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Renee Wilson Gray has memories of the police officer who lived three doors down from her childhood house in Homewood.

"They cared about the community they were policing, because it was their community," she says. "They knew who was the bad apples and they knew who was the good apples."

Gray was a teenager in 1975, the year a federal judge mandated the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police hire black and white officers in equal numbers, a response to charges of racial discrimination in hiring.

A billionaire climate activist is putting big bucks into a campaign to defeat Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett.

Northampton County authorities on Tuesday said a couple facing charges that they let their 6-year-old girl's teeth rot are being investigated in the deaths of three of their children going back to 2007, including two stillborns and a baby boy.

Carbondale officials violated state law when they encouraged four city police officers to retire last year by sweetening their pension benefits, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale charges in a new audit report.

The police department recently introduced a new crime fighting tool that allows the public to track criminal activity neighborhood by neighborhood.

It isn't often that lawmakers spend years shepherding legislation they know will likely not be enforced.

The visible blanket of smoke from our steel days may have dissipated, but our region’s air continues to rank among the worst in the nation.

Imagine a business trying to operate with customers constantly owing it tens of thousands of dollars.

Then picture the same business trying to stay open with its customer base owing $500,000, or more than $1 million. 

These are real scenarios for midstate municipal authorities expected to manage sewer systems like businesses.

An education adviser to the governor has stepped down from his post, weeks after a newspaper report found little evidence he was working.

Ron Tomalis’ resignation letter includes a list of his accomplishments as a special adviser on higher education. Those accomplishments were called into question by a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report last month that found little in schedule documents, phone logs, or interviews to suggest Tomalis had been doing much in his job paying nearly $140,000 a year.


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