Fire­fighter OK de­spite fall­ing through floor of va­cant home

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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.

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