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LOCAL NEWS FOR MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014

LOCAL NEWS FOR MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014

  POLICE IN ALLENTOWN AREN'T SAYING A LOT ABOUT A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO WAS FOUND SHOT TO DEATH INSIDE A VEHICLE.  THE UNIDENTIFIED MAN WAS FOUND DEAD INSIDE THE VEHICLE IN THE 100 BLOCK OF EAST CUMBERLAND STREET AROUND 4 O'CLOCK SUNDAY AFTERNOON.  LEHIGH COUNTY CORONER SCOTT GRIM HAS RULED THE DEATH A HOMICIDE.  NEIGHBORS REPORT HEARING AT LEAST TWO SHOTS BEING FIRED.


  A NEW JERSEY WOMAN TELLS EASTON POLICE SHE WAS FORCED INTO A VEHICLE AND ASSAULTED JUST BEFORE 1:30 SUNDAY MORNING.  THE WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS WALKING NEAR SEVENTH AND NORTHAMPTON STREETS WHEN SHE WAS FORCED INTO WHAT IS DESCRIBED AS A DARK-COLORED SUV OR MAYBE A JEEP.  THE WOMAN SAYS THE MAN, WHO SHE DESCRIBES AS BEING OVERWEIGHT, WHITE AND IN HIS EARLY 40S, ASSAULTED HER AND THEN FORCED HER OUT OF THE VEHICLE AT BUSHKILL DRIVE. 


  INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT CAUSED A TRAIN TO DERAIL JUST YARDS FROM THE SLATEFORD INN IN UPPER MOUNT BETHEL TOWNSHIP SATURDAY AFTERNOON.  SIX CARS DERAILED AND THREE OF THEM TOPPLED OVER.  THE CARS WERE CARRYING SAND TO BE USED FOR THE NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY UP IN WYOMING COUNTY.  NOBODY WAS INJURED.


  POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING A WEEKEND ACCIDENT THAT KILLED A WALNUTPORT WOMAN.  THE HEAD-ON CRASH HAPPENED SATURDAY MORNING AT 8:30 ON ROUTE 145 AT CLEARVIEW ROAD IN NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP.  POLICE SAY 19-YEAR-OLD COURTNEY QUINN CROSSED INTO THE OPPOSITE LANE AND HIT THE CAR DRIVEN BY 65-YEAR-OLD JENNIFER EBERT, WHO LATER DIED AT THE HOSPITAL.  QUINN AND A PASSENGER IN EBERT'S CAR BOTH SUFFERED SERIOUS INJURIES.  IF YOU SAW THE CRASH, STATE POLICE WANT YOU TO CALL THEM AT 610-861-2026.


  THE DOORS ARE REOPENING AT THE PITTSBURGH-AREA HIGH SCHOOL WHERE 21 STUDENTS AND A SECURITY GUARD WERE INJURED IN A STABBING RAMPAGE FIVE DAYS AGO.  TEACHERS RETURN TO WORK TODAY AT FRANKLIN REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT.  STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO VISIT THE SCHOOL WITH THEIR FAMILIES ON TUESDAY AND CLASSES WILL RESUME WEDNESDAY, A WEEK AFTER THE ATTACK.  FOUR STUDENTS REMAINED HOSPITALIZED SUNDAY, ALL IN CRITICAL CONDITION.  AUTHORITIES SAY 16-YEAR-OLD ALEX HRIBAL ATTACKED HIS FELLOW STUDENTS AT THE SUBURBAN PITTSBURGH SCHOOL WITH A PAIR OF KITCHEN KNIVES.  HE FACES FOUR COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE AND 21 COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT.  POLICE SAY THEY DON'T YET HAVE A MOTIVE FOR THE RAMPAGE.


  DOCTORS SAY A 17-YEAR-OLD STUDENT WHO WAS AMONG THE MOST CRITICALLY INJURED IN A HIGH SCHOOL STABBING RAMPAGE OUTSIDE PITTSBURGH CONTINUES TO IMPROVE AFTER UNDERGOING ANOTHER SURGERY.  THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER SAID SUNDAY THAT THE SURGERY WENT WELL.  IT DIDN'T MENTION THE STUDENT BY NAME, BUT SAYS HE'S STILL LISTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION.  SPOKESMAN RICK PIETZAK SAYS IT'S THE STUDENT'S FOURTH AND LAST SCHEDULED SURGERY.  SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD JARED BOGER IS AMONG FOUR STUDENTS STILL HOSPITALIZED FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY'S ATTACK AT FRANKLIN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL.  HE'S AT UPMC PRESBYTERIAN, WHILE THREE OTHERS ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT FORBES HOSPITAL.  SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD ALEX HRIBAL FACES FOUR COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE AND 21 COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT IN THE ATTACK.  THE SCHOOL WILL RESUME CLASSES WEDNESDAY AND TEACHERS WILL RETURN TO WORK MONDAY.


  IF YOU'RE A PROCRASTINATOR, YOU'VE STILL GOT TIME TO HELP PENNSYLVANIA VETERANS OR ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONNEL.  "THEY CAN DONATE ALL OR JUST A PORTION OF THEIR INCOME TAX REFUND TO THE MILITARY FAMILY RELIEF ASSISTANCE PROGRAM," SAYS JOAN NISSLEY, WHO IS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS.  SHE SAYS THE MONEY IS GIVEN VIA GRANTS TO MILITARY FAMILIES WHO HAVE A DIRECT AND IMMEDIATE FINANCIAL NEED.  TO DONATE ALL OR PART OF YOUR STATE REFUND, LOOK AT YOUR RETURN FOR THE CORRECT LINE AND SIMPLY FILL IN HOW MUCH OF YOUR REFUND YOU'D LIKE TO DONATE TO THE PROGRAM.


  OFFICIALS IN ATLANTIC CITY WANT TO REPLACE THE CITY'S ROAD SIGNS WITH A COLOR-CODED SYSTEM THEY SAY WILL BE LESS CONFUSING FOR VISITORS.  THE NEW PROGRAM HAS BEEN DEVELOPED BY THE CASINO REINVESTMENT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND WILL COST ABOUT $1.8 MILLION, PLUS A YEARLY OPERATING BUDGET OF ABOUT $21,000.  IT'S SLATED TO REPLACE THE CURRENT SIGNAGE SYSTEM THAT SOME FIND CONFUSING BECAUSE ITS COLORS ARE SIMILAR AND ITS SYMBOLS SEEM MISMATCHED TO THE AREAS THEY REPRESENT.  THE NEW SYSTEM WILL FEATURE BLUE FOR THE MARINA DISTRICT, PINK FOR THE INLET DISTRICT, ORANGE FOR MIDTOWN AND GREEN FOR DOWNBEACH.  EACH WILL HAVE ITS OWN SYMBOL; FOR EXAMPLE, MIDTOWN'S WILL BE A SILHOUETTE OF BOARDWALK HALL. 

 

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