Pa. Legislature’s spending rose, surplus fell

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new audit says overall spending by the General Assembly increased last year, but the year-end surplus declined. The report released Wednesda……

Amazon.com’s most well-read city: Alexandria, Va.

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexandria, Va., and Knoxville, Tenn., are cities for readers, if not always the kinds of books your parents wanted you to read. Alexandria and Knoxville ranked No. 1 and No. 2 on Amazon.com’s annual…

Body of Ohio man to be exhumed again amid dispute

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A coroner in northern Ohio is planning to again exhume the body of a 19-year-old who died from a gunshot wound just over a year ago. Authorities in San……

Ex-WPa. state prison guard charged with smuggling

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A former guard at a southwestern Pennsylvania prison has been charged with conspiring with two inmates to smuggle marijuana, pornographic magaz……

Jason Segel working on middle-grade book series

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Segel is becoming an author. The star of the TV series “How I Met Your Mother” and “Freaks and Geeks” has a deal with Random House Children’s Books for a middle-grade series set…

Feds: Pittsburgh bank teller embezzled $129,000

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An assistant branch manager and head teller at a Pittsburgh bank has been charged with embezzling more than $129,000. A federal grand jury charges th……

Fonda to add prints by dad’s at Chinese Theatre

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Fonda is planning to shed a few tears on Saturday. That’s when the 75-year-old Oscar winner will place her hand and footprints next to her father’s in the concrete shrine to celebrity outside…

NBC plans a 12-day-long, 24/7 quiz show this fall

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC says it’s planning a 12-day-long, around-the-clock competition show to air this fall. The network said Wednesday that the trivia-based game show, “The Million Second Quiz,” will air live in prime time from a…
Liberty High School Bomb Threat

Threat at Liberty HS

Update Extra patrols are securing Liberty High School Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was found at the school on Tuesday. …

Nicole Kidman and Ang Lee join starry Cannes jury

PARIS (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival announced its most Hollywood-heavy jury lineup in years Wednesday, with a list that includes Oscar winners Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz and Ang Lee. Veteran filmmaker Steven Spielberg, who is 2013′s jury…

Pa. celebrity targeter jailed on stalking charge

MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania woman who has targeted Michael Jordan and Paris Hilton in frivolous lawsuits is now jailed on charges she stalked a w……

Pa. university seeks options for nursing students

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania university that lost accreditation for its nursing program is looking into options to help current students in the p……

Police: NW Pa. couple took baby during burglary

RIDGWAY, Pa. (AP) — State police have charged a young couple with burglarizing a northwestern Pennsylvania home and taking an 11-month-old baby in the process, but ar……

Fire destroys small church in central Pennsylvania

NEW BLOOMFIELD, Pa. (AP) — An early-morning fire has destroyed a small church in central Pennsylvania. Officials in Perry County say the blaze broke out around 2:30 a.……

Metallica to debut new film on IMAX in September

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Metallica already planned to go big with its new 3D film. IMAX is helping make the debut for “Metallica Through The Never” giant-sized. The film that mixes concert footage with a dramatic narrative and…