Officers were called to break up a fight outside of a South Side bar early Sunday morning when a second fight broke out nearby after an alleged theft, according to police. Pittsburgh Public Information Officer Sonya Toler said the initial fight occurred outside of Mario’s... Read More..
Authorities say an elderly man was critically injured when his pickup truck was hit by a train in central Pennsylvania. Police in Lancaster County said the driver apparently stopped on the tracks in Conroy Township in the path of the train shortly before 1:30 p.m.... Read More..
Two people were killed Sunday afternoon when a small airplane crashed in a field near the Brandywine Airport in Chester County. Authorities said the plane, a Piper PA28 Cherokee, crashed about 1:34 p.m. in West Goshen Township, less than two miles from the airport. Emergency... Read More..
HIP-HOP power couple Jay Z and Beyonce have not bought a condo in the 500 Walnut high-rise, despite several online reports and news bits suggesting that they have. Michael Angelina, from Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (530 Walnut St.), said yesterday, “I can’t discuss it,” but... Read More..
Jason Wensel is trying to raise money through an online fundraising campaign to pay for hospital care and other expenses for his 8-month-old son, Leeland, who was born with serious health issues. Alyssa Truszkowski is trying to do the same to pay for two life-saving... Read More..
FROM MERCER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY ROBERT KOCHEMS MARCH 26, 2015 District Attorney Robert Kochems announced that Mary C. Rader, Deanna Beighley and Dennis Beighley were sentenced today by Mercer County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. St. John in the cases where they admitted to starving... Read More..
Philadelphia native and fan favorite Anthony Riley abruptly left NBC’s The Voice this week, with coach Pharrell Williams announcing that he departed due to “personal reasons.” Now, Riley’s legal representation has reached out to Philly.com with more detail. “Anthony indicated to me that he has... Read More..
David Kassick, hit by a Taser, was on the ground on his stomach; Hummelstown police Officer Lisa Mearkle stood behind him, a Taser in one hand, her pistol in the other, and shot him twice in the back, authorities said. It was captured by a... Read More..
The research is finished. Public meetings have been held, business and community leaders and politicians have had their say, and preliminary recommendations have been discussed. But after nearly three years of groundwork — which included some turmoil — the final version of the Destination Erie... Read More..
Penn State President Eric Barron pledged during a Senate budget hearing Tuesday to recommend a freeze on in-state undergraduate tuition at all campuses if the state’s 2015-16 enacted budget fully funds Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed increases for Pennsylvania’s four state-related universities. “If the governor’s requested... Read More..
Emily Selke spent more than a year in Pittsburgh leading up to May 2014 helping to bring the Steel City its own Fringe Festival — a local version of the alternative-theater festival that began in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1947. Emily Selke and her mother, Yvonne,... Read More..
Sharp-eyed viewers of the Pennsylvania Commission’s online eagle camera, which is trained on a nest inhabited by eagles named Liberty and Freedom near Codorus State Park in Hanover, reported Tuesday morning that one of the pair’s eggs hatched … Read More..
Join the Mercer County Conservation District in cooperation with Munnell Run Farm and students from Grove City College to celebrate our Earth Day festivities on Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 AM until 1:30 PM. The very first Earth Day occurred 45 years ago due to... Read More..
The Harrisburg Food Truck Feast is back for the season. It’s the third year for the gathering which converges on the third Friday of every month as part of 3rd in the Burg in midtown Harrisburg. The first feast will kick off from 5-9 p.m.... Read More..
J. Heinz is buying Kraft Foods in a deal that gives Kraft the chance to bring its iconic American foods to international markets while boosting Heinz’s sales in the U.S. The acquisition, announced Wednesday with backing from Heinz owners Berkshire Hathaway and Brazilian investment firm... Read More..
Nesbit Announces State Grant for Mercer Co. Historical Society 3/19/2015 MERCER – A state grant worth $4,000 will benefit the activities and mission of the Mercer County Historical Society, said Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer/Butler). The funding, from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s... Read More..
One lane of Interstate 80 in Mercer County will remain closed until Thursday evening so crews can remove debris left behind from an accident. Crews are cleaning up fuel that spilled from a Feb. 22 accident. Contaminated dirt from the median will be dug out... Read More..
Donnie Iris is officially a Pittsburgh Rock ‘N Roll Legend. So is Lou Christie and the late Porky Chedwick, according to more than 1,200 voters who enshrined the three men into Pittsburgh’s version of a rock ‘n’ roll hall of fame. Iris famous for “Ah!... Read More..
Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal is giving Pennsylvania’s business owners and executives a lot to think about. Wolf said in an interview Wednesday that his proposals will create winners and losers among businesses, in part depending on where they own property or how they pay... Read More..
Ed Mead, who became the voice and in many ways the heart of Erie during a 63-year career with the Erie Times-News, died Wednesday at the age of 88. Mead wrote more than 14,000 “Odds and Ends” columns, starting in 1952 and concluding late in... Read More..