IT'S ALL OVER BUT THE ARGUING
Jurors in the campaign corruption trial of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin will hear closing today. Then they must decide whether she's guilty of using state-paid Senate and court staffers to run her political campaigns when she was a lower court judge.
FIRST ARREST MADE, INVESTIGATION ONGOING INTO ABDUCTION OF 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL FROM PHILADELPHIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LAST MONTH
A 19-year-old daycare worker has been charged in the Jan. 14 kidnapping, though her attorney says she had "no involvement" in the crime. Police say the girl was kidnapped when someone posing as her mother, clothed in a Muslim veil and other garb, picked up the girl at school that day.
MAN GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER IN MENTALLY DISABLED WOMAN'S TORTURE DEATH
Now the same western Pennsylvania jury that convicted 26-year-old Ricky Smyrnes must return next week to decide whether he gets the death penalty or life in prison. The victim, 30-year-old Jennifer Daugherty of Mount Pleasant, was beaten, humiliated and abused by a group of people, including one already serving a life sentence and another on death row.
VOTER IDENTIFICATION CARDS CAN STAY IN WALLETS FOR THE MAY PRIMARY
Lawyers representing the Corbett administration and plaintiffs challenging the constitutionality of the voter ID law have agreed to suspend its enforcement until the Commonwealth Court holds a July 15 trial on the law's legality.
NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL—CURRENT GOV. TOM CORBETT—BROKE THE LAW WITH PROPOSED $3.5 BILLION DEAL TO PRIVATIZE PENNSYLVANIA LOTTERY
Kathleen Kane says state law doesn't allow the governor to privatize the operation or management of the lottery, nor does it allow the expansion of gambling that the contract would permit.