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Rantanen scores twice, Avalanche beat Flyers 3-1

Dec. 12, 2019 1:21 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen put his first shot right where Carter Hart could make a great save. He didn't give the Philadelphia goaltender a chance on his next two scoring opportunities. Rantanen had two goals and Pavel Francouz made 32 saves to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-1 win over the Flyers on...

Jarry’s shutout streak ends as Montreal beats Penguins 4-1

Dec. 11, 2019 10:44 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tomas Tatar's 10th goal of the season ended Tristan Jarry's franchise-record shutout streak and sparked the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Jarry's shutout run ended at 177:15 on Tatar's power-play goal 12:24 into the second period that...

Police kill barricaded gunman who shot Pennsylvania trooper

Dec. 11, 2019 9:11 PM EST

A police visit requested by concerned friends of a mentally ill man who hadn't been heard from in weeks turned deadly early Wednesday when state troopers shot and killed him, ending a 14-hour standoff that began when he shot and wounded a trooper. Police said they entered the home of Delos Lowe through an...

DA calls dad 'responsible' in death of teen by twin brother

Dec. 11, 2019 5:34 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top prosecutor asserted Wednesday that a man is culpable for a fatal shooting in which one of his twin teenage sons accidentally killed the other. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner dropped murder charges against 18-year-old Fayaadh Gillard in the Dec. 1 death...

Prosecutors offer guidelines on dishonest police witnesses

Dec. 11, 2019 4:03 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The county prosecutors' association in Pennsylvania gave its members guidelines Wednesday about informing defendants when police officers on their cases have been shown to be dishonest or biased, or may have committed crimes or engaged in certain types of misconduct at work. The...

Fiscal watchdog urges shutdown of immigrant detention center

Dec. 11, 2019 3:54 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's independently elected fiscal watchdog said Wednesday that his staff was repeatedly refused a tour of a Berks County facility that is one of three family detention centers in the United States that hold children and parents who are seeking asylum or entered the country...

Pennsylvania university faculty get 12% raise over 4 years

Dec. 11, 2019 3:09 PM EST

HARRISBURG (AP) — Faculty at Pennsylvania state universities will go without a pay raise this year but see their salaries climb at least 12 percent over the next three years. The four-year contract approved Wednesday covers about 5,000 professors and instructors at 14 schools. Spokesman David Pidgeon of...

Pennsylvania governor says 'no' to speculation about VP

Dec. 11, 2019 10:21 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday that the answer is “no” to speculation that he would agree to join a Democratic presidential nominee's ticket as the pick for vice president. Wolf reiterated that stance when asked during an appearance with his wife Frances on...

Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to child luring in New Jersey

Dec. 11, 2019 10:01 AM EST

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to charges of child luring and endangerment after driving to New Jersey from Pennsylvania with the intent to have sex with a 14-year-old . According to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, Dean Leon, 51, of Enola, Pennsylvania, had developed an online...

Fire damages home once owned by baseball great Honus Wagner

Dec. 11, 2019 7:14 AM EST

CARNEGIE, Pa. (AP) — A fire that broke out Tuesday in a home once owned by baseball Hall of Famer Honus Wagner might have started in a clothes dryer, officials said. The dryer was in the basement of the home on Beechwood Avenue and the fire spread through the walls and climbed up the dwelling. “When...