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APNewsBreak: NY aims to cut waste by 90 percent by 2030

April 22, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output... more »»

2 more get long prison terms in drugstore manager's slaying

April 21, 2015

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — Two cousins who pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the shooting death of a drugstore manager in suburban Philadelphia have been sentenced to lengthy prison term. more »»

Wolf ends Pa. asset test for food stamps begun under Corbett

April 21, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is ending a rule that prevented people with some minimal personal assets from collecting food stamps. more »»

Bank robber who used fake red beard over real one is guilty

April 21, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man linked to four Pittsburgh-area bank robberies by his red beard — before he wore a fake red beard during two more heists — has pleaded guilty to all six crimes. more »»

County attorney seeks dismissal of fire death lawsuit

April 21, 2015

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer representing a northeastern Pennsylvania county is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit over a woman's death in a fire last year. more »»

Showtime to air documentary on Allen Iverson

April 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Showtime plans to debut a documentary on former Philadelphia 76ers great Allen Iverson next mont. more »»

Dispute over release of officer shooting video unresolved

April 21, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A court hearing has failed to resolve whether a video showing a Pennsylvania police officer shooting an unarmed man in the back will be made public. more »»

Man sentenced to 18 to 36 years in kidnapping, rape case

April 21, 2015

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man convicted of raping and beating a former girlfriend has been sentenced to 18 to 36 years in prison. more »»

Pulitzer-winning music a tribute to Pennsylvania coal miners

April 21, 2015

Composer Julia Wolfe says her visit to a Pennsylvania coal mine helped inspire "Anthracite Fields," a tribute to the state's mining heritage — and, now, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in music. more »»

Bank robber ID'd by red beards _ 1 real, 1 fake _ is guilty

April 21, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man linked to four Pittsburgh-area bank robberies by his red beard, who then wore a fake red beard for two more, has pleaded guilty to all six heists. more »»

State: Lyme disease risk now present in all 67 counties

April 21, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania officials are warning residents that there is now a danger of Lyme disease in every county in the commonwealth. more »»

Mom accused of leaving son in Pa. woods waives extradition

April 21, 2015

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Philadelphia woman accused of dumping her quadriplegic son in the woods so she could visit her boyfriend in Maryland will be going back to her home state. more »»

Man acquitted of charges in 1995 Pennsylvania slaying

April 21, 2015

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man has been acquitted of murder in a slaying in central Pennsylvania two decades ago.

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Developments in tensions between police and communities

April 21, 2015

Killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in the past year have touched off a national debate about police conduct, which has only escalated as additional interactions between police... more »»

Pa. woman in huffing and driving death argues for new trial

April 21, 2015

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania woman wants a judge to overturn her conviction in a fatal crash prosecutors say happened minutes after she huffed computer dusting spray. more »»

Pa. court throws out challenge to state's education funding

April 21, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania court says a legal challenge to the state's system of funding public schools involves political questions that don't belong in the courts. more »»

Biden visits Philadelphia to highlight energy plan

April 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The White House has released a four-year energy plan designed to fight climate change, modernize power plants and find other ways to ensure the nation a steady supply of safe... more »»

Guard charged with assaulting cuffed inmate headed to trial

April 21, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania county jail guard has been ordered to stand trial on charges he assaulted a handcuffed inmate by pushing him backward so hard that he hit his head and suffered a... more »»

Judge bars 2 of 3 statements in murder-for-hire retrial

April 21, 2015

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A judge has barred prosecutors from using two of three statements given to police by a man scheduled for retrial in a murder-for-hire case from two decades ago. more »»

 
 

 

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