PEACH BOTTOM, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek. Lancaster Newspapers reports that three boys were swimming in the Conowingo Creek in Fulton Township when a storm moved through yesterday afternoon. Two of the boys were taken to Lancaster General Hospital and then to Hershey Medical Center. The Dauphin County coroner's office says one boy was pronounced dead at the Hershey hospital last night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Trial opens this week for a man charged with dragging an officer with his vehicle before the officer shot and paralyzed him. Twenty-one-year-old Leon Ford is charged in Allegheny County with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and other counts. Ford has sued in federal court, saying an internal police board determined that officers contributed to the shooting by not following proper procedures, although members also said the shooting wouldn't have occurred had Ford obeyed the officers.
LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) - Officials at a suburban Philadelphia school district say counselors will be at the school all day on Labor Day to provide support and guidance to students and parents following the death of three sophomores after a sport utility vehicle overturned in northeastern Pennsylvania. Lackawanna County Coroner Timothy Rowland said 15-year-old Ryan Lesher of Churchville and 15-year-old Shamus Digney of Holland died at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton following the Saturday morning crash in Paupack Township, Wayne County. Northampton Police Chief Michael Clark said Cullen Keffer was the other teenager killed.
MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) - Police say the body of a man has been found in a wooded area near Pittsburgh. The Allegheny County medical examiner's office says 32-year-old Nathaniel Humphrey of McKeesport died from a gunshot wound to the head, and his body was found on Friday. Neighbors say the remote area near the Ohio River is usually only frequented by fishermen. No arrests have been made.
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