November 15, 2017 RSS feed / State

NTSB: Amtrak’s lax safety led to crash that killed two workers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two maintenance workers who were struck and killed by a speeding Amtrak train near Philadelphia last year were the victims of a lax safety culture that had permeated the governmentowned railroad, federal investigators said T More...

Newly discovered painting shows Washington’s wartime tent

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philip Mead was online late one night in May, looking for possible artifacts from the American Revolution, when a painting up for auction caught his eye and got his heart racing.  More...

State House Speaker to run for governor

WEXFORD (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai, a leader of anti-tax and social conservatives who has helped drive austerity in state budgeting, will run for governor.  More...

Man killed wife in 1983, made it appear suicide

A Pennsylvania man was charged with fatally beating his wife more than 30 years ago, then slashing her wrists to make it appear she killed herself, prosecutors announced Tuesday.  More...

Philadelphia police officer indicted in Baltimore drug plot

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Philadelphia police officer has been charged in an alleged plot to sell drugs seized during police operations in Baltimore, where he had previously been an officer, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.  More...

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