Friday, July 09, 2010

Today's News-Friday, July 9, 2010

A husband and wife were injured in a crash last night on Interstate 81 in Butler Township. According to Frackville State Police, 57 year old Bruce Hauslyak was traveling north in the left lane of the Interstate near mile marker 118 , and apparently lost control of the vehicle, crossed the center median and rolled over several times. The car crossed the southbound lanes and came to rest on its roof. Hauslyak and his passenger, Sharon Hauslyak, had to be extricated from the vehicle and were flown from the scene to Geisinger Medical Center. The right lane of I-81 was closed for several hours for cleanup. The accident happened after 7pm Thursday night.

A truck and a car crashed yesterday afternoon on Route 895 in East Brunswick Township. According to state police, 19 year old Robert Hunt the Third of Reading was south on Rabbit Run Road and a box truck driven by James Lakata of Weatherly was headed west on 895. Hunt drove through a stop sign at the intersection and hit Lakata's truck. No one was injured, but Hunt's car incurred heavy front end damage. A portion of Route 895 was closed for cleanup.

A man is being sought by St Clair police for attempted retail theft from Wal Mart. Reports say that the white male, along with two children, tried to leave the store with more than $400 dollars worth of merchandise. When a clerk asked to see the man's sales receipt, he left the cart full of goods and took off in a light green Mercury four door car, with PA plates HHN-3147. The man is described as being 6 feet 4 inches tall, about 320 pounds, with black and gray hair. Confidential tips about the attempted theft can be phoned in to 429-3050.

As the heatwave continued into a 4th day Thursday, electric usage by PPL Utility customers came closer to setting another record. Demand for electricity peaked at 2pm yesterday at 7,362 megawatts. Each day this week, the demand for juice crept up as consumers used energy for air conditioners and other cooling needs. The PJM Interconnection, the Mid Atlantic power grid operator, said that there was more than enough electricity to meet elevated demands. PPL's all time high for summer peak demand was 7,554 megawatts, set on August 1, 2006.

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Game Commission reminds hunters that county treasurers will begin accepting antlerless deer license applications from resident hunters starting Monday, July 12th. For the 2010-11 license year, antlerless deer license fees are the same as they have been since 1999, except for the 70-cent transaction fee attached to the purchase of each license and permit, which is paid directly to Automated License Systems, the Nashville-based company that runs Pennsylvania Automated License System. This transaction fee means that residents will need to write checks made payable to "County Treasurer" for $6.70. By state law, antlerless deer licenses will continue to be sold only by county treasurers, so hunters will need to prepare and mail separate applications for antlerless deer licenses in the official pink envelopes, which are provided to each license buyer by the issuing agents.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Coast Guard has suspended its search for two tourists missing since the sightseeing boat they were riding in was hit by a barge on the Delaware River in Philadelphia. A Coast Guard spokesman says searches are conducted as long as the possibility of survival is there." The missing 16-year-old girl and 20-year-old man were students from Hungary.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Governor Ed Rendell says he's hoping a proposed major expansion of railroad yards in Pennsylvania will ease growing truck traffic on the highways.The Democrat says Pennsylvania and four other states will apply later this month to the federal government for $115 million to expand Norfolk Southern's rail freight corridor between the Northeast and the Gulf Coast.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Police in Pittsburgh say a drive-by shooting in the city's Manchester neighborhood has left four teenagers wounded. Authorities say the victims were hit in their lower extremities and were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - A judge in northeastern Pennsylvania has ruled that a pit bull accused of biting pop singer Vanessa Carlton can return home if its owner installs a fence. The dog had been
removed from the owner's home after the alleged incident May 2nd. The Pocono Record reports Carlton testified that she had been jogging past the Shohola home when she was bit.

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) - Some residents living along the Rio Grande on both sides of the U.S-Mexico border are being evacuated because tropical rains could bring flooding. Two
international bridges already have been closed and shelters have been set up for people living in low-lying neighborhoods.

NEW YORK (AP) - Ten Russian agents who spied on the U.S. have been sent back to Moscow, in exchange for four people who spied on Russia for the West. Thursday's spy swap was the biggest since the Cold War. The Russian spies had embedded themselves into American society, adopting different names, and some, raising children.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Protests have broken out in Oakland, California, after a white former transit officer was convicted of involuntary manslaughter instead of murder for shooting an unarmed black man in the back as he lay on the ground on a train platform. The officer says he meant to pull out a Taser, but grabbed his gun instead. There's been looting and arson and at least 50 people have been arrested.

KHAR, Pakistan (AP) - At least 48 people are dead and some 80 wounded after a suicide bomber struck outside a government office in Pakistan's tribal region, near Afghanistan. A government official says the attacker was on a motorcycle and detonated the bomb when he was stopped from getting into the office.

CLEVELAND (AP) - Goodbye Cleveland, hello Miami. Basketball superstar LeBron James has some people excited and others disappointed after deciding to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and
join the Miami Heat. James says he wants to join Olympic teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert ripped James on the team's website.


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