Today in History
HARRISBURG — The lawyer for a Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor said Monday his client apparently did not hit the motorcyclist who was killed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last week, but rather hit the downed motorcycle in the road.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The attorney for a man charged in a shooting death outside a well-known Philadelphia cheesesteak shop last week says he will argue that his client acted in self-defense.
YORK — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man accused of killing his wife and then faking an all-terrain vehicle accident to cover up the slaying almost a decade ago.
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of a firefighter struck along with two other firefighters and a state trooper as they were responding to a crash on Interstate 76 in suburban Philadelphia, police said.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been charged in the early morning shooting death of a New Jersey man outside a well-known Philadelphia cheesesteak shop, authorities said.
DAVIDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — As a Richland Township Police Department criminal investigator, retired Capt. Tony Palm spent much of his career handling tragic cases that brought criminals to justice.
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A hunting bond between humans and birds dating 4,000 years continues in Pennsylvania. Across the commonwealth, the Game Commission has 207 active permits for people who enjoy falconry.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Denyce Graves visited Marian Anderson in the Connecticut home where the famed singer lived later in life, the two vocalists talked about how Anderson had never sought to “become the face of the civil rights movement.”
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the dark corners of the internet hides a playlist of some of the most torturous, addictive music known to man. That’s right, Spotify, SoundCloud and Apple Music all have playlists of “Baby Shark” remixes. Do doo, do do, do do, do.
HARRISBURG — Charlie Gerow, a Republican who announced his candidacy for governor last month, said Friday that he is cooperating with a police investigation into an accident in which a motorcyclist was killed, and that shut down the Pennsylvania Turnpike for seven hours.
LANCASTER (AP) — A man who led authorities to the remains of a young Amish woman in Pennsylvania pleaded guilty Friday to kidnapping and killing her.
HARRISBURG (AP) — President Joe Biden will head to the Allentown area Wednesday as he fights for passage in the Senate of a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure measure that a bipartisan group of senators brokered with him.
They panic if a balloon pops. They hold dying family members. They push their wounded bodies to heal and scroll longingly through photos and videos of their lost loved ones. Behind the statistics and the political blame game over rising gun violence are the victims.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Justice Department told Gov. Tom Wolf’s office on Thursday that it has decided not to open an investigation into whether Pennsylvania violated federal law by ordering nursing homes to accept residents who had been treated for COVID-19 in a hospital.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A truck driver who killed three people on an interstate outside Harrisburg can’t be sentenced to three consecutive prison terms for leaving the scene of the crash he caused while driving drunk, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police shot and killed an armed man near Harrisburg Tuesday morning after he allegedly fired into two occupied homes and toward troopers who were called to the scene, an agency spokeswoman said.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Begos, an award-winning science journalist and author who later became the mayor of Apalachicola, Florida, has died. He was 63.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — After a judge dismissed the most serious charges, a southeastern Pennsylvania jury convicted two constables of misdemeanor counts of failing to disclose money they earned as private security guards for the Mariner East pipeline project.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A cooped-up flock of law-breaking Philadelphians continued to grow in number and prosper during the pandemic. Thousands of chickens are being raised citywide, according to one estimate, despite a 2004 ordinance designed to eliminate the practice.
MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) — Dressed in black and yellow to look like the bees in his hive, 7-year-old Kellan Borecky of Penn Township explained how his honeybee friends accept him.
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Six of Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities will be consolidated into two new institutions under a unanimous vote Wednesday by the State System of Higher Education's governing board.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The attorney for a woman charged with homicide and kidnapping in the 2019 death of a toddler in western Pennsylvania is asking a judge to bar prosecutors from using video showing her talking to a police officer who was searching for the missing child.
BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) — Two people were killed and three others injured in a shooting outside a public housing complex in western Pennsylvania, authorities said.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The lead prosecutor in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case believes the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overstepped its power in reversing the comedian’s conviction and added “fuel on the fire" when the chief justice gave a weekend television interview — and appeared to misstate the…
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Department of Health has reduced the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses that had been administered by about 500,000, saying the numbers were duplicates.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Six people were wounded by gunfire, two critically, in one north Philadelphia shooting as gunfire elsewhere around the city claimed two lives and sent others to hospitals, police said.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With just a year and a half left in office, Gov. Tom Wolf's primary focus will be convincing the Republican-controlled Legislature to modernize how state aid is distributed to Pennsylvania's public schools — a shift that could carry a price tag of $1 billion.
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania would receive $225 million to fight the opioid-addiction epidemic from a new agreement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, the state attorney general’s office said Thursday.
DALLAS, Pa. (AP) — A prison inmate has been charged with criminal homicide and a prison guard with involuntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of another inmate at a northeastern Pennsylvania prison earlier this year.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man has been charged with assault and recklessly endangering another person for allegedly knocking over a Black Lives Matter protester and beating him during protests last summer.
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to seven to 20 years in prison after an involuntary manslaughter plea in the shooting death last year of another man he said he mistook for an animal at a state park in eastern Pennsylvania.