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Prosecutor warns public after cluster of drug overdoses
Prosecutor warns public after cluster of drug overdoses

A district attorney in southeastern Pennsylvania has issued a public health warning in the wake of a series of drug overdoses believed to involve the same substance. Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams says that a...

News Minute: Here is the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EST

News Minute: Here is the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EST

A district attorney in southeastern Pennsylvania has issued a public health warning in the wake of a series of drug overdoses believed to involve the same substance. Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams says that a...

Diocese: Priest returned to duty now declared 'unsuitable'

Diocese: Priest returned to duty now declared 'unsuitable'

Catholic authorities in Philadelphia say a priest formerly returned to ministry following an allegation of sexual abuse has been found unsuitable for ministry following a new allegation. Seventy-four-year-old Reverend...

Authorities: 2nd person dies after shooting in drug robbery

Authorities: 2nd person dies after shooting in drug robbery

Authorities say a second person has died following a shooting that authorities say stemmed from an armed robbery during a purported drug deal in eastern Pennsylvania last week. State police in Monroe County say the gunfire...

Drug supplier linked to fatal 2017 overdose sentenced

Drug supplier linked to fatal 2017 overdose sentenced

A Pennsylvania-based man who authorities describe as the highest-level dealer in a drug trafficking network has been sentenced to a 20-year prison term for his role in a Delaware man's fatal overdose. Federal...

Police: Hunter killed in propane explosion

Police: Hunter killed in propane explosion

State police say a Florida man was killed while hunting in northeastern Pennsylvania when his portable propane heater exploded. Police in Wayne County say 81-year-old Gregory Scheer of Chiefland, Florida was hunting from a...

Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints

Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints

By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer

DA: No charges planned after death of woman shot in 2005

DA: No charges planned after death of woman shot in 2005

Prosecutors in eastern Pennsylvania say no charges are planned following the death of a woman shot by a neighbor almost a decade and a half ago. The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that Jennifer Hendershot was 20 when the...

Police seek "extremely dangerous" suspect in theater slaying

Police seek "extremely dangerous" suspect in theater slaying

Police are seeking what they call an “extremely dangerous" suspect in the shooting that killed a man and wounded a female bystander in a Pennsylvania movie theater. West Manchester Township's police chief told...

SPCA: Cat dies after being found shot with arrow near store

SPCA: Cat dies after being found shot with arrow near store

Animal welfare authorities in Pennsylvania are asking for help from the public in finding a person responsible for apparently shooting a cat with an arrow and leaving the animal to die in Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania...

Man gets reduced term in slaying of woman, wounding of man

Man gets reduced term in slaying of woman, wounding of man

A western Pennsylvania man convicted in the shooting death of an ex-girlfriend and the wounding of another man has been sentenced to a reduced term. A Somerset County judge on Friday imposed a term of 21 years and four...

Elementary school stands against a tide of poverty

Elementary school stands against a tide of poverty

By the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Woman tells of being raised as Pearl S. Buck's daughter

Woman tells of being raised as Pearl S. Buck's daughter

By BOB KEELER, The (Lansdale) Reporter

‘Cuddlists’ hug and spoon clients in nonsexual sessions

‘Cuddlists’ hug and spoon clients in nonsexual sessions

By ALFRED LUBRANO, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Man charged in fake fight that alarmed shoppers at LI store

Man charged in fake fight that alarmed shoppers at LI store

A Pennsylvania man has been charged with helping stage a fight that spurred panic among shoppers at a Walmart on Long Island. Authorities say the stunt was for the sake of making a video to post on social media. Electronic...

Governor puts House on timetable to pass minimum wage bill

Governor puts House on timetable to pass minimum wage bill

Gov. Tom Wolf is putting the state House of Representatives on a timeline to pass legislation to raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage. The Democratic governor's office said Friday that the Republican-controlled...

Deer hunter fatally shoots himself with crossbow

Deer hunter fatally shoots himself with crossbow

Officials say a Pennsylvania man has fatally shot himself with a crossbow while he was hunting on his property. The Berks County coroner's office announced that 75-year-old James Jacobs died on Wednesday. The Reading...

Pence to make fourth visit to Pennsylvania this year

Pence to make fourth visit to Pennsylvania this year

Vice President Mike Pence is making another trip to the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania this year, this time in a campaign swing.Pence will appear Tuesday in Rochester, near Pittsburgh, to speak to a...

NJ man charged in GoFundMe scheme pleads guilty

NJ man charged in GoFundMe scheme pleads guilty

A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to a state charge stemming from a scheme that raked in more than $400,000 in online donations with a phony story about a homeless veteran. Mark D'Amico pleaded guilty Friday in state...

Commuted prison lifer faces arrest when he's released

Commuted prison lifer faces arrest when he's released

A man whose life sentence in prison was just commuted by Gov. Tom Wolf may be facing arrest. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman said Friday that the Delaware County district attorney's office notified the state prison system that...

Officials can't determine cause of massive Allentown fire

Officials can't determine cause of massive Allentown fire

Investigators say they can't determine what caused a fire that destroyed 10 homes in a Pennsylvania community earlier this year and displaced dozens of residents.Fire officials say they recently concluded their probe...

Teenage girl, shot, wounded on Philadelphia street

Teenage girl, shot, wounded on Philadelphia street

Authorities say a teenage girl was shot and wounded on a Philadelphia street.But it's not yet known what sparked the shooting, that occurred Thursday night.The 15-year-old victim was shot in the left buttock and was...

Pennsylvania man charged in connection to theater shooting

Pennsylvania man charged in connection to theater shooting

Authorities say a Pennsylvania man has been arrested in connection to a fatal movie theater shooting. West Manchester Police Chief John Snyder says 19-year-old Jalen Luis Bellaflores has been charged with homicide and...

Governor commutes life sentences of 8 more prisoners

Governor commutes life sentences of 8 more prisoners

Gov. Tom Wolf is commuting the life sentences of eight more people in prison, bringing the total to 19 since he took office in 2015.  Wolf's office said Thursday all eight have used their time in prison to rehabilitate...

Lawmaker accused of theft from charity announces resignation

Lawmaker accused of theft from charity announces resignation

A Pennsylvania lawmaker accused of bilking a charity she founded out of more than a half-million dollars is telling legislative leaders she's resigning as of next week. Philadelphia Democratic Rep. Movita...

Top Comcast executive to step down from operations next year

Top Comcast executive to step down from operations next year

A top Comcast executive who’s been a longtime civic leader in Philadelphia is stepping down from his operational duties next year as he turns 65. David L. Cohen has helped guide the cable giant's lobbying,...