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    A Pennsylvania family of four has been found dead following an apparent murder-suicide, police say.   The West Whiteland Township Police Department says it discovered the bodies at a home in the area Sunday after investigators were contacted by out-of-state family members who had been unable to reach them for days.  "The initial investigation and evidence at the scene indicate that this incident is the result...
    A Pennsylvania lottery ticket good for $294,616 was sold in Montgomery County. The ticket from the Thursday, Jan. 21 "I Like Big Bucks" drawing was sold at Family Financial Centers on Marshall Street in Norristown. The retailer will win a $500 bonus check for selling the winning ticket.
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Starting today, unemployed Pennsylvanians can start applying for some more much-needed relief that will be available. This will allow people to use a federal program that had been stopped since December. People will be able to file for an additional 11 weeks of unemployment compensation. According to the state’s Office of Unemployment...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There is one lucky winner of the billion dollar Mega Millions lottery. The golden ticket for the top prize matching all six numbers was sold in Michigan — but don’t throw out your ticket just yet. Mega Millions says there is one ticket in Pennsylvania that matched five...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After 37 drawings, one ticket matched all the numbers to win the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot. Lottery officials confirm the winning ticket was sold in Michigan. The jackpot is the third-largest prize in U.S. lottery history. The Mega Millions top prize had been growing since Sept. 15. There were also ten,...
    WYNCOTE, Pa. (CBS) – Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a little boy from our area who could be in danger. Police say 6-year-old Isaac Hwang was last seen Sunday afternoon in Wyncote, Montgomery County with 35-year-old Jaemyung Hwang. Police tell Eyewitness News the little boy may be at special risk of harm or injury....
    WYNCOTE, Pa. (CBS) – Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a little boy from Cheltenham Township, who could be in danger. Police say 6-year-old Isaac Hwang was last seen Sunday afternoon in Wyncote, Montgomery County with 35-year-old Jaemyung Hwang. Police tell Eyewitness News the little boy may be at special risk of harm or injury....
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The calls for Pennsylvania Congressman Scott Perry to resign have intensified. Rep. Perry is accused of trying to help overturn election results in Georgia, according to a report in the New York Times. According to the report, Perry connected former President Donald Trump with a member of...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff GREENSBURG/PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pennsylvania State Police are searching for 82-year-old John Cassidy of Greensburg, who is currently missing and believed to be endangered. Cassidy was last seen wearing a brown jacket and jeans at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 23 on Madison Avenue in Pittsburgh. Cassidy was supposed to show...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania legislator shared on Facebook an image mocking the appearance of the state’s recently departed health secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman who has been nominated to serve in the Biden administration, and then offered a general apology Saturday. State Rep. Jeff Pyle, a Republican from Armstrong and Indiana...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Pennsylvania now has a new way to file state tax returns. The new online portal called “myPath” is free and allows Pennsylvanians to file their state income tax returns and make payments. As of last week – the IRS announced that they will not begin accepting...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania legislator shared on Facebook an image mocking the appearance of the state's recently departed health secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman who has been nominated to serve in the Biden administration, and then offered a general apology Saturday.State Rep. Jeff Pyle, a Republican from Armstrong and Indiana counties in...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania legislator shared on Facebook an image mocking the appearance of the state’s recently departed health secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman who has been nominated to serve in the Biden administration, and then offered a general apology Saturday. State Rep. Jeff Pyle, a Republican from Armstrong and Indiana...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 5,785 new cases of Coronavirus and 205 additional deaths. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 799,957 since Friday’s report, according to the state’s data. There are currently 4,169 people across the state hospitalized with COVID-19 infections. Of those...
    Bucks County Republican Sen. Robert "Tommy" Tomlinson has tested positive for COVID-19. Tomlinson, 75 -- who serves Bucks County and is the most veteran member of the Senate -- began experiencing mild flu-like symptoms last weekend, he said in a Facebook post Wednesday. "After consultation with my doctor, I decided to get tested for COVID-19. Late...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA/AP) – Local health leaders are optimistic that we’re turning a corner on the high number of Coronavirus cases. However, January is on track to be the United States’ deadliest month of the COVID-19 pandemic so far. This comes as many struggling to find their first dose of a vaccine. It’s a growing frustration for...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff YORK COUNTY (KDKA) — A Pennsylvania woman who called Disney World pretending to buy tickets but was actually trying to get away from an abusive significant other received the help she needed thanks to an alert ticket booker. According to WESH out of Orlando, FL, a Disney employee called 911 when...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Legislature on Friday took another step in the drive to strip future governors of some of their constitutional authority under emergency declarations, and give lawmakers more control over the declarations. The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee approved it on a party-line basis, 7-4. Passage by both the...
    Del. Wanika B. Fisher, D-Prince George’s County. (Maryland Matters/Danielle E. Gaines) This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. Maryland lawmakers are seeking to amend the state constitution to establish that everybody has an inalienable right to a healthy environment. “I...
    A Pennsylvania judge displayed what she called "poor judgment" in a Facebook post earlier this week. Judge Kim Eaton, an Allegheny County Common Pleas judge, said she was celebrating the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris when she posted a photo of herself alongside her husband, who was donning a costume designed...
