The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

State News

April 18, 2014

5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania

A look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:

IMMIGRANT TEEN GETS FIVE-YEAR SENTENCE FOR HELPING ONLINE TERRORISM PLOTTERS IN U.S.

Mohammad Hassan Khalid was just 15 and had earned a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University after just a few years in the United States, where his family was building a new life after leaving Pakistan. Federal prosecutors say Khalid used his “brilliance and eloquence,” along with his computer and video skills, to help his fellow plotters translate documents and try to recruit westerners to jihad.

NINE FOR IX

The Women’s Law Project has filed discrimination complaints against nine state-owned universities, alleging the schools have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for female students under Title IX.

DEMOCRAT TOM WOLF RELEASES PARTIAL TAX RETURN, SHOWS HE REPORTED $2.2M IN ADJUSTED INCOME

Wolf, who owns a building materials distributor, let reporters view the remainder of his 2013 return at the office of a campaign adviser. Two other Democratic candidates for governor, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz and Katie McGinty, released their entire 2012 returns because they haven’t yet filed 2013 returns. Gov. Tom Corbett and Democrat state Treasurer Rob McCord haven’t released their returns yet.

FOUR BUYERS SUBMIT BIDS FOR PITTSBURGH BLACK ARTS AND CULTURE CENTER

The August Wilson Center honors the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, who grew up in Pittsburgh. A judge recently approved selling off the downtown building to settle a mortgage default and other debts totaling about $10 million. The top bid of $9.5 million came from a developer who has yet to be identified.

FLYERS DOWN ONE IN OPENING ROUND SERIES

The New York Rangers scored two power-play goals within 47 seconds in a 4-1 win over Philadelphia on Thursday night. The second game of the seven-game series is Sunday in New York.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
State News
  • PennDOT pushes ‘Yellow Dot’ vehicle stickers

    It’s the car sticker that could save your life.
    PennDOT’s “Yellow Dot” program has been around for several years, said Daniel Zakraysek, coordinator of the Cambria Allegheny Regional Highway Safety Network.

    July 28, 2014

  • Remembering elephant’s rampage

    The circus elephant paced the landing outside the Jaffa Mosque in Altoona.
    Police formed an uneasy line around the perimeter of the venue’s lawn, rifles at the ready.
    It was a cloudy, cold day in April 1993, and Tyke the elephant had just run around the circus ring, slapped a baboon and burst through a building’s front door, tearing off part of the wall above the door.

    July 28, 2014

  • State briefs 7/29/2014

    July 28, 2014

  • TSA finds gun, ammo in Pittsburgh airport carry-on

    The Transportation Security Administration says it found a pistol and ammunition in man’s carry-on bag as he passed through security at Pittsburgh International Airport.

    July 28, 2014

  • Youth pastor fired, jailed after teen-sex charges

    A youth pastor has been fired by a western Pennsylvania church and jailed on charges he performed sex acts with a 15-year-old girl in their church building.

    July 28, 2014

  • Luksik, Peg Independent hopefuls may widen gubernatorial field

    Just when Pennsylvania voters were getting used to the idea of a gubernatorial election showdown between Republican incumbent Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, other hopefuls may soon be joining the fray. Johnstown resident Peg Luksik, who twice ran for governor as the Constitutional Party nominee, knows what it's like.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Scaife remembered for strong convictions

    At a weekend memorial service, publisher Richard Mellon Scaife was remembered by the archbishop of Washington as someone who had the courage to stand “for things that mattered.”

    July 27, 2014

  • DePasquale Auditor: More Marcellus Shale well inspectors needed

    The state’s 83 well inspectors face a daunting enough challenge keeping tabs on 120,000 active oil and gas wells that have been drilled over the past century.
    But boom times in the Marcellus Shale are bringing online thousands more wells that use a complicated process requiring more careful oversight.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Strained relationship between Corbett, Legislature not new

    Poking and prodding the Legislature to act on pension reform, Gov. Tom Corbett urged lawmakers to shorten their summer break and come back to the Capitol early.
    It’s a modest victory. The House will return to session Aug. 4, instead of the middle of September. And there’s little hint that lawmakers intend to knock themselves out trying to satisfy the governor.

    July 26, 2014

  • Wolf: Wealthy should pay more to cut school taxes

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf would make a centerpiece of his first budget proposal an increase in income taxes on Pennsylvania’s higher-earners to help expand the state’s share of public education funding in exchange for a dollar-for-dollar reduction in local property taxes levied by school boards.

    July 26, 2014

Poll

What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

     View Results
Order Photos


Photo Slideshow

House Ads