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Southwest Airlines engine fails in midair, plane lands at Philadelphia Int'l Airport; 1 person dead

The NTSB confirmed one person has died as a result of an engine failure that forced an emergency landing of a Southwest Airlines plane at Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

LISTEN: Philadelphia police radio calls during Starbucks arrests

Philadelphia police have released the police radio calls and officer transmissions from the controversial arrests of two black men at a store in Center City.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Rep. Dent resigns from Congress

Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15) announced on April 17 his intention to resign from Congress in May.

“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks. Serving the people of the 15th Congressional district has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.

Source: Berkscounty

Visually impaired students scuba dive for first time

As a way of giving back to the community, The Heritage of Green Hills, Shillington, hosted a scuba diving class at its indoor pool for youth from VisionCorps, a Lancaster-based non-profit organization that empowers people who are blind or vision impaired to attain independence.

With the help of Adaptive Diving Association, the visually impaired youth, ages 10 to 13, scuba dive for the first time on April 14.

Source: Berkscounty

Jenna Reed of Fleetwood awarded national speech-language scholarship

Jenna Reed of Fleetwood has been named one of National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s first undergraduate scholarship recipients.

The award from the national organization will help offset the cost of Reed’s education in the five-year speech-language pathology program at Misericordia University.

Source: Berkscounty

Bill Cosby's accuser, her mom testify at sex-assault retrial

Bill Cosby’s chief accuser at his sexual-assault trial on Monday denied framing him and said she doesn’t know a key witness who plans to testify she spoke of leveling false accusations against a celebrity.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

AccuWeather: Heavy Morning Rain, Flooding Issues Today

Meteorologist Melissa Magee says some gusty thunderstorms are also possible this morning. Street flooding is possible, as well as tidal flooding through this afternoon.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA