January 2, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Pa. Man Suffocated Girlfriend After Crash

MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) – A man suffocated his 17-yearold girlfriend by sitting on her head after he intentionally drove into a guardrail at about 100 miles per hour in the middle of the night, authorities said. More...

Pa. Shooter Fascinated By End-Of-The-World Speculation

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. More...

Pa. Police: Theft Suspect Left Footprints In Snow

CARBONDALE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a winter storm that blew through the region enabled them to catch a suspect in a string of car break-ins. More...

NY Man Dies In Weather-related Pa. Crash

CORRY, Pa. (AP) – A New York man has died from injuries after his pickup truck skidded on an icy road in northwest Pennsylvania. Police say 67-year- old Raymond C. Lawson Jr. of Westfield, N.Y. More...

Official: Navy SEAL Died Of Apparent Suicide

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. military officials are investigating the apparent suicide of a Navy SEAL commander in Afghanistan. Navy SEAL Cdr. Job W. More...

Marcellus Natural Gas Production Expanded In 2012

PITTSBURGH (AP) – This year was one of new records and new questions for the boom in Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling. More...

Pa. Reports Largest Drop In Jobless Rate Since ’83

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Jury List Announced

The president judge and jury commissioners drew from the jury wheel the following names for the January 28, 2013 jury selection. Prospective jurors need to report to the courthouse at 8:30 a.m. on this date. More...

Corbett Makes Case For Pa. Reserve Wing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

Teen Falls From Western Pa. Ski Resort Chairlift

HIDDEN VALLEY, Pa. (AP) – Officials at a western Pennsylvania ski resort say a teenager was taken to a hospital after falling about 20 feet from a chairlift. More...

2013 Brings New Pa. Laws On Social Issues, Others

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Family Of Pa. Soldier Killed In 1946 Glad About ID

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A nephew of an eastern Pennsylvania soldier who died in a plane crash in Europe more than six decades ago says the family is grateful that his remains have been identified and can be laid to rest. More...

Motive Sought In Slayings Of 3; Gunman Killed

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) – The shooting of a man who went on a rampage in central Pennsylvania, killing two neighbors and a third person before wounding three state troopers during a gunbattle, was a justifiable homicide, authorities ru More...

Gas Drilling Companies Work On Community Relations

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Some gas drilling companies that spent years fighting, threatening and suing reluctant communities took a new tack in 2012: collaboration. More...

Status Check To Be Required For Some Pa. Workers

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania lawmaker says a new law aimed at ensuring that employees on projects paid with public money are legal residents should be extended to all employers in the commonwealth. More...

Ex-Nazi Guard Who Fought Deportation Dies In Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A lawyer says a former Nazi concentration camp guard who had been fighting attempts to deport him from the U.S. has died in Pennsylvania. More...

Horse Killed In Pa. After Trailer Separates, Rolls

LENHARTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania State Police say a horse was killed in a highway accident when a trailer dislodged from a pickup truck and crashed down an embankment. Trooper Michael Koslosky says the accident occurred at about 3 p.m. More...

Honey Brook Man Survives 10 Days In The Wilderness

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – For most hikers, getting is their worst nightmare. For Ian Sarmento, getting lost was nearly a death sentence. More...

Carnegie Mellon Wins $1.2 Billion Patent Verdict

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal jury in Pittsburgh has awarded Carnegie Mellon University $1.17 billion in damages in a patent dispute over computer hard drive technology. More...

Holiday Car Crashes Kill 7, Hurt 315

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania State Police say car accidents killed seven people and injured 315 others over the long holiday weekend. From Dec. 21 through Christmas, state police investigated 1,336 crashes. More...

Skeletal Remains Identified As 81-Year-Old Pa. Man

EAST LACKAWANNOCK, Pa. (AP) – The Mercer County coroner’s office says skeletal remains a hunter found Dec. 1 are those of an 81-year-old man who disappeared from his home in July. Donald Lee Mariacher had been missing since July 13. More...

Body Of Missing Pa. Man Found On His Farm

CONESTOGA, Pa. (AP) – The body of an 87-year-old Conestoga man who wandered away from his home has been found on his farm. Police says John Kilheffer, who suffered from the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, was found shortly before 10 a.m. More...

Don’t Be Fooled By January Pay – Higher Taxes Loom

WASHINGTON (AP) – Workers probably won’t feel the full brunt of next year’s tax increases in their January paychecks, but don’t be fooled by the temporary reprieve. More...

Museums Hope For Boost In State Funding

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Many of Pennsylvania's 1,200 museums and historical sites have taken a financial drubbing at the hands of state lawmakers over the past six years. More...

In Battleground Pa., Will Gun Laws Change?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – As Ron Jones lodged his shotgun against his shoulder Friday night, took aim and fired, a heaviness hung over the Lower Providence Rod & Gun Club's weekly trapshoot in Montgomery County as thick as the smoke that belched More...

Pa. Pair Talks Agriculture To Students, Community

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – Last year, a farming family lost its silo. No one called the family to ask what they could do to help. Neighboring farmers just showed up and did what needed to be done, said Jason Nailor of Mechanicsburg. More...