A gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school Friday in a shooting that left 27 people dead, including 18 children, an official said.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way.
A judge on Tuesday blocked Pennsylvania's divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a ploy to defeat President Barack Obama and other opponents who said it would prevent the elderly and minorities from voting. See Local News or Nation/World sections for complete story.
The NCAA has slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Other sanctions include a four-year ban on bowl games, and the loss of 20 scholarships per year over four years.
The famed statue of Joe Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium Sunday, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant.
Workers lifted the 7-foot-tall statue off its base and used a forklift to move it into Beaver Stadium as the 100 to 150 students watching chanted, "We are Penn State."
Hermitage School Board Thursday reversed its earlier decision and approved a tax incremental financing plan for an Akron developer to put up a retail complex anchored by a Kohl's department store.
Under an “additional contribution agreement” reached by Hermitage School District officials and the developer of a proposed retail development anchored by a Kohl’s department store, the developer would pay the district $60,000, should the school board change its vote to in favor of a tax incremental financing plan.
Hermitage School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday to reconsider its vote on the tax incremental financing plan proposed for the building of a retail development anchored by a Kohl’s department store, said school board President Laurie Ann Biblis.
Sharon police are investigating a homicide at 322 E. State St.
I'll Have Another's bid for a Triple Crown ended with the shocking news that the colt was out of the Belmont Stakes due to a swollen left front tendon.
According to Dennis O'Neill, brother of trainer Doug O'Neill, the horse galloped Friday morning and after a veterinary scan, the tendon seemed "kind of tender."
O'Neill told The Associated Press that, "the horse is sound and happy, but it's not worth it."
Three of the 16 jurors and alternates needed for former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky's child sex-abuse trial were selected Tuesday morning as the high-profile case got under way in earnest after months of legal wrangling and intense publicity. See full story in Nation/World section.
West Middlesex Big Reds baseball team will enter the PIAA playoffs Monday because Mercyhurst Prep, which beat the Bigs Reds 1-0 during the weekend, has forefeited its District 10 championship.
According to a story published in the Erie Times-News on Saturday, Prep admitted to using three alumni pitchers in practices before its semifinal game against Conneaut Lake last week, a violation of a PIAA rule enacted in 2009 that forbids alumni players from participating in such activities.
Hermitage commissioners on Thursday approved a tax incremental financing plan 4-1 for a retail development that would be anchored by a Kohl’s department store.
Mercer County commissioners and Hermitage School Board also must approve the plan for it to go through.
A former Mercer bowling alley owner Friday was sentenced to 27 to 84 months in prison for molesting children.
James M. Kopan, 48, of 380 Andrew St., Sharon, was taken to prison from Mercer County Judge Thomas R. Dobson’s court room.
The Farrell teen accused of killing Farrell bar-owner William Basilone Jr. on Dec. 30 won’t face the death penalty, Mercer County District Attorney Robert G. Kochems said.
Kochems won’t pursue a death sentence in the case because the “mitigating factors” a jury would consider against it “outweigh the single factor” to seek it, Mercer County District Attorney Robert G. Kochems said.
Dick Clark, the ever-youthful television host and tireless entrepreneur who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," and later produced and hosted a vast range of programming from game shows to the New Year's Eve countdown from Times Square, has died. He was 82. Complete story in National/World section.