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9-year-old girl shot when younger child picks up shotgun

April 19, 2015

MERCER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a 9-year-old girl was shot in the lower torso apparently when another child picked up a loaded 12-gauge shotgun and it accidentally went off. more »»

Prep school football player collapses during training, dies

April 18, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials at a north Philadelphia prep school say a football player collapsed during spring conditioning training with the team and later died.

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Mother, boyfriend charged with murder in 2-year-old's death

April 18, 2015

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia-area mother and her boyfriend have been charged with third-degree murder in the death of her toddler son. more »»

Demolition work begins on famed record company building

April 18, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Demolition work has begun at the fire-damaged former headquarters of the famed recording company that created what came to be called "The Sound of Philadelphia. more »»

Hearings slated on unions' complaints on convention center

April 18, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A labor relations hearing examiner has reversed his decision to throw out complaints by two unions banned from working at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia an... more »»

DA to hold off on showing video in police shooting of driver

April 18, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania prosecutor says he plans to hold off for now on showing video evidence in the case of a police officer charged in the shooting death of a motorist. more »»

Trial ordered for man in beating death of roommate

April 18, 2015

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on a criminal homicide charge in the beating death of his roommate last year. more »»

Judge: Man acquitted can sue police, but not prosecutor

April 18, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge says a western Pennsylvania man acquitted during a retrial after spending 18 years in prison can pursue a civil rights lawsuit against police but not against a... more »»

US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 34 to 954

April 17, 2015

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 34 this week to 954 amid depressed oil prices. more »»

Family wins back seized gold coins that could fetch millions

April 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. appeals court Friday overturned a jury verdict and awarded a Philadelphia family the rights to 10 rare gold coins that could fetch $80 million.

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Federal prosecutor to co-chair national Heroin Task Force

April 17, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh has been picked to co-chair a national Heroin Task Force as the city and its suburbs respond to 12 overdoses that killed two people this... more »»

Poconos officials want shuttered concert venue reopened

April 17, 2015

Officials in the Pocono Mountains want to bring a shuttered performing arts center back to life, seeing potential in a 12-year-old venue built with $15 million in state tax money that critics hav... more »»

Man sentenced in Connecticut kidnapping, robbery

April 17, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The first defendant in a 2013 kidnapping and robbery of a Connecticut jewelry store will serve more than 14 ½ years in prison. more »»

Man pleads guilty in case over young daughter's rotten teeth

April 17, 2015

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The father of a 6-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose teeth were so rotten her life was endangered has pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment. more »»

Democrats eye Senate primary before taking on Toomey in 2016

April 17, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Democratic Party received its surest sign yet Friday that it will have a contested primary in next year's U.. more »»

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