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Where you die can affect your chance of being an organ donor

Oct. 14, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved. But the local organ collection agency said no. It gave no reason, no explanation to his family, though the Connecticut man appeared to be a well-qualified...

Memphis, Houston share top spot in AAC preseason hoops poll

Oct. 14, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Houston and Memphis share the top spot in the American Athletic Association's preseason basketball coaches' poll. The Cougars and Tigers finished with 113 points. Houston received seven first-place votes, while Memphis got four first-place votes in the poll released Monday at the...

Covered bridges to get $2.5 million refurbishment project

Oct. 14, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Some of Bucks County's covered bridges will be getting a makeover due to a $2.5 million refurbishment project. The project will include all seven county-owned spans. At one point there were more than 50 covered bridges in Bucks County, but now only a dozen remain. Those still...

Landscaper killed when mower slides into creek, overturns

Oct. 14, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

CORNWALL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say the co-owner of a landscaping company died when his mower slid into a creek and overturned while he was working at a retirement community in Pennsylvania. Cornwall police say 66-year-old Ralph Schreiber was cutting grass with a zero-turn mower when the accident occurred...

Boil water advisory in western Pennsylvania after pump fails

Oct. 14, 2019 6:24 AM EDT

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — More than 16,000 customers in four western Pennsylvania communities are waiting to learn if a boil water advisory has been lifted. The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County told residents in McKeesport, Port Vue, Versailles and White Oak to boil their water after a pump failed...

Police: 5 men, 1 teen boy struck in Philadelphia shooting

Oct. 13, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say six people ranging in ages from 14 to 27 have been hit by gunfire in a shooting in north Philadelphia. A Philadelphia police news release says six victims were taken to Temple University Hospital after 911 calls of a shooting came in at about 5:24 p.m. Sunday. Police say the...

In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

Oct. 13, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law. But the mere fact that words like "transgender" are...

Eagles' thin pass defense exploited by Vikings

Oct. 13, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Philadelphia cornerback Rasul Douglas settled in near the sideline after his initial backpedal, playing zone coverage while Minnesota's Stefon Diggs kept on speeding down the field midway through the second quarter. That safety help over the top never came. Diggs hauled in the 51-yard...

NJ man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in carjacking slaying

Oct. 13, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a man slain during a carjacking three years ago in Pennsylvania. The (Chambersburg) Public Opinion reports that 19-year-old Adiel Sanchez Frometa was also convicted Thursday of robbery of a motor vehicle...

1 dead, 1 critically injured in apartment building fire

Oct. 13, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a fire in a southwest Philadelphia apartment building has claimed the life of one man and critically injured another. Fire crews responding shortly after 5:30 a.m. Sunday reported thick, black smoke billowing from the three-story building. Emergency crews helped several...