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Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster

September 3, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Associated Press survey of nearly a dozen big cities reveals emergency planning for crude oil trains remains a work in progress. more »»

Police: Officer assaulted, thrown down embankment

September 3, 2015

NEW RINGGOLD, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in eastern Pennsylvania has been hospitalized following an assaul. more »»

Biden testing political waters in Florida

September 3, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — Approaching a time of decision, Vice President Joe Biden tested the political waters in Florida on Wednesday as he mulls over whether to join a 2016 presidential race that's left a... more »»

Five Below falls aftermarket on 2Q sales and outlook

September 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shares of discount retailer Five Below skidded in aftermarket trading after the company reported disappointing second-quarter sales and offered a soft forecast for the current... more »»

Caregiver accused of stealing $88,500-plus from dying man

September 2, 2015

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Philadelphia-area woman with stealing more than $88,500 from a terminally ill man after being hired to care for hi. more »»

Man gets 8½ to 17 years in 2013 crash that killed brother

September 2, 2015

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 8½ to 17 years in prison in a 2013 crash that claimed the life of his brother. more »»

Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes

September 2, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure the... more »»

Selfie sticks not allowed at pope's Philadelphia events

September 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If you want to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia later this month, you'll have to leave your selfie stick at home. more »»

Former student charged in explicit photos posted online

September 2, 2015

LANSDALE, Pa. (AP) — A recent suburban Philadelphia high school graduate has been arrested in connection with sexually explicit images of girls posted online. more »»

Ex-Sen. Jane Orie appeals conviction to federal court

September 2, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Sen. more »»

Feds confirm probe of $15M theft from Matthews International

September 2, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh have confirmed they're investigating roughly $14. more »»

Trial ordered for man accused of killing father with sword

September 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he stabbed his father to death with a sword at his parents' suburban Philadelphia home last month. more »»

Judge's order halts Scranton teachers strike plans

September 2, 2015

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A judge's order has halted plans by teachers in a northeastern Pennsylvania school district to strike on the first day of school. more »»

Suspect wanted in slaying of mother of 2 arrested

September 2, 2015

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man wanted in the shooting death of a mother of two in central Pennsylvania over the weekend has been arrested. more »»

Ex-Sen. Jane Orie files for habeas corpus in corruption case

September 2, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former state senator Jane Orie has filed a federal habeas corpus appeal of her campaign corruption and forgery conviction and resulting prison sentence. more »»



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