A smoky one-alarm fire Monday forced the evacuation of scores of residents from a Center City high-rise apartment building in the 200 block of South 13th Street, authorities said.
A Canadian drug trafficker on Monday was sentenced 21 years in prison for smuggling large quantities of the drug ecstasy and marijuana into Philadelphia.
A Common Pleas Court judge Monday granted the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers' request for a preliminary injunction to halt the School Reform Commission's plans to impose changes to teachers' health-care benefits.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - A northeastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison for crashing into and killing a pedestrian who had yelled at him.
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty in a drive-by shooting that killed a horse pulling a buggy with a family inside has been sentenced to one to two years behind bars.
Monica Lewinsky has been called a lot of names since her affair with President Bill Clinton became public in 1998 - many of them unfit for publication.
A retired Philadelphia police officer who died Saturday after being found wounded in her southern Virginia home was murdered, authorities there say.
PARADISE, Pa. (AP) - A school bus accident in central Pennsylvania has injured at least six people, four of them children, but there is no word on the extent of injuries.
A former Philadelphia police detective who helped reunite missing children with their parents died Saturday of wounds received during an assault at her home in Walnut Hills Estates of Suffolk, Va.
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has suspended Justice Seamus McCaffery following revelations that he sent pornographic e-mails to state employees from a private account.
CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade told a crowd she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life.
A Kensington man will spend the next 28 to 56 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to fatally injuring a 95-year-old woman after breaking into her home and demanding sex.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A law allowing police in Philadelphia to ticket people for possession of small amounts of marijuana rather than arresting them has gone into effect.
After a potential sighting and fresh tips caused the manhunt for Eric Frein to shift this weekend, police confirmed Monday that some of those tips didn't pan out.
New laws surrounding marijuana go into effect in Philadelphia on Monday.
At a Monday night debate, Democrat Manan Trivedi lashed out at his competitor in the Sixth District congressional race for taking money from the National Rifle Association, saying the group is "clouding our common sense" on gun control.
City Council's Committee on Public Safety will decide Tuesday whether to move forward with a bill that would make assaults on gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgendered people a hate crime.
A 21-year-old former Lafayette College student pleaded guilty Monday to his role in what authorities have described as a drug organization that sold to high school and college students in Montgomery County's prestigious Main Line area.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Gettysburg museum featuring a model Confederate encampment and many Civil War artifacts is closing after more than half a century.
CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama has cast his vote early for the 2014 midterm elections.
Three men have been arrested in connection with a string of armed robberies that have targeted Northeast Philadelphia businesses since August, Philadelphia police said Monday.
Penn State board of trustees has scheduled a special meeting to debate whether to take any position on the university-commissioned report that found fault with former university leaders for failing to report child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky.
A Republican firms poll for the news website Keystone Reports finds a tighter race for governor than most other public surveys, with Democratic challenger Tom Wolf leading Gov. Corbett 49 percent to 42 percent among likely voters.
SWIFTWATER, Pa. (AP) - A northeastern Pennsylvania high school is boosting security after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted in the area.
She wrote the song, 14-year-old Ayla Potamkin said, because of Malala, because of the Pakistani activist's determination to fight for girls' rights even after being shot.