Stories tagged: "courts"


In this image made by tilting and shifting the lens, a Department of Justice logo is shown on a podium during a news conference about Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, in Philadelphia. Federal prosecutors say drug maker will plead guilty to charges it marketed an epilepsy medicine for unapproved uses and pay more than $400 million in civil and criminal penalties. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Jacqueline Romero Nominated as New US Attorney for Eastern District

If confirmed, Romero would be the first woman of color to lead the eastern district of Pennsylvania.

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2019, file photos shows an AmerisourceBergen Corp. office building in Conshohocken, Pa.  A $26 billion settlement between the three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and thousands of states and municipalities that sued over the toll of the opioid crisis is certainly significant, but it is far from tying a neat bow on the tangle of still unresolved lawsuits surrounding the epidemic. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Here’s How Much PA Counties Will Receive From the Opioid Settlement

All 67 counties have signed on to receive a portion of the $1.07 billion Pennsylvania is slated to receive from the opioid settlement agreement.

Cambria County Courthouse in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. (Getty Images)
Police: 2 Teens Arrested Might Have Planned School Shooting

A 17-year-old Conemaugh Township youth and a 16-year-old Upper Yoder Township youth were charged in Cambria County with conspiracy to commit terrorism and aggravated assault.

Then-state Rep. Margo Davidson during a debate on the 2019-20 budget. (Courtesy of Pennsylvania House of Representatives)
Ex-Delaware County Lawmaker Pleads Guilty in Double-Dipping Reimbursements Case

The attorney general's office accused Margo Davidson, a Democrat, of getting reimbursed for hotel stays, parking, tolls and gas by both her campaign and by the House from 2015 to 2019, and for putting in for reimbursements for hotel stays that never actually occurred.

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GOP Candidate for PA Court Seat Concedes After Recount

With counties wrapping up their recount Tuesday, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge Lori Dumas led former state Senate GOP lawyer Drew Crompton by about 21,000 votes.

Sabrina Werley works with her 4th grade students in a math support class at Cumru Elementary School in Cumru Twp., April 14, 2021. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Court Throws Out Pennsylvania School Mask Mandate, Wolf Administration Plans Appeal

The judges said Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam's mandate did not comply with the state's laws about reviewing and approving regulations and was adopted without an existing disaster emergency declared by the governor.

Joanne G. Van Saun (Office of Attorney General via AP)
Former Luzerne County Child Welfare Head Pleads Guilty in Backlog Case

The case involves reports of children who came to school hungry, a child burned in the face when their mother threw a cigarette out a car window, an adult telling children to kill themselves, and a 100-pound child still using a diaper.