April 17, 2013 10:29 AM
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Lawyers for the NCAA and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett are being summoned to a federal courtroom in Harrisburg next month to argue about a motion seeking to dismiss Corbett's anti-trust lawsuit against college sports' governing body. U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane on Tuesday scheduled oral argument for... more »
April 2, 2013 9:08 AM
UNIONTOWN, Pa.- A former Pennsylvania jail inmate says he didn't sneak a cellphone into the lockup in his prosthetic leg, though he acknowledged having it for a year as he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Instead, 28-year-old Christopher Greer, of Uniontown, tells a judge the phone was in his cargo... more »
March 28, 2013 1:02 PM
PHILIPSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police say they believe a retired trooper killed his wife with a shotgun inside a supermarket and then himself two days after she filed for divorce. Department spokeswoman Maria Finn said the slain woman is Tracie Miscavish. Finn says she filed for divorce from her... more »
February 19, 2013 7:24 PM
A school district in Pennsylvania that fined parents excessively for their kids' truancy approved a $265,000 settlement after it was sued. A federal judge ruled the Lebanon School district improperly fined the parents, even though state law allows truancy fines as high as $300. In some cases, the district's fines... more »
February 13, 2013 3:07 PM
EASTON - An eastern Pennsylvania judge says a graduate student's lawsuit over a C-plus grade she received can move forward. The (Easton) Express-Times says Northampton County Judge Emil Giodano ruled Wednesday that there's enough evidence for Megan Thode's lawsuit against Lehigh University to proceed. The Bethlehem university had argued that... more »
January 30, 2013 10:15 AM
BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. - Police say a western Pennsylvania man stopped at a bar and had a beer minutes after he broke out of a police station holding cell after his arrest on an assault charge. The Washington County public defender's office on Wednesday declined to comment on the charges filed... more »
January 28, 2013 12:34 PM
YORK, Pa. - A Pennsylvania fast-food fan had one whopper of a funeral. Family members say David Kime "lived by his own rules" so it's only fitting he'd have it his way on the way to the cemetery. The hearse carrying the 88-year-old York man led his funeral procession through... more »
January 21, 2013 10:43 AM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Community residents have scheduled a vigil Tuesday to remember former Penn State coach Joe Paterno a year after his death. A family spokesman says the family won't be involved and intends to remain in privacy. Paterno died of lung cancer on Jan. 22, 2012, at age... more »
January 10, 2013 10:48 AM
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A judge has heard arguments from Jerry Sandusky's attorneys about the fairness of his trial but did not issue a ruling. The proceeding Thursday in central Pennsylvania related to Sandusky's claim that his lawyers didn't have enough time to prepare for his molestation trial. Sandusky's post-sentencing motions... more »
January 3, 2013 3:09 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Pennsylvania's attorney general says she granted Gov. Tom Corbett the authority to file a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA because her office is currently prosecuting three Penn State administrators. Attorney General Linda Kelly told The Associated Press on Thursday that "an actual conflict of interest... more »
January 2, 2013 12:11 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - An antitrust lawsuit by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett against the NCAA argues the organization acted illegally and was motivated by a desire to gain power for its president and weaken the university. The 43-page complaint being filed Wednesday seeks to vacate all of the punishment related... more »
January 1, 2013 3:47 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says he plans to sue the NCAA in federal court over sanctions imposed against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. The Republican governor has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday in State College to announce the... more »
November 28, 2012 12:38 PM
CARLISLE, Pa. - Authorities say a small explosion and fire in a Pennsylvania eighth-grade science classroom has injured five students. Cumberland County spokeswoman Meg Silverstrim says two of the children have been taken by helicopter from Wilson Middle School in Carlisle to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She says the... more »
November 26, 2012 12:34 PM
MACUNGIE, Pa. - Animal welfare workers in northeast Pennsylvania say someone skinned 11 puppies before dumping their bodies near a public park. DNA tests will be done to determine if the puppies are dogs, coyotes or some other type of domestic or wild animal. The Lehigh County Humane Society says... more »
October 31, 2012 6:35 PM
Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia and New York will experience the after effects of Sandy into the weekend. On October 30, 1948, Donora, Pennsylvania experienced a different deadly event. Pittsburgh was known as the Steel City and communities surrounding it contributed to the production of steel. On that October day,... more »
October 31, 2012 12:35 PM
GLEN ROCK, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman faces charges that include risking a catastrophe after she jumped into a raging creek to "save" a couple dozen wild ducks. Southern Regional Police in York County said Justina Laniewski went into the Codorus Creek in Glen Rock on Monday evening, and her... more »
October 16, 2012 10:41 AM
PHILADELPHIA - Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania's longest-serving U.S. senator, will be remembered at a funeral service attended by Vice President Joe Biden, his longtime senate colleague.
