Philadelphia sheriff faces sexual harassment lawsuit by employee

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city’s sheriff is facing allegations that he sexually harassed an employee in his office. According to, the suit says Sheriff Jewell Williams made sexually harassing comments to the employee, Vanessa Bines, and called her a “home wrecker” and “whore” after she rejected his advances and began dating another employee. Williams […]

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Sentence for rapist who forced victim to read journal is upheld in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has denied an appeal from a convicted rapist in Pennsylvania who forced his victim to read an online journal he had written. A Superior Court panel ruled last week that Robert Jackson’s 20½- to 43-year-prison sentence wasn’t too severe after he was convicted of rape and aggravated assault in Cumberland […]

Comments - 8:22 am - updated: 8:33 am.

Boys, ages 10 and 17, charged with illegal deer hunting in Pennsylvania

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — State game commission officials say a 10-year-old and an older teenager have been charged with illegally killing 10 deer with a high-caliber rifle. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pennsylvania Game Commission says in a report that the white-tailed deer were killed over two nights recently in Beaver County. The 10-year-old […]

Comments - 10:48 am - updated: 10:58 am.

Man extradited to face charges in death of Pitt student, his ex-girlfriend

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man charged with killing a University of Pittsburgh student in her off-campus apartment is back in Pennsylvania after extradition from South Carolina. Allegheny County spokeswoman Amie Downs confirmed Friday that 21-year-old Matthew Darby was in the county jail. Authorities allege that Darby used a claw hammer and two knives Oct. 8 […]

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Thief steals cash meant for needy kids’ Christmas presents

BELLE VERNON, Pa. — A thief broke into a small Pennsylvania fire station’s vending machine to grab the cash that the fire company collects all year to buy Christmas presents for needy children. KDKA-TV reports the theft, which was caught on video, took place early Thursday morning at the Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Station. A […]

Comments - 9:40 am - updated: 9:43 am.

Police: Road rage likely led to fatal shooting in Pennsylvania

ALLENTOWN (AP) — Police say one man is dead and another is in custody following a shooting believed to be the result of road rage. Witnesses say the two men were involved in a minor collision in Allentown at about noon Wednesday. Police say the 32-year-old victim approached the other driver, who grabbed a shotgun […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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