January 31, 2014 RSS feed / State

Woman jailed on heroin in Happy Meal charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A McDonald’s employee has been jailed on charges she sold heroin hidden in Happy Meals to drivethru customers who uttered the code words, “I’d like to order a toy,” but investigators have no reason to b More...

Social media savvy police stay step ahead in Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Munhall police officers have a new tool to fight crime and keep the community informed — Facebook.  More...

Swarthmore vows to improve response to sex crimes

SWARTHMORE (AP) — Swarthmore College has implemented several strategies to improve its handling of alleged sexual assaults and harassment, and will continue to follow recommendations from an outside consultant to create a safer campus, Presiden More...

Pleas set in gambling case involving $1M in buried cash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Guilty pleas are unfolding in a gambling case that involves $1 million buried in the yard of the daughter of a former law-and-order mayor of Philadelphia.  More...

Prosecutors: ‘Kids for cash’ figure breaches deal

SCRANTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Thursday they are seeking a hearing to determine whether a developer at the center of one of the biggest judicial scandals in U.S. More...

Lawyers for driver win access to horse track

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for a driver who was severely injured when he was thrown from his cart during a harness race outside Philadelphia won court permission Thursday to inspect the condition of the track.  More...

UPMC Altoona, nurses to talk despite strike vote

ALTOONA (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s hospital in Altoona has scheduled contract talks with its nurses’ union, even though the nurses have already rejected what the hospital called its “last, best and fi More...

Six charged with possessing deadly heroin

PITTSBURGH (AP) — At least a half-dozen people have been charged by authorities in and around Pittsburgh with possessing heroin that is stamped with street names linked to drugs that investigators believe have caused 22 fatal overdoses in recen More...

State outdoor show returns after gun boycott

HARRISBURG (AP) — A massive sports and outdoor exhibition, now produced by the National Rifle Association, opens this weekend in Harrisburg, one year after a vendor boycott over a restriction on certain gun sales and displays prompted its prede More...

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