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Yoga business works to bring calm to exhausted community

Feb. 20, 2019 11:10 AM EST

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) — On a frigid January night, Leigh Garbo-Minniefield is placing candles around the perimeter of a dance studio at the Father Ryan Arts Center in McKees Rocks. An oil diffuser fills the space with the calming aroma of frankincense. Her husband, Jacques Minniefield, adjusts a projector...

Amtrak modifies Keystone Service due to weather

Feb. 20, 2019 9:42 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amtrak is modifying its Keystone Service between New York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, because of the impending winter storm. On Wednesday, Trains 647 and 651 will terminate in Philadelphia. Train 656 will originate in Philadelphia and Train 620 is canceled. Amtrak says Northeast Corridor...

Prosecutors: Man had more than 56,000 child porn files

Feb. 20, 2019 7:34 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man who worked at a suburban pediatric center has admitted collecting thousands of child pornography videos and images. Federal prosecutors say 27-year-old Cameron Carlucci pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing and distributing child porn. He now faces at least five years...

Pennsylvania bracing for latest round of winter weather

Feb. 20, 2019 6:57 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvanians are bracing for another round of winter weather that's expected to create a messy afternoon commute. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most areas, with 1 to 4 inches of snow and sleet expected before the precipitation turns to all rain...

Judge vacates murder conviction for man on death row

Feb. 20, 2019 12:28 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge has vacated the murder conviction of a man who spent nearly three decades on death row, citing prosecutorial misconduct. Orlando Maisonet was convicted of murder at a trial prosecuted by Roger King, who died in 2016. Philly.com reports Maisonet was acquitted in the...

Miller leads Lightning past Flyers for seventh straight win

Feb. 19, 2019 10:45 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning showed off their depth to continue their roll. Tampa Bay was without top goal scorer Brayden Point and top defenseman Victor Hedman, and it rested starting goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy. Oh, and the NHL points leader, Nikita Kucherov, had a rare off night. Not a...

Kindergartener found with handgun on school bus

Feb. 19, 2019 6:35 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — School officials in Pittsburgh say a kindergartener was found with a handgun on a school bus. Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh says the gun was found in the student's backpack Monday after school was dismissed. The student attends the Pittsburgh Faison K-5 school. Pugh...

Man pleads guilty in rape, murder of Pennsylvania teen

Feb. 19, 2019 6:28 PM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty on Tuesday in the rape, murder and dismemberment of a 14-year-old girl, and the victim's adoptive mother has agreed to plead guilty and serve a life sentence. Jacob Sullivan, 46, pleaded guilty to all charges in the 2016 death of Grace Packer. A jury...

College trustee quits over Nazi uniform costume photo

Feb. 19, 2019 5:52 PM EST

A Pennsylvania college trustee apologized and announced his resignation Tuesday after a student found a 1980 yearbook photo in which the trustee wore a Nazi uniform costume. Gettysburg College President Janet Morgan Riggs said in an email to the college community that Bob Garthwait decided to step down from the...

Ex-detective faces charges in sexual assault of witnesses

Feb. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia police officer was arrested Tuesday on allegations he sexually assaulted male witnesses and suspects over his decade-plus career as a detective. A judge ordered 52-year-old Philip Nordo held without bail in protective custody during a preliminary arraignment...