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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Feb. 19, 2020 4:58 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Moving primary logical Altoona Mirror Feb. 18 Pennsylvania is one-third of the way to becoming a more prominent player in the presidential primary nominating process, albeit not until 2024 at the earliest. The Keystone State must...

Mother ordered to trial in deaths of 2 young children

Feb. 12, 2020 5:39 PM EST

READING, Pa. (AP) — A mother has been ordered to stand trial on murder charges in the deaths two young children found hanging in an eastern Pennsylvania basement last fall. A Berks County district judge made the ruling Wednesday after hearing almost four hours of testimony in the case of 37-year-old Lisa...

Prosecutors: Owner of shuttered organic dairy ran $60M fraud

Jan. 31, 2020 4:08 PM EST

READING, Pa. (AP) — The owner of an award-winning organic dairy in Pennsylvania that abruptly closed its doors last fall is accused of milking investors to the tune of nearly $60 million. Philip Riehl, the majority owner of Trickling Springs Creamery, ran a long-running fraud scheme that preyed on hundreds...

More charges announced in gang drug, sex trafficking case

Jan. 22, 2020 1:18 PM EST

READING, Pa. (AP) — Federal authorities have announced more charges in an investigation of what they call a violent drug gang that engaged in sex trafficking, attempted murder and murder in eastern Pennsylvania. U.S. Attorney William McSwain said the racketeering conspiracy and other charges against 13...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 15, 2020 5:34 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Take wait, see approach on state budget Altoona Mirror Jan. 12 For the past two fiscal years, Pennsylvania taxpayers have had cause for cautious optimism about the Keystone State’s financial condition for the short and...