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  • State police to ambush suspect: 'Eric, we are coming for you'

    State police to ambush suspect: 'Eric, we are coming for you'
    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — State police still don't know where Eric Matthew Frein is hiding, but believe he has at least two guns and might be acting out a fantasy sparked by his participation in a Cold War Eastern European military re-enactment...
  • Ferguson highlights police use of military gear and tactics

    FERGUSON, Mo. The focus on continuing protests here turned Thursday toward paramilitary tactics and equipment that critics even among some law enforcement leaders say have provoked violence from the crowds. Calls for St. Louis County and Ferguson...
  • Pulling away?

     
    At last count, there were eight Democrats vying to face Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett in the 2014 election. But, it appears two Democrats are starting to pull away from the pack — maybe a littler earlier than expected. Not......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Orie Melvin claims the state doesn't have the power to prosecute her.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you've ever wondered who watches the Watchmen, then you'll love this story out of Allegheny County this morning. There you'll find suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, who claims in a new......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: For NePa's Blake, a key role in helping distressed cities.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're back in the office for our first day of work after a protracted holiday break. And while we didn't exactly slack our way through the holidays, today represents the first time we'll be flexing......
  • State lawmakers vet Lottery privatization proposal.

     
    The senior executives of the British-based company poised to take over the day-to-day management of the Pennsylvania Lottery say they have a simple plan to get more people playing to scratch-off and numbers games that underwrite services for the state&#...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: #VoterID, the morning after.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It's a rainy morning here at Capitol Ideas World HQ and we're severely undercaffeinated, so we'll dispense with the usual pleasantries and just dive right into a quick-hit roundup of the rest and the best......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Gov. Corbett's Excellent Washington Adventure.

     
    Good Tuesday, Morning Fellow Seekers. Pennsylvania's chief executive was in Our Nation's Capital on Monday where he gave the Tomcorbett keynote address to a summit of school choice types, telling them that there's nothing wrong with the public schools...
  • Sunday Night Budget Wrap.

     
    That Clanking Noise You Hear ... ... is the procedural can being kicked down the road for yet another day. The Senate Appropriations Committee is set to take up the 2011-12 general fund appropriations bill today after delaying action on......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The Thursday Five.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're back in action after spending a fascinating and edifying day in scenic Greensburg, Pa., where we received a crash course in all things natural gas. Thanks to the experts at the Penn State Extension,......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: Republicans Meet Amidst Electoral College Furor.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. As Pennsylvania Republicans roll into town tonight for their fall meeting, they'll be confronting an issue as contentious as any one they've dealt with in recent years: Namely, Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi'...
  • Senate Democrats Roll Out Child Abuse Fixes.

     
    State Senate Democrats This Morning ... ... said they'll push for the approval of more than a dozen proposals aimed at closing loopholes and increasing penalties in Pennsylvania's child abuse and sexual assault laws. "We can do better for our......