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Freedom of Information Act

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  • State Settles With Ex-Official Who Got Disability Pension While Serving As Volunteer Fireman

    The 2-year legal battle over ex-deputy environmental commissioner David Leff's neck ailment – a case that exposed claims of both unfairness and excessive generosity in the state's system of awarding premium pensions to retirees with disabilities&#...
  • Ex-Gov. Tom Ridge promotes rights of disabled in the workforce

    HARRISBURG — John Angelo says he has an "amazing gift to share." It's his life story. For nearly his entire adult life, Angelo, 42, has gone to work at Gatti Pharmacy near his childhood home in the small town of Indiana, Indiana County, 177...
  • Police report: Greg Monroe said he had two cups of wine before OWI arrest

    On Tuesday, the NBA suspended Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe for two regular-season games for pleading guilty to impaired driving earlier this year. Wednesday, a police report obtained by the Free Press under the Freedom of Information Act shed more...
  • Notes and notables

    Get the picture? When someone is arrested and booked, that person gets photographed. These "booking mugs" have become a part of the American culture, from ghastly celebrity pics to the burgeoning online galleries of everyday felony suspects. So we...
  • Sheriff indicates some facts on Jones children's deaths may be made public

    LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty indicated Tuesday he could well make public limited facts about how five children were killed at the right time, and only after consulting with prosecutors and Coroner Earl Wells. With rampant...
  • Like other '50s-era relics, it's time to retire cruel experiments on monkeys

    Most people are probably familiar with the infamous experiments conducted by Harry Harlow starting in the 1950s. Harlow whom author Laurel Braitman calls "a dark lord of monkey torture" in her new book, "Animal Madness" tore newborn monkeys away from...
  • Misconduct at Justice Department isn't always prosecuted

    WASHINGTON Dozens of Justice Department officials, ranging from FBI special agents and prison wardens to high-level federal prosecutors, have escaped prosecution or firing in recent years despite findings of misconduct by the department's own internal...
  • Judge says US doesn't have to reveal cost of Guantanamo's secret Camp 7

    WASHINGTON A federal judge agreed Thursday that the Pentagon does not have to reveal how much was paid to build the crumbling, secret Camp 7 at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, rejecting a Miami Herald bid to make the number public. U.S. District...
  • Group pressures Foster Farms to address antibiotics

    Group pressures Foster Farms to address antibiotics
    Foster Farms had just re-opened its main plant in Central California after a cockroach infestation, but federal inspectors were already writing-up new violations at the sprawling poultry-processing facility. “I observed one carcass with visible...
  • State Education Chief Leaving After Series Of Controversies

    State Education Chief Leaving After Series Of Controversies
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that Stefan Pryor, his controversial state education commissioner, will leave by January and is "actively seeking new professional opportunities'' — a move that critics branded as an election-...
  • Case Dismissed, Even Though It's Likely You're Guilty — Ethics Agency Played It Both Ways

    The Office of State Ethics has been having it both ways for years, when it comes to investigating suspected violations of ethics laws by public officials: At times it has sent a suspected violator a letter that says the case is being dismissed even though...