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Guardian charged in death of 4-year-old Philadelphia girl

Nov. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a guardian has been charged with murder in the death of a 4-year-old Philadelphia girl who was previously thought to have fallen out a second-floor window. The district attorney's office said Tuesday that 38-year-old Samilya Brown was charged with murder, endangering the...

Police widow wants Philly DA off Mumia Abu-Jamal appeal

Nov. 12, 2019 2:13 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police widow Maureen Faulkner is trying again to have Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's office removed from the latest appeal over her husband's 1981 traffic stop death. Faulkner filed a petition Tuesday with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court after losing a similar fight in a...

NFL at 100: Eagles upset Patriots, give Philly a special win

Nov. 12, 2019 11:00 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rookie running back Corey Clement took the snap out of shotgun formation, rolled to his left and pitched the ball to third-string tight end Trey Burton, who caught it coming off the end, ran a few steps and floated a pass to backup quarterback Nick Foles in the end zone for a touchdown....

Snow, bitter cold take aim at Pennsylvania

Nov. 12, 2019 6:27 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Snow and icy conditions are slowing traffic in parts of Pennsylvania as commuters head to work and road crews treat surfaces because bitter cold is expected to follow for the ride home. Erie and Crawford counties in the northern part of the state remain under a winter storm warning....

Analysis: Waiters' future in Miami is very unclear

Nov. 12, 2019 1:32 AM EST

Dion Waiters leads the Miami Heat in suspensions and headlines this season. And his future is very unclear. Waiters won't be with the Heat for at least nine more games — his 10-game suspension for repeated conduct deemed detrimental to the team started Friday when Miami visited the Los Angeles Lakers...

Walker gets hot late, scores 29 as Celtics beat Mavs 116-106

Nov. 11, 2019 11:36 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker took on some extra responsibility at the offensive end in Boston's first game since Gordon Hayward broke his left hand. Walker made a trio of key 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with 29 points, Jaylen Brown added 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Celtics beat the...

Jordan Matthews excited to begin 3rd stint with Eagles

Nov. 11, 2019 7:15 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jordan Matthews was so excited to return to the Philadelphia Eagles again that he picked up his young son and ran around the house. "I was like a kid in a candy store," Matthews said Monday. "It was like getting drafted all over again. I was just so happy. I picked up my son, ran around...

Man in custody in fatal shooting of 11-year-old brother

Nov. 11, 2019 5:36 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police are questioning a 19-year-old man in the fatal shooting of his 11-year-old brother. The boy was shot in the chest around noon at his home in West Philadelphia. He died at a hospital. Police say his brother went door to door asking neighbors for help. He was taken...

Pennsylvania schools struggling with bus driver shortage

Nov. 11, 2019 1:15 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania school districts are struggling with a shortage of bus drivers. A decline in the number of licensed school bus drivers statewide has some districts scrambling to get students to and from school, a situation that has gotten "progressively worse," according to Mike Berk,...

Tracks reopen after train cars derail in Pennsylvania

Nov. 11, 2019 8:04 AM EST

HEMPFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Railroad workers have reopened the tracks after nearly a dozen rail cars derailed in western Pennsylvania. Norfolk Southern says full service was restored early Sunday. Three Norfolk Southern trains were involved in the Friday derailment just west of the Georges Station Road bridge in...