Articles Tagged with Pennsylvania

Lightning Strike Kills Boy Swimming In Pennsylvania Creek, Injures Friend

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A lightning strike near the Conowingo Creek in Fulton Township in Pennsylvania has claimed the life of a young boy and injured another, reports the Lancaster Online. The report says the incident happened at around 2:30 p.m. local time Sunday. According to eyewitnesses, the lightning strike happened whilst it was still sunny and there was… Read more »

HUD Nominee Julian Castro Dodges Eminent Domain Questions From Congress

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HUD nominee Julian Castro’s confirmation hearing was going smoothly until the subject of eminent domain was posed. The San Antonio mayor freely discussed plans to support efforts to embolden the Senate Banking Committee’s HUD mortgage program and vowed to work with Congress to “wind won” Freddie Mac and Fannie. Once those controversial programs are gone,… Read more »

Burger King Customer Arrested After Calling 911 Over Wrong Order

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A Burger King customer was arrested after calling 911 over a wrong order at the fast food’s branch in Oakland Avenue in White Township, Pennsylvania, local police reports. Indiana County woman Heather Smith got very upset upon learning that the local Burger King got her order wrong. Instead of taking it with the manager, Smith… Read more »

Missing Woman Found Dead In Car Littered With Parking Tickets

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A missing woman from Pennsylvania was found dead inside her car, a vehicle that was littered with parking tickets. Nadia Malik, 22, was found slumped over the passenger seat in the front of the car near Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. Malik’s body was hidden from view under a large bag. Philadelphia Police Department Lt. John… Read more »

Deadly Batch of Heroin Kills 17 In Pittsburgh

Deadly Batch of Heroin Kills 17 In One Week

A deadly batch of heroin is said to have killed 17 people in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Police say that this deadly batch of drugs has been dubbed, “Theraful.” What has many worried is that Theraflu is the name of an over-the-counter cough and flu medication, and a popular one at that. According to ABC News, the… Read more »

Road Rage Victim Called 911 Multiple Times Before Murder

Road rage victim Timothy Davison

Road rage murder victim Timothy Davison called 911 multiple times before his killer finally caught up to him but help never arrived, CNN reported Saturday. While police continue to call the killing of Davison on a lonely stretch of Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania “road rage,” they also said in a Friday press conference that they… Read more »

Road Rage Killer Now Target Of FBI Manhunt After Timothy Davison Murder

Road Rage Victim Timothy Davison

Road rage — or something else? That’s the question now confronting investigators as the FBI has leaped into the interstate manhunt for the Saturday night murderer of 28-year-old Maine vacationer Timothy Davison, police said in a Sunday press conference covered by ABC News. Davison was making the 1,400-mile drive home to Poland, Maine, from Orlando,… Read more »

NJ, PA Report First Cases Of West Nile Virus

NJ, PA See First West Nile Virus Reports of the year.

West Nile virus has shown up in various counties around Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A Burlington County, NJ man was the first person in the state to be diagnosed this year, according to CBS. The 55-year old man was gardening when he was bitten by an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes captured and tested from Hanover Township,… Read more »

Chink’s Steaks Opts For Less Offensive Name, Sales Plummet

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Philadelphia, PA – A restaurant called Chink’s Steaks decided that after over 50 years, it was time to change its name to something slightly less offensive. The neighborhood didn’t take to the owner’s racial sensitivity, and sales dropped dramatically. Seems there’s a cliche about no good deed going unpunished. The name Chink’s Steaks was given… Read more »

Sex-Deprived Nearly Nude Woman Attacks Boyfriend Over Xbox Addiction

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Lansford, PA – A woman was arrested at a Pennsylvania convenience store for attacking her boyfriend (while not wearing pants) over his refusal to have sex with her. The woman, 24-year-old Heather Hayes, is facing charges for a February 26 incident that occurred at a Lansford Turkey Hill convenience store. Hayes is charged with indecent… Read more »

Teacher Fired For Online Comment, Doesn’t Know What He Said

Online comments gets teacher fired

Munhall, PA – A teacher has been fired for a comment he made online, but administrators won’t tell him what he said to lose his job or even which social network he said it on. Alan Francis was a full-time substitute teacher for Steel Valley High School in Pennsylvania before receiving a virtual pink slip… Read more »

Sinkhole Forces Pennsylvania Family To Evacuate Home

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A recent sinkhole in Pennsylvania forced a family to temporarily evacuate their home. Doris Jenkins reportedly returned home from walking her dog to find that a 20-foot sinkhole had consumed a portion of her driveway. Since officials weren’t sure if the house itself had been compromised by the sinkhole, the family was asked to leave… Read more »

Pennsylvania Science Classroom Explosion Injures Eight

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Carlisle, PA – A science classroom explosion and a fire in an eighth grade classroom sent seven students and one teacher to the hospital. Two of the injured children were transported by helicopter from Wilson Middle School to the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for treatment. A Carlisle Regional Medical Center spokeswoman reported that the… Read more »