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Judge: No new trial for Pennsylvania priest in sex abuse

February 8, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has refused to grant a new trial for a Pennsylvania priest who claimed federal prosecutors wrongly withheld evidence in his sexual tourism case. more »»

Detectives: Inmate grabs guard's stun gun and fires, hurts 4

February 8, 2016

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — Detectives say a Pennsylvania inmate being hauled off to solitary confinement grabbed a guard's stun gun and fired, injuring four correctional officers. more »»

Man accused of dragging officer charged with assault

February 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of dragging a Philadelphia police officer with his car over the weekend has been charged with aggravated assault and other counts. more »»

Questions grow in Pennsylvania's confusing budget situation

February 8, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers are returning to the Capitol with growing questions over the state government's increasingly confusing budget situation. more »»

SWAT at vacant Pittsburgh home after worker shot in the hand

February 8, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's SWAT team has surrounded a home that's supposed to be vacant after someone inside shot a construction worker. more »»

Woman convicted in group attack on gay men awaits sentence

February 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A police chief's daughter will be sentenced Monday in an attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to expand its hate crime laws to include sexual orientation. more »»

Detectives: 4 county guards hurt when inmate grabs Taser

February 8, 2016

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — Detectives say four Pennsylvania jail guards were hurt when an inmate grabbed one of their Tasers during a struggle.

The Beaver County Times (http://bit. more »»

Man accused of stealing police badges while being questioned

February 8, 2016

IRWIN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man stole several police badges while he was being held for questioning in a domestic disput. more »»

Cops: Man stole badges while held in office for questioning

February 8, 2016

IRWIN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania man stole several badges while he was being held in the mayor's office for questioning last yea. more »»

Pennsylvania Special Olympics held at Seven Springs resort

February 8, 2016

CHAMPION, Pa. (AP) — The 2016 Special Olympics Pennsylvania Winter Games have begun at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. more »»

Video shows student with cerebral palsy pushed down, kicked

February 8, 2016

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) — A school district in the Pittsburgh suburbs is investigating video on social media showing a student with cerebral palsy being pushed down and kicked. more »»

Altoona-Johnstown bishop puts 2 on leave over abuse claims

February 8, 2016

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania bishop has placed two priests on leave over child-sex abuse allegations more than 20 years old. more »»

Award-winning prof faces 5 years for child porn, likely more

February 8, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An award-winning contemporary literature professor faces at least five years in federal prison when he's sentenced for his massive child pornography collection — and likely more. more »»

Construction execs to pay back feds in $19M fraud scheme

February 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two Pennsylvania construction executives have been ordered to pay the government $1 million each after admitting they fraudulently funneled nearly $19 million in federally... more »»

Police shoot family dog after it attacks teen, charges cops

February 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say officers shot a family's dog to death after it attacked a Philadelphia teenager and charged at the officers. more »»

Cops: Car takes off during traffic stop, dragging officer

February 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say an eastern Pennsylvania police officer was dragged about 20 feet by a car during a traffic stop.

It happened around early Sunday morning in Philadelphia. more »»

Pennsylvania facing another round of snow

February 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania is facing another round of snow that could slow traffic across the state. more »»

Cops: Family dog killed after attacking teen, charging cops

February 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say officers shot a family's dog to death after it attacked an eastern Pennsylvania teenager and charged at the officers. more »»

3 teens rescued after falling into icy pond

February 7, 2016

CHALFONT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say three teenagers were rescued after falling through ice into a suburban Philadelphia pond. more »»

Man convicted of 1st-degree murder in 2013 bar slaying

February 7, 2016

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A man is facing life in prison without possibility of parole after a conviction in the shooting death of another man at an eastern Pennsylvania bar three years ag. more »»

4th patient infected during mold outbreak at hospital dies

February 7, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials say a fourth transplant patient who contracted a fungal infection during a mold outbreak at a Pennsylvania hospital has die. more »»


VOCES8 February 11, 2016

“A perfect blend of calm contentment and soaring spirit” (London’s The Independent), VOCES8 makes its Penn State debut in an acoustic choral program. more »

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Recruiting season shows PSU still in transition

February 6, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK -- When we last left James Franklin, he was putting the cap on a four-game losing streak that ended the 2015 season. more »

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