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300-Pound Woman Pleads Guilty to Crushing Boyfriend

Pa. woman will be sentenced for 3rd-degree murder

(Newser) - A 300-pound woman in Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him, hitting in the head with a table leg, and finally crushing the 120-pound man with her own weight. Windi Thomas, 44, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the March 18 death of Keeno Butler in... More »

'It Might Be the Last Time I Wish for a White Christmas'

Erie, Pennsylvania, gets record-setting amount on Christmas Day

(Newser) - On Nov. 22, 1956, Erie, Pennsylvania, got buried by 20 inches of snow, reports CNN . That record was crushed on Christmas Day, when 34 inches covered the city ... and then kept falling. By 6am Tuesday, the total snowfall clocked in at 53 inches, which the National Weather Service tweeted is... More »

Mystery Gift to Pa. Town: $100M

Rust belt community surprised by bonanza

(Newser) - An anonymous donor has given $100 million to charities in the Erie, Pa., area, thrilling and mystifying the beneficiaries. The donation went to the umbrella organization of the Erie Community Foundation, which will distribute the funds to 46 other groups. The foundation director revealed little but told the AP, “... More »

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