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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Science classroom explosion injures 5 Pa. students

    November 28, 2012 12:38 PM

    CARLISLE, Pa. - Authorities say a small explosion and fire in a Pennsylvania eighth-grade science classroom has injured five students. Cumberland County spokeswoman Meg Silverstrim says two of the children have been taken by helicopter from Wilson Middle School in Carlisle to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She says the... more »
  • 11 puppies found skinned, Pa. humane officials say

    November 26, 2012 12:34 PM

    MACUNGIE, Pa. - Animal welfare workers in northeast Pennsylvania say someone skinned 11 puppies before dumping their bodies near a public park. DNA tests will be done to determine if the puppies are dogs, coyotes or some other type of domestic or wild animal. The Lehigh County Humane Society says... more »
  • "Smoke and Fog Equals Smog..."

    October 31, 2012 6:35 PM

    Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia and New York will experience the after effects of Sandy into the weekend. On October 30, 1948, Donora, Pennsylvania experienced a different deadly event. Pittsburgh was known as the Steel City and communities surrounding it contributed to the production of steel. On that October day,... more »
  • Cops: Drunken woman tried to 'save' ducks in storm

    October 31, 2012 12:35 PM

    GLEN ROCK, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman faces charges that include risking a catastrophe after she jumped into a raging creek to "save" a couple dozen wild ducks. Southern Regional Police in York County said Justina Laniewski went into the Codorus Creek in Glen Rock on Monday evening, and her... more »
  • Biden to attend funeral today for ex-Sen. Specter

    October 16, 2012 10:41 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania's longest-serving U.S. senator, will be remembered at a funeral service attended by Vice President Joe Biden, his longtime senate colleague. Family members say the 82-year-old Specter died Sunday of complications from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The public service is scheduled for noon Tuesday at Har Zion... more »
  • Police: Man tries to rob bank of $1 in prison bid

    October 9, 2012 12:40 PM

    NORTHERN CAMBRIA, Pa. - Police say a man tried to rob a Pennsylvania bank of $1 because he hoped to be sent to a federal prison nearby. A police complaint says 50-year-old regular customer Jeffrey McMullen walked into an AmeriServ bank Friday in Northern Cambria and handed notes to tellers... more »
  • Pa. police: Suspect tried to eat marijuana plant

    October 3, 2012 12:31 PM

    SCRANTON, Pa. - Perhaps it was a case of the munchies. Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say an alleged pot dealer tried to destroy evidence by eating a marijuana plant. The Times-Tribune reports that 33-year-old Jeremiah Carmody faces several drug-related charges following events on Monday in Scranton. Police say Carmody tried... more »
  • Gettysburg already bracing for big 150th crowd

    September 27, 2012 3:22 PM

    GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The 150th anniversary of the decisive Civil War battle in Gettysburg is nine months away, but national park officials in Pennsylvania, tourism planners and hotels are bracing for what is expected to be a huge turnout. Gettysburg tourism office spokesman Carl Whitehill said Thursday many hotels in... more »
  • Police: Pa. couple sold neighbor's lost puppy

    September 20, 2012 12:42 PM

    LEECHBURG, Pa. - Police say a Pennsylvania couple sold a neighbor's lost puppy for $50 rather than return it to its owner. Police in Leechburg, about 25 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, say a golden retriever and a Rottweiler puppy wandered onto the property of Scott and Roxanne Duff on Sept.... more »
  • NCAA task force to oversee $60M Penn St. fine

    September 18, 2012 11:02 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A new NCAA task force will come up with guidelines for how to distribute the record $60 million fine that Penn State has agreed to pay in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The money will fund programs designed to combat child sexual abuse and... more »
  • Police: Pa. woman offered roadside stripteases

    September 13, 2012 12:23 PM

    UNIONTOWN, Pa. - A southwestern Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges she was flagging down motorists and offering to take off her clothes for cash. Online court records don't list an attorney for 35-year-old Jackie Hatter, of Uniontown. She remained jailed Wednesday unable to post $25,000 bond. The Herald-Standard... more »
  • Police: Pa. man nabbed in toilet theft scheme

    September 6, 2012 12:37 PM

    WINDBER, Pa. - Police say a western Pennsylvania man's toilet theft scam didn't end with a clean getaway. Thirty-two-year-old Bobby Clifford Smith III faces theft and related charges for allegedly exchanging a toilet he didn't buy for gift cards at a Somerset County home improvement store. State police say Smith,... more »
  • Police: Pa. woman cited nonexistent twin in theft

    August 22, 2012 12:38 PM

    BIG BEAVER, Pa. - Police say a western Pennsylvania woman blamed her nonexistent twin sister for stealing items from a hotel room. The Beaver County Times reports Wednesday that police charged 31-year-old Jennifer Brown, of Rochester, with false reports and theft. State police say Brown took some bed clothes, an... more »
  • Cops: Pa. man stole pot, said it 'smelled so good'

