Monthly Archives: January 2011

Posted: January 29
Updated: Today at 12:40 AM

State inmate at MinSec caught after bank robbery in Pike County

State Police said James Edward Heller called West Hazleton barracks claiming he was going to harm himself.

By Edward Lewis elewis@timesleader.com
Staff Writer

WEST HAZLETON – A state inmate staying at MinSec, a controversial halfway residential parole center in Hazleton, was apprehended after he robbed a bank in Pike County and a pursuit in southern Luzerne County on Thursday, according to state police at Hazleton. Continue reading

Jury Exonerates One Pennsylvania Police Officer And Rejects Most Of Federal Government’s Case Against Other Two

3 ex-officers in US accused of coverup in immigrant beating death probe get split verdict

By Michael Rubinkam (CP) – 11 hours ago

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A federal jury Thursday rejected most of the government’s case against three former police officers accused of hindering an FBI investigation into the beating death of an illegal Mexican immigrant but nevertheless convicted one of them of a charge that could send him to prison for decades. Continue reading

“Prosecutors say they will recommend that Gross be sentenced to five years probation…”

Charge against shooter’s girlfriend dropped

Prosecutors seeking house arrest for N.J. woman who bought

By Peter Hall, OF THE MORNING CALL

Federal prosecutors will drop a charge against the New Jersey woman who bought the handgun Daniel Autenreith used to kill Pennsylvania state Trooper Joshua Miller in June 2009. Continue reading

In just 24 hours, at least 11 cops were shot around the country.

Authorities Fear Cops Being Targeted After at Least 11 Officers Shot in 24 Hours

Published January 25, 2011 / FoxNews.com

Authorities are worried a recent wave of police officer shootings may not be a coincidence. Continue reading

Protected: Emily Gross Plea Hearing / Request for Attendance by Members

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Former Troop N commander to manage Nuclear Security at PPL Susquehanna

PPL Appoints James Murtin Security Manager for Susquehanna Nuclear Plant

PPL Susquehanna
Jan 13, 2011

PPL Susquehanna has named James W. Murtin, a 26-year veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police, as manager of Nuclear Security at the Susquehanna nuclear plant. Continue reading

Protected: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania affirms PLRB decision that “Cpl. Gerald Williams’ emails did not warrant the extreme measure of an internal affairs investigation”

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Pennsylvania State Police official’s probe could be criminal

Published: Saturday, January 08, 2011, 8:21 PM

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania state police internal affairs investigator’s “serious” and “intentional” omissions on a search warrant affidavit could be evidence of “criminal culpability” and a “vendetta” against the internal affairs boss he has replaced, a prosecutor said in a letter obtained by The Associated Press. Continue reading

OPINION: Don’t plea-bargain gun charges in trooper’s death

Published: Friday, January 07, 2011, 12:30 AM     Updated: Friday, January 07, 2011, 4:32 PM

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com

Pennsylvania state troopers are understandably upset over a pending plea deal in federal court that would allow Emily Gross to cop to a charge of lying on a gun application, dismissing an aiding-and-abetting charge in connection with the killing of Trooper Joshua Miller. The troopers aren’t just offended, they’re right. Gross should answer to the more serious charge for her alleged role in the murder of a state trooper and the wounding of another. And the family of the slain trooper should have been kept in the loop about any plea arrangement. Continue reading

With Regrets Brother Terry G. Seiple, Sr., age 73

Terry G. Seiple, Sr., age 73, 413 Fowlersville Road, Bloomsburg, collapsed and died while sweeping snow at his home early Friday morning, Jan. 7, 2011. Continue reading