    Vulnerable people residing in assisted living facilities are in a high-risk situation, just like those in nursing homes. But the rollout plan for COVID-19 vaccines doesn’t prioritize this group of people in the first phase of nationwide inoculations. These older individuals who are physically independent but often still need medical care are living in the...
    Tom Williams/ZUMA Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Josh Hawley isn’t sorry about challenging the result of the 2020 election. In an interview with CNN’s Manu Raju on Friday, the Republican senator from Missouri attempted to defend...
    Pennsylvania health officials this week moved to prioritize smokers for the COVID-19 vaccine.  The Pennsylvania Department of Health's phase 1a vaccine distribution plan — the state’s current phase — now includes "persons ages 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions," with smoking listed.  According to the state’s vaccine rollout plan, smokers in Pennsylvania are prioritized above educations workers,...
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    STROUD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was charged with homicide after he fatally shot a man and wounded a woman who he said were trying to rob his house, authorities said. Randy Halterman, 66, of Stroud Township, also faces attempted homicide and aggravated assault counts stemming from Tuesday’s shooting in the Monroe County community....
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Safe Boating Council is accepting applications for the new Pennsylvania CARES Fisheries Relief Grant Program. The state is providing more than $3 million in CARES Act funds for licensed commercial fishermen, licensed operators of for-hire fishing vessels, licensed wholesale seafood processors or wholesale dealers/distributors, aquaculture businesses,...
    Pennsylvania is now allowing smokers to be at the front of the line for COVID-19 vaccinations alongside nurses, doctors and nursing home residents. Smokers became eligible to receive the doses first in the state after the Pennsylvania Department of Health added those with 'high-risk medical conditions' to the first phase of the vaccine rollout.  Smoking is...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday said he would elevate two officials involved in his administration’s response to the coronavirus to replace the departing Dr. Rachel Levine as his health secretary and physician general. Wolf said he intends to nominate a deputy chief of staff, Alison Beam, to take over as secretary...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Gov. Tom Wolf intends to nominate Alison Beam to serve as Secretary of the Department of Health. “Alison Beam is a talented public servant who brings years of experience in health care policy and implementation to this position,” said Gov. Wolf in a statement. “Alison knows that...
    Fiscal analysts projected Thursday that Pennsylvania’s economic damage from the pandemic will last years, and some jobs may never return. The Independent Fiscal Office released its five-year outlook that concluded lost economic growth in 2020 will lead to a $2 billion structural deficit – doubling the gap measured before the pandemic hit. “The...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 5,383 new cases of Coronavirus and 193 additional deaths. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 794,172 since Thursday’s report, according to the state’s data. There are currently 4,758 people across the state hospitalized with COVID-19 infections. Of those...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate remained stable and on par with the national rate in December, although the labor force and payrolls shrank, according to state figures released Friday. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was 6.7%, down one-tenth of a percentage point from November’s adjusted rate of 6.8%, the state Department of Labor and Industry...
    Pennsylvania has moved smokers to the top of its list for getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The Pennsylvania Department of Health has added “persons ages 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions” to phase 1a of its vaccine allocation plan. Smoking is listed as a high-risk condition. Healthcare personnel, long-term care facility residents and people 65 years...
    HARRISBURG (AP) – Some of Pennsylvania’s largest health systems are delivering a reality check after the state greatly expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine this week, pointing out there’s not nearly enough supply to meet surging demand. Pennsylvania, which surpassed 20,000 deaths attributed to the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, has expanded initial eligibility for the...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – President Joe Biden needs no introduction to Pittsburgh, as he has been to this region many times over the years. Local leaders hope this will bring dividends to this area. When candidate Joe Biden announced for the presidency in April of 2019, he chose a union hall in Lawrenceville. “Quite frankly,...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — While Pennsylvania’s plans to expand coronavirus vaccine availability are coming off the drawing board, the distribution network is clicking on all cylinders in West Virginia. The state is leading the nation in the percentage of vaccines administered. At the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department, a group of people 80 years of age and...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s the circle of life with the internet involved. Parents raise their children knowing when they’re older, hopefully, they’ll return the favor. KDKA’s Meghan Schiller talked to three adult children who are now helping parents and grandparents get vaccinated against COVID-19. “I haven’t taken anything this seriously online that I can...
    Despite COVID-19 restrictions and layoffs, online internet gambling in Pennsylvania returned record monthly revenues for December 2020 totaling nearly $170 million, analysts said. Bucks, Montgomery and Northampton counties are a few of the 10 areas recognized for their iGaming high totals, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. These highs came during a month in which...
    By: KDKA-TV’s Bryant Reed PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services released its racial equity report on Thursday. It’s the first-of-its-kind and addresses inequity and racism across the state and its programs. The department starting by looking internally at its employees, hoping to increase its diversity in upper-level management in the coming years....
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Pennsylvania has surpassed 20,000 deaths from the coronavirus, the state Department of Health reported Thursday. The department said another 260 people died from the virus, pushing the total past 20,120. Pennsylvania’s seven-day average of deaths reported hit its highest point in the pandemic earlier this month, according to the COVID Tracking...