All Stories All Stories en-us Copyright - Observer Publishing Company 2013 Jury: Life sentence for grandmother in girl’s running death GADSDEN, Ala. – A jury Thursday recommended life without parole for an Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in her granddaughter’s running death. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:58:00 EST New York City fire, building collapse injure several people NEW YORK – An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble, and flames spread to two nearby buildings, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across surrounding streets in the heart of Manhattan’s trendy East Village. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:54:00 EST Indiana governor overrides law to authorize needle exchange INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence overrode state law and his own anti-drug policies Thursday to authorize a short-term needle-exchange program designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where more than six dozen cases have been reported, all of them tied to intravenous drug use. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:54:00 EST House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate WASHINGTON (AP) — In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:53:00 EST Posthumous Brittany Maynard video supports aid-in-dying bill SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a video recorded 19 days before Brittany Maynard took life-ending drugs, she tells California lawmakers that no one should have to leave home to legally kill themselves under the care of a doctor. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:49:00 EST Lioness kept as pet in Pakistan gives birth to 5 cubs MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — It’s a baby boom for the owner of a pet lioness in central Pakistan. The African lioness named Queen has given birth to five healthy cubs — double the usual two-to-three-cub litters among lions. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:48:00 EST After blizzard, snow in the attic Globe Handyman on Call Peter Hotton is available 1-6 p.m. Tuesdays to answer questions on house repair. Call 617-929-2930. He can be reached at Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:46:00 EST Former juvenile probation supervisor sues county over firing A former Washington County juvenile probation supervisor filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming he was fired in retaliation for reporting the wrongdoing of his boss. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:06:00 EST Jail guard accused of assaulting ex-girlfriend A Washington County jail guard continues to work while he awaits a preliminary hearing on assault charges. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:52:00 EST ‘Downton Abbey’ to end after upcoming 6th season NEW YORK – A grand manor will close its doors to its millions of weekly guests after “Downton Abbey” concludes next year. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:59:00 EST Cracking egg myths in time for Easter Easter eggs are a centerpiece of many family traditions come Easter Sunday. Easter eggs symbolize fertility and rebirth to some, but many people associate Easter eggs with youngsters scouring the yard in search of treasure. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:12:00 EST Life in prison for man convicted in headphone slaying case PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man convicted in a west Philadelphia slaying over expensive headphones has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:47:00 EST Former child care worker facing sexual misconduct charges ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio child care worker has been indicted on multiple sexual misconduct charges following allegations involving a 15-year-old girl under his care. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:47:00 EST Police: Some pictured on Penn State frat sites come forward STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Police say some women pictured nude or semi-nude in photos posted to a Penn State fraternity’s secret Facebook page have come forward, and some fraternity members are now cooperating with an ongoing criminal investigation. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:47:00 EST Indiana Gov. Pence signs religious objections bill INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed into law a religious objections bill that some convention organizers and business leaders have opposed amid concern it could allow discrimination against gay people. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:45:00 EST