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June 20, 2013

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PHILLY FAITH HEALING DAD WILL SEEK RELEASE FROM JAIL UNTIL TRIAL FOR SON'S UNTREATED PNEUMONIA DEATH

Herbert Schaible has a bond hearing scheduled for today, and his wife tomorrow. The Schaibles are charged with third-degree murder in the April death of their infant son, which occurred while they were on probation for the similar death of a 2-year-old son.

32-YEAR-OLD NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA MAN WEIGHED JUST 69 POUNDS WHEN HE DIED

Investigators say Robert Gensiak, who had Down syndrome, also had sores down to his bones when he died in March. That's why his mother and two sisters are charged with murder for allegedly neglecting to care for him.

MOM SAYS 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL IMPROVING AFTER LUNG TRANSPLANT

Janet Murnaghan says on her Facebook page that daughter Sarah has been switched from a heavy-duty breathing machine to a traditional ventilator. The girl suffers from severe cystic fibrosis and had the transplant at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia after a judge gave her a chance at the list of organs from adult donors, not just child donors.

PHILADELPHIA OFFICIALS CLAIM THEY'RE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DEMOLITION WORK AFTER PERMITS ARE ISSUED

City Council members are questioning the minimal requirements needed to get a demolition permit and they difficulties holding contractors accountable in the wake of a June 5 building collapse that killed six people.

PIRATES' JASON GRILLI BLOWS FIRST SAVE OF THE YEAR AND, WITH IT, PITTSBURGH'S CHANCES OF WINNING FOUR-GAME SERIES AGAINST DIVISION RIVAL CINCINNATI

Grilli had 25 consecutive saves before Jay Bruce tied last night's game with a solo homerun in the ninth inning. The Reds won the game on a Brandon Phillips single in the 13th inning, giving them a 2-1 lead in the series, which ends today in Cincinnati.

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