Sunday, January 19
PHILLY SCHOOL SHOOTING
Police: 2nd Philly school suspect released
Philadelphia police have released a second suspect in a shooting that wounded two students at a charter high school.
Police haven't named the boy released, or another 17-year-old suspect who was charged with aggravated assault in the incident Friday afternoon at Delaware Valley Charter High School.
Police initially took a third suspect, a 15-year-old boy, into custody on Friday, but concluded he had nothing to do with the incident.
An 18-year-old girl was shot in the arm and the same bullet then hit a 17-year-old male. Both were treated at Albert Einstein Medical Center.
Police have suggested the shooting may have been an accident, but have yet to confirm that officially.
Police probe cop impersonator abduction in NW Pa.
CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. (AP) — Police are investigating a woman's report that she was abducted by a man who pretended to be a police officer in northwestern Pennsylvania.
South Abington Township police say the 40-year-old woman escaped early Saturday by jumping out of the window of the fake cop's vehicle.
Police say the incident happened about 2:30 a.m. when the man flashed his headlights at the woman's car, prompting her to pull over. The man told the woman she was under arrest, and forced her into the back seat of his car.
Police say the woman jumped out of the moving car and was found by a PennDOT worker who drove her to the township police station.
Police say the woman was unable to describe her attacker, but say he was driving a newer red sedan.
Penn student, 19, dies in Philly's Center City
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A freshman at the University of Pennsylvania has died in Philadelphia's Center City, but authorities have not released more specific information on how or where she died.
The Philadelphia medical examiner's officer provided no details beyond confirming the Friday death of 19-year-old Madison Holleran, of Allendale, N.J.
Holleran was a member of the university's varsity track and field team. Penn had meets scheduled in Bethlehem on Saturday, and team members were being given the option of whether they wished to compete.
The school also canceled formal recruitment for sororities in the wake of the student's death.
DUCK HUNTERS RESCUED
Duck hunters rescued from sinking boat in south NJ
(Information in the following story is from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com )
LITTLE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Three duck hunters from Pennsylvania had to be rescued when their 18-foot boat started taking on water off the southern New Jersey coast.
State police tell the Asbury Park Press that authorities were notified about the incident in the Little Egg Harbor inlet around 9:50 a.m. Saturday. They were told the hunters had moved from their boat into a smaller boat, but the second boat soon began taking on water as well.
Officers with the state police's marine services bureau responded and found the men — Timothy Moffett of Barto, Jeremy Moffett of Bechtelsville and Ryan Watts of Hershey — and their chocolate Labrador dog floating on debris from their boat.
All three men and the dog were soon brought back to shore, and no injuries were reported.
Fire truck maker American LaFrance closes Pa. site
(Information in the following story is from: WHTM-TV, http://www.whtm.com )
EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) — Fire truck and rescue vehicle manufacturer American LaFrance has closed a warehouse, production and service facility in Pennsylvania, idling about 150 workers.
WHTM-TV reports the company closed the facility in Ephrata (eh-FRAY'-tah), Lancaster County, and has no plans to reopen the facility.
The company has released a statement confirming the closure, along with sites in Monks Corner, S.C. and Los Angeles.
The company blames its "unexpected current financial condition" for the closure, but didn't offer specifics.
American LaFrance says customers will soon be able to get replacement parts and service for their vehicles from an unspecified third-party vendor. The company says it will contact customers with that information "in the near future."