legislature say a roughly $34 billion budget counterproposal ...

VP Pence touts trade pact benefits in Pennsylvania stop

Politics 06/06/19, 19:34

Vice President Mike Pence dropped in Thursday on the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania, where he toured a maker of packaging robots and urged Congress to pass a new trade pact with Canada and Mexico to benefit Pennsylvania's manufacturing sector. Pence ...

New Jersey denies gas pipeline permits, but allows do-over

U.S. 06/05/19, 20:50

New Jersey regulators have denied key permits for a hotly contested pipeline project that would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania to New York, but they're allowing an Oklahoma company to try again.The state Department of Environmental Protection rejected permits Wednesday ...

Board recommends clemency for brother of acclaimed author

U.S. 05/31/19, 12:55

The brother of prize-winning author John Edgar Wideman has moved one step closer to freedom after a Pennsylvania parole board recommended pardoning him for a 1975 killing.Robert Wideman was sentenced to life without parole and has been in a state ...

Pennsylvania faces a 3rd day of severe weather

U.S. 05/30/19, 12:40

Pennsylvania faces a third day of severe weather while people clean up from storms that downed trees, power lines and caused flooding.Thursday's forecast calls for storms that could pack damaging wind and hail. The risk continues for flash flooding.The Central ...

Update: Downed trees stop New York-Pittsburgh train

New York 05/29/19, 16:41

The Latest on severe weather in Pennsylvania (all times local):5:30 p.m.An Amtrak train from New York to Pittsburgh is stopped in central Pennsylvania because trees are down along its route.Business owners and workers assess flood damage as they to start ...

Teenager plays organ accompanying silent films

U.S. 05/29/19, 15:12

When Brett Miller first saw a live organ accompany a silent film — the 1925 version of Phantom of the Opera at the University of Pennsylvania's Irvine Auditorium — he was stunned."Oh, I want to do this," he thought to ...

Heavy rains, high winds damage parts of Pennsylvania

U.S. 05/29/19, 11:06

Storm-driven floodwaters inundated parts of western Pennsylvania, sending torrents down the streets of one town and requiring several people to be helped by swiftwater rescue specialists.Zelienople (ZEE-lee-uh-no-pul) officials told drivers to avoid several streets because of severe flooding in the ...

Tornado confirmed in Pennsylvania, damage to homes reported

U.S. 05/29/19, 03:25

The National Weather Service says a tornado has been confirmed in eastern Pennsylvania where damage to some homes occurred but there were no immediate reports of injuries.Meteorologist Jonathan O'Brien says a damage assessment team will be sent to the area ...

Report: Pennsylvania must do more to help Chesapeake Bay

U.S. 05/28/19, 09:49

A nonprofit that tracks pollution in the Chesapeake Bay is once again lambasting Pennsylvania for not doing enough to protect the nation's largest estuary.The Chesapeake Bay Foundation released a report Tuesday that says Pennsylvania's plan to reduce pollution is "woefully ...

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