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Former Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane sent to treatment after probation violation

Kathleen Kane was sentenced to two months to a year of jail on the probation violation, but was given credit for time already served and was scheduled to be paroled directly to a residential treatment center for alcohol use.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidates scrambling before the primary

The last full day of campaigning in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested primaries for governor and U.S. Senate began Monday with a top Senate candidate in the hospital and establishment Republicans trying to stave off victories by candidates they worry will be unelectable in the fall.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press and Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Updated: May 6, 2022 | 3:12 pm

Protective order against Pennsylvania lieutenant governor candidate tossed

Teddy Daniels, a Republican candidate for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor appeared in court Friday on accusations made by his wife that he had been persistently verbally abusive, stalking her at work and keeping her away from family.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Candidate in Pennsylvania primary hit with protective order

Teddy Daniels, a candidate in next month’s Republican primary for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor was ordered this week to stay away from his home after his wife made claims of physical and mental abuse in obtaining a protective order.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press and Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Philadelphia to end mask mandate, days after reinstating it

The city had become the first major U.S. city to reinstate its indoor mask mandate, but faced fierce blowback as well as a legal effort to get the mandate thrown out.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Judge orders FBI to produce records on Civil War gold hunt in Pennsylvania

The FBI has long insisted its March 2018 dig in Elk County came up empty.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Pennsylvania Senate candidate McCormick earned $22M as hedge fund CEO

Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Dave McCormick earned more than $22 million last year as CEO of the world’s largest hedge fund.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

The Lebanon County district attorney confirms city police gunshots are what killed a man after he opened fire on law enforcement

A man who broke into his stepfather’s house opened fire on responding police officers, killing one and wounding two other officers was killed by police.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Pennsylvania State Police settle profiling, immigration suit

Pennsylvania State Police settled a federal lawsuit alleging that troopers routinely and improperly tried to enforce federal immigration law by pulling over Hispanic motorists

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Treasure hunters: Did FBI destroy video of Civil War gold?

Finders Keepers said in a court filing Friday that the FBI initially said its records of the dig included 17 video files. Now, the government claims there are only four videos.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press
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