18, Dec 2014 - Commonwealth Court issues Haverford billboard opinion
HAVERFORD TWP. Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court weighed in on the township’s protracted billboard controversy with an opinion issued Dec. 8, regarding Bartkowski Investment Group’s appeal.
18, Dec 2014 - Father of unlicensed driver in fatal crash denies having let her drive his SUV
By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A man whose 15-year-old daughter, an unlicensed driver, crashed his SUV in an accident in Pennsylvania that killed three people denies having given her permission to drive the vehicle, his attorney said on Thursday. The father, Michael J. Ware, was charged on Wednesday with manslaughter. Pennsylvania State Police on Wednesday filed 13 criminal charges ...
17, Dec 2014 - Court overturns house's tax sale over $6.30 bill - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri New
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania appeals court has reversed the sale of a widow's home that was triggered by a tax bill for $6.30.
17, Dec 2014 - Court overturns tax sale of western Pennsylvania widow's home over $6.30 bill
A Pennsylvania appeals court has reversed the sale of a widow's home that was triggered by a tax bill for $6.30.
17, Dec 2014 - Philadelphia DA to make announcement on lawmaker sting
Philadelphia's district attorney is preparing an announcement about his investigation into Pennsylvania state lawmakers in connection with an undercover state sting investigation involving cash and gifts.
17, Dec 2014 - Pa. creates office to protect seniors
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will create a state Office of Elder Justice to protect seniors from abuse and financial exploitation, primarily through proposed reforms to court-appointed guardianships.
17, Dec 2014 - Chambersburg, PA Chambersburg homicide suspect in custody
CHAMBERSBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said homicide suspect Barton Jones is in custody for the alleged Thanksgiving Eve murder of Lucas Coons of Chambersburg following a rapid, joint investigation with the Pennsylvania State Police and Chambersburg Police Department.
17, Dec 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA Teen resentenced to 45 to life in triple killing
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been resentenced to 45 years to life in prison for the fatal shootings of three people at a birthday party when the gunman was only 17.
17, Dec 2014 - Phila. DA Reopens Corruption Charges Against 2 Pa. State Lawmakers
State representatives Vanessa Lowery Brown and Ron Waters (both D-Phila.) are charged with taking cash from an undercover agent. Pennsylvania's attorney general had previously declared the cases dead.
16, Dec 2014 - Louis Freeh might testify in lawsuit over Penn State sanctions
The head of the NCAA, Penn State's former president and former FBI director Louis Freeh are among those who could take the stand in three weeks when a lawsuit brought by two Pennsylvania officials goes to trial.
16, Dec 2014 - Lack of lethal injection drugs a barrier to executions
While many of Pennsylvania's death row inmates deny committing the murders they were convicted of, Michael Ballard admits that he killed four people.
16, Dec 2014 - Kittanning, PA Cops: Homeless parolee robbed 2 New Castle banks
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) - A homeless parolee has been jailed on charges he robbed two western Pennsylvania banks in the same city, telling police he needed Christmas cash after the second heist.
16, Dec 2014 - Kittanning, PA Pa. court panel recommends changes to protect seniors
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A panel appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is recommending changes to help senior citizens interact with the courts.
16, Dec 2014 - Supreme Court of Pennsylvania upholds limitation on damages in Zauflik vs. Pennsbury case
PENNSBURY – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in a decision issued on Nov. 19, has upheld the limitation on damages in the Ashley Zauflik lawsuit filed against the Pennsbury School District.
16, Dec 2014 - Outline of trial in Penn St. case given
HARRISBURG - The head of the NCAA, Pennsylvania State University's former president, and former FBI Director Louis Freeh are among those who could take the stand in three weeks when a lawsuit brought by two Pennsylvania officials goes to trial.
15, Dec 2014 - Pennsylvania attorney general won't defend state's pro-NRA gun law
By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said on Friday her office would not defend a new state law enabling the National Rifle Association to take court action against municipalities with restrictive gun regulations. The law giving court standing to the NRA was challenged in a lawsuit filed last month by the cities of Philadelphia, Lancaster, and ...
15, Dec 2014 - Frein Gets New Counsel, Preliminary Hearing Delayed
The man accused of killing a Pennsylvania State Trooper and seriously injuring another in an ambush shooting now has new defense attorney and a new court date. Frein was to have a preliminary hearing this morning but Frein's attorney Robert Bernathy withdrew his representation of Frein. New defense attorney Michael Weinstein asked the court for a delay as he filed for the appointment of co ...
15, Dec 2014 - Misconduct complaints filed against Askar, three other attorneys
A former business associate of indicted Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School founder Nick Trombetta has filed complaints with the state Supreme Court’s disciplinary board against Beaver County Solicitor
15, Dec 2014 - State police: Man scammed stay at posh Pennsylvania resort by pretending to be doctor
PITTSBURGH — A Michigan man has been jailed on charges that he stayed at a posh southwestern Pennsylvania resort and ran up a $16,000 tab by pretending to be a heart surgeon and golf pro who was in town to interview for a job at a nearby hospital.
15, Dec 2014 - Lawyer Says 2,447 Seized Bottles of Wine Were for His Use
Arthur Goldman, the Philadelphia- area lawyer charged with illegally reselling wine, said 2,447 bottles seized and slated to be disposed of by Pennsylvania state police were just for him and his wife.
15, Dec 2014 - Police: Man duped resort by faking being a doctor
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Michigan man has been jailed on charges that he stayed at a posh southwestern Pennsylvania resort and ran up a $16,000 tab by pretending to be a heart surgeon and golf pro who was in town to interview for a job at a nearby hospital.
14, Dec 2014 - Kittanning, PA West Kittanning health center could reopen after Pa. Supreme Court ruling
The shuttered state Department of Health office in West Kittanning might reopen in the wake of a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision Thursday. The court sided ...
14, Dec 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA Ex-Steelers player eyes Pennsylvania high court
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pittsburgh judge who spent more than a decade playing cornerback for the Steelers said Monday he will be a candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court next year.
14, Dec 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA Former Steelers corner Woodruff to run for Pennsylvania Supreme Court
A Pittsburgh judge who spent more than a decade playing cornerback for the Steelers confirms he'll be a candidate for Pennsylvania Supreme Court next year.
14, Dec 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA Judges with Pittsburgh ties enter race for Pa. Supreme Court
Two judges with strong Pittsburgh ties announced plans Monday to run for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, where a trio of vacancies is attracting a quickly ...
14, Dec 2014 - Cops: Homeless parolee robbed 2 Pennsylvania banks
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — A homeless parolee has been jailed on charges he robbed two western Pennsylvania banks in the same city, telling police he needed Christmas cash after the second heist.
14, Dec 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA Pennsylvania man accused of killing police dog goes on trial
By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Monday for a Pennsylvania man accused of killing a police dog, a case that inspired the state's "Rocco's Law" that toughened penalties for such crimes. John Lewis Rush, 22, is accused of fatally stabbing Rocco, an 8-year-old German Shepherd, while Pittsburgh police were trying to arrest him in January on outstanding warrants ...
14, Dec 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA Woodruff, ex-Steelers corner, to run for Pa. court
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pittsburgh judge who spent more than a decade playing cornerback for the Steelers confirms he'll be a candidate for Pennsylvania Supreme Court next year. Dwayne Woodruff told The Associated Press on Monday that he made the decision in the past week or two to seek one of three vacancies that will go before the voters in 2015. Woodruff, an Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas ...
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.