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Judge upholds suit over Pa. Marine’s missing heart
The family of a Marine whose body came back from Greece without his heart can pursue negligence claims against the United States, a federal judge in Philadelphia ruled. However, the judge found that Greek officials and the Athens hospital where the autopsy was performed are immune from the Pennsylvania family’s lawsuit.
Budget bills signed by Corbett get legal scrutiny
Budget legislation signed last week by Gov. Tom Corbett is the subject of intense legal scrutiny.
2 dead in Beaver County house explosion
Authorities say a man and woman were killed in an early morning house explosion in a rural area of western Pennsylvania.
Corbett takes battle over pension bill to public
Gov. Tom Corbett is plunging into a public fight for legislation to curb rising public employee pension costs, using both the resources of his campaign and his official office to broadcast his warning of rising school property taxes and further pressure on classroom funding.
Jet skier missing in Allegheny River
Emergency crews have been searching for a man missing since he fell off a jet ski on the Allegheny River over the weekend.
FBI’s Dark Knight of the Web
J. Keith Mularski’s world has expanded greatly since he stopped selling discount furniture to join the FBI in 1998. Especially since he transferred from Washington, D.C., in 2005 to fill a vacancy in the Pittsburgh field office’s cyber squad – which he now heads.
- Local and state briefs 7/14/2014
Corbett's climate stance draws fire, pulls money to governor’s race
When new clean air rules came out in June targeting emissions at coal power plants, the Corbett campaign tried to link Democrat Tom Wolf to the Obama Administration policies.
That kind of politicizing of energy policy might come back to haunt the governor in the fall.
Defense lawyer challenges warrants in cyanide case
Attorneys for a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher accused of killing his neurologist wife with cyanide are challenging search warrants and subpoenas that prosecutors used to gather computer evidence in the case.
- Local and state briefs 7/11/2014
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