Latest Pennsylvania State Police News

Police: Man took 4-year-old, bound her, stuffed her in trunk

Apr. 30, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

A 20-year-old man entered a home's unlocked front door, snatched a 4-year-old girl from her bed and bound and stuffed her into a wooden trunk at his grandparents' house, telling police he'd been scoping out children who he thought lived in "deplorable conditions," authorities said. The child was reported missing...

Death sentence upheld in Pennsylvania troopers' ambush

Apr. 26, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court upheld the death sentence and conviction on Friday of a sniper who killed a state trooper and wounded another in a nighttime ambush outside their barracks in a heavily wooded area. The state Supreme Court's decision upholds lower court decisions in the...

Woman is freed from pipe at closed power plant

Apr. 15, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

CARMICHAELS, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police are investigating how a woman became trapped in a drainpipe at a closed power plant. Emergency crews in Greene County were called to FirstEnergy's now-shuttered Hatfield Power Plant in Carmichaels on Monday morning. Trooper Forrest Allison says a worker was...