Air passenger found asleep
A passenger was left sleeping for hours aboard a late-night flight that landed in Philadelphia earlier this week, prompting an investigation by airline and federal Transportation Security Administration officials.
Ginger McGuire, who works for a radio station and cable-TV channel in Michigan, snoozed for more than three hours after United Airlines Flight 8080, which originated in Washington, D.C., landed. A cleaning crew found her just before 4 a.m., hours after the plane landed at about 12:30 a.m.
Saidel concedes contest
Jonathan Saidel, the former city controller who ran for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in the May 18 primary, has conceded the race to state Rep. Scott Conklin, of Centre County.
His concession cancels the automatic recount that would have been required since Conklin's margin of victory was less than 4,000 votes.
Motorcyclist dies in collision
A 38-year-old motorcyclist was killed yesterday at Rhawn and Ripley streets in the Northeast when his bike and a truck making a U-turn collided, according to police.
The victim, whose name police didn't release, was declared dead on the scene just before 9 a.m., about 10 minutes after the accident.
HIV-related cuts protested
About 100 disgruntled citizens gathered outside the Hyatt at the Bellevue at Broad and Walnut streets yesterday to protest the $2 million in cuts to the state budget that will adversely affect HIV-prevention funding and services. Gov. Rendell's Philadelphia office is located in the hotel.
Arrest in bar owner's death
Police have announced a second arrest in the slaying of Olney bar owner John Adams earlier this month. Nicholas Roll, 21, of Turner Street near 25th, has been charged in the May 2 killing of Adams, 47, police said.
Gunfire wounds man, 21
An unidentified 21-year-old man was shot in the neck shortly after noon on Cabot Street near 15th in North Philadelphia, police said. He was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital in critical condition, police said.