Family members say the 82-year-old Specter died Sunday of complications from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The public service is scheduled for noon Tuesday at Har Zion... more »
October 9, 2012 12:40 PM
NORTHERN CAMBRIA, Pa. - Police say a man tried to rob a Pennsylvania bank of $1 because he hoped to be sent to a federal prison nearby. A police complaint says 50-year-old regular customer Jeffrey McMullen walked into an AmeriServ bank Friday in Northern Cambria and handed notes to tellers... more »
October 3, 2012 12:31 PM
SCRANTON, Pa. - Perhaps it was a case of the munchies. Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say an alleged pot dealer tried to destroy evidence by eating a marijuana plant. The Times-Tribune reports that 33-year-old Jeremiah Carmody faces several drug-related charges following events on Monday in Scranton. Police say Carmody tried... more »
September 27, 2012 3:22 PM
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The 150th anniversary of the decisive Civil War battle in Gettysburg is nine months away, but national park officials in Pennsylvania, tourism planners and hotels are bracing for what is expected to be a huge turnout. Gettysburg tourism office spokesman Carl Whitehill said Thursday many hotels in... more »
September 20, 2012 12:42 PM
LEECHBURG, Pa. - Police say a Pennsylvania couple sold a neighbor's lost puppy for $50 rather than return it to its owner. Police in Leechburg, about 25 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, say a golden retriever and a Rottweiler puppy wandered onto the property of Scott and Roxanne Duff on Sept.... more »
September 18, 2012 11:02 AM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A new NCAA task force will come up with guidelines for how to distribute the record $60 million fine that Penn State has agreed to pay in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The money will fund programs designed to combat child sexual abuse and... more »
September 13, 2012 12:23 PM
UNIONTOWN, Pa. - A southwestern Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges she was flagging down motorists and offering to take off her clothes for cash. Online court records don't list an attorney for 35-year-old Jackie Hatter, of Uniontown. She remained jailed Wednesday unable to post $25,000 bond. The Herald-Standard... more »
September 6, 2012 12:37 PM
WINDBER, Pa. - Police say a western Pennsylvania man's toilet theft scam didn't end with a clean getaway. Thirty-two-year-old Bobby Clifford Smith III faces theft and related charges for allegedly exchanging a toilet he didn't buy for gift cards at a Somerset County home improvement store. State police say Smith,... more »
August 22, 2012 12:38 PM
BIG BEAVER, Pa. - Police say a western Pennsylvania woman blamed her nonexistent twin sister for stealing items from a hotel room. The Beaver County Times reports Wednesday that police charged 31-year-old Jennifer Brown, of Rochester, with false reports and theft. State police say Brown took some bed clothes, an... more »
August 14, 2012 12:34 PM
CHARLEROI, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania man is accused of stealing a small bag of marijuana held as evidence because he allegedly couldn't resist the drug's aroma. Authorities say that 27-year-old David Allan Thompson of Charleroi stopped at a police station Saturday night to offer police some unspecified information. Police... more »
August 6, 2012 12:26 PM
INDIANA, Pa. - Police have charged two out-of-state men with robbing two other men in western Pennsylvania by claiming they were recording a video for a reality TV show called "You Just Got Robbed." Police in Indiana, Pa., tell The Associated Press the incident happened about 1:20 a.m. and that... more »
July 6, 2012 12:40 PM
ALTOONA, Pa. - A new mother has been charged with smoking the powerful synthetic stimulant known as bath salts two days after she gave birth, while still in the maternity ward of a central Pennsylvania hospital. Online court records don't list an attorney for 31-year-old Carla Murphy, of Altoona, who... more »
July 6, 2012 12:21 PM
WASHINGTON, Pa. - Police say they followed a trail of potato chips to catch a southwestern Pennsylvania burglary suspect. Washington police say 21-year-old Benjamin Sickles was arrested early Thursday after he allegedly broke into a Subway restaurant and stole several bags of snacks. Investigators say Sickles broke a glass door... more »
July 5, 2012 9:39 AM
