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Town officials charged over alleged misuse of state grant

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:12pm
State prosecutors say four current or former board supervisors from a northeastern Pennsylvania town are under arrest for misusing a $50,000 grant to help build an emergency management structure and then trying to conceal...
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Verdict reached in marathon bomber's death penalty trial

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 2:53pm
The jury deliberating the fate of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev announced Friday that it has reached a decision on whether he should be sentenced to life in prison without parole or to death.
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Schumer: House Speaker Boehner ignorant about rail safety

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 2:48pm
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (SHOO'-mur) has accused House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) of "massive ignorance" about rail safety and wants Congress to pay for rail infrastructure improvements after Amtrak's...
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Wheeling Police Department Seeks Funding for Crisis Intervention Tactical Training and Team

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 2:12pm
When it comes to emergency situations of a more delicate nature, the Wheeling Police Department is working to put together a specialized team to move in and keep the situation from escalating.
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Pittsburgh governing body votes to endorse gay marriage

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 2:12pm
A regional governing body serving Presbyterian congregations in the Pittsburgh-area has voted to endorse same-sex marriage in church life.
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Child welfare workers go on strike in NE Pennsylvania

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 1:31pm
Workers with a child welfare agency in northeastern Pennsylvania went on strike Friday amid a showdown over their contract.
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Penn State says College of Engineering hit in cyberattacks

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 1:07pm
Penn State University says it was the victim of a cyberattack in which hackers stole usernames and passwords issued by its College of Engineering.
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Caretaker charged in death of 92-year-old man

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 12:15pm
A caretaker in northeastern Pennsylvania has been charged with killing her 92-year-old ward.
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