PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The company that makes OxyContin did not stop pitching the powerful opioid painkiller to doctors even when its sales representatives raised concerns that they were prescribing...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania's lawsuit against Purdue Pharma (all times local):
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office says sales representatives for...
Treatment firm accused of exploiting addicts, insurers
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania attorney general's office charged the co-founder and former executives of an addiction treatment firm Monday and accused them of profiting off addicts by...
Pittsburgh water authority charged criminally over lead
Pittsburgh's water and sewer authority was charged criminally Friday over allegations that it mishandled a lead pipe replacement program and put more than 150 households at elevated risk of lead poisoning.
Former Pennsylvania court clerk charged with stealing bail
JIM THORPE, Pa. (AP) — A former county official has been charged by the Pennsylvania attorney general's office with stealing bail money and court fees.
Former Carbon County Clerk of Courts William McGinley was charged with theft, tampering with public records and other crimes related to $43,000 in missing bail and fingerprint fees.
The 60-year-old McGinley abruptly resigned from his position in May. Court records do not show an attorney for McGinley, who was released on bail Friday.
Pediatrician admits to assaulting dozens of young patients
Nearly two decades after Pennsylvania state regulators let him off the hook, a former pediatrician admitted in court Thursday that he sexually assaulted 31 children, most of them patients.
Dr. Johnnie Barto of Johnstown pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two family members and admitted to sexually assaulting more than two dozen patients.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a Pennsylvania state university administrator fired over alleged sexual misconduct with students (all times local):
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office says it's no longer seeking to force three former state university students who say they were sexually abused by a high-ranking administrator to pay $10,000 in court costs.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — House Republican committee chairmen want the Pennsylvania attorney general's office to look into the circumstances surrounding unauthorized changes to the state government website that fields requests for birth and death records.
The four chairmen wrote Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro Thursday, asking for an investigation to ensure personal information wasn't breached.
Penn State Hazing Death Second Prelim Starts Today: Where The Cases Stand Now
It's been more than a year since 19-year-old Timothy Piazza died from injuries sustained at a Beta Theta Pi bid acceptance event at the fraternity house on Penn State's campus. The first preliminary hearing for fraternity brothers charged in connection to his death dragged out over the course of the summer of 2017. The first prelim ended with the most serious charges of felony aggravated assault and involuntary manslaughter, among others, being dismissed by District Judge Allen Sinclair. Then...
State to handle prosecution of 3 in homicide case
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania attorney general's office will be handling the prosecution of three men in the death of a man shot from a car.
First Assistant District Attorney Heath Long told The (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat (http://bit.ly/2rZLFYa ) that state prosecutors will take over the Cambria County case to avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state court is dismissing the Pennsylvania attorney general's office lawsuit accusing the nursing home operator of failing to meet residents' most basic human needs in some homes.
A Commonwealth Court panel threw out the case, saying the state's complaints about Golden Living centers either lacked specifics or targeted marketing materials that aren't tantamount to false advertising.
Pennsylvania AG settles with law firm over email review bill
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania attorney general's office said Wednesday that it settled a dispute with a Washington, D.C., law firm over its bill for reviewing explicit and objectionable emails on state-owned computers.
The agency will pay an additional $1.4 million to BuckleySandler, about $400,000 less than it said the firm had sought. That's on top of about $380,000 already paid to BuckleySandler.
Pennsylvania attorney general takes over prison abuse probe
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania attorney general's office has taken over an investigation into claims of sexual abuse of inmates at the Lackawanna County Prison in Scranton.
District Attorney Shane Scanlon tells The (Scranton) Times-Tribune (http://bit.ly/2i1YIRX ) he referred the case to the attorney general after determining his office had a potential conflict interest.
Pennsylvania resists paying lawyers’ bill for email report
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania attorney general's office is resisting paying the bill from outside lawyers who investigated the swapping of sexually explicit and offensive material for years through office email by employees.
A spokesman for Attorney General Bruce Beemer said Thursday the office is trying to negotiate an "acceptable settlement." The spokesman says the office has paid $385,000, while the Buckley Sandler law firm is seeking approximately $1.5 million more.
Attorney general’s office to issue report on explicit emails
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A report from a law firm reviewing explicit and objectionable emails recovered from computers in the Pennsylvania attorney general's office will be released next week, a spokesman for the AG's office said Thursday.
A team led by former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler was hired nearly a year ago to comb through millions of emails and report what they found.
APNewsBreak: Feds asked to probe abuse claims at university
Four men who unsuccessfully sued a former Pennsylvania university administrator over allegations he sexually abused them are now asking for a federal civil rights investigation into their claim that state and local authorities botched a criminal probe of the case.
AG sues home builder over weather-resistant issues
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office has sued a suburban Philadelphia-based home builder, alleging it misrepresented to several customers that new homes were weather-resistant.
The suit was filed Thursday in Montgomery County Court against the Plymouth Meeting-based Cutler Group. The lawsuit accuses the developer of failing to install stucco and other weather-resistant materials, resulting in excessive water damage to some homes.
AG tells staff he won’t be releasing lewd email report soon
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The man currently running the Pennsylvania attorney general's office is telling employees he won't be releasing a report into the exchange of lewd and objectionable emails in the near future.
Acting Attorney General Bruce Castor told the agency's employees Friday the report is on hold at least until there's a procedure for people named in the report to make "informed responses."
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office has accused a Philadelphia lobbyist of illegally charging expenses to a state grant program meant to help welfare recipients land jobs.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/29SwzhK ) 62-year-old Melonease Shaw has been charged with theft, deceptive business practices and tampering with public records.
The case was filed last month and centers on her...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania attorney general's office has dismissed its investigation of a fight involving Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy in a Philadelphia nightclub that left two off-duty police officers injured.
Solicitor General Bruce Castor said in April that he decided to review the case after getting a request from the president of the police union in Philadelphia. District Attorney Seth Williams had earlier said he wouldn't charge McCoy. He said...