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Google Maps Street View (READING, Pa.) — More than 128 years after he died in a Reading, Pennsylvania, jail, a man who was accidentally mummified and left at a funeral home without any identification will finally get his long-awaited burial. Officials at Auman’s Funeral Home, the Reading funeral home that has displayed what is known as […]

Joao Paulo Burini/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A Pennsylvania woman in her 80s has died after contracting West Nile virus, health officials said this week. The woman lived in Pittsburgh and is the first human case reported in Allegheny County this year, according to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). Officials said the woman experienced […]

Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images/Getty Images (HARRISBURG, Pa.) — Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday — which is National Voter Registration Day — that the state will now automatically register residents to vote while getting their driver’s license or state I.D. “I made a commitment when I was campaigning for this office that we would bring automatic voter […]

Mark Makela/Getty Images (FIGUEIROPÓLIS, Brazil) — A convicted murderer who had eluded capture since escaping from a Pennsylvania prison nearly two weeks ago is accused of committing a separate slaying in his home country of Brazil in 2017. Danelo Cavalcante, 34, allegedly shot his friend Valter Junior Moreira dos Reis five times in the remote town of […]

Escaped convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante is seen with an altered appearance in photos released on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, by the Pennsylvania State Police. — Pennsylvania State Police (NEW YORK) — Pennsylvania authorities warned that escaped convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante was armed, as they pursued him through the town of South Coventry in the early […]

WIN-Initiative/Neleman/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — An escaped killer on the loose in Pennsylvania slipped through a police perimeter and was recorded on a trail camera in a nearby botanical garden, prompting authorities to expand the focus of their search for the “dangerous” fugitive on Tuesday morning, officials said. Police suspect Danelo Cavalcante might still be […]

Google Maps (PITTSBURGH, Penn.) — A school district in Pennsylvania is proposing starting classes later in the morning to improve the physical health and mental well-being of students. Upper St. Clair School District — a suburb of Pittsburgh — would change the start times of its high schools, elementary schools and middle schools, if the […]

Falls Township Police Department (FALL TOWNSHIP, Pa.) — A Pennsylvania man accused of drugging his 72-year-old mother with fentanyl and fatally shooting her has been charged with her death, according to prosecutors. On Monday, Buck County prosecutors charged 28-year-old Sean Rivera with criminal homicide, kidnapping, aggravated assault and other crimes for the death of Carol J. […]

Jason Marz/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Pennsylvania’s Blackhawk School District has filed a lawsuit against Norfolk Southern alleging various causes of action including negligence in last month’s train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, and subsequent controlled release of toxic chemicals. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, alleges that the derailment and burning of the contents of the […]