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After Fatal Pennsylvania Fire, 2 More Grim Twists

Driver plows into fundraiser, killing one, then is accused of beating a woman to death

(Newser) - Earlier this month, a house fire killed 10 people in Nescopeck, Pennsylvania. On Saturday, two more events added to the tragedy. Police say that as people gathered for a fundraiser for the victims and families in nearby Berwick, a driver plowed through the crowd, killing one person and injuring 17...

Firefighter Arrives to Find 10 Family Members Killed

Pennsylvania victims include 3 children

(Newser) - Fire tore quickly through a house in the wee hours of Friday, killing seven adults and three children and horrifying a volunteer firefighter who arrived to battle the blaze only to discover that the victims were his family, authorities said. Nescopeck Volunteer Fire Co. firefighter Harold Baker said the 10...

Things Are Not Going Well for Dr. Oz
Things Are Not Going
Well for Dr. Oz
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Things Are Not Going Well for Dr. Oz

Pennsylvania Senate candidate trails Fetterman in the polls and in fundraising

(Newser) - It's a question on the minds of political observers from both parties: "What the Hell Is Going on With Dr. Oz.'s Senate Campaign?" asks the headline in a post at New York by Nia Prater. And it appears that not much good is going on at...

Sesame Place Sued for Another Alleged Instance of Racism

Father says his daughter, who is Black, was ignored by performers

(Newser) - Less than two weeks after a video of alleged racism at Sesame Place went viral, the theme park is being sued for alleged racial discrimination over a separate incident. Quinton Burns of Maryland says he took his 5-year-old daughter to the Philadelphia-area amusement park on June 18, and during a...

Cops Gun Down 15-Foot Snake as It Tried to Strangle a Man
Man Who Needed Rescue
From Snake Has Died

Man Who Needed Rescue From Snake Has Died

Police in Pennsylvania shot a reptile strangling Elliot Senseman

(Newser) - Update: A Pennsylvania man who needed to be rescued from a snake last week has died from his injuries, reports the Morning Call . Elliot Senseman, 27, was being strangled by a large snake—possibly a reticulated python—at his home when a police officer shot and killed the animal to...

After Death, 911 Dispatcher Faces Rare Charges
After Death, 911 Dispatcher
Faces Rare Charges
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After Death, 911 Dispatcher Faces Rare Charges

No ambulance was sent, after operator wanted assurance the patient would agree to go

(Newser) - A 911 dispatcher was going to send an ambulance, he told the Pennsylvania woman on the phone whose mother couldn't walk or speak and was turning yellow. But he had questions first, according to a recording. "We really need to make sure she's willing to go,"...

Love Beer? This Is the State for You

Vermont is a 'true beer lover's paradise,' according to VinePair

(Newser) - Previous evaluations from Beer Connoisseur and Groupon named California the best state in the country when it comes to beer. Not even close, according to VinePair , which finds America's "true beer lover's paradise" is just about as far from California as you can get while remaining in...

Oz's Race Confounds State GOP
Oz Campaign Baffles GOP

Oz Campaign Baffles GOP

Pennsylvania Senate nominee has left the airwaves to John Fetterman

(Newser) - John Fetterman hasn't been on the Pennsylvania campaign trail since mid-May, when he had a stroke and was hospitalized. Still, the Democratic nominee has managed to set the pace of the state's Senate campaign, Politico reports, by buying airtime—helped by the TV absence of his Republican opponent....

Cops: Man Was Shot Dead for Driving Too Slowly

'This was a horrendous, unnecessary death,' police chief says

(Newser) - Days after a Subway employee was fatally shot by a customer who complained about too much mayo on his sandwich, another senseless killing: Police say a man was shot dead near Philadelphia Wednesday morning because somebody thought he was driving too slowly. Authorities say 54-year-old King Hau was fatally shot...

Fire, Then Building Collapse Kills Philly Firefighter

4 other firefighters and a city inspector were pulled from the rubble and are now in stable condition

(Newser) - One firefighter has died after being trapped in a building that caught fire in Philadelphia and then collapsed early Saturday, fire officials said. The fallen firefighter wasn't immediately identified, but Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy said he was a 27-year department veteran, per the AP . Four other firefighters and...

