Saturday, November 26, 2011

Today's News - Saturday, November 26th, 2011

High School Football Scoreboard

Class AA

Mount Carmel 28, Bloomsburg 0

West Catholic 28, Springfield Township 7

Lancaster Catholic 21, Wyomissing 14

Pen Argyl 50, GAR 20

Class A

Southern Columbia 45, Old Forge 34

Calvary Christian vs. Pius X, 1 p.m. Salisbury High School

Class AAA

Shamokin 27, Clearfield 26, OT

Allentown Central Catholic 61, Valley View 54

Bishop McDevitt 42, Red Land 7

Lampeter Strasburg 24, West York 13


State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a criminal mischief incident that occurred at 215 East Second Mountain Road in North Manheim Township between 4 and 6 p.m. Thursday. Police said Arthur H. Heffner reported someone smashed his mailbox with a blunt object and fled the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 570-593-2000.

A man suspected of breaking into at least 70 RVs and campers at a campground near Zion Grove, tells police he's been wandering for more than a year and didn't even know what state he was in. State police are still trying to determine the identity of the man they arrested Saturday in the break-ins at Red Ridge Lake Campground. Investigators say the man they took into custody initially gave a fake name but admitted breaking into the campers looking for food and liquor. Police say the man they're calling John Doe was staying at the Pocono Mountains campground in Schuylkill County. He's being held on $25,000 bail.

A Frackville man will have to answer to charges of harassment following a fight outside a West Mahanoy Township establishment. Joseph McTiernan was cited by State Police after punching Joshua Hoffman of the Bronx while he was leaving Jimmy O’s Sports Bar around 2 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. No reason was given for the scuffle, but State Police at Frackville are looking for more information if you have any please call them at 874-5300.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An attorney for one of three American students arrested during a protest in Cairo says they've been released and are on their way home. Philadelphia lawyer Theodore Simon represents 19-year-old Drexel University student Gregory Porter of Glenside, Pennsylvania. The students were arrested Sunday on the roof of a university building after officials accused them of throwing firebombs at Egyptian security forces fighting with protesters.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Lawyers say a charity founded by a former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys shouldn't be allowed to dissolve its assets. They want The Second Mile charity to continue operating so they can file future civil lawsuits on behalf of accusers. Their lawsuit, filed this week on behalf of someone who claims to be a victim of Jerry Sandusky, seeks an injunction against The Second Mile.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Court documents say a McAdoo man has acknowledged making harassing phone calls to Sarah Palin's lawyers after his son made a similar admission. Craig Christy reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors that prohibits him from contacting Palin and certain members of her household under a protective order issued in May. Both Christy and his son are expected in court Monday to change their pleas.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Occupy Harrisburg says a member of its group has been arrested at a city mall on Black Friday over a zombie outfit. Lower Allen Township police said a young woman was arrested after refusing mall security's request to remove the facial makeup. The Capital City Mall bans outfits that obscure a
person's face.


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - It's the size of a car and if all goes well, NASA's Curiosity rover will be riding a little like one on the surface of Mars in a little over 8 months. The weather looks acceptable for this morning's scheduled launch of the six-wheeled, one-armed explorer.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats are crafting a 2012 campaign strategy for Vice President Joe Biden that targets the big three political battlegrounds: Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida. President Barack Obama sometimes struggles to connect with white working-class voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania and with Jewish
voters in Florida. Biden has built deep ties to both groups.

NEW YORK (AP) - Lawyers for NBA owners and players get back to work today on the details of a tentative agreement that would end a 149-day lockout. The deal, which will also need ratification by both sides, envisions a 66-game season starting Christmas day.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Rupert Murdoch's eldest son says a former Australian Senator made up the story that he was involved in offering the ex-lawmaker favorable news coverage in exchange for a no vote on legislation. Former Sen. Bill O'Chee alleges that Lachlan Murdoch was there during crucial parts of the discussion.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Search and rescue teams have rushed to the scene of a bridge collapse in central Indonesia. Police say at least three people died and scores were injured when the busy bridge fell today. Police say many cars and trucks were on the 10-year-old concrete bridge.


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