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Casey ends consideration of a presidential run in 2020

Jan. 18, 2019 9:31 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is ending any consideration of joining a potentially crowded Democratic field running for president in 2020. Casey's statement Friday comes a couple months after he dropped hints that he was considering a run, fresh off easily winning a third term...

Amtrak modifies service because of winter storms

Jan. 18, 2019 8:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak is modifying service in the Northeast and Midwest because of winter storms moving through the region. The Capitol Limited, from Chicago to Washington, and the Lake Shoe Limited, from Chicago to New York, are canceled on Saturday. On Sunday, five Acela trains and six Northeast...

Suburban Philadelphia school district closed after threat

Jan. 18, 2019 7:27 AM EST

UPPER MERION, Pa. (AP) — Schools in a suburban Philadelphia school district are closed after an undisclosed threat was received. The superintendent of the Upper Merion Area School District tweeted the announcement early Friday morning. The nature of the threat wasn't described. In his tweet, Superintendent...

Sergeant shoots attacking dog, officer hit by ricochet

Jan. 18, 2019 12:18 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say an officer was struck by a ricochet bullet after a police sergeant opened fire on an attacking dog in Philadelphia. The police officer, sergeant and a probation officer were at a home in north Philadelphia Thursday evening to serve a warrant when the dog got loose....

Strautmane helps No. 12 Orange women defeat Pitt 82-50

Jan. 17, 2019 9:37 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Digna Strautmane scored 22 points, nine in the pivotal third quarter, and No. 12 Syracuse won its ninth straight Thursday night, 82-50 over Pittsburgh. Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi added 16 points and Tiana Mangakahia 14, also nine in the third quarter, as the Orange (15-2, 4-0 ACC) outscored the...

Sports betting in Pennsylvania hits $16M in first full month

Jan. 17, 2019 7:55 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first full month of legal sports betting in Pennsylvania saw gamblers wager just over $16 million at three casinos. Thursday's report by Pennsylvania state regulators includes December results for sports betting at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course near Hershey,...

Jurors convict man in Temple University student slaying

Jan. 17, 2019 7:20 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without possibility of parole Thursday in the slaying of a 22-year-old Temple University student. Jurors convicted Joshua Hupperterz of first-degree murder and possession of an instrument of crime in the death of Jenna Burleigh. He...

After bloody 2018, Philadelphia unveils gun violence plan

Jan. 17, 2019 5:46 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Months after declaring Philadelphia's gun violence a public health emergency, the mayor presented a roadmap Thursday of broad goals to address the problem. The initiatives unveiled by Mayor Jim Kenney take a public health approach to gun violence and aim to tackle poverty, invest in...

Congressman who worked on Trump's PA campaign is resigning

Jan. 17, 2019 5:37 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tom Marino, a five-term Republican congressman who helped steer Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign in Pennsylvania, said Thursday that he is resigning just days into a new term. In a statement, Marino said his last day will be Jan. 23 and that he is taking a job in the...

King holiday Liberty Bell ceremony off due to shutdown

Jan. 17, 2019 5:03 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say a ceremony held annually at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday will not be held this year due to the partial government shutdown. Dr. William Tucker, chair of the Martin Luther King Jr. Association for Nonviolence Inc., which...