| Aug 14, 2012
The Pennsylvania Turnpike has had those bright yellow call boxes along the toll road system for more than 20 years. But because so many people carry cell phones, the number of calls have gone down.
" The numbers demonstrate that more and more people...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 12:35 PM
The reconstruction and widening of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in New Baltimore will likely mean the loss of at least two houses, part of the parking lot at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and the steps leading from the turnpike to the church.
| Aug 18, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Beginning Saturday night a portion of Pennsylvania Turnpike will be shut down in both directions for about 7 hours.
The Turnpike will be closed for bridge work between Carlisle and Breezewood.
The Turnpike is expected to re-open by 6 a.m. on Sunday...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:27 AM
MILL RUN, Pa. - Masterpiece. Art. Perfection. Many fancy words and rapturous phrases have described Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous house.
It's all true. But what is also true is that I kept thinking, wow, this house is not childproof. A...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 6:25 AM
The Turnpike between Breezewood and Carlisle will be shut down from 11 p.m. April 21 until 4 a.m. April 22.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike cautions motorists that a 65 mile stretch of toll road will be closed in both directions for five hours the weekend of...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 3:25 PM
A jury on Wednesday found a Pittsburgh man guilty of conspiring with three other men to transport $80,000 worth of heroin on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 2008.
A jury of four men and eight women took one hour and two minutes to find Khalid Ibn...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 7:17 PM
A 32-year-old New Jersey man is accused of transporting 77 bricks of heroin on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Thursday night.
Fred Douglass Abraham, Paterson, was charged with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to deliver a controlled or...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Weather observers and residents alike were stunned by the amount of snow Somerset County received over night. The county received about 7 inches of snowfall starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
National Weather Service observer A.J. Jarosz said he was...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 1:09 PM
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has lifted travel restrictions on more than 350 miles of the turnpike. The 45 mph speed limit restriction is still in effect, however, on the Northeast Extension from Wilkes Barre (Exit No. 105) to Clark Summit (Exit...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 11:38 AM
For years, there have been demands that Pennsylvania join the civilized world by privatizing its retail liquor operation.
State stores are a vestige of the frenzy at the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, when it was felt that letting people choose for...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Businesses can offer perks to employees when they are affordable. When the organization is in financial straits, it needs to reconsider what it is giving away.
The state auditor general says the Pennsylvania Turnpike should end the practice of letting...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:21 PM
The good news is that Pennsylvania has more than 20,000 bridges that are considered structurally sound.
The bad news? In the words of a new state report, Pennsylvania has 4,476 bridges that are "structurally deficient," which is 18 percent of our...