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Neighbors help during massive senior living center fire in West Chester

Dozens of neighbors rushed to the scene of a massive fire that injured at least 20 people at a Pennsylvania senior living community late Thursday, wrapping elderly people in blankets and transporting them to ambulances. Larry Kingsland, 62, said Friday he and scores of people who live around the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community ferried […]

Comments - 11:28 am

Coroner: Pennsylvania mom dies while trying to clean up after son’s overdose

JOHNSTOWN (AP) — Officials say a Pennsylvania woman died earlier this month, possibly after coming into contact with drugs while trying to clean up from her son’s suspected overdose. Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees tells WJAC-TV that Theresa Plummer, 69, likely absorbed the drugs through her skin or had a reaction that led to shortness […]

Comments - 11:49 am

After watching YouTube video, novice surfer ends attack by punching shark

CANBERRA, Australia — A novice surfer mastered a pro’s move on the first try: He punched a shark on the nose to escape its jaws. The attack Monday afternoon off the Australian coast left Charlie Fry with superficial puncture wounds on his right shoulder and upper arm. A British doctor who arrived in Australia two […]

Comments - 5:51 pm

Pennsylvania man on trial on charge of killing roommate over stolen beer

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A non-jury homicide trial has begun in the case of a western Pennsylvania man accused of having beaten his roommate to death a year ago for stealing some beer. Justin Vankirk, 35, is on trial before an Allegheny County judge in the November 2016 death of 58-year-old Charles Parker. Police said Vankirk, […]

Comments - 1:40 pm

Pennsylvania fire chief removed after allegedly having sex with teenage girl

MCKEESPORT (AP) — A volunteer fire department in Western Pennsylvania has removed its fire chief after police say he was caught having sex with a teenage girl in the backseat of a car. McKeesport police found 46-year-old Aaron Powell and the girl in a parking lot on Sunday night. According to the criminal complaint, Powell […]

Comments - 10:22 am - updated: 12:08 pm.

Texas town holds 1st Sunday service since church attack

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in the tiny town of Sutherland Springs for the first Sunday service since a gunman stormed the First Baptist Church and killed more than two dozen people in the worst mass shooting in Texas history. Pastor Frank Pomeroy led an emotional sermon that called on mourners […]

Comments - 4:22 pm - updated: 4:47 pm.

Pennsylvania toddler dies after accidentally shooting himself in the head

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia police official says investigators do not anticipate filing charges in the accidental shooting death of a toddler. Police said 2-year-old Ibn-Kareem Lawson died after shooting himself in the head Thursday afternoon in the Olney neighborhood of north Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the gun had been reported stolen in the […]

Comments - 8:18 am

Former mayor in Pennsylvania dead at age 23

POTTSVILLE (AP) — The former mayor of a borough in Schuylkill County is dead at age 23, but state officials have yet to release the cause of death. County Deputy Coroner Albert Barnes tells The (Pottsville) Republican-Herald he pronounced Brandon Wentz dead at about 8 a.m. Thursday. Barnes says the next of kin has been […]

Comments - 9:12 am

Pennsylvania trooper who was shot in traffic stop has second surgery

BETHLEHEM (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a trooper who was shot several times during a traffic stop has undergone a successful second surgery but is still listed in critical condition. A state police spokesman says Cpl. Seth Kelly underwent surgery Thursday, a day after authorities said the 13-year veteran likely saved his own life […]

Comments - 12:31 pm

Police: Pennsylvania man kills woman after she rejects marriage proposal

KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man strangled a woman and then broke her neck, poked her eyes out and beat her with a hatchet after she rejected his marriage proposal. Christopher R. Tucker, 34, is charged with criminal homicide, first- and third-degree murder and aggravated assault in the death of 19-year-old Tara […]

Comments - 7:40 am

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