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Addict-turned-mayor calls for new kind of war on drugs

July 2, 2016

COUDERSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mayor Shane Nickerson glanced around the courtroom, with its sea of aging, wooden pews, and began:

"My name is Shane and I'm an addict and alcoholic. more »»

 
 
 
Addict-turned-mayor calls for new kind of war on drugs

July 2, 2016

COUDERSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mayor Shane Nickerson glanced around the courtroom, with its sea of aging, wooden pews, and began:

"My name is Shane and I'm an addict and alcoholic. more »»

Bus hits pedestrian who darted into traffic in Pittsburgh

July 1, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh transit bus hit a pedestrian who darted into traffic.

Port Authority of Allegheny County spokesman Adam Brandolph says the incident happened about 1:40 p.m. more »»

The Latest: Divide on taxes slows Pennsylvania budget talks

July 1, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on budget developments in the Pennsylvania Legislature (all times local):

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6:10 p.m. more »»

Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to bank robbery

July 1, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors say a Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Maryland bank while armed with an AK-47.

The U.S. more »»

US family pleads for mercy for couple held in Afghanistan

July 1, 2016

STEWARTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The family of an American woman reported missing in Afghanistan in 2012 with her Canadian husband is pleading for mercy from the couple's captors. more »»

Christie freezes cash for cities, programs over health costs

July 1, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. more »»

Murray Energy seeks to layoff thousands in 6 states

July 1, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Giant coal producer Murray Energy has issued notices that it could lay off up to 4,400 coal mine workers in six states come September.

A news release from the St. more »»

Lawyer: Woman required to tell Cosby she was talking to cops

July 1, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers say the accuser in his criminal case had to tell him she was going to talk to police under terms of their confidential civil settlement. more »»

Philadelphia putting on fireworks display earlier on July 4

July 1, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fireworks that conclude Philadelphia's Fourth of July festivities will be going off a bit earlier than usual this year.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit. more »»

Police trying to ID man who fired shots into women's shelter

July 1, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are looking for a man who was caught on a surveillance camera pulling out a handgun and firing several shots into a north Philadelphia women's shelter where a woman he... more »»

Election set to fill seat vacated by convicted congressman

July 1, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A special election will be held the day of the general election to fill a Pennsylvania U.S. more »»

Pennsylvania lawmakers grapple over decision on tax increase

July 1, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Work on Pennsylvania state government's budget for the day-old fiscal year may stretch into next week as lawmakers grapple with decisions about tax increases. more »»

Transit bus hits pedestrian in Pittsburgh; details unclear

July 1, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A transit bus has hit a pedestrian in Pittsburgh, but other details remain unclear. more »»

US rig count up 10 this week to 431

July 1, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 10 this week to 421.

A year ago, 862 rigs were activ. more »»

2 face charges in Philadelphia-area overdose deaths

July 1, 2016

TRUMBAUERSVILLE , Pa. (AP) — Two people are charged with selling fentanyl-laced pills to two Philadelphia-area men who overdosed and died. more »»

City settles lawsuit over rush-hour convention protest ban

July 1, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has lifted a blanket ban on rush-hour protests in its central business district during the Democratic National Convention and has agreed to give a demonstration... more »»

 
 
 

 

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