Spiked wine and spy glasses: Bucks County couple charged with secretly filming drunken woman

Pennsylvania 10/10/18, 10:32

By StaffIn text messages to his girlfriend, Lawrence Weinstein was insistent.“Get her [to] drink faster,” he texted Kelly Drucker last October, referring to a female acquaintance she was having dinner with at a restaurant in Bucks County.Continue reading on Philly.comhttp://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/spiked-wine-and-spy-glasses-bucks-county-couple-charged-with-secretly-filming-drunken-woman-20181010.htmlSource: The Associated Press

Students quiz Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates

Pennsylvania 10/10/18, 09:48

Pennsylvania students who wanted to know how the state's gubernatorial candidates would address school safety and funding have gotten a chance to ask them.Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf poses for photographs with students during a gubernatorial forum in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Fourth and fifth graders from across Pennsylvania submitted ...

FACT CHECK: Wolf wrong that report backs execution halt

Pennsylvania 10/09/18, 16:26

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has twice claimed recently that a state Senate report released this summer recommended continuing his moratorium on the death penalty.The Democratic governor, who has called Pennsylvania's death penalty system "ineffective, unjust and expensive," instituted the moratorium shortly after taking office in 2015, fulfilling a campaign promise. ...

Treasure hunters challenge FBI over dig for legendary gold

Pennsylvania 10/08/18, 22:57

Surrounded by dozens of stone-faced FBI agents on a frigid winter's day, Dennis and Kem Parada stared down at the empty hole and knew something wasn't right.The father-son duo spent years combing this bit of Pennsylvania wilderness with high-end metal detectors, drills and other tools to prospect for a fabled ...

Garbage truck barrels into police station; no injuries

U.S. 10/08/18, 16:35

Authorities say a driverless garbage truck barreled down a western Pennsylvania hill and rammed into a police station, damaging the building and police cars. No injuries were reported.Capt. David Rutter of Uniontown police said his car was demolished in the accident shortly before 9:30 a.m. Monday. He estimated damage at ...

Crash of pickup, tractor-trailer kills 2 in pickup

U.S. 10/07/18, 12:21

Authorities say a crash involving a tractor trailer and a pickup truck in the Poconos in eastern Pennsylvania has claimed the lives of two people.Police say the crash happened at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Route 715 in Pocono Township.The Monroe County coroner's office said 47-year-old pickup driver Richard Rascona ...

Candidates’ Musical Chairs To Determine Seats

U.S. 10/06/18, 01:09

You can tell we live in interesting times by looking at two upcoming regional elections. In the 8th and 9th Congressional District races, you have Republican candidates moving from one place to another to bolster their runs and remaining quite competitive. Former Wall Street banker John Chrin, the Republican 8th ...

Prisons say changes after guards fell ill have cut smuggling

Pennsylvania 10/05/18, 12:23

Pennsylvania prison officials say they are seeing positive results from changes to mail and visiting policies meant to address a slew of incidents in recent months that caused dozens of corrections officers and other employees to seek medical help for suspected exposure to synthetic marijuana.The agency says cases of suspected ...

Investigators want to fine utility $2M for fatal house blast

Pennsylvania 10/05/18, 06:26

Pennsylvania investigators are asking to impose a $2.1 million fine on a utility company, alleging violations relating to a gas explosion that leveled a house and killed a utility worker last year.The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement filed a complaint against UGI Utilities on Thursday. It ...

More Charges Filed In Firebombing Of Children And Youth Building

U.S. 10/05/18, 00:47

A federal grand jury this week indicted a Plains Twp. man on additional charges related to a firebombing at the Wilkes-Barre office of Luzerne County Children and Youth Services last year.Philip W. Finn Jr., 48, already faced charges of stalking, making threatening interstate communications and causing malicious damage to federal ...

Pennsylvania receives state grants for school safety

U.S. 10/05/18, 00:24

A state senator from western Pennsylvania says there will be $154,000 in state grants going toward improving safety in local schools.Democratic Sen. Jim Brewster, of McKeesport, says the funding will help hire additional security personnel and purchase security related equipment. The Tribune-Review reports the statewide grants were announced Thursday by ...

How to find your polling place in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware

Pennsylvania 10/04/18, 16:12

By StaffThe midterm election is Nov. 6.If you’re planning on voting in-person in the midterm election, use the information below to find your polling place and to plan what time you should head over.Continue reading on Philly.comhttp://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/polling-places-locations-where-to-vote-pennsylvania-new-jersey-delaware-20181004.htmlSource: The Associated Press

Police reviewing use of helicopter over Penn St. tailgaters

U.S. 10/04/18, 12:58

The Pennsylvania State Police say they regret any damage that occurred last weekend when one of their helicopters flew low over a tailgating crowd before the Penn State-Ohio State game, sending tents and other items flying.The agency released a statement Thursday that says it's "fully cooperating" with an investigation of ...

Attorneys ask to overturn parole denial for 2 MOVE members

Pennsylvania 10/04/18, 12:42

Attorneys for two members of the radical group MOVE are asking a federal judge to overturn the denial of their parole requests.The habeas petition filed this week claims the Pennsylvania parole board's decision to deny parole in May for Janet Africa and Janine Africa was arbitrary and violated their due ...

Authorities: Man sent letters before car blast that killed 3

U.S. 10/04/18, 05:35

Investigators are expected to reveal the cause of a car explosion in Allentown, Pennsylvania, that killed three people, including a father and his toddler son.Officials with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are holding a news conference Thursday with prosecutors and Allentown police. They're expected to discuss ...

Hatfield delays decision on backyard bees

Pennsylvania 10/03/18, 22:57

By StaffAfter a marathon, two-hour discussion Wednesday night, Hatfield’s Borough Council decided to delay voting on a regulation on beekeeping within its borders.The five-member council said it was delaying the decision due to questions about the wording in the proposed ordinance. The council planned to take action on the proposed ...

Cemetery case puts property rights issue before high court

Pennsylvania 10/03/18, 20:41

Rose Mary Knick makes no bones about it. She doesn't buy that there are bodies buried on her eastern Pennsylvania farmland, and she doesn't want people strolling onto her property to visit what her town says is a small cemetery.Six years ago, however, Knick's town passed an ordinance that requires ...