Defense tests accusers' credibility as drug cops face trial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A sweeping police corruption case starting Monday in Philadelphia will largely rest on the credibility of about 20 drug suspects and one turncoat cop as it plays out following the wholesale dismissal of scores of cases developed by members of an elite narcotics unit now accused of pocketing cash and cocaine seized on the job....
2 dead after small plane crashes near Pennsylvania airport
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- A small plane crash near a southeastern Pennsylvania airport Sunday took the lives of the only two people aboard the aircraft, authorities said....
Northeast, despite highest gas costs, resists more pipelines
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas could be at least a short-term answer. But heels dig deep when it comes to those thorniest of questions: how and where?...
Suspect who escaped from W.Va. hospital to be moved to SC
WESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A suspect who escaped from a state psychiatric hospital in West Virginia is being moved to a facility in South Carolina....
Off-duty Delaware County police officer shot, killed in home
GLENOLDEN, Pa. (AP) -- An off-duty police officer was shot and killed Saturday inside his Philadelphia-area home, police said. They said no one was taken into custody, but they were not searching for a suspect....
Homicide charge dropped against woman in ex-lover's slaying
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Prosecutors in western Pennsylvania have withdrawn a criminal homicide charge against a woman accused of having asked a co-worker to beat up a former lover who was later shot to death....
2 taken to hospitals after crash on Atlantic City Expressway
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Two people were taken to hospitals after a car crashed into a public utility vehicle on the Atlantic City Expressway....
Judge rejects transfer of teen homicide defendants
BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) -- A judge has turned down a request to transfer two teenagers charged in the murder of a western Pennsylvania woman to a juvenile detention center....
U-M press gets grant to for humanities digital preservation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The University of Michigan Press has received an $899,000 grant to develop a new way to preserve and make digitally available scholarly materials in the humanities....
New RISD president hopes to educate the world about art
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The prestigious Rhode Island School of Design didn't have a furniture department when Rosanne Somerson arrived in 1972 as an undergraduate from Philadelphia. But that wouldn't stop her from becoming renowned for her intricately designed tables and chairs over the last four decades....
The Steel Valley School Board voted unanimously to allow a student with special needs to use a faculty lavatory over the objections of the teachers. The teachers' restroom is the only one on the first level of Parks Elementary school and the student has difficulty climbing stairs. The teachers filed a grievance saying their labor contract calls for an exclusive restroom for teachers.
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