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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Pennsylvania

All time
# 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.
# gonna be an ale break
Man 'broke out of jail cell to go for a beer'
Timothy Bonner broke the cell door off its hinges before stopping for a cold one, US police said.
# Pennsylvania
One of Pennsylvania slain had been decorating hall for children's party
Police still trying to discover motive behind shooting of three people in a rural area of Pennsylvania.
# Shooting
Four dead, including gunman, in Pennsylvania shooting
Three state troopers were also injured in the incident which left three men and one woman dead.
# Tragedy
Toddler dies after falling into wild dogs pen at Pittsburgh Zoo
The 2-year-old boy had been standing on a railing overlooking the enclosure when he lost his balance and fell in.
# US 2012
The final countdown: Obama and Romney in last push for votes
The candidates are criss-crossing the key battleground states with just hours to go before the US decides on Obama or Romney.
# United States
Costumed girl shot by relative after she is mistaken for skunk
The nine-year-old girl was hit in the shoulder, arm, back and neck after a relative mistook her for a skunk at a Halloween party on Saturday.
# hold up
Man tries to rob $1 from bank in prison bid
The man walked into a Pennsylvania bank and asked tellers to hand over just one dollar.
# danger
Sandusky runs risk of sexual assault in prison
Meanwhile, the ex-football coach’s lawyer says the 68-year-old will speak before his sentencing.
# Pittsburgh
Man takes at least one person hostage in Pittsburgh office building
Police had been communicating with the man via Facebook, but the page is said to have been shut down.
# 9/11
Obama praises 9/11 unity on a low-key 11th anniversary
Relatives gathered as they do every year at the site of the World Trade Center attacks as the US president made a low-key appearance at the Pentagon which was also attacked.
# centralia
In pics: Tour the town that's been burning for 50 years
Centralia in Pennsylvania was once a bustling mining town but a fire which spread through its coal mines is still raging half a century on…
# US 2012
Santorum tells supporters: Vote for Romney and defeat Obama
Defeated Republican primary candidate Rick Santorum tells his supporters to back the campaign of nominee Mitt Romney.
# 9/11
9/11 suspects set for Guantanamo trial
Five men are accused of orchestrating the attacks which killed almost 3,000 people on 11 September, 2001.
# US
Man used transmitter to track estranged wife's sex life
Wayne Comet Cripe was tired of hearing his estranged wife and her boyfriend making love…
# 9/11
Some 9/11 victims' remains went to landfill - Pentagon report
A report by the Pentagon has found that “several portions of remains” of people who died in the terrorist attacks were put in a landfill.
# Groundhog Day
Happy Groundhog Day! But what's it all about?
A small animal, Gobbler’s Knob and Bill Murray are involved…
# Bank Robbery
Bank heist suspect 'needed money for dentures'
Surveillance images captured during the Pennsylvania heist appeared to show a suspect without any teeth.
# Penn State
Penn state scandal: Sandusky waives hearing, vows to fight charges
“This is a fight to the death,” said accused coach’s lawyer on the steps of the courthouse today.
# Not dead
Man fakes his mother's obituary... to get time off work
Relatives called The Jeffersonian Democrat newspaper in the US after the obit appeared to report the woman was actually alive and well.
# Stolen
Pennsylvania brothers charged with stealing... a bridge
And it wasn’t any old bridge, either.
Man busted for drink driving twice... in one night
Robert Brodnick was arrested for a second time just minutes after he had been released the first time.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In tonight’s Fix: 9/11 remembered on emotional day in New York and elsewhere; the latest on David Norris’ possible Áras race re-entry; and why India’s sexiest woman is coming to Dublin…
# 9/11
In pictures: Emotional memorial at Ground Zero
Images from the emotional ceremony held at the National September 11 Memorial in New York today.
# September 11
In numbers: the September 11 terrorist attacks
2996 people died in the attacks on September 11, 2001. Here, in numbers, is the story of the actions that took place that day.
# 9/11
Watch: How 11 September 2001 unfolded
The key moments of one of the worst days in US history in words and video.
# 9/11
Obama calls for national unity ahead of 9/11 remembrances
In his weekly address, a day before the 9/11 anniversary, Barack Obama pays tribute to how a “resilient nation” reacted.
# 9/11
9/11: New video emerges of aftermath Flight 93 crash in Pennsylvania
The video shows the aftermath of the plane crashing in Pennsylvania.
# 9/11
9/11 on the web - the virtual memorials
Celebrity pledges to do good, portraits of 9/11 rescuers and rescue dogs, flag tributes and a ‘living museum’ app – some of the ways the September tragedy is remembered online.
# Manhunt
US Army officer suspected of killing rampage found dead
A US Army officer suspected of killing four people in two different states during the turmoil of Hurricane Irene has been found dead in a wooded area following a manhunt.
# Harassment
Two arrested for harassing Sarah Palin's family
The FBI have arrested a father and son from Pennsylvania on suspicion of making harassing calls to the former US vice presidential candidate.
# Batman
Watch: The Batmobile is back... and it's a different colour
Holy beige, Batman! The superhero’s new wheels got an outing this week, and some fans were surprised by the design…
# Sheep Saving
Sheep shearing: US school hopes grazing will save $15,000 in landscaping costs
The only thing the school hasn’t figured out is how many sheep it will need…
# Seedy Delivery
Elderly couple accidentally sent $10,000 of high-grade marijuana
A couple receive a package but don’t know the recipient’s name – and leave 2.2kg of drugs sitting on their doorstep for days.
Ex-UN weapons inspector found guilty in online sex sting
Veteran Scott Ritter says he believed he was communicating with an adult, not a 15 year old girl. A graphic video of Ritter was shown in court.
# Clerical Abuse
21 Philadelphia priests suspended after sexual abuse investigation
Suspension of priests accused of molesting children follows grand jury investigation into allegations of clerical abuse.
# Mice
Pizzeria owner accused of planting mice to sabotage rivals
Police call attempt to release rodents into rival restaurants “food terrorism by mice”.
# Cosmetic Surgery
Student dies after 'buttocks injection' at US hotel
A young British woman has died following a cosmetic procedure in a US hotel – which detectives believe was arranged over the internet.
US woman charged with infant murders
Michele Kalina, 44, charged after the remains of five infants were discovered at her home and at a local landfill site.