HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania State Police is graduating one of its larger classes, and it might be because of an effort to get prospective cadets accustomed beforehand to what 27...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a state Transportation Department employee stole a disability parking placard from work, and an investigation found other PennDOT employees...
A 20-year-old man entered a home's unlocked front door, snatched a 4-year-old girl from her bed and bound and stuffed her into a wooden trunk at his grandparents' house, telling police he'd been...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a recent distracted driving enforcement project with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project resulted in more than 1,600 citations for...
EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The fourth person sought in the slaying of a Pennsylvania grandfather has been captured in Virginia.
Pennsylvania state police say Devin Cunningham was arrested...
Woman is freed from pipe at closed power plant
CARMICHAELS, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police are investigating how a woman became trapped in a drainpipe at a closed power plant.
Authorities uncover massive drug shipment at city port
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal agents seized a massive amount of drugs from a shipping container at the Port of Philadelphia.
A U.S. Customs & Border Protection official confirmed that multiple...
Police sued over bulldozer death of pot suspect
Pennsylvania State Police acted recklessly when troopers used a bulldozer to pursue a Grateful Dead fan caught growing marijuana on public land, killing him when he wound up under the machine's...
POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police say officers shot and wounded a man who allegedly waved a gun at them.
The shooting in Pottsville occurred around 1 a.m. Friday. Authorities...
3rd time a charm? Wolf’s police fee plan gets new attention
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The latest effort by Gov. Tom Wolf to impose a fee on municipalities that rely on state troopers, instead of a local police force, is generating new conversations, if not an...
Man shot and wounded by troopers now being held without bail
CRESCO, Pa. (AP) — A man shot and wounded by Pennsylvania state police has been released from the hospital but will remain jailed without bail.
Numerous new counts for man shot and wounded by troopers
CRESCO, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police say a wanted man who was shot and wounded after he allegedly drove toward troopers as they tried to arrest him is now facing several new...
Pennsylvania state troopers shoot, wound man during arrest
CRESCO, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police shot and wounded a man after he allegedly drove into a police vehicle as troopers tried to arrest him.
The shooting occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday at a home in Paradise.
Authorities say the man was being sought by law enforcement, though it's not clear why. Troopers learned he was at the residence, and when they arrived they found him in a van.
Police: Armed man enters school, steals truck before arrest
JONESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a man who ran through an elementary school armed with a gun before fleeing, stealing a vehicle and running over a Jonestown employee has been taken into custody.
State police adopt policy on dealing with foreign nationals
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police have adopted a new policy to govern troopers' interaction with foreign nationals, after criticism the officers were acting as an informal arm of immigration enforcement.
‘Games of skill’ popping up, but are they legal?
HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — Games of skills are popping up in convenience stores, gas stations and malls throughout the Hazleton area.
Players feed the machines cash, place bets on the selected game and win — and lose — money, but it's not considered gambling. The courts ruled that these adult games have an element of skill, rather than chance, with the player controlling the outcome. Chance is one of three elements needed to be considered gambling.
Police officer goes undercover as Uber driver for pot bust
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say they had an officer pose as an Uber driver to arrest a man who left a two-pound package of marijuana inside a ride-sharing vehicle.
Police: Naked driver who fled officers is charged with DUI
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Authorities say a naked man who led law enforcement on a chase through Delaware and Pennsylvania has been charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
DNA, fingerprints lead to arrest in 1999 kidnapping
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say DNA and fingerprints helped lead to an arrest in the kidnapping of a Pennsylvania girl nearly 20 years ago.
Pennsylvania State Police on Thursday provided more details about the investigation that led to the arrest of 50-year-old Timothy Nelson in Cumberland, Maryland, on Tuesday.
Employee at private school facing sex solicitation charges
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — An employee of a private Rhode Island school for special needs children has been charged with soliciting an underage girl on the internet for sex.
Police say 32-year-old Douglas Marcel was arrested Tuesday after local authorities were tipped off by Pennsylvania State Police.
Authorities say Marcel engaged in communications last month with a person he believed to be the 14-year-old girl and the conversation "quickly became sexually explicit."
Lindsay Lohan’s stepmom accused of trying to commandeer bus
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say the stepmother of actress Lindsay Lohan tried to commandeer an occupied bus and attacked its driver on Christmas Day.
Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday they arrested 36-year-old Kate Major Lohan of Boca Raton, Florida, and charged her with driving under the influence, disorderly conduct, harassment and public drunkenness.
Trooper wounded in 2014 ambush shooting has leg amputated
A Pennsylvania state police trooper who was shot in a 2014 ambush has had his right leg amputated below the knee.
Trooper Alex Douglass underwent the surgery this week at a New York City hospital.
His friend Earl Granville said Friday that Douglass had been having some medical complications with his leg and decided to have it amputated to improve his quality of life.
Police: Game warden attacked and disarmed by 2 men
POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a game warden was attacked by two men who stole his gun and the suspects are now in custody.
Court documents say 57-year-old Wade Michael Winemiller and 57-year-old Thomas Earl Kelly Jr. have been charged with felony assault and related offenses. Police say the pair allegedly beat and stomped state Game Commission Deputy Warden David Fidler and stole his firearm on Saturday.
Police officer faces charges in shooting of handcuffed man
SPRING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police officials say they have charged a police officer who says he meant to use his stun gun when he shot a handcuffed man in the leg.
State police filed charges against Southwestern Regional Police Officer Stuart Harrison on Friday — six months after the shooting at a bank in Spring Grove.
Police to disband in town where teen was killed as he fled
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The town where an unarmed teenager was shot and killed by an officer is disbanding its police department, and Pennsylvania State Police will provide police services there starting this weekend.
Police: Uber driver charged with raping unconscious woman
LANSDALE, Pa. (AP) — Police say an Uber driver has been charged with raping a passenger he picked up at a casino and who became unconscious in the car.
Ahmed Elgaafary, of Lansdale, faces multiple offenses, including rape, sexual assault and indecent assault of an unconscious person.
Police reviewing use of helicopter over Penn St. tailgaters
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania State Police say they regret any damage that occurred last weekend when one of their helicopters flew low over a tailgating crowd before the Penn State-Ohio State game, sending tents and other items flying.
The agency released a statement Thursday that says it's "fully cooperating" with an investigation of the incident by the Federal Aviation Administration, and is doing its own review of what occurred.
3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified
MASONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The wife of a gunman killed after he opened fire at a Pennsylvania municipal building Wednesday said in a social media post that she was OK but did not say whether she had been injured in the shooting.
Crystal Dowdell, 39, posted on her Facebook account that she was fine late Wednesday and that police had taken her phone as evidence. Pennsylvania state police confirmed Thursday that Patrick Dowdell, 61, was the deceased gunman.
The Latest: Wife of gunman says she’s OK after shooting
MASONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Pennsylvania court building (all times local):
The wife of a gunman who opened fire at a Pennsylvania municipal building says she is OK and that police had taken her phone as evidence.
Thirty-nine-year-old Crystal Dowdell made the post on her Facebook page late Wednesday but did not say whether she had been injured in the shooting. Pennsylvania state police confirmed the gunmen killed was her husband, 61-year-old Patrick Dowdell.
Trooper suspended in alleged assault on trooper fiance
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police have suspended a trooper charged with assaulting her fiance, who is also a state trooper.
State police say 26-year-old Rhiannon Trate was suspended without pay following her arrest Sept. 13.
State police shoot, fatally wound armed man making threats
RENFREW, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police say troopers shot and fatally wounded a man armed with a rifle who was making threats to himself, neighbors and police.
The shooting occurred shortly before noon Tuesday when law enforcement officers responded to a mental health call at a home near Renfrew. Troopers tried to talk with 73-year-old Walter Weimann on the phone, but they say he refused to cooperate.
State troopers making schools visits part of daily routine
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police troopers are now under orders to visit schools and colleges every shift in areas where they are the primary police force.
Gov. Tom Wolf's administration made the announcement Tuesday, citing findings from a school safety task force set up in the wake of February's high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Wolf's administration says school officials requested a stronger police presence.
Police: Pickup truck vandalized school athletic fields
GLEN MILLS, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a person who they say vandalized a middle school's athletic fields.
KYW-TV reports the incident happened around 3 a.m. Sunday at Garnet Valley Middle School. Authorities say surveillance video shows a pickup truck "turfing" the middle school grounds.
