COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's building standards board is cautioning schools against buying or installing barricade devices meant to stop active shooters until rules are developed for use of the devices. The board says that while a change in state law now allows for such devices, not all of them may comply with the rules which are due by March. The board alerted schools and colleges to the rule process in a Wednesday letter obtained by The Associated ...
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) - Bluefield Police Chief Dennis Dillow says he disabled a banker robber's rifle during a gunfight by "the grace of God." Dillow tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (http://bit.ly/1Ez9VUy ) that the first shot he fired hit the AK-47's slide-action mechanism, which caused it to jam. Dillow says 33-year-old Cedrick Maurice Williams of Bluefield fired at him and other officers on Tuesday after Williams robbed one downtown ...
Pennsylvania gambling regulators are rejecting a second bid by a northeastern Pennsylvania billionaire to do business with the casino that he founded but relinquished in a deal to drop perjury charges.
A man who pleaded guilty in the shooting death of his brother-in-law during a family party over the Labor Day weekend last year has been sentenced to 10 to 32 years in prison.
A judge's order has halted plans by teachers in a northeastern Pennsylvania school district to strike on the first day of school.
West Virginia State Police say the Wayne County Board of Education's website was hacked on Wednesday.
Authorities say a man wanted in the shooting death of a mother of two in central Pennsylvania over the weekend has been arrested.
Former state senator Jane Orie has filed a federal habeas corpus appeal of her campaign corruption and forgery conviction and resulting prison sentence.
A judge has temporarily blocked gender-reassignment surgery for a transgender woman from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, while he considers her parents' request she be declared incompetent.
A Pennsylvania man has been cited by New Jersey environmental officials in the death of a seagull on an Ocean City beach.
The Archdiocese of New York has unveiled the large wooden armchair that's been built for Pope Francis when he celebrates Mass at Madison Square Garden.
Wednesday night four presenters with big ideas will showcase their plans to reinvent downtown Wheeling.The Show of Hands is a community-supported event, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Capitol Theater ballroom. The event features food, presentations and music. Only four projects are chosen to present for each Show of Hands event. After the projects are presented, guests in attendance vote.Guests are asked to give a minimum $5.00 donation at the door, which supports the winning project. O...
Bluefield Police Chief Dennis Dillow says he disabled a banker robber's rifle during a gunfight by "the grace of God."
The Wayne County Board of Education's website appears to have been hacked by an organization claiming to be members of the Islamic State.
The body of a man reported missing last month has been found in a northwestern Pennsylvania pond, but authorities still aren't sure how he died.
Secretary of State John Kerry is bringing the Obama administration's campaign for public and congressional support for the Iran nuclear deal to Philadelphia.
U.S. Postal Inspectors and police have been investigating five suspicious packages addressed to women that were intercepted at a post office in the Pittsburgh suburbs.
By The Associated Press A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
Two women are facing charges for allegedly staging a "fight club" among children at a day care center in Cranford, New Jersey.According to investigators, two former day care workers Erica Kenny, 22, of Cranford, and Chanese White, 28, of Roselle, encouraged preschoolers and kindergartners to fight each other on the playground last month.According to prosecutors, a Snapchat video showed about a dozen children shoving each other to the ground and trying to hit each other. Both ...
A central Pennsylvania man jailed on charges he fatally shot his wife is claiming self-defense, although the district attorney says physical evidence doesn't support that claim.