Amid scandal, new state treasurer bans contract finder fees
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's newly sworn-in treasurer says he's banning contracts that pay third-party marketers for private money managers....
Son of man banned from guns is blinded in shooting accident
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- An 11-year-old girl fired a borrowed gun at a Pennsylvania shooting range and the bullet ricocheted off the ground, striking her 12-year-old brother in the head and blinding him, state police said in court documents....
Election set to replace lawmaker ensnared in embezzling case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania state lawmaker who secretly pleaded guilty to a federal money laundering charge will be replaced in a March 21 special election....
Funeral director who had bodies in her garage gets prison
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia funeral director found with three decomposing bodies in her garage has been sentenced to three months in prison....
Death penalty trial opens in Pennsylvania motel slaying
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- A death penalty trial has begun for a man accused of tying up and killing another man in an eastern Pennsylvania motel and then taking a cellphone video of the bloody victim and saying, "I do what I want."...
Philadelphia's US representatives boycott Trump inauguration
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia will reportedly be the only major city in the United States without representation in Washington during President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration later this week....
Exiting rail safety chief looks to technology to save lives
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sarah Feinberg was on the job as the nation's chief railroad regulator for just three weeks when a packed commuter train slammed into an SUV stopped on tracks north of New York City, killing six people....
Court: Suspect improperly penalized for refusing blood test
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A state appeals court has ruled that a suburban Pennsylvania man accused of driving under the influence was improperly penalized during sentencing for refusing to submit to a blood test....
Foreclosed mall once valued at $190M is auctioned for $100
TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania mall that was foreclosed on after its owners failed to repay $143 million has been auctioned off for $100....
Temple to rename communication school in honor of Lew Klein
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Temple University has announced it will rename its School of Media and Communication to honor Philadelphia broadcast pioneer Lew Klein....
The Justice Department sent President Obama more than 16,000 clemency petitions filed by Federal inmates with their recommendations. The President is reportedly set to grant hundreds more commutations to nonviolent drug offenders during his final days in office. These are in addition to 1,176 prisoners pardoned as part of his clemency initiative to correct for severe mandatory minimum sentencing created from "war on drugs" laws passed in the 80's and 90's. Current Justice Department officials fear Trump administration will dismantle Obama's clemency program.
Should FBI Director James Comey step down for his supposed mismanagement of the Hillary Clinton private email server investigation?