{FD} Philadelphia City Council approves bill to remove bulletproof glass from storefronts

The Philadelphia City Council voted Thursday to remove bulletproof glass from the windows of some local businesses, despite a backlash from shop owners who cited safety concerns.

{FD} Cosmo DiNardo, cousin, plead not guilty in gruesome Pennsylvania murders

Cosmo DiNardo and Sean Kratz, cousins in Pennsylvania accused in the deaths of multiple men in July, pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing on Thursday.

{FD} ‘Stormy the Christmas cow’ recaptured after escaping Nativity scene – twice

A cow from a living nativity scene at a church caused a commotion early Thursday across some of the busiest parts of Philadelphia after it got loose twice.

{FD} Anonymous donor pays more than $40G in Walmart layaway bills

Christmas in one area of Pennsylvania came earlier this year when an anonymous donor paid the layaway bills of 200 families at a Walmart store in Everett.

{FD} Deputy sheriff’s 2 young sons die in Pennsylvania house fire

Two young songs of a deputy sheriff for Montgomery County, Pa., were killed by a Wednesday morning house fire, according to authorities.

{FD} Shots fired at Penn State Beaver in reported murder-suicide, local news outlets say

Local reports said two people were killed in what police believe was a murder-suicide during a shootout on the Beaver campus of Penn State University on Wednesday.

{FD} Marc Gergely, ex-lawmaker, sentenced in Pennsylvania gambling case

A former Pennsylvania lawmaker has been sentenced to 18 months of house arrest for his role in an illegal gambling machine operation.

{FD} Pennsylvania Republican aims to disrupt state Democrats’ ‘good old boys club’

Whenever something bad happens in her corner of Allegheny County, Pa., lifelong county resident Fawn Walker-Montgomery takes it personally.

{FD} Intruder shot in Pennsylvania home invasion attempt was homeowner’s relative, police say

Dennis Mercadante, 49, and another man broke into the home early at about 1:20 a.m. on Friday, Ellwood City police said.

{FD} Washington’s crossing of Delaware River will have to wait

The traditional reenactment of George Washington crossing the Delaware River is still on for Christmas Day, but this Sunday’s scheduled dress rehearsal has been canceled.

{FD} Pennsylvania man, 84, shoots and kills home invader, fights off another

An 84-year-old Pennsylvania man successfully fought off a home invasion, fatally shooting one intruder after two men broke into his house in the middle of the night.

{FD} Mom of terminally ill son shamed for parking in handicapped spot

A Pennsylvania mother and her terminally ill son’s trip to see Santa Claus turned less than merry after they found a nasty note written on their car window.

{FD} Outrage as Philly pushes through ban on bulletproof glass in crime-plagued neighborhood shops

Philadelphia is one step closer to the removal of small business owners’ bulletproof glass as part of a larger effort to crack down on loitering, public urination and potential drug sales.

{FD} Seth Williams, Philadelphia’s first black DA, begins 5-year term after bribery conviction

Seth Williams, Philadelphia’s former top prosecutor, has been moved to a federal prison in Oklahoma to begin serving a five-year sentence for accepting a bribe.

{FD} Special ed teacher, 24, fired for alleged tryst with male student in classroom

A special education teacher in Pennsylvania has been fired following accusations she had sex with a student.

{FD} Prep school teacher, 28, had ‘sex in the park’ with 16-year-old boy student, police say

Former Pennington School teacher Alyssia Marie Reddy was arrested on Friday, authorities say.

{FD} Philadelphia business owners cry foul at bill targeting bulletproof glass

Some Philadelphia small business owners say they’re being put in the crosshairs as a bill making its way through city hall aims for the removal of their bulletproof glass as part of a larger effort to crack down on loitering, public urination and potential drug sales.

{FD} Man claims he contracted eye-eating parasite from amusement park water ride

A Pennsylvania man and his wife have filed a lawsuit against an amusement park over claims that he contracted an eye-eating parasite after going on one of the water rides.

{FD} Stranger intervenes in couple’s argument, kills boyfriend, police say

A couple’s late-night argument near Drexel University took a deadly turn when a stranger intervened in their fight and fatally shot the boyfriend.

{FD} Pennsylvania nursing home fire victims ID’d

Authorities in Pennsylvania have identified the four victims of a fire that destroyed a senior citizens home.