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Task force: Public 'essentially paid for' 76ers NJ fee

Oct. 17, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey task force indicated Thursday that the Philadelphia 76ers got approved for a bigger tax break than they deserved when they moved their practice facility to Camden, New Jersey. Task force attorney Jim Walden said Thursday the public "essentially paid for" the roughly...

Bicycle deliveryman acquitted in fatal stabbing of developer

Oct. 17, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury found a Philadelphia bicycle deliveryman not guilty Thursday of voluntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a real estate developer in a case that carried racial implications. The jury agreed that 22-year-old Michael White acted in self-defense in the July 2018 stabbing of...

Pennsylvania's individual health plan premiums to rise 4%

Oct. 17, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Premiums for health insurers' individual policies in Pennsylvania for 2020 will reflect an aggregate statewide increase of 4%, with an increase of 10% in the small group market. The Pennsylvania Department of Insurance said Thursday that the new plans will be available when open...

Pennsylvania governor's OT expansion rule heads to a vote

Oct. 17, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is scaling back a proposal to extend overtime pay eligibility to thousands of workers in Pennsylvania, and his administration on Thursday put it on a path to a vote within weeks over the protests of business groups. Wolf's administration submitted its proposed...

Suit: Hospital mishandled infection that killed 3 babies

Oct. 17, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

The parents of a newborn who died in a Pennsylvania hospital's neonatal intensive care unit allege in a lawsuit that hospital officials failed to protect their son from a lethal bacterial infection that had already killed two other premature babies. Geisinger knew the neonatal intensive care unit of its flagship...

'Fragile' Steelers still optimistic 2019 is salvageable

Oct. 17, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin's expression and the circumstances surrounding it summed up the plight of his injury-ravaged team perfectly. "Seriously, guys?" the Pittsburgh Steelers coach said when asked if Mason Rudolph would be the quarterback after being cleared of the NFL's concussion protocol. It's a...

Diocese pays $4.4M in abuse compensation to 57 victims

Oct. 17, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania diocese has announced a nearly $4.4 million payout to 57 victims of sexual abuse by its clergy and seminarians. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg made the announcement Thursday about the payment through the out-of-court compensation program. The Pittsburgh...

Brothers charged with starting Philadelphia blaze

Oct. 17, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a blaze that tore through a Philadelphia building last year was set by two brothers who owned a business there and wanted to collect insurance money. The U.S. Attorney's office said Thursday that 39-year-old Imad Dawara, of Swarthmore, and 41-year-old Bahaa Dawara, of...

NFL season rockets Pennsylvania to new sports betting record

Oct. 17, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sports betting in Pennsylvania blew through its previous monthly record with the start of the NFL season. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Thursday that gamblers bet a record $194.5 million in September at nine casinos and two off-track betting parlors where sports betting...

Police: Woman killed her husband, claimed he killed himself

Oct. 17, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

MORRISDALE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman who claimed her husband killed himself has been charged with murder in his death. WJAC-TV reports 46-year-old Kimberly Williams, of Morrisdale, has been charged with shooting her husband in their home March 14. Police say they found Ronald...