January 2, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

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...

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. 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.  Previous doubts about the size of the vast resource were mostly put to rest, as data showed that the Marcellus beca 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. More...

Corbett Makes Case For Pa. Reserve Wing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

Teen Falls From Western Pa. Ski Resort Chairlift

HIDDEN VALLEY, Pa. 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...

Coast-To-Coast Rider Spreads Cancer Awareness

Cross-country ride to end on Delaware coast

A Washington state woman wove her way through Fulton County recently as part of a crosscountry ride to spread awareness about cancer.  Tracey Delp, 49, of Port Orchard began her coast-tocoast horseback ride well over a year ago on Mother’s 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. More...

Horse Killed In Pa. After Trailer Separates, Rolls

LENHARTSVILLE, Pa. 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.  The verdict Wednesday against Marvell Technology Group of Santa Clara, 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. More...

Body Of Missing Pa. Man Found On His Farm

CONESTOGA, Pa. 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. More...