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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Multiple people have been hospitalized over carbon monoxide exposure in Pennsylvania’s capital city.  Firefighters were called to a duplex in Harrisburg around 6:35 a.m. Saturday after residents reported illnesses consistent with carbon monoxide poisoning.  Fire Chief Brian Enterline tells PennLive.com firefighters found one half of the duplex had a carbon monoxide level of 300 parts per million, and the other half had a level at 1,800 parts per million.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says sustained carbon monoxide levels above 200 parts per million can be fatal.  Fire officials say seven residents were hospitalized for treatment. They are expected to recover.  Enterline says the leak came from a malfunctioning heating system, and neither side of the duplex had a carbon monoxide detector.

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) — Investigators say the deaths of three people whose bodies found in a Pennsylvania apartment building appear to be a double murder-suicide.  But Dauphin County authorities have not said how the three were killed or released their names. But they say there is no danger to the public.

The three were found Saturday in a unit at an apartment building in Middletown. Residents there say police were called after a foul odor began to fill the building, and officers found the bodies a short time later.  Authorities said Sunday that the deaths remain under investigation, but declined further comment.

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A man who tried to rescue his wife from their burning Pennsylvania home died after he was overcome by smoke, unaware that she had safely fled the residence.  Authorities say the fire broke out around 1:45 p.m. Saturday in the garage of an Upper Darby home.

The victim and another man were working on a vehicle when they smelled smoke. The victim went into the home to find his wife while the other man ran across the street to call 911.  The wife managed to escape the home unharmed, but her husband was found dead inside the residence. Their names haven’t been released.

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf made a  friendly wager over Sunday’s football game between the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles.  Pritzker says he made the bet because “Here in Illinois, we all know” the Bears will win the wild-card game at Soldier Field.  If Chicago defeats the defending Super Bowl champions, Wolf says he’ll send cheesesteaks with cheese and fried onions from Tony Luke’s in South Philadelphia.  If the Eagles win, Pritzker will send Eli’s Cheesecake from Chicago.

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UNDATED (AP) — The world’s largest airborne observatory was supposed to be parked in Seattle this week, so thousands of scientists attending the “Super Bowl of Astronomy” could behold this marvel: a Boeing 747 with a massive telescope protruding from the back used to study the fundamental mysteries of the universe.

But conference-goers will not be able to see NASA’s space-exploring plane.

 

Its visit to the 233rd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society was canceled, one of a growing list of scientific casualties of the partial government shutdown now stretching into its third week.   Along with the plane, hundreds of government scientists are also no longer allowed to attend the conference or two other major scientific gatherings scheduled to begin this week. Those meetings will address pressing issues in the fields of technology, space exploration, extreme weather and climate change.

 

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman accused of stalking a man met on a dating site and sending him more than 65,000 text messages apparently sent more than twice that many. Jacqueline Ades sent a man more than 159,000 text messages — some of which were threatening — over the course of nearly 10 months, according to police records the Arizona Republic obtained via a public records request. The two went on a single date.

 

The man, whose name has not been released, called the police after he found Ades parked outside his home in July 2017. Paradise Valley officers escorted her off his property and that’s when police say Ades began threatening the man.  One text read: “I’d make sushi outta ur kidneys n chopsticks outta ur hand bones.”  In April 2018, Ades was arrested for trespassing inside his home while he was out of the country.  Ades has pleaded not guilty to charges of stalking and criminal trespassing. Her trial was scheduled to begin Feb. 5.

 

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles needed help to get into the playoffs, and Chicago provided it.

Look how the defending Super Bowl champions repaid the Bears.  Nick Foles hit Golden Tate with a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 56 seconds remaining against the NFL’s stingiest defense, lifting the Philadelphia Eagles past the Chicago Bears 16-15 on Sunday in the final wild-card game.

 

Former Eagles kicker Cody Parkey hit the left upright and then the crossbar with a field-goal attempt from 43 yards with 10 seconds remaining, silencing the raucous crowd.  The key, of course, was how the Eagles, even when they are messing up, never give up. On Parkey’s kick, several Eagles said defensive tackle Treyvon Hester touched it.

 

CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Foles hit Golden Tate with a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 56 seconds remaining against the NFL’s stingiest defense, lifting the Philadelphia Eagles past the Chicago Bears 16-15 in the final wild-card game. Former Eagles kicker Cody Parkey hit the left upright and then the crossbar with a field-goal attempt from 43 yards with 10 seconds remaining, silencing the raucous crowd. The Eagles play on our sister station Eagle 107.

 

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Ethan Happ had 22 points and eight rebounds as No. 22 Wisconsin stopped a two-game slide by routing Penn State 71-52. The struggling Nittany Lions were without coach Patrick Chambers, who was suspended for the game after shoving Penn State freshman guard Myles Dread during a timeout Thursday in a loss at Michigan. This game was, and all Penn State men’s basketball games are, played on Newsradio 1070AM WKOK and WKOK.com.

 

Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final     Minnesota        108      L.A. Lakers      86

Final     L.A. Clippers   106      Orlando            96

Final     Brooklyn          117      Chicago            100

Final     Atlanta 106      Miami   82

Final     Washington      116      Oklahoma City 98

Final     Toronto            121      Indiana 105

Final     Charlotte          119      Phoenix            113

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final     Carolina           5          Ottawa 4

Final     Arizona            5          N-Y Rangers    0

Final     Vegas   3          New Jersey      2

Final     Washington      3          Detroit  2

Final     Winnipeg          5          Dallas   1

Final     Edmonton         4          Anaheim           0

Final     Chicago            5          Pittsburgh         3

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final     L.A. Chargers  23        Baltimore          17

Final     Philadelphia      16        Chicago            15

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final     (2) Michigan     74        (21) Indiana      63

Final     (16) Marquette 70        Xavier  52

Final     (19) Houston    90        Memphis          77

Final     (22) Wisconsin 71        Penn St.           52

Final     (25) Iowa         93        (24) Nebraska  84

TODAY’S SPORTS SCHEDULE

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

San Antonio     at         Detroit  7:00 p.m.

Brooklyn          at         Boston 7:30 p.m.

Memphis          at         New Orleans    8:00 p.m.

Utah     at         Milwaukee       8:00 p.m.

Denver at         Houston           8:00 p.m.

L.A. Lakers      at         Dallas   8:30 p.m.

N-Y Knicks     at         Portland           10:00 p.m.

Orlando            at         Sacramento      10:00 p.m.

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Nashville          at         Toronto            7:00 p.m.

St. Louis           at         Philadelphia      7:00 p.m.

Minnesota        at         Montreal          7:30 p.m.

Calgary            at         Chicago            8:30 p.m.

L.A. Kings       at         San Jose           10:30 p.m.

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final     L.A. Chargers  23        Baltimore          17

Final     Philadelphia      16        Chicago            15

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