PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Top officials in Philadelphia hope that Pope Francis will attend a huge Roman Catholic gathering planned for the city next year. Archbishop Charles Chaput (SHAP'-yew), Mayor Michael Nutter and others will visit Rome this month to invite the pope to the eighth World Meeting of Families.
SIX MILE RUN, Pa. (AP) - Some 120 homes, with about 300 residents, were still boiling their drinking water more than three weeks after heavy snow caused the roof of the local water company plant to collapse in southwestern Pennsylvania. WJAC-TV reports the affected homes are in Six Mile Run and Coaldale, two tiny villages in Bedford County.
EASTON, Pa. (AP) - A jury has returned a mixed verdict for a man charged in connection with the shooting death of a Berks County sheriff's deputy. The Northampton County jury today found 28-year-old Jared Engelman of Kutztown guilty of conspiracy but not guilty of illegally transferring a rifle to the man who used it to kill Deputy Kyle Pagerly.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in January to its lowest rate since 2008, although hiring remained flat. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate fell four-tenths of a percentage point to 6.4 percent in January. The national rate was 6.7 percent in January.
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