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  • Man wanted in Pennsylvania slaying arrested in Louisiana

    September 11, 2016 1:33 PM

    PITTSBURGH - Authorities say a man wanted in a drive-by shooting outside a western Pennsylvania bar that killed a man and injured two women last month has been arrested in Louisiana. Allegheny County police said Sunday that 21-year-old Joshua Wardlaw was stopped by police in Louisiana for a traffic violation... more »
  • Cops: Boy, 14, was driving drunk with intoxicated dad in car

    June 3, 2016 12:07 PM

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - Police have charged a 14-year-old Pennsylvania boy with driving drunk while his even more intoxicated father rode in the passenger seat. WNEP-TV reports the boy was stopped by Wilkes-Barre (WILKS'-ba-ree) police for driving erratically on Wednesday night. His blood-alcohol content was .106 percent, more than the state's... more »
  • Museum visitor breaks priceless clock

    June 3, 2016 11:00 AM

    COLUMBIA, Penn. - A timeless moment of heartrending agony happened at a museum in Pennsylvania when an overly touchy visitor got hands-on with a priceless clock, causing it to fall from the wall and smash into pieces. Security camera footage was posted online by employees from the National Watch... more »
  • Driver in crash that killed 2 pleads guilty, pays $800 fine

    April 2, 2016 8:52 PM

    In a story April 2 about a guilty plea from a delivery truck driver who crashed into a horse and buggy, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of the boy who died. David Beiler was 8, not 9. A corrected version of the story is below: MILL HALL,... more »
  • Police: 5 dead, at least 3 injured in Pennsylvania shooting

    March 10, 2016 4:22 AM

    WILKINSBURG, PA.- Police say five people have been killed in a shooting in suburban Pittsburgh and at least two gunmen are at large. Allegheny County police say four women and a man were killed late Wednesday during a backyard party in the Borough of Wilkinsburg. At least three others are... more »
  • Police: Mom's iPhone app helped cops find kidnapped daughter

    February 18, 2016 11:58 AM

    MILESBURG - Police say they were able to rescue a Pennsylvania woman kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend thanks to her mother's iPhone tracking app. Police say the 18-year-old man met the woman Tuesday in East Stroudsburg to discuss custody of a young child. They say he bound her hands, feet and... more »
  • No shadow: Pennsylvania groundhog 'predicts' early spring

    February 2, 2016 7:40 AM

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA.- The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, say the furry rodent has failed to see his shadow, meaning means he's "predicted" an early spring. Members of the top hat-wearing Inner Circle announced the "forecast" at sunrise, just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. A German legend has it... more »
  • Pa. man convicted of 1,068 counts in sex assaults on 2 minors

    January 22, 2016 11:32 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A central Pennsylvania man has been convicted of more than 1,000 counts of rape and related charges against two children. Forty-one-year-old Edward Geier, of Milesburg, could be sentenced to life in prison when he returns to Centre County court on March 18. The Centre Daily Times reports... more »
  • Cops: Intoxicated woman holding a baby on lap crashes car

    January 11, 2016 11:41 AM

    EPHRATA, Pa. - Police say a Pennsylvania woman was driving under the influence and holding a baby on her lap when she crashed her vehicle into a curb. Police tell LNP that Erika Rizzon, of Ephrata, struck a curb at the intersection just after 10 p.m. Saturday in Ephrata.... more »
  • Police: Pa. dad kept 11 kids in filthy home full of feces, meat

    January 6, 2016 12:06 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A father accused of keeping 11 children in a filthy home full of trash, feces and raw meat has been arrested in Pennsylvania. Tyree Fluellen, of Steelton, was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children. Child welfare workers found maggots overflowing... more »
  • Firm to pay up after making workers clock out for bathroom

    January 5, 2016 12:12 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania company that publishes business newsletters will pay about $1.75 million to thousands of employees who had to clock out while going on short breaks, including for the bathroom. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a federal judge has given the U.S. Department of Labor and the Malvern-based... more »
  • Dash cam video shows Pa. fire chief pull man from burning car

    December 30, 2015 1:31 PM

    DALLASTOWN - A volunteer fire chief is being lauded for saving a man from a burning car in central Pennsylvania. Dash cam video caught Chief Nate Tracey, of Goodwill Fire Company, jumping into action when he arrived on a crash in York Township on Monday morning. Tracey was the first... more »
  • Over $300K in claims so far over wayward blimp damage

