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Taxpayers foot bill for Pennsylvania politician's car wrecks

Aug. 16, 2018 2:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania state representative has had three car accidents in three years — with repairs and insurance claims covered by state taxpayers, records show. Rep. Margo Davidson, a Democrat who represents Delaware County, has a total bill for repairs and claims exceeding $30,000...

Woman fatally shot on front porch of family member's home

Aug. 16, 2018 7:27 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a woman found shot to death on the front porch of a family member's Philadelphia home may have been targeted. But they say a motive for the shooting remains under investigation. The 51-year-old woman was found shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday by police who were responding...

Odor diverts Philadelphia-bound flight to North Carolina

Aug. 16, 2018 6:46 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Frontier Airlines jetliner has arrived in Philadelphia nine hours after an odor forced it to land in North Carolina. Flight 1674 landed around 5 a.m. Thursday. Its 230 passengers and seven crew members were scheduled to arrive at 8 p.m. Wednesday from Orlando, Florida, but an odor in...

Air conditioning unit fire causes nursing home evacuation

Aug. 16, 2018 2:09 AM EDT

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — Fire officials in suburban Philadelphia say a nursing home had to be evacuated when an air conditioning unit caught fire. WPVI-TV reports crews responded to Manor Care Health in Lower Moreland around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities say an air conditioning unit was emitting...

Wilson Ramos has 3 hits, 3 RBIs as Phillies beat Red Sox 7-4

Aug. 15, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wilson Ramos became an instant favorite with his new team. Ramos had three extra-base hits and three RBIs, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Wednesday night in his first game wearing red pinstripes. The Phillies, who remained two games behind first-place...

Rare nickel sells for $4.5 million at auction

Aug. 15, 2018 11:32 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A rare nickel has sold for $4.5 million at a Philadelphia auction. Stack's Bowers Galleries sold the Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head nickel Wednesday night during the American Numismatic Association's World's Fair of Money at the Philadelphia Convention Center. It is named for financier...

Incoming freshman track athlete gunned down in Philadelphia

Aug. 15, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say an incoming freshman scheduled to compete in track and field for Penn State was found shot to death at his north Philadelphia home. Police said 18-year-old Kristian Marche was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the rear driveway of the home Monday night and died...

Eagles face Patriots again, this time in preseason

Aug. 15, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

It's not exactly a Super Bowl rematch, especially in the preseason. But the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots on Thursday night for the first time since the Eagles won their first Super Bowl with a 41-33 victory in February in Minneapolis. And just like at the Super Bowl, Carson Wentz will...

Man charged in Walmart shooting apologizes in court

Aug. 15, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

WYNCOTE, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia man apologized as he was arraigned on charges including attempted murder and aggravated assault in a shooting that wounded several people in a Walmart near the city. Keenan Jones, 30, apologized in a Montgomery County courtroom Wednesday, saying he hadn't slept for five...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Aug. 15, 2018 9:29 AM EDT

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ WAS YOUR HOME ASSESSED PROPERLY? IN PHILLY, YOU'RE PAYING EITHER WAY, Aug. 15 The property tax system in the city has been a maddening crapshoot for decades, with property assessments veering wildly from reality and property tax bills seeming to have been drawn up by a...