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Recent articles by Michael:

Gas driller pleads no contest to polluting 'Gasland' town's water

Under a plea deal, Coterra agreed to pay $16.29 million to connect the residents’ homes to a clean source of water and pay their water bills for the next 75 → Read More

Public utility to pipe water to residents of 'Gasland' town

Dimock became notorious in the early days of the state’s drilling and fracking boom after residents were filmed lighting their tap water on fire in the Emmy Award-winning 2010 documentary → Read More

PennDOT sued over ditch at issue in fatal motorcycle wreck

The victim had no warning and no chance to avoid the ditch, her family says. → Read More

PennDOT sued over ditch at issue in fatal motorcycle crash in Schuylkill County

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation dug a ditch and didn’t tell anyone, and it cost a motorcyclist her life, the victim’s family says in a new civil lawsuit against PennDOT. → Read More

PennDOT sued over ditch in fatal motorcycle wreck

Residents said PennDOT knew about the hazard — which worsened over time — but did nothing to fix it. → Read More

Police: 11 employees of Plainville Farms charged with abuse at Pa. turkey farms

State Police on Thursday reported that 11 employees of Plainville Farms have been charged with animal cruelty at turkey farms in the area, including Cumberland County. → Read More

Suit: Care home resident died with paper jammed in windpipe

The mother of a woman with cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities is suing the Philadelphia care home where her daughter lived for 40 years. Cheryl Yewdall died five days after → Read More

Suit: Care home resident died with paper jammed in windpipe

The mother of a woman with cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities is suing the Philadelphia care home where her daughter lived for 40 years → Read More

Care home resident dies with cleaning wipe jammed down her windpipe, lawsuit says

Cheryl Yewdall spent most of her life at a Philadelphia care home for people with developmental disabilities. It was there, on Jan. 26, that the 50-year-old was → Read More

Workers at 14 Pennsylvania nursing homes go on strike

About 700 unionized workers walked off the job in a dispute over pay, benefits and staffing levels. → Read More

Workers at 14 Pennsylvania nursing homes go on strike

Workers from 14 Pennsylvania nursing homes went on strike Friday after marathon contract negotiations failed to produce a deal → Read More

Court: Pennsylvania can't keep guns in trooper ambush case

Pennsylvania cannot keep a cache of weapons seized from the parents of a gunman who killed one state trooper and permanently disabled another eight years ago, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. → Read More

3 Pennsylvania counties ordered to count mail-in votes

Berks, Fayette and Lancaster counties were ordered to count the undated mail-in ballots, and the judge gave the counties a Wednesday deadline to certify their primary election results - including the undated ballots - and report back to state election officials. → Read More

3 Pennsylvania counties ordered to count mail-in votes

A Pennsylvania judge has ordered three Republican-controlled counties, including Berks County, to include undated mail-in ballots in their certified results of the May election. → Read More

Former Pennsylvania judges ordered to pay more than $200 million

Two former Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of people they victimized in one of the worst judicial scandals in U.S. history. → Read More

Pennsylvania’s ‘kids-for-cash’ judges ordered to pay more than $200 million to victims

Two Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks have been ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of children who fell victim to their crimes → Read More

Kids-for-cash judges ordered to pay more than $200M

Two Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails were ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of victims. → Read More

Pa. judges ordered to pay $200M to children in jail kickback scheme

In what came to be known as the kids-for-cash scandal, the judges shut down a county-run juvenile detention center and accepted $2.8 million in illegal payments from the builder and co-owner of two for-profit lockups. → Read More

Kids-for-cash judges ordered to pay more than $200M

Two former Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of people they victimized in one of the worst judicial scandals in U.S. → Read More

Kids-for-cash judges ordered to pay more than $200M

Two Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of children who fell victim to their crimes. → Read More