    December 30, 2015 1:10 PM

    MUNCY - The Army has received 12 claims for over $300,000 in damages attributed to a wayward blimp that broke loose in Maryland and came to rest in the Pennsylvania countryside in October. Spokesman Dov Schwartz confirms the claims but says he can't disclose their nature. Pennlive.com reports the list... more »
  • Pa. diocese's posting of nun's trophy deer draws backlash

    December 7, 2015 3:20 PM

    ST. MARYS, Pa. - A Pennsylvania nun has come under criticism after a picture of 10-point buck she bagged was posted on her diocese's Facebook page Sister John Paul Bauer is shown in her nun's habit holding the deer by the antlers. Bauer says she had just said... more »
  • Pennsylvania teen misses turn, accidently runs full marathon

    November 24, 2015 2:40 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania teenager's family says he accidentally ran all 26.2 miles of the Philadelphia Marathon because he missed a turn on his half-marathon course. WPVI-TV reports Evan Megoulas runs on his high school's cross country team in Palmyra, 80 miles west of Philadelphia. He set out Sunday... more »
  • Army sending team to look into wayward blimp

    October 29, 2015 11:29 AM

    MUNCY, Pa. - The Army is sending a two-person accident-investigation team to Pennsylvania to look into why a military surveillance blimp came loose from its mooring in Maryland and floated away. Pennsylvania police are using shotguns to deflate the wayward blimp. The blimp, fitted with sensitive defense technology,... more »
  • Fighter jets track military blimp drifting over Pennsylvania

    October 28, 2015 2:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says U.S. fighter jets are tracking an unmanned Army surveillance blimp that tore loose from its ground tether in Maryland and is drifting north over Pennsylvania. Details are sketchy, but a statement from the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado says the blimp detached from... more »
  • Congressman swipes Pope's drinking water glass

    September 25, 2015 8:57 PM

    WASHINGTON- The Pope's water glass used during his address to a joint meeting of Congress yesterday was taken by a Representative from Pennsylvania who brought it to his office and took a sip. Congressman Bobby Brady of Philadelphia is a Catholic and made a bee-line to the lectern and... more »
  • Faulty cancer tests led to indictment

    July 31, 2015 9:01 PM

    HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA- A former hospital employee was indicted by a federal grand jury who found he performed flawed genetic tests on 124 late-stage cancer patients and lied about it. Floyd Benko is charged with health care fraud and making false statements. The genetic tests help doctors formulate treatment... more »
  • Cat freed from truck engine after 28-mile trip has new home

    July 14, 2015 11:27 AM

    HACKETTSTOWN, NJ - A cat rescued from the engine of a pickup truck after a 28-mile ride from Pennsylvania to New Jersey now has a new home. NJ.com reports that the cat was given to Jennifer Blunts and her boyfriend, John Tegethoff, at a ceremony Sunday. They will take... more »
  • College party gets furry

    June 27, 2015 5:00 PM

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A college party got a little wilder than expected when a black bear showed up. Authorities say the bear crashed the party early Saturday near the campus of Lehigh University, about 50 miles north of Philadelphia. Emergency officials received a flood of 911 calls after the 300-... more »
  • Man accused of running fake DUI checkpoint while drunk

    June 2, 2015 12:44 PM

    SOMERSET, PA - Police say a man who set up a drunken-driving checkpoint complete with road flares while pretending to be a Pennsylvania state trooper was drunk. Troopers say 19-year-old Logan Shaulis, of Somerset, parked his vehicle diagonally across state Route 601 and set up road flares at about 4... more »
  • Prostitute under senior's bed

    May 11, 2015 8:50 PM

    NORRISTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA- A man in his 70's lost his housing subsidy at an assisted-living facility after police found a prostitute hiding under his bed. The man paid prostitutes using money he earned selling alcohol to fellow residents. He was called a "more mobile gentleman" who went on booze runs... more »
  • Man charged in fight over whether Jordan or LeBron is better

    April 20, 2015 10:08 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, PA - Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a Pennsylvania man's arrest on aggravated assault and other charges. The Centre Daily Times reports that 22-year-old Daniel Mondelice was first arrested early Saturday after fighting with another... more »
  • Cops: Pa. man turned mom's day care center into heroin den

    March 31, 2015 10:04 AM

    SHAMOKIN, PA - Police say a Pennsylvania man turned his mother's day care center into a heroin den once the kids left for the day. The Shamokin News Item reports Tuesday that Ryan Varano told police he and another man would use Jesus' Lil Helpers Daycare to sell and use... more »
  • Falling headstone kills man

