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Updated: November 18, 2019 | 5:53 pm

Pennsylvania families demand investigation into rare cancers

The families of young people diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer have confronted Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf over what they called his administration’s insufficient response to a health crisis they blame on pollution from the shale gas industry.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Bacteria that killed 3 infants at Geisinger Medical Center traced to equipment

Geisinger Medical Center in Danville said the process it was using to prepare donor breast milk led to the deadly outbreak in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Ponzi schemer ‘King Perry’ pleads guilty in Pa.; had lived lavishly

Perry Santillo masterminded a long-running investment scam that collected more than $115 million from 1,000 investors.
By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Judge tosses Pittsburgh gun laws passed after Tree of Life Synagogue shooting

The ordinances would have restricted military-style weapons like the AR-15 rifle.
By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Updated: October 24, 2019 | 5:20 pm

Pennsylvania told to produce documents about mystery FBI dig

A father and son who believe they found a legendary cache of buried Civil War-era gold have been fighting for access to government documents about a 2018 FBI dig at the remote Pennsylvania site.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Suit: Hospital mishandled infection that killed 3 babies

The parents of a newborn who died in a Pennsylvania hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit allege in a lawsuit that hospital officials failed to protect their son from a lethal bacterial infection that had already killed two other premature babies.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

‘Gross’: Lanternflies causing big bug problem for some in Pennsylvania

Lanternflies threaten $18 billion worth of Pennsylvania agriculture, including tree fruit, timber, hops and grapes.
By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

In era of legal pot, can police search cars based on odor?

"It's becoming more difficult to say, 'I smell marijuana, I can search the car.' It's not always an automatic thing,"
By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Updated: August 29, 2019 | 3:27 pm

Lawsuits allege abuse, cover-up in Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton

The four plaintiffs are believed to be the first to take advantage of a recent Pennsylvania appeals court ruling that could make it easier for some victims of abuse to overcome the state’s statute of limitations and pursue civil claims.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Mysterious death in Dauphin County Prison has family seeking answers

"This family's been kept in the dark. If it turns out there was abuse that contributed to his death, then they want justice."
By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press
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