BATON ROUGE - To offer a rebuttal to President Barack Obama, Republicans are dispatching Gov. Bobby Jindal to some of the same towns Obama is touring in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Jindal is a potential vice presidential nominee for Republican Mitt Romney. Obama is departing Thursday on a two-day bus tour... more »
July 3, 2012 12:33 PM
BEAVER, Pa. - Sheriff's deputies say a western Pennsylvania county jail inmate wearing an orange-and-white striped uniform tried to hail a taxi to escape from a hospital where he was taken for medical treatment. The Beaver County Times reports Tuesday that 23-year-old Holden Wooley was taken to Heritage Valley Beaver... more »
June 22, 2012 12:58 PM
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Police say a Pennsylvania thief stole an SUV with a baby inside as the mother unloaded groceries, then swiped the little girl's gold earrings before ditching the vehicle. The 1-year-old was unhurt and quickly reunited with her mother after the car was stolen Wednesday afternoon in Allentown.... more »
June 18, 2012 10:32 AM
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - The mother of one of Jerry Sandusky's alleged victims says her son's underwear was frequently missing from the laundry and he claimed he'd thrown it away because he had an accident. The mother of the teen called Victim 9 by prosecutors was the last witness called Monday... more »
June 14, 2012 12:35 PM
LILLY, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania man who blamed his dog for causing an apartment fire has been jailed on charges that he set the blaze himself. The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown reports Wednesday that Cresson Township police have charged 58-year-old John Saparo with setting the July 12 fire, though police... more »
June 12, 2012 12:55 PM
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman who allegedly hit a man with a stun gun during a pedestrian hit-and-run was arrested after police say her vanity license plate made her easy to track down. Allentown police say Yardley Joy Frantz was promptly arrested Friday after witnesses spotted her "ZOMBIE" license... more »
April 24, 2012 12:28 PM
CORRY, Pa. - A northwestern Pennsylvania woman will spend 10 years on probation for attempting suicide by setting fire to her home with a foreclosure notice. The Erie Times-News reports Monday that Erie County Judge John Garhart opted not to imprison 48-year-old Eve Shreve, saying her actions were "entirely due... more »
April 13, 2012 7:43 PM
A judge in Pennsylvania found a boy guilty of using a shotgun to kill his father's pregnant girlfriend while she slept when he was eleven-years-old. Jordan Brown is now 14. The judge found him delinquent, which in juvenile court, is equivalent to guilty. The judge closed the trial to all... more »
April 2, 2012 12:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania man fired after he was charged with driving three busloads of students under the influence of alcohol has been charged with driving drunk in his own vehicle less than 17 hours later. Online court records don't list an attorney for 49-year-old Miguel Rivera, of... more »
April 2, 2012 12:41 PM
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania family is suing a hospital and funeral home after the wrong man's body was prepared for a viewing that had to be canceled after the family discovered the error. Richard Tkacik's family is suing the Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center and a Richland Township funeral... more »
March 30, 2012 7:54 PM
Don't cry over spilled milk, just sprinkle lime on it like they did in Pennsylvania. A few thousand gallons spilled when a truck overturned near York Springs and about 3,000 gallons went into a creek. Crews sprinkled lime to prevent the milk from curdling, which could cause a horrendous smell... more »
March 26, 2012 7:39 PM
A resolution on the Bible passed by the Pennsylvania State House is called unconstitutional by a group that includes atheists and agnostics. The resolution declared 2012 the "Year of the Bible" and the Freedom from Religion Foundation sued the measure's sponsor, the House clerk and the House parliamentarian. It was... more »
March 11, 2012 11:56 AM
PITTSBURGH- Officials in western Pennsylvania say the four people still hospitalized after a shooting rampage at a psychiatric in clinic in Pittsburgh remain in fair or good condition. A spokeswoman for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center says a 35-year-old man is listed in good condition while two other men,... more »
