HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - One of four young men charged with throwing a rock onto a darkened central Pennsylvania interstate says they intended to do some damage but didn't anticipate their actions would cause severe injuries to an Ohio teacher. Keefer McGee testified today against a co-defendant after McGee and the other two waived their right to a preliminary hearing.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man who shot and wounded a Philadelphia police officer before police returned fire, killing the gunman. The dead gunman was identified as 29-year-old David Ellis of Philadelphia. Authorities say Officer Steve Korpalski was grazed in the left side of his head by a bullet. He was treated at a hospital and released.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A federal grand jury that has heard from several staff and police officials linked to former Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has expired without returning indictments. Ravenstahl and his attorney have denied wrongdoing or that he was targeted in the investigation.
TWIN ROCKS, Pa. (AP) - The coroner says one person has died in a crash that closed a stretch of U.S. Route 422 in western Pennsylvania for several hours. The Indiana County coroner's office did not immediately release details, but confirmed one person was killed. County dispatchers say the accident was reported about 7:20 this morning in Pine Township between a coal truck and a sport-utility vehicle.
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