February 14, 2018 RSS feed / State

Governor rejects GOP redistricting map as deadline looms

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Judge schedules hearing in frat death case

HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State fraternity brothers facing refiled charges in a pledge’s hazing death are scheduled for a second hearing on whether prosecutors have enough evidence to send the most serious allegations against them to trial.& More...

Principal offers year-end cash to students for not fighting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The principal at a Philadelphia elementary school in a violent corner of the city is paying eighth-graders to not fight.  The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Mitchell Elementary School Principal Stephanie Andrewlevich is More...

Man sentenced to 41 months in prison for embezzlement

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has sentenced a former Pennsylvania union boss and father to former NFL player Ross Ventrone to 41 months in prison for embezzling at least $1.5 million from the union.  More...

Court rejects appeal in murder of mother

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday upheld the lifewithout parole sentence imposed on a soldier in his 20s who was convicted of killing his then-14-year-old girlfriend’s mother because she disapproved of their relatio More...

Ballot access eased for independent candidates

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Third-party and independent candidates will have an easier time running for office in Pennsylvania following settlement of a longstanding federal lawsuit.  More...

GOP field for lieutenant governor gets new face

HARRISBURG (AP) — A county commissioner from southwestern Pennsylvania is the newest Republican to join the field vying to become the state’s next lieutenant governor .  More...

Police charge chemist with allegedly stealing cyanide

WARRINGTON (AP) — Police have charged a chemist with risking a catastrophe for allegedly stealing potassium cyanide from his workplace and pouring it down a storm drain.  Authorities say the 60-yearold Warrington man took about a cup of th More...

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