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Train derails in Sellersville, flipping 3 cars hauling butter

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 19:57

A low-speed East Penn Railroad freight train derailed Tuesday afternoon in Sellersville, toppling three refrigerator cars and knocking three other cars partially off the track, officials said.

The three cars that landed on their sides were hauling butter, Perkasie police said. Next to the cars on...

Nockamixon man, 70, taken into custody; firearms and explosives seized

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 19:43

A 70-year-old Nockamixon Township man was taken into custody for a mental health commitment Tuesday at his home, where several firearms and explosives also were found, police said.

The man, whose identity was not released, was served with a mental health commitment warrant at his house in the 8700...

London copes with deep divisions after attacks, tower fire

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 19:02

The cars still zip over London Bridge at their typical fast clip, drawing little obvious attention.

But some pedestrians walking the bridge over the River Thames each day say they find themselves glancing at the passing traffic and wondering: Is that the one? Is that the one that's going to swerve...

Phillispsburg woman charged with stabbing man; he's sent to Easton Hospital

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:49

A Phillipsburg woman stabbed a man late Sunday in a domestic violence incident in a town apartment, police said Tuesday.

Leslie Caul, 26, of the 400 block of South Main Street, was arrested shortly after police and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the home at 11:15 p.m., police said.


Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:42

Soldiers shot a suspect after a small explosion at the central Brussels train station Tuesday night, a spokeswoman for the city prosecutor's office said.

It appeared no one else was injured and the damage was limited, Ine Van Wymersch told VRT network. It was not clear if the suspect survived.


Man charged with beating uncle with bat at Father's Day gathering

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:11

A 30-year-old man allegedly attacked his uncle with a baseball bat at a Father' Day gathering in Allentown, dislocating his uncle's shoulder and injuring his knee, according to court records.

Tyquidere A. Rosado, of Allentown, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment....

Will another man be charged with homicide in Bethlehem's flakka killing?

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 15:45

Will the co-defendant in a drug-fueled killing in Bethlehem be charged with homicide?

It is a question the defense attorney for Charles A. Yocum Jr. is pressing Northampton County prosecutors to answer.

Last year, Yocum was one of two men arrested after 27-year-old Joseph M. Goda was found bludgeoned...

McConnell: GOP will have 'discussion draft' of health care bill by Thursday

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 15:27

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans will have a "discussion draft" of a GOP-only bill scuttling former President Barack Obama's health care law by Thursday.McConnell told reporters Tuesday a vote on that bill will be held once the Congressional Budget Office has analyzed the...

Prodigy, half of rap duo Mobb Deep, dead at 42: publicist

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 15:26

Rapper Prodigy, a member of the New York hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, has died. He was 42.

The rapper's publicist said in a statement Tuesday that Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Las Vegas "for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis." Prodigy has battled sickle cell since birth...

State sees drop in number of people repeatedly admitted to hospitals

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 15:07

Efforts to keep chronically ill patients from going to the hospital as often seem to be making a difference in the Philadelphia area and throughout Pennsylvania, according to a new state report on hospital "super-utilizers." Though this group consists of just 3 percent of all patients, they account...

Lawsuit: Preschooler bound with duct tape for nap time violation

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 15:05

A 4-year-old girl who refused to settle down on her cot during preschool nap time was bound with duct tape at a church-run center in suburban St. Louis, according to a lawsuit filed by the girl’s parents.

The lawsuit against Zion Lutheran Learning Center in Valley Park, Missouri, alleges the school...

Read the full list of Pennsylvania marijuana growers

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 14:21

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania officials are identifying the entities that Tuesday were awarded permits to grow and process medical marijuana.

The permit winners:

• Prime Wellness of Pennsylvania LLC, Sinking Spring, Berks County.

• Franklin Labs LLC, Reading, Berks County.

• Pennsylvania...

With Wardrobe service, Amazon strikes again at retail

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 14:07

Amazon is increasingly claiming territory once held exclusively by department stores and it's doing so again, essentially placing a dressing room in your house.

Amazon is testing a new service for Prime members that allows them to try on the latest styles before they buy at no upfront charge. Customers...

Museum burglars in N.J. steal $30K in gems, leave trail of blood

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:55

Burglars climbed a barbed wire fence, rappelled into a museum and smashed display cabinets to steal $30,000 in emeralds, diamonds and other precious stones, leaving bloodstains throughout the building, police said.

The burglars climbed the fence and forced their way through a second-story window...

Lehigh Valley shut out of first medical marijuana grower-processor permits; Berks gets two

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:51

Marijuana won't be grown or processed legally in the Lehigh Valley for at least another year.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced the first 12 coveted grower and processor permit recipients Tuesday afternoon, and Lehigh Valley applicants got shut out. Two businesses in Berks County...

What we know about the Senate health-care bill

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:51

The blurry outlines of an Obamacare overhaul are slowly coming into focus as Senate Republican leaders prod their members toward a health-care vote next week.

But the picture is fluid. And Democrats are blasting off fireworks in the background ahead of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's July...

'Bachelor in Paradise' investigation finds no misconduct, production to resume

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:20

"Bachelor in Paradise" will resume production after producers investigated alleged misconduct by cast members during the shooting of the show's fourth season earlier this month.

"As we previously stated, we recently became aware of allegations regarding an incident on the set of Bachelor in Paradise...

Russian jet came within feet of U.S. reconnaissance plane, Pentagon says

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:02

A Russian fighter jet came "within several feet" of an Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea and lingered by the side of the U.S. plane for several minutes on Monday, U.S. military officials said.

The incident comes amid increased tensions between Russian and the United States...

200 scientists call for new restrictions on antimicrobial chemicals in personal-care products

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:54

The Food and Drug Administration took the bold step late last year of banning 19 chemicals in hand and body soap because of questions about their benefits and concerns about their impact on human health and the environment. What many consumers don't know is that these ingredients are still commonly...

Tony Bennett, Ella Jenkins to be honored

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:53

Ninety-year-old master singer Tony Bennett has been named the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Bennett, who will receive the award in November in Washington, D.C., joins a roster of past winners that includes Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Willie...