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Funerals held for 4 children killed in day care fire

Aug. 18, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Residents of a Pennsylvania city gathered to mourn and remember four of the five children who died when fire swept through a home child care center. A funeral service was held Saturday in Erie for 8-year-old La'Myhia Jones, 6-year-old Luther Jones Jr., 4-year-old Ava Jones and 9-month-old...

Chief: Smoke detectors lacking at child care where 5 died

Aug. 13, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania home child care center where a fire killed five kids did not have enough working smoke detectors, the fire chief said Tuesday. There was one detector in the attic of the Harris Family Daycare in the lakeside city of Erie, Fire Chief Guy Santone told a news conference...

The Latest: Human Services doesn't check for smoke detectors

Aug. 13, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a home day care center fire in Pennsylvania that killed five children (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A spokeswoman for Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services says it does not regulate smoke detectors in state-licensed home day care facilities. Ali Fogarty said Tuesday that...

A fire chief says there weren't enough smoke detectors at a Pennsylvania day care where a fire killed 5 children

Aug. 13, 2019 3:30 PM EDT
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A fire chief says there weren't enough smoke detectors at a Pennsylvania day care where a fire killed 5 children.

Firefighter was dad to 3 of 5 kids killed in day care blaze

Aug. 12, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Three of five kids killed in a fire at a home child care center in Pennsylvania were the children of a volunteer firefighter who was responding to another call, an official said Monday. Luther Jones' two daughters and a son were trapped in a blaze in the lakeside city of Erie while he was...

5 children killed in fire at Pennsylvania day care center

Aug. 12, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A day care center where children could stay overnight as their parents worked was ravaged Sunday by a fire that killed five and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said. The victims in the lakeside city of Erie, Pennslyvania, ranged in age from 8 months to 7 years, Chief Guy...

Police say 5 children have died in a fire at a Pennsylvania day care center

Aug. 11, 2019 3:41 PM EDT
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Police say 5 children have died in a fire at a Pennsylvania day care center.

Trump's America: Where politics dictate definition of racism

Aug. 6, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — It was the last morning of the workweek, and Scott Bremner, a popular talk-radio host here, found himself — again — in the role of accidental referee on the issue of race. And again, the discussion was inspired by racial provocations from President Donald Trump. For one...

Audit: Hundreds wrongly got criminal record for unpaid bills

Jul. 25, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — People convicted of theft for such minor issues as overdue library books or plumbing bills may not realize they have a record because a district judge in northwestern Pennsylvania misclassified civil claims against them, a state official said Thursday. Former District Judge Brenda...

Railroad employee working on tracks hit, killed by train

Jul. 9, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A commuter railroad worker in Philadelphia has been fatally struck by a train while doing work on the tracks. Police say it happened Monday night at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's Erie Station on the Broad Street Line. Workers with the National Transportation...