    August 14, 2012 12:34 PM

    CHARLEROI, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania man is accused of stealing a small bag of marijuana held as evidence because he allegedly couldn't resist the drug's aroma. Authorities say that 27-year-old David Allan Thompson of Charleroi stopped at a police station Saturday night to offer police some unspecified information. Police... more »
  • 2 men charged with staging Pa. reality TV robbery

    August 6, 2012 12:26 PM

    INDIANA, Pa. - Police have charged two out-of-state men with robbing two other men in western Pennsylvania by claiming they were recording a video for a reality TV show called "You Just Got Robbed." Police in Indiana, Pa., tell The Associated Press the incident happened about 1:20 a.m. and that... more »
  • Police: New mom smoked bath salts in Pa. hospital

    July 6, 2012 12:40 PM

    ALTOONA, Pa. - A new mother has been charged with smoking the powerful synthetic stimulant known as bath salts two days after she gave birth, while still in the maternity ward of a central Pennsylvania hospital. Online court records don't list an attorney for 31-year-old Carla Murphy, of Altoona, who... more »
  • Police: Potato chip trail led to Pa. suspect

    July 6, 2012 12:21 PM

    WASHINGTON, Pa. - Police say they followed a trail of potato chips to catch a southwestern Pennsylvania burglary suspect. Washington police say 21-year-old Benjamin Sickles was arrested early Thursday after he allegedly broke into a Subway restaurant and stole several bags of snacks. Investigators say Sickles broke a glass door... more »
  • Jindal sent to Ohio, Pennsylvania to rebut Obama

    July 5, 2012 9:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - To offer a rebuttal to President Barack Obama, Republicans are dispatching Gov. Bobby Jindal to some of the same towns Obama is touring in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Jindal is a potential vice presidential nominee for Republican Mitt Romney. Obama is departing Thursday on a two-day bus tour... more »
  • Police: Pa. inmate tried to hail cab from hospital

    July 3, 2012 12:33 PM

    BEAVER, Pa. - Sheriff's deputies say a western Pennsylvania county jail inmate wearing an orange-and-white striped uniform tried to hail a taxi to escape from a hospital where he was taken for medical treatment. The Beaver County Times reports Tuesday that 23-year-old Holden Wooley was taken to Heritage Valley Beaver... more »
  • Pa. car thief swipes earrings off baby left inside

    June 22, 2012 12:58 PM

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Police say a Pennsylvania thief stole an SUV with a baby inside as the mother unloaded groceries, then swiped the little girl's gold earrings before ditching the vehicle. The 1-year-old was unhurt and quickly reunited with her mother after the car was stolen Wednesday afternoon in Allentown.... more »
  • Prosecutors rest case in Sandusky sex-abuse trial

    June 18, 2012 10:32 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - The mother of one of Jerry Sandusky's alleged victims says her son's underwear was frequently missing from the laundry and he claimed he'd thrown it away because he had an accident. The mother of the teen called Victim 9 by prosecutors was the last witness called Monday... more »
  • Police: W. Pa. man blamed dog for apartment arson

    June 14, 2012 12:35 PM

    LILLY, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania man who blamed his dog for causing an apartment fire has been jailed on charges that he set the blaze himself. The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown reports Wednesday that Cresson Township police have charged 58-year-old John Saparo with setting the July 12 fire, though police... more »
  • 'ZOMBIE' vanity plate leads to Pa. stun gun arrest

    June 12, 2012 12:55 PM

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman who allegedly hit a man with a stun gun during a pedestrian hit-and-run was arrested after police say her vanity license plate made her easy to track down. Allentown police say Yardley Joy Frantz was promptly arrested Friday after witnesses spotted her "ZOMBIE" license... more »
  • Pa. woman sentenced for foreclosure notice arson

    April 24, 2012 12:28 PM

    CORRY, Pa. - A northwestern Pennsylvania woman will spend 10 years on probation for attempting suicide by setting fire to her home with a foreclosure notice. The Erie Times-News reports Monday that Erie County Judge John Garhart opted not to imprison 48-year-old Eve Shreve, saying her actions were "entirely due... more »
  • Boy Guilty of Killing Pregnant Woman

    April 13, 2012 7:43 PM

    A judge in Pennsylvania found a boy guilty of using a shotgun to kill his father's pregnant girlfriend while she slept when he was eleven-years-old. Jordan Brown is now 14. The judge found him delinquent, which in juvenile court, is equivalent to guilty. The judge closed the trial to all... more »
  • Pa. school bus driver gets 2 DUI's within 17 hours

    April 2, 2012 12:53 PM

    WASHINGTON, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania man fired after he was charged with driving three busloads of students under the influence of alcohol has been charged with driving drunk in his own vehicle less than 17 hours later. Online court records don't list an attorney for 49-year-old Miguel Rivera, of... more »
  • Family sues after wrong body prepped for viewing

