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EPA: Waste incinerator released dangerous toxins into air

May 15, 2015

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (AP) — A hazardous-waste incinerator in Ohio released dangerous toxins into the air over the past four years, exposing those nearby to chemicals that can cause cancer,... more »»

Penn State says College of Engineering hit in cyberattacks

May 15, 2015

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State University says it was the victim of a cyberattack in which hackers stole usernames and passwords issued by its College of Engineering. more »»

Caretaker charged in death of 92-year-old man

May 15, 2015

TOBYHANNA, Pa. (AP) — A caretaker in northeastern Pennsylvania has been charged with killing her 92-year-old ward.

Police charged 56-year-old Judith Marc of Tobyanna with homicide in the Dec. more »»

Wreckage is removed from Amtrak crash site

May 15, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The last wrecked railcars from the deadly Amtrak accident were removed Friday as investigators tried to figure out why the train sped up from 70 mph to over 100 mph in the... more »»

Police: New Jersey man pushes wife to death in Pennsylvania

May 15, 2015

SHOHOLA, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a New Jersey man killed his wife by pushing her off a 100-foot cliff in the Pocono Mountains.

The Times-Tribune of Scranton (http://bit. more »»

The Latest on Amtrak crash: Midshipman laid to rest

May 15, 2015

10:30 a.m.

The commanding officer of a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman killed in this week's Amtrak derailment says he was "a phenomenal young man."

Capt. more »»

Pittsburgh police commander new George Washington U. chief

May 15, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police major crimes Cmdr. RaShall Brackney has been named the new police chief at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. more »»

Repairs continue at site of Amtrak derailment

May 15, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak is working to restore Northeast Corridor rail service between New York City and Philadelphia. But service is expected to remain suspended through Monday. more »»

Amtrak CEO: Railroad takes 'full responsibility' for crash

May 15, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As federal investigators try to find out why an Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia sped up in the last minute before it derailed, the railroad's top official said it... more »»

Dems pushing votes for dead councilwoman still on ballot

May 15, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Supporters of a Democratic Allegheny County councilwoman who died earlier this month are still touting her in next week's primary as a tribute to her — and a rebuke to County... more »»

EPA says Ohio incinerator released dangerous toxins into air

May 15, 2015

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says a hazardous-waste incinerator in eastern Ohio released dangerous toxins into the air over the past four years, exposing those... more »»

5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania

May 15, 2015

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday. more »»

DA: Police not to blame for man's suicide after stun gun use

May 15, 2015

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A district attorney says two police officers did nothing wrong when they sued a stun gun on Pennsylvania man who shot himself in the head when electrically shocked. more »»

The Latest on Amtrak crash: Last 2 mangled cars removed

May 15, 2015

8:25 a.m.

The last wrecked cars from a deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia have been pulled from the scene. more »»

Fran Fisher, broadcaster for Penn St. football, dies at 91

May 15, 2015

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Fran Fisher, who broadcast Penn State football games on the radio for many years, has died. He was 91. more »»

Softball coach facing underage drinking charges now fired

May 15, 2015

PALMYRA, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania high school softball coach facing criminal charges that she played drinking games with students and belittled those who wouldn't drink has been fired. more »»

Woman faces sentencing for school abduction, sexual assault

May 15, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sentencing was expected for a former day care worker convicted of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal. more »»

Judge: Man can't retract guilty plea for girl's rotten teeth

May 15, 2015

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ruled that an eastern Pennsylvania father who authorities say let his daughter's teeth rot so badly her life was endangered can't withdraw his guilty ple. more »»

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