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When a federal jury issued its verdict in the Jordan Miles trial against three police officers on March 31, some hoped it would provide closure.

Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a "blank expression" stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him. 

Following a news accountabout a heated exchange he had at a Second Street bar in Harrisburg late Tuesday night with Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-Lehigh, House Speaker Sam Smith issued a statement early Thursday morning expressing his hopes she gets help.

A coalition of local foundations has made a proposal to purchase the bankrupt August Wilson Center for African American Culture and maintain its mission as a center for African-American arts and history.

Areas of Appalachia have been producing coal for over a century. For many of those years, little attention was paid to the safety or environmental costs. But then one night in 1972, something happened: a slurry pond of water and crushed coal burst in Logan County, W.Va., releasing 132 million gallons of thick, black water onto residents and their homes below, killing 125 people.

A pair of state Senators have introduced a bill which would raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $12 an hour.

Disputes over royalty payments for oil and natural gas drilling have involved several farmers in rural parts of the state, and now Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is calling on lawmakers to take action.

In March 2007, when the city of Erie was dangerously close to fiscal disaster, Moody's Investors Service delivered sobering news to Mayor Joe Sinnott's 15-month-old administration.

Democratic leaders of the Federal Communications Commission voted Monday to crack down on media consolidation, tightening rules on broadcast owners controlling more than one TV station in the same market.


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