August 30, 2017 RSS feed / State

Wolf to GOP: State’s finances will soon be ‘much more dire’

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf warned House Republican leaders Tuesday that failing to fully fund the state budget will put Pennsylvania in “a much more dire financial situation” in the coming weeks.  More...

Sleeping lawyer pleads guilty to fraud charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A businessman who won a new trial because his first lawyer fell asleep during proceedings has pleaded guilty to fraud charges just before his retrial was to begin.  More...

Prosecutor reviewing fever death at Pennsylvania hospital

HERSHEY (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor is reviewing the death of a 6-year-old boy whose temperature topped 107 degrees (41.7 Celsius) while he was under a special heating blanket at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in January.  More...

Mafia captain turned FBI informant dies at 73

Ronald Previte, a onetime Philadelphia Mafia captain whose work as an FBI informant helped take down three mob bosses, earning him the nickname “Fat Rat,” has died. He was 73.  Previte died Aug. More...

Woman linked to teens’ crash death after party gets prison

YORK (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the crash deaths of two teenagers who prosecutors said had been drinking at her home was sentenced Tuesday to 2 1/2 to six years in prison.  More...

White nationalist rally attendee proclaims he isn’t a fascist

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who was fired after attending the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, says he is neither a white supremacist nor a fascist.  More...

New Eagle couple purchases long-admired castle home

NEW EAGLE (AP) — It’s not every day a hard-working couple gets to purchase a castle built for a Russian princess by a cosmetics tycoon. But that is just what Tanya and Michael Chaney of New Eagle did June 28.  More...

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