Pennsylvania

Michael Rosfeld
Matt Rourke/AP
March 22, 2019 - 12:44 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The defense rested its case Friday in the homicide trial of a white police officer charged with shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager near Pittsburgh, signaling the jury will soon get the case. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld is charged with gunning...
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Gov. Tom Wolf
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Mike DeNardo
March 21, 2019 - 3:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing a $100 million plan to remove lead paint from Philadelphia school buildings, and he's proposing to pay for it through a severance tax on natural gas. The lead paint abatement would be part of Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure...
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Pennsylvania’s auditor general says the Pennsylvania Turnpike is at a crossroads.
Tony Romeo/KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
March 21, 2019 - 2:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania’s auditor general says the news contained in his latest audit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is "about as bad (as he) could possibly give." And he says there could be a major spike in the already high tolls if the Turnpike loses a lawsuit filed by truckers...
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A key state lawmaker says he’s optimistic that the state will prevail in a lawsuit over turnpike toll hikes that have resulted from a funding scheme for mass transit.
Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
March 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A key state lawmaker says he’s optimistic that the state will prevail in a lawsuit over turnpike toll hikes that have resulted from a funding scheme for mass transit. The state transportation secretary has said losing the case could be “catastrophic." The federal...
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Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for a hearing about his appeal on his child sex-abuse conviction, in Bellefonte, Pa.
Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo, File
March 20, 2019 - 5:37 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State will collect hundreds of thousands of dollars left over from the defunct charity for youth founded by convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, settling claims from a threatened civil lawsuit. The university and the state attorney general's office both confirmed...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
March 20, 2019 - 3:53 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf says he will sign a bill heading to his desk that will make it harder for state officials and employees convicted of crimes to keep their state pension. The first bill of the Pennsylvania legislature’s current two-year session set to become law is a...
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Beto O'Rourke
Gene J. Puskar/AP
March 20, 2019 - 8:38 am
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is making an early impression in Pennsylvania, a late-voting state that may yet play a role in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest. An animated O'Rourke spoke Tuesday for 50 minutes to a crowd of hundreds in a Penn State...
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Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh
CNN
March 20, 2019 - 8:11 am
By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor (CNN) — They are bonded by horror, houses of worship attacked by white supremacists. But Rabbi Jeffrey Myers says he is determined not to let hate have the final say. Members of Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue, where a white supremacist killed 11 worshippers...
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A tobacco ban will be going into effect at all Pennsylvania state prisons this summer.
Dreamstime
Paul Kurtz
March 19, 2019 - 4:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A tobacco ban will be going into effect at all Pennsylvania state prisons this summer. Notices have gone out to inmates and staff that July 1 is the date that all state prisons will become tobacco-free. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Susan McNaughton says there...
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Aretha Robinson
Upper Darby Police Department
Ian Bush
March 19, 2019 - 2:51 pm
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A fight over a parking spot at a Wawa in Upper Darby left one woman with a head wound from a tire iron and another woman in jail. Police have just released details of the attack on March 10 at the 69th Street location. Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael...
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