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State trooper shoots, kills man during struggle in moving vehicle in Lebanon County

The shooting occurred around 10:40 p.m. Sunday in Union Township, shortly after troopers responded to a report of a man violating a protection from abuse order.

By The Associated Press

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Church bus crash in Schuylkill County sends 30 to hospitals, some critically hurt

A bus carrying midstate high school students and leaders returning from a church retreat crashed in Schuylkill County, injuring more than two dozen people.

By The Associated Press

Prosecutors: Shots fired by state trooper and Maryland deputy at teen mistaken for suspect

It was unclear why the shooting involving the teen was not disclosed until seven months after the incident.

By The Associated Press

How Pa. troopers use sweating, stuttering during traffic stops to launch vehicle searches

Law enforcement across the country pull drivers over for alleged, minor traffic infractions with the intent to look for possible criminal activity. Pennsylvania is no exception.
By Joseph Darius Jaafari/Spotlight PA

Fear of law changes keep gun sales soaring in Pennsylvania

In the first quarter of 2021, the Pennsylvania Instant Check System completed 427,450 background checks. That’s up 40.2 percent from January through March 2020.

By Charles Thompson/PennLive

State to pay $475K to family of pot suspect killed by bulldozer in Berks County

Gregory Longenecker, a 51-year-old short-order cook and Grateful Dead fan, had fled into thick brush after being caught growing 10 marijuana plants on public land near Reading.

By Smart Talk

‘They’re peaceful’: Pa. State Police release dashcam video from I-676 protest tear-gassing

The footage does not appear to otherwise corroborate accounts of violence circulated by Mayor Jim Kenney’s office in justification of the tear-gassing.
By Ryan Briggs/WHYY

Police: Woman shot, killed in Lebanon County after ramming police vehicle

Troopers ordered 42-year-old Charity Thome to get out of her vehicle, but say she refused and continued to accelerate into the police vehicle.
By The Associated Press