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School piano repairman guilty in child sex sting
A piano repairman has pleaded guilty to seeking sex from an officer posing as a 14-year-old girl, using the Internet connection of a western Pennsylvania charter school where he worked.
1 dead, 2 wounded at public housing complex
Authorities say three people were shot at a public housing complex in western Pennsylvania and one of the victims died.
Train derailment near Williamsport spills coal; no injuries
Authorities say a train derailment in central Pennsylvania spilled coal from four cars, but caused no reported injuries.
Rock attack shows motorists’ vulnerability
As 52-year-old middle school teacher Sharon Budd recovers at a central Pennsylvania hospital after being injured by a rock thrown at the vehicle in which she was riding, some may wonder whether they face the same risk.
The answer is yes.
- Local and state briefs 7/21/2014
Pitt tuition increasing
Tuition at the University of Pittsburgh, already the highest for in-state students among public universities in the United States, is about to go up under a nearly $2 billion budget approved by the trustees.
Deal puts on hold new gas leases on state land
The Corbett administration and an environmental group said Friday they struck a deal that will prevent a loss of funding for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources while the group’s lawsuit seeking to stop natural gas drilling in state-owned parks and forests goes forward.
Man appeals term for torture killing
A man who received the shortest sentence among six people in the torture killing of a mentally disabled Pennsylvania woman appealed the term
- Local and state briefs 7/19/2014
Pennsylvania’s labor force shows big drop in June
Pennsylvania is reporting its second-largest monthly decline on record in the size of the labor force.
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