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Pennsylvania News: DOL Cites Pennsylvania Youth Healthcare Operators for Exposing Employees to Workplace Violence Hazards

SCHNECKSVILLE, PA – The U.S. Department of Labor‘s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited KidsPeace Inc. for exposing employees to workplace violence hazards at two behavioral and mental health facilities in Orefield, Pennsylvania.  The company faces proposed penalties totaling $29,010. OSHA inspectors investigated KidsPeace Children’s Hospital Inc. and KidsPeace National Centers of North … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: DOL Cites Pennsylvania Youth Healthcare Operators for Exposing Employees to Workplace Violence Hazards

Diocese holds forgiveness mass in wake of grand jury report

HARRISBURG, Pa — As the Vatican expresses “shame and sorrow” over a searing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children, a bishop who is named in the report is holding a Mass for the Forgiveness. The Harrisburg Diocese says Friday’s mass at the Cathedral Church of Saint Patrick is part of … Continue reading Diocese holds forgiveness mass in wake of grand jury report

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. | Nervous? Not Japan’s big bats chasing Little League repeat

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — People in the Japanese city of Kawaguchi have long memories. They still recall the last time a team from this town north of Tokyo made it to the Little League World Series, ultimately losing to Georgia in the 2006 final. Manager Hiroyuki Takahashi says fans back home tell him not to … Continue reading SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. | Nervous? Not Japan’s big bats chasing Little League repeat

HARRISBURG, Pa | Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

HARRISBURG, Pa — A grand jury report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania says church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they’d fielded at least one complaint about him sexually abusing a boy. The ex-priest, Edward Ganster, went on to work at … Continue reading HARRISBURG, Pa | Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

HARRISBURG, Pa | Oral sex, then holy water: Report documents abuse by priests

HARRISBURG, Pa — A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she’d had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy’s mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused … Continue reading HARRISBURG, Pa | Oral sex, then holy water: Report documents abuse by priests

HARRISBURG, Pa | Report identifies more than 1,000 victims of priest abuse

HARRISBURG, Pa — More than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released Tuesday. The grand jury said it believes the “real number” of abused … Continue reading HARRISBURG, Pa | Report identifies more than 1,000 victims of priest abuse

HARRISBURG, Pa. | The Latest: Report identifies over 300 ‘predator priests’

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Latest on a grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses (all times local): 2:25 p.m. A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims. The grand jury report released Tuesday says that number comes from records in six … Continue reading HARRISBURG, Pa. | The Latest: Report identifies over 300 ‘predator priests’

HARRISBURG, Pa. | Pennsylvania Catholic church abuse report to be released

HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Time is ticking down to a court-ordered deadline Tuesday afternoon to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses. A state Supreme Court order issued last month set a timetable to publicly release a redacted version of … Continue reading HARRISBURG, Pa. | Pennsylvania Catholic church abuse report to be released

HORSHAM, Pa | Calls for action on toxics White House called “PR nightmare”

HORSHAM, Pa— Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets, firefighting foam and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz, at 76, rattles around his house alone at night, thinking about the water his family unknowingly drank for years that was … Continue reading HORSHAM, Pa | Calls for action on toxics White House called “PR nightmare”

HARRISBURG, Pa | Diocese names 71 accused of child sex abuse, blames bishops

HARRISBURG, Pa— A Roman Catholic diocese on Wednesday identified 71 priests and other members of the church who had been accused of child sex abuse and said it was holding accountable the bishops who led the church for the past 70 years, announcing their names will be stripped from all church properties. At a news … Continue reading HARRISBURG, Pa | Diocese names 71 accused of child sex abuse, blames bishops

BELLEFONTE, Pa | Penn State frat member gets house arrest over pledge death

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State fraternity member who plied a pledge with vodka the night he was fatally injured in a series of falls avoided jail time Tuesday when a judge sentenced him to three months of house arrest. Ryan Burke, who had pleaded guilty to four counts of hazing and five alcohol … Continue reading BELLEFONTE, Pa | Penn State frat member gets house arrest over pledge death

