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  1. Amtrak: Track in derailment was tabbed as potential problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 6 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    Amtrak says it hopes to restore full service to New York's Penn Station by Friday, four days after a second der... . A woman sits in the waiting room of the Hoboken Terminal as commuters rush past to catch trains at the Hoboken Terminal, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Hoboken, N.J. The heads of the two major commuter rail lines that use New Y... .

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  2. Cosby judge expects trial to last 2 weeks; jury sequesteredRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 2 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    The judge in Bill Cosby's criminal case in Pennsylvania expects the sexual assault trial to last at least two weeks. The jurors will come from the Pittsburgh area and be sequestered throughout the trial nearly 300 miles away in suburban Philadelphia.

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  3. William Coleman, lawyer, ex-Cabinet member, diedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 1 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    William T. Coleman Jr., a civil rights lawyer from Philadelphia who prevailed in several landmark Supreme Court cases, broke a number of racial barriers in his own right and was the second African-American to lead a Cabinet-level department, has died. Transportation secretary during the Ford administration and co-author of the main brief in Brown v.

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  4. Cosby prosecutors seek to use talk of quaaludes, Spanish flyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2017 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    Prosecutors preparing to try actor Bill Cosby on sexual-assault charges want to use not only his explosive deposition testimony about getting quaaludes to give to women before sex but also his riffs on trying to slip women the supposed aphrodisiac Spanish fly. In a court filing Thursday, they say the comments show his familiarity with date rape drugs and should not be dismissed as "merely jokes."

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  5. Prosecutors fight Cosby bid to query 2,000 potential jurorsRead the original story

    Monday Mar 27 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sex assault case in Pennsylvania objected Monday to defense efforts to prescreen as many as 2,000 potential jurors. They also said in a court filing that the jury should be selected weeks before the scheduled June 5 trial so jurors can prepare to be sequestered nearly 300 miles away from home.

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  6. Ex-trooper charged in 2014 shooting death of pregnant wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    A former state trooper has been charged in the 2014 shooting death of his pregnant wife - three years after an initial investigation cleared him of wrongdoing in the case. Joseph Miller, 36, was arraigned Friday on two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of JoAnna Miller and their newborn baby, prosecutors in suburban Philadelphia said.

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  7. Cosby is in court to ask judge for outside jury for trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2017 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    Cosby is set to return to a Pennsylvania courtroom Mond... NORRISTOWN, Pa. - Bill Cosby is back in a Pennsylvania courtroom as his legal team asks a judge to bring in outside jurors for his criminal sex assault trial.

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  8. Judge rules Bill Cosby case to be decided by outside juryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2016 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    A jury from outside the Philadelphia suburbs will be brought in to decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Monday, rejecting a defense request to move the trial itself because of worldwide media reports that brand the actor a "serial rapist." Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill said jurors will remain sequestered during Cosby's June trial on charges that he drugged and molested a former Temple University employee in 2004.

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  9. Bill Cosby won't face a barrage of accusers at his trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2017 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian's multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a woman more than a decade ago. The 79-year-old TV star is set to go on trial in June, accused of sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

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  10. Judge: 1 additional accuser can testify at Bill Cosby trialRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2017 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    A judge will let only one other accuser testify at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial to bolster charges that the actor drugged and molested a woman at his estate near Philadelphia. The pivotal ruling Friday by a Pennsylvania judge means prosecutors cannot call 12 other women to try to show that the 79-year-old comedian has a history of similar "bad acts."

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  11. The Latest: Obama, Trump leave White House, limo to CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    Also on their way are Vice President Joe Biden, first lady Michelle Obama and Trump's wife, Melania . But less than two hours before the swearing-in, there are still wide swaths of empty space.

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  12. American Red Cross needs blood donors to step forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2016 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    It's a gift that could make a big difference this holiday in the life of someone in need. But first, the American Red Cross must meet a need of its own, finding eligible donors to step foward and give blood.

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  13. Immigrant students seek place in mainstream high schoolsRead the original story

    Dec 5, 2016 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    A federal appeals court is set to decide whether a public school district in Pennsylvania can send older immigrant students to an alternative high school. A U.S. appeals court must decide if older immigrant and refugee students steered to an alternative high school in Pennsylvania are getting a meaningful education or are simply being passed through the system.

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  14. Blame wages and turtle doves: '12 Days' now costs $34,363Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    Th... . FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2016, file photo, a representative poses for a photograph beside the "Five Golden Rings" section of a "Fire Garden" display, on the eve of the public opening of the "Christmas at Kew" festival at th... .

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  15. Rocky: 40 years later, he's still a lovable underdogRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2016 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    FILE - Actor and screenwriter Sylvester Stallone holds actress Talia Shire in a scene from the 1976 movie "Rocky." Four decades after the Nov. 21, 1976, premiere of "Rocky," the movie's reach is international, and the title character'... .

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  16. Off-duty officer hit by gunfire while shielding sonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2016 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    Authorities say an off-duty Philadelphia police officer was struck by gunfire while shielding his young son when they were caught in the crossfire of a gun battle between teenagers. The city's police commissioner said Officer Angelo Romero was on a street in north Philadelphia with his 2-year-old son at about 4:45 p.m. Friday when he saw a group of teens, and another came around the corner and pulled a gun.

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  17. City files to stop transit strike for Election Day onlyRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2016 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    The city of Philadelphia filed a motion in state court seeking an injunction to temporarily halt the city's transit strike for Election Day so residents can get to the polls to vote. "Though there are extensive efforts to minimize the effect of any transit strike on Election Day, unquestionably, such an Election-Day strike will make it practically impossible for many Philadelphians to participate in this election," City Solicitor Sozi Pedro Tulante said in a statement Sunday.

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  18. Judge delays ruling on Philadelphia transit strikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2016 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    Commuters scrambled Tuesday to find alternate ways to travel as transit workers in Philadelphia hit the picket lines after the city's main... . Market-Frankford line trains remain idle at a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority station Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 in Upper Darby, Pa., just outside Philadelphia.

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  19. Transit agency pushes strikers to work on Election DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    Commuters scrambled Tuesday to find alternate ways to travel as transit workers in Philadelphia hit the picket lines after the city's ma... . A commuter waits on the platform at Temple Univerty station during the first day of the SEPTA strike in Philadelphia, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016.

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  20. Commuters brace for 3rd day of Philadelphia transit strikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    Commuters scrambled Tuesday to find alternate ways to travel as transit workers in Philadelphia hit the picket lines after the city's ma... . A commuter waits on the platform at Temple Univerty station during the first day of the SEPTA strike in Philadelphia, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016.

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