June 22, 2012 RSS feed / State

Education tax credit to expand in new budget

HARRISBURG (AP) — A nearly $27.7 billion state budget taking shape in the Pennsylvania Capitol includes a substantial expansion of a tax credit available to businesses whose contributions can be used for scholarships to private schools, top sta More...

Philly funeral home finds rope in woman’s throat

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a suspect is in custody after funeral home workers found 10 inches of rope and a candy wrapper stuffed down the throat of a woman who initially was believed to have died of natural causes.  More...

Son accuses Sandusky of abuse as jury deliberates

BELLEFONTE (AP) — As jurors deliberated for more than eight hours on charges Jerry Sandusky sexually abused 10 boys over a 15-year period, new accusations of abuse were leveled against the former Penn State assistant coach by a pair of new accu More...

Portage woman going to trial in fire blamed on bath salts

PORTAGE (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman has waived her right to a preliminary hearing and will stand trial on charges she set fire to her house and later told police that was a cry for help because she was abusing the synthetic drug known a More...

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