NORRISTOWN, Pa | Cosby fighting classification as sexually violent predator

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby’s lawyers are challenging the legality of the process under which a Pennsylvania board recommended he be classified as a sexually violent predator. They also claimed in a court filing last week that the state’s recently revised sex offender registry law is unconstitutional and should not be applied retroactively. The 81-year-old … Continue reading NORRISTOWN, Pa | Cosby fighting classification as sexually violent predator

LEWISBUG, Pa | Bucknell drops references to Moonves in wake of allegations

LEWISBUG, Pa. — Bucknell University has removed references on its website to alumnus and CBS chief executive Les Moonves amid sexual harassment allegations against him. The New Yorker magazine published the allegations from several women Friday. PennLive.com reports Bucknell President John Bravman said in a letter to the university community that the school “will not … Continue reading LEWISBUG, Pa | Bucknell drops references to Moonves in wake of allegations

HERSHEY, Pa. | Hersheypark reopens after flooding causes 1-day shutdown

HERSHEY, Pa. — Heavy rain and flash flooding made it appear a river of chocolate was running through the middle of Hersheypark. The Pennsylvania amusement park reopened Tuesday after it and ZooAmerica closed due to flooding on Monday. Three days of rain in the central and eastern part of the state caused Spring Creek, which … Continue reading HERSHEY, Pa. | Hersheypark reopens after flooding causes 1-day shutdown

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

HARRISBURG, Pa | Court orders records unsealed in Penn State officials’ case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday ordered the release of documents sealed in the criminal case against former Penn State administrators over their handling of child sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The three-judge Superior Court panel’s unanimous decision concerned many of the more than 200 records … Continue reading HARRISBURG, Pa | Court orders records unsealed in Penn State officials’ case

LONG POND, Pa | Truex pulls away on final restart to win at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. pulled away off a restart with seven laps left to win the NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday and thrust himself back into the championship picture. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick had turned the season into a two-driver show, winning nine of the first 13 … Continue reading LONG POND, Pa | Truex pulls away on final restart to win at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa | Busch has few mountains left to climb in NASCAR career

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch spent the week in New York City with his family, hitting the town and taking in the sights like any other tourist. His wife wore a Yankees cap as they caught a baseball game and the couple attended a theater production of “Sleep No More.” The outings seemed … Continue reading LONG POND, Pa | Busch has few mountains left to climb in NASCAR career

CHESTER, Pa. | Sargent latest teenager to make US soccer debut

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Josh Sargent’s parents were in the stands along with a bunch of friends. Three months after his 18th birthday, the red-haired forward became the latest teenager to debut for a transforming U.S. national team. “It’s going very fast, to be honest, so I haven’t really had a lot of time to … Continue reading CHESTER, Pa. | Sargent latest teenager to make US soccer debut

HARRISBURG, Pa. | Liberal tilt in some primaries a sign of Democratic fervor

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Primary election season is still young, but the liberal wing of the Democratic party is already celebrating. Democratic primary voters have chosen decidedly liberal candidates in several closely watched congressional primary elections, a sign that the left is driving much of Democrats’ enthusiasm and may be winning the tug of war … Continue reading HARRISBURG, Pa. | Liberal tilt in some primaries a sign of Democratic fervor

DOYLESTOWN, Pa | 1 of 2 cousins pleads guilty to killing, burying 4 men

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — One of two cousins has pleaded guilty to murder charges in the gruesome killings of four young men whose bodies were found buried on a suburban Philadelphia farm. Cosmo DiNardo faces life in prison under the terms of the deal reached Wednesday. His cousin, Sean Kratz, is expected to plead guilty … Continue reading DOYLESTOWN, Pa | 1 of 2 cousins pleads guilty to killing, burying 4 men

Voters cast ballots in 4 states; in Pa., redrawn map in play

Tuesday’s primary elections will begin to settle swing state Pennsylvania’s chaotic congressional landscape after a court fight ended with redrawn districts just three months ago. Pennsylvania primary voters will also decide the fate of President Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. Senate. Idaho voters are set to pick their Republican gubernatorial nominee, while heavily Republican Nebraska … Continue reading Voters cast ballots in 4 states; in Pa., redrawn map in play