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Every year, Pennsylvania gives out hundreds of millions of dollars in grants, loans, and other financial help to companies. In exchange, the companies promise to invest. Maybe they'll build a new office, or create a certain number of jobs, for instance.

Forecasts predict frigid temperatures over the next couple days, especially today, and at one Lancaster County homeless shelter improvements are in place to try to meet the demand this year.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down a change in the law that required some juvenile offenders to be placed on the Megan’s Law list for their lifetime.

Over the last year, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has stumbled from one professionally damaging matter to another.

Now she faces another obstacle - and potentially the biggest yet.

In the wake of failures highlighted by Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children, Pennsylvania reviewed and overhauled its child-abuse reporting law.

The new rules start today.

Psychiatric disorders, including autism, are diagnosed by behavior and through questionnaires. But new research out of Carnegie Mellon University, published in the journal PloS One indicate that a biological-based diagnosis might become a reality.

I was recently asked: “Chief: Why are you talking to and supporting groups complaining about racial injustice?”

The question is often asked about the appropriate balance between police and community concerns in municipal policing. It is the job of the Chief of Police to reduce crime, fear and disorder for all of the communities served.

Crystal Price worries often about running into the men who she thinks killed her son this summer. It happened once at a college football game across the state. She thinks of them when she drives to the North Side to visit her mother.

The state’s top fiscal watchdog says job-creation programs need more accountability to ensure taxpayers are getting the best bang for their buck.


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