December 3, 2015 RSS feed / State

Philadelphia seeks bail system changes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than 7,800 men and women sit in Philadelphia’s overcrowded jails, three-quarters of them languishing while they await trial under a bail system that critics call outmoded and that cities — and the White Hous More...

Lawmakers to work weekend to work through budget stalemate

HARRISBURG (AP) — Both the Pennsylvania House and Senate are planning to hold voting session days through the weekend as lawmakers and Gov. More...

Man accused of posing as ATF agent at Amtrak crash site

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia school police officer has been charged with impersonating a federal agent at the site of a deadly Amtrak crash.  Michael Alvaro accessed the crash scene on May 12 by pretending to be an agent with More...

Racetrack casino could die if deadlines remain

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An investor in a proposed Pennsylvania racetrack casino said the project could die if state regulators enforce recently imposed deadlines.  The state Harness Racing Commission in October approved a racing-license transf More...

House eyes bill that would combine prisons, parole agencies

HARRISBURG (AP) — Legislation backed by Gov. More...

Wolf backs off statement on ousting AG if Senate OKs it

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

State GOP says Trump fundraiser isn’t an endorsement

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican Party will feature Donald Trump as the guest at a New York City fundraiser, but it is not necessarily an endorsement from the party elite.  More...

Prosecutor: Accountant stole $100K from 100-year-old woman

MEDIA (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Philadelphia accountant stole over $100,000 from her 100-yearold client to support a gambling habit.  Jeanne Swain, of Yardley, faces charges including theft and receiving stolen property.  Dela More...

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