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Teenage boy charged in murders of his foster mother and a man

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia teenager has been charged with the slayings of his foster mother and a man who authorities say were both “brutally tortured and murdered.” The 17-year-old boy was charged with murder in the stabbing death of Renee Gilyard, 64, and in the death of Jimmy ...

Pa. governor to follow through on plan to close state prison

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday that he will follow through on his plan to close another state prison, announced originally in August as a cost-cutting step amid a declining inmate population and rising prison costs. Wolf’s administration carried out the required hearings on ...

Groom accused of sexual assault at the reception gets probation

DOYLESTOWN (AP) — A man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage waitress at his wedding reception has been sentenced to probation. Matthew Aimers, 32, of Willingboro, New Jersey, pleaded guilty on Thursday to indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and simple assault. Under terms of a plea ...

State House votes to stop drivers using handheld phones

HARRISBURG (AP) — A divided Pennsylvania House voted Wednesday to ban the use of hand-held phones for all drivers to make calls, although police would not be allowed to stop motorists for that reason alone. Representatives voted 120-74 for the proposal that would expand current law, which ...

Ex-librarian plead in rare book theft

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former librarian and a bookseller have pleaded guilty in the theft of rare books from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in a years-long scheme. Sixty-three-year-old Gregory Priore, former manager of the rare books room, pleaded guilty Monday to theft and receiving ...

Prosecuter: Former top stockbroker had ‘built business on lies’

A former financial planner who was kicked out of the securities industry and ordered to pay millions of dollars in damages to customers he allegedly tricked into high-risk investments went on trial Monday on criminal fraud charges. Anthony Diaz was fired by a series of brokerages amid ...

Pennsylvania cranks up PR campaign to boost census response

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s second lady, Giselle Fetterman, will help lead a campaign to raise awareness of this year’s Census Bureau count and encourage residents to respond to the census, state officials said Monday. Fetterman, whose husband is Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, said ...

Weekend violence claims 6

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say violence claimed the lives of six people over the weekend in Philadelphia, including a 15-year-old boy. A police spokesman said the youth, originally thought to have been 18 to 25 years old, was found shot twice in the chest in north ...

2 charged in videotaped kicking of wounded deer

HARRISBURG (AP) — Two people accused of repeatedly kicking a wounded deer in the head and pulling off its antler were charged Friday with aggravated cruelty to animals and other offenses. The Pennsylvania Game Commission filed charges against Alexander Brock Smith, 18, and an unnamed ...

2 New Yorkers die in helicopter crash in Pa.

MECHANICSBURG (AP) — Two upstate New York business men aboard a helicopter were killed when the aircraft crashed in a Pennsylvania backyard, authorities said. No one on the ground was injured in the Thursday night crash, Cumberland County spokesman John Bruetsch told news outlets. The ...