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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Pennsylvania

All time
# brutal murder
Two gunmen lured five victims from a barbeque before shooting them with an AK-47
The shooting left five dead and two injured.
# Pennsylvania
Five killed in US shooting, two suspects still on the loose
Four of the victims – three women and one man – died at the scene while another woman died in hospital.
# Pennsylvania
Teacher accused of giving two students the same sexually transmitted disease
25-year-old Chelsea Lorson stands accused of knowingly infecting two of her students, who are brothers.
# it's groundhog day
Spring is on the way according to this world-renowned weather forecaster
Punxsutawney Phil, the inspiration for the Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day, appeared this morning and (for once) didn’t see his shadow.
# Philadelphia
Bill Cosby is back in court amid claims he has lost his eyesight
The comedian’s lawyers are demanding that an accusation of rape made against him be dropped.
# Pennsylvania
HIV-positive man gets prison sentence for having unprotected sex with 3 women
The sentencing judge called the man “cowardly”.
# Pennsylvania
Rubber balls found in eye-sockets of severed head in US
The embalmed head of a woman was found by a boy walking through the woods in Pennsylvania.
# Pennsylvania
Burglar caught after robbing office while wearing shirt with his name written on it
Not the smartest move.
# unfortunate
A city in America can't figure out why it smells like cat pee
Smelly cat, smelly cat, it’s not your fault.
# Pennsylvania
Man was jailed for a month after police mistook soap for cocaine
The man had to pay thousands in court costs and missed Thanksgiving with his toddler.
# Philadelphia
Life sentence for woman who kept disabled people in a 'dungeon' and collected their welfare
“There is no penalty that is too harsh for the people that did this. The word horrific is not sufficient.”
# free at last
WATCH: An enormous US military blimp broke loose and floated for 140 miles today
It dragged a mile-long tether behind it, and has left 20,000 homes without electricity.
# Pennsylvania
This prisoner somehow managed to escape despite being shackled to a hospital bed
Alexander Erb, 26, used a nurse as an obstacle as he hopped off a stretcher and escaped.
# barbara rowan
Two men charged over brutal murder of teen babysitter, after 31-year investigation
Police say they’ve solved the shocking 1984 murder of 14-year-old Barbara Rowan.
# 8 circle street
You can buy Buffalo Bill's house from Silence of the Lambs for €270,000
“May I use your phone please?”
# Bad Idea
Beauty queen arrested after faking cancer to raise money
She reportedly shaved her head at one point.
# just hangin' out
Man caught drinking beer with hogs in the nip told cops: "I just like pigs"
He was drinking a six-pack of Hamm’s. No, really…
# Outer Space
This Irish student just got an asteroid named after him
It’s thanks to his winning of a major SciFest prize.
# Impressive
Watch this kid solve a Rubik's Cube in 5.25 SECONDS
He set the world record on Saturday.
# Pennsylvania
Teenager (16) charged with murder after 'sending Snapchat selfie with body'
A parent of one of the recipients passed a screenshot on to police.
# Christmas Day
Did an Irish woman live to be 134?
Mary Murphy claimed to have been born in 1770.
# treegic
Is this the world's saddest council Christmas tree?
The tree is so pathetic, locals have started a campaign against it.
# Pennsylvania
Irish-born US judge suspended over porn emails scandal
McCaffery exchanged emails with a member of the Office of Attorney General that depicted sexual acts .
# Body blow
Body falls out of coroner's van and rolls into traffic
The coroner’s office says that a door malfunction caused the incident.
# that's cat
Woman climbs tree to rescue cat, has to be rescued herself
That’s your cat now lady.
Voices
Column: Ireland can't replicate the US shale gas boom – and it shouldn't try
Ireland would like to replicate the US shale gas boom but geography, history, and lack of energy infrastructure will prevent this – and the risks to the economy might not be worth the benefit from any gas produced, writes John O’Donnell.
# i'm with stupid
Man shares his own 'Wanted' pic on Facebook... gets caught 45mins later
Not the world’s brightest star.
# America
'Jihad Jane' sentenced to 10 years for plot to kill artist
“I don’t want to be into jihad no more,” Colleen LaRose told the judge.
# America
Two-month-old girl shot dead in Pennsylvania
The tragedy occurred on Christmas Eve.
# Religion
Pastor who officiated son's same-sex wedding to go on "church trial"
The pastor officiated the ceremony six years ago, but now could face losing his job.
# Crimewatch
Man calls police after lunch stolen from office fridge
We’ve all been there.
# in the nip
Take a trip inside a 'naked haunted house'
And see people getting scared without their clothes on.
# Trimming
Man charged with drunk-driving his lawnmower
It was 1.30am when he was arrested in Pennsylvania.
# ashes to ashes
Stolen human ashes found after being 'mistaken for drugs'
The box of ashes was stolen from a van in Pittsburgh.
# crafty creeper
Man dresses up as ninja to 'help police'
Pity the neighbours didn’t see it that way.
# US Airways
Pics: ‘Unfounded threat’ forces flight from Shannon to land in Philadelphia
The threat has transpired to be unfounded with all 171 passengers and 8 crew as well as the Boeing 757 aircraft itself cleared following a screening by authorities.
# surplice effort
Girl dressed as 'Naked Pope' angers Catholic diocese
The student reportedly shaved her pubic hair into the shape of a cross while handing out condoms.
# high spirits
Caretaker accused of drinking $100,000 worth of rare whiskey
The vintage spirit was about 100 years old.
# ditch the drink
US town stops alcohol sales for Patrick's Day celebration
Bars, restaurants and off-licences in Pennsylvania are supporting the alcohol-free zone in a bid to curb drinking.