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Recent articles by Michael:

Fire that killed 10 people in Pa. home started on porch at 2:30 a.m.: DA

A volunteer firefighter in the town of Nescopeck said the 10 victims included his son, daughter and three grandchildren. → Read More

Mariner East pipeline developer pleads no contest in Pennsylvania pollution cases

The operator promised to remediate contamination in a settlement of two separate criminal cases brought by the Pennsylvania attorney general. → Read More

Pipeline developer pleads no contest in pollution cases

The developer of a major pipeline system that connects the Marcellus Shale gas field in western Pennsylvania to an export terminal near Philadelphia pleaded no contest Friday to criminal charges that it systematically polluted waterways and residential water wells across hundreds of miles. → Read More

Pennsylvania appeals court order blocking climate plan

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection appealed lower court rulings that temporarily block the Wolf administration from implementing its carbon pricing policy. → Read More

Pennsylvania carbon emissions plan blocked by Commonwealth Court

A state court temporarily blocked Pennsylvania from participating in a regional carbon pricing program to combat climate change, ruling in favor of coal-related interests that argue the administration of Gov. Wolf is seeking to impose an unlawful tax. → Read More

Court blocks Pennsylvania's carbon emissions plan

A state court temporarily blocked Pennsylvania from participating in a regional carbon pricing program to combat climate change, ruling Friday in favor of coal-related interests that argue the administration of Gov. → Read More

Cop who killed Tamir Rice leaves new Pa. borough police job amid fallout

“The community spoke. They got their feelings out, and we listened to them and we’re going to react to it and that will be that,” Tioga borough council President Steve → Read More

Family blames fatal wreck on PennDOT’s failure to fix ditch

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is facing questions about whether its work on a narrow, twisty state road caused a fatal motorcycle wreck in Schuylkill County. → Read More

Family blames fatal wreck on PennDOT's failure to fix ditch

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is facing questions from the victim's family and others about whether its work on that road caused the fatal crash. A lawsuit is expected. → Read More

Disinterred remains from cemetery at Pennsylvania Army base do not match Native American boy

The military says that remains exhumed from a U.S. Army base in Pennsylvania do not belong to the Native American teenager recorded to have been buried there more than a century ago → Read More

Sig Sauer is sued over pistol critics say goes off by itself

A pistol made by Sig Sauer and sold to law enforcement and civilians alike is prone to going off without the trigger being pulled, a defect that has led to dozens of injuries over the past several years, a U.S. Army veteran alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. → Read More

Native children's remains to be moved from Army cemetery

For more than a century they were buried far from home, in a small cemetery on the grounds of the U.S. Army War College. Now they're heading home. → Read More

Sig Sauer is sued over pistol critics say goes off by itself

Gun-maker Sig Sauer is facing fresh accusations that its P320 pistol model is prone to going off without the trigger being pulled → Read More

Sanctions sought against FBI over Civil War gold dig videos

The FBI either lied to a federal judge about having video of its secretive 2018 dig for Civil War-era gold, or illegally destroyed the video to prevent a father-son team → Read More

Sanctions sought against FBI over Civil War gold dig videos

The FBI either lied to a federal judge about having video of its secretive 2018 dig for Civil War-era gold, or illegally destroyed the video to prevent a father-son team of treasure hunters from gaining access to it, an attorney for the duo asserted in new legal filings that allege a government cover-up. → Read More

FBI records on search for Civil War-era gold allegedly buried in western Pennsylvania raise more questions

Legend says an 1863 shipment of Union gold was either lost or stolen on its way to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. → Read More

FBI records on search for fabled gold raise more questions

A scientific analysis commissioned by the FBI shortly before agents went digging for buried treasure suggested that a huge quantity of gold could be below the surface, according to newly released government documents and photos that deepen the mystery of the 2018 excavation in remote western Pennsylvania. → Read More

Former Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane sent to treatment after probation violation

Kathleen Kane was charged with drunken driving in March following a crash in Scranton. She still faces charges in the drunken driving case. → Read More

Former state AG sent to treatment after probation violation

Pennsylvania’s former top law enforcement officer, who served jail time for leaking secret investigative files and lying about it, admitted Monday that she violated her probation when she was arrested for drunken driving in March. → Read More

Former Pennsylvania AG sent to treatment after probation violation

Kathleen Kane was sentenced to two months to a year of jail time for violating her probation when she was arrested for drunken driving, but she was given credit for time served and is set to be paroled to a treatment center for alcohol use. → Read More