You are browsing the archive for pennsylvania.

Motive sought in slayings of 3; gunman killed

December 25, 2012 in The Daily Republic

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) The shooting of a man who went on a rampage in central Pennsylvania, killing two neighbors and a third person before wounding three state troopers during a gun battle, was a justifiable homicide, authorities ruled Saturday. Continue Reading

Report: Marcellus gas reserves larger than expected

October 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

PITTSBURGH There’s been plenty of debate over the Marcellus Shale natural gas field, but new research adds a twist that could impact political and environmental battles. Two independent financial firms say the Marcellus isn’t just the biggest natural gas field in the country it’s the cheapest place for energy companies to drill. Continue Reading

Judge halts Pennsylvania’s tough new voter ID requirement

October 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) A judge on Tuesday blocked Pennsylvania’s divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a ploy to defeat President Barack Obama and other opponents who said it would prevent the elderly and minorities from voting.
Continue Reading

110-year-old Pa. widow gets big benefits boost because of husband’s WWI service

August 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

A 110-year-old Pennsylvania widow is getting a benefits boost because of her husband’s World War I service. Continue Reading

Farm Aid benefit to put spotlight on agricultural issues in September concert in Hershey, Pa.

July 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The annual Farm Aid benefit concert is coming to Hershey in September as the country’s small and medium-sized farms face a shifting economic landscape, but board member Dave Matthews sees some hopeful signs in the uncertainty. Continue Reading

Experts: Pa. to remain center of gas drilling

June 2, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) Like a runner who’s gotten a big head start in a race, Pennsylvania may be set to dominate natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale region for many years, experts say. Continue Reading

Bobblehead dolls of gun-holding Lincoln assassin Booth pulled from Gettysburg park visitor center shelfs

March 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The dolls of John Wilkes Booth with a handgun, which had sold well, were removed from shelves on Saturday, a day after a reporter for Hanover, Pa.’s The Evening Sun newspaper asked about them, officials said. Continue Reading

Bobblehead dolls of gun-holding Lincoln assassin Booth pulled from Gettysburg park visitor center shelfs

March 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The dolls of John Wilkes Booth with a handgun, which had sold well, were removed from shelves on Saturday, a day after a reporter for Hanover, Pa.’s The Evening Sun newspaper asked about them, officials said. Continue Reading

PSYCH CLINIC DEATH: Pennsylvania woman loses 2 children to fatal shootings, 17 months apart

March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Mary Schaab’s only daughter was fatally shot 17 months ago, so she understood the horror and pain of losing a child, even before a Pennsylvania state trooper knocked at her door late Thursday to tell her the same thing had happened again this time to her son. Continue Reading

Pittsburgh psych clinic shooter had no ID

March 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The man had two semiautomatic pistols when he shot seven people one of whom died and whose name has also yet to be released because the medical examiner’s office had yet to notify his father by this morning. An eighth person was hurt, but officials say that injury was not gunshot-related. The surviving victims are all expected to recover. Continue Reading