Monday, October 24, 2016

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Monday, October 24, 2016

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on a California highway through the night, and the work had gone on for hours without problems. Then a tour bus returning to Los Angeles from a casino trip slammed into the back of a semi-truck. Passengers who were asleep on the bus woke up to loud screams and the sound of crushing metal.

The gambling jaunt ended in one of the deadliest wrecks in California history with 13 people killed and 31 others injured.

Monday, October 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An animal rescue group says a barking dog alerted neighbors to a first-floor blaze at a Philadelphia home where the dog and its owner were later found unconscious inside.

The Red Paw Emergency Relief Team tells The Philadelphia Inquirer the dog was uncharacteristically barking early Sunday, waking up neighbors who called 911 after seeing the two-story rowhome ablaze.

The group says firefighters found the dog lying on top of his owner. Both were unconscious and had to be revived.

Monday, October 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Democrat Katie McGinty are meeting for their last debate with just two weeks left in Pennsylvania's neck-and-neck race that could help determine Senate control.

Monday night's hourlong debate at Temple University will be televised live on Philadelphia TV station WPVI and made available to stations in other media markets.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Two people were pronounced dead Saturday in Monroe County after a crash left their vehicle partially submerged in water.

According to state police at Lehighton, the victims were a 47-year-old man from Saylorsburg, who was driving the black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, and a 39-year-old female passenger from Lebanon, New Jersey.

The vehicle was discovered down an embankment and lying on its roof Saturday around 4:45 p.m. in the 1800 block of Kunkletown Road in Ross Township.

It was lying in thick brush and shrubbery, police added.

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Eldred Parade looks to future

The Eldred Township Halloween Parade was packed with community spirit on Sunday as the parade marched on another year.

Starting at St. Matthew’s Church grove, the parade was full of scary costumes, delightful floats and community organizations coming together to celebrate.

The community event has dwindled down over the years. The parade will run for one more year with hopes that the community will have more participation.

“We talked about this being our last year,” said Diane Bittenbender. “But we’re going to try one more year.”

Sunday, October 23, 2016

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly tour bus crash in Southern California (all times local):

2 p.m.

Authorities say 13 people died when a tour bus rear-ended a semi-truck on a California highway.

California Highway Patrol Border Division Chief Jim Abele says the early Sunday crash just north of Palm Springs injured an additional 31 people.

He says the USA Holiday tour bus was returning to Los Angeles after a visit to the Red Earth Casino in Thermal, California.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in central Pennsylvania say disorderly fans caused some damage following Penn State's upset victory over No. 2 Ohio State.

Following Saturday's 24-21 victory, police said a celebratory crowd of 5,000 to 10,000 people gathered in downtown State College, mostly college-age men and women.

Police said some in the crowd damaged street lights and signs and started small fires in the street. One vehicle was reported damaged and one person taken to a hospital after he was struck in the head with a bottle.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a flight from Philadelphia to Boston was delayed and ultimately a different aircraft was used after a couple gained unauthorized access to the plane.

Officials said American Airlines Flight 1655 was slated to depart 8 a.m. Sunday, but two hours earlier, a man and woman walked on board through the doorway to the jet bridge and took their seats. The door should have been locked prior to the formal boarding process.

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Girl Scout Troop #50812 Leader Ana Piel shouts out chants of support and encouragement as her girls lead Pink Light Walk along Route 209 in Gilbert. From left to right, Victoria Devore (pink ‘Smile’ shirt), Zoey Piel, Anna Maye Devore, Gianna Marchesani, Melaina Rabennold, Ezriella Brennan, and Kylie Sharp.

A river of pink glow sticks, light-up necklaces, T-shirts, hats and more flowed along Route 209 in Gilbert, illuminating a dark and cloudy Thursday night with a message of hope and awareness.

The West End Pink Light Walk drew a mass of breast cancer survivors, families, friends, and health care professionals to drum up awareness and inspire positive thinking for those who have experience with the disease.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A once-rising star in Pennsylvania politics will learn Monday whether she is heading to prison over a feud that led the state attorney general to leak grand jury materials to the press and lie about it under oath.

Democrat Kathleen Kane, 50, argues that the loss of her career, law license and reputation is punishment enough. She has asked a judge in suburban Philadelphia to sentence her to probation or house arrest so she can be home to raise her two teenage sons.