2 men detained in Philadelphia woman's death
Philadelphia police have detained two men in the death of a young woman apparently killed for her purse in front of her mother.
However, police say no charges have been filed in Sunday night's slaying of 26-year-old Amber Long.
Homicide Capt. James Clark said one assailant grabbed a purse from the mother's shoulder as the women walked to their car from the city's Northern Liberties section. But he said Long held onto her purse and was shot.
Authorities say the mother was visiting Long, who lived in South Philadelphia.
Police expect to search a house linked to the two men who are being held.
Philadelphia police have tallied at least six unsolved gun deaths since Friday night, including that of a policeman's son who hoped to be become a prizefighter.
Electrician crushed as 1-ton electrical box falls
Authorities say an electrician is dead because a one-ton electrical box fell on him at a water treatment plant in York County.
York Area Regional Police identified the victim as 55-year-old Benedict Todt of Gardners, Adams County.
Authorities believe Todt was installing the switchbox Monday when it fell on him, trapping him beneath it.
York County Deputy Coroner Terry Meyers says no one witnessed the accident.
Authorities say Todt was killed at the Red Lion Water Authority Pumping Station, which is under expansion. He worked for Lobar Construction Services.
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