December 8, 2015 RSS feed / State

Senate, House move toward showdown on budget

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania House and Senate moved toward a showdown over competing spending and tax plans Monday, with the fate of suffering counties, school and social services agencies hanging in the balance of a 5-month budget stalem More...

Outbursts interrupt trial in aspiring teacher’s killing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The trial of a man accused of gunning down an aspiring teacher from Minnesota for his iPod weeks after he moved to Philadelphia is drawing to a close. More...

Authorities to test embalmed head found nearly a year ago

ECONOMY (AP) — Authorities are still looking for answers nearly a year after a woman’s embalmed head was found in a wooded area in western Pennsylvania.  More...

Diocese’s posting of nun’s deer draws backlash

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Kane aide defending charges over email search

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A top aide to Pennsylvania’s attorney general went to court Monday to defend himself against charges he illegally accessed emails to keep tabs on a grand jury investigation involving his boss, Kathleen Kane.  More...

Handling of ethics vacancy shows ‘old boy’s network’

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general said Monday that reports of a scuttled plan to add a new member to a body that presides over cases of judicial wrongdoing are evidence of an “old boy’s network” in the co More...

Police probe report of pig’s head left outside mosque

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The caretaker at a Philadelphia mosque found a severed pig’s head outside on Monday morning, and police were investigating whether someone may have thrown it out a car window.  More...

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