The law enforcement community in Montgomery County, Pa. was devastated this year when Plymouth Township police officer Bradley Fox was gunned down while chasing a suspect.
The story was not only one of the biggest in 2012 nationally but also had lasting repercussions on Penn State University and several of its top officials.
In this report we take a look at how Philadelphia and the suburbs weathered the superstorm.
Governor Chris Christie’s proposal got a warm reception at Rowan, but the opposition at Rutgers-Camden was strong.
Since Tom Corbett became governor, polls showed that many Pennsylvania voters questioned why Penn State pedophile Jerry Sandusky wasn’t arrested sooner, while Corbett was running the Sandusky investigation.
Hurricane Sandy hammered parts of New Jersey and New York in late October.
The trial evidence — a lot of it from the church’s own secret files — exposed sins committed over a period of decades by supposed men of God.
Pennsylvania’s controversial new voter ID law snagged national headlines for months this year, sparking protests and a major legal battle that reached the state Supreme Court.
Among the major political stories for the people of Pennsylvania and beyond in 2012 was the passing of a once-powerful, former US senator.
Kenneth Mazik, 24, of Chadds Ford, Pa., drove his Jeep Cherokee through a perimeter gate and onto an active runway.
Reid, 29, was found unresponsive in his dormitory room at Eagles’ training camp at Lehigh University in early August.
It was a rough year for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which had to sell off several valuable properties including the archbishop’s residence and a seashore villa, lay off employees, and fold the “Catholic Standard and Times” newspaper.
It was a tragedy that shook the city of Philadelphia: the loss of two firefighters in a wall collapse during a massive warehouse fire in Kensington.
The governor put aside party differences, and an imminent election, to praise President Obama as they worked together on hurricane relief.
This past spring, a group of Septa employees had the luckiest lunch break in company history.