February 16, 2012 11:20 AM
LEECHBURG, Pa. - Police say a western Pennsylvania man who claims to have split personalities confessed to robbing a Chinese restaurant after reading about it in the newspaper and realizing he was the person who did it. Online court records don't list an attorney for 23-year-old Timothy Beer, of Leechburg,... more »
February 14, 2012 12:26 PM
AMBRIDGE, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania man is jailed on drug charges because police say something other than a confession came out of his mouth when he was hit with a stun gun. The Beaver County Times reports Tuesday that 56-year-old Frank Lee Turner was mumbling when Ambridge police stopped... more »
February 10, 2012 5:07 AM
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A dispute about whether people from the State College area will be allowed to sit as jurors in Jerry Sandusky's child sex-abuse case is the subject of a hearing in a Pennsylvania courtroom. Today's proceeding at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte is also expected to address... more »
February 1, 2012 1:10 PM
WAYNESBURG, Pa. - A woman who appeared to not have any teeth in surveillance photos from a western Pennsylvania bank robbery last month has confessed, apologized and told police she planned the heist because she needed the money for dentures. Evelyn Marie Fuller, 49, of Carmichaels, on Wednesday remained in... more »
December 21, 2011 12:35 PM
GREENVILLE, Pa. - A northwestern Pennsylvania tobacco shop is turning the image of the jovial, pipe-smoking Santa on its head by having Saint Nick huff on a hookah. Up In Smoke store manager Sue Stoyer tells The Greenville Record-Argus customer reaction to the display has been mixed. But she notes... more »
December 12, 2011 12:44 PM
BROOKVILLE, Pa. - Authorities in northwestern Pennsylvania say a man published an obituary for his living mother in a ploy to get paid bereavement time off from work. Relatives called The Jeffersonian Democrat newspaper in Brookville after the obit appeared to report the woman was actually alive and well.
... more »
November 16, 2011 4:25 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A central Pennsylvania police chief says his department did not receive reports from a then-Penn State graduate assistant related to an allegation of child sexual abuse against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
Mike McQueary wrote in an email to a friend that was made available... more »
November 15, 2011 5:22 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Mike McQueary told a friend from Penn State that he stopped an alleged assault by Jerry Sandusky on a 10-year-old boy in 2002 and went to the police about it.
In the email dated Nov. 8 from McQueary's Penn State account and made available to... more »
November 7, 2011 12:40 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania's attorney general says Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is not a target of an investigation into possible sexual abuse by one of his former assistants and how the school handled the accusations.
Linda Kelly spoke Monday, two days after child sexual abuse charges were... more »
October 5, 2011 7:42 PM
A couple in Pennsylvania is accused of locking their seven-year old son in a coffin wearing a diaper in a case of child abuse. Lori Gardner and Brian Sleboda are also accused of duct taping the boy to a chair as a form of punishment. The boy and a two-year... more »
October 3, 2011 7:25 PM
A man in Easton,Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment after his 14-year-old son tried to pull out his own teeth because he'd never seen a dentist. Francisco Torres told a judge he "procrastinated" in getting the boy dental care. Police say the boy broke two teeth and had to have... more »
September 28, 2011 12:29 PM
ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. - Police say a western Pennsylvania couple desperate for money to pay for their wedding netted just $18 for the stolen copper wire they cut from more than a dozen utility poles.
North Sewickley police say 23-year-old Joseph Russell and 24-year-old April Cater cut down the... more »
September 21, 2011 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON, Pa. - Police have charged a man in western Pennsylvania with driving drunk twice in the same night - the second time about 15 minutes after they released him into the custody of a friend.
