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Philly police seek suspect in Chinese cook's beating, theft

May 28, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police have released surveillance video of a man they say beat a Chinese cook with bolt cutters and a baseball bat before burglarizing the restaurant below his... more »»

 
 
 
Firefighters too big, but girl just right to rescue kitten

May 28, 2015

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Firefighters were too big to rescue a tiny kitten from a central Pennsylvania storm drain but a 6-year-old girl's size proved to be just right. more »»

Documents of Quaker merchant hanged in 1778 up for auction

May 28, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Documents belonging to a wealthy Pennsylvania Quaker hanged during the Revolutionary War for treason against the American cause are up for auction. more »»

Pennsylvania man faces sentencing in counterfeiting, scams

May 28, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man likely faces at least 11 years in federal prison when he's sentenced for a counterfeit money scheme based in Uganda, along with several other scam. more »»

Transit authority plans to spend $154 million on locomotives

May 28, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — SEPTA plans to spend nearly $154 million for 18 new commuter locomotives in the authority's biggest railroad purchase in a decade. more »»

Person hit, killed by Amtrak train in Chester County

May 28, 2015

DEVON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a person was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Chester Count. more »»

Lawyer: Police chief's son will take stand in assault trial

May 28, 2015

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney says an eastern Pennsylvania police chief's son accused of pointing a gun at county detectives will to take the stand during his tria. more »»

Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up

May 28, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being release... more »»

Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up

May 28, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being release... more »»

Massive coal breaker, Pennsylvania's last, is coming down

May 28, 2015

MAHANOY CITY, Pa. (AP) — They crushed, washed and sized billions of tons of Pennsylvania anthracite for use in factories, foundries and homes up and down the East Coast. more »»

Man sentenced to 25 years to life in store clerk slaying

May 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been sentenced to decades in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to killing a north Philadelphia store clerk who authorities said was targeted because she... more »»

Freshman Pittsburgh-area senator resigning to join chamber

May 27, 2015

MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A first-term Democratic state senator from Allegheny County is resigning his seat and becoming president of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce. more »»

Slow start, gradual improvement for US Internet gambling

May 27, 2015

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gambling industry participants and analysts agree that Internet betting is off to a slow start in the U.S. more »»

Where they stand: Rick Santorum on key campaign issues

May 27, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A look at where former Pennsylvania Sen. more »»

Man pleads to 3rd-degree murder in slaying over backpack

May 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in a south Philadelphia shooting death that authorities said stemmed from a botched backpack robbery. more »»

DA: Schools manager charged in scheme over shuttered schools

May 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia school official has been charged with steering a $900,000 contract related to school closures to her family and friends. more »»

Local addiction centers vie for shares of $5M in state money

May 27, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Addiction treatment centers are responding to Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to increase state funding for such programs by $5 million. more »»

 
 

South Hills - Our Town Block Party May 30, 2015

Join the fun! South Hills/Altoona campus is holding a community block party Sat., May 30 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. 541 58th St. Altoona. Fun activities, food, music and crafts for kids and adults. Kids' finger-printing ID cards. Raffles. IPad to be given away. more »

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Memorial Day, Folk College and AnEmergencyScene!

May 22, 2015 As Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season, several noteworthy events take place on the live music calendar during the next several days. more »

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