September 13, 2017 RSS feed / State

Judge: Amtrak engineer’s deadly crash an accident, not crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An unusual, 11th-hour attempt to put an Amtrak engineer behind bars for a deadly 2015 derailment in Philadelphia unraveled Tuesday as a judge dismissed the case without trial because he found the evidence pointed to an accid More...

Official: College student died after head injury from fall

EASTON (AP) — The head of a Massachusetts boarding school says a recent graduate died after suffering a major head injury in a fall at the Pennsylvania college where he had recently enrolled.  More...

Woman charged after fentanyl found in lot

DREXEL HILL (AP) — Police say a mother has been arrested after dropping 29 bags of the powerful opioid fentanyl in the parking lot of a Pennsylvania elementary school while dropping off her child.  Twenty-nine-year-old Dollinda Williams tu More...

Man doing life for rape is guilty of porn recordings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man already serving life in state prison for raping a girl from the time she was nearly 2 until 11 years old has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges he chronicled the abuse with videos he shared online.&n More...

Man saves young deer that falls into pool

ROSS (AP) — A Pennsylvania man saved a young deer from a swimming pool at a housing development in the Pittsburgh suburbs.  Fifty-five-year-old Kevin Brady says his reaction to save the deer on Aug. 20 was just instinct.  More...

House GOP hits wall on budget-balancing plan

HARRISBURG (AP) — Stymied by dissension among Republicans, Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives put off preliminary votes Tuesday on measures designed to plug the state government’s $2.2 billion budget gap with money siphoned par More...

One billion renovation project planned for Pittsburgh airport

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A $1.1 billion reconfiguration project for the Pittsburgh International Airport that has won local approval will include a new landside terminal, an expanded security checkpoint and streamlined baggage system.  More...

Court sides with teacher fired for sex with 18-year-old

LEBANON (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld a decision that would allow a teacher fired for having sex with an 18-year-old on her graduation night to return to teaching.  More...

Man sentenced in teen slaying says he’s ‘not the devil’

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man sentenced to prison in the shooting death of a Pennsylvania teenager during a gun sale has apologized to the family but says he’s “not the devil.”  Twenty-year-old Deonte Howell pleaded guilty in M More...

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