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Former drilling exec sentenced to 8 years; must repay $9M

January 23, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The former chief operating officer of a western Pennsylvania drilling company has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison. more »»

Pa. Gov. Wolf defends firing of open-records appointee

January 23, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is defending his firing of his predecessor's appointee as director of Pennsylvania's Office of Open Records. more »»

Bill for mayor's 'Undercover Boss' promise riles Pittsburgh

January 23, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A county official says she withholding funds from a Pittsburgh tourism agency until it details contributions linked to the mayor's appearance on "Undercover Boss. more »»

Opponents of proposed gas pipeline rally at Virginia Capitol

January 23, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Environmentalists and western Virginia property owners rallied Friday at the state Capitol in opposition to a proposed 550-mile natural gas pipeline. more »»

US rig count falls by 43 to 1,633

January 23, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 43 this week to 1,633. more »»

Pennsylvania man to trial on fatally burning wife with vodka

January 23, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man must stand trial on charges he killed his estranged wife by dousing her with vodka he set afire. more »»

PA Lottery introducing new 'PICK' twice-daily drawings

January 23, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Lottery is launching a new lineup of daily drawings that includes new names for some longstanding games. more »»

Controller is withholding money in 'Undercover Boss' flap

January 23, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner says she's withholding $682,000 in funds due to VisitPittsburgh until the tourism agency details contributions linked to Mayor Bill... more »»

Opponents of proposed gas pipeline rally in Richmond

January 23, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Environmentalists and western Virginia property owners rallied Friday at the state Capitol in opposition to a proposed 550-mile natural gas pipeline. more »»

Witness: Man accused of killing, burying 2 seen with shovel

January 23, 2015

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A trial witness says a man charged with killing a Pennsylvania couple and burying their bodies in his yard had looked sweaty and had a mud-covered pick and shovel nearby. more »»

DA: Ex-volunteer firefighter, 20, lured and raped children

January 23, 2015

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A former suburban Philadelphia volunteer firefighter has been arrested on charges he lured, groomed and sexual assaulted 14 children ranging in age from 8 to 14 years old. more »»

Student stopped at airport over Arabic flashcards wins $25K

January 23, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A college student detained at an airport over Arabic language flashcards that included the word "bomb" has won a $25,000 settlement from the federal government. more »»

Second retired turnpike worker gets stiff child porn term

January 23, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A retired Pennsylvania Turnpike worker has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for having another since-retired co-worker email sexually explicit pictures of a 12-year-old girl... more »»

Lawyer: Man sentence for crime he can't recall after wreck

January 23, 2015

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to a year's probation for crimes his defense attorney says the man can't recall since a brain injury suffered in a car accident. more »»

 
 
 

 

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