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{FD} Pennsylvania veteran turns big trash into big business

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Jerry “JDog” Flanagan and his wife bought a jeep and took to the streets to drum up business for JDog Junk Removal and Hauling. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops put parking lot crack cocaine in ‘lost and found’

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Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say they’ve put about $1,600 worth of crack cocaine in their “lost and found box” in hopes of reuniting the drug with its rightful owner. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania man accused of mocking, punching man with cerebral palsy arrested

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A Pennsylvania man faces charges after he mocked and then sucker-punched a person with cerebral palsy as he left a convenience store. Continue reading

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{FD} Man mocking, punching person with cerebral palsy arrested

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A Pennsylvania man faces charges after he mocked and then sucker-punched a person with cerebral palsy as he left a convenience store. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania dad locked 2-year-old son in cage, left toddler and newborn home alone, police say

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Pennsylvania State Police say a 22-month-old boy was found locked in a makeshift wooden cage, and two younger siblings were also left alone in the same home, leading police to jail the father on child endangerment charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania school bus crash sends students to hospital

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A school bus flipped over on its side in Lancaster County, Pa. as students were on their way to school Wednesday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Baruch College fraternity brothers plead guilty in hazing death

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Four former Pi Delta Psi fraternity members pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday in the 2013 hazing death of Baruch College freshman Chun “Michael” Deng. Continue reading

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{FD} Speeding Amtrak engineer charged in 2015 crash that killed 8

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The state’s top prosecutor on Friday charged a speeding Amtrak engineer with causing a catastrophe, involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in a 2015 derailment that came after he accelerated to 106 mph on a 50 mph curve. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash

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The Latest on a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia (all times local): 7 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Philadelphia top prosecutor set for bribery trial June 19

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Philadelphia’s top prosecutor will go on trial later than initially planned in a federal bribery case that involves charges he promised legal favors in exchange for $100,000 worth of cash and gifts. Continue reading

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{FD} Math error means resentencing for ex-Jerry Sandusky attorney

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An attorney who helped represent former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his child sex abuse trial will be resentenced for embezzling $767,000 from his clients because a sentencing judge made a math error. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge orders prosecutors to charge Amtrak engineer in deadly crash

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A Philadelphia judge has ordered prosecutors to charge the speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a 2015 derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200, days after they declined to do so. Continue reading

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{FD} Man pleads guilty to bribing Philadelphia’s top prosecutor

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A man has admitted bribing Philadelphia’s indicted district attorney with gifts and cash. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge orders prosecutors to charge Amtrak engineer in crash

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A Philadelphia judge has ordered prosecutors to criminally charge the speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a 2015 derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman gets prison for pumping gas on victim during argument

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A Pennsylvania woman who doused another woman in gasoline during an argument about her smoking while she fueled up is headed to prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Latest Sandusky appeals hearing focuses on victim memories

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Jerry Sandusky is arguing his former defense lawyers didn’t properly represent him and wants a do-over of the 2012 trial that produced a 45-count conviction for child sexual abuse. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania paramedic helps teen tie his tie before prom

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A woman’s Facebook post about her coworker’s act of kindness is gaining a lot of attention. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops: Home Depot theft suspect fled on hood of getaway car

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Police say the suspect in a Home Depot theft in Pennsylvania escaped on the hood of a getaway car. Continue reading

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{FD} Defense: Emotional testimony by cop’s widow unfair to killer

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Defense attorneys say emotional testimony by a Pennsylvania state trooper’s widow was unfair to his killer and the death penalty imposed in his case should be overturned. Continue reading

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{FD} Man with sex record is vice principal for day at high school

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A man with a criminal record for exposing himself to women in South Carolina was briefly hired as a vice principal at a Pennsylvania high school. Continue reading

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{FD} Day care worker charged with urging kids to curse has died

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A Pennsylvania day care worker charged with coaxing 3- and 4-year-old children to use obscenities on camera has died while awaiting trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Sergeant jailed on charges he stole to feed gambling habit

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A Pennsylvania police sergeant has been jailed on charges he stole thousands of dollars from his department to feed his casino gambling habit. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Theft suspect escaped on hood of getaway car

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Police in Pennsylvania are looking for a theft suspect who they say punched a police officer and jumped on top of a getaway car, riding to freedom on the vehicle’s hood. Continue reading

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{FD} Customs agents find heroin inside ‘Success!’ greeting card

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Customs agents in Philadelphia say they found 8 grams (0.28 ounces) of heroin stuffed inside a congratulatory greeting card shipped from the Netherlands. Continue reading

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{FD} Feds expand charges against Philadelphia’s top prosecutor

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Federal authorities have expanded a bribery case against the city’s top prosecutor but say they don’t plan to delay his scheduled May 31 trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Philadelphia Amtrak crash: Engineer won’t be charged

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Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday no criminal charges will not be filed in the deadly 2015 train derailment that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others. Continue reading

