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WVa opioid trial verdict still pending nearly a year later

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Last July, a federal judge in West Virginia heard closing arguments in the first lawsuit to go to trial over the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic. With an avalanche of documents from the three-month trial, Judge David Faber didn't indicate when he would make a ...

Pennsylvania heads into fiscal year without budget in place

  HARRISBURG (AP) — Work on a new state budget for Pennsylvania will plow into next week as the state government started the fiscal year with diminished spending authority and details of a new plan still largely a secret. Leaders of the Republican-controlled House and Senate sent ...

Pennsylvania court blocks governor’s bridge tolling plan

HARRISBURG  (AP) — A state court on Thursday permanently blocked Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to toll as many as nine major bridges on interstates in Pennsylvania, siding with three Pittsburgh-area municipalities that argued that his administration had violated procedures in getting to the advanced ...

Offshore wind boosted as Biden, East Coast governors team up

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is launching a formal partnership with 11 East Coast governors to boost the growing offshore wind industry, a key element of President Joe Biden's plan for climate change. At a White House meeting on Thursday, Biden administration officials will meet ...

GOP lawmakers block assault-style gun ban for those under 21

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State House Republicans blocked a proposal to prevent those ages 18 to 21 from possessing assault-style rifles on Tuesday by completely changing the bill into a constitutional amendment to allow anyone to carry concealed guns. It was the second week in a row that ...

Unlikely duo: Pennsylvania Democrats aim for united front

HARRISBURG (AP) — The fate of the Democratic Party is intertwined in a pair of Pennsylvania elections that'll be closely watched this year. John Fetterman could help the party keep control of the U.S. Senate. Josh Shapiro faces a Republican rival for governor who has embraced conspiracies ...

Unlikely duo: Pennsylvania Democrats aim for united front

HARRISBURG (AP) — One candidate is unabashedly blunt, willing to embrace progressive positions, doing little to build rapport with party leaders and dominating rooms with a 6-foot-8-inch frame. The other crafts a more moderate image, a deliberate public speaker who became a congressional ...

Man killed on WVa interstate identified as Pennsylvania man

    WESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A gunman who was fatally shot by police on an interstate highway in northern West Virginia after he wounded a sheriff's deputy has been identified as a Pennsylvania man, state police said. Matthew Brevosky, 38, of Grindstone, Pennsylvania, was killed by law ...