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Philly hospital's plight spurs aid pledge, Sanders rally

Jul. 15, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A longtime Philadelphia teaching hospital will stop admitting emergency room patients this week as its impending closure drew pledges of millions in aid to the community Monday and condemnation during a rally at the hospital by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Gov....

Trump tweets send stinging message to countless Americans

Jul. 15, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When President Donald Trump tweeted that four congresswomen should "go back to where they came from," Erika Almiron was reminded of the first time she heard the same comments. She was a new fourth-grader at a predominantly white Italian-Catholic school. Since then, the daughter of...

Man serving life called 'likely innocent,' ordered freed

Jul. 15, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison a quarter-century ago was ordered freed from prison Monday after the Philadelphia prosecutor's office told the court last month that he was "likely innocent" of the murder for which he was convicted. Chester Hollman III, 48, was freed from state prison...

Pennsylvania casinos rolling out online gambling

Jul. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is joining the short list of states where online casino-style gambling is available. Parx Casino in suburban Philadelphia and Penn National's Hollywood Casino near Hershey launched online gambling portals to patrons statewide as part of a three-day test watched by state...

Police officer returns fire, kills homicide suspect

Jul. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania police officer killed one of the suspects in a homicide in an exchange of gunfire. Allegheny County police superintendent Coleman McDonough says 30-year-old Joshua Antonio Makhanda-Lopez was found shot to death in a car in Penn Hills on Sunday...

Husband of Pittsburgh official acquitted in Detroit

Jul. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The husband of an elected official from Pittsburgh has been acquitted of misdemeanor charges related to a trip to Detroit. The prosecutor's office says a jury on Monday cleared Khari Mosley of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace at a hotel. Mosley is the husband of Chelsa Wagner, the...

AP source: Simmons, 76ers agree to $170 million, 5-year deal

Jul. 15, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The max deal is the latest big commitment by a team expected to make a serious push at its first NBA...

Suspended NJ deputy facing federal charges in teen sex case

Jul. 15, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suspended New Jersey sheriff's deputy accused of having sex with a 17-year-old Pennsylvania girl and posting the video online is now facing federal charges. NJ.com reports that 33-year-old Joshua Padilla of Eatontown was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pennsylvania on charges of...

2 plead in death of woman hit by stray bullet

Jul. 15, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

FELTON, Pa. (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty to charges in the death of a woman in a vehicle struck by a bullet as they were target shooting in Pennsylvania two years ago. The York Daily Record reports that 44-year-old Todd Kraft and 23-year-old Jeremy Robbins pleaded guilty Monday to reckless...

Mayor wants police at playground events after 2nd shooting

Jul. 15, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has asked the police department to increase its presence at parks and recreation events following the second mass shooting in a month at a city playground. On Saturday night, two men opened fire at a crowded west Philadelphia playground where a cookout and...