Officer critical but stable; convicted felon arrested
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A police officer was shot several times Friday as he approached people suspected of smoking marijuana behind an apartment building, prompting a three-hour manhunt near Philadelphia that halted a dozen Amtrak trains, authorities said....
Pennsylvania inmate pleads to slaying 4th and 5th victims
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania prison inmate already jailed for life for killing three women is getting two more life terms after pleading guilty to killing women in 1986 and 1990....
Amish in disbelief over parents accused of 'gifting' girl
KIRKWOOD, Pa. (AP) -- Daniel Stoltzfus' Amish mother always viewed him as her prodigal son, the only one of her 13 children to have left the religious order known for its modest dress, plain ways and insular culture....
Philadelphia bus driver chases after, catches purse snatcher
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia bus driver is being praised for chasing down a purse snatcher....
Third man pleads guilty in Pennsylvania overdose deaths
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The last of three Pennsylvania men accused of supplying fentanyl-laced heroin that resulted in at least two overdose deaths has pleaded guilty....
Youngest victim of Orlando massacre remembered in funeral
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The youngest of the 49 victims of the Florida nightclub massacre was remembered Friday at a funeral service attended by about 600 people, many who wore red, her favorite color, as a tribute....
Cops unsure if 2 found dead were only people in house
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The coroner has released the names of two men found dead after shots were fired at a western Pennsylvania home, but police aren't sure whether a third person was involved in the incident....
Stop hanging up on governor, Pennsylvania employees are told
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania governor's personal touch doesn't always get him very far....
The Latest: Suspect on parole in gun case when cop shot
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Philadelphia police: Girl, 4, likely shot herself to death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police in Philadelphia say a 4-year-old girl who died after being shot in the right eye apparently pulled the trigger herself....
Philadelphia City Council approved a tax on sweet drinks last Thursday, becoming the first major city in the country to pass such a levy and overcoming a multi-million dollar campaign by the beverage industry to oppose it. The 1.5 cent-an-ounce tax affects both sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened diet drinks. The council and Mayor Jim Kenney framed it as a way to raise revenue, but health advocates have pushed for years for soda taxes to help fight obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
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