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August 18, 2018 - 3:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal authorities have announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a Pennsylvania man accused of having threatened President Donald Trump and other officials. Twenty-seven-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo is also wanted in Pennsylvania on arrest...
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August 18, 2018 - 10:05 am
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a second skunk in three weeks has tested positive for rabies in the eastern Pennsylvania city of Allentown, and like the earlier case the animal came into contact with at least one dog. Officials say the skunk was picked up Wednesday about a half-mile southeast...
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August 17, 2018 - 9:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Coast Guard has rescued two men found clinging to an overturned watercraft near the Ben Franklin Bridge. The Coast Guard says it launched a 26-foot (8-meter) response boat after it received a call about the men in the water around 11:30 a.m. Friday. They were taken to a...
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Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend Kevin Rhoades spoke Friday afternoon about the Grand Jury Report on sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses. The Bishop expressed sympathy and support to the victimis and their families, adding, "The Church failed you. For that, I apologize." on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (Michelle Davies/The Journal Gazette/The Journal-Gazette via AP)
August 17, 2018 - 4:31 pm
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana bishop says he'll publicly release the names of all the priests in his Catholic diocese who've been removed from the ministry following allegations they sexually abused children. Fort Wayne-South Bend Bishop Kevin Rhoades announced Friday he plans to compile and...
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August 17, 2018 - 4:02 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Olympic cycling gold medalist Marty Nothstein says an anonymous tip intended to foil his bid for a Pennsylvania congressional seat led to his leave from a world-class velodrome. The (Allentown) Morning Calls reports a sexual misconduct claim led to Nothstein's dismissal by the...
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Bishop Ronald Gainer, of the Harrisburg Diocese, arrives to celebrate mass at the Cathedral Church of Saint Patrick in Harrisburg, Pa., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Gainer, who's named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy is celebrating a Mass of forgiveness, as the Vatican expresses "shame and sorrow" over the burgeoning scandal. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 17, 2018 - 2:28 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania bishop named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy says he has "profound remorse" and offers his "heartfelt apology" to the victims. Harrisburg Bishop Ronald Gainer spoke Friday at a Mass of forgiveness. Gainer read the opening...
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A resident looks at the high flood waters on North Merrifield Avenue in West Scranton, Pa., on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Heavy rains overnight caused flooding in a wide swath of Pennsylvania on Monday, including areas soaked by a series of unusually heavy rains in recent weeks. (Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP)
August 17, 2018 - 12:58 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Days after touring areas of eastern Pennsylvania that were hard-hit by flooding, Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a "disaster emergency" proclamation for the area. Friday's move allows the state to ask for a federal disaster declaration and seek funding for damages and needed...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 file photo, audience members react as it was announced at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., that lead pastor Heather Larson is stepping down, and the entire Board of Elders will do so by the end of the year. Larson said the church needed new leadership in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against church founder Bill Hybels. (Steve Lundy/Daily Herald via AP)
August 17, 2018 - 12:28 pm
Several prominent evangelical institutions have been rocked in recent weeks by sexual misconduct allegations against pastors and church leaders who exploited the trust they had gained from faithful churchgoers. The developments are happening as the Roman Catholic church struggles with a new wave of...
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August 17, 2018 - 11:59 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn National Gaming is the first casino operator in Pennsylvania to apply for a license to offer sports betting in the state, now that regulators cleared it to begin. Penn National submitted a 107-page application to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Friday. A gaming...
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August 17, 2018 - 10:38 am
AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — A 30-year-old New York man who pleaded guilty to identity theft charges in Ohio and Pennsylvania has admitted to using his relatives' IDs to steal more than $170,000 in cash and personal loans in his home state. The Citizen of Auburn reports that Raymond Tortorello Jr., of...
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