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Court ponders discipline against Sandusky case ex-prosecutor

Nov. 20, 2019 5:38 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer for the agency that investigates misconduct by lawyers told Pennsylvania’s highest court Wednesday that a yearlong law license suspension is justified against one of the primary prosecutors in Jerry Sandusky’s 2012 child molestation trial. Amelia Kittredge with...

Correction: Public Universities-Union Contract story

Nov. 18, 2019 1:15 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a story Nov. 17 about a union contract in the Pennsylvania state-owned university system, The Associated Press erroneously reported who voted on the proposal. Only teachers, not teachers and coaches, voted. A corrected version of the story is below: Faculty union OKs new contract...

Talks on Pennsylvania’s minimum wage heat up before deadline

Nov. 15, 2019 7:25 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Discussions on raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage for the first time since 2009 are heating up, in part to get Gov. Tom Wolf to abandon an effort to extend overtime pay eligibility to tens of thousands of additional workers. Negotiators are up against a Thursday deadline,...

Missing Californians found dead at Pennsylvania rest stop

Nov. 15, 2019 5:04 PM EST

NEWBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two people who had been reported missing in California have been found dead at a Pennsylvania rest stop. State police said Friday that 57-year-old Bruce Frenchak Sr. and 54-year-old Sheliene Frenchak, both of Huntington Beach, were found inside a recreational vehicle parked at a rest...

Teacher suspended after shooting comment posted online

Nov. 15, 2019 7:47 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Officials have suspended a middle school teacher in Pennsylvania while authorities investigate if the teacher told his class that he wished he could shoot a person to have quiet in his class. Harrisburg School District chief operating officer Chris Celmer posted a letter to parents...

Records: Baby who died suffered at least a dozen injuries

Nov. 14, 2019 8:48 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania court records show the chilling details of the injuries suffered by an 8-month-old baby who died. Luis Francisco Quinones, of Harrisburg, was charged in the death of his girlfriend’s son earlier this month after an autopsy found the child had suffered at least a...

County resists Pennsylvania’s push for new voting machines

Nov. 13, 2019 7:10 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania county is signaling that it won’t go along with Gov. Tom Wolf’s insistence that counties buy new voting systems as a security measure in 2020’s election, when the state is expected to be a premier presidential battleground. Dauphin County...

Pennsylvania lawmaker accused of driving under influence

Nov. 13, 2019 2:47 PM EST

ENOLA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state lawmaker faces a charge of driving under the influence after being stopped two months ago in suburban Harrisburg. Police say 26-year-old Democratic Rep. Brandon Markosek of Allegheny County was going 53 mph in a 35 mph zone when he was pulled over around 8 p.m. on...

AP Exclusive: FBI eyes how Pennsylvania approved pipeline

Nov. 12, 2019 3:31 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Gov. Tom Wolf's administration came to issue permits for construction on a multibillion-dollar pipeline project to carry highly volatile natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania, The Associated Press has learned. FBI agents have...

High risk dams pose upstream danger for many Pennsylvanians

Nov. 10, 2019 9:20 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvanians living downstream may not often think about what could happen if something goes wrong with one of the state's many dams, but threats to life and property are scattered along the state's 86,000 miles of streams and rivers. "Our infrastructure in Pennsylvania is old...