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  • Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash

    May 12, 2017 8:49 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania's top prosecutor has charged a speeding Amtrak engineer with causing a catastrophe, eight counts of involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in a 2015 derailment that came after he accelerated to 106 mph in a 50 mph zone. Prosecutors said Friday they have been in talks with engineer... more »
  • Pa. teen earns college degree before high school diploma

    May 9, 2017 10:43 AM

    HARRISBURG - A Pennsylvania girl has earned an associate's degree at a community college even before she has received her high school diploma. WPMT-TV reports 17-year-old Sadira Stallings will receive her degree in business administration from Harrisburg Area Community College on Thursday. Stallings completed 63 credit hours through the schools... more »
  • Ancestry.com helps family of dead boy find man posing as him

    April 12, 2017 3:06 PM

    PITTSBURGH - Federal prosecutors say Ancestry.com helped the family of a baby who died in Texas in 1972 discover that a Pennsylvania man had assumed the child's identity. Forty-four-year-old Jon Vincent was arrested in Lansdale, near Philadelphia, on Monday. Prosecutors say Vincent stole Nathan Laskoski's identity after escaping from a... more »
  • Pa. man in Drunk Lives Matter shirt charged with drunken driving

    April 5, 2017 9:15 AM

    NEWVILLE - Police in Pennsylvania say they arrested a man wearing a Drunk Lives Matter shirt for drunken driving. Police say 44-year-old Elwood Gutshall III's blood-alcohol content was about two and a half times the state's legal limit for drivers when he was pulled over early on March 19 in... more »
  • Coroner: Woman died of hemorrhage at Pennsylvania half-marathon finish

    April 3, 2017 11:50 AM

    SCRANTON - A coroner says a woman who collapsed at the end of a half marathon in Pennsylvania died of an internal hemorrhage. The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that the Lackawanna County coroner said Monday that 36-year-old Lindsay Doherty died of intra-abdominal bleeding. The married mother of three collapsed at the... more »
  • 2nd child dies in fire linked to exploding hoverboard

    March 16, 2017 5:26 PM

    HARRISBURG - Authorities say a second child has died from a fire in Pennsylvania that fire officials blamed on an exploding hoverboard. The deaths - if definitively linked to the two-wheeled, battery-powered scooter - would be the first in the U.S. caused by a hoverboard fire. A county coroner told... more »
  • Pa. man convicted of not filing taxes over 'mark of the beast'

    March 8, 2017 10:14 AM

    ALLENTOWN - A Pennsylvania man has been convicted of failing to file his income tax returns for 21 years because he considered using a Social Security number akin to using the "mark of the beast" spelled out in the Bible. James Schlosser, who lives in the town of Bird-in-Hand, was... more »
  • Mom says she ate twigs, snow to survive 26-mile hike in snow

    December 28, 2016 4:12 PM

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK - A Pennsylvania woman who walked 26 miles through the snowy Arizona backcountry for help after her family's car got stuck says she survived by eating twigs and snow and a desire to rescue her stranded husband and 10-year-old son. Karen Klein told NBC News and... more »
  • Mom suffocates baby son, kills self in murder-suicide

    December 27, 2016 10:07 AM

    YORK - Police in Pennsylvania are investigating after they say a 40-year-old mother intentionally suffocated her 1-year-old son before taking her own life in an apparent murder-suicide. The bodies were found by officers who were dispatched to Sheri Shermeyer's Shrewsbury Township home for a welfare check on Monday afternoon. Shermeyer... more »
  • Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court

    December 4, 2016 11:57 AM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is taking her bid for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election to federal court. A lawyer in the recount case said "make no mistake - the Stein campaign will continue to fight for a statewide recount." After announcing... more »
  • Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount

    December 3, 2016 7:46 PM

    HARRISBURG - The Green Party is dropping its court case seeking a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election. It had wanted to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated. The decision came Saturday, two days before a court hearing in the... more »
  • Community paints blue stripe in middle of road to honor cops

    November 24, 2016 4:55 PM

    BAINBRIDGE, Pa. - A community in central Pennsylvania has painted a blue stripe between the double-yellow lines on some streets to express support for police, firefighters and ambulance workers. But the state Department of Transportation is concerned that Conoy Township might have crossed a line - figuratively, that is. According... more »
  • Judge again refuses to toss Bill Cosby's sex-assault case

    November 16, 2016 2:43 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania judge has denied Bill Cosby's latest attempt to get his sexual assault case dismissed. Judge Steven O'Neill on Wednesday rejected arguments that Cosby was unfairly prejudiced because prosecutors waited a decade to bring charges over a 2004 encounter at his suburban Philadelphia home. The ruling clears... more »
  • Coroner: 1 of 2 Pennsylvania police officers shot has died

    November 10, 2016 9:24 AM

    CANONSBURG, Pa. - One of two western Pennsylvania police officers "ambushed" and shot while responding to a domestic situation has died, and police are searching for a suspect, authorities said Thursday. Washington County Coroner Tim Warco didn't immediately identify the slain Canonsburg officer pending notification of relatives. State police Trooper... more »
  • 2-year-old from Houma hit by relative's truck in Pennsylvania mobile home park

    October 18, 2016 1:41 PM

    WILLIAMSPORT, PA - A Louisiana toddler was killed after she was hit by a truck driven by a relative in a mobile home park in Pennsylvania. The undercarriage of the truck hit the girl and carried her about 20 feet. Lycoming County Coroner identified the toddler as 2-year-old... more »
  • 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 »

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