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Laws to ban abortion at 20 weeks: What‘s happening in Pa. and elsewhere

A Pennsylvania Senate committee has approved a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks, which would make the state‘s law one of the strictest in the country. The controversial measure, and similar bills in other states, have sparked much debate about abortion rights and restrictions in recent months. Here‘s […]

Victims identified in deadly Montco drag-racing crash

Authorities say a BMW was racing another vehicle at 100 m.p.h. when it crashed into trees in Montgomery County this weekend, killing two passengers. Police have identified the victims and are now looking for the second vehicle. The crash happened shortly after 12:01 a.m. Saturday, when the 2007 BMW crashed […]

Gov. Wolf welcomes Syrian family in Allentown — and pays airfare

Gov. Wolf welcomes Syrian family in Allentown — and pays airfare

ALLENTOWN — When a short white bus drove through a tree-lined Allentown neighborhood of large homes and three-car garages and pulled into a driveway Monday afternoon, Gov. Wolf was waiting to welcome its Syrian passengers to the state and the country. Advertisment of Gallery: “You‘ve been through a lot,” he told […]

Missing theft suspect is found hiding in his own basement

Missing theft suspect is found hiding in his own basement

MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania rescue squad president reported missing after he was charged with stealing $100,000 from a business has been found hiding in his own basement. Mount Carmel police say 36-year-old Jeffrey Kays was found by his wife Monday, a day after his family reported him […]

Philly lottery ticket wins $800K jackpot

A ticket sold in Philadelphia‘s Rhawnhurst section won $800,000 in a recent Pennsylvania Cash 5 game. The lucky ticket won the jackpot in Friday‘s drawing by matching all five numbers: 1, 7, 10, 13 and 42, lottery officials said. The winner was sold at the Philly Smoke Shop located at […]

Police: Man in lingerie fought, threatened officers

Police: Man in lingerie fought, threatened officers

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police say a man who was found semi-conscious behind the wheel of a car while wearing pink lingerie fought with officers and threatened them. Police say 51-year-old Daniel Marchese was exposing himself when they arrived to find him in the running car that was stopped in […]

Former breeder gets jail time for hitting dog with hammer

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A former eastern Pennsylvania mastiff breeder accused of hitting a dog with a hammer and stabbing her multiple times in an attempt to put the animal down has been ordered to serve two weeks in jail. Brandon Cramer, of Saylorsburg, was also placed on probation for […]

Student dead after frat fall; help not called for 12 hours

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Police say a Penn State University fraternity did not summon paramedics for a student who fell down a stairwell until about 12 hours after the incident. He later died. Authorities say 19-year-old Timothy Piazza of Lebanon, N.J., died Saturday at Hershey Medical Center. State College […]

Snow: The day the Big Ones stopped

It was one of the more-disruptive snowstorms in the period of record, its peak coming a little sooner than expected, and just in time to paralyze to stop the morning commute in its tracks and roadways. By the time it stopped at mid-afternoon on this date 50 years ago, just […]

Woman‘s body found in Kensington apartment

Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found under a sleeping bag in an apartment in Kensington on Tuesday morning. They called the death suspicious. Shortly before 9 a.m., officers responded to a third-floor apartment on the 3200 block of Kensington Avenue. There, they found the […]