Online court records don't list an attorney for 58-year-old Robert Brodnick, of Washington,... more »
July 21, 2011 7:30 PM
Republican Congressman Joseph Pitts of Pennsylvania donated $4,000 in political campaign contributions to charity after learning it came from two men accused of being members of the Pakistan intelligence service. The FBI arrested Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai in Virginia for conspiring with another man in Pakistan to act as agents... more »
June 13, 2011 7:25 PM
Two teens in Pennsylvania cannot be disciplined at school for MySpace parodies of their principals created off the campus. A divided U.S. Court of Appeals says the postings are protected under previous Supreme Court case law on student speech. The ACLU sued two different school systems for infringing on student... more »
May 20, 2011 12:23 PM
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman will stand trial on charges she fed marijuana-laced margarine to a 12-year-old girl she was baby-sitting, as well as two other children at her home.
The 12-year-old's mother called Upper Burrell Township police after discovering the drugs in a tub of I... more »
April 25, 2011 12:44 PM
UPPER DARBY, Pa. - Police say an elderly Pennsylvania couple was the unintended recipient of a very seedy delivery: a five-pound brick of marijuana.
Police in Upper Darby, just outside Philadelphia, say the couple paid little attention to the package when it was delivered last week.
Not recognizing... more »
April 14, 2011 8:01 PM
A man says he wants his potbellied pig back after it was scooped up by police and put out to pasture at a farm because residents in Folsom, Pennsylvania aren't supposed to have farm animals inside the township. Brian Maguire says the ten-week old pig named Steve is a domesticated... more »
April 14, 2011 7:53 PM
The city of Altoona, Pennsylvania will be renamed for 60-days to make some money and to help independent flimmaker Morgan Spurlock make a point. The City Council approved a deal to change the name to "POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold". Spurlock will pay the city an unspecified... more »
April 12, 2011 7:33 PM
A federal judge says the popular "I (heart) boobies!" breast cancer fund raising bracelets aren't lewd or vulgar, so public school students in Pennsylvania can wear them. Judge Mary McLaughlin sided with students in a free speech test case filed by the ACLU. She issued a temporary restraining injunction that... more »
March 22, 2011 1:13 PM
SCRANTON, Pa. - Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say they recovered more than 50 bags of heroin, cash and loose change from a woman following a cavity search.
Authorities say 27-year-old Karin Mackaliunas was detained last weekend following a crash.
Scranton police say they found three bags of heroin... more »
February 25, 2011 1:06 PM
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it's not in the business of vetting best documentary contenders for truth and accuracy.
That's up to Oscar voters.
The academy has responded to attacks on the documentary "Gasland," a critical look at natural gas drilling.... more »
February 21, 2011 7:32 PM
The man who invented the underwater breathing system and coined the word "Scuba" has died in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Doctor Christian J. Lambertsen was 93. He earned is undergraduate degree from Rutgers and before enrolling in medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, he was working on his breathing apparatus... more »
January 14, 2011 7:36 PM
State Police in Pennsylvania say a person who knew an 8-year-old girl last seen 26 years ago has provided the most specific information about her disappearance in decades. Cherrie Mahan vanished after getting off a school bus in Cabot on Feb. 22, 1985. She is best known as the first... more »
January 11, 2011 7:18 PM
An elderly couple from Pennsylvania died from apparent exposure to the cold in a farm field in Frederick County, Maryland. Eighty-five year old William Frecsch and his 79-yearold wife, Betty, were last seen Friday leaving their daughter's home in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Authorities say the couple drove off a road and... more »
January 6, 2011 11:31 AM
GRAMERCY – The president of Zapp’s potato chips says they will stay in Gramercy after the company agreed to join with another snack food company out of Pennsylvania. Rod Olson told News 2 that they signed a letter of intent to combine Zappe Endeavors, LLC with Utz Quality Food, Inc.... more »
January 4, 2011 7:32 PM
State Police in Pennsylvania have agreed to stop writing tickets to people who curse as part of a settlement in a federal free-speech lawsuit. The ACLU represents people in Pennsylvania who got tickets for mere cursing at an overflowing toilet, a swearing motorcyclist and a parking ticket issuer. The speech... more »
December 17, 2010 12:56 PM
PHILADELPHIA - A career burglar from Pennsylvania is accused of writing a prison letter in which he threatened to kill President Barack Obama and eat his flesh.
