Firefighter OK despite falling through floor of vacant home
HANOVER >> A firefighter has escaped serious injury despite falling through the floor of a burning, vacant home in south-central Pennsylvania.
The name of the firefighter hasn’t been released, but officials say the incident happened about 11 p.m. Saturday in Hanover. That’s about 35 miles south of Harrisburg, not far from the Maryland border.
York County emergency dispatchers say crews at the scene issued a mayday after the floor collapsed, but the firefighter was rescued without injury.
It’s not immediately clear what caused the fire.
Delta sorry for not booting pro-Trump passenger
ALLENTOWN >> Delta Air Lines is apologizing for not removing a passenger who rudely professed his support for President-elect Donald Trump and insulted those who didn’t aboard a flight to Pennsylvania.
The (Allentown) Morning Call first reported that 21-year-old Emma Baum, who lives in Belize, posted a 45-second video of the man on Facebook. She was on the Delta flight from Atlanta to Allentown on Tuesday when she shot the video.
In it, the man shouted his support for Trump and said to those who didn’t, “We got some Hillary (expletives) on here?” and told others, “If you don’t like it, too bad” referring to Trump’s victory.
Delta says it is investigating the incident and is “sorry this disruption happened” and saying Delta is responsible for “ensuring all customers feel safe and comfortable.”
Missing man found drowned in pool at hotel
BIG BEAVER >> Autopsy results are pending on the body of a Florida man found dead at the bottom of a Pennsylvania hotel’s swimming pool hours after he was reported missing.
Investigators say 70-yearold John Robert Pope had a number of medical conditions and may have died naturally or drowned before his body was found Friday night at the Park Inn in Big Beaver. That’s about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.
State police say the man was visiting family, but didn’t say where in Florida he was from.
Pope was reported missing after he was last seen near the pool about 9:30 a.m. Friday. His body wasn’t found in the pool until after it was searched that evening.
Police say the water was cloudy with visibility of about 4 feet.
2 masked men rob upscale restaurant
PITTSBURGH >> Pittsburgh police are looking for two masked men who robbed one of the city’s fanciest restaurants.
Police spokeswoman Sonya Toler says the men, who were also armed, burst into Le Mont Restaurant shortly after 5:30 a.m. Sunday and tied up two employees who were cleaning at the time.
The five-star restaurant atop Mount Washington is well-known for its view of the downtown skyline below.
Police say the suspects got away with an unspecified amount of money.
The restaurant’s manager isn’t commenting on the heist.
The restaurant planned to open normally at 4 p.m.
Driver killed in fiery I-81 tanker crash identified
CHAMBERSBURG >> State police have identified the driver who died in the fiery crash of the tanker truck he was driving on Interstate 81 in south-central Pennsylvania.
State police say 48-yearold William Golladay, of Mount Jackson, Virginia, was killed in the crash just after 6 p.m. Thursday in Greene Township, Franklin County. That’s near Chambersburg, about 50 miles southwest of Harrisburg.
The crash closed the southbound lanes of the highway for about 12 hours.
State police are still investigating the crash and want witnesses to contact the Chambersburg barracks if they know anything about it.
Pathologist disbands foundation fueled by ‘Concussion’ film
PITTSBURGH >> The pathologist at the center of the Will Smith movie “Concussion” is abandoning his selfnamed nonprofit foundation, citing undue demands on his life and family due to publicity from the film.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports The Bennet Omalu Foundation is finished 11 months after it was founded.
Omalu discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in a former NFL football player, which led the league to adopt new safety rules designed to prevent concussions, as well as a $1 billion-plus settlement with current and former players who claim to be suffering from traumatic brain injuries.
The University of Pittsburgh partnered with Omalu on the foundation.
Omalu told the newspaper that he’s “making adjustments ... to reduce the demands on my time and life, which have really gotten worse since the movie was released.”
Off-duty cop charged with assault in shooting near bar
PITTSBURGH >> An off-duty officer from the suburbs has been charged with aggravated assault for shooting a county jail guard in Pittsburgh after an argument in a nearby bar.
Online court records don’t list an attorney for 24-year-old Joshua Gonzalez, the off-duty Aliquippa officer charged in the shooting about 3 a.m. Thursday.
Police say Gonzalez acknowledged shooting 29-year-old Allegheny County Jail guard Kevin Miller, but has claimed he did that only because Miller appeared to be reaching for a weapon.