Monday, April 19, 2010

Today's News-Monday, April 19, 2010

RENDELL TO VISIT POTTSVILLE

GOVERNOR ED RENDELL WILL VISIT POTTSVILLE TODAY TO DISCUSS EDUCATION FUNDING AND THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA'S FINANCES. A NEWS CONFERENCE IS SCHEDULED AT DHH LENGEL MIDDLE SCHOOL THIS MORNING AT 9:30AM TO DISCUSS HIS PROPOSED EDUCATION BUDGET AND EXPLAIN HIS PLAN FOR THE COMMONWEALTH'S FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY.

THEFT

A MAN AND WOMAN FROM POTTSVILLE ARE ACCUSED OF THEFT. FRACKVILLE STATE POLICE SAY THAT DENI SADUSKY LOST HER BANK CARD AT THE ATM AT FAIRLANE VILLAGE MALL SEVERAL WEEKS AGO. THE CARD WAS FOUND BY 25 YEAR OLD BOBBI PETROZINO. ALLEN JOHNS USED THE CARD TO MAKE TWO PURCHASES AT WALMART AND THEN ATTEMPTED TO USE IT AT KMART AT SCHUYKILL MALL. JOHNS WAS APPREHENDED AT ARRAIGNED ON FORGERY, IDENTITY THEFT AND RELATED COUNTS AND TAKEN TO SCHUYLKILL COUNTY PRISON. PETROZINO IS CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY, THEFT OF PROPERTY AND OTHER COUNTS.

CRASH IN WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP

SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN A CRASH IN WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP SATURDAY NIGHT. STATE POLICE REPORT THAT JOHN SIZELOVE OF BRICK, NEW JERSEY FAILED TO STOP AT THE INTERSECTION OF PINE CREEK AND REDDALE ROADS, STRIKING A CAR DRIVEN BY 20 YEAR OLD LAUREN JONES OF POTTSVILLE. SIZELOVE AND TWO PASSENGERS HAD MINOR INJURIES. SHELBY SNYDER OF WICONISCO, A PASSENGER IN JONES' JEEP WAS THROWN FROM THE VEHICLE AND HAD TO BE FLOWN FROM THE SCENE FOR TREATMENT OF INJURIES. THE CRASH HAPPENED SATURDAY NIGHT.

PFA VIOLATION

A LUZERNE COUNTY MAN IS JAILED FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT IN EAST UNION TOWNSHIP. 47 YEAR OLD ALAN PALUMBO HAD A PROTECTION FROM ABUSE ORDER IN EFFECT AGAINST HIM, BUT APPEARED AT THE VICTIM'S HOME ON PHINEYVILLE ROAD. A STATE POLICE TROOPER APPREHENDED PALUMBO IN SHENANDOAH ON SATURDAY ON AN OUTSTANDING WARRANT.

THREE INJURED IN CRASH

THREE PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN A HIGH SPEED CRASH IN PORTER TOWNSHIP SATURDAY NIGHT. DAVID WILLISON OF DAUPHIN LOST CONTROL OF HIS PICKUP TRUCK ON GREENWOOD ROAD, AND SHEARED OFF A UTILITY POLE THEN ROLLED OVER. WILLISON WAS TAKEN TO SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL CENTER FOR TREATMENT OF INJURIES, AND IS SUSPECTED OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. BOBBY SNYDER, A PASSENGER, WAS TAKEN TO HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER FOR TREATMENT OF HIS INJURIES. A SECOND OCCUPANT, DOMINICK SULLENS, REFUSED TREATMENT AT THE SCENE. THE CRASH HAPPENED BEFORE 11PM SATURDAY.

SCRANTON, PA. (AP) - THE DIOCESE OF SCRANTON HAS FIRED A SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT WHO'S BEING INVESTIGATED IN CONNECTION WITH A SEX
ABUSE ALLEGATION. THE SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE REPORTS JOSEPH CASCIANO WAS LET GO EARLIER THIS MONTH AND NOTIFIED OF HIS FIRING IN A LETTER FROM CARDINAL JUSTIN RIGALI.

