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2 Arrested In Beaver Falls For Taking Woman’s Daughter Hostage Over Debt

Beaver Falls Police say a man and woman held hostage — and threatened to beat and kill — a girl whose mother owed them money.

16 hours ago

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Trial Held For Man Accused Of Hiring String Of Hit Men To Kill Informants

Jury selection has begun for the trial of a central Pennsylvania man accused of having tried to hire someone to kill a male acquaintance of his wife.

05/18/2015

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Witnesses: Woman Stabbed Neighbor’s Dog Because Of The Attention It Got

A western Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges she broke into a neighbor’s apartment and stabbed her dog in the process.

05/11/2015

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3 Packages Of Lollipops Prompt False Alarm At County Courts

Three packages containing lollipops and unspecified paperwork were responsible for a bomb squad being called to a northwestern Pennsylvania courthouse.

05/08/2015

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Website Tells You How Old You Look, If You’re Brave Enough To Try

How old do I look? That’s the question everyone on the internet has been asking themselves today.

04/30/2015

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FBI: Korean Firm Scammed Out Of $375K For Fake Pharrell Show

The FBI in Pittsburgh says a Maryland man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by pretending to work for a Japanese talent agency on behalf of musician Pharrell Williams.

04/24/2015

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House Spotted Floating Down The Allegheny River

Many people in the downtown area were surprised to see a house floating on the Allegheny River.

04/23/2015

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Police: Woman Blames Coffee-Drinking Parrot For Car Crash

State police say a woman blames her coffee-drinking pet parrot for distracting her moments before she crashed her car into a guardrail in Pennsylvania.

04/16/2015

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Mysterious Police Call Leads To SWAT Situation In Brighton Heights

A SWAT team situation in Pittsburgh has ended, but police are still trying to make sense of the call that started it all.

04/10/2015

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Gun Goes Off During Easter Church Service In Altoona

Altoona churchgoers were startled when a gun went off during Easter services.

04/05/2015

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Woman Sentenced To 15 To 30 Years In Teen’s Rape

A woman accused of having orchestrated the repeated rape of a teenager in order to get another child she could raise as her own has been sentenced to 15 to 30 years.

04/05/2015

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Man Hopes To Propel Slinky To Status As State’s Official Toy

Everyone loves a Slinky – but few have started a campaign to make it the official state toy of Pennsylvania.

03/22/2015

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Officers Responding To Traffic Accident End Up Delivering Baby

Police officers headed to the scene of a car accident ended up finding more than they expected overnight.

03/21/2015

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Man Covered In Flames Spotted Running Through Uptown

A man is recovering in the hospital after he was spotted running down the street while on fire in Uptown.

03/20/2015

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Man Charged After Throwing “Jesus” License Plate At Brother

Two men in Fayette County weren’t feeling any brotherly love when one threw a “Jesus” license plate at the other.

03/08/2015

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