Senate vote puts victims' rights amendment before voters

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters will decide whether to enumerate victims' rights in the state constitution, a proposal likely to appear on the November ballot. The state S...

Man says he abused 16 to 18, now wants identity shielded

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man who told a grand jury investigating child sex abuse that he had victimized 16 to 18 people, but who couldn't be prosecuted because the cases were too old, is now seeking t...

State to appeal tossed conviction of Penn State ex-leader

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's attorney general will appeal a federal judge's decision to vacate the child-endangerment conviction of former Penn State President Graham Spanier. ...

Judge throws out ex-Penn State president's conviction

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out former Penn State President Graham Spanier's child-endangerment conviction, less than a day before he was due to turn himself in to jail. ...

Penn St. ex-president's case in US court as jail term looms

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge will consider ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier's argument that his conviction should be thrown out, a week before he's due to report to jail. ...

Court sides with Philly over same-sex parents in foster care

A federal appeals court says Philadelphia city government can require that contractor Catholic Social Services does not keep same-sex couples out of its foster care program. The 3rd ...

Man charged with killing wife last seen 4 decades ago

A man was charged Thursday with killing his wife nearly 40 years ago and plotting to murder a suburban Philadelphia police sergeant who investigated the case in the 1980s. William W....

Pennsylvania House OKs new child sex abuse reporting rules

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives moved Wednesday to toughen penalties for people who do not report suspicions about repeated child sexual abuse and make it explicit tha...

Judge orders former Penn St. president Spanier to jail May 1

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge is giving former Penn State president Graham Spanier three weeks to report to jail and start serving a sentence imposed over his handling of a complaint about Jerry Sand...

Victims of Pittsburgh synagogue massacre honored in Capitol

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An event in the Pennsylvania Capitol is commemorating the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue attack that killed 11 people last year. The unusual joint session...

Teen's mom on cop's acquittal: 'Hope that man never sleeps'

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer is expressing anger and sadness over a jury's decision to acquit, and Pittsburgh braced for protests a ...

Penn State to collect $733K from Sandusky's defunct charity

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 ...

Jury to be picked for police killing of unarmed black teen

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jury selection begins Tuesday in a Harrisburg courtroom in the case of a white police officer accused of shooting to death an unarmed black teen in western Pennsylvania last sum...

Dinosaur tracks make fresh impression at Valley Forge park

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — The national park on the site where George Washington and the struggling Continental Army endured a tough winter during the American Revolution boasts a new feature that's a c...

Deal near in civil rights lawsuits over prison mail policy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania prison officials said Friday they were close to settling two federal lawsuits over how the system processes mail sent to inmates by their lawyers. ...