May 22, 2015 RSS feed / State

Prosecutors would face high bar in filing Amtrak charges

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Amtrak engineer at the controls of a train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people, remains the focus of an inquiry by federal transportation safety investigators. More...

Man of many degrees getting his 10th academic credential

PALMER (AP) — Palmer Township resident Bob Walters has earned so many college degrees he couldn’t hang them all on one wall.  On Thursday Walters, 64, was scheduled to graduate with his 10th credential from Northampton Community Coll More...

Feds: Temple professor offered China data on US-made device

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The chairman of Temple University’s physics department has been charged in an alleged scheme to share information on U.S. technology with China.  More...

Nine youths charged in fight marring amusement park’s opening

WEST MIFFLIN (AP) — Police say nine juveniles have been charged stemming from a fight that forced a Pittsburgh-area amusement park to close early on opening day.  Police say they identified the youths from Kennywood Park surveillance video More...

Competitor’s smiley face cookies ‘confusingly similar’

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The cookies may be smiling, but the restaurants are not.  A Pennsylvania chain says in a lawsuit that the smiley face cookies made by a Chicago-based baker are “confusingly similar” to its own trademarked trea More...

More than a dozen firearms stolen from gun shop

COLLINGDALE (AP) — Police are looking for the thieves who made off with nearly 20 firearms during an early-morning smash-and-grab robbery in suburban Philadelphia.  More...

Police: Counselor charged after having sex with student

ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP (AP) — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania high school guidance counselor has been charged after having sex with a football player who came to her for help.  The Post-Gazette reports that 33-year-old Lianne Danko, of More...

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