February 17, 2017 RSS feed / State

‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest closes restaurants in US

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The heart of Philadelphia’s Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation’s capital closed for the day. More...

State to release findings on fracking, quakes

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania environmental regulators are set to release the findings of their investigation into a series of minor earthquakes that took place near fracking operations by an oil and gas company.  More...

‘Dance Moms’ star gets OK to travel before sentencing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — “Dance Moms” reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been allowed to travel overseas while awaiting sentencing in her bankruptcy fraud case.  Federal prosecutors in Pennsylvania objected to Miller’s trip bec More...

Water treatment chemicals altered without approval

PITTSBURGH (AP) — State environmental officials found that the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority altered its water treatment chemicals without approval, although there is so far no evidence that this move has caused any public health risk.&n More...

Toomey wants Trump to get tough on Putin

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican Sen. More...

Black man beaten by police was stopped illegally

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that police illegally stopped a 22-year-old unarmed black man in Philadelphia before a dozen mostly white officers surrounded him and beat him in an encounter captured on video .  More...

Man who took selfie after shooting convicted

GREENSBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who authorities say shot a friend and then posed for a selfie with the dying teen has been convicted of a less serious charge.  Maxwell Morton was convicted Thursday of third-degree murder in the shooti More...

Bald eagles rebuild nest after winds topple tree

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s pair of bald eagles are apparently rebuilding after a nest tree was toppled by high winds.  The eagles were reportedly building a new nest on Wednesday, after winds that gusted up to 60 mph knocked over More...

Uber, Lyft made $44 million since becoming legal in state

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tax revenue data released from the School District of Philadelphia shows ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft have brought in more than $44 million in their first two months of legal operation in the city.  More...

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