Stories tagged: "Allegheny County"


Sue Larson stands dismayed among the rubble that was her home in Albion, Pa., on June 2, 1985. A tornado struck the small northwest Pennsylvania community on June 1, killing nine people. It was one of a number of twisters to hit the Midwest and parts of Ontario, Canada. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania’s Deadliest Tornadoes: A Look Back at the Twisters That Shook the State

Tornadoes are a common weather occurrence in Pennsylvania, with some leaving a path of destruction, devastation, and even death across the state.

Rep. Summer Lee, D-Pa., arrives for Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro's Inauguration, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
She Made History. Now, Summer Lee Wants to Empower Pennsylvanians

As the first Black woman to represent Pennsylvania in the US House, Summer Lee feels a responsibility to give voice to other minorities. One way to do that: letting her constituents know they have more power to effect change than they realize.

Legislators of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are sworn-in, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. The ceremony marks the convening of the 2023-2024 legislative session of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Smith)
Control of the State House Will Be Determined by Upcoming Special Election in Allegheny County

Three vacant Allegheny County state House seats are up for grabs next week in a special election. Democrats need to win all three races to take back control of the House.

7 Pennsylvania Creameries to Visit
6 Pennsylvania Cheesemakers to Visit on National Cheese Lovers Day

While a day to celebrate one's love of cheese is worth making the trip, any day is a good day to visit one of these Pennsylvania creameries, where they make their own cheese.

Democratic floor leader Rep. Joanna McClinton, right, stands alongside fellow house members as legislators of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are sworn-in, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. The ceremony marks the convening of the 2023-2024 legislative session of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Smith)
Allegheny County Voters Will Decide Control of the State House on Feb. 7 After Court OKs Special Election Dates

With majority control of the state House at stake, the Commonwealth Court ruled Friday that three special elections for vacant Allegheny County seats can continue as planned for Feb. 7, rejecting Republican Bryan Cutler’s argument that the GOP had the right to set the dates.

Rep.-elect Summer Lee, D-Pa., speaks during a news conference with Congressional Progressive Caucus members at AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)
Summer Lee Takes Oath of Office, Becoming First Black Woman to Represent Pennsylvania in the US House

Lee will represent Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional district, which includes Allegheny and part of Westmoreland counties.

Ice skaters make their way around the new rink at the base of City Hall, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia. The open air rink is schedule to be open to visitors Feb. 22, 2015(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
8 Cool Spots For Outdoor Ice Skating in Pennsylvania

Throughout Pa., outdoor ice rinks and frozen ponds welcome cold-weather adventurers who are looking to get some exercise, have some family fun, or recreate a scene from their favorite holiday movie.