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Cambria County Courthouse in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. (Getty Images)
Police: 2 Teens Arrested Might Have Planned School Shooting

A 17-year-old Conemaugh Township youth and a 16-year-old Upper Yoder Township youth were charged in Cambria County with conspiracy to commit terrorism and aggravated assault.

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2020 file photo, Sean Parnell walks through people gathered at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump at the Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon Township. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Trump-Backed Parnell Loses Custody Battle, Suspends Campaign

A judge in Butler County called Parnell’s estranged wife “the more credible witness,” and believed Parnell “did commit some acts of abuse in the past.”

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PA Lawmakers Try Anew to Toughen Penalty for Repeat DUI Drivers

Under the House bill, penalties would rise for those who receive multiple driving-under-the-influence convictions with higher blood-alcohol content levels.

At Wilson High School in West Lawn, students in the audience listen as former NBA basketball player Chris Herren speaks on April 13, 2021. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Court Rules PA Mask Mandate Must Expire Dec. 4

The ruling comes a week after Commonwealth Court threw out the statewide mask mandate for school and child care facilities.

Sabrina Werley works with her 4th grade students in a math support class at Cumru Elementary School in Cumru Twp., April 14, 2021. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Court Throws Out Pennsylvania School Mask Mandate, Wolf Administration Plans Appeal

The judges said Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam's mandate did not comply with the state's laws about reviewing and approving regulations and was adopted without an existing disaster emergency declared by the governor.

Kevin Brobson, the Republican candidate for an open seat on Pennsylvania's state Supreme Court, leaves with his wife Lauren after they voted at their polling place at Fishing Creek Community Center, Nov. 2, 2021, in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
GOP Nets Supreme Court Seat With Brobson Victory

Amid light turnout around the state, Republican Kevin Brobson beat Democrat Maria McLaughlin to serve a 10-year term on Pennsylvania's highest court.

Joanne G. Van Saun (Office of Attorney General via AP)
Former Luzerne County Child Welfare Head Pleads Guilty in Backlog Case

The case involves reports of children who came to school hungry, a child burned in the face when their mother threw a cigarette out a car window, an adult telling children to kill themselves, and a 100-pound child still using a diaper.