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December 11, 2017 - 3:54 pm
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University says it installed an interim general manager of the student-run U92 radio that was temporarily shut down from a job action by student workers on Thursday. School officials say while their investigation continues, assisted by an outside counsel, the...
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December 11, 2017 - 3:44 pm
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A state police fire marshal says careless smoking started a fire that killed a Pennsylvania man last week. Trooper Carl Richards said the blaze shortly before noon Friday started on the bed of 68-year-old Edward Yamnitsky of Richland Township. Richards said in a statement...
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December 11, 2017 - 1:40 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former state lawmaker has been sentenced to 18 months of house arrest for his role in an illegal gambling machine operation. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Marc Gergely was also ordered Monday to spend three years on probation after completing the sentence. The seven-...
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December 11, 2017 - 7:05 am
WILSON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania firefighter who dresses up as Santa every year to deliver gifts on a firetruck has been forced to cancel this year after his own home was gutted by fire. Charles Wacik was scheduled to hand out gifts in Wilson on Sunday before an early-morning fire consumed his...
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December 11, 2017 - 6:10 am
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Westmont Hilltop schools in Cambria County are closed following a social media threat to harm students. In a statement, Superintendent Timothy Williams on Monday said Upper Yoder Police are trying to determine the credibility of the threat. However, because the process is...
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FILE - In a Feb. 3, 2015, file photo, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg is photographed at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Some women, and men, worry that the same climate that's emboldening women to speak up about harassment could backfire by making some men wary of female colleagues. Sandberg recently wrote that she hoped the outcry over misconduct doesn't "have the unintended consequence of holding women back." (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 11, 2017 - 12:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Some men see a simple strategy for stemming sexual misconduct at work: Just avoid one-on-one interactions with women. The idea has gained new currency after an avalanche of allegations against influential men in entertainment, media and politics this fall. But some women, and men,...
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December 11, 2017 - 12:33 am
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A fraternity's chapter house property at Penn State is closing this month after alumni became aware of "several reported violations." Sigma Alpha Epsilon's House Corporation Alumni Board decided to make a "proactive, executive decision" to close the property on Dec. 17 for...
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December 10, 2017 - 6:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A study by The Chronicle of Higher Education found that average pay for private university presidents increased 9 percent in 2015, to nearly $570,000. Ten presidents received more than $2 million in total earnings, up from eight in 2014. Compensation figures include yearly salaries,...
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December 10, 2017 - 10:24 am
ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (AP) — Police say an intruder shot and killed by an elderly homeowner during a home invasion attempt by two men in Pennsylvania turned out to be a relative of the man. Ellwood City police said 49-year-old Dennis Mercadante of Mercer and another man broke into the home at about 1:...
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December 10, 2017 - 10:11 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man found near a partially submerged sport utility vehicle in a river in Pittsburgh. Police said the body of 52-year-old Todd Patrick Wharton of Imperial was found face-up in the Allegheny River near the Carnegie Science Center shortly...
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