Dr. Oz Caught in 'Complex and Fact-Intensive Family Drama'

GOP Pa. candidate for US Senate, sister are battling another sister over large inheritance

(Newser) - Dr. Mehmet Oz is headed toward the general election in Pennsylvania, where the Republican celebrity doctor will face off for a Senate seat against the state's Democratic lieutenant governor, John Fetterman. But behind the scenes, Oz, 62, is in a multimillion-dollar inheritance fight with one of his siblings that'...

DC Bar Charges Giuliani Over Election Fraud Claims
Giuliani Faces Ethics Charge

Giuliani Faces Ethics Charge

Trump lawyer had claimed election fraud to court in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani could be prohibited from practicing law in the District of Columbia, after the disciplinary arm of the DC Bar filed an ethics case over his advocacy of false fraud claims in the 2020 presidential election. The charge involves claims Giuliani made in a federal court about a lawsuit...

2 Workers Rescued From Chocolate Vat at Mars Plant

It doesn't appear they were injured during incident in Elizabethtown, Pa.

(Newser) - It's a story out of Pennsylvania that Today describes as "something straight out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." The local fire department received quite an unusual call on Thursday, when it was informed that two maintenance workers at the Mars Wrigley plant in Elizabethtown, known for...

Fetterman Will Be Off Campaign Trail for a Month

Wife says Pennsylvania Senate candidate needs more rest after stroke

(Newser) - Another acknowledgment that the health problems of Senate candidate John Fetterman in Pennsylvania are more serious than initially thought: His wife says he won't be back on the campaign trail until July—and even that might not be a sure thing. Asked if Fetterman, the state's lieutenant governor,...

Fetterman Concedes Heart Condition: 'I Almost Died'

Doctor: Pa. Dem Senate nominee, who has atrial fibrillation, cardiomyopathy, will be OK if vigilant

(Newser) - If the recent status of John Fetterman's health has been a "mystery," a little bit more of that mystery has now been clarified. The Democratic nominee for US Senate out of Pennsylvania has been resting up since he suffered a stroke last month, but while his health...

Dr. Oz Will Face Off Against John Fetterman in Pa.

Dave McCormick concedes to celebrity doctor in GOP primary for US Senate seat

(Newser) - Update: It's going to be Mehmet Oz vs. John Fetterman in November in the run for a US Senate seat out of Pennsylvania. The Washington Post reports GOP candidate Dave McCormick conceded Friday to the celebrity doctor, who's been endorsed by former President Donald Trump. After more than...

At Least 4 Dead in House Explosion

3 homes were destroyed in Pennsylvania blast

(Newser) - A house exploded in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Thursday night, killing at least four people and destroying two other homes. Officials say two other people were injured and two more may be unaccounted for, CBS Philly reports. The cause has not been confirm but officials believe the blast, which started a two-alarm...

Fetterman Leaves Hospital, Says He Won't Campaign Yet

Senate candidate says he'll take time to recover before hitting trail in Pennsylvania race

(Newser) - Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman was released from a hospital on Sunday, after being treated for a stroke and undergoing surgery to implant a pacemaker. "I could not be happier to finally be heading home to be with my family," he said in a statement, Politico reports. His...

Trump to Oz: 'Declare Victory' Before Count Is Finished

'Here we go again'

(Newser) - With the Republican US Senate primary in Pennyslvania too close too call on Wednesday, former President Trump had a familiar prescription for Mehmet Oz, the celebrity doctor he endorsed against Dave McCormick. In posts on his Truth Social network, Trump urged Oz to "declare victory" before the counting process...

It's a Close One Between Oz, McCormick in Pa. Primary

GOP contenders are neck and neck in state's primary, with Kathy Barnette now out of the race

(Newser) - Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has won his state's Democratic primary to run for a US Senate seat being vacated by Republican Pat Toomey, but the race to see which GOPer will face off against him is a nail-biter—and it could be a while before the victor is...

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