At least six people have been injured in a reported stabbing Wednesday morning at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, according to Westmoreland County emergency management.
(Chris Knight/ Associated Press ) – The Rev. Frank Schaefer, right, of Lebanon Pa., walks to the gymnasium with an unidentified woman, before facing his sentencing at Camp Innabah, a United Methodist retreat, in Spring City Pa. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. A jury of his pastoral peers convicted Schaefer on Monday of breaking his vows by officiating his gay sons’ Massachusetts wedding in 2007. Schaefer could face punishment ranging from a reprimand to a suspension to losing his minister’s credentials.
Abuser: Dan Kirby Kopp, 45, would routinely beat his wife for being ‘disrespectful’ and not addressing him as ‘sir’
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Headless, handless body found stuffed in barrel in Pennsylvania killed by girlfriend’s father: cops
Pennsylvania police discovered what they believed to be the dismembered remains of Gerald Paul VanDyke, 55, above. Pennsylvania State Police
SOURCE – DNA tests were pending, though police believed the butchered body found Friday was Gerald Paul VanDyke, 55. His girlfriend’s father, Richard Houy, has been charged with the murder.
A body with no head and no hands was found stuffed in a drum in northwest Pennsylvania, and cops said the father of the man’s girlfriend is responsible for the slaying.
DNA tests were pending, though police believed the butchered body found Friday in a rural area of Rockdale Township was that of Gerald Paul VanDyke, 55, who went missing Sept. 14, the Erie Times-News reported.
The man had been shot through the heart with a hunting arrow, and his aorta was punctured, an autopsy found.
A Pennsylvania man shot dead his daughter and son-in-law after they allegedly broke into the home and killed his wife and son, authorities said.
SOURCE – PITTSBURGH — A two-decade family feud came to a violent end when a man shot dead the two home invaders that killed his wife and son, not knowing the assailants included his long-estranged daughter, authorities said Sunday.
Though the investigation of Friday’s shootings continues, authorities said it appears Josephine and Jeffrey Ruckinger planned to murder her family at their rural central Pennsylvania home — but it remains unclear what exactly led to the deadly confrontation.
“They parked at the bottom of a long driveway, and walked up, heavily armed,” said Cambria County District Attorney Kelly Callihan.
Josephine Ruckinger was armed with a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun and her husband had a Derringer pistol and a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun as they approached the Frew family home in Ashville, about 40 miles southwest of State College, according to investigators.
John Frew, his wife Roberta, and their son John Jr., 47, had just returned from dinner out, and were watching TV in the living room of the white mobile home when there was a knock at the door, authorities said.