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No Charges For Man Who Was Kicked Out Of Toomey Town Hall For Kidnapping Question

Oct 10, 2017
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A man who was kicked out of a televised town hall for asking Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey an unsettling question about whether his daughter had been kidnapped won't face charges, a prosecutor said Monday.

Simon Radecki's question was inappropriate and offensive but was within the bounds of free speech, District Attorney John Morganelli said, overruling police who initially planned to charge him.

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Two lawyers from Pennsylvania's Montgomery County will face off in November to replace Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Democratic contender Stephen A. Zappala, who won 74 percent of his home county but only 37 percent of the state overall, said he goes back to work Wednesday as Allegheny County District Attorney.

"We’re not going to win this race," Zappala said, conceding. "We’ve got too much ground to make up. I’ve called the commissioner, and I’ve congratulated him on what happened tonight."

PA Attorney General Candidates Weigh In On Fracking

Apr 18, 2016
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Democratic candidate for attorney general Josh Shapiro is taking a hard line on gas drillers in a TV ad that began airing more than a week ago.

Attorney General Candidates Run On Reform

Apr 1, 2016
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The state has an entire agency dedicated, at least in part, to the men and women who have served in the military.

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs boasts 22,000 military and civilian personnel. It manages veterans homes and administers a variety of veteran benefits and outreach initiatives.

But for Joe Peters, Republican candidate for state attorney general, “it’s simply not enough.”

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With a crowded field of candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania Attorney General, John Morganelli is hoping his experience as a Northampton County District Attorney will set him apart from the others.

“The office is in crisis,” Morganelli said. “I believe strongly that whoever the next attorney general is, that that person necessarily must be an experienced prosecutor.”

With 24 years in office, Morganelli is the longest serving DA in the state. He has also served on several statewide committees including the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

Race For Attorney General Expected To Be 'Bruising'

Dec 28, 2015
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All three Pennsylvania row offices will be up for election in 2016.

Usually candidates vying for attorney general, auditor general and treasurer have a hard time getting attention; most voters are focused on the presidential race.