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Southwestern Pennsylvania SWAT team finds nobody home

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 8:14am
Police were investigating after a southwestern Pennsylvania county SWAT team was called to a residence only to find nobody inside.
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Driver trapped in tanker truck crash, but load secured

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 8:10am
Crews were working to rescue a tanker truck driver who was trapped after his rig crashed, overturned and briefly caught fire near Pittsburgh.
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Pennsylvania woman dies in New Jersey motorcycle crash

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 8:03am
Police say a Pennsylvania woman died when the motorcycle she was a passenger on crashed into a concrete barrier in northern New Jersey.
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4 hurt, including child, in Philadelphia apartment fire

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 7:42am
Four people have been hurt in a fire at an apartment building in Philadelphia's Kensington section.
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3 people including infant killed in Virginia car accident

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 7:39am
Three people, including an infant, have died after a wreck in Wythe County.
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Man gunned down in Harrisburg

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 6:50am
Gunfire has claimed another life in the second homicide in 48 hours in Pennsylvania's capital city.
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Parking meter rates go up in Allentown

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 6:07am
It costs more to park in downtown Allentown.
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Philadelphia filmmaker killed riding bike

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 5:54am
An aspiring Philadelphia filmmaker is dead after he was struck while riding his bicycle.
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Police: Pair of shootings leaves 2 men dead in Philadelphia

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:46am
Police are investigating a pair of deadly shootings that left two men dead in Philadelphia over the weekend.
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Lifeguard classes available this week at Pipestem resort

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:22am
Pipestem Resort State Park is offering certification classes for summer lifeguards this week.
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Corps increasing fees for group picnic shelter reservations

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:14am
Fees for group picnic shelter reservations will be going up next year at 14 of the 16 lakes managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Huntington District.
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Justice set to make W.Va. governor's race announcement

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:06am
Businessman Jim Justice is ready to say whether he's entering the West Virginia governor's race in 2016.
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New blood tests, liquid biopsies, may transform cancer care

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:06am
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.
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Bike Helmet Bill Introduced in Ohio

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 8:49pm
Lawmakers in Ohio are trying to make it mandatory that children 16 or younger wear helmets while riding their bikes.The Columbus Dispatch reports that the bill has the support of the Ohio chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The group estimates that 75 percent of bike-related fatalities could be prevented by a helmet. It also says helmets could reduce the risk of a head injury by 85 percent.Some Ohio municipalities already have mandatory bike laws. Columbus has required cyclists you...
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Gunfire kills 2 in Philadelphia, wounds 3 teens

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 5:03pm
Police are investigating two slayings and several other shootings in Philadelphia over the weekend.
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Four People to Announce Candidacy for Wheeling City Positions in 2016 Race

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 5:01pm
Four people in the Friendly City will announce their candidacy for Wheeling's 2016 Municipal Election on Monday.
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Doctors at Wheeling Hospital's Hand Center Treating Patients with Pains Related to Overuse of Mobile Devices

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 4:53pm
People are increasingly using their mobile devices in every part of day-to-day life, but the way people are holding them could have an impact on health. The Hand Center at Wheeling Hospital is seeing an increase in muscular and skeletal injuries in the hands and neck coming from the increased use of mobile devices. 
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Wheeling Named a Main Street Community After Downtown Revitalization

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 4:43pm
The Friendly City recently got quite the honor from the West Virginia Department of Commerce.Wheeling has been named a Main Street Community for the strides the city has made to revitalize it's downtown area.Wheeling had been an ON TRAC community but Jake Dougherty, the director of Reinvent Wheeling, credits projects like the Show of Hands, First Fridays, the Clean Crawl, and the Heritage Park and Sculpture Garden for helping Wheeling get recognized.Elkins was the only other city in West Virg...
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Memorial sought for victims of 1942 Pennsylvania blast

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 3:55pm
Some organizations and residents in eastern Pennsylvania are planning a memorial for victims of a cement plant explosion that killed 31 people during World War II.
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