June 27, 2017 RSS feed / State

Budget deadline looms as Pennsylvania lawmakers eye deficit

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Monday with five days left to pass an on-time budget and no firm agreements on how to address state government’s biggest cash shortfall since the recession.  More...

B&B owner finds decomposed body of guest who lived at inn

HONESDALE (AP) — The owner of a bed and breakfast in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains discovered the badly decomposed body of guest who lived at the inn, and state police say the 80-year-old woman had been dead for weeks or months.  More...

Orange smoke leads to hazmat situation

MYERSTOWN (AP) — About 100 people were evacuated from a recycling and waste plant in Pennsylvania after a fire lead to an orange cloud coming from the facility.  Homes and businesses within a half-mile of the Covanta Environmental Solutio More...

Borough votes to limit councilman’s broadcast of taps

GLEN ROCK (AP) — A Pennsylvania town councilman who broadcasts taps at his home through loudspeakers every night must limit the activity.  More...

New rules set for sentencing juveniles to life

HARRISBURG (AP) — Juveniles should only rarely be sentenced to life without parole, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Monday, telling prosecutors that such cases require proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is an unusual example More...

Man accused of fleeing from stop, running over trooper

CANONSBURG, (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police have charged a man who they say struck a trooper with his car during a traffic stop.  Twenty- one- year- old Zachary Jones, of West Finley, was taken into custody Saturday. More...

Documents: Feds wire-tapped Philadelphia union boss, others

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Documents show federal agents wire-tapped the cellphones of a powerful Philadelphia labor boss and his protege on the City Council for more than a year.  More...

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