21, Nov 2014 - Pa. health center closures nixed
The shuttered state Department of Health office in Monessen might reopen in the wake of a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision Thursday. The court sided with ...
21, Nov 2014 - Cost-of-living raises boost salaries of top Pa. officials
It pays to be on the payroll of Pennsylvania state government. An automatic 1.6 percent cost-of-living increase will boost salaries of lawmakers, judges, the governor ...
21, Nov 2014 - Pennsylvania attorney general says she hasn't made decision about prosecuting in email scandal
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has not decided whether to prosecute anyone in a scandal over the email exchange of pornography by state government employees, a spokeswoman ...
21, Nov 2014 - Beaver, PA 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
21, Nov 2014 - US cop-killer charged with 'terrorism', murder
A man accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper was charged with terror-related offenses Thursday, according to court documents that allege his actions were politically motivated. Eric Frein, 31, faces 11 charges in total, including acting with the intent to change the government after he shot two officers, one fatally. "The defendant shot two Pennsylvania state troopers with the purpose ...
21, Nov 2014 - Attorney: Zauflik 'very disappointed' at reduced award decision
Pennsylvania’s highest court has upheld a reduced jury award — from $14 million to $502,661 — for a Falls woman who lost her leg after she was struck by a Pennsbury school bus in January 2007.
20, Nov 2014 - Dauphin, PA Wells reaches plea deal in race-fixing case
U.S. prosecutors have agreed to drop a three-count federal indictment alleging race fixing against the trainer David Wells in exchange for Wells pleading guilty to one misdemeanor charge of “rigging a publicly exhibited contest” in a Pennsylvania state court, according to court documents filed last week.
20, Nov 2014 - NCAA asks Pa. high court to end officials' suit over Penn State fine
The NCAA has asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to overrule a Commonwealth Court order to prepare for a trial on the validity of its agreement with Penn State on sanctions over the Jerry Sandusky sex- abuse scandal.
20, Nov 2014 - E-mails: Freeh, NCAA in touch
As Louis Freeh, the former FBI director hired by Pennsylvania State University, prepared his 2012 investigative report on the school's handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, his law firm regularly met with and shared information with the NCAA, according to e-mails filed Tuesday with the state's Commonwealth Court.
20, Nov 2014 - Openings on sullied Pennsylvania Supreme Court beckon candidates
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court hasn’t exactly covered itself in glory recently. A pornographic email scandal caused one justice to quit and a second ...
20, Nov 2014 - Judge to review 477 NCAA e-mails about Penn State
A Commonwealth Court judge granted a request Friday that she privately review 477 e-mails from the NCAA related to the Pennsylvania State University child-molestation scandal that the organization had argued were protected internal communications.
20, Nov 2014 - Pa. Senate leaders sue Corbett over budget vetoes
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Senate leaders of both parties have sued Gov. Tom Corbett and other state officials over the governor's line-item vetoes of spending as the state budget was enacted this summer. The lawsuit filed late Tuesday argued that the Republican governor did not follow rules ...
20, Nov 2014 - Police: Pair stole boat from state park for scrap
PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania couple has been charged with stealing a boat which was parked on a trailer at a state park. Online court records don't list an attorney for 35-year-old Jeffrey Mansfield and 32-year-old Rachelle Kane, of New Castle.
20, Nov 2014 - Voters will have chance to remake Pa. high court
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court hasn't exactly covered itself in glory recently. A pornographic email scandal caused one justice to quit and a second one to accuse him of making threats.
20, Nov 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.
20, Nov 2014 - Senate leaders sue Corbett over budget vetoes
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Senate leaders of both parties sued Gov. Tom Corbett and other state officials over the governor’s line-item vetoes of spending as the state budget was enacted this summer.
19, Nov 2014 - Acquitted ex-trooper Carrie Ann Gula sues PSP, alleging malicious prosecution
Accused. Tried. Acquitted. Fired. And now, ex-state trooper Carrie Ann Gula is suing Pennsylvania State Police in federal court to ask for her job back. Gula, 36, of West Pittston, also...
19, Nov 2014 - Pennsylvania AG: child images in email scandal lewd but not pornographic
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top prosecutor believes "deplorable" images of children found in a lewd emails exchanged by state officials were not pornographic and no crime was committed in sharing them, her spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The assessment by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane followed an interview with CNN broadcast on Tuesday night in which she ...
19, Nov 2014 - Pennsylvania AG says pornographic emails from state officials involved kids, violence against women
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Some of the pornographic emails that were exchanged among state government officials in a scandal that has claimed some of their jobs involved children and violent sexual acts against women, the state attorney general said Tuesday.
19, Nov 2014 - Bethlehem, PA Man seeks lesser term in public housing slaying
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A 19-year-old facing a possible life term in a slaying at an eastern Pennsylvania public housing complex last year is seeking a lesser sentence on the grounds of his dismal upbringing.
18, Nov 2014 - Pennsylvania court weighs keyl church-abuse case
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) " Pennsylvania's highest court will review the prosecution of a church official imprisoned over his handling of priest sex-abuse complaints.Monsignor William Lynn has been on house arrest in a Philadelphia...
18, Nov 2014 - Pa. high court weighs pivotal church-abuse case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court will review the prosecution of a church official imprisoned over his handling of priest sex-abuse complaints.
18, Nov 2014 - Pa. creates office to protect seniors; guardianships to receive more oversight
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 guardiansh
18, Nov 2014 - Former Wilson High School standout held for court in assault case, posts bail
Former Wilson High School standout Rodney D. Gillin, one of six California University of Pennsylvania football players charged with assaulting a West Chester man, has been released from Washington County Jail, court documents show.
18, Nov 2014 - Berks County babysitter jailed for beating girl
Reported By: James Tully BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Pennsylvania state police have charged a babysitter with attempted murder of a 14-month-old girl in her care. Lisa Elaine Weiler, 32, of Berks County, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, simple assault and endangering the welfare of children in the assault at 585 Frystown Road, in Bethel Township in Berks County. ...
18, Nov 2014 - Prosecutor asks Pa. high court to reinstate Lynn conviction
HARRISBURG - A Philadelphia prosecutor asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Tuesday to reinstate the historic child endangerment conviction against Msgr. William J. Lynn, former secretary for clergy in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
17, Nov 2014 - Area school districts suing the state
Two local school districts are part of a group that's suing the state of Pennsylvania over public school funding. Carbon County's Panther Valley School District and the Shenandoah Valley School District in Schuylkill County are among six districts named as plaintiffs in the suit, which was filed today in Commonwealth Court. The lawsuit claims the state's public education funding system is unfair ...
17, Nov 2014 - Emails show NCAA worked with Louis Freeh in Penn State investigation
Court documents filed in Pennsylvania this week revealed that the NCAA “worked closely” with the firm hired by Penn State to conduct an independent investigation of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
17, Nov 2014 - Attorney General Kane testifies before state grand Jury
NORRISTOWN, PA (WPMT) Pennsylvania State Attorney Kathleen Kane traveled to Norristown to testify before a State Grand Jury that reportedly is probing a leak from her office to the Philadelphia Daily News of confidential 2009 documents on a political activist whom prosecutors ultimately did not charge with a crime. Kane has declined to officially say […]