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Online list IDs water wells harmed by drilling

August 29, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Six years into a natural gas boom, Pennsylvania has for the first time released details of 248 cases in which companies prospecting for oil or gas were found by state regulators... more »»

 
 
 
Pa. releases list of wells impacted by drilling

August 28, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Six years into a natural gas boom, Pennsylvania has for the first time released details of 248 cases where oil or gas drilling and related activities ruined private drinking... more »»

Pa. man pleads guilty to child pornography charge

August 28, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man who acknowledged producing child pornography faces a minimum of 15 years in prison when he's sentenced early next yea. more »»

Fire chief charged with theft must repay $45K

August 28, 2014

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — The chief of a volunteer fire department in northeastern Pennsylvania will repay the agency more than $45,000 to help settle theft allegations. more »»

Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid

August 28, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. more »»

US approves Pennsylvania Medicaid plan

August 28, 2014

A half-a-million low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get access to federally funded health insurance.

Gov. Tom Corbett's administration and the U.S. more »»

W. Pa. ice cream shop owner guilty of child abuse

August 28, 2014

MCCANDLESS, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania ice cream store owner has been convicted of sexually abusing two girls.

A jury of six men and six women on Thursday found 62-year-old David F. more »»

Pittsburgh man claims $87 million lottery jackpot

August 28, 2014

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh retiree has claimed an $87 million prize in the Mega Millions game. more »»

Judge: Retry or free man in 1982 slaying at clinic

August 28, 2014

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered prosecutors to retry or free a Pennsylvania prisoner convicted 30 years ago of killing a man at a veterinarian hospital with his cat.

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Ruling affects Illinois cancer cluster case

August 28, 2014

MCCOLLUM LAKE, Ill. (AP) — A Pennsylvania court ruling means a lawsuit can go forward accusing a chemical company of dumping toxins in Illinois, causing a deadly cancer cluster. more »»

W. Pa. township sued over gas drilling

August 28, 2014

PULASKI, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania couple is suing their township, claiming that supervisors improperly approved natural gas drilling in a residential area. more »»

Judge orders retrial in 1982 NE Pa. murder case

August 28, 2014

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered prosecutors in northeastern Pennsylvania to either retry a man in a three-decade-old murder case or release him. more »»

Pa. man gets 35 years in murder-for-hire plot case

August 28, 2014

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced in federal court to 35 years in what authorities called an unsuccessful murder-for-hire plo. more »»

Here to see, Jefferson's Philadelphia papers

August 28, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the summer of 1776, as 33-year-old Thomas Jefferson was writing the first draft of what became the Declaration of Independence, he solicited the thoughts of some colleagues. more »»

Officials: Drilling wastewater tainted Pa. water

August 28, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The state Department of Environmental Protection has officially determined that drinking water at a third residence is contaminated by WPX Appalachia LLC's leaky Marcellus Shale... more »»

Judge defends life term in youth murder case

August 28, 2014

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania judge is defending his decision to impose a life term again on a defendant convicted of killing another teenager when he was 14 years old. more »»

York Dispatch editor leaving for Lancaster papers

August 28, 2014

The editor of The York Dispatch is leaving the newspaper after a year of major changes to become print editor for Lancaster Newspapers Inc. more »»

Judge defends life term in Pa. youth murder case

August 28, 2014

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania judge is defending his decision to impose a life term on a defendant convicted of having killed another teenager when he was 14 years old. more »»

Dismissal of charges sought in Pa. teen's death

August 28, 2014

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania prosecutor is arguing that there is sufficient evidence for a former Philadelphia man to be convicted in the shooting death of a teenager last fall. more »»

Rocket launch from Wallops Island tests new tech

August 28, 2014

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets. more »»

 
 

 

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