    March 30, 2015 7:49 PM

    THROOP, PENNSYLVANIA- A man decorating his relative's grave for Easter was killed when the headstone fell and struck him. It happened at Saint Joseph's Cemetery and the 74-year-old was hit in the head. A caretaker at the cemetery says the man and his wife visit the grave several times... more »
  • "An act of God"

    March 19, 2015 7:52 PM

    DANVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA- Doctors call it an extraordinary case of survival after a 22-month-old boy was pulled from the frigid water of a stream and was revived after an hour and 41-minutes of CPR. Gardell Martin was released from the hospital on Sunday and doctors say he made a full... more »
  • LSU basketball hits the practice court in Pittsburgh, prepares for NC State Play Video

    March 18, 2015 11:36 PM

    PITTSBURGH - The LSU Tigers arrived in Pennslyvania Wednesday, going through a practice at the CONSOL Energy Center and discussing the upcoming challenge of facing NC State in the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday. "We've matured a lot throughout the year and I feel like we're... more »
  • 5 students wrongly given 'Fifty Shades' puzzles

    February 13, 2015 12:29 PM

    MONESSEN, PA - A Pennsylvania school district superintendent says five middle school students were mistakenly handed word search puzzles based on "Fifty Shades of Grey" with such terms as "leather cuffs" and "spanking." The Valley Independent reports Monessen Schools Superintendent Leanne Spazak issued a statement Thursday apologizing and saying the... more »
  • Cops: Selfie Shows Teen Victim Dead in Chair, Shot in Face

    February 9, 2015 2:30 PM

    PITTSBURGH - Investigators say a 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy charged with killing another teen sent a third boy a selfie that also showed the victim shot in the face and sitting in a chair in the background. The family of the suspect, Maxwell Morton, says he doesn't have an attorney, and... more »
  • Selfie leads to teen murder arrest

    February 8, 2015 2:19 PM

    GREENSBURG - Authorities say a western Pennsylvania teenager charged in the shooting death of another teen took a selfie with the body and sent it to a friend on social media. The 16-year-old boy is charged with homicide and a firearms count in the death of 16-year-old Ryan Mangan.... more »
  • Handcuffed woman drives cop car

    January 28, 2015 7:40 PM

    CENTER TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA- There was a 100 mile-per-hour chase with a woman with her hands cuffed behind her back at the wheel. Police in Pennsylvania say Roxanne Rimer, was caught on camera driving after she stole a police cruiser near Pittsburgh. She managed to get the car in... more »
  • Prisoner sues over jail food

    January 7, 2015 7:53 PM

    STROUDSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA- An accused killer sued his jailers over his demands for a special diet. Rockne Newell contends the Monroe County jail is inflicting cruel and unusual punishment because his diet causes wild mood and energy swings and he'd be better off with kosher meals that Jewish prisoners get. ... more »
  • Ex-Marine's suicide ends rampage, manhunt

    December 17, 2014 6:24 AM

    PENNSBURG, PA - An ex-Marine's suicide has ended a rampage that left his ex-wife and five of her relatives dead a week after he lost a custody battle. Authorities say 35-year-old Bradley Stone's body was found Tuesday in woods near his Pennsburg home, about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia. They... more »
  • Workers free Pennsylvania inmate's arm from toilet

    December 2, 2014 10:01 AM

    SHAMOKIN, PA - A Pennsylvania prisoner is free - relatively speaking - after spending part of the weekend with his arm stuck in a toilet. The News Ite m in Shamokin reports that maintenance and emergency teams at the State Correctional Institution-Coal Township worked for several hours and wound up... more »
  • Pennsylvania Great Dane gives birth to 19 puppies

    November 18, 2014 10:18 AM

    YORK HAVEN, PA - Call it "19 Pups and Counting." WHTM-TV reports York County, Pennsylvania, residents Brandon and Aimie Terry's Great Dane recently gave birth to 19 puppies. Great Danes normally have seven to 10 puppies in a litter. But Brandon Terry says an X-ray of Snowy found at least... more »
  • CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

    October 22, 2014 10:59 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breadth of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says... more »
  • Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

    September 14, 2014 10:08 AM

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on Saturday looking for the shooter or shooters. State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said a "very... more »
  • Mom imprisoned for giving abortion pills to teen

    September 7, 2014 12:02 PM

    DANVILLE, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to prison for helping to end her teen daughter's pregnancy by giving her pills purchased online. 39-year-old Jennifer Ann Whalen of Washingtonville was sentenced Friday to nine to 18 months behind bars after pleading guilty to performing an illegal abortion. Whalen... more »
  • EBR looking outside Louisiana for teachers Play Video

