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Sunday, April 6, 2014

MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) — One woman has died after an apparent kitchen fire at a house in northern Lancaster County.

Lancaster Newspapers ( reports that two men and two children survived the fire early Sunday morning in Penn Township.

Penryn Fire Chief Shannon Martin says more than 100 firefighters responded to help fight the blaze.

Martin says the 12:40 a.m. fire appears to have been accidental.

Officials are not yet releasing the victim's name and age.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney and Marvel could be one of the finest teams around.

Continuing the success of their superhero franchise, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has set a record as the biggest domestic April release ever.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — More than a year after he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius is expected to finally answer questions about why he shot Reeva Steenkamp through a toilet door when his murder trial resumes this week and his defense lawyers begin presenting the evidence they hope will save the Olympic athlete from going to prison for 25 years to life.

Sunday, April 6, 2014
  • Rain is on tap for the region Monday.
  • The forecast from the National Weather Service::
  • Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
  • Monday: Rain likely, mainly after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 50. Light southeast wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Monday Night: Showers. Low around 43.
Sunday, April 6, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police believe a 2-year-old got hold of a loaded gun in a bedroom and fired the shot that killed an 11-year-old sister.

Police say the fatal bullet struck the girl's shoulder and then traveled to her chest.

Lt. John Walker says the mother was home Saturday morning with four children in a master bedroom. Police say the shooting occurred when she left the room at about 10 a.m.

Police believe a male friend had brought the gun to the house that day.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Some U.S. House races of interest in Pennsylvania:

—In the heavily Democratic 13th District, which include parts of Philadelphia, four Democrats are seeking the congressional seat being vacated by Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz, who is running for governor.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies' home opener against Milwaukee on Monday has been postponed because of expected inclement weather.

The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 4:05 p.m. Tickets for Monday will be honored Tuesday.

The forecast Monday calls for heavy rain throughout the day.

Kyle Kendrick is slated to pitch for Philadelphia, while Kyle Lohse is scheduled to start for the Brewers.

The Phillies are playing at the Cubs on Sunday, while Milwaukee is at Bosto

Saturday, April 5, 2014

St. Luke's Miners Hospital is sponsoring a series of free health talks for the communities served by the hospital. The seminars are designed to provide information on a variety of health topics.

The first session is scheduled for April 7 and will focus on exercise and heart disease risks. Guest speaker will be Joseph Paluck, exercise physiologist.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Carbon County officials want to shine light on a few big problems in the county.

On Friday, April 25, the fifth annual Legislative Breakfast, sponsored by the Interagency Council of Carbon County and the Child and Family Collaborative Board, will discuss the drug and alcohol problem in the communities and state. The event is a bipartisan gathering aimed at helping the county agencies better serve the people.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS PHOTOS Pam Fludgate, center, an owner of The Mansion House of Summit Hill, stands with James Witherow, left, and restaurant chef and manager Barry Riegel, behind the decades-old bar in the new restaurant in Summit Hill. The bar, as well as many of the other original characteristics of the 112-year-old building, were preserved by the Fludgates while renovating the building.

On the west side of Summit Hill sits a 112-year-old mansion.

Its red brick exterior protects the rich history that has settled into every crevice of the building.

If the walls could talk, they would tell tales of family, the coal mining era, Prohibition and businesses from generations ago.

Now, another family is writing a new chapter into the building's story by reopening it as a restaurant.

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