Secret Service agents say 32-year-old Gregory Dale Brockman also threatened first lady Michelle Obama and former President George W. Bush.
Brockman... more »
December 15, 2010 7:57 PM
Bird-watchers in eastern Pennsylvania counted a record number of migrating bald eagles this fall, 404 smashing the old record of 245 set two years ago at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary near Kempton. The sanctuary has kept a tally of migrating birds since its founding 76 years ago. The bald eagle has... more »
December 14, 2010 1:24 PM
READING, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman has pleaded not guilty to charges that she killed five newborns and kept their remains in a closet to cover up an extramarital affair.
Forty-four-year-old Michele Kalina entered not guilty pleas Tuesday to criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse and other charges.
... more »
November 24, 2010 7:30 PM
Talk about luck! A shop owner in Pennsylvania sold himself the winning $1.8 million lottery ticket and as the seller, he gets an additional $10,000. Ron Rea owns Tobacco World stores in Uniontown and Belle Vernon and he bought the winning Match 8 ticket at his store in Belle Vernon.... more »
November 8, 2010 7:24 PM
A man who had just applied for a job at a Subway restaurant in Homestead, Pennsylvania made a stupid move when he robbed someone in the parking lot moments after his interview. The real dumb part was that he gave his correct address and phone number to the store manager.... more »
November 3, 2010 7:57 PM
A woman in Pennsylvania accused of killing at least four newborns to cover up an extramarital affair and storing some of the bodies in a cooler waived her right to a preliminary hearing. Michele Kalina of Reading faces one count of murder and other charges of abusing a corpse and... more »
November 3, 2010 12:33 PM
READING, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman charged with killing at least four of her newborns to cover up an extramarital affair is set to appear before a judge.
Michele Kalina is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday afternoon in the eastern Pennsylvania city of Reading.
Authorities say the... more »
October 26, 2010 12:47 PM
A southwestern Pennsylvania man called 911 to complain about some terrible marijuana he had just purchased, which turned out to be something other than pot.
Police say the man told officers he bought the substance earlier that day and that "it was nasty" when he smoked it.
Uniontown... more »
October 23, 2010 10:11 AM
A few hours after announcing $107 million in budget cuts across state agencies, Gov. Bobby Jindal headed to a Pennsylvania fundraiser.
The governor's office says Jindal traveled Friday to Pittsburgh to help raise money for Republican Tom Corbett's campaign for governor.
A day earlier, Jindal was in... more »
September 13, 2010 12:26 PM
Police say a former pastor from Pennsylvania killed his second wife and staged a car accident to cover it up, and authorities are now re-examining his first wife's death, too.
Sixty-two-year-old Arthur Burton Schirmer was arraigned Monday in Tannersville on a criminal homicide charge in the July 2008 death... more »
September 1, 2010 7:56 PM
A man in New Castle, Pennsylvania died after being shot at close range with a BB gun and police call it a murder. Frank Breitenstein was shot an inch or two away from his chest and the BB went through his skin and tore a key artery. Police believe kids... more »
August 27, 2010 8:01 PM
Parents of a teenaged girl in Allentown, Pennsylvania sued a Catholic Priest for getting her pregnant and they have proof he's the father. They secretly videotaped Rev. Luis A. Bonilla Margarito having sex with their 18-year-old in the basement of their home. The parents say they became suspicious and installed... more »
August 27, 2010 1:11 PM
A Pennsylvania couple secretly videotaped a Roman Catholic priest having sex with their teenage daughter in the basement of their home and are now suing, saying he got her pregnant.
