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January 22, 2019 - 4:18 pm
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania police officer has been arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted four women while on duty and threatened the women to keep quiet about it. The state attorney general's office said Tuesday that Wilkes-Barre officer Robert Collins was charged...
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January 22, 2019 - 12:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia prosecutors say they've seen no evidence from newly found boxes of files in a former Black Panther's police slaying case that a judge had a conflict of interest. Mumia Abu-Jamal recently won a chance to reargue his appeal in the 1981 slaying because a state Supreme...
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January 22, 2019 - 7:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fast-moving fire at a Philadelphia apartment building left three people injured and sent residents fleeing into the bitter cold. The fire in the six-story building broke out around 11:30 p.m. Monday. Firefighters soon arrived and saw flames shooting out of a third-story unit...
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January 22, 2019 - 6:01 am
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State is announcing plans for a national multidisciplinary research center on fraternities and sororities as part of an effort for change following the death of a fraternity pledge two years ago. University officials pledged $2 million Tuesday for creation of the...
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Marvin Hooks wears a face mask to protect him from the cold as he walks on North Street in Pittsfield, Mass., Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Bitter cold and gusty winds swept across the eastern U.S. Monday with falling temperatures replacing the weekend's falling snow. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)
January 21, 2019 - 8:53 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Falling temperatures replaced the weekend's falling snow Monday as bitter cold and gusty winds swept across the eastern United States. The National Weather Service had forecast that temperatures would be more than 20 degrees below normal across the Northeast, with wind gusts up...
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A pedestrian walks across the street in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. A major winter storm brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season and covered a large swath of the country in snow as it wreaked havoc on air travel and caused slick road conditions throughout New England Sunday. (Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP)
January 21, 2019 - 8:49 pm
The Latest on the winter storm hitting the East Coast (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Wind gusts exceeding 40 mph (64 kph) has caused flight disruptions at LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey warned passengers Monday evening to check their flight status...
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January 21, 2019 - 6:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Delaware River Port Authority says a bridge between Pennsylvania and New Jersey has reopened after a large tire fire in northeast Philadelphia caused it to close. The fire broke out in the city's Port Richmond neighborhood just after 4:30 p.m. Monday. Flames and smoke could...
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January 21, 2019 - 5:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a busy intersection in Philadelphia's Center City has been closed due to what is being described as a large cave-in. Officials told WTXF-TV that they believe the sewer collapsed at the intersection of 20th and Chestnut streets, and it's not believed to be weather...
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January 21, 2019 - 1:39 pm
WALNUTPORT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say one person has died and another is missing after an early morning house fire and explosion in eastern Pennsylvania. Northampton County coroner Zack Lysek told WFMZ-TV that remains of one person were recovered from the Lehigh Township home, where the blaze was...
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January 21, 2019 - 1:24 pm
Officials say strong river currents caused a dozen barges hauling coal to break loose from a tow boat, prompting the closure of major bridges crossing the Monongahela and Ohio rivers, at least one of which was struck. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says five vehicular bridges were...
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