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2 acquitted of homicide in 2016 slaying in Harrisburg alley

Feb. 18, 2019 2:45 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A jury has acquitted two men of homicide charges in the death of a man gunned down in an alley in Pennsylvania's capital city. Jurors in Dauphin County deliberated for about two hours Friday before acquitting 28-year-old Vernon King and 29-year-old Kurt Tasker. Tasker was acquitted...

Man convicted in American Legion post slaying to face life

Feb. 18, 2019 2:34 PM EST

CARLSISLE, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted of a slaying in an American Legion post in central Pennsylvania will face a life prison sentence without possibility of parole. Jurors in Cumberland County deliberated for about 90 minutes Monday before opting for the life term rather than a death penalty for...

New owners plan to move historic riverboat to Ohio winery

Feb. 18, 2019 1:41 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The new owners of Cincinnati's historic Showboat Majestic plan to continue using the double-decker riverboat as an entertainment venue on the Ohio River. Adams County real estate agent Joe Brumley and his wife, Cortnee, bought the country's last floating theater for around $110,000 this...

Police: Teenage girl shot in face, suspect in custody

Feb. 18, 2019 11:35 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a suspect is in custody in the shooting of a teenage girl hit in the face by a gunshot in northeast Philadelphia. A police spokesman says officers responded shortly before 10:30 a.m. Monday to an address in the city's Rhawnhurst neighborhood. Officers found a girl about 14...

18-year-old slain after weekend vigil for 17-year-old

Feb. 18, 2019 10:32 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old was shot and killed after a weekend vigil for a teenager slain on the same southwest Philadelphia street two nights earlier. WPVI-TV reports that police haven't yet said whether they believe the two shootings are related. Officers responded just before...

Stained glass windows reported stolen from former church

Feb. 18, 2019 10:02 AM EST

BRADDOCK, Pa. (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania are investigating the theft of 13 stained glass windows from a shuttered church in suburban Pittsburgh. The Mon-Valley Initiative says a passer-by noticed the theft Thursday at the 126-year-old former First United Presbyterian Church in Braddock. The...

Amateur radio society recruiting members young or old

Feb. 18, 2019 9:40 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Amateur radio operators relay radio messages during natural and man-made disasters and fun events like Pittsburgh's Great Race. And they don't get a dime. They can't, according to Federal Communications Commission regulations. Instead, their noncommercial messages relay information...

School threat system fields thousands of tips in first month

Feb. 18, 2019 7:34 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A threat reporting system now required for all Pennsylvania schools fielded more than 4,900 tips in its first month, about a third of them considered serious enough to pass along to local police and school officials. The goal of the Safe 2 Say Something program, which funnels tips to...

Horses rescued after fall into frozen lake water

Feb. 18, 2019 12:21 AM EST

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Crews have rescued two horses that escaped from their Pennsylvania farm and became trapped in an icy lake. Gunther and Wilhelm are two 15-year-old Clydesdales that live at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm near Stroudsburg. WNEP-TV reports the pair got loose Saturday morning and...

Claims against school over teen's disappearance dismissed

Feb. 17, 2019 5:43 PM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed an eastern Pennsylvania mother's argument that a school should be held responsible for psychological harm and bad publicity over her teenage daughter's disappearance to Mexico with a married man. The suit alleged that Lehigh Valley Academy violated the...