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5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania

February 25, 2015

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:

ERIE NOW MERELY COLD, SCHOOLS REOPEN AFTER FRIGID TEMPERATURES CLOSE... more »»

Sheetz opens 500th convenience store, with plans for 1,000

February 25, 2015

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania-based Sheetz convenience store chain is looking to double its store total after opening its 500th location. more »»

Hearing set in 'revenge' fire that killed 6, but not target

February 25, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — County police say a man set on revenge started a fire that killed everyone in the alleged target's home — six people in all — except for the target himself. more »»

Va. man sentenced in robbery scheme targeting drug dealers

February 25, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Virginia man will spend more than five years in prison for participating in a scheme to rob drug dealers in four states. more »»

Pittsburgh police arrest suspect in Christmas Eve killing

February 25, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police have arrested one of two suspects in the fatal Christmas Eve shooting near a Pittsburgh home where a sexual assault attempt was reported hours earlie. more »»

2 to learn whether they'll stand trial in group home death

February 25, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say two teens are responsible for killing a third at a group home for troubled boys last month, and now a district judge must decide whether there's enough... more »»

Erie schools back open after 4 frigid days as Pa. warms up

February 25, 2015

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — It's back to school in Erie after four frigid days off. more »»

Wolf to unveil plans for economic development, tax reform

February 25, 2015

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is planning to announce proposals for economic development and tax reform. more »»

Inmate charged with homicide in death of another inmate

February 25, 2015

ALBION, Pa. (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania prison inmate has been charged in the stabbing death of another inmate earlier this month. more »»

Man serving life in home invasion slaying appeals

February 24, 2015

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — One of two brothers convicted in the home invasion slaying of an eastern Pennsylvania widower says he misunderstood the charge when he entered a guilty plea. more »»

Jury being picked for Philadelphia priest's retrial

February 24, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jury selection is under way for a suspended Philadelphia priest after a jury deadlocked over charges he molested a young boy.

The Rev. more »»

Doctor: Woman in buttocks-injection death blackmailed me

February 24, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A doctor says a Philadelphia woman charged with murder in a client's buttocks-injection death blackmailed him after their affair.

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Doctor says he had affair, was blackmailed by 'Black Madam'

February 24, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia-area doctor says he was blackmailed after an affair with a hip-hop artist on trial in a buttocks-injection death.

Dr. more »»

Gov. Wolf takes tweeted questions at 'Twitter town hall'

February 24, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — From school funding to natural gas drilling, Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday spent a half-hour on Twitter fielding Pennsylvanians' questions about his agend. more »»

Baby sitter jailed on charges she shook, hit 10-month-old

February 24, 2015

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania baby sitter has been jailed on charges she shook and punched a 10-month-old she was watching last spring, leaving the girl unconscious. more »»

Homicide charge dismissed in shooting behind restaurant

February 24, 2015

BRADFORD, Pa. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a homicide charge against a man accused of having shot his son-in-law to death behind the northwestern Pennsylvania restaurant both men used to own. more »»

Conviction, sentence in 2013 public housing slaying upheld

February 24, 2015

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania judge has upheld a murder conviction in a slaying at a public housing complex as well as the decades-long sentence he imposed on the defendant. more »»

 
 
 

 

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