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Pennsylvania to Close Popular Hiking Trail, Citing Safety

JIM THORPE, Pa. — Pennsylvania officials are closing one of the most scenic and popular hiking trails in the state because of longstanding concerns about its safety, prompting backlash from hikers. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is closing the main Glen …

Thunderstorms Strike East Coast, Leave Thousands without Power

Severe thunderstorms blasted the U.S. East Coast with gusts of wind up to 50 miles per hour on Monday morning, knocking out power in thousands of homes and putting several states on flood watch, the National Weather Service said. More …

U.S. FAA probes sighting of drone over baseball game at Boston’s Fenway Park

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday it was investigating a report of a drone flying over Boston’s Fenway Park during Thursday’s baseball game. The Boston Red Sox said Friday that a drone flew over the playing …

Gun Maker Remington to Appeal Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Ruling to Supreme Court

Having failed in Connecticut state court to block all claims brought by families of children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, gun manufacturer Remington Arms Co. has signaled it will appeal its case to the U.S. Supreme Court. …

Manager for Insulation Contractor Pleads Guilty in Bid-Rigging Scheme

A branch manager for an insulation contractor pleaded guilty Monday for his role in schemes to rig bids and engage in fraud on insulation installation contracts, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Connecticut announced. Gary DeVoe of Bethlehem, Connecticut entered a …

Philadelphia Woman Accused of Identify Theft, ‘Box Stuffing Scheme’

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office announced that criminal charges have been filed against a Philadelphia woman for organizing an identity and retail theft scheme valued at more than $100,000 that stole from stores across Southeast Pennsylvania. Myra Reddy, 54, was …

Four New Jersey Men Arrested in Alleged Adjuster Scam

TRENTON, New Jersey – Four Mercer County men and six of their associated businesses were charged Wednesday with first-degree conspiracy and money laundering in connection with a bank scheme involving the deposit of nearly $1.4 million in phony or forged …

3 Philadelphia Dental Clinics Closed Due to Infection Risk

PHILADELPHIA — Three dental offices in Philadelphia have been closed for what city health officials say was improper reprocessing and sterilization of dental equipment, along with lapses in injection safety practices. Patients of the Trieu Family Dental Clinics are also …

Crash Sends Dish Soap Spilling on Pennsylvania Turnpike

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. — A crash involving a tractor-trailer has sent jugs of dish soap spilling out onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike, shutting down a portion of the highway. The accident occurred shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday in the eastbound lanes between …

Contractor Charged with Fraud, Accused of Lowballing Payroll

The owner of a Revere, Mass.-based contracting company has been indicted in connection with a workers’ compensation insurance fraud scheme, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Anner Valentin Amaya of Revere, Mass., was indicted by a Suffolk County Grand …

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