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Lawsuit: Lewd photo of nursing home resident shared

Jun. 26, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A lawsuit claims employees of a Pennsylvania nursing home shared a nude photo of a resident on social media. According to the lawsuit, the photo taken on New Year's Eve at Paramount Senior Living at Seven Fields showed the 83-year-old woman, who suffers from dementia, naked below the...

Franco hits go-ahead homer, Kapler tossed in Phillies win

Jun. 25, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins and Scott Kingery scrolled their phones inside the clubhouse looking for popular hot spots in Philadelphia with "Bamboo" in the name. Brad Miller had a beer in hand when he circled the area in front of his locker and stamped the imaginary setting, "The Bamboo Bar." With the...

Assembly eyes open primaries, end to straight ticket voting

Jun. 25, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers on Tuesday worked toward passage of a range of election law changes, including letting unaffiliated voters participate in primaries, providing easier absentee ballot deadlines and ending the longstanding practice of straight ticket voting. Both chambers of the...

State auditor general to run for US House, Democrats say

Jun. 25, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is telling fellow Democrats that he's going to run for Congress in a Harrisburg-area district that's in Republican hands, two Democratic Party figures told The Associated Press on Tuesday. DePasquale told them and others that he is...

Portraits of gunshot victims celebrate young lives lost

Jun. 25, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Terrez McCleary looks at the colorful, flower-filled portrait of her 21-year-old daughter, Tamara Johnson, it's as if she's seeing her baby frozen in time. A joyous smile stretched across Tamara's face, she lovingly holds her 2-year-old daughter, and leans toward her fiance. "I...

House OKs budget bill after stiff criticism by Democrats

Jun. 25, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's House of Representatives passed the main bill in a just-unveiled $34 billion compromise budget plan on Tuesday, despite hard criticism by rank-and-file Democrats that included a floor fight over whether they could criticize the package for lacking a minimum wage...

Man convicted of 3rd-degree murder in daughter's death

Jun. 25, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been convicted of third-degree murder in the death of his 4-month-old daughter. Thirty-one-year-old Joseph Gazzam of Mount Lebanon had pleaded guilty to a general homicide count as well as reckless and child endangerment. Following a degree-of-guilt hearing...

Senate votes to let local police use radar to catch speeders

Jun. 25, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to allow local police to use radar to catch speeding motorists is on its way to the state House after nearly unanimous approval in the Senate. Senators voted 49 to 1 on Tuesday for a bill that local departments have long sought. Current Pennsylvania law lets only state...

Hayley Wickenheiser headlines 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame class

Jun. 25, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

Hayley Wickenheiser was a lock to make the Hockey Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility and is the headliner of the induction class of 2019. The Canadian hockey star was announced as part of the six-member class Tuesday that includes former NHL players Sergei Zubov and Guy Carbonneau, Czech hockey star...

State GOP chair resigns after complaint by female candidate

Jun. 25, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican Party chairman stepped down Tuesday following a published report that he had traded sexually charged text messages with a Philadelphia City Council candidate and also sent her an explicit photo. Val DiGiorgio's resignation was announced by the state...