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May 14, 2013

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PHILADELPHIA ABORTION DOCTOR CONVICTED OF MURDERING THREE NEWBORNS, MANSLAUGHTER IN FEMALE PATIENT’S OVERDOSE DEATH

Now a jury must return next week to hear arguments and evidence before determining whether 72-year-old Dr. Kermit Gosnell deserves the death penalty or life in prison without parole.

INVESTIGATORS STILL PROBING FOR CAUSE OF HOUSE FIRE THAT KILLED DAD, SISTER-IN-LAW, FOUR CHILDREN IN EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA

Authorities believe a wood-burning stove may have caused Sunday night’s fire in Pottsville. The children’s mother was spared because she was doing laundry at a neighbor’s house at the time.

SECOND OF THREE STATE SENATE HEARINGS ON PRIVATIZING STATE STORES ON TAP IN HARRISBURG

Today’s hearing will focus on groups that make and sell alcoholic beverages as Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration seeks to liberalize the state’s liquor laws and increase retail outlets for wine, liquor and beer.

INTERSTATE 81 NEAR HARRISBURG REOPENS AFTER TANKER CRASH, FIRE

The road had been closed since the tanker overturned and burned on an overpass above the interstate last Thursday.

PENS VS. SENS: PITTSBURGH OPENS SECOND-ROUND PLAYOFF SERIES AT HOME AGAINST OTTAWA

The Penguins reached the second-round by struggling to a 4-2 first-round victory over the pesky New York Islanders. Ottawa whipped Montreal four games to one to reach the second round. The first two games are in Pittsburgh, tonight and Friday, before the series moves to Ottawa.

 

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  • 4-year-old killed by van after dad’s funeral, police say

    Police in southeastern Pennsylvania say a 4-year-old boy was struck and killed by a passing van hours after returning from his father’s funeral.

    April 14, 2014

  • Woman gets 6 to 12 years in infant kidnapping

    A Pittsburgh area woman was sentenced to six to 12 years in prison after she was convicted of kidnapping an infant by luring the mother to a Fayette County motel with a phony story about a commercial photo shoot for disposable diapers.

    April 11, 2014

  • APTOPIX High School Stabbings.jpg Lawyer: Evaluate stabbing suspect’s mental health

    The attorney for a 16-year-old accused of stabbing 21 other students and a security guard at their high school said Thursday he wants to have a mental health expert evaluate the boy and hopes to have the case moved to juvenile court.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Obamas send prayers to school stabbing victims

    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are sending their thoughts and prayers to the victims of a stabbing spree at a Pennsylvania high school.

    April 9, 2014

  • High School Stabbings.jpg Stabbing spree at Westmoreland County high school leaves 20 injured

    A 16-year-old armed with two knives went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, leaving 20 people injured, including a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal, authorities said.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • APTOPIX stabbings.jpg Student flashed 2 knives, injured 20 in Westmoreland County school, police say

    A 16-year-old boy "was flashing two knives around" when he injured 19 students and a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, a police chief said.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police: Man killed by train was texting

    Police say a man killed by a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia was texting a friend when he was struck while walking on the tracks.

    April 8, 2014

  • Daniel.jpg Investigators seek cause of fire that killed three brothers

    Authorities searched the rubble of a burned-out farm house over the weekend for the cause of a fire that took the lives of three young brothers left home alone while their widowed mother worked the overnight shift at a direct mail company.

    April 7, 2014 2 Photos

  • Wozniak, John Lawmakers want more aid for cities

    Several bills circulating at the Capitol would open improvement zones more quickly or allow smaller cities to participate.
    Sen. John Wozniak, D-Westmont, wants to make the concept available to more cities the size of Johnstown.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • barbour021614.jpg No shows escaped death by Craigslist killer

    The young woman who says she was driven by satanic spirts to commit a cross-country murder spree over the last six years says authorities are not taking her claims seriously and that she tried to lure other central Pennslyvania men into her death snare with online companionship ads but they didn't show up.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo 2 Stories

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