| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:13 PM
Reflecting on the last half century, Alfred Miles recognizes 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, 1963, as the hinge of his life.
At that moment, he was filling out paperwork in the bursar's office at Penn State University to drop out of school.
While Miles prepared...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:45 PM
HARRISBURG — After years of debate, Pennsylvania has approved a $2.4 billion transportation funding package that will be fueled by higher gasoline taxes and fees on consumers.
House lawmakers voting 113-85 gave the final OK Thursday evening,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:08 AM
The Pennsylvania Legislature is considering a new public-sector pension proposal that offers up some ideas worth exploring but is flawed at its heart— costing taxpayers more while deeply cutting retirement benefits for teachers, nurses and other...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Fulton County’s lawmaker in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives was in critical condition Wednesday in a Pittsburgh hospital, according to the Associated Press.
State Rep. Dick Hess, 74, suffered complications following a leg operation two...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Arts activities continue in downtown Waynesboro
WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Weekend No. 2 of Destination ARTS! runs today from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
The new initiative features seven vacant buildings...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Legislation that was recently passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly will allow the Franklin County, Pa., government to keep its current structure of elected officials.
Because the county’s population exceeded 145,000 in the 2010 U.S. census,...
| Dec 7, 2010
| 2:43 AM
The broad criminal investigation of the
Pennsylvania Legislature will return to a Harrisburg courtroom this week, as a judge must consider dismissal requests filed by defendants tied to the state House Republican caucus.
The dismissal motions filed by...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 5:00 AM
The battle between unions and government are heating up in several states across the country, as those states look to balance their budgets. Many cost cutting measures are on the table including union collective bargaining agreements. So, could...
| Feb 12, 2011
| 2:23 PM
A criminal homicide trial in Franklin County (Pa.) Court this week ended in a guilty verdict for voluntary manslaughter, but it left one state legislator wondering how the outcome could've been affected by a bill he has introduced.
A jury of eight men...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 7:21 PM
Soon, for the first time in 35 years, Jeff Coy will be without a job in the public sector.
Coy, who began his career as a legislative assistant, represented Franklin and Cumberland counties for 22 years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives,...
| Jan 27, 2011
| 5:24 PM
State Sen. Richard Alloway and state Rep. Rob Kauffman have started the 2011 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly by reintroducing their favored legislation that didn't pass in previous years.
Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, introduced a bill...