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Fraternity occupied by protesters

Student protesters at Swarthmore College occupied an on-campus fraternity house Monday following the leak of documents purportedly describing some members’ derogatory comments and sexual assault jokes. The demonstration is aimed at shutting down the Phi Psi chapter at the private liberal ...

Four killed after SUV hits pickup

HAMLIN (AP) — A crash in northwestern Pennsylvania has left four Pittsburgh residents dead, including two children. The two-vehicle crash in Hamlin occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday. State police say 30-year-old Ashley Smith was driving an SUV northbound on Route 219 when she ...

Philly fight for parking kills woman

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The search for a place to barbecue turned deadly for one woman, who police say collapsed after a fight over a parking spot in Philadelphia. Authorities say 57-year-old Lourdes Estremera had set up a grill in the parking spot on Friday night. Another woman drove up and ...

Juror’s race is a target

HARRISBURG (AP) — A judge in the case of a white western Pennsylvania police officer accused of shooting to death a black teenager last year put a black woman on the jury Tuesday over the defense’s objections but said he will reconsider the decision. Allegheny County Judge Alexander ...

Sunderland to seek return as Mifflin County Commissioner

LEWISTOWN — Former commissioner Mark A. Sunderland has announced his candidacy to become one of two Republican nominees for Mifflin County Commissioner. Sunderland previously served as an Armagh Township Supervisor for eight years in addition to his eight years as a commissioner. He ...

Lewistown man pleads guilty to assaulting mother

LEWISTOWN — A 24-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to assaulting his mother and was sentenced to serve 23 months parole. Tyler Hess, of Lewistown, pleaded guilty to simple assault before President Judge David Barron. According to court documents, Hess assaulted and strangled his mother in ...

Lewistown man pleads guilty to reckless endangerment

LEWISTOWN — A 28-year-old man pleaded guilty to two criminal counts on Tuesday and is scheduled to be sentenced in May. Michael A. Pardo-Myers, of Lewistown, pleaded guilty before President Judge David Barron to recklessly endangering another person and simple assault. Barron ordered a ...

ACLU sues Philadelphia court magistrates over bail practices

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and several criminal justice reform groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Philadelphia court magistrates over what they say are unfair bail practices that don’t follow rules and unfairly target poor people of ...

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Pennsylvania opens investigation into gas liquids pipeline

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general said Tuesday that his office has opened an investigation into construction on a 350-mile natural gas liquids pipeline project across southern Pennsylvania that has been blamed for polluting waterways in dozens of places and causing sinkholes ...