Two sought in slaying near Shippensburg campus
SHIPPENSBURG — A southern Pennsylvania university has canceled classes as state police search for two students following a shooting near the campus that left a Philadelphia man dead and another critically wounded.
Police said two 20-year-old men from Philadelphia were being sought in the shooting, which occurred about 8:15 p.m. Sunday a few blocks away from Shippensburg University. The school says both men being sought are registered students but they were not in class and there was no indication they were on campus.
Classes and other scheduled activities, however, were canceled as of 2 p.m. Monday “in the best interests of students, faculty and staff.”
State police said the body of 21-year-old Shakur Myers was found near a vehicle and 21-year-old Samir Stevenson was flown to a hospital in critical condition.
Two of three victims of canal car plunge identified
ST. GEORGES, Del. — A wrong turn on the way to a youth football game turned tragic when a car carrying five young people plunged into a canal in northern Delaware, according to the father of three boys who are presumed dead.
Officials were still searching for the body of a 6-year-old passenger Monday. A teenage girl is believed to be the only survivor of the Sunday morning crash.
Willis Lindsey said he and his family were traveling from Wilmington to Easton, Maryland, in two separate cars when both vehicles took a wrong exit and wound up on a gravel road along the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.
Lindsey was driving with his wife, 10-year-old son Donald, and 2-year-old daughter to Donald’s football game. In the other car, his eldest son, Willis Jr., 18, was driving a 16-year-old female friend, his brothers Kyree, 16, and Ethan, 6, and their 12-year-old cousin, Eric Lindsey.
“We were trying to get off onto (U.S.) 301 but took the exit before that and ran into a dead end,” Lindsey said Monday. Lindsey, 40, said he and his son turned their vehicles around and were headed back to the main road when he lost sight of his son’s car after rounding a slight bend.
“I’m thinking when I made the bend, I turned around the bend, I’m guessing that he just went straight,” said Lindsey, who believes the dust kicked up by his car may have obscured his son’s sight.
“That’s the best I can come up with,” he said. “I’ve tried to think of a million things as to why it happened.”
Authorities retrieved the bodies of Willis Jr., Kyree and Eric on Sunday. Using sonar, they continued searching Monday for Ethan’s body.
N.J. to require more lead testing in schools
BERGENFIELD, N.J. — Public schools in New Jersey will have to test their water for lead twice as often as they do now and share the results on a yet-to-be-created state database under guidelines announced Monday by officials.
The announcement continues a series of measures catalyzed by the recent water crisis in Newark, where residents in 14,000 homes with lead pipes have been given bottled water since mid-August after limited tests showed some filters weren’t adequately reducing lead levels.
Lead in drinking water has been linked to developmental delays in children and can damage the brain, red blood cells and kidneys. It is most often caused by lead service lines — pipes connecting a home to a water main — or lead fixtures in a home or school.
— Compiled from The Associated Press