On the morning of April 29, a natural gas transmission line exploded in a field in Salem Township in Western Pennsylvania.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people. In Allegheny County, several efforts are ongoing to stem the loss of life through suicide prevention tools.
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority tracks troubling “events” to help healthcare providers improve, but keeps its data under lock and key.
What's the right amount of time for a birth mother to change her mind about putting her baby up for adoption?
The adoption process in Pennsylvania is being scrutinized for potential updates, but one bill that could halve the time birth mothers have to decide against adoption has been particularly controversial.
Pittsburgh’s two abortion clinics make the city a destination for women seeking care, attracting two other groups: abortion protestors and volunteers who guide patients inside.
As drug deaths climb, police consider if naloxone is a lifesaver or a burden.
While solar energy installations result in long-term savings for those who can afford them, the upfront costs and state restrictions can make the alternative energy source inaccessible for many low-income families.
Gun advocates want to save money by scrapping the state background check system. Opponents think relying on the feds could reduce public safety.
Hospitals and nurses have just under a year to comply with the CARE Act. But even the bill’s proponents recognize this is just the start of what needs to be done to support family caregivers.
The county wants to place the teens with foster families, but it’s difficult to find people willing to accept them because of concerns about their behavior and mental health.
ENVIRONMENT More than 30,000 miner around the country lost their jobs in the past five years.
Almost 180 motorcyclists in Pennsylvania contributed to the 2015 death count.
Communities with a home rule charter can establish campaign contribution limits, among other restrictions.
Most former PA attorneys general have been criminal prosecutors. But the AG’s office does so much more.
Pennsylvania hospitals are shuttering obstetric units amid rising costs and a declining birth rate, leaving some families with long commutes and few options.