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Philadelphia putting on fireworks display earlier on July 4

July 1, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fireworks that conclude Philadelphia's Fourth of July festivities will be going off a bit earlier than usual this year.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit. more »»

Police trying to ID man who fired shots into women's shelter

July 1, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are looking for a man who was caught on a surveillance camera pulling out a handgun and firing several shots into a north Philadelphia women's shelter where a woman he... more »»

Election set to fill seat vacated by convicted congressman

July 1, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A special election will be held the day of the general election to fill a Pennsylvania U.S. more »»

Pennsylvania lawmakers grapple over decision on tax increase

July 1, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Work on Pennsylvania state government's budget for the day-old fiscal year may stretch into next week as lawmakers grapple with decisions about tax increases. more »»

Transit bus hits pedestrian in Pittsburgh; details unclear

July 1, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A transit bus has hit a pedestrian in Pittsburgh, but other details remain unclear. more »»

US rig count up 10 this week to 431

July 1, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 10 this week to 421.

A year ago, 862 rigs were activ. more »»

2 face charges in Philadelphia-area overdose deaths

July 1, 2016

TRUMBAUERSVILLE , Pa. (AP) — Two people are charged with selling fentanyl-laced pills to two Philadelphia-area men who overdosed and died. more »»

City settles lawsuit over rush-hour convention protest ban

July 1, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has lifted a blanket ban on rush-hour protests in its central business district during the Democratic National Convention and has agreed to give a demonstration... more »»

Man convicted of murder for withholding father's care

July 1, 2016

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia jury has convicted a man of withholding medical care, resulting in the 2013 death of his 92-year-old father. more »»

Pittsburgh man in custody following SWAT hostage situation

July 1, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police arrested a man after a SWAT situation involving a woman and two young children police say were held against their will. more »»

Man who bit off part of wife's lover's ear gets house arrest

July 1, 2016

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who bit off part of his wife's lover's ear during a scuffle with his wife's lover will serve house arrest and probation. more »»

Man sentenced for biting off part of man's left ear in fight

July 1, 2016

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man who admitted to biting off part of a man's ear during a scuffle with his wife's lover will serve house arrest and probation. more »»

Minor parties get victory in Pennsylvania ballot access suit

July 1, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal court order will make it much easier for minor political party candidates to get onto the fall election ballot in Pennsylvania. more »»

Probation officer charged with coercing sex, pics, pills

July 1, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania county probation officer has been fired and charged with coercing women he supervised into sex acts, sending him explicit pictures and cash bribes. more »»

Man gets prison time after admitting to rob for a living

July 1, 2016

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man is heading to prison after acknowledging he robs people for a living.

The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens' Voice reports (http://bit. more »»

Cosby's lawyers seek to force accuser to repay settlement

July 1, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers will ask a judge to order the accuser in his criminal sex assault case to refund the money he paid to settle her lawsuit a decade ago. more »»

Police: 3 stabbed in melee involving teens at church fair

July 1, 2016

TULLYTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say three people were stabbed during a melee involving groups of teenagers at a fair in a suburban Philadelphia church parking lot. more »»

Pennsylvania diocese changing offices due to abuse lawsuits

July 1, 2016

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in central Pennsylvania is moving its offices to save money as it responds to lawsuits alleging child-sex abuse by its clergy. more »»

Furries hold 20th annual Anthrocon Convention in Pittsburgh

July 1, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The folks who call themselves the Furries are again descending on Pittsburgh.

This weekend's celebration marks the 20th anniversary of Anthrocon. more »»



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