19, Sep 2014 - Pennsylvania execution delayed because the state doesnâ€™t have lethal injection drugs
Ten days before a scheduled execution, the state announced a delay while it tried to get the drugs.
19, Sep 2014 - Pennsylvania justice urges ban on defender group - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's chief justice wants the state Supreme Court to ban lawyers at an organization that currently handles many appeals by convicted murderers on the state's death row.
19, Sep 2014 - Justice urges ban on lawyers in group that handles many Pennsylvania death penalty appeals
Pennsylvania's chief justice wants the state Supreme Court to ban lawyers at an organization that currently handles many appeals by convicted murderers on the state's death row.
19, Sep 2014 - Abuse vs. Discipline: When Does it Cross the Line?
Across the United State, it is legal to physically discipline your child to an extent. "The discipline permitted in Pennsylvania can become criminal if it can be shown that it's designed to cause risk of death, substantial pain, disfigurement or serious bodily injury," says Stacy Parks Miller, the Centre County District Attorney. When someone goes above those legal limits, officials say it can ...
19, Sep 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA Pennsylvania County Council Votes Against Displaying â€˜In God We Trustâ€™ Motto
PITTSBURGH â€“ A county council in Pennsylvania has voted against a proposal to display the national motto, â€˜In God We Trust,â€™ at the county courthouse. The Allegheny County Council voted 8-6 against the display on Tuesday, with all of those in opposition being Democrat. One Democrat voted in favor of the motto. The plaque bearing [â€¦]
19, Sep 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA Melvin's daughter in 1st-time offender program
PITTSBURGH -- The daughter of convicted former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin on Friday entered a program designed for first-time offenders on an insurance fraud charge.
19, Sep 2014 - Xarelto Makers Seek Dismissal of Cases Brought in Philadelphia, Notes Rottenstein Law Group LLP
Defendant Xarelto manufacturers want several lawsuits dismissed from Pennsylvania state court, arguing that there is no connection with the state. (PRWeb September 19, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/xarelto/news/prweb12185284.htm
18, Sep 2014 - Law firm marks 150 years with book of its history
By Paul Nyden Staff writer A year after West Virginia celebrated its 150th birthday, the Charleston law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle is celebrating its own sesquicentennial. Today, Spilman Thomas & Battle serves local, regional, national and international businesses. The firm has seven offices in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. The firm's lawyers are admitted to ...
17, Sep 2014 - Chambersburg, PA Hagerstown woman in court for charges related to multi-state high speed chase and crash
CHAMBERSBURG >> A Hagerstown, Maryland woman had a preliminary hearing Tuesday on charges relating to a high-speed chase through Pennsylvania and Maryland that ended with a multi-vehicle crash.
17, Sep 2014 - State Supreme Court won't hear Jane Orie's appeal
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has refused to hear former state Sen. Jane Orie's appeal of her campaign corruption conviction and prison sentence.
16, Sep 2014 - Pa. Supreme Court hears arguments over electronic voting machines
The state Supreme Court is considering arguments as to whether electronic voting machines that do not produce simultaneous paper records of each vote cast violate the Pennsylvania Election Code.
16, Sep 2014 - Pennsylvania police identify suspect in deadly trooper ambush
By Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania state police on Tuesday identified Matthew Eric Frein, described as an anti-law enforcement survivalist, as the prime suspect in the ambush of two troopers outside their barracks last week. An arrest warrant was issued for Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pennsylvania, on first-degree murder and seven other charges, State Police Commissioner ...
16, Sep 2014 - State can control Penn State fine, NCAA says
HARRISBURG - College sports' governing body said in a new court filing that it is willing to let Pennsylvania control the $60 million fine Penn State is paying over its handling of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.
15, Sep 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA Mandatory Pa. casino theft fine ruled tossed out
PITTSBURGH (AP) â€” The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that a mandatory $75,000 fine imposed on a Pittsburgh casino poker dealer convicted of having stolen $200 worth of chips is unconstitutional.
