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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Philadelphia cracks top 20 in list of Best Foodie Cities

The home of the Philly Cheesesteak was ranked among the top 20 Best Foodie Cities in America, according to research conducted by Wallethub. Philadelphia was ranked No. 14 out of a total of 182 cities across the country. To determine where the best and cheapest food could be found, Wallethub’s analysts researched affordability, diversity, accessibility […]

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Police: Pennsylvania man calls in bomb threat to avoid paying bill

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A city man has been arrested after police say he called in a false bomb threat to try to get out of paying his restaurant bill. WPXI-TV reported that 40-year-old Barry Clapperton faces charges that include threats to use weapons of mass destruction, public drunkenness, and giving a false identification to police. […]

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University of Pittsburgh student found dead in apparent homicide

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police are investigating after a 20-year-old University of Pittsburgh student was found dead Sunday in an apparent homicide. The medical examiner’s office has identified the student as Alina Sheykhet. Officials said police found Sheykhet unresponsive on the second floor of an Oakland home at about 9 a.m. Police say she died from […]

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