Dashcam video shows man shooting officer
DA: Police justified in chasing drug suspect with bulldozer
A marijuana suspect who was crushed by a bulldozer that police were using to look for him had likely tried hiding under the machine as he sought to avoid capture, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Gregory Longenecker, 51, was fleeing Pennsylvania State Police when the bulldozer ran over him in dense brush, said Berks County District Attorney John Adams. The coroner's office ruled Longenecker's July 9 death an accident, and Adams determined that state police acted reasonably in their search.
State police: Trooper shoots, kills man in street encounter
GIRARD, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police say a trooper shot and killed man during a brief street encounter.
Troopers had responded to a suspicious person call in Girard around 5 p.m. Thursday when they encountered the 36-year-old man. A trooper shot the man a short time later and he was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Authorities have not released the man's name or provided further details about the shooting, citing the ongoing investigation.
Prosecutors release video of harrowing roadside shootout
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Newly public dash camera video shows a harrowing shootout between a man pulled over for speeding and two Pennsylvania state police troopers.
The Morning Call of Allentown on Thursday posted the recording of the November roadside battle that left an officer badly hurt with wounds to his neck, shoulder and thigh.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State officials say they've successfully stopped a company that makes 3D downloadable guns from making them internet-accessible in Pennsylvania and from uploading new files.
Attorney Gen. Josh Shapiro says Texas-based Defense Distributed agreed to block Pennsylvania users after an emergency hearing Sunday in federal court in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Traffic is moving again after a crash had brought vehicles along southbound Interstate 95 in Northeast Philadelphia to a standstill.
Pennsylvania State Police remain on the scene Sunday morning between Pennsylvania Route 63 West-Woodhaven Road and Academy Road-Linden Avenue.
Traffic was backed up for one mile before police opened one lane just before 8 a.m. Details of the crash that involved at least two vehicles were not immediately available.
BRECKNOCK, Pa. (AP) — A New York City man who was in a vehicle that overturned on the Pennsylvania Turnpike was killed after he got out of the vehicle and it was hit by a passing tractor-trailer.
Pennsylvania state police say the crash occurred around 2:20 a.m. Thursday in the westbound lanes in Brecknock.
The 25-year-old Brooklyn resident and two other people safely got out of the vehicle when it overturned. A commercial vehicle and another car stopped at the scene to assist.
UNION, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a man who shot at a car carrying his two children during a domestic dispute has been charged.
Police: Man killed ex, new boyfriend, then himself
LAKEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a man showed up at his ex-girlfriend's house in the Poconos to confront her and her new boyfriend when he opened fire, killing the couple and then himself.
Troopers tell WNEP-TV the shooter was 60-year-old William Rowen. They say they were called to the Lakeville home in Wayne County around 8 p.m. Tuesday after neighbors heard gunshots.
SOUTH WHITEHALL, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police say a Delaware man driving a stolen car led troopers on a 20-mile chase and rammed a police vehicle before he was finally captured.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania State Police says troopers are now wearing body cameras in a pilot program that's to last through the end of 2018.
Acting Commissioner Robert Evanchick said Tuesday that patrol troopers in Troop B in Uniontown, Troop J in Avondale and Troop T in Somerset are trained and wearing the cameras on duty.
Evanchick says the program will help the department ensure it is prepared for wider use of the cameras.
NORTH MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man shot and wounded by a homeowner after he broke into a residence and tried to set it on fire is now facing numerous charges.
Pennsylvania state police say Michael Miller was charged Monday with burglary, arson and related offenses. It's not known if he's retained an attorney.
EAST COCALICO, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania state police trooper was justified when he fired seven times at an armed man during a lengthy pursuit involving a stolen vehicle earlier this year.
The March 8 pursuit began when 43-year-old William Long allegedly sped away from a traffic stop in Denver.
Free-Roaming Peacocks Hold Up Philly Traffic
WYOMING, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police are searching the home of a borough's former mayor.
Authorities were at the home of Bob Boyer on Friday morning, the former mayor of Wyoming, just outside Wilkes-Barre (WILKS'-ba-ree).
WNEP-TV reports agents removed a hard drive and a laptop from the home.
Boyer says he'll comment once police leave the scene.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper accidentally shot by a firearms instructor can go forward with her lawsuit against the instructor after the Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear the case.
The case stems from the September 2014 shooting death of 26-year-old David Kedra. Kedra was attending firearms training when he was accidentally shot by instructor Richard Schroeter.