NEWARK, N.J (AP) - An airline official says a US Airways flight with 34 people aboard was forced to make a belly landing at Newark International Airport after experiencing landing gear trouble. No injuries were reported. A US Airways spokesman says a turboprop plane that left Philadelphia shortly before 11 p.m. yesterday landed safely at Newark with its landing gear retracted at about 1 a.m. today.
NEW HOLLAND, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a 6-year-old boy died after he was kicked in the throat by a pony on a south-central Pennsylvania farm. Police in Lancaster County tell the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era that the boy was playing with other children in a New Holland pasture on Thursday morning. They say the boy approached a pony from behind and the animal became startled and kicked the child, who died yesterday.
HILLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - State police say a western Pennsylvania man injured in a shooting stemming from a domestic dispute has died of his injuries. Troopers say 50-year-old Joseph Lupo died Thursday following the Sunday night gunfire in a home in Mahoning Township. Fifty-year-old Caroline Lupo was in serious condition after being shot three times. Police say she called 911 to say that her husband had shot her and then turned the weapon on himself.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's decision not to seek re-election is making the primary even more important for a city that continues to re-invent itself as a post-industrial 21st century success story. Voters in the heavily Democratic city will likely pick the next mayor on Tuesday. Pittsburgh residents haven't elected a Republican since the Great Depression.
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