Police: Barracks ambush suspect sought mass murder
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- The suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks is a survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill law enforcement officers and commit mass murder, state police said Tuesday....
Band teacher suspended after teen sex allegations
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A high school band director in suburban Philadelphia has been suspended following allegations of sexual misconduct with a student....
Warrant issued in shooting of pregnant woman, baby
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities in Philadelphia are seeking a 26-year-old man in the shooting death of a pregnant woman and her baby....
Response mixed on bill to let teachers carry guns
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A bill that would allow Pennsylvania teachers and other school employees to carry guns at work drew a mixed reaction Tuesday from lawmakers....
IUP student charged in stabbing; says self-defense
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) -- A student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been charged with stabbing another man, which the suspect's defense attorney contends was self-defense....
Ride inspector nearly decapitated at fairgrounds
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A worker inspecting a ride at fairgrounds in central Pennsylvania was nearly decapitated when his sweatshirt got caught in the machinery....
Ex-prosecutor, wife sentenced in abuse of adoptees
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An ex-prosecutor and his wife have been sentenced for endangering the welfare of two adopted Ethiopian children after county welfare officials found the boy had been underfed and the girl physically abused....
Cyanide murder trial delayed by experts' meeting
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The trial of a Pittsburgh medical researcher charged with fatally poisoning his neurologist wife with cyanide is being delayed by a national conference of toxicology experts....
Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania....
Treasury loan props up Pennsylvania operating fund
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's state treasurer says he's loaning money to the state government's main bank account after the balance hit a 10-year low and dropped below zero....
Voters in Scotland will go to the polls later this week to decide whether or not Scotland should be an independent nation. Queen Elizabeth the Second made her first comments about Scottish independence urging Scots to "think very carefully about the future." But the popular British monarch didn't indicate a preference on how Scots should vote, carefully maintaining the neutrality that is her constitutional obligation.
Should the U.S. get the backing of the United Nations before launching air strikes against ISIS in Syria?