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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
Corbett signs budget, vetoes legislative funding
Gov. Tom Corbett signed the state budget 10 days late on Thursday and used his line-item veto to strike $65 million from the General Assembly’s own appropriation, urging a renewed effort to cut public-sector pensions for newly hired teachers and state workers.
Pennsylvania woman drowns while trying to save son in Lake Erie
Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman has drowned in Lake Erie while attempting to save her 9-year-old son and his friend after high winds blew the boys’ inner tube into deep waters.
Police: Substitute teacher had sex with 2 students
A substitute English teacher at a western Pennsylvania high school has been charged with having sex with two 18-year-old students days before they graduated.
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