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Winding paths to teaching for paralegal, logger, actress

Jan. 18, 2020 3:06 AM EST

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — Lindsay Weaver used to work as a paralegal. Now she lays down the law of language for her Danville Middle School students. Alyssa Pittenger was in fashion management and visual merchandising for the Nordstrom department store in King of Prussia then in Rockville, Maryland. That was...

In this photo from Jan. 10, 2020, a Pennsylvania Skill games storefront is open in Monaca, Pa. A hearing is scheduled before the state's Commonwealth Court for Jan. 15, 2020, on whether Pennsylvania law prohibits the machines as unlicensed slot machines, even if a player's success is supposedly based on skill, rather than chance. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Fight over cash-paying video games hits crucial stretch

Jan. 11, 2020 12:16 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Just across the mall lobby from the glass-door entrance to the Pennsylvania attorney general's office sits a cash-paying electronic game terminal that the office is fighting to outlaw, like thousands of other devices like it around the state. In an unfolding court battle, the...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 8, 2020 3:17 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Pennsylvania lawmakers must pass a red flag law in 2020 LNP Jan. 6 We have urged the passage of a strong federal red flag law (in addition to stronger federal background checks on gun sales). But there’s no saying when or...

Philadelphia Eagles' mascot, Swoop, poses as the butter sculpture is revealed at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Dubbed

Butter sculpture with mascots unveiled at state's Farm Show

Jan. 2, 2020 3:40 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The butter sculpture for this year's Pennsylvania Farm Show was unveiled Thursday, featuring three of the state's professional sports team mascots. This year's sculpture, crafted from about 1,000 pounds of donated butter, shows Gritty, Swoop and Steely McBeam, mascots for the...

Final Pennsylvania county OKs new paper-trail voting system

Dec. 31, 2019 3:11 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A decision this week by Dauphin County to purchase new paper-trail voting systems means all 67 Pennsylvania counties have taken action under a state law that helps fund the upgrades, the Wolf administration said Tuesday. Officials called the vote a milestone toward ensuring the...

Notorious criminals served time at Lewisburg's 'Big House'

Dec. 28, 2019 3:05 AM EST

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Lewisburg federal penitentiary plays a supporting role in the recent hit mob movie, “The Irishman.” The film, by Martin Scorsese, was released Thanksgiving Eve on Netflix, with the company announcing on Twitter that it had been watched by 26.4 million accounts in...

Appeal of man convicted of 1988 lawmaker slaying rejected

Dec. 24, 2019 3:25 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state appeals court has ruled that a man who was a teenager when he beat a Pennsylvania state lawmaker to death with a hammer three decades ago is still too dangerous to be released from prison The decision comes more than a year after now-49-year-old Bernard Williams was...

This undated photo provided by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office shows Michael David Bragg. Bragg, a former nurse faces hundreds of charges because investigators say he secretly recorded people, including patients at the Pennsylvania hospital where he worked, and sexually assaulted an unconscious woman in the emergency room. State prosecutors on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 filed charges against 39-year-old Chambersburg resident Michael David Bragg. (Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office via AP)

ER nurse accused of assaulting, secretly recording patients

Dec. 18, 2019 6:21 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities filed hundreds of charges against a former nurse Wednesday, alleging he secretly recorded patients at the Pennsylvania hospital where he worked and that he sexually assaulted an unconscious woman in the emergency room. State prosecutors accused Michael David Bragg, 39,...

House votes to amend constitution to pick judges by district

Dec. 18, 2019 3:04 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Majority Republicans in the state House on Wednesday took the first step to amend the Pennsylvanian Constitution so that appeals court judges would be elected by district rather than statewide. The House voted 102-95 for the proposal that would have lawmakers draw the district lines...

Panel's proposal to end grand jury reports draws opposition

Dec. 14, 2019 9:41 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state court system task force wants Pennsylvania to stop issuing grand jury reports, an idea that faces long odds in the Legislature, which would have to pass a new law to halt the practice. The Supreme Court-appointed task force, consisting of five lawyers and two judges, issued...