20, Feb 2015 - Matthew T. Mangino: Crime, intrigue and politics in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is in the midst of a constitutional crisis. Kathleen Kane, the state’s attorney general, is currently embroiled in an ever-widening scandal.
26, Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania state Supreme Court justice suspended over role in porn emails scandal
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office.
12, Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania Man Arrested For Speeding And Possession of Marijuana
A Pennsylvania man was arrested for allegedly driving over 100 miles per hour on interstate 81. Authorities say 20 year old Jason Holleran of New Milford was driving 103 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone in Kirkwood when he was pulled over Tuesday. Police say Holleran was also in possession of a small amount of marijuana. He was issued a ticket and is due back in court on October 7th.
12, Oct 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA Joan Orie Melvin sentenced stayed during appeal
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin won't be serving her house arrest sentence, or any other terms of her punishment, while she appeals her conviction on campaign corruption charges, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday.
12, Oct 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.
12, Oct 2014 - Porn-related emails turned over to top judge
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The attorney general's office on Friday provided Pennsylvania's chief justice with hundreds of emails after he sought any material that had pornographic content and related to any judge, a court system spokesman said.
12, Oct 2014 - Chambersburg, PA Gun owners learn about rights, responsibilities
State Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Chambersburg, hands a microphone to attorney Matt Menges as he hosts a forum about gun rights in Pennsylvania during the Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar at the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Company Social Hall on Thursday.
12, Oct 2014 - Gettysburg, PA District Court for Oct. 7
District Justice Little The following cases were administered by Magisterial District Judge Tony Little: Douglas Lyle Tosten, 161 Company Farm Road, York Springs, paid $233 fine and costs for an unlawful devices and methods charge filed by Pennsylvania Game Commission.
12, Oct 2014 - Man convicted of setting ex-friend afire sentenced
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man convicted of setting a former friend on fire has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison.
11, Oct 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA Former justice Joan Orie Melvin to appeal conviction to state Supreme Court
Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin is appealing her theft of services and conspiracy conviction to her onetime colleagues, who suspended her from ...
10, Oct 2014 - State Court Denies Concord First Appeal
Concord First has come in second, again. The group, which filed a petition this summer to place the question “should Concord become a township of the first class” on the Nov. 4 ballot, lost its appeal in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. The court upheld the denial issued in August by Delaware County Common Pleas Court.
10, Oct 2014 - Kane agrees to deals with two in Pa. Turnpike probe
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has agreed to offer deals under which all charges could eventually be dismissed against two of the defendants in her office's high-profile pay-to-play case against former officials of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
10, Oct 2014 - Harborcreek man pleads guilty to impersonation charge
A Harborcreek Township man accused of impersonating a Pennsylvania State Police trooper and stopping a motorist in July faces sentencing in December after he pleaded guilty this afternoon to a misdemeanor count of impersonating a public servant.
10, Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania museum head jailed in child-sex case
The chief executive officer of a historic central Pennsylvania mansion and museum has been jailed on federal child-sex and pornography charges.
10, Oct 2014 - California, PA Actos Bladder Cancer Trial: Allegations Actos Profit Before Patients Safety
Currently there is a Pennsylvania state court trial underway that is pitting Frances Wisniewski against Asia’s largest pharmaceutical company, in a classic David and Goliath epic battle. At stake here is the final truth, that Actos is linked to severe injuries and in some instances of death by causing bladder cancer in some unsuspecting diabetic […]
10, Oct 2014 - Centre County Man Sentenced for Sexually Abusing a Child
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Bellefonte, Centre County - Phillip D. Colton, 58, of Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today before the Honorable Bradley P. Lunsford, Centre County Court of Common Pleas, to 30 – 60 years in a State Correctional Institution. He was also ordered to have absolutely no contact with children under 18. Colton was previously found ...
10, Oct 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
09, Oct 2014 - Attorney seeks injunction for York County man facing drug execution
An attorney for a York County man facing possible execution this month has asked a Pennsylvania appellate court to stop the state from carrying out the lethal injection, saying that the drugs to be used in the process violate state law.
09, Oct 2014 - South Fayette commissioner charged with two felonies
A commissioner for South Fayette Township has been charged with two felonies that could bar her from continuing to hold elected office, the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office said.
09, Oct 2014 - Williamsport, PA Man gets 15 to 30 years in park shooting death
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 15 to 30 years in a shooting death in a central Pennsylvania park following a fight at a basketball court two years ago.
09, Oct 2014 - Farmhand's death sentence upheld in girl's slaying
WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty and conviction of a farmhand in the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl on a southwestern Pennsylvania horse farm in 2006.
09, Oct 2014 - Former judge charged with perjury for allegedly 'fixing' DUI case
A former Pennsylvania judge is facing criminal charges for allegedly improperly dropping a DUI case brought against a prosecutor’s nephew.
09, Oct 2014 - AG: Ex-judge fixed DUI for nephew of prosecutor
A retired western Pennsylvania district judge has been charged with fixing a drunken driving case for the nephew of a prosecutor who is now a Common Pleas judge, and then lying to a state grand jury.
09, Oct 2014 - Gov. Corbett signs execution order for Ballard
An execution warrant for Michael Eric Ballard, convicted of killing four people in Northampton County, was signed Monday by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett. Ballard was convicted in Northampton County Court of four counts of first-degree murder for the stabbings of Denise Merhi, Alvin Marsh, Dennis Marsh and Steven Zernhelt on June 26, 2010. Ballard's execution by lethal injection has been ...
08, Oct 2014 - Harrisburg, PA Pennsylvania Turnpike corruption trial to move forward after few charges dismissed
HARRISBURG — Some charges against defendants in a case alleging widespread corruption at the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be dropped, but others will move forward to trial next month.
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
PITTSBURGH—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 - 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 ...