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Former Police Officer Killed in Police Shooting Wanted ‘Suicide by Cop’

Former Police Officer Killed in Police Shooting Wanted ‘Suicide by Cop’

WPVI/ABC News(UPPER DARBY, Pa.) — Heavily-armed U.S. Marshals and Pennsylvania state police opened fire on a wanted ex-cop who on the run for attempted murder, breaking open a hotel room door and firing 52 shots as the man stood in the corner holding …

Pregnant Head Coach, Driver Dead in PA Women’s Lacrosse Team Bus Crash

Pregnant Head Coach, Driver Dead in PA Women’s Lacrosse Team Bus Crash

WHTM-TV(GREENSBURG, Pa.) — The pregnant head coach of a Pennsylvania university’s women’s lacrosse team and the driver of the team bus are dead and several others are seriously injured after their tour bus went off a freeway and crashed into a tree Sa…

Bullying Attack Leaves Pennsylvania Boy in Coma

Bullying Attack Leaves Pennsylvania Boy in Coma

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — A Pennsylvania boy is currently in a medically induced coma after a schoolyard fight with classmates who he and his family claims were bullying him.Sixth-grader Bailly O’Neil, an honors student of Darby Tow…

Pennsylvania High School Imposes Toilet Paper Restrictions

Pennsylvania High School Imposes Toilet Paper Restrictions

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MAHANOY CITY, Pa.) — A rash of vandalism in the boys’ bathrooms at Mahanoy Area High School in Pennsylvania has prompted administrators to remove toilet paper from the lavatories and issue it on an as needed basis. 
Any boy…

Kindergartner Suspended Over Bubble Gun Threat

Kindergartner Suspended Over Bubble Gun Threat

ABC News(MOUNT CARMEL, Pa.) — A 5-year-old girl was suspended from school earlier this week after she made what the school called a “terrorist threat.”Her weapon of choice? A small, Hello Kitty automatic bubble blower.The kindergartner, wh…

Kindergartner Suspended Over Bubble Gun Threat

Kindergartner Suspended Over Bubble Gun Threat

ABC News(MOUNT CARMEL, Pa.) — A 5-year-old girl was suspended from school earlier this week after she made what the school called a “terrorist threat.”Her weapon of choice? A small, Hello Kitty automatic bubble blower.The kindergartner, wh…

Pennsylvania Pastor Accused of Killing Second Wife Going to Trial

Pennsylvania Pastor Accused of Killing Second Wife Going to Trial

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday for Pastor Arthur Schirmer, who is accused of killing his second wife and then staging a car accident to hide it.Schirmer, 64, also faces a second trial at a later …

Jury Awards $109M in Pa. Power Line Death

Jury Awards $109M in Pa. Power Line Death

Hemera/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) — A Pennsylvania jury awarded one family $109 million, after two hours of deliberation, in a wrongful death verdict, after a woman was electrocuted for 20 minutes while waiting for utility crews to shut off the power…

The Legal Battles Begin: GOP, Dems Spar Over Voting in Pennsylvania

The Legal Battles Begin: GOP, Dems Spar Over Voting in Pennsylvania

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As voters head to the poll on Tuesday to choose between Mitt Romney and President Obama, thousands of lawyers and poll watchers from both camps are engaged in their own parallel battle over which votes will be counte…

Romney Makes Last Push in Pennsylvania, Tries to Turn State Red

Romney Makes Last Push in Pennsylvania, Tries to Turn State Red

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(MORRISVILLE, Pa.) — With just more than 24 hours until voters can head to the polls in Pennsylvania, Mitt Romney made a last minute stop there on Sunday, drawing tens of thousands to a rally that his campaign hopes w…

Paul Ryan Hits Pennsylvania, Sen. Pat Toomey Predicts State Will Go Red

Paul Ryan Hits Pennsylvania, Sen. Pat Toomey Predicts State Will Go Red

Scott Olson/Getty Images(MIDDLETOWN, Pa.) — Just 72 hours before Election Day, Paul Ryan dropped in on Pennsylvania Saturday, the third time he’s done so since Mitt Romney selected him as his running mate.The Romney campaign says it is expanding…

Hurricane Sandy: Waffle House Index Points Relief to Eastern Pennsylvania

Hurricane Sandy: Waffle House Index Points Relief to Eastern Pennsylvania

Jim Stratford/ Bloomberg News(ALLENTOWN, Pa.) — Two red, two yellow. What sounds like a child sorting Halloween hard candies this year doubles as something a bit more important to state and federal disaster-management officials: the Waffle House Index…

Hurricane Sandy: Waffle House Index Points Relief to Eastern Pennsylvania

Hurricane Sandy: Waffle House Index Points Relief to Eastern Pennsylvania

Jim Stratford/ Bloomberg News(ALLENTOWN, Pa.) — Two red, two yellow. What sounds like a child sorting Halloween hard candies this year doubles as something a bit more important to state and federal disaster-management officials: the Waffle House Index…

ABC News Moves Pensylvania, Minnesota from ‘Safe’ to ‘Lean’ Obama

ABC News Moves Pensylvania, Minnesota from ‘Safe’ to ‘Lean’ Obama

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — With one week to go, states that were once considered Obama strongholds now look less solid. Republican groups are putting resources into Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Team Obama brushes off these i…

Neighbor Posts $30,000 Reward for Missing Pennsylvania Baby

Neighbor Posts $30,000 Reward for Missing Pennsylvania Baby

Comstock/Thinkstock(KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.) — A neighbor in the town where a 10-month-old baby disappeared after her grandmother was murdered has put up a $30,000 reward for information on the crimes.A woman who lives in King of Prussia, Pa., put up the…

Pennsylvania Man Says ‘Bigfoot’ Vandalized His Winnebago RV

Pennsylvania Man Says ‘Bigfoot’ Vandalized His Winnebago RV

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A Pennsylvania man has his eye on a large, furry and elusive suspect who he accused of vandalizing his 1973 Dodge Winnebago.John Reed, a self-described Bigfoot tracker since the age of 10, said he was camping with his girlfriend w…

Strict Voter ID Blocked for 2012, but What About the Future?

Strict Voter ID Blocked for 2012, but What About the Future?

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Opponents of strict voter ID laws have had a good run in the courts recently.In the past few months, federal and state judges have used different legal grounds to block voter ID laws from going into effect durin…

Pa. Man’s Working 1938 Fridge Wins Contest

Pa. Man’s Working 1938 Fridge Wins Contest

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LANCASTER, Pa.) — Mike Ansel of Lancaster County, Pa., may have known his refrigerator was old but he was still pleasantly surprised to learn his working 1938 General Electric model won the Oldest Refrigerator Contest hosted by …

Obama Campaign: Ruling on Pennsylvania Voter ID Law ‘Great News’

Obama Campaign: Ruling on Pennsylvania Voter ID Law ‘Great News’

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The Obama campaign Tuesday welcomed as “great news” a Pennsylvania judge’s decision to block the state’s new voter identification law, ordering that it not be enforced until after the presid…

Pennsylvania Judge Blocks Voter ID Requirement

Pennsylvania Judge Blocks Voter ID Requirement

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(HARRISBURG, Pa.) — A Pennsylvania judge ruled on Tuesday that voters there will not have to produce a photo ID to vote this November.Judge Robert Simpson issued a preliminary injunction against the state’s controversial…

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