A 69-year-old priest from the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese is in custody facing federal charges that he engaged in illicit sexual conduct with children in Honduras and for possession of child pornography. The attorney for the Rev.
Altoona Mirror, Fri, Sep 26 2014 @ 12:37 AM
Young people in rural Pennsylvania can buy heroin more easily than a bottle of wine and getting high with the opiate can be cheaper than buying a six pack of beer, according to an investigative report released on Tuesday . Overdose deaths have climbed steadily since 1990, when drug deaths in rural areas of the state were at one per 100,000 population.
Las Vegas Review Journal, Thu, Sep 25 2014 @ 12:37 AM
A 68-year-old black great-grandfather was shot to death after a slow-speed chase as he parked in his own driveway, AP wrote. The shooting was by a 25-year-old white police officer identified as North Augusta Public Safety Officer Justin Craven.
PennLive.com, Tue, Sep 30 2014 @ 12:11 PM
The words uttered in court by a U.S. magistrate judge about a Catholic priest in Johnstown, Pa., known for his charity but no charged with traveling to Honduras for sex with children during missionary trips were chilling: "What you're describing is Jekyll and Hyde, Father Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," Judge Keith Pesto said, before noting he can't let "Jekyll go free and detain Mr. Hyde."
PennLive.com, Tue, Sep 30 2014 @ 07:49 AM
A western Pennsylvania priest accused of traveling to Honduras to engage in sex with children while promoting missionary work with the poor there has been arrested by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The Rev.
The York Daily Record, Thu, Sep 25 2014 @ 05:24 PM
Police say four people are in custody in the death of a man whose body was found in a burned-out car in in south-central Pennsylvania last week. The Tribune-Democrat reports that police in Bedford County have identified the victim as 36-year-old James Deneen Jr. of Hyndman.
ABC 27, Sat, Sep 27 2014 @ 03:00 AM
Gov. Tom Corbett was joined yesterday by Senator Dominic Pileggi on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus to sign into law life-saving legislation that will help to reverse heroin overdoses in Pennsylvania. At the event, Corbett also approved recommendations from a working group established in May that will improve the state's response to the growing heroin and opoid addiction and overdose crisis.
GantDaily.com, Wed, Oct 1 2014 @ 05:45 AM
Gov. Corbett signed legislation Tuesday that is intended to reduce drug overdose deaths - Pennsylvania's rate is seventh highest in the nation, and rising - by increasing the likelihood that police will be asked to help and will be able to administer lifesaving medication. Nearly 2,300 Pennsylvania deaths were caused by drug overdoses in 2011, many of them due to opioids such as heroin purchased on the street, and pills like OxyContin or Vicodin that may have started as legitimate painkiller prescriptions.
Philly.com, Wed, Oct 1 2014 @ 12:35 AM