    August 17, 2014 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge schools held a job fair in Pittsburgh Pa. to try to fill some of the open positions. School officials say they have more than 60 unfilled jobs and they are already a week into the school year. Watch the video to see... more »
  • Teacher sex

    July 9, 2014 7:56 PM

    NEW BRIGHTON, PENNSYLVANIA- A high school English teacher is charged with having sex with two 18-year-old students days before the graduated. Tiffany Leiseth is accused of a crime because the encounters with the male students happened when she still had a teacher-student relationship with them. Eighteen year olds... more »
  • Cops: Boy in knife attacks wrote chilling note

    April 25, 2014 3:50 PM

    PITTSBURGH - Police say the Pennsylvania boy accused of stabbing 21 high school classmates wrote a note saying he couldn't wait to see the "helpless looks" on students' faces when they realize "their precious lives are going to be taken." Police say the note was found in Alex Hribal's locker.... more »
  • Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

    April 20, 2014 2:35 PM

    YORK, Pa. - Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly. Nina Davuluri posted a statement on the Miss America Organization's Facebook page saying she contacted Central York High School to... more »
  • Less than 100,000 in Pa. remain without power

    February 8, 2014 10:35 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Thousands of Pennsylvanians are returning home as power is restored after an ice storm that downed trees and electrical lines. Less than 100,000 customers in Pennsylvania and Maryland remain without power Saturday evening. The majority of them are in the Philadelphia area. The utility PECO is reporting about... more »
  • Pull the tooth

    February 7, 2014 7:50 PM

    ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA- A man was ordered to stand trial for attacking a dentist with a tire iron because the doctor wouldn't pull a tooth. Philip Kienholz is charged with assault and remains in jail since he can't post his $25,000 bond. Police say Kienholz was angry at the... more »
  • "Jihad Jane" prison time

    January 6, 2014 7:22 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- The woman known as "Jihad Jane" was sentenced to ten years in prison for a terror plot aimed at a cartoonist who offended Muslims. Colleen LaRose could have gotten a life sentence but the judge accepted a government request to reduce the term because of Larose's extensive cooperation... more »
  • Beating over parking spot

    October 21, 2013 7:27 PM

    CARLISLE, PENNSYLVANIA- Police arrested two 17-year-olds for beating a 65-year-old man in a dispute over a parking spot. The boy's names were not released because they are charged as minors. Surveillance cameras captured the violence with one teen beating the man with a tree branch and punching him. The other... more »
  • Lunch stealing draws cops

    October 21, 2013 7:22 PM

    BREINIGSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA- A man was so mad someone stole his lunch out of the employee refrigerator that he called police. Police say an employee at Wakefern Food Corp. reported that an unknown person stole Jell-O brand strawberry Jell-O snack from the break room fridge. The unnamed 39-year-old was angry because... more »
  • "No Sir" beating

    October 9, 2013 8:00 PM

    LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA- In a disturbing case of domestic violence, a man who beat his wife in front of their kids because she didn't address him as "sir" got 23 months in prison and a year of parole. Dan Kopp routinely beat his wife with a wooden paddle or his hand... more »
  • Man on a mission to end distracted driving Play Video

    September 13, 2013 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One Pennsylvania man on a mission to stop distracted driving made his case to Baton Rouge students today. The founder of "End Distracted Driving," Joel Feldman, spoke to students at University High about the dangers of distractive driving. Feldman's daughter was killed in 2009 after she... more »
  • Van carrying clowns crashes in Pa., 1 clown hurt

    September 12, 2013 3:13 PM

    YORK, Pa.- Good thing they weren't crammed in a clown car. Pennsylvania police said a minivan with two clowns inside crashed outside the York Fair around 6 p.m. Wednesday when the driver missed the entrance and collided with an SUV while making a U-turn. The minivan was also pulling a... more »
  • 8 year old confronted by knife-wielding bandit

    August 14, 2013 7:48 PM

    READING, PENNSYLVANIA- A man is accused of trying to rob an 8-year-old girl at knife point while she was on her way to the grocery store to buy some vegetables. Her grandmother had given her $5 to buy carrots for some beef stew and police say Jackenzy Pierre confronted her... more »
  • Cops: Ex-player attacks Pa. football coach at home

    August 12, 2013 10:19 AM

    PITTSBURGH - Authorities say a former player attacked a western Pennsylvania high school football coach at his home, biting the coach so badly he needed 60 stitches to repair his ear. Police and Sharon coach Jim Wildman say they can't explain why 38-year-old Joseph Koscinski barged into the coach's home... more »
  • Rogue county issues gay marriage licenses

