May 26, 2016 RSS feed / State

Man who posed as student faces federal fraud charges

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Ukrainian man accused of faking his name and age while attending a central Pennsylvania high school and having sex with an underage girl is now facing federal passport fraud and Social Security fraud charges.  More...

US man charged in Uganda counterfeit plot could flee

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American deported from Uganda and charged in a massive counterfeiting scheme is a major flight risk and will remain jailed until he stands trial, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled.  More...

Jury mulling death penalty arguments in sisters’ slayings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury weighing whether a Pennsylvania man deserves the death penalty or life in prison for killing his next-door neighbors, two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker, was asked to weigh the difference between boulders and bubbles More...

Clowns beg lawmakers not to ban animal shows

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A public hearing on a proposed wild-animal entertainment ban that would keep circuses and similar shows out of the city ended up being a circus of sorts, complete with clowns who begged the City Council not to enact the measur More...

School head gets two days to mull leave in scandal

PLUM (AP) — A district superintendent in suburban Pittsburgh has two days to consider taking paid leave while the school board investigates how he handled reports of inappropriate sexual relationships between teachers and students.  More...

Solar-powered airplane lands in Pennsylvania

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright.  More...

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