- Associated Press - Thursday, January 22, 2015

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday:

GRAND JURY RECOMMENDS PERJURY, OTHER CHARGES AGAINST ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHLEEN KANE

The documents were released yesterday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which is being asked by Kane - who denies wrongdoing - to remove special prosecutor Thomas Carluccio. The grand jury didn’t recommend charges against Kane for allegedly leaking grand jury information, but concluded she lied and obstructed the investigation nonetheless.

FORMER PHILLY SPORTSCASTER CONVICTED IN BOGUS TRIPS CASE

Jurors in Bucks County say 62-year-old Don Tollefson defrauded more than 200 sports fans out of $340,000 worth of sports travel packages that never materialized. Prosecutors called the setup “a classic Ponzi scheme.” Tollefson portrayed himself as a bad businessman who tried to help too many charities and ran out of money.



AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION TO CHALLENGE WILKES-BARRE’S ‘ONE STRIKE’ LAW FOR LANDLORDS

The ordinance authorizes city officials to seize rental property where crimes involving guns or drugs are suspected. But landlords say the law goes too far and that a landlord can be punished even if he or she had no knowledge of the illegal activity, and a tenant is evicted immediately without due process.

SUPREME COURT REJECTS APPEAL BY MILITARY CONTRACTOR IN IRAQI BARRACKS ELECTROCUTION

The high court offered no comment Tuesday in allowing the lawsuit against KBR Inc. to go forward. The parents of Pittsburgh-area Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth, who was electrocuted in his barracks shower in January 2008, filed one of the lawsuits.

CENTRE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WANT SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO INVESTIGATE FORGERY ALLEGATIONS AGAINST DA

District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller says she’s done nothing wrong. But the commissioners want an investigation now that a former paralegal says the DA ordered her to type up a bogus court order lowering a drug suspect’s bond on which the paralegal says the DA then signed a judge’s name. The suspect was never released from jail.

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