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{FD} Amtrak engineer won’t be charged in deadly crash

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The speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200 others in Philadelphia won’t face criminal charges, the city district attorney’s office said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} 8 members of Penn State frat due in court in pledge’s death

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Eight members of a Penn State University fraternity are expected to appear before a judge to face charges that stem from the death of a pledge after an alcohol hazing ritual. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen gets college diploma before finishing high school

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She is the first high school student from HACC’s Gettysburg Campus to earn a college degree before earning a high school diploma. Continue reading

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{FD} Penn State fraternity brothers charged in connection with student’s death to be arraigned

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Penn State students were charged in connection with the death of Timothy Piazza, who suffered fatal injuries at a Beta Theta Pi pledge party. Continue reading

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{FD} Parents of black brothers sue district over alleged racism

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The parents of two black brothers say in a lawsuit that Pennsylvania school officials didn’t shield the boys from racist taunts, including when another student draped a Confederate flag over one of the boys. Continue reading

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{FD} 3-year-old buys Philadelphia police officers coffee

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Logan has the energy and curiosity of your every day 3-year-old boy but he has a head start in paying it forward. He took care of a group of police officers Thursday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer: Charge of rape at costume parties is ‘money grab’

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A lawyer for a Pennsylvania man accused of raping an 8-year-old boy at parties for people dressed in animal costumes says the accusations are simply a money grab. Continue reading

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{FD} Frat member told 911: ‘We have a friend who’s unconscious’

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A Penn State University fraternity member calling 911 for help in a case that has led to charges against 18 students following an alcohol-fueled party calmly told a dispatcher “we have a friend who’s unconscious.” The call from Beta Theta Pi member Rya… Continue reading

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{FD} Penn State to begin disciplinary proceedings after frat party death

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After charges against 18 Penn State fraternity brothers in the death of one of their pledges, the university is setting up for proceedings of its own. Continue reading

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{FD} Penn State frat member: Pleas to call 911 for unconscious pledge went unheard

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A Penn State fraternity member said Sunday that he repeatedly told other members to call 911 when he found Timothy Piazza unconscious on a couch, but no one did. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutors say uniformed police at trial could sway jury

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Federal prosecutors and an attorney representing a fired Pittsburgh police sergeant accused of punching a drunken man outside a football stadium are sparring over whether other officers should be allowed to wear uniforms while attending the trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Father digs up son’s cellphone at garbage dump

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A boy’s lost cellphone ended up in a New Jersey garbage dump and survived. Continue reading

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{FD} Joe Paterno’s son elected to Penn State’s board of trustees

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A son of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has been elected to the university’s board of trustees. Continue reading

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{FD} 18 frat members, frat, charged in Penn State student’s death

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Eighteen members of a now-shuttered fraternity at Penn State University and the frat itself are facing criminal charges in the death of a student who was fatally injured in a fall during an alcohol-fueled pledge night. Continue reading

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{FD} Pittsburgh cops investigating report of rape at Penguins playoff game

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A woman who said she was raped in a bathroom between periods of an NHL playoff game Wednesday night reportedly told police she screamed for a half-hour during the attack but no one helped her. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman says she was sexually assaulted during Penguins game

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A woman says she was sexually assaulted in a bathroom during a Pittsburgh Penguins playoff hockey game. Continue reading

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{FD} Pittsburgh crime lab ex-employee accused of stealing drugs

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A former crime lab employee in Pittsburgh allegedly stole and used drugs flagged as evidence, the Allegheny County Police Department said. Continue reading

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{FD} Priest pleads guilty to stealing $500K for casinos, concerts

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The rector of a church-owned retirement home for Roman Catholic priests has admitted embezzling a half-million to pay for casino visits, high-end dinners and Philadelphia Pops concerts. Continue reading

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{FD} College student dies after fall from 5th floor balcony

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Officials say a 19-year-old student has died after he fell from a fifth-floor balcony at a Catholic university in Pittsburgh. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman drove around with newborn’s corpse, police say

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A Pennsylvania woman drove around with her newborn daughter’s corpse in a cardboard box, and has been jailed on abuse of a corpse and other charges, court records show. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops: Pennsylvania man jailed, bit off tip of woman’s nose

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A Pennsylvania man who police say bit the tip off a woman’s nose has been jailed on attempted homicide and other charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania lawmaker shuts down internet troll by calling his grandmother

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Before you post something on a public website, you might want to consider whether it’s something you’d say in front of your grandmother. Continue reading

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{FD} Police hope video will help ID anti-gentrification vandals

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Philadelphia police hope surveillance video will help them identify some 30 vandals who damaged luxury cars and new buildings and left behind an anti-gentrification message. Continue reading

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{FD} Philly cops better on stop-and-frisk; illegal stops persist

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A new report finds the Philadelphia Police Department’s stop-and-frisk practices are improving, but also shows officers are still stopping thousands of people without a legal reason. Continue reading

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