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Father dies after saving struggling 11-year-old son in ocean

Jul. 30, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania father died while rescuing his son who was struggling in rip currents while swimming in the ocean off Atlantic City, New Jersey. Emergency responders went to the beach around 9:30 a.m. Monday on a report of a child drowning. Before they arrived,...

The Latest: Child, pregnant mom found dead in car amid flood

Jul. 12, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on flooding and storms around Pennsylvania (all times local): 1:10 a.m. A Pennsylvania police chief says a pregnant woman and her 8-year-old son have been found dead in a car swept away by floodwaters. Douglass Township Police Chief John Dzurek told news outlets the car was...

Ex-mayor pleads guilty to corruption day after resignation

Jul. 2, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The former mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges he shook down businesses for bribes and campaign contributions throughout his term and a half in office. Bill Courtright's plea in federal court to bribery, extortion and conspiracy came less than 24...

David Ortiz shooting suspect charged with drug possession

Jun. 20, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The man in custody in the Dominican Republic on suspicion of shooting former baseball star David Ortiz was indicted Thursday on drugs and weapons charges unrelated to the shooting. Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz was indicted in New Jersey on cocaine and heroin possession charges, a charge of...

MediaNews plans to cut 81 jobs at Reading Eagle

Jun. 19, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

The new owners of the Reading Eagle plan to lay off more than a third of the staff after they assume control of the 150-year-old newspaper and the company's other assets later this month. MediaNews Group stepped forward to buy the Reading Eagle Co. for $5 million after the family-owned company filed for...