Pennsylvania

Lawyers for Eric Frein, on death row for fatally shooting Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson II and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass in Sept. 2014, were scheduled to argue before the state Supreme Court on Thursday.
AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File
May 18, 2018 - 9:52 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court peppered a defense lawyer and a prosecutor with questions Thursday about the police interrogation of a man later convicted of killing one state trooper and wounding another to act out his anti-government beliefs. Eric Frein, 35, on death row for...
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Pennsylvania Turnpike tunnel
Mark Abrams
May 02, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A preliminary report from federal investigators probing a fatal accident that killed a truck driver in the Lehigh Tunnel along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in February identifies a possible cause for the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary...
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File photo of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.
Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Tony Romeo
May 02, 2018 - 2:12 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has set Nov. 6 -- general election day -- as the date for a special election to fill the 7th Congressional District seat vacated by Republican Pat Meehan. The winner of the special election will represent the current 7th district for...
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Bill Cosby
AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File
May 02, 2018 - 11:39 am
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale is rescinding the honorary degree it awarded Bill Cosby, joining numerous other universities in revoking honors following the comedian's sexual assault conviction. Yale announced Tuesday that the university's board of trustees had voted to rescind the honorary degree it...
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Jim and Evelyn Piazza stand by as Centre County, Pa., prosecutors discuss an investigation into the death of their son Timothy Piazza
Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP, File
May 02, 2018 - 11:30 am
By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge's illness is delaying a hearing for members of a Penn State fraternity charged after the FBI recovered security camera footage from a basement bar area the night a pledge was fatally injured. Twelve members of the shuttered Beta...
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro stands with Timothy Piazza's parents
Tony Romeo-KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
May 01, 2018 - 12:53 pm
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he’ll pursue a new legal theory in an effort to prosecute Penn State frat members involved in a fatal hazing incident last year. Shapiro is seeking to reinstate certain charges -- including involuntary manslaughter -- against five former fraternity...
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Golf Generic
April 29, 2018 - 9:32 am
By Nicole Chavez, CNN (CNN) -- A Pennsylvania state senator is calling for an investigation after a group of African American women said a golf course called the cops on them because they were golfing too slow. "We have to deal with situations like this too frequently," State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes...
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro
Pat Loeb
April 22, 2018 - 2:30 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- The state attorney general says after a review, there will be changes to the list of states whose concealed carry permits for firearms are recognized by Pennsylvania. Concealed carry permits issued by Virginia will, in few weeks, no longer be recognized in...
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School Strike
Tony Romeo
April 22, 2018 - 2:30 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- The state Senate Education Committee has held hearings on school strikes in Pennsylvania and ways to limit them and their impacts. The Senate Education Committee chairman says one possible alternative is binding arbitration. But Jeffrey Sultanik, chairman of Fox...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
Tony Romeo
April 18, 2018 - 4:55 pm
The Pennsylvania Senate has passed a bill that would, for the first time, make repeated convictions for DUI a felony offense. The bill, approved overwhelmingly by the Senate, is sponsored by suburban Philadelphia Republican John Rafferty. “Pennsylvania is still one of only four states that does not...
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