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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 12:23 p.m.

Book returned to library 75 years past due; war to blame?

“Val Rides the Oregon Trail” is back in the hands of a Pennsylvania library – 75 years past the book’s due date.


Deer runs amok inside supermarket, gets wrangled by shoppers

Pandemonium broke out at a southern Pennsylvania supermarket when a rogue deer smashed through its glass entrance and briefly ran amok.


Crews search for man buried in trash, dirt at landfill

Crews are searching for a Pennsylvania landfill worker who was buried when a mound of garbage and dirt slid down onto him.


Pennsylvania Senate OKs 20-week abortion ban; veto awaits

After an emotionally charged and graphic debate, the state Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would make Pennsylvania the latest state to ban abortions at 20 weeks and restrict how the …


Pennsylvania fire company turns to ‘naughty bingo’ for cash

A Pennsylvania volunteer fire company is turning to titillation to raise money. The Hometown Volunteer Fire Company in Schuylkill County is getting ready to host its second adults-only naughty bingo …


Officials hid years of sex abuse at boarding school, report says

A grand jury report issued Wednesday found that teachers at a Pennsylvania boarding school sexually preyed on children for half a century while administrators turned a blind eye.


Prosecutor: Men in animal costumes raped child repeatedly

A Pennsylvania boy told state prosecutors that he was forced to dress as “Tony the Tiger” at perverse fetish parties in which he was repeatedly sexually abused by men dressed …


Anonymous donor puts $10,000 check in Salvation Army kettle

A donor who wishes to remain anonymous dropped a $10,000 check into a Salvation Army kettle in western Pennsylvania.


Recount efforts end: Trump wins in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania

Presidential election recount efforts came to an end Monday in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with both states certifying Republican Donald Trump as the winner in contests that helped put him over …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 10:06 a.m.

U.S. judge rejects Green Party’s Pennsylvania recount case

A federal judge on Monday issued a stinging rejection of a Green Party-backed request to recount paper ballots in Pennsylvania’s presidential election, won narrowly by Republican Donald Trump, and scan …


Federal judge refuses to halt Wisconsin recount

A federal judge refused to halt Wisconsin’s presidential recount Friday, telling President-elect Donald Trump’s supporters that the effort probably won’t change anything anyway.


Recount ends in Michigan after 3 days; ongoing in Wisconsin

Michigan’s recount of presidential votes is over after a judge lifted an order that forced a statewide review of millions of ballots.


Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

Michigan’s presidential recount was halted Wednesday after three days, assuring Republican Donald Trump’s victory in the state, when a federal judge said he’ll abide by a court ruling that found …


Wife who used rat poison to kill husband about to get out of prison

A Pennsylvania woman who pleaded guilty to killing her husband by slipping rat poison into his food and drinks will be released from prison next week.


Michigan recount expands, Pennsylvania awaits federal ruling

The presidential recount in Michigan expanded Tuesday to its largest county, which includes Detroit, and five other large counties, with the fate of a statewide recount push in Pennsylvania awaiting …


Focus of recount effort shifts to Michigan, Pennsylvania

Presidential candidate Jill Stein’s fight to force ballot recounts in three states focused Monday on Pennsylvania, where her Green Party was seeking an emergency federal court order for a statewide …


Green Party switches strategy in Pennsylvania recount bid

A Green Party-backed campaign changed its strategy to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, and said late Saturday night that it …


Trump, backers ask courts to halt 3 state recounts

President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters went to court Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, less than two weeks before the states would have …


Clinton gains 22,000 votes on Trump in Pennsylvania

President-elect Donald Trump’s margin of victory in Pennsylvania is shrinking as more counties finish tallying their votes.


Trump supporters seek legal halt to Wisconsin, Michigan recounts

Supporters of Republican Donald Trump filed a federal lawsuit trying to halt Wisconsin’s ongoing presidential recount, and Michigan’s attorney general on Friday sued to stop a recount from happening in …


Trump campaign objects to Michigan hand recount

President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign has filed an objection to Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request for a hand recount of Michigan’s presidential election votes.


Creator of McDonald’s Big Mac dies

The Pittsburgh-area McDonald’s franchisee who created the Big Mac nearly 50 years ago has died. Michael “Jim” Delligatti was 98.


As Michigan certifies election, possible recounts now in play for three states

The Michigan Board of Canvassers with a 4-0 vote certified the state’s election results Monday afternoon, showing Republican Donald Trump won the presidential race by a 10,704-vote margin over Democrat …


Analysis: Trump unwittingly makes strong case for a recount of his own 2016 election win

On Sunday morning, President-elect Donald Trump assured us all that a recount of the 2016 election wouldn’t change the outcome and was a waste of resources. In a tweetstorm, he …


Green Party to ask Pennsylvania court to order presidential recount

The Green Party says it will ask a Pennsylvania court to order a statewide recount of the state’s Nov. 8 presidential election result.


GOP keeps Senate control as Democrats fall short

Republicans held onto their slim Senate majority Wednesday, a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them. Democrats had been nearly certain of retaking control but saw their …


GOP call for statewide Pennsylvania poll watchers is denied

PHILADELPHIA – In a scathing rebuke, a federal judge on Thursday denied the Pennsylvania Republican Party’s effort to allow poll watchers from anywhere in the state monitor precincts on Election …


Man who had kids with 14-year-old abused her 5 sisters, DA says

A Pennsylvania man accused of fathering two children with a 14-year-old girl gifted to him by her parents was charged Monday with sexually assaulting five other girls in that family, …


Freight trains collide head-on; 2 crew members injured

Two freight trains crashed head-on Friday morning outside Philadelphia, knocking one locomotive off the tracks and injuring two crew members.


Pennsylvania Republicans sue to allow poll watchers to cross county lines

Stymied in their efforts to pass a bill allowing more freedom to Election Day poll watchers, Pennsylvania Republicans have filed a lawsuit, arguing that their activists have First and 14th …