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{FD} Philadelphia man says he was shot by his son’s robber

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Police say a father confronted the man who may have held a gun at his teenage son hours earlier – and was shot twice when they met. Continue reading

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{FD} Jury selection finished in trial of barracks ambush suspect

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Jury selection is finished in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a state trooper and wounding another in an ambush outside their rural Pennsylvania barracks. Continue reading

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{FD} Philadelphia prosecutor’s money woes scare lawyers away

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Philadelphia’s top prosecutor could soon be looking for another lawyer given financial problems at the heart of his bribery and extortion case. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-church official due in court as lawyers plan for retrial

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A longtime Philadelphia church official is due back in court as lawyers debate how many church abuse victims should testify at his retrial. Continue reading

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{FD} Man sentenced in purchase of bullets used in killing rampage

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A man accused of buying the bullets another man used to kill three people at random has been sentenced to 12 to 40 years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Verdict turns page in Penn State child molestation scandal

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Penn State is trying to turn the corner on the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, but the former FBI director who authored a scathing report on it more than four years ago says more changes are needed, even after the conviction of the university… Continue reading

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{FD} Woman guilty of kidnapping baby from mall food court

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A suburban Philadelphia woman charged with befriending a woman at a shopping mall and then taking her baby was convicted Friday of kidnapping and child concealment. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Penn St president guilty of 1 count of child endangerment

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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier has been found guilty of one count of child endangerment over his handling of a child sex abuse complaint against retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Continue reading

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{FD} US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case

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Jewish groups had pointed to scores of bomb threats against their communities as the most dramatic example of what they considered a surge in anti-Semitism. Continue reading

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{FD} Man finds wife and 6-year-old son stabbed to death in home

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Authorities say a New Jersey man found his wife and 6-year-old son stabbed to death inside their home. Continue reading

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{FD} Jury deliberations resume in Penn State ex-president’s trial

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Jurors have resumed deliberations in the child endangerment trial of former Penn State president Graham Spanier (SPAN’-yur). Continue reading

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{FD} Philadelphia policeman accused of dumping his dog at park

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A Philadelphia policeman has been accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park. Continue reading

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{FD} Church leader’s long legal odyssey over abuse claims returns

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A former Philadelphia church official long imprisoned over his handling of abuse complaints may soon learn if his legal odyssey will come to an end. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Jury gets case against Penn State ex-president

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The Latest on the criminal trial of former Penn State president Graham Spanier (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops: Mom beat, choked girl over incorrect Bible verses

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Police say a Pennsylvania woman severely beat her daughter, tried to strangle her and kicked her out of the house for incorrectly reciting Bible verses. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania man wanted in killing of 4-year-old is caught

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Police are looking for a person of interest after a the death of a four-year-old was ruled a homicide in Butler, Pennsylvania. Continue reading

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{FD} Six teen girls to be charged after fight ended with victim’s hair on fire

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A fight between two groups of teenage girls led to a 16-year-old being sent to the hospital with her hair set on fire — and now six other girls are going to be charged. Continue reading

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{FD} Bio box of Cardinal William Keeler

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NAME: William Henry Keeler. Continue reading

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{FD} Man jailed in abuse case now accused of murder solicitation

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A Pennsylvania karate instructor who was jailed after he was accused of molesting students is now charged with trying to solicit the murder of the alleged victims in the case. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged with taking bribes for military base work

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A Pennsylvania man took more than $100,000 in bribes in a scheme involving construction projects at two New Jersey military bases, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a criminal complaint released Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania toddler’s death ruled homicide, sparks investigation

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Police are looking for a person of interest after a the death of a four-year-old was ruled a homicide in Butler, Pennsylvania. Continue reading

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{FD} Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announces 20 medal winners

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A Massachusetts man who died saving a waitress from being stabbed by a mentally ill man and a 12-year-old Pennsylvania boy who died trying to save his father from a house fire are among 20 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania college student dies after skateboarding accident on campus

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A Pennsylvania college is mourning the loss of one its students after he died from injuries sustained in a skateboarding accident on campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Riot outside Pittsburgh jail: Windows shattered, officer injured

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A protest turned into a riot outside a Pittsburgh jail, leaving an officer injured, jail windows broken and car windows shattered Monday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Anonymous donor pays off Pennsylvania church’s $4M mortgage

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An historic Pennsylvania church is counting its blessings after someone donated several million dollars to pay off the church’s mortgage. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Alternate jurors being picked in Penn State case

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The Latest on the trial of former Penn State President Graham Spanier (all times local): 9:40 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Police add homicide by vehicle charge in firefighter’s death

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Police say a driver who crashed into the vehicle of a Pennsylvania firefighter rushing to the scene of a fatal hoverboard fire was high on the powerful psychedelic drug PCP. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy, 5, choked by dog pulling on his scarf in snow has died

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A 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy has died days after he was choked when the family dog pulled on his scarf as they played in the snow. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania boy dies after accidental choking involving dog, scarf

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A five-year-old boy who was accidentally choked when investigators say the family dog pulled his scarf too tightly around his neck, has died. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Jury selection slow in Penn St ex-leader’s trial

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The Latest on jury selection in the trial of Penn State’s former president (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Police investigate subway station fight between teens

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Police in Philadelphia are searching for a group of teenagers involved in a subway station fight. Continue reading

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{FD} Man claims NYC bar denied him service over pro-Trump hat

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A Philadelphia man has sued a New York City bar after he says he was denied service because he was wearing a hat supporting President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Jury selection to begin in Penn State ex-president’s trial

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Jury selection is set to begin on Monday in the trial of Penn State’s former president on charges that children were put at risk by how he responded to child sex abuse complaints about Jerry Sandusky more than 15 years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Trial for wife accused of shooting man after casserole fight

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A woman accused of fatally shooting her husband after an argument about a burned casserole, and then taking a photo of the body and texting it to a friend has been ordered to stand trial on a homicide charge. Continue reading

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{FD} Man surrenders to face charge in 3-year-old’s shooting death

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Authorities say a man has turned himself in to face a firearms charge in the shooting death of a 3-year-old girl in Pittsburgh. Continue reading

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{FD} Caught on camera: All-out brawl breaks out at Philadelphia subway station

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SEPTA police say a group of teens got into an all-out brawl. A lot of the wild scene was caught on cell phone video. Police are now hoping the public can help them. Continue reading

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{FD} Pittsburgh dad accused of brutally beating his children arrested

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A Pennsylvania man is in jail for allegedly beating his kids, one to the point of suffering seizures. Continue reading

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{FD} Pittsburgh man sought on gun charge after 3-year-old’s death

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A convicted felon who is not allowed to possess a gun is being sought by Pittsburgh police days after a 3-year-old girl was fatally shot at his home. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-trooper arrest in 2014 shooting death of pregnant wife

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A former Pennsylvania state trooper has been arrested in the 2014 shooting death of his pregnant wife. Continue reading

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{FD} Dog deformed by Thai butcher is now thriving in New Jersey

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A dog rescued from the dinner table but left with half a face in Thailand has found a new home in New Jersey and is thriving. Continue reading

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{FD} National Guard, state troopers escort sick toddler to hospital during Nor’easter

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National Guard humvees don’t typically escort toddlers. But when a 23-month-old needed an emergency medical procedure, and a ferocious Nor’easter threatened to prevent it, soldiers and police in Pennsylvania jumped into action. Continue reading

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{FD} Marijuana could be the answer for onetime steel hub in financial trouble

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When the U.S. steel industry fell apart, Pennsylvania’s Braddock Council President Tina Doose says so did many other businesses. Continue reading

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{FD} Backyard ice rink must come down, Pennsylvania town decides

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A Pennsylvania family thought building a hockey rink in the backyard was the solution for keeping the kids active during the winter — until town officials told them to tear it down. Continue reading

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{FD} Firefighter injured in crash on way to hoverboard fire dies

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A Pennsylvania fire department official injured in a crash while responding to a fatal fire on Saturday died of his injuries, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Hoverboard eyed in fire that killed toddler, critically injured 2

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A fire that killed a toddler and critically injured two others, and also led to critical injuries to a responding fire official, appears to have been sparked by a recharging hoverboard, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} State trooper’s alleged killer faces trial after 48-day manhunt

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A Pennsylvania man charged with killing one state trooper and injuring another back in 2014 led police on a 48-day manhunt through the Pocono Mountains before authorities captured him. Continue reading

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{FD} Construction unearths centuries-old coffins in Philadelphia

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Construction crews working on an apartment building in Philadelphia’s historic district got a shock last month when their backhoes started hitting coffins and unearthing fully intact human remains. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom who said ‘crazy voices’ prompted her to drown her kids stands trial

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A trial is under way for a mother of three accused of drowning two of her kids in a bathtub, and blaming it on voices in her head. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 teens send anonymous apology, $50 for library swastika

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Three anonymous teenagers have delivered an apology note and $50 to the Pennsylvania library where they sprayed a swastika using shaving cream in a parking lot. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania firefighters rescue same dog twice in one hour

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Firefighters rescued a dog that found his way onto a roof two floors up—then had to return when the determined pup found his way back up again. Continue reading

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