A snow squall that suddenly blew across an area of I-78 in central Pennsylvania Saturday morning caused near-whiteout conditions and slippery roads and within minutes left 50 cars and tractor-trailers in a deadly tangle of metal. At least three people died.
Acel Moore, an Inquirer reporter, editor and columnist who changed the way his newspaper and others cover the black community - and who encouraged young people from minority backgrounds to enter and succeed in the profession he loved - died Friday. He was 75. .
In words more sophisticated than the average 14-year-old's, Jamie Silvonek told a judge she deserves the 35 years in prison she got for helping her soldier boyfriend kill her mother.