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Pa. Man Charged For Alleged ‘Seeking Incest’ Ad

The state attorney general’s office has charged a western Pennsylvania man for allegedly trying to meet a family with an 11-year-old girl through an online ad titled “Looking to join an incest family.”

08/19/2014

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2 To Face Charges In Pa. After Wife Shot By Gun In Bra

Pittsburgh police plan to charge a married couple after the woman was accidentally shot in the arm when her husband reached for her cellphone — which the woman carried in her bra along with the gun — during an argument on the street.

08/07/2014

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Pittsburgh Episcopal Diocese Offering ‘Ashes To Go’

The bishop and priests of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh were marking the beginning of Lent with “ashes to go,” in hopes of reaching people who cannot, or would not feel comfortable, attending an Ash Wednesday service at church.

03/05/2014

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PennDOT Testing Beet Juice To Treat Icy, Snowy Roads In Western Pa.

Could something from the garden help PennDOT deal with the snow and cold temperatures on the roads?

01/03/2014

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Pa. Man Arrested For Allegedly Stealing 11 High-end Chain Saws

A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges that he stole 11 high-end chain saws from at least two businesses since November.

12/30/2013

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Western Pa. School Says Nude Photos Found On Porn Site

Nude pictures of several girls at a western Pennsylvania high school were posted on a pornography website that has since been taken down.

11/06/2013

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Pa. Board Nixes Transgender Homecoming King Entry

A western Pennsylvania school board won’t let a student who was born female but identifies as male run for homecoming king.

09/24/2013

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Massive Syrup Spill Closes Western Pa. Highway

A truck driver was hurt and hundreds of gallons of sticky, cherry-lime flavored drink syrup spilled, after his tractor-trailer overturned on a sharp curve near the bottom of a steep stretch of highway in western Pennsylvania.

08/07/2013

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Pa. Police Officer Facing Possible Disciplinary Action For Photo Involving Unicorn Mask And Porn Star

An unidentified police officer is facing possible discipline for having his picture taken — while wearing a unicorn mask next to a porn star who had just been thrown out of a Pittsburgh Pirates game for dancing in the aisle.

07/19/2013

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Mental Patient Said To Be ‘Proficient With Knives’ Escapes From Pa. Hospital

Police have been unable to find him despite using bloodhounds and other K9 officers.

07/10/2013

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Police Break Up Massive House Party In Western Pa.

Police say they needed reinforcements from several surrounding departments to break up a house party with an estimated 700 guest that was disrupting traffic in an upscale Pittsburgh suburb.

07/09/2013

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Pa. Man Facing Child Porn Charges Threatens Investigative Agent With Rape And Murder

Forty-nine-year-old Todd Markley, of Export, pleaded guilty in February and was set to appear before a federal judge in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

06/18/2013

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Western Pa. Woman Digs Up Two-headed Piglet In Backyard

A northwestern Pennsylvania woman has donated an unusual body to science: the carcass of a two-headed piglet she found preserved in a jar dug up outside her mother’s home.

06/11/2013

Police: Boy Chained To Table For Not Finishing Dinner

Authorities say a western Pennsylvania man allegedly chained his 11-year-old stepson to the dinner table after he refused to eat the food on his plate.

05/23/2013

Authorities Say Suspended Pa. Teacher Offered Grades For Sex

A suspended western Pennsylvania high school English teacher has been jailed on charges he sent sexually-charged text messages to five students, and fondled or had sexual contact with some of the girls, including one whose grade he promised to improve in exchange for a sex act.

05/14/2013

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