Pennsylvania House bans using drones in private surveillance
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania House is voting to criminalize the use of drones to put people under surveillance in private places....
Highlights of gambling legislation in the Pennsylvania House
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday to expand legalized casino-style gambling to websites, airports and mobile applications. The measure passed, 114-85, and was sent to the Senate. Here is a look at the highlights:...
Wolf won't endorse House budget plan, says it's not balanced
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the main appropriations bill in a nearly $31.6 billion budget plan, but lawmakers failed to persuade Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf that the plan is either balanced or adequate....
Panel approves subpoena power in AG Kane impeachment probe
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A legislative subcommittee investigating the possible impeachment of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane for misbehavior in office voted Tuesday to authorize its chairman to issue subpoenas....
Senate panel OKs wider age limit in child sex abuse lawsuits
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Legislation in Pennsylvania to give victims of child sexual abuse more time to sue took another step forward in the Senate on Tuesday, although not without debate over whether people who have lost the legal ability to sue should get it back....
Inmate who fled jail gets life but says he didn't kill woman
KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania inmate convicted of escaping from jail and killing an acquaintance while on the run has been sentenced to life in prison....
Ex-constable pleads to stealing $1M in local taxes to gamble
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A father of seven has resigned as constable and acknowledged gambling away more than $1 million he stole while working as an unpaid deputy for his wife, an elected tax collector for a Pennsylvania borough....
Louis Appell Jr., former Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff CEO, dies
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Louis J. Appell Jr., the former chief executive of Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff, a fifth-generation family-owned dishware business whose place settings were a staple of wedding registries for decades, has died. He was 92....
Judge dismisses charges in woman's bite-mark conviction
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A judge has dismissed all charges against a Pennsylvania woman who spent nearly 11 years incarcerated on discredited bite mark evidence and other since-discredited evidence that she helped beat a man to death in 2001....
Man held for trial in hit-run death at Philadelphia bus stop
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A man has been ordered to stand trial in the hit-and-run death of a man at a northeast Philadelphia bus shelter last month....
Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Texas abortion access law in a victory to supporters of abortion rights. The 2013 law required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and for the abortion clinics to meet the same building standards as ambulatory surgical centers. The state said the law was passed "to ensure patient safety and raise standards of care." The number of abortion clinics in Texas dropped to 19 from 42 since its passage.
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