Latest Pittsburgh synagogue massacre News

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty

Feb. 11, 2019 1:22 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre pleaded not guilty to hate crimes and dozens of other counts Monday, but his new lawyer — a prominent death penalty litigator who represented one of the Boston Marathon bombers — signaled he might be open to a plea deal....

Wolf calls for tougher gun laws after synagogue shooting

Jan. 29, 2019 6:00 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With family members of gun violence victims by his side, Gov. Tom Wolf renewed his call Tuesday for lawmakers to toughen Pennsylvania's gun laws, now three months after a truck driver walked into a Pittsburgh synagogue and fatally shot 11 people. The anti-gun violence rally with Wolf...

Hate crimes charged in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre case

Jan. 29, 2019 3:48 PM EST

A man accused of opening fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October , killing 11 people and wounding seven others, was indicted Tuesday on additional counts that include allegations of hate crimes. A federal grand jury added 19 charges to the 44 counts previously levied against Robert Bowers, 46, of Baldwin,...

Victims of mass shootings at church, synagogue meet

Jan. 21, 2019 1:49 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Members of a congregation from a Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 died in a mass shooting by an anti-Semitic gunman last fall have traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, to worship with members of the church where nine black worshippers died in 2015 at the hands of a white...

Rabbi who survived massacre to speak at Wolf's inauguration

Jan. 7, 2019 4:28 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A rabbi who was leading services the morning a gunman killed 11 people inside a Pittsburgh synagogue will give the invocation next week at Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's second inaugural ceremony. Wolf's inaugural committee said Monday that Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of the Tree of Life...

Synagogue massacre, clergy abuse top Pennsylvania stories

Dec. 25, 2018 9:36 AM EST

An anti-Semite with a cache of weapons visits terror upon a Pittsburgh synagogue. Grand jurors savage the Catholic Church, rekindling a global crisis over clergy abuse. In the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, Bill Cosby is convicted of sexual assault and, a few months later, enters prison. These were...