Man sentenced to 30 year prison term for child abuse

HARRISBURG, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Chief U.S. District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner sentenced Zachary Knight, of Carlisle to 30 years imprisonment for sexual abuse of a minor. According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Knight, 20 years of age, pleaded guilty in April…

Pub owner charged in fraud scheme

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Michael Hoffner, Sr., 50 years of age, of Voorhees, New Jersey was charged by indictment, unsealed today, with 23 counts of wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud Navy Federal Credit Union and American Express, according to an announcement made by United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

Indictment in UPMC stolen identity scheme

PITTSBURGH, PA — A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh recently returned a multi-count indictment against Yoandy Perez Llanes, a foreign national residing outside of the United States. Llanes was charged in a 21-count indictment with a scheme to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, United States Treasury, using the stolen identities of employees of UPMC (University…

Local brothers’ photography showcases historical memories

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LATROBE, PA — Everybody loves photographs whether they are of family vacations, memorable locations, memorable sports moments or just about anything else that can be captured in a picture. Pictures today, memories for tomorrow. That’s the motto for Harry and Bob Frye of Latrobe, who own and operate Fantastic Fotographica. If you stop by the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Chamber of Commerce’s new Neighborhood Visitor and…

Opinion: EPA skips important climate conference

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Obama listening to only one side of global warming debate By Tom Harris Over the past 20 years, the American government has spent millions of dollars sending representatives to United Nations climate change conferences. While the public are advised to walk, bicycle, and take the bus more to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions, hundreds…

Tom Wolf’s top budget priority: higher taxes

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HARRISBURG, PA — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney released the following statement regarding Tom Wolf’s continued refusal to take part in substantive budget discussions with the State Senate and State House. “It’s become clear that Governor Tom Wolf’s top budget priority is raising taxes,” Sweeney said. “For months, Tom Wolf has traveled…

Philadelphia man indicted on drug and gun charges

PHILADELPHIA, PA — An Indictment was filed today charging Tellas Kenyatta Dockery, 40 years of age, of Philadelphia, PA, with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to an announcement made by United States Attorney…

Penn Medicine’s Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, receives National Institutes of Health 2015 Matilda White Riley Award

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, a professor of Medicine and Health Care Management in the Perelman School of Medicine and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, is receiving the 2015 Matilda White Riley Award, issued today by the National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) as…

Husband and wife plead guilty to tax fraud

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PITTSBURGH, PA — Two individuals pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States in the computation and collection of individual and corporate income taxes, according to a recent statement by United States Attorney David J. Hickton. Paul Schneider and Lynda Schneider, husband and wife, pleaded guilty to one…

New Kensington man pleads guilty to drug charge

PITTSBURGH, PA — A resident of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating the federal narcotics laws, according to a statement by United States Attorney David J. Hickton. Tremayne Carr, 38 years of age, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Gustave Diamond.