Congressmen Ask DOJ to Investigate Water Utility Hack, Warning It Could Happen Anywhere

[ad_1] HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Three members of Congress have asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate how foreign hackers breached a water authority near Pittsburgh, prompting the nation’s top cyberdefense agency to warn other water and sewage-treatment utilities that they may be vulnerable. In a letter released Thursday, U.S. Sens. John Fetterman and Bob … Read more

Casino Workers Seethe as Smoking Ban Bill Is Delayed Yet Again in New Jersey Legislature

[ad_1] TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill to end smoking in Atlantic City’s casinos that appeared headed for its first vote Thursday was delayed yet again when Democratic lawmakers said they did not have enough votes to advance it. They also said they would listen to alternatives proposed by the casino industry including enclosed smoking … Read more

Man Charged With Shooting 3 Palestinian College Students Accused of Harassing Ex-Girlfriend in 2019

[ad_1] Jason J. Eaton’s ex called police in Dewitt, New York, a town near Syracuse, in 2019 saying she had received numerous text messages, emails and phone calls that were sexual in nature but not threatening from Eaton, and wanted him to stop contacting her, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. … Read more

Charges Dismissed Against 3 Emergency Management Supervisors in 2020 Death

[ad_1] WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge has dismissed all charges against three western Pennsylvania emergency management supervisors who had been accused of obstructing an investigation into an emergency dispatcher accused of failing to send an ambulance to the rural home of a woman who died of internal bleeding about a day later. Senior Judge … Read more

Man Who Wounded 14 in Pennsylvania Elementary School With Machete Dies in Prison 22 Years Later

[ad_1] HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man imprisoned since 2001 for attacking educators and students in a Pennsylvania elementary school with a machete, wounding 14, has died in prison. William Stankewicz died Monday, Pennsylvania prison officials said. He was 78. Stankewicz was found unresponsive in his cell at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas, the … Read more

Man Pleads to 3rd-Degree Murder, Gets 24 to 40 Years in 2016 Slaying of 81-Year-Old Store Owner

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the shooting death of a south Philadelphia corner store owner on Christmas Eve nearly seven years ago. Maurice Green, 38, was sentenced to serve from 24 to 40 years in state prison last week on the murder charge and a related gun … Read more

Republican Ex-Federal Prosecutor in Philadelphia to Run for Pennsylvania Attorney General

[ad_1] HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former federal prosecutor Katayoun “Kat” Copeland will run for attorney general of Pennsylvania in 2024, she said this week. Copeland, a Republican, recently left her job in the U.S. attorney’s office in Philadelphia ahead of announcing her candidacy for attorney general, the state’s top law enforcement official. The office has … Read more

Daryl Hall Is Suing John Oates Over Plan to Sell Stake in Joint Venture. A Judge Has Paused the Sale

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Daryl Hall has sued his longtime music partner John Oates, arguing that his plan to sell off his share of a joint venture would violate the terms of a business agreement the Hall & Oates duo had forged. The move quickly prompted a judge to temporarily block the sale while … Read more

Pennsylvania Woman Sentenced in DUI Crash That Killed 2 Troopers and a Pedestrian

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to decades in prison after pleading guilty to driving under the influence and then striking and killing two state troopers and a pedestrian on an interstate in Philadelphia last year. Jayana Webb, 23, of Eagleville pleaded guilty Wednesday in a Philadelphia courtroom to three counts each … Read more

Police Say 2 Dead and 5 Wounded in Philadelphia Shooting That May Be Drug-Related

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A shooting in Philadelphia killed two men and wounded five others Tuesday night and police said the violence may have been drug-related. Reports of shots being fired sent police to Fairhill Street in North Philadelphia at about 8:30 p.m., where they found four wounded men on the ground, interim Police Commissioner … Read more