These states are hotbeds for public corruption, according to a new study.
A new study from researchers at the University of Hong Kong and the Indiana University estimates that corruption is costing Americans in the 10 most corrupt states an average of $1,308 per year, or 5.2 percent of those states’ average expenditures per year. Researchers studied more than 25,000 convictions of public officials for violation of federal corruption laws between 1976 and 2008 as well as patterns in state spending. Take a look at the 10 worst states for corruption:
Strong thunderstorms are moving through Berks County, reportedly leaving behind a path of damage to trees and power lines.Link: Local radar
Showers and thunderstorms will pass through the region early tonight with the potential for damaging wind gusts and heavy rain.Links: Local radar | Hour-by-hour forecasts
A shooting in Reading overnight left two people dead and a third wounded.
Hundreds of law enforcement specialists swept through the Northampton County Prison in Easton on Wednesday.
FIFA's Ethics Committee has banned 11 individuals from soccer-related activities amid U.S. allegations of corruption, FIFA said. Several of the banned individuals were named in a Wednesday indictment outlining corruption allegations.
Ron Angle has won the Republican nomination for county controller.
Recording artist Taylor Swift sent flowers to a grieving Emmaus family of a 11-year-old fan who died last week after being struck by a car.
Jace Codi/69 News
A retired grain silo that has towered over the rolling farm fields of Lancaster County for the last century has been given a new home and a new life, thanks in part to a Berks County company.
Marc Longoria/CNN iReport
Parts of Houston saw more than 11 inches of rain Monday and Tuesday, turning normally bustling highways to rivers. Check out select images from Houston news station KPRC.
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
A tornado nearly wipes out St. Louis, the Chrysler Building and the Golden Gate Bridge open, the Sex Pistols court controversy with "God Save the Queen," and Arsenio Hall signs off, all on this day.
No email address was supplied by
To complete your registration on this site, please supply an address.
Please confirm or modify the email address to which you will have subscription offers sent.
For a more personalized experience, please supply the following optional information.