MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) - Police in Pennsylvania say two men and a 17-year-old boy are facing charges after they exploded two M-80 firecrackers on a turtle, killing the reptile.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia police sergeant has been injured after authorities say he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while conducting a traffic stop.
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Former City Representative Desiree Peterkin Bell - who last week was accused by City Controller Alan Butkovitz of using revenue from the Philadelphia Marathon as a "slush fund" to pay for former Mayor Michael Nutter's pet projects - filed a defamation Wednesday, alleging that the controller's actions were malicious, reckless, and have caused her great harm.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania hospice nurse stole a dying cancer patient's medication and blamed it on a sore neck.
Roger King, 72, a towering figure in Philadelphia law enforcement during a decades-long career as a top homicide prosecutor in the District Attorney's Office, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 24, in hospice care in Wyndmoor.
Picking up the backing of the gun-control group CeaseFirePA in a war of endorsements, Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Katie McGinty pledged Wednesday to work with Pennsylvania sportsmen and hunters on gun measures if she is elected.
John Dougherty, leader of the politically powerful electricians union, told his members in a letter that a federal investigation that went public on Aug. 5 is as much about them as it is about him.
Authorities are asking for help finding a man responsible for seven recent armed robberies at Northeast Philadelphia businesses.
A Philadelphia police sergeant standing outside his patrol car was injured when he was hit by a suspected drunk driver overnight in Manayunk.
Court filings made public Wednesday outline state prosecutors' arguments to proceed with criminal charges against three former Pennsylvania State University administrators for failing to report Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children.
While Gen. George Washington and his troops famously endured a winter of privation at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War, some of his officers, including Benedict Arnold, periodically took shelter at a house on a nearby farm property.
On his Team USA Boxing online profile, welterweight Paul Kroll lists his "mind and strength" as his greatest assets in the ring.
The focus of a federal investigation into the powerful electricians union and its leader John Dougherty became clearer this week with the seizure of a computer belonging to an agent of the state Attorney General's Office.
In the latest sign of increased scrutiny on charter schools, Gov. Wolf on Wednesday announced the creation of a new division within the state Department of Education dedicated to assisting and improving such schools.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pittsburgh-area man accused of fondling a woman who slept next to him on a flight from Las Vegas will waive his preliminary hearing on federal charges.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A family has filed the first lawsuit against the Navy alleging their drinking water has been tainted by firefighting foams once used at two former bases in suburban Philadelphia.
Delaware State Police are investigating the death of a 59-year-old woman who died Wednesday following a 40-foot fall from a zip line ride in Lums Pond State Park in Bear, Del.
An 8-year-old girl was shot in the head during a burst of gunfire Wednesday night on the streets of Camden.
After lawyers for Anthony Wright - who was acquitted of rape and murder Tuesday - accused homicide detectives of coercing a false confession, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has promised to investigate any "evidence of specific misconduct" by police.
Seth Williams, under investigation and under siege, may not win a third term as DA next year. Can Philadelphia replace him with someone committed to real social-justice reform?
For a man who spent 25 years in prison for a rape and murder a jury concluded he didn't commit, Anthony Wright was emotional and tearful, elated and optimistic.
As Philadelphia prepares for the January launch of its tax on sweetened beverages, a new study found low-income residents in Berkeley, Calif., home of the nation's first "soda tax," are not just consuming less sugary drinks.
A ticket sold at a Chester County gas station won $225,000 in Tuesday's Pennsylvania Cash 5 drawing.
Police are looking for a man on a bicycle who has been assaulting women in various parts of South Philadelphia and Center City.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A 23-year-old Ukrainian man who faked his name and age while attending a Pennsylvania high school has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges.