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Exclusive: 71-Year-Old Victim Of Kearny Hit-And-Run Speaks To CBS2

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Exclusive: 71-Year-Old Victim Of Kearny Hit-And-Run Speaks To CBS2


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Paterson rapper Fetty Wap donates 500 turkeys for Thanksgiving

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Paterson rapper Fetty Wap donates 500 turkeys for Thanksgiving


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SCI Camp Hill inmate got over-the-counter drugs before cancer death

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SCI Camp Hill inmate got over-the-counter drugs before cancer death


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A Turkey trot tradition returns in Carlisle

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A Turkey trot tradition returns in Carlisle


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Pennsylvania House leaves Marcellus Shale tax up in the air

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Pennsylvania House leaves Marcellus Shale tax up in the air


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Road tax proposed in 2018 tentative South Middleton budget

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Road tax proposed in 2018 tentative South Middleton budget


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New York truck attacker indicted

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Pa. Supreme Court overturns... wait for it.... a Gov. Tom Corbett veto
A 5-2 Pennsylvania Supreme Court majority has ruled that a press release announcing a veto does not necessarily meet the constitutional requirement of a "public proclamation." And so, former Gov. Tom Corbett has suffered another defeat from a term that ended nearly three years ago. And the state may be on the hook for roughly $72 million. More on that, in a bit   Read More ...
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Police: Married Couple Charged With Murder In ‘Drug Deal Gone Bad’
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – A couple in Montgomery County has been arrested and charged with murder in what police are calling a “drug deal gone bad.” Investigators in Plymouth Township say 20-year-old Austin Parkinson and 20-year-old Lana Lare stabbed a man several times after arranging to meet up to buy heroin from him. Police say the couple then stole several bundles of heroin from the man   Read More ...
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Police: 86-Year-Old Woman Robs Bank At Gunpoint
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An 86-year-old woman has been arrested after police say she robbed a bank at gunpoint in University City on Tuesday afternoon. University of Pennsylvania police responded to a robbery call at the TD Bank at 3735 Walnut St. around 2 p.m. on Tuesday. The staff at the bank told officers the woman, identified as 86-year-old Emily Coakley, demanded $400 while displaying a gun   Read More ...
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Police: MS-13 members in Md. stab man more than 100 times and decapitate him
As many as 10 members of the MS-13 street gang lured a man into a suburban Washington park, spoke with one another over walkie-talkies as he arrived, stabbed him more than 100 times, cut off his head, and buried him in a grave dug ahead of time deep in the woods, officials said. One of the alleged attackers, Miguel “Timido” Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, was arrested recently in North Carolina, and was held on no-bond status after his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon in Montgomery County, Md   Read More ...
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woman, 86, charged with bank robbery
An 86-year-old West Philadelphia woman who uses a walker has been charged with robbing a University City bank at gunpoint, police said. About 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday, University of Pennsylvania police responded to a report of a robbery in progress at the TD Bank at 3735 Walnut St. Officers were met by bank employees who said that Emily Coakley, of the 6200 block of Addison Street, allegedly demanded $400 from a customer representative while displaying a revolver   Read More ...
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DCA heritage ornament finds root in Carlisle vintage reindeer decorations
For years a team of reindeer graced the holiday scene on the Square in Carlisle. Photographs from the 1960s show the decorations hanging in an arc from a tree or adding a warm glow to the frigid winter night while towing Santa in his sleigh. “We were wondering where are they now?” said Glenn White, recalling the research he had conducted in the fall as executive director of the Downtown Carlisle Association   Read More ...
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South Middleton officials, residents celebrate Save the Lake donations
The mood was celebratory at Monday’s South Middleton Township supervisors meeting as Save the Lake Foundation representatives were presented with checks totaling $50,500 for engineering repairs to Children’s Lake in Boiling Springs. This year, South Middleton procured the $400,000 needed to begin the project’s design phase, including $150,000 from the township’s local design funds, $25,000 from F&M Trust, and $12,500 each from Allen Distribution and R   Read More ...
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$900,000 grant to fuel East Penn Drive project
The Commonwealth Financing Authority announced Tuesday it will be putting $900,000 toward road improvements on East Penn Drive in East Pennsboro Township. Local officials gathered at Adams-Ricci Park to acknowledge the receipt of the grant from the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund. The grant will help pay for the creation of new traffic signals, sidewalks, park trails and a pedestrian bridge that will allow foot traffic to cross East Penn Drive by going over the roadway   Read More ...
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FBI investigating US Rep. Brady over payment to challenger
PHILADELPHIA — The FBI has reason to believe U.S. Rep. Bob Brady unlawfully concealed a $90,000 payment made by his campaign to get an opponent to quit a 2012 primary race, according to court documents that confirm the Philadelphia Democrat is under investigation in a widening campaign finance probe. In unsealed court documents made public Monday, the FBI requested a search warrant and has obtained data from an email account belonging to Brady   Read More ...
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Trenton Children's Chorus receives $10K donation
TRENTON >> The Trenton Children’s Chorus received a contribution of $10,000 from the Church & Dwight Employee Giving Fund to provide music education, performance opportunities, and transportation for Trenton area children. “I am impressed with this organization because, while their name implies they are simply a chorus, they are involved with the children much more holistically than the name implies,” Church & Dwight employee Angela Olsen said in a written statement   Read More ...
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Mother, son team up with Trenton community at to give thanks for 35th year
TRENTON >> For 35 years, it has been Clara E. Sampson and her son’s mission to help the needy. So this week, it was no surprise that the Willing Workers volunteer-based organization that Sampson founded was back at it again to put together Thanksgiving baskets for the less fortunate out of the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Trenton. “On Monday, we gave out 85 Thanksgiving baskets that included the whole works plus the turkey to needy families around Mercer County,” Sampson’s son, Brian Blakely, said Tuesday night, noting the group raised about $1,800 to fund the baskets   Read More ...
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Former executive admits stealing more than $1M from company
NEWARK -- A Belmar man who served as the chief financial officer for an orthopedic care provider pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud for passing off lottery ticket purchases and other gambling as legitimate business expenses, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Harry Wolfmuller, 70, cashed checks from business accounts for the unnamed company, which has offices in Monmouth and Ocean counties, between 2007 and 2015   Read More ...
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LISTEN: Walt Frazier Says He Believes Knicks Can Keep Winning
NEW YORK (WFAN) — Walt “Clyde” Frazier says he believes in this year’s Knicks. Talking to WFAN’s Mike Francesa, the Knicks great said he senses something different about the team, which entered Wednesday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors with a 9-7 record. “You know, last year we were 14-10. And then. And then,” he said, laughing. “So this year, I’m believing in this team, though   Read More ...
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Chris Christie Tells WFAN He’s Optimistic Supreme Court Will Rule To Legalize NJ Sports Betting
NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he feels good about New Jersey’s chances of winning its yearslong battle over legalizing sports betting. The case is set to be heard in the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 4. A ruling is not expected until June. “I feel good about it,” Christie said on Mike Francesa’s WFAN show Wednesday. “You can never be completely confident when you go to the U   Read More ...
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Tom Ridge issues first statement after heart attack, says why he's thankful this year
Tom Ridge, former Pennsylvania governor and the nation's first Homeland Security security, on Wednesday released his first statement since suffering a heart attack. Ridge is in fair condition and continues to recover at Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas in Austin. The 72-year-old governor on Thursday was rushed to the hospital from an Austin hotel where he was staying during a Republican Governors Association conference   Read More ...
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Police looking for central Pa. man not seen since Nov. 9
Police in Lower Swatara Township said Wednesday they are looking for Shelby Jade Dean Miller, 28, who was last seen on Nov. 9 and last heard from on Nov. 14. Police said the Middletown man hasn't attended work and has had no contact with family or friends. Police said Miller is 5 feet, 9 inches and weighs 140. He has a tattoo of deer antlers on his left bicep   Read More ...
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Central Pa. police chief warns of prostitution crackdown
Police in East Lampeter Township in Lancaster County said this year have arrested about a dozen people for alleged prostitution and arrested a similar amount for patronizing prostitutes at hotels along Lincoln Highway East, or Route 30. In an announcement Wednesday, East Lampeter police Chief John Bowman said "these investigations are part of a continuing increase of enforcement against these activities and would like to remind people that, should they choose to engage in this conduct in East Lampeter Township or Upper Leacock Township, they very well may be meeting some of our officers   Read More ...
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Thousands pay respects to officer slain during traffic stop
NEW KENSINGTON -- Thousands of police officers from around the country turned out to pay respects to a rookie Pennsylvania police officer who was fatally shot in a traffic stop last week. Law enforcement officers from as far away as Colorado and Rhode Island, as well as students and residents lined the roadways as Officer Brian Shaw's funeral procession moved through the streets of New Kensington on Wednesday   Read More ...
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New Dauphin County DA named two weeks after Marsico wins judge seat
Dauphin County's first assistant district attorney has been appointed to serve as the county's new top prosecutor. President Judge Richard A. Lewis announced today that Fran Chardo was selected among three applicants in a "straw vote" to succeed Edward Marsico as Dauphin County district attorney. The vote for Chardo was held following applicant interviews and a meeting of the sitting judges, along with the newly-elected judges, who will take office in January   Read More ...
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Frat found guilty in pledge's 2013 hazing death in Poconos
STROUDSBURG -- A Baruch College fraternity has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and other offenses for the 2013 hazing death of a pledge in a rented home in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. Jurors announced the verdict Tuesday against the Pi Delta Psi fraternity after six days of testimony in the death of freshman pledge Chun "Michael" Deng of New York. The fraternity was also found guilty of aggravated assault, hazing, hindering apprehension and conspiracy   Read More ...
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Embattled DA loses bid to block public access to her emails to judges
Embattled Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller can't block public access to emails her critics claim show she had improper communications with judges in criminal cases, the state Supreme Court decided in a ruling issued Wednesday. In that opinion by Justice David N. Wecht, the high court rejected Miller's argument that such information is off limits because her office is a "judicial agency   Read More ...
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Road rage suspect arrested in York
Federal officials on Wednesday said they arrested a man in York and charged him in connection with an alleged road rage incident in Maryland in August. U.S. Marshals said Emmanuel Villalobos-Mendez is charged with first-degree assault. He allegedly displayed a gun during the incident. The victims of the alleged assault are two people who were traveling with a young child and an infant, authorities said   Read More ...
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Do you watch reality TV?
Ever since MTV launched "The Real World" in 1992, Americans have been obsessed with reality television. In 2015, nearly 750 reality TV shows aired during primetime on cable. Pop psychologists say Americans are fascinated with reality television because we want to achieve fame. Others say it's a guilty pleasure. That said, some purists say reality TV is nothing but irredeemable trash, and would never be caught dead watching "Keeping up with Kardashians   Read More ...
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Giants, Redskins Struggling, Banged Up Heading Into Thanksgiving Game
LANDOVER, Md. (CBSNewYork/AP) — With their losing records, shaky defenses and injury-depleted rosters, the Washington Redskins and New York Giants are not exactly ready for prime time, let alone for a national audience tuning in on Thanksgiving night. The teams are a combined 6-14, including 0-5 in the NFC East. Dynamic players such as Giants wideout Odell Beckham Jr. and Washington running back Chris Thompson are done for the season   Read More ...
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Exclusive: 71-Year-Old Victim Of Kearny Hit-And-Run Speaks To CBS2
KEARNY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The victim in a hit-and-run crash in Kearny is speaking out exclusively to CBS2. Sylvia Dumschat, 71, was walking her dog when she was struck from behind around 6 p.m. in Kearny last Friday. “I was walking my dog. I was standing on Grand and Seeley Avenue,” Dumschat told CBS2’s Lisa Rozner. You can see her complete interview with Rozner on CBS2 tonight at 5 p   Read More ...
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Minimum Wage To Rise To $4.70 A Day In Mexico
Mexican government and business leaders agreed on Tuesday to raise the country’s minimum wage starting on December 1 to 88.36 pesos from 80.04 pesos. The 10% raise is good news for 24.7 million Mexicans who work either one or two minimum wage jobs. But it also resurfaces a key complaint by American workers who voted for President Trump, in part because of his pledge to renegotiate NAFTA, the trade pact between the U   Read More ...
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Report: Phillies Considering Chase Utley As Bench Coach
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Fresh off a World Series appearance, a former Phillie standout could be making a return to the ball club, according to a recent report. WIP’s Howard Eskin hinted on Twitter at the possible return of hometown legend Chase Utley, who recently experienced a World Series defeat with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Chase Utley back to Phils? The #phillies still have more coaching moves to make   Read More ...
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Historic designation lost for PREIT-owned Robinson building in Market East
Popular Stories A city government panel has ruled against designating the former Robinson department store at 1020 Market Street as a historically significant structure, opening the way for the modernist building’s unique wave-like facade of sweeping purple glass tile to be demolished. The Philadelphia License and Inspections Review Board voted Wednesday to sustain an appeal of the designation filed by the building’s owners, mall-landlords Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust and Macerich   Read More ...
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The NJ GOP just picked a new chairman. He's got his work cut out for him
TRENTON -- Having lost the governorship, seats in both the state Senate and Assembly and numerous freeholder boards, New Jersey's GOP has picked a new chairman to lead it out of the wilderness. Steinhardt was not immediately available for comment Wednesday morning, but a another person who attended the meeting said that it was aimed at "removing all the Christie baggage," and taking the party "back to its people   Read More ...
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$3K in cash, thousands more in cigarettes stolen during mall burglary: cops
Over $3,000 in cash and dozens of cigarette cartons were missing after an early-morning burglary at Hudson Mall in Jersey City, authorities said. Police were called to the Route 440 mall today around 4:15 a.m. and were met by two security guards who told them a man had gotten into the mall through an unknown point of entry, according to a police report   Read More ...
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Cumberland County DA resigns to become U.S. Attorney
Cumberland County's district attorney announced today that he is stepping down. David Freed, who served as district attorney for the last 12 years, resigned from the position, effective Monday, when he will be sworn in as the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Freed released the following statement today: "I have valued the opportunity to serve the citizens of Cumberland County as their district attorney for the last 12 years, and I thank you for your confidence in me   Read More ...
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Weis reports sales up 15 percent, net income down 58.1 percent in third quarter
SUNBURY - Weis Markets reported a 15 percent increase in sales for the quarter ending Sept. 30, but the Sunbury-based supermarket chain says its net income decreased 58.1 percent. Sales totaling $854.3 million for the 13-week period were approximately $111 million higher than the same quarter in 2016. Net income for the quarter decreased to $4.4 million while earnings per share dropped to 16 cents per share compared with 40 cents in 2016   Read More ...
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Man makes threats while stealing trailer registration: police
Police in Lancaster County are looking for a man whom they say threatened another man as he tried to steal a trailer registration. An active warrant is out for Patrick E. Worley, 48, of Adamstown. According to the East Earl Township Police, the incident occurred like this: Around 4:20 p.m. Nov. 14, Worley was trying to steal a trailer registration. The victim confronted him and video recorded the encounter in which Worley threatened the victim   Read More ...
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Father charged for 5-month-old daughter's head injuries sentenced
A Mechanicsburg father police say abused his 5-month-old daughter, causing traumatic head injuries, is looking at up to 23 months behind bars. Kyle A. Horsman, 24, was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Jessica E. Brewbaker to 9 to 23 months in Cumberland County Prison on charges of simple assault and endangering the welfare of children. He pleaded no contest to the charges Oct   Read More ...
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Creative Thanksgiving Decorations You Can Make Yourself
CBS Local — The food may be the highlight of any Thanksgiving dinner table, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some beautiful decor to create an inviting atmosphere. Here are some ideas on how to use the things you already have around the house, could pick up at a dollar store, or even the grocery store to create homemade Thanksgiving party decorations   Read More ...
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Last Minute Thanksgiving Dinner And Party Planning Tips
CBS Local — Do you have the so-called “pleasure” of hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your house this year? Don’t fret. Here are some helpful resources for throwing a flawless (or, almost flawless) holiday shindig. Short on side dishes? For last minute needs, specialty food stores like Whole Foods, Fairway, and Wegmans are quick stops for fresh, prepared foods and Thanksgiving fixings   Read More ...
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Here Are The Major Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving Day
CBS Local — Whether you have no plans for Thanksgiving or your family’s turkey was ruined by an oven gone awry, several major restaurant chains have you covered this year. Dozens of restaurants, fast food chains, and even coffee shops are advertising holiday hours and deals for customers who won’t be holding their own turkey day dinner. Here is the list of where you can go on Thanksgiving for a store-bought feast   Read More ...
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Officials: Walmart Employee Found Dead Inside Store
HUNTERDON COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — Police in Hunterdon County say they found a 48-year-old Walmart employee dead inside the store in Raritan Township on Monday afternoon. Officials say 48-year-old Noah Gold of Quakertown was found unresponsive in the restroom of the Walmart. The Hunterdon County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the cause of death to be cardiac arrest. The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office and police responded to the scene and both were involved in the investigation   Read More ...
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Police To Be Undercover At Stores On Black Friday To Ensure Public Safety
The Gloucester Township Police Department said Wednesday they want to ensure public safety and deter criminal activity for those taking advantage of Black Friday sales at stores. “Your search for the ultimate deal this Friday will be safe as Gloucester Township Police undercover officers will be waiting in lines with you as you purchase that special item,” police said. The statement continued, “Our Officers will be throughout the community both in uniform and undercover to keep you safe this holiday season   Read More ...
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Where to drink the night before Thanksgiving in
Popular Stories More Thanksgiving coverage American Sardine Bar American Sardine Bar celebrates its sixth anniversary on Wednesday. The Point Breeze gastropub is closing down the street and turning it into a neighborhood celebration, complete with hay bales, a fire pit, and an enviable tap list featuring its favorite breweries and a few rare beers. The bar will also serve signature sardine creations from Bing Bing, Aldine, Pizza Gutt, and more   Read More ...
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