April 2, 2014 - 5:33 PM

Police: 4 forcibly tattooed man they held hostage

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say four people forcibly tattooed their roommate with racial slurs and obscene images while holding him hostage for three days in a Philadelphia basement.

The two men and two women, who range in age from 19 to 27, are charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, kidnapping and related counts.

April 2, 2014 - 4:04 PM

Police: 'Voices' told mother to sit on sons in tub

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a Pittsburgh-area woman told them she heard "crazy voices" telling her to push her sons underwater before she sat on the boys in the bathtub, drowning her 3-year-old and leaving his 6-year-old brother in critical condition.

April 2, 2014 - 10:33 AM

Woman Pays $200 Bill with Coins, Town Says No More

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania township is asking residents to keep the change.

Officials in Millcreek Township, along with its water and sewer authorities, have adopted a policy limiting how much change they'll accept from residents paying sewer bills and other fees.

April 2, 2014 - 8:03 AM

Razor blades found at playground near Philadelphia

BROOKHAVEN, Pa. (AP) — Police say razor blades were found duct-taped to playground equipment at a park outside Philadelphia.

Police in the Delaware County town of Brookhaven say the blades affixed to equipment in Eaton Park could have injured children playing in the area.

April 1, 2014 - 8:34 PM

Tree Trimmer Hospitalized with Chain Saw in Neck

April 1, 2014 - 6:34 PM

Ex-hero officer faces trial in gunpoint rapes case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia police officer who was hailed as a hero and sat next to Michelle Obama at a presidential address will stand trial on charges he raped two prostitutes at gunpoint.

The November trial comes after 28-year-old Richard DeCoatsworth withdrew a plea to reduced charges Tuesday.

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