Monthly Archives: December 2010

Two-term lame duck PA Governor concerned about Pennsylvania State Police trooper vacancies?

Rendell gives Corbett handbook of challenges ahead

By MARK SCOLFORO – Dec 27, 2010 4:13 PM ET Mon Dec 27 21:13:09 GMT 2010

By The Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania may be short on tax revenues as a new governor prepares to take office, but a set of detailed transition reports prepared for him by the Rendell administration show the state’s stockpile of problems remains robust as ever. Continue reading

“Trooper Daniel P. Hillbish… escaped with moderate injuries.”

State trooper injured in Oley crash

Published: Friday, December 24, 2010 / By Mercury staff

OLEY — A trooper with the Reading barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police was injured in a car crash late Thursday night. Continue reading

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Trooper, Officer Cleared In Deadly ’09 St. Patrick’s Day Shooting

Updated: 4:36 pm EST December 22, 2010

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania State Trooper and a Pittsburgh police officer were cleared by the district attorney in a deadly 2009 South Side shooting. Continue reading

Governor-elect Tom Corbett nominates northeast regional director for the Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation Frank Noonan, 64, of Lackawanna County, to head the state police.

Gov.-elect Tom Corbett nominates Corrections secretary, Pennsylvania State Police commissioner

Friday, December 17, 2010, 1:14 PM

By KARI ANDREN, The Patriot-News

Gov.-elect Tom Corbett announced his appointments today for Secretary of the Department of Corrections and commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police. Continue reading

…Don’t tell

Suspended lesbian NJ State Police trooper sues state over alleged discrimination

Published: Tuesday, December 14, 2010

By SULAIMAN ABDUR-RAHMAN / Staff Writer

TRENTON — Lesbian New Jersey State Police Sgt. Christine Shallcross, who remains suspended without pay on unsubstantiated allegations she sexually harassed another trooper, is suing the state on a complaint that Jersey authorities discriminated against her for being gay. Continue reading

It’s a case of the state punishing one of its own front-liners, with 19 years service, who was injured during an undercover drug bust nearly five years ago.

John Baer: Injured state cop’s pain: bureaucracy

By John Baer
Philadelphia Daily News

Daily News Political Columnist

IT’S A CASE of bureaucracy, paperwork and procedure trumping decency.

It’s a case of the state punishing one of its own front-liners, with 19 years service, who was injured during an undercover drug bust nearly five years ago. Continue reading

DA: Hazleton murder suspect fled to Brooklyn

Kent Jackson (STAFF WRITER)

Published: December 6, 2010

Benjamin Tyrell “Tear” Westbrooks, whom authorities describe as a pimp and gang member, demanded that Alicia Weaver repay his money when he accosted her on North Wyoming Street on Nov. 13. Continue reading