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Police: Man stole wallet to pay Pennsylvania court fines for assault charges

LEECHBURG (AP) — Police said a man who was at a Pennsylvania judge’s office to pay court fines on assault charges stole a wallet that was near the payment window and used the cash inside to pay his fees. Allegheny Township Patrolman Kerry Myers told the Tribune-Review that surveillance cameras caught the actions of Steven […]

Comments - 8:50 am

State Police: Man shot, killed by officers was driving stolen van

ERIE (AP) — State Police say a man shot and killed by Pennsylvania police officers last week was driving a stolen minivan that accelerated toward the officers. Capt. James Basinger said the van came “very close” to the Erie officers when they opened fire just before midnight Thursday in the city. Coroner Lyell Cook said […]

Comments - 12:17 pm

Pennsylvania girl, 1, died via elephant tranquilizer

MCKEES ROCKS (AP) — A 1-year-old Pittsburgh-area girl’s sudden death in August resulted from accidental exposure to the elephant tranquilizer carfentanyl. The Allegheny County medical examiner says the drug sometimes mixed with heroin was found in the system of Au’Driana Cohen. County police are still investigating the death of the girl, who was found unresponsive […]

Comments - 4:50 pm

Police: 3 hospitalized, dog killed after family fight at Pennsylvania home

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Police say three people have been hospitalized and a dog has been killed following a chaotic scene at a Pennsylvania home. Authorities say the violence began Tuesday afternoon when a man entered a home in Lancaster with a sawed-off shotgun to confront his brother. According to police, a struggle ensued between […]

Comments - 7:36 am - updated: 1:53 pm.

Williamsport woman celebrates 94th birthday by skydiving

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — A woman from Williamsport celebrated her 94th birthday in a very unique way. Eila Campbell decided to go skydiving with her granddaughter and great-granddaughter. She says she figured she might not “make it for another year” at her age, so she took the 10,000-foot plunge on Sunday at the Hazleton Regional […]

Comments - 7:31 pm - updated: 7:36 pm.

Williamsport woman celebrates 94th birthday by skydiving

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — A woman from Williamsport celebrated her 94th birthday in a very unique way. Eila Campbell decided to go skydiving with her granddaughter and great-granddaughter. She says she figured she might not “make it for another year” at her age, so she took the 10,000-foot plunge on Sunday at the Hazleton Regional […]

Comments - 7:29 pm

Tattooed man captured in Pennsylvania after random machete attack

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A man who has several facial tattoos and was wanted in connection with a machete attack on a woman and a dog last month in Massachusetts has been captured in Pennsylvania. Police say Thomas Vargus was apprehended Sunday in Marcus Hook, Pa., where he’d been staying with a man who shot […]

Comments - 4:23 pm - updated: 4:24 pm.

Hoverboard suspected in fire that damages six townhomes in Pennsylvania

MANCHESTER (AP) — Officials suspect a hoverboard might be to blame for a fire that damaged six townhomes in Pennsylvania. Firefighters found one home engulfed in flames when they arrived on the scene on Royal Drive in Manchester on Monday morning. The flames quickly spread. Four homes were destroyed, and more than a dozen people […]

Comments - 8:04 am

Study: Victim’s race a factor in death sentences

HARRISBURG — A new study of capital punishment in Pennsylvania found that death sentences are more common when the victim is white and less frequent when the victim is black. The report, which drew from court and prosecution records over an 11-year period, concluded that a white victim increases the odds of a death sentence […]

Comments - 8:11 pm - updated: 7:51 am.

Veteran sentenced to 9½ to 20 years after plea in father’s death

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An Iraq war veteran has been sentenced to 9½ to 20 years in prison in the shooting death of his father last year in a case that a Pennsylvania judge called “very, very sad.” Thirty-eight-year-old Jason Myirski pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree murder, with prosecutors and the judge saying his fragile […]

Comments - 12:59 pm - updated: 1:20 pm.

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