All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Pennsylvania’

Zoë Saldana Shares Admiration For Pennsylvania Steel Town

Zoë Saldana has a deep admiration for Braddock, PA. The once-prosperous city was the home of Andrew Carnegie’s first steel mill. However, by 2009, the New York Times described the city’s bleak existence as an array of “boarded-up storefronts, houses in advanced stages of collapse and vacant lots.” The small town’s population decreased by approximately 15,000 residents, leaving only an …

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USS Somerset Commissioned In Honor Of Flight 93

On March 1, the USS Somerset was commissioned to become a Navy warship to honor Flight 93, which was hijacked and headed for Washington D.C., but crashed in Pennsylvania killing 40 passengers and crew. The plane was one of the four that was hijacked in September 11, 2001. The Navy ship was sponsored to be built on December 2007 by …

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Craigslist Killer Admits to Slaying 22 Others

A craigslist killer charged in the November murder of a man has confessed to slaying 22 other victims within the past six years. Miranda Barbour, 19, and her newlywed husband are facing criminal homicide charges in the death of 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara. After connecting with the victim via a Craigslist post, Barbour lured LaFerrara to a mall parking lot and …

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Pennsylvania Turnpike Crash: Two Pileups Injure 30 People

Two pileups occurred during Friday’s rush hour on the Pennsylvania Turnpike right outside of Philadelphia. The icy road-blockage, which affected commuters traveling eastbound near the Route 1 exit, was reported around 8:30 a.m. The traffic jam was nearly five miles long. At least 100 cars were involved, one at a count of 30 vehicles and the other at 75. However, …

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Heroin Happy Meals: Twice In One Month

Heroin is not exactly what you’d like to see when you open your kid’s Happy Meal box from McDonald’s, but apparently, that is what was being used to sell the drug out of a McDonald’s drive-thru in Pittsburg, PA. Shania Dennis, 26, was busted by undercover agents for selling heroin at work, where she would instruct her “customers” to say, …

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Widener University Shooting “Not a Random Act”

Police in Chester, Pa., are still on the lookout for the person who shot a Widener University student yesterday evening. The victim, as yet unnamed, was sitting in a car in the parking lot of the school’s athletic center around 8:48 p.m. Monday night when the incident occurred. Campus security was alerted by an emergency “blue light” button, though it …

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Amur Leopard Killed At Pennsylvania Zoo

A rare Amur leopard was killed at the Erie Zoo, in Pennsylvania, by another leopard, while the two were supposed to be mating. On Monday, zookeepers put the 5-year-old male, named Edgar, and the 7-year-old female, named Lina together in close courters, in hopes that they would begin the mating process. Shortly after they entered the cage, Edgar grabbed Lina …

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Road Rage Murderer May Strike Again: FBI Joins Hunt

Police said on Friday that they do not believe last weekend’s road rage shootings in Pennsylvania are related to similar cases that took place in York County and Kentucky. However, as the murderer of 28-year-old Timothy Davidson is still at large, they are still looking for the suspect’s vehicle: a dark-colored Ford Ranger XLT with driver’s side damage. Timothy Davidson …

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Millionaire Raffle Drawing Numbers Picked

Since the holiday season begun, every week there is a new lottery story emerging. Sometimes it’s the tale of a win among the leaves. On other occasions, it’s a winner who has no clue he won. With the holidays came dreams of a better tomorrow for many, and hope of a seemingly impossible dream for others.Well for some local Pennsylvania residents …

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Mummers Parade 2014: Philly’s New Year’s Day Celebration

The world renowned Philadelphia Mummers Parade kicks off today,  New Year’s Day.  The procession will start at 10 a.m from Broad Street to Washington Avenue and lasts a whole day. Just what makes this day such a special day? There are more than 10,000 fans from both near and far that come to witness the colorful parade.  Women  with mustaches and beards …

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Amish Buggy Accident Leaves Two Dead, One Injured

An Amish woman and her daughter are dead after a truck reportedly crashed into the buggy they were riding in around 4:20 p.m. Saturday. According to Pennsylvania State Police, William Byler, 35, of New Wilmington, Pa., was operating a horse and buggy west on Pulaski Mercer Road, when a tractor truck driven by Matthew Coulter, 36, of Pulaski, Pa. reportedly …

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Foxconn to Expand U.S. Operations in Pennsylvania

By winning contracts for most of Apple’s mobile devices over the past five years, Chinese manufacturer Foxconn has become one of the largest companies in China. Though the company is still sitting at the forefront of smartphone, tablet, and other technology manufacturing industries, its executives are planning for a long-term future. Foxconn group president Terry Guo has announced that the …

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