November 9, 2012 RSS feed / State

Condemned killer to return to home prison

BELLEFONTE (AP) — Hubert Lester Michael Jr., the condemned Pennsylvania prisoner whose execution was stayed only after the nation’s highest court weighed in, can look forward to returning to his home prison where the routine agrees with h More...

SUV crashes into day care

LANCASTER (AP) — Authorities say three children were hurt when a 77-year-old man drove his sport-utility vehicle into the side of a day care in central Pennsylvania.  More...

Toy trucks pour in prior to mauled boy’s funeral

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Toy construction trucks were continuing to pour into the funeral home handling the arrangements for a 2-year-old boy who was fatally mauled in the wild African painted dogs exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.  More...

Pollution perhaps linked to gas drilling vanishing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say a water quality problem in the Monongahela River that may have been linked to Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling is going away.  More...

Computer problem prompts reactor shutdown

BERWICK (AP) — Operators at nuclear power plant say a computer system problem triggered a manual shutdown of one reactor at the northeastern Pennsylvania plant.  Plant owner PPL says the Unit 2 reactor at its Susquehanna nuclear plant near More...

Corbett to lead trade mission to Brazil, Chile

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett is planning a second international trade mission. More...

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