GOP lawmaker’s ‘I don’t like men’ comment stirs protest

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An outspoken and conservative Pennsylvania state lawmaker has stirred calls to resign or be demoted after he interrupted a committee meeting to accost his Democratic counterpart for touching his arm and suggest the man might be gay. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday called Rep. Daryl Metcalfe’s comments offensive and discriminatory, […]

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Pennsylvania moves to dial back annual testing of students

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor announced Wednesday changes to the state’s regimen of standardized tests that are designed to reduce their impact and length. The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, the state’s standardized testing system, will last two weeks next year, down from three, said Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf . The testing will also […]

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11-year-old driving ATV crashes, killing 8-year-old

UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Officials say an 8-year-old Pennsylvania girl riding in an all-terrain vehicle driven by an 11-year-old died when the vehicle crashed and flipped on its side. Pennsylvania State Police said in an incident report Sunday the unnamed girl died after the vehicle tried to make a left turn on a gravel […]

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Pennsylvania neurologist pleads guilty to charges he groped 7 patients

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A neurologist facing allegations of sexual misconduct in three states has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges that he groped women at a Philadelphia clinic. Dr. Ricardo Cruciani admitted Tuesday that he assaulted seven patients in 2016 while he was chairman of Drexel University’s neurology department. He will have to register as a […]

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Neurologist charged with groping patients faces more allegations

A prominent neurologist, already charged with groping patients at a Philadelphia clinic, is facing a growing number of accusations that he preyed on especially vulnerable pain patients at medical facilities in three states, using his impressive reputation as a healer to trap women in long-term doctor-patient relationships marked by abuse. At least 17 women in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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