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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a US Circuit Judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, poses for a portrait, Friday, Feb., 18, 2022, in her office at the court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Biden Nominates Kentanji Brown Jackson to US Supreme Court

Jackson could be the first Black woman appointed to the nation’s highest court.

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2019, file photos shows an AmerisourceBergen Corp. office building in Conshohocken, Pa.  A $26 billion settlement between the three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and thousands of states and municipalities that sued over the toll of the opioid crisis is certainly significant, but it is far from tying a neat bow on the tangle of still unresolved lawsuits surrounding the epidemic. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Here’s How Much PA Counties Will Receive From the Opioid Settlement

All 67 counties have signed on to receive a portion of the $1.07 billion Pennsylvania is slated to receive from the opioid settlement agreement.

FILE- In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo William Marx points out one of the districts that crossed four counties as an image of the old congressional districts of Pennsylvania are projected on a wall in the classroom where he teaches civics in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
State Court Has a Dozen Congressional Maps to Review

The process is running up against the three-week period beginning Feb. 15 when candidates can circulate petitions to get on primary election ballots. The primary election is May 17.

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.