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HARRISBURG, Pa | Court seeks input on secrecy of sex abuse grand jury report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A lengthy report into allegations of sexual abuse and related cover-ups within Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic churches remained on hold Monday, as the state’s highest court gave those who wanted to keep the grand jury report under wraps three days to weigh in. The state Supreme Court, through its filing office, told … Continue reading HARRISBURG, Pa | Court seeks input on secrecy of sex abuse grand jury report

HARRISBURG, Pa | Prosecutor to press court to release church abuse report

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s highest court is being pressed to publicly release a major grand jury report on allegations of child sexual abuse and cover-ups in six of the state’s Roman Catholic dioceses. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro will ask the court to swiftly decide lingering legal issues before it, his office said Friday. He … Continue reading HARRISBURG, Pa | Prosecutor to press court to release church abuse report

HARRISBURG, Pa | Former Penn State president Spanier loses criminal appeal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An appeals court is upholding a misdemeanor child endangerment conviction against former Penn State president Graham Spanier over his handling of a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy in the football team locker room. A Superior Court majority on Tuesday rejected Spanier’s claims too much time had passed … Continue reading HARRISBURG, Pa | Former Penn State president Spanier loses criminal appeal

SWISSVALE, Pa | Mourners: Black teen killed by police more than a hashtag

SWISSVALE, Pa. (AP) — Classmates and community members on Monday honored Antwon Rose Jr. as a dynamic and determined young man who deserves to be remembered as more than just the latest hashtag given to unarmed black men killed by police, while vowing to continue pushing for justice. The funeral for Rose was held in … Continue reading SWISSVALE, Pa | Mourners: Black teen killed by police more than a hashtag

SWISSVALE, Pa | Mourners seek justice in teen’s fatal shooting by police

SWISSVALE, Pa. (AP) — Mourners displayed signs reading “Justice for Antwon” and “#SayHisName” in the funeral procession Monday for a black Pennsylvania teenager fatally shot by a white police officer as he fled a traffic stop a week ago. The funeral for 17-year-old Antwon Rose was held in a school in the district he attended … Continue reading SWISSVALE, Pa | Mourners seek justice in teen’s fatal shooting by police

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Opposition candidates in Turkey fear vote fraud

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Two main candidates posing a tough challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections have cast their votes and vowed vigilance amid fears of possible fraud. Erdogan and his ruling party are … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Opposition candidates in Turkey fear vote fraud

HARRISBURG, Pa | Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson’s

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Monday that he was diagnosed 3½ years ago with Parkinson’s disease, but said he believes that treatment has stopped the progression of the disease and he has maintained his quality of life. The 74-year-old Rendell made the announcement at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia with officials … Continue reading HARRISBURG, Pa | Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson’s

MANHEIM, Pa. | Family-owned energy company closes amid fraud reports

MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) — A family-owned Pennsylvania energy company has abruptly shut down as it faces a potential fraud involving tens of millions of dollars after the brief disappearance of its CEO. Worley & Obetz, based in Manheim, closed its doors Monday after 72 years in the residential heating oil, propane and HVAC business, leaving … Continue reading MANHEIM, Pa. | Family-owned energy company closes amid fraud reports