April 19, 2012 RSS feed / State

Paterno family lawyer blasts book on PSU scandal

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The lawyer for the family of the late Joe Paterno has strongly renounced claims in a new book about the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State and Paterno’s ouster as head football coach.  More...

Holden facing tough primary challenge

ALLENTOWN (AP) — Ten years ago, Democratic Rep. More...

Police: Barber’s slaying ‘looks like a hit’

UPPER DARBY (AP) — Police say a barber was shot to death in a suburban Philadelphia barbershop during a purported robbery, but investigators believe the victim was targeted.  Police in Delaware County say a man dressed from head to toe in More...

Bear spotted in Pittsburgh park; no threat seen

PITTSBURGH (AP) — State officials are investigating reports of a 150-pound bear being spotted in a Pittsburgh park.  The Pennsylvania Game Commission says three young men and another person walking a dog said the bear ran after they spotte More...

Gas company disregards township order to stop work

DARLINGTON (AP) — Chesapeake gas drilling company is refusing to obey a ceaseand desist order issued by a western Pennsylvania township in a dispute over local zoning laws and drilling rights.  Darlington Township Solicitor Garen Fedeles s More...

Red tape cut for some voters who lack photo ID

HARRISBURG (AP) — State officials say Pennsylvania voters now can use long-expired state driver’s licenses or non-driver ID cards to obtain a photo ID card more easily.  More...

Man ‘fine’ after falling on running chain saw

CORNWALL (AP) — A Pennsylvania tree company says its employee is fine after he fell onto a running chain saw and suffered a throat injury.  The York Dispatch said Wednesday that 49-year-old Kevin Murphy of Manchester was released after bei More...

Lawyer: Teacher in drug case wants job back

HARRISBURG (AP) — A former central Pennsylvania high school teacher has had federal drug charges against him dismissed after completing a diversionary program.  The attorney for former Boiling Springs High School teacher Shane Stought said More...

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