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Captured Eric Frein appears before judge for first time

Accused cop killer Eric Frein confessed Friday to the deadly ambush shooting of Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson and the wounding of Tpr. Alex Douglass, according to reports by WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.

Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" as state troopers led Eric Frein, the suspect in a deadly ambush outside a rural barracks, from his first court appearance following a seven-week manhunt.

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Police comb abandoned hangar where Frein was caught

Investigators spent much of the day Friday searching inside and around the hangar where accused killer Eric Frein was captured Thursday night.

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Video: Local residents react to life after Frein manhunt

Residents who live in the area of the Eric Frein manhunt say they're relieved over his capture, and are happy Trick or Treat can once again be held Friday night.

News conference on Eric Frein capture

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Uncut video: News conference after Eric Frein arraignment

The Pike County district attorney and Pennsylvania State Police talk about Thursday night's capture of accused cop killer Eric Frein. [Mobile users click here]

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Images: Eric Frein captured

Photos of the capture scene and of the media briefing

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One person killed in Schuylkill County crash

One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Rush Township, Schuylkill County.

Fatal bicycle hit-and-run

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Police: Woman on bicycle struck, killed by hit-and-run driver

A woman riding a bicycle was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Friday morning.

Mixed verdict for defendants in Bethlehem club shooting

One of the defendants accused in a shooting at a social club in Bethlehem has been found not guilty of all charges. The other has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, but not first degree murder.

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Virgin Galactic loses $500 million spaceship

The Virgin Galactic spaceship that exploded Friday, claiming at least one life, cost nearly $500 million to develop.

Virgin has sold more than 700 tickets, each costing more than $250,000, for future flights. Several celebrities have already signed up...

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69 News viewers respond to Humane Society's plea for help

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Township fails to seek required LVPC review of new traffic study law

Lehigh County’s Hanover Township may face legal challenges from developers.

 
 
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Twelve residents hope to win Bethlehem Council seat

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A dozen candidates hope to fill the Bethlehem City Council seat of Karen Dolan, who has resigned after being the subject of a grand jury investigation.

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Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim is seeking the next of kin of 69-year-old Clarence Rodger of North Whitehall, who was pronounced dead of natural causes early Friday morning.

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An unidentified child was struck by a car while crossing a street to get to Bethlehem's Spring Garden Elementary School Friday morning.

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The championship-winning former football coach at a Doylestown high school rocked by hazing allegations says canceling the rest of the season was an ``overzealous, knee jerk, overreaction.''

 

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