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Family Says Mumia Abu-Jamal Treated For Diabetes Complications

The wife and brother of convicted police killer Mumia Abu Jamal say the convicted police killer is suffering from diabetic shock in the Intensive Care Unit of a Pottsville Hospital.


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Man Charged With Urinating In Pottsville Water Supply

A worker at a municipal water treatment facility in eastern Pennsylvania has been charged with urinating in a filtration unit at the plant.


A photo taken on September 5, 2013 shows the Waterman logo on the Saint-Herblain plant of US group  Newell Rubbermaid, which manufactures Waterman, Reynolds, Parker and other pens, as employees demonstrate at the site of the plant in the nortwestern French town near Nantes against training Polish workers to do their job before being laid off. Protesters were demanding better layoff benefits for the some 100 employees to be laid off in France at the Saint-Herblain and Valence plants.                                      AFP PHOTO / FRANK PERRY        (credit: FRANK PERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Rubbermaid To Close Pottsville Facility; 100 To Lose Their Jobs

Atlanta-based Newell Rubbermaid announced Wednesday it plans to close the plant by September 2015.


(Barbara Mancini of Philadelphia, right, leaves the office of magisterial district judge James Reiley in Pottsville, Pa. in August 2013 after her preliminary hearing on a charge of aiding a suicide.   Photo by Nick Meyer, used with permission of the Republican-Herald)

Assisted Suicide Charge Dropped Against Pa. Woman

A Pennsylvania judge dismissed an assisted suicide charge Tuesday against a nurse accused of handing her 93-year-old terminally ill father a bottle of morphine.


(Joe Yourshaw, in 2008.  Family photo provided)

Philadelphia Daughter Faces Assisted Suicide Charge

A Pennsylvania judge said Thursday that she will rule later on whether to dismiss an assisted suicide charge against a nurse accused of handing her 93-year-old terminally ill father a bottle of morphine.


(Joe Yourshaw, in 2008.  Family photo provided)

Philadelphia Nurse Charged With Aiding Father’s Suicide

A judge has upheld charges against a Philadelphia woman accused of helping her 93-year-old father commit suicide through a morphine overdose.



4 Children, 2 Adults Die In Pennsylvania House Fire

Authorities have identified the four children and two adults killed in an eastern Pennsylvania house fire. A neighbor says the children’s mother was doing laundry down the street at her house at the time and survived.


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Police Discover ‘Mobile Meth Lab’ In Parking Lot At Pa. Wal-Mart

Shoppers doing some last-minute Christmas shopping at a Wal-Mart in Schuylkill County came across an unusual scene.


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Yuengling Offering Free Beer To Philadelphians On September 28

Free beer and a toast…to yourself.


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Health: Heart Transplant Controversy

A Pottsville mom says her son is being denied a lifesaving organ transplant because he has autism.