HARRISBURG, PA. (AP) - POLICE IN HARRISBURG SAY A MAN SHOT AND KILLED HIS EX-WIFE AND HER BROTHER AND THEN TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF. HARRISBURG PATRIOT NEWS REPORTS POLICE SAY SUPREME ABDUL SHABAZZ SHOT SANDRA STEWART AND CHARLES STEWART IN A MIDTOWN HOME SATURDAY BEFORE KILLING HIMSELF.

LANSDALE, PA. (AP) - IT'S A DAY OFF FOR STUDENTS IN THE NORTH PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT IN SUBURBAN PHILADELPHIA. THE DISTRICT HAS CANCELED CLASSES AFTER THE TEACHERS UNION ANNOUNCED A STRIKE. THE TWO SIDES COULDN'T COME UP WITH A CONTACT IN MORE THAN SEVEN HOURS OF TALKS SUNDAY.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - BEN ROETHLISBERGER WILL BE BACK ON THE PRACTICE FIELD WITH HIS PITTSBURGH TEAMMATES TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE PROSECUTORS DECIDED NOT TO CHARGE HIM IN CONNECTION WITH A SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATION. THE STEELERS QUARTERBACK COULD BE SUSPENDED OVER THE INCIDENT SOMETIME NEXT WEEK.

VIENNA (AP) - AUSTRIA'S AIRSPACE IS OPEN TO TRAFFIC AGAIN, AT LEAST FOR NOW, AFTER VOLCANIC ASH FROM AN ICELAND ERUPTION FORCED ITS CLOSURE. THE AUSTRIA PRESS AGENCY REPORTS PERMISSION TO RESUME TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS IS IN PLACE, BUT SAYS IT'S UNCLEAR IF THE AIRSPACE WILL REMAIN OPEN ALL DAY. THE EUROPEAN UNION SAYS IF WEATHER FORECASTS CONFIRM CLEARING SKIES, AIR TRAFFIC COULD RETURN TO ABOUT 50 PERCENT OF NORMAL.

WASHINGTON (AP) - AN OFFICIAL SAYS FAILURE TO NOTIFY THE GOVERNMENT OF GAS PEDAL PROBLEMS IS ABOUT TO COST TOYOTA A FINE OF MORE THAN $16 MILLION. IT'S THE LARGEST GOVERNMENT PENALTY LEVIED AGAINST AN AUTOMAKER. TODAY'S THE DEADLINE FOR TOYOTA TO CHALLENGE THE FINE, AND A TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL SAYS TOYOTA WILL PAY UP.

WASHINGTON (AP) - THE NATION'S ANTI-GOVERNMENT MOOD APPEARS TO BE THE WORST IN A HALF-A-CENTURY. A POLL FROM THE PEW RESEARCH CENTER SAYS NEARLY 8 IN 10 AMERICANS SAY THEY DON'T TRUST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND HAVE LITTLE FAITH IT CAN SOLVE THE NATION'S ILLS. NEARLY HALF SAY THE GOVERNMENT NEGATIVELY AFFECTS THEIR DAILY LIVES.

BANGKOK (AP) - TENSION IN THAILAND IS HIGH AGAIN AS TROOPS WITH ASSAULT RIFLES ENTERED BANGKOK'S BUSINESS DISTRICT TO DETER A PROTEST MARCH AND PROTECT A KEY BANK WITH RAZOR WIRE BARRICADES. THE "RED SHIRT" PROTESTERS, THOUSANDS OF MOSTLY RURAL DEMONSTRATORS, ARE DEMANDING THE DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT AND ACCUSE THE TROOPS OF PREPARING THE AREA TO BE "A KILLING FIELD."

LAS VEGAS (AP) - CARRIE UNDERWOOD HAS BECOME THE FIRST WOMAN TO WIN THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD FOR ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR TWICE. UNDERWOOD ALSO WON THE SHOW'S TOP HONOR LAST YEAR. TOP-SELLING TRIO LADY ANTEBELLUM WAS THE DOMINANT WINNER THOUGH, GRABBING FIVE TROPHIES.

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