15, Sep 2014 - Pennsylvania's old Private Road Act debated in court
A state appeals court is ruling against a landowner who wanted to access his landlocked property by putting a road through a neighbor's land, the latest decision in a long-running dispute about how Pennsylvania's Private Road Act should be applied.
15, Sep 2014 - Harrisburg, PA Harrisburg, Penn. treasurer allegedly embezzled from nonprofit
The treasurer of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's capital city which nearly went bankrupt three years ago, on Tuesday was accused by prosecutors of embezzling from a nonprofit organization he ran. John Campbell, 26, who was elected in 2011, was charged with felony theft and fraudulent conduct for allegedly stealing nearly $8,500 from Historic Harrisburg Association, where he was executive director ...
15, Sep 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA Constitution Check: Is shaming a legal form of punishment for crime?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at the revival of public shaming as a punishment, and why a Pennsylvania court nullified such a sentence for a former justice.
05, Apr 2014 - 5 things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday: JURY TO CONTINUE DELIBERATIONS IN PITTSBURGH POLICE CIVIL RIGHTS TRIAL The federal court panel deliberated all day Friday and returns Monday to consider claims by Jordan Miles, the ...
05, Apr 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA Liquor Control Board concerned about W. Pa. judges
PITTSBURGHâ€”Allegheny County judges too often side with bars that serve alcohol to underage patrons, stay open after 2 a.m. or attract violence when the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board cancels their licenses, forming a "regrettable" pattern that endangers communities, the state agency claims.
05, Apr 2014 - Permit issued mandating closure of Little Blue Run
CHESTER-The commonwealth of Pennsylvania has issued a permit to FirstEnergy Generation that mandates the closing of the Little Blue Run coal ash impoundment by 2028, three years earlier than proposed by the utility.
04, Apr 2014 - Montgomery County, PA Pa. man gets 3-10 years for fatal DUI crash
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A southeastern Pennsylvania teen is headed to state prison after admitting that he was driving under the influence of marijuana when he struck and killed a female jogger.
04, Apr 2014 - SEIU Healthcare PA presents case for keeping state health centers open
VANPORT TWP. -- SEIU Healthcare PA officials and state legislators on Wednesday presented testimony to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in an effort to stop the closure of state health centers, such as
04, Apr 2014 - 422 a corridor of crime for 2-state burglary ring suspects, police say
A widespread burglary ring spanning two states has been derailed after an 11-month investigation. Alma Colon-Perez, of Reading, and Eric Adkins, of Philadelphia, were the masterminds behind the wide reaching burglary spree in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, said police. Since February 2013, Colon-Perez and Adkins forced their way into more than 20 homes in Berks, Montgomery and Chester counties and ...
04, Apr 2014 - Trial ordered in strangulation murder of Pa. woman
An eastern Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial in the strangulation death of his girlfriend, whose burned body was found by firefighters battling a roadside brush fire last month.
04, Apr 2014 - Trial ordered in strangulation murder of Tamaqua woman
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) â€” An eastern Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial in the strangulation death of his girlfriend, whose burned body was found by firefighters battling a roadside brush fire last month.
03, Apr 2014 - Sandusky ex-defense lawyer Rominger surrenders Pa. law license amid probe into theft claims
One of two defense lawyers who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his child sex abuse trial has voluntarily surrendered his license to practice law in Pennsylvania.
03, Apr 2014 - Pennsylvania woman sentenced in abuse of boy, 4
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania woman convicted of abuse that left her 4-year-old stepson with a traumatic brain injury has been sentenced to nine to 20 years in prison.
03, Apr 2014 - Allegheny County judges side too often with bar owners, LCBâ€™s counsel claims
Allegheny County judges too often side with bars that serve alcohol to underage patrons, stay open after 2 a.m. or attract violence when the Pennsylvania ...
03, Apr 2014 - Attorney for Jerry Sandusky Surrenders License
The Cumberland County Bar Association says attorney Karl Rominger has surrendered his license to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania. Rominger is a member of Jerry Sanduskyâ€™s defense team. The surrender comes after we told you earlier this week â€¦