HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Harrisburg man has been sentenced to 25-to-50 years in prison for kidnapping a teenage runaway. The Patriot-News reports Walter Sawyer was convicted after the 17-year-old victim testified he's offered to buy her food but then drove her under a bridge and demanded sex before a police officer on patrol interrupted.
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A defense lawyer says she will focus on her client's state of mind as he faces trial in the strangling death of his wife. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports David Stahl's attorney has hired a psychologist. Stahl is charged in the death of Derry area schoolteacher Rebecca Stahl and will face trial in mid-June.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A judge has ordered a Felton man to stand trial in his wife's killing. Prosecutors allege Joseph Fitzpatrick III killed his wife Annemarie to collect more than $1.7 million in life insurance, making the death appear to be the result of an ATV crash.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Westmoreland County's Hempfield Township has settled a lawsuit over seismic testing. Texas firm ION Geophysical had won a preliminary injunction to allow the testing, with a federal judge ruling the township couldn't interfere with the company's plan to use public roads for the test. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports ION will post a performance bond and pay for any damage the testing causes.
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