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Man gets 20-year prison term for fatal post-Super Bowl fight

May. 23, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted in the stabbing death of another man after a fight in New Jersey during celebrations over the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl win is now headed to prison. Supreme Life received a 20-year term Wednesday The 57-year-old Lumberton man was convicted in March of passion...

Woman accused of beating mom over game volume to stand trial

May. 23, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

YOUNGWOOD, Pa. (AP) — A woman will stand trial on allegations she beat her mother and shaved her head because she thought the older woman was listening to the Pittsburgh Steelers' game too loudly on the radio. A judge ruled Wednesday that Delores Amorino was competent to stand trial. But the judge said...

Chance for severe storms in parts of Pennsylvania

May. 23, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Forecasters say people need to be alert for the chance for some severe storms in parts of Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms packing damaging winds and hail are possible in the central part of the state on Thursday. Forecasters say scattered...

Davis speeds to NY as Mets stun Nationals in 8th for 6-1 win

May. 23, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rajai Davis took batting practice Wednesday afternoon in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The 38-year-old outfielder ended his night hitting a three-run homer that capped a thrilling eighth-inning rally for the New York Mets. "It was a normal day when it started," Davis said after a memorable 6-1...

Democratic pledges against big money come with an asterisk

May. 23, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders wants to crack down on outside groups that do political spending, though one is allied with his presidential campaign. Elizabeth Warren has vowed no untraceable "dark money" will help her White House bid, despite being backed by an organization that doesn't disclose some of...

Bell's splash HR not enough; Rockies cruise past Pirates 9-3

May. 23, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Another feat of strength from Josh Bell didn't do the Pittsburgh Pirates much good Wednesday night. For the second time in two weeks, the switch-hitting slugger homered into the Allegheny River on the fly. Before then, only three balls had splashed into the river without bouncing since...

Bankruptcy judge approves sale of Reading Eagle to chain

May. 22, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

READING, Pa. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved the sale of the 150-year-old Reading Eagle to a publisher known for its aggressive cost-cutting. MediaNews Group, better known as Digital First Media, offered $5 million for the assets of the Reading Eagle Co., which filed for bankruptcy...

Early stretch-run mode: Mets to use closer Díaz in 8th

May. 22, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Switching into stretch-run mode even before Memorial Day, the New York Mets will start using All-Star closer Edwin Díaz more often in the eighth inning. New York began Wednesday with a 22-25 record, 5½ games back of NL East-leading Philadelphia. Manager Mickey Callaway said he was...

Man on trial in slaying of sleeping co-worker in hotel room

May. 22, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man is on trial in the shooting death of a sleeping co-worker in a New Jersey hotel room 2½ years ago. Cumberland County prosecutors allege that 36-year-old Larry John Pulcine Jr. shot 33-year-old Ivan "Scott" Strayer at the Wingate Inn in Vineland, where the two...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

May. 22, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: HIGH-SPEED RAIL WORTHY OF DREAMING The Altoona Mirror, May 22 It's impossible to predict whether a fully functional system of high-speed passenger rail service ever will come to this part of Pennsylvania. However, for the Keystone State as a whole and other states in close...