    April 2, 2012 12:41 PM

    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania family is suing a hospital and funeral home after the wrong man's body was prepared for a viewing that had to be canceled after the family discovered the error. Richard Tkacik's family is suing the Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center and a Richland Township funeral... more »
  • Spilled Milk

    March 30, 2012 7:54 PM

    Don't cry over spilled milk, just sprinkle lime on it like they did in Pennsylvania. A few thousand gallons spilled when a truck overturned near York Springs and about 3,000 gallons went into a creek. Crews sprinkled lime to prevent the milk from curdling, which could cause a horrendous smell... more »
  • 'Year of the Bible' Resolution called Unconstitutional

    March 26, 2012 7:39 PM

    A resolution on the Bible passed by the Pennsylvania State House is called unconstitutional by a group that includes atheists and agnostics. The resolution declared 2012 the "Year of the Bible" and the Freedom from Religion Foundation sued the measure's sponsor, the House clerk and the House parliamentarian. It was... more »
  • Pennsylvania clinic shooting victims listed in fair, good condition

    March 11, 2012 11:56 AM

    PITTSBURGH- Officials in western Pennsylvania say the four people still hospitalized after a shooting rampage at a psychiatric in clinic in Pittsburgh remain in fair or good condition. A spokeswoman for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center says a 35-year-old man is listed in good condition while two other men,... more »
  • Cops: Pa. man fesses up after reading about heist

    February 16, 2012 11:20 AM

    LEECHBURG, Pa. - Police say a western Pennsylvania man who claims to have split personalities confessed to robbing a Chinese restaurant after reading about it in the newspaper and realizing he was the person who did it. Online court records don't list an attorney for 23-year-old Timothy Beer, of Leechburg,... more »
  • Police: Mumbling suspect had a mouth full of crack

    February 14, 2012 12:26 PM

    AMBRIDGE, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania man is jailed on drug charges because police say something other than a confession came out of his mouth when he was hit with a stun gun. The Beaver County Times reports Tuesday that 56-year-old Frank Lee Turner was mumbling when Ambridge police stopped... more »
  • Pa. judge to consider Sandusky jury, bail issues

    February 10, 2012 5:07 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A dispute about whether people from the State College area will be allowed to sit as jurors in Jerry Sandusky's child sex-abuse case is the subject of a hearing in a Pennsylvania courtroom. Today's proceeding at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte is also expected to address... more »
  • Toothless Pa. bank robbery suspect needed dentures

    February 1, 2012 1:10 PM

    WAYNESBURG, Pa. - A woman who appeared to not have any teeth in surveillance photos from a western Pennsylvania bank robbery last month has confessed, apologized and told police she planned the heist because she needed the money for dentures. Evelyn Marie Fuller, 49, of Carmichaels, on Wednesday remained in... more »
  • Pa. smoke shop has Santa huff on hooka

    December 21, 2011 12:35 PM

    GREENVILLE, Pa. - A northwestern Pennsylvania tobacco shop is turning the image of the jovial, pipe-smoking Santa on its head by having Saint Nick huff on a hookah. Up In Smoke store manager Sue Stoyer tells The Greenville Record-Argus customer reaction to the display has been mixed. But she notes... more »
  • Police: Pa. man fakes mom's obit to get time off

    December 12, 2011 12:44 PM

    BROOKVILLE, Pa. - Authorities in northwestern Pennsylvania say a man published an obituary for his living mother in a ploy to get paid bereavement time off from work. Relatives called The Jeffersonian Democrat newspaper in Brookville after the obit appeared to report the woman was actually alive and well. ... more »
  • Police: McQueary didn't report abuse to them

    November 16, 2011 4:25 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A central Pennsylvania police chief says his department did not receive reports from a then-Penn State graduate assistant related to an allegation of child sexual abuse against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Mike McQueary wrote in an email to a friend that was made available... more »
  • McQueary email: I stopped Sandusky, went to police

    November 15, 2011 5:22 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Mike McQueary told a friend from Penn State that he stopped an alleged assault by Jerry Sandusky on a 10-year-old boy in 2002 and went to the police about it. In the email dated Nov. 8 from McQueary's Penn State account and made available to... more »
  • Pa. official: Paterno not target of investigation

    November 7, 2011 12:40 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania's attorney general says Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is not a target of an investigation into possible sexual abuse by one of his former assistants and how the school handled the accusations. Linda Kelly spoke Monday, two days after child sexual abuse charges were... more »
  • Boy Locked in Coffin

    October 5, 2011 7:42 PM

    A couple in Pennsylvania is accused of locking their seven-year old son in a coffin wearing a diaper in a case of child abuse. Lori Gardner and Brian Sleboda are also accused of duct taping the boy to a chair as a form of punishment. The boy and a two-year... more »
  • Dad has Son Pull Teeth

    October 3, 2011 7:25 PM

    A man in Easton,Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment after his 14-year-old son tried to pull out his own teeth because he'd never seen a dentist. Francisco Torres told a judge he "procrastinated" in getting the boy dental care. Police say the boy broke two teeth and had to have... more »

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