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Nation Aug 21Pittsburgh mayor overhauls how police handle civil protests
Police handling of civil protests in Pittsburgh in recent months has drawn complaints, including over a "jump out" arrest of a demonstrator this weekend and the use of pepper spray to disburse protesters outside the mayor's home Wednesday night.
Politics Mar 25Pennsylvania lawmakers vote to delay primary election
Pennsylvania will join more than 10 states in delaying primaries.
Nation Nov 26Pennsylvania overhauls child sexual abuse laws
The central bill signed by Gov. Tom Wolf gives future victims of child sex abuse more time to file lawsuits and ends time limits for police to file criminal charges.
Nation Nov 22Jerry Sandusky resentenced to 30 to 60 years
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was resentenced Friday to 30 to 60 years in prison, the same penalty as before, for sexually abusing children.
Nation Mar 23Lawyer’s office shot at after cop’s acquittal in teen death
Gunshots were fired overnight through the window of the attorney who defended a white police officer acquitted Friday in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.
Nation Oct 28Police: Synagogue gunman said he wanted all Jews to die
The suspect in the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue told officers afterward that Jews were committing genocide and he wanted them all to die, according to charging documents made public Sunday.
Nation Sep 09Chime tower is voice for Flight 93 passengers killed on 9/11
The Tower of Voices, a roughly 93-foot-tall concrete and steel structure, contains a wind chime for each of the 40 passengers and crew members who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001.
Nation Aug 14WATCH: Grand jury report says more than 1,000 children were abused by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania
The report said more than 300 clergy committed the abuse over a period decades, beginning in the mid-1950s.
Nation Jul 194 injured in explosion in vehicle shop at Army depot
A small explosion Thursday in a vehicle shop at an Army depot injured four workers, three of them seriously.
Politics Jun 04Court orders release of documents in case over Penn State administrators’ role in child sex abuse scandal
More than 200 records were sealed in the case against former university president Graham Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley. The appeals court criticized the trial judge for issuing a blanket order sealing all…