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Man convicted of killing wife on Lake Erie sentenced to life

Dec. 11, 2018 3:36 PM EST

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man convicted of fatally shooting his wife, tying her body to an anchor and tossing it into Lake Erie, then trying to cover up the crime by claiming she had apparently fallen overboard, was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. A judge Tuesday imposed...

Woman pleads guilty to bludgeoning, crushing boyfriend

Dec. 4, 2018 11:26 AM EST

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to killing her boyfriend by stabbing him, hitting him with a table leg and crushing him under the weight of her roughly 300 pounds. Windi Thomas, of Erie, faces a sentence of 18 to 36 years after pleading guilty to third-degree murder. She had been scheduled for...

Pennsylvania dioceses outline child sex abuse victim funds

Nov. 8, 2018 4:30 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Seven Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said Thursday that they have taken steps to set up victim compensation funds, nearly three months after a chilling grand jury report documented decades of child sexual abuse by priests in the state. The Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Scranton...

Pelicans to operate G League team in Birmingham, Alabama

Oct. 24, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans will field a G League team in Birmingham starting in the 2022-23 season. The Pelicans announced Wednesday they have acquired the rights to the NBA G League team, giving the developmental league 28 teams by the 2019-20 season. The team, which hasn't been...

Pennsylvania priest pleads guilty to sexual abuse of 2 boys

Oct. 17, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — One of two Roman Catholic priests charged as a result of the damning Pennsylvania grand jury investigation admitted he sexually abused children, pleading guilty Wednesday to corruption of minors and child endangerment. The Rev. David Lee Poulson , 65, of Oil City, was arrested...

The Latest: Priest pleads guilty in child sex abuse case

Oct. 17, 2018 10:49 AM EDT

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a Catholic priest pleading guilty to child sexual abuse charges (all times local): 10:40 a.m. A former priest in the Erie Diocese is admitting that he committed sexual abuse of children, pleading guilty to corruption of minors and child endangerment. The Rev. David Lee...

Mixing bravado and insults, Trump rallies delight supporters

Oct. 15, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gazes out over his rally crowd and lets loose a stream of insults with a theatrical flourish and playful grin. He jabs at Cory Booker the "disaster" mayor, Elizabeth Warren the "Pocahontas" pretender and "sleepy" Joe Biden. "I want to be careful," Trump tells the...

Trump on rally blitz as he tries to stave off Dem gains

Oct. 14, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gazes out over his rally crowd and looses a stream of insults with a theatrical flourish and playful grin. He jabs at Cory Booker the "disaster" mayor, Elizabeth Warren the "Pocahontas" pretender and "sleepy" Joe Biden. "I want to be careful," Trump tells the crowd,...