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Pennsylvania florist’s shop robbed while owner was giving flowers to veterans

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania florist’s shop was robbed earlier this month while the owner was away handing out free bouquets to veterans at a health center, according to a report in the Tribune-Review. The shop owner, Carrie South, says the thief made off with $1,400 from Bloomin’ Genius Exotic Flowers and Gifts in […]

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Pennsylvania teacher hit in face with brick after dispute, police say

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say an elementary school teacher was hit in the face with a brick and dragged from her car in the city after a dispute with the parents of one of her students. According to police, the attack happened at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday as 46-year-old teacher Janice Watkins was leaving Pittsburgh […]

Comments - 9:00 am

Judge denies new trial for Jerry Sandusky on child sex charges

HARRISBURG — Jerry Sandusky lost a bid Wednesday for a new trial and a second chance to convince a jury he is innocent of the child sexual abuse charges that landed him in state prison to serve a lengthy sentence. Judge John Foradora denied Sandusky’s requests for a new trial or for dismissal of charges. […]

Comments - 4:17 pm - updated: 5:39 pm.

Two suspected in Pennsylvania bank heist while dressed as nuns

TANNERSVILLE (AP) — Two women charged with robbing a pair of banks in New Jersey are also suspected of trying to rob a bank in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains while dressed as nuns. Nineteen-year-old Swahilys Pedraza-Rodriguez, of New Haven, Conn., and 23-year-old Melisa Aquino Arias, of the Dominican Republic, appeared before a judge in Newark, N.J., […]

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Medical marijuana czar: State ‘on track’ to get drug to patients early next year

HARRISBURG — The man in charge of the state’s medical marijuana program is reiterating that patients will start receiving the drug early next year. Speaking at an educational summit last week, John Collins, director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Medical Marijuana, provided an update and the next steps for the program that was set in motion […]

Comments - 9:09 am - updated: 9:13 am.

Ex-Pennsylvania politician gets probation for groping 103-year-old

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania politician who groped a 103-year-old nursing home resident has been sentenced to 23 months’ probation. It came a day after a politician in the same township was arrested on child porn charges. William Spingler, 76, was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of indecent assault on a person with […]

Comments - 4:33 pm

Pennsylvania court: Judge right to keep pregnant addict in prison

HARRISBURG (AP) — An appeals court says a Pennsylvania judge was justified in denying parole to a pregnant addict to safeguard her unborn child from her drug abuse. A Superior Court panel this week agreed that Lehigh County Judge James Anthony was right to deny parole to Britnee Becker last year. The 28-year-old Catasaqua woman […]

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Police: Man fatally shot after dispute over boy’s text messages to girl

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old man was fatally shot in Pennsylvania’s third-largest city after a dispute between adults over a boy’s text messages to a girl. Authorities have charged a 25-year-old man with criminal homicide in connection with the death of Carlos Pascual Richiez in Allentown on Tuesday evening. Prosecutors say the […]

Comments - 7:57 am

Hanging black doll in Pennsylvania school called ‘foolish prank’

COATESVILLE (AP) — A superintendent says a black baby doll hanging from a suburban Philadelphia high school locker room with a tie around its neck was a prank between white and black athletes, not a hate crime. Cathy Taschner, superintendent of the Coatesville Area School District, says students still face discipline over the matter. She […]

Comments - 2:27 pm

Pennsylvania college cuts football player for kneeling during anthem

READING (AP) — A backup quarterback has been cut from his Pennsylvania college football team for kneeling during the national anthem before a game on Saturday. Albright College sophomore Gyree Durante said he was taught “you fight for what you believe in and you don’t bow to anyone.” Some professional and college football players, and […]

Comments - 8:53 am

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