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The Incredible True Story of the Collar Bomb Heist

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At 2:28 pm on August 28, 2003, a middle-aged pizza deliveryman named Brian Wells walked into a PNC Bank in Erie, Pennsylvania. He had a short cane in his right hand and a strange bulge under the collar of his T-shirt. Wells, 46 and balding, passed the teller a note. “Gather employees with access codes to vault and work fast to fill bag with $250,000,” it said. “You have only 15 minutes.” Then he lifted his shirt to reveal a heavy, boxlike device dangling from his neck. According to the note, it was a bomb.

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COVID-19 Researcher ‘On Verge’ Of ‘Significant’ Breakthrough Gunned Down In Suspected Murder-Suicide

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A Pittsburgh scientist, who was supposedly “on the verge” of a “significant” discovery related to COVID-19, wasn’t killed in connection with his research, police said. Instead, investigators believe Dr. Bing Liu’s murder was related to a suspected love triangle.

Did a secret lead to Pennsylvania teacher’s murder?

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When a popular teacher was gunned down in her parents’ driveway on Mother’s Day 2018, a quiet Pennsylvania city was left scrambling for answers — who would want the young woman dead? As it turns out, there might be quite a few people.