    July 30, 2013 7:31 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- Leaders in Pennsylvania sued to stop what they call a rogue county from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples saying it violates the law. D. Bruce Hanes in Montgomery County near Philadelphia began issuing licenses to gay couples last week saying the wants to "come down on the right... more »
  • Hearing set on request to dismiss Pa. NCAA lawsuit

    April 17, 2013 10:29 AM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Lawyers for the NCAA and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett are being summoned to a federal courtroom in Harrisburg next month to argue about a motion seeking to dismiss Corbett's anti-trust lawsuit against college sports' governing body. U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane on Tuesday scheduled oral argument for... more »
  • Pa. inmate denies hiding phone in prosthetic leg

    April 2, 2013 9:08 AM

    UNIONTOWN, Pa.- A former Pennsylvania jail inmate says he didn't sneak a cellphone into the lockup in his prosthetic leg, though he acknowledged having it for a year as he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Instead, 28-year-old Christopher Greer, of Uniontown, tells a judge the phone was in his cargo... more »
  • Police identify 2 dead in Pa. supermarket shooting

    March 28, 2013 1:02 PM

    PHILIPSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police say they believe a retired trooper killed his wife with a shotgun inside a supermarket and then himself two days after she filed for divorce. Department spokeswoman Maria Finn said the slain woman is Tracie Miscavish. Finn says she filed for divorce from her... more »
  • School truancy fight

    February 19, 2013 7:24 PM

    A school district in Pennsylvania that fined parents excessively for their kids' truancy approved a $265,000 settlement after it was sued. A federal judge ruled the Lebanon School district improperly fined the parents, even though state law allows truancy fines as high as $300. In some cases, the district's fines... more »
  • Pa. grad student sues, says C-plus cost her $1.3M

    February 13, 2013 3:07 PM

    EASTON - An eastern Pennsylvania judge says a graduate student's lawsuit over a C-plus grade she received can move forward. The (Easton) Express-Times says Northampton County Judge Emil Giodano ruled Wednesday that there's enough evidence for Megan Thode's lawsuit against Lehigh University to proceed. The Bethlehem university had argued that... more »
  • Police: Pa. man stopped for beer after breakout

    January 30, 2013 10:15 AM

    BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. - Police say a western Pennsylvania man stopped at a bar and had a beer minutes after he broke out of a police station holding cell after his arrest on an assault charge. The Washington County public defender's office on Wednesday declined to comment on the charges filed... more »
  • Pa. man gets drive-thru send-off after funeral

    January 28, 2013 12:34 PM

    YORK, Pa. - A Pennsylvania fast-food fan had one whopper of a funeral. Family members say David Kime "lived by his own rules" so it's only fitting he'd have it his way on the way to the cemetery. The hearse carrying the 88-year-old York man led his funeral procession through... more »
  • Vigil planned to remember Paterno 1 year later

    January 21, 2013 10:43 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Community residents have scheduled a vigil Tuesday to remember former Penn State coach Joe Paterno a year after his death. A family spokesman says the family won't be involved and intends to remain in privacy. Paterno died of lung cancer on Jan. 22, 2012, at age... more »
  • Judge hears arguments on Sandusky trial fairness

    January 10, 2013 10:48 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A judge has heard arguments from Jerry Sandusky's attorneys about the fairness of his trial but did not issue a ruling. The proceeding Thursday in central Pennsylvania related to Sandusky's claim that his lawyers didn't have enough time to prepare for his molestation trial. Sandusky's post-sentencing motions... more »
  • Criminal cases made Pa. AG hand over NCAA suit

    January 3, 2013 3:09 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Pennsylvania's attorney general says she granted Gov. Tom Corbett the authority to file a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA because her office is currently prosecuting three Penn State administrators. Attorney General Linda Kelly told The Associated Press on Thursday that "an actual conflict of interest... more »
  • Governor: NCAA sanctioned Penn St. to weaken it

    January 2, 2013 12:11 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - An antitrust lawsuit by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett against the NCAA argues the organization acted illegally and was motivated by a desire to gain power for its president and weaken the university. The 43-page complaint being filed Wednesday seeks to vacate all of the punishment related... more »
  • Governor to sue NCAA over Penn state sanctions

    January 1, 2013 3:47 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says he plans to sue the NCAA in federal court over sanctions imposed against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. The Republican governor has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday in State College to announce the... more »

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