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Sergeant shoots attacking dog, officer hit by ricochet

Jan. 18, 2019 12:18 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say an officer was struck by a ricochet bullet after a police sergeant opened fire on an attacking dog in Philadelphia. The police officer, sergeant and a probation officer were at a home in north Philadelphia Thursday evening to serve a warrant when the dog got loose....

Strautmane helps No. 12 Orange women defeat Pitt 82-50

Jan. 17, 2019 9:37 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Digna Strautmane scored 22 points, nine in the pivotal third quarter, and No. 12 Syracuse won its ninth straight Thursday night, 82-50 over Pittsburgh. Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi added 16 points and Tiana Mangakahia 14, also nine in the third quarter, as the Orange (15-2, 4-0 ACC) outscored the...

Sports betting in Pennsylvania hits $16M in first full month

Jan. 17, 2019 7:55 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first full month of legal sports betting in Pennsylvania saw gamblers wager just over $16 million at three casinos. Thursday's report by Pennsylvania state regulators includes December results for sports betting at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course near Hershey,...

Jurors convict man in Temple University student slaying

Jan. 17, 2019 7:20 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without possibility of parole Thursday in the slaying of a 22-year-old Temple University student. Jurors convicted Joshua Hupperterz of first-degree murder and possession of an instrument of crime in the death of Jenna Burleigh. He...

After bloody 2018, Philadelphia unveils gun violence plan

Jan. 17, 2019 5:46 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Months after declaring Philadelphia's gun violence a public health emergency, the mayor presented a roadmap Thursday of broad goals to address the problem. The initiatives unveiled by Mayor Jim Kenney take a public health approach to gun violence and aim to tackle poverty, invest in...

Congressman who worked on Trump's PA campaign is resigning

Jan. 17, 2019 5:37 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tom Marino, a five-term Republican congressman who helped steer Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign in Pennsylvania, said Thursday that he is resigning just days into a new term. In a statement, Marino said his last day will be Jan. 23 and that he is taking a job in the...

King holiday Liberty Bell ceremony off due to shutdown

Jan. 17, 2019 5:03 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say a ceremony held annually at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday will not be held this year due to the partial government shutdown. Dr. William Tucker, chair of the Martin Luther King Jr. Association for Nonviolence Inc., which...

Police seek volunteers to get drunk for them; many respond

Jan. 17, 2019 4:33 PM EST

KUTZTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police department's request for volunteers to get drunk for law and order purposes generated a predictably enthusiastic response. The Kutztown Police Department sought three volunteers to drink hard liquor to the point of inebriation so officers could be trained how to...

Suspect in double homicide agrees to testify for prosecution

Jan. 17, 2019 3:42 PM EST

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — One of three men charged in the Halloween night 2016 slayings of a mother and her son in central Pennsylvania has entered guilty pleas and agreed to testify against his co-defendants. Pennlive.com reports that 32-year-old Casey Wilson pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of...

5-term Republican Congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania is resigning, taking job in private sector

Jan. 17, 2019 12:25 PM EST
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — 5-term Republican Congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania is resigning, taking job in private sector.