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US Marshal killed in Harrisburg was involved in Frein manhunt; shooter now ID’d

HARRISBURG — A gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside a home before dawn Thursday, killing a deputy U.S. marshal before he was shot to death by police as he fled outside, authorities said. Police were on the first floor handcuffing the woman they were seeking to arrest when 31-year-old […]

Comments - 7:17 pm

Prosecutors want to call 19 other accusers at Cosby retrial

PHILADELPHIA — Prosecutors preparing for Bill Cosby’s retrial on sexual assault charges told a judge Thursday that they want to call 19 other accusers to try to show a pattern of “prior bad acts” over five decades. The comedian’s first trial ended with a hung jury in June. In that proceeding, prosecutors asked to call […]

Comments - 6:27 pm

4-way gubernatorial primary tests GOP’s endorsement mettle

HARRISBURG — For the four Republicans who hope to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s re-election bid next year, the first playoff game before the May 15 primary election will be the state party’s endorsement. That endorsement vote, scheduled for Feb. 10, could determine who stays in the primary race and who gets to brag that […]

Comments - 2:11 pm

Man who killed mom, self wasn’t allowed to have firearms

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A man who killed his mother and then fired more than 100 rounds at police as her body lay in a yard during an eight-hour standoff before killing himself wasn’t permitted to have firearms and likely obtained them from his father, who killed himself days after the rampage, authorities said. State […]

Comments - 7:45 pm

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, […]

Comments - 7:38 pm - updated: 7:46 pm.

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 […]

Comments - 6:07 pm - updated: 6:15 pm.

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 […]

Comments - 12:44 pm

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 […]

Comments - 11:25 am

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 […]

Comments - 9:59 pm

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

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