November 17, 2016 RSS feed / State

Judge again refuses to toss comedian’s sex-assault case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge on Wednesday denied Bill Cosby’s latest attempt to end his sexual assault case and rejected his request for competency testing of the 13 women who want to testify that they were drugged and violated by the come More...

Judge: Drunken man, not casino, at fault

EASTON (AP) — A man who drunkenly assaulted his fiancee last year and now can’t find a job because of his conviction and prison sentence has no one to blame but himself, a judge said Wednesday in throwing out his lawsuit against a casino More...

No charges in shooting by pizza shop customer

LEVITTOWN (AP) — A pizza shop customer who shot and killed one robber and injured another as they tried to hold up the suburban Philadelphia restaurant will not face any charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday.  More...

Mom to stand trial for killing son, sending texts

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman will stand trial on charges she killed her toddler son and sent a video of the boy’s lifeless body to his father during a jealous, vengeful argument over more than two hours of text messages.  More...

Former PSU coach cited for hunting violation

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A former Penn State football assistant coach who just won a multimillion-dollar verdict over his treatment after Jerry Sandusky was arrested has pleaded guilty to a hunting violation.  Mike McQueary pleaded guilty Wedn More...

Report finds county is jailing too many people

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A new report commissioned by officials in Allegheny County found that the county is incarcerating too many people at its jail at great cost to local taxpayers.  More...

Wife eulogizes slain Pa. police officer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of a police officer slain the line of duty says he was “the best friend anyone could ever ask for,” was adored by their four children and was always chasing “bigger dreams.”  More...

Deer knocks down cross-country runner

CENTER VALLEY (AP) — A cross-country runner finished an NCAA regional race after he was knocked off his feet by a deer at DeSales University in Pennsylvania.  Saturday’s incident in Center Valley was captured on video.  More...

Jobless centers will close over funding shortfall

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Homes damaged in MOVE bombing may be rebuilt

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia is once again attempting to rebuild the neighborhood that was devastated when police dropped a bomb on a rowhome occupied by the radical group MOVE more than three decades ago.  More...

Man charged with flying drone near police helicopter

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police have arrested a 20-yearold man after they say he flew a drone within feet of a police helicopter flying around downtown Philadelphia.  Chief Inspector Scott Small says the unmanned aircraft was first spotted arou More...

Donation helps save Ben Franklin’s gravestone

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fundraising campaign to help save Benjamin Franklin’s damaged gravestone is no longer livin’ on a prayer.  Rocker Jon bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, on Tuesday donated $5,000 to the Christ Church Preserv More...

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