Monthly Archives: April 2008

“House Bill 2389, sponsored by Rep. Ron Marsico, R-Dauphin, would shift oversight of the bureau to the state police, renaming it the Gaming Enforcement Office.”

State GOP wants to cut power of gaming board

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

By Tom Barnes, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau

HARRISBURG — House Republicans, claiming there are problems with two of the 11 casinos licensed by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, have introduced bills to reduce the board’s power. Continue reading

PSP Lehighton Trooper attacked by dog

Police trooper attacked by dog during West End arrest

Pocono Record / April 30, 2008

A State Police trooper was taken to the hospital on Monday after he was attacked by a woman’s 200-pound dog while trying to arrest her in Eldred Township. Continue reading

“[PA Trooper Falcon will] be in perfect health for his Buffalo wedding in August.”

State Trooper From Buffalo Speaks About Hit and Run

April 29, 2008, Buffalo, New York Channel 7 News

By Laura Gray

Watch the story A Pennsylvania State Trooper’s dash cam captures the terrifying moment. Trooper Andrew Falcon, a Buffalo native, was writing a ticket near Philadelphia. Another vehicle passes and it’s side mirror knocks Falcon right into the car.. “As you can tell I was momentarily stunned. But ultimately I reverted back to my training. I took a deep breath and I knew I had to get out of harms way.” Continue reading

PSP disregard “general policy of not commenting on civil court actions”

Civil rights lawsuit filed against state police in Blairsville dentist’s murder

By Paul Peirce  / TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Monday, April 28, 2008

The estate of an Indiana County dentist brutally murdered two years ago, allegedly at the hands of a state trooper, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in Harrisburg against several troopers and the dentist’s wife. Continue reading

PA unofficial presidential primary vote tally

Pa. blames missing primary votes on clerical error

April 28, 2008

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania election officials revised their unofficial vote count Monday for the presidential primary after determining that a clerical error had kept about 26,000 votes out of the state tally. Continue reading

Former Perry County Trooper charged with assault by PA State Police

Former Perry County state trooper faces assault charges

Steven Seaforth is accused of choking his estranged wife in May 2007

By Heather Stauffer, Sentinel Reporter, April 23, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 4:52 PM EDT


Pennsylvania State Police today announced the filing of assault charges against Steven A. Seaforth, who was a state trooper for 17 years before retiring on Feb. 29. Continue reading

“Quercetti was [also] charged with possession of OxyContin”

Woman charged in trooper death

Cops: Drunk driver was 4 times over legal limit. Lancaster New Era

Published: Apr 22, 2008

11:15 EST



A motorist responsible for a traffic accident that claimed the life of a Lancaster state trooper last month had a blood alcohol level more than four times the legal limit, officials said today. Continue reading

Charges filed in Trooper Kenton Iwaniec’s death

April 21, 2008

Charges filed in Pa. state trooper’s death

Associated Press

AVONDALE, Pa. – State police plan to answer questions Tuesday about charges being filed in the hit-run death of a state trooper. A news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Continue reading

“Rendell’s been a regular at the gay bars…”

Posted by BRETT LIEBERMAN, Of The Patriot-News April 19, 2008  

PHILADELPHIA — They loved her hair, they smacked her butt, there was hooting, hollering and a whole lot of hugging going on Friday night as Chelsea Clinton hit Philadelphia’s gay bars for what campaign aides called a “gay pub crawl.” Continue reading

Teller helped NYPD Officer rob banks

April 17, 2008

Teller Helped Police Officer Rob Bank, Authorities Say

By Sewell Chan / The New York Times

Federal prosecutors today charged a bank teller with robbery, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and making false statements, saying she helped a New York City police officer, Christian A. Torres, carry out two robberies of a Sovereign Bank branch in Lower Manhattan last year, stealing more than $118,000. Continue reading