A Pennsylvania state lawmaker made it public that he’s gay while at a news conference with other Democrats to urge passage of legislation that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s hate crime law.
A three-judge state Superior Court panel has rejected former state Sen. Jane Orie’s appeal of her conviction and subsequent prison sentence for campaign corruption and with introducing forged evidence, which resulted in a mistrial before her eventual conviction.
Former Republican state Sen. Jane Orie, who was convicted of using her legislative staff for her sister’s campaign for state Supreme Court judge, has been released from prison after serving less than two years.
Jane Orie’s attorney says the former state senator will be released from state prison on Sunday, barely 20 months after she began serving a two-and-a-half to 10-year sentence.
A new grocery store is giving residents in Pittsburgh’s Beechview community something to celebrate today.
When it came to cutting funds to education and virtually every state department, the state legislature didn’t spare the axe except when it came to their own salaries.
They put their lives on the line for their towns every day and night, but police officers in the Mon Valley can’t make a living wage.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has rejected State Sen. Jane Orie’s effort to put off her retrial on corruption charges.
Judge Jeffrey Manning has delayed the retrial of State Sen. Jane Orie until Superior Court responds to Orie’s latest appeal.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – A judge continues to hear arguments today at a pre-trial hearing for State Sen. Jane Orie. So far, the judge has denied a motion to have an out-of-county jury hear the case. […]