April 10, 2015 RSS feed / State

Man fired gun near prison; trooper shot him

GETTYSBURG (AP) — A man dressed in camouflage rode his bicycle to a county prison near Gettysburg on Thursday, displayed a gun to a guard in the lobby and then fired it several times during a standoff outside before a state trooper shot him, th More...

Pittsburgh-area Catholic school closed again due to threat

MOUNT LEBANON (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area Catholic school was closed for a second straight day while police and the FBI tried to find who sent an email threatening to shoot students and staff.  More...

Man convicted of having addicts shoplift gets 14-month term

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 14 months in prison — far less than the four years federal prosecutors originally sought after he was convicted of enlisting crack addicts to shoplift tens of thousands of doll More...

State universities system endorses tuition freeze

HARRISBURG (AP) — The board that oversees Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities narrowly endorsed a tuition freeze Thursday sought by Gov. More...

US: Attack threat after Philadelphia woman’s terror arrest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A close associate of a Philadelphia woman charged in a plot to join the Islamic State group in Syria pledged to avenge her arrest with attacks on the U.S. and violence at the jail where she is held.  More...

Kane cites grand jury leaks in prosecutor firing

HARRISBURG (AP) — Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office cited leaks concerning secret grand jury proceedings Thursday in its firing of a prosecutor who testified before a grand jury that ultimately recommended that Kane be charged crimi More...

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