Pennsylvania

Man killed with bomb locked to his chest during elaborate robbery

August 28, 2003 Erie, Pennsylvania Brian Wells is killed by a bomb strapped to his chest and locked around his neck during an elaborate robbery Wells, a pizza delivery driver, arrived at a bank while wearing the bomb and carrying a modified shotgun which resembled a cane. He slid the teller a note, stating the… Continue reading Man killed with bomb locked to his chest during elaborate robbery

Disasters · Florida · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania · Vermont

Several cases of misfortune, including a hornet-assisted suicide and two babies burned after brother plays with matches

August 27, 1934 The Evening News (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) runs several stories of misfortune The stories (clippings below) are: Two girls under the age of three died in a barn fire after their older brother (4) ignited hay while playing with matches. A boy (6) watching a steam shovel excavate was killed when the scoop accidentally… Continue reading Several cases of misfortune, including a hornet-assisted suicide and two babies burned after brother plays with matches

Disasters · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania

Vintage news: woman accidentally kills husband while trying to save him from dog attack

August 22, 1903 Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania The wife of a man being attacked by a dog attempts to use an axe against the animal, but instead chops into her husband’s leg, severing an artery and killing him The Fort Wayne Sentinel. Aug 22, 1903 Other stories from today: 565: First Nessie Spotting, 1500 years ago (2017)… Continue reading Vintage news: woman accidentally kills husband while trying to save him from dog attack

Female Killers · Pennsylvania

Woman arrested for killing 8 of her 10 children

August 5, 1998 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Marie Noe is arrested for the murders of 8 of her 10 children From 1949 to 1968, the Noe family had a consistent string of seemingly bad luck: none of their children lived past 14 months. Two of the babies never made it home, one being stillborn due to an… Continue reading Woman arrested for killing 8 of her 10 children

Massacres/Mass Murder · Pennsylvania

Man kills 3, injures 9, kills self at fitness club

August 4, 2009 Collier Township, Pennsylvania George Sodini shoots several members at an LA Fitness center, killing 3 and wounding 9 before turning a gun on himself In an online diary, Sodini described the motivation behind the killing as a lack of sex, claiming he hasn’t had a girlfriend since 1984 and had not had… Continue reading Man kills 3, injures 9, kills self at fitness club