Latest Pennsylvania State Police News

This image provided by KDKA TV shows the scene near Greensburg, Pa. along the Pennsylvania Turnpike where multiple people were killed and dozens were injured in a crash early Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 that involved multiple vehicles, a transportation official said. (KDKA TV via AP)

Investigators say bus passed truck before wreck killing 5

Jan. 6, 2020 7:16 PM EST

Federal investigators said Monday a packed bus passed a truck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike shortly before losing control and causing a chain-reaction wreck that killed five and injured dozens. An initial report about the facts should be out in about 10 days, but it could be up to two years before the 3:30 a.m....

Police seek person who released bedbugs in Walmart store

Jan. 6, 2020 4:10 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Someone appears to have deliberately tried to release bedbugs in a Walmart store in Pennsylvania, and police are searching for whoever was behind it, authorities said Monday. Troopers have made no arrests and do not have any suspects, said Trooper Cindy Schic, a state police...

This image from video provided by KDKA TV shows the scene near Greensburg, Pa. along the Pennsylvania Turnpike where at least five people were killed and dozens were injured in a crash early Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 that involved multiple vehicles, a transportation official said. (KDKA TV via AP)

5 dead, 60 hospitalized in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash

Jan. 5, 2020 9:53 PM EST

Five people were killed and about 60 were injured on the Pennsylvania Turnpike early Sunday morning, when a loaded bus went out of control on a hill and rolled over, setting off a chain reaction that involved three tractor-trailers and a passenger car. The injured victims, ranging from 7 to 67 years old, are all...

Pranksters charged after home, cars covered in cheese slices

Dec. 17, 2019 11:27 AM EST

GIRARD, Pa. (AP) — A man and two teenage boys who allegedly covered two cars and a home with cheese slices are facing disorderly conduct charges. Pennsylvania State Police say the prank occurred in Girard early Saturday. But it's not clear what motivated it. The names of the three suspects — a...

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 photo, Mike Carpenter, uncle of Greg Longenecker, pauses as he is interviewed by The Associated Press in Reading, Pa. A federal lawsuit accuses Pennsylvania State Police of gross recklessness for using a bulldozer to chase and inadvertently run over and kill Longenecker, who had fled after being caught growing marijuana on public land.  An amended complaint, filed Thursday, Dec. 12 quotes a state police helicopter pilot as expressing shock that a police colleague was using the bulldozer to look for Longenecker, who was hiding in thick brush. Cpl. Edward Stefanides said the bulldozer appeared to be “coming in blind” and that he tried to tell its operator to stop. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)

Suit: Pilot tried to warn before dozer killed pot suspect

Dec. 13, 2019 3:20 PM EST

The family of a marijuana suspect who wound up dead under the treads of a bulldozer commandeered by Pennsylvania State Police has filed an amended lawsuit that raises new questions about the agency's tactics. The family is suing state police, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and others. The suit accuses police of...

Police kill barricaded gunman who shot Pennsylvania trooper

Dec. 11, 2019 9:11 PM EST

A police visit requested by concerned friends of a mentally ill man who hadn't been heard from in weeks turned deadly early Wednesday when state troopers shot and killed him, ending a 14-hour standoff that began when he shot and wounded a trooper. Police said they entered the home of Delos Lowe through an...

Pennsylvania trooper shot and wounded, prompting standoff

Dec. 10, 2019 8:19 PM EST

ELKLAND, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper was shot and wounded Tuesday afternoon at a home in a rural area near the border with New York state, prompting a standoff with the barricaded gunman that lasted into the evening, authorities said. Troopers were conducting a welfare check at the home in...

State police: Abductor of girl, 15, killed by officers

Dec. 2, 2019 2:06 PM EST

NANTICOKE, Pa. (AP) — A man held a teenage girl at knifepoint in a Pennsylvania high school, assaulted responding officers, fled with her in their vehicle and was finally found and killed by authorities who rescued the girl unharmed, police said. State police in Luzerne County said “deadly...