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January 21, 2013

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HOLIDAY TO BE CELEBRATED AS DAY OF SERVICE BY THOUSANDS IN PHILADELPHIA

Thousands are expected to participate in projects in Philadelphia as part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service.

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CHARGES, BUT NO JAIL TIME SOUGHT IN TEENAGER'S SHOOTING DEATH BY FRIEND

Prosecutors say they will not be seeking jail time for a western Pennsylvania teenager accused in the shooting death of a 16-year-old friend.

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CORONER SAYS MAN CHARGED IN MOTHER'S MURDER FOUND DEAD OF APPARENT SUICIDE

Authorities say an eastern Pennsylvania man charged with his mother's death was found dead in his prison cell after apparently committing suicide.

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AUTHORITIES URGE DETECTORS AS CARBON MONOXIDE CONFIRMED AS CAUSE OF DEATH OF LIFELONG FRIENDS

Authorities have confirmed that carbon monoxide poisoning killed two lifelong friends in western Pennsylvania, and they are urging detectors for the colorless and odorless gas.

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SHELTER SET UP TO HELP SCORES EVACUATED FROM WEST PHILLY APARTMENTS AFTER FIRE BLAMED ON CAT

A cat is being blamed for a fire that forced the evacuation of scores of people from a West Philadelphia apartment building; a shelter has been set up to help them.

 

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