The lawsuit alleges that the Rev. Luis A. Bonilla Margarito carried on a sexual relationship with a teenage girl... more »
August 7, 2010 9:59 AM
Authorities say a twin-engine plane crashed into a house in western Pennsylvania, but authorities do not know how many people were aboard. No one in the home was hurt.
State police say the plane struck the house at about 9:25 a.m. Saturday in rural Westmoreland County, about 90 miles... more »
August 6, 2010 8:39 PM
The World Boardgaming Championships is on in the heart of Amish country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The games are divided between lengthy strategic military games similar to Risk, and others known as Eurogames like the dice game "Settlers of Catan." There's also the game of "World at War" where the Battle... more »
August 6, 2010 12:32 PM
Police say a Pennsylvania man admitted fatally shooting his brother during an argument and partially dismembering his body.
State police in York County say 21-year-old Justin Carbaugh killed his brother, Brandon, on Wednesday and cut off his fingers and part of his leg.
Investigators say Justin Carbaugh confessed... more »
August 4, 2010 8:20 PM
An amusement company in Pennsylvania yanked a carnival game where competitors shot foam darts at a likeness of President Obama.
A patron attending a fair in Roseto, north of Philadelphia complained.
The game featured a large image of a black man wearing a belt buckle with the presidential... more »
July 23, 2010 11:18 AM
A natural gas well has exploded and killed two people, in western Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh.
The blast happened around 10 a.m.in a remote area of Indiana Township, about 15 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
Reports say the well is still burning at this hour.
The PA Public Utility... more »
July 13, 2010 9:14 PM
A dog trapped in a car in 90-degree heat in Pennsylvania honked the horn until he got his owner's attention to let him out. The owner ran an errand and forgot Max the Labrador was in the car when she got home. She says she heard the horn sound several... more »
July 6, 2010 12:40 PM
A prosecutor in northern Pennsylvania says a 91-year-old woman who stored the corpses of her husband and twin sister on her property will be allowed to keep them if she installs a crypt.
Bradford County District Attorney Daniel Barrett said Tuesday that Jean Stevens plans to build a crypt... more »
June 26, 2010 8:37 PM
Authorities say four people were found stabbed to death in a house in northeastern Pennsylvania and a suspect is in custody.
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli says the bodies were discovered Saturday in a house in Northampton.
Morganelli described the house as "a very grisly crime scene."... more »
June 7, 2010 3:25 PM
Pennsylvania regulators are halting work at dozens of unfinished natural gas wells being drilled by the company whose well spewed out explosive gas and polluted water for 16 hours last week.
Gov. Ed Rendell said Monday the order against EOG Resources Inc. will remain in place until the Department... more »
May 12, 2010 8:38 PM
Hair from more than 100 alpacas from central Pennsylvania is on its way to help soak up oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Its about 200 pounds of waste fiber from the Eastland Alpaca Farm that will be used in boom to surround and soak up oil.... more »
May 12, 2010 1:09 PM
Hair from more than 100 central Pennsylvania alpacas is on its way to the Gulf of Mexico to soak up oil that's being released by a leaking well.
The owners of the Eastland Alpaca Farm say they're sending about 200 pounds of waste fibers to a warehouse in Florida... more »
April 29, 2010 8:49 PM
A former judge in Pennsylvania who faces federal racketeering charges in a "kids for cash" scheme agreed to plead guilty. Michael Conahan will admit his role in a $2.8 million scheme involving placing juvenile offenders in for-profit detention centers to keep them full and getting pay-offs in return. Former judge... more »
March 22, 2010 9:11 AM
Police in Pittsburgh arrested a Michigan fugitive after he walked out of a Pittsburgh hospital and into a bar wearing only his hospital gown and with an intravenous needle still his arm. Elbert Lewis Thompson II was taken into custody a short time later. Police say Thompson had been detained... more »
February 4, 2010 8:12 PM
A federal appeals court says students in Pennsylvania can be disciplined for creating MySpace parodies of school leaders- but only if they are likely to disrupt classes. The case involves a teen who wrote a sexually-explicit parody of her principal on her MySpace page that she wrote at home. The... more »