PITTSBURGH (AP) - A jail psychiatrist says a Pennsylvania woman accused of drowning her two sons in a bathtub is mentally incompetent to stand trial. Dr. Christine Martone today found that 40-year-old Laurel Michelle Schlemmer should be treated at a state institution to determine if she can stand trial in the future. Detectives say the woman told them she tried to drown her 3- and 6-year-old sons by sitting on them in the tub after a third son left for school.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A woman charged with dressing as a nurse and abducting a 3-day-old boy from a Pittsburgh hospital by sneaking him out in a handbag has pleaded guilty. Twenty-one-year-old Breona Moore, of East McKeesport, pleaded guilty today to charges including kidnapping, trespassing, and concealing the whereabouts of a child. There was no plea deak.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - As a strike threat looms, Philadelphia's public transit agency says it has made its final contract offer to union employees. A spokeswoman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says no bargaining is scheduled for today. Thousands of members of the Transport Workers Union are working without a contract.
OLEY, Pa. (AP) - Fire has destroyed an old eastern Pennsylvania farmhouse that officials say was the site of a murder that resulted in the last public execution of a woman in Pennsylvania history. The Reading Eagle reports that the cause of Saturday night's Oley Township fire, which killed three dogs, remains unknown.
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