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Neighbor convicted in political official's slaying

Jun. 15, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A neighbor has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Republican official outside Philadelphia almost two years ago. Jurors in Chester County deliberated for almost 10 hours Thursday before convicting 53-year-old Clayton Carter III of West Goshen Township....

Authorities: Woman jumps from bridge, leaving 3 kids in car

Jun. 15, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

HOMESTEAD, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman parked her car on a western Pennsylvania bridge and jumped to her death, leaving three young children inside the vehicle. The Pittsburgh public safety department said police, fire and emergency medical crews responded to the Homestead Grays Bridge at about 7:20...

Police: Man dragged to death trying to stop car thief

Jun. 15, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a man was killed when he was dragged down a north Philadelphia avenue while trying to stop another man from stealing his car. A police spokesman says a man estimated to be in his 20s was trying to steal a 2006 black Acura on North Broad Street on Friday night. Police say the...

Wristband transit passes to be tested in Pittsburgh

Jun. 15, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Your wrist could be your bus pass. The Port Authority of Allegheny County plans to begin testing "ConnectBands." The blue bracelets will work just like the ConnectCards already in use, according to the authority. About 200 one-size-fits-all bands will be available on a first-come,...

College students' leftover meal plan money helps the needy

Jun. 15, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — For the last 15 years, Bloomsburg University students have been quietly stocking the shelves of a town food cupboard, donating more than a ton of food and thousands of dollars in meal-plan funds each year. With the help of those donations, volunteers at the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard...

Ex-employees struggle to adjust to cabinetry maker's closing

Jun. 15, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

KREAMER, Pa. (AP) — For many of the 938 former Wood-Mode employees suddenly left without a job, the last few weeks have been a whirlwind of job fairs, filling out unemployment compensation applications and meetings with career coaches. They've also been struggling emotionally. Tammy Landis worked in the...

19 dead animals found in pet carriers, garbage bags

Jun. 14, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

WINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Nineteen dead animals have been found behind a Pennsylvania home in what one humane officer calls the worst case of animal cruelty she's ever seen. The bodies of one dog and 18 cats were found Wednesday in carriers, bins or garbage bags in a wooded area of Butler County....

Judge: UPMC's 5-year deal with Highmark can't be extended

Jun. 14, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A 5-year-old agreement between two Pittsburgh-based health care conglomerates can't be extended through litigation past its June 30 expiration date, a Pennsylvania judge said Friday. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson wrote that a clause in the 2014 consent decree involving UPMC...

Former public officials sentenced in money laundering scheme

Jun. 14, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say two former public safety officials were sentenced in what prosecutors call a scheme to extort bribes and kickbacks from people in Bucks County. The U.S. Attorney's Office made the announcement Thursday, nearly a year after the two pleaded guilty to money laundering....

Woman charged in New Orleans in Pennsylvania man's death

Jun. 14, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Tennessee woman faces a second-degree murder charge in connection with the stabbing death of a Pennsylvania jeweler in New Orleans. The New Orleans District Attorney's Office says 25-year-old Magen Hall was indicted Thursday. Hall's name also appears as Megan Hall on some court...