Man, woman die in crash
Both a driver and his passenger were killed early Saturday in a motorcycle crash on Roosevelt Boulevard at Ridge Avenue.
The driver, identified by police as Willie Singletary, 54, of Yeadon, Delaware County, lost control of the motorcycle about 1 a.m. The cycle struck a guard rail, ejecting the passenger.
Accident Investigation Division officers said the passenger, Teresa Gibson, 59, of 28th Street near Morris, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Singletary was pronounced dead at Albert Einstein Medical Center at 2:17 a.m.
Bull rider is killed
Mexican bull riding, which does not require protective gear, proved fatal to a Delaware man Sunday night at a rodeo hosted by the Nur Shriners Temple in New Castle, Delaware State Police said yesterday.
A State Police spokesman said the victim, Leonel Trejo, 40, of New Castle, an experienced bull rider, was thrown from the bull, which then stepped on Trejo's chest, about 9:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead at Christian Hospital.
Lancaster courthouse nixed
The General Services Administration has scrapped plans to build a $27 million federal courthouse in Lancaster because of the latest round of federal belt-tightening.
Federal cases from the area will continue to be tried in Reading and Philadelphia.
Meanwhile, a $100 million courthouse is still on tap for Harrisburg, with ground-breaking set for 2013. The Government Accountability Office has said 33 U.S. courthouses built since 2000 have more than 3 million square feet of excess space, at a cost of $835 million.
Hiker killed in Lancaster Co.
A hiker died yesterday when she fell and struck her head in a steep, rocky area in Lancaster County.
Authorities said the unidentified woman was hiking with several others in the Kelly's Run Nature Preserve in Martic Township when she fell.
A companion hiked out to an area where cellphone service was available to call 9-1-1.
Tony Williams, assistant chief of the Rawlinsville Fire Company, said dozens of firefighters responded.
Williams said rescuers had to use ropes and pulleys to remove the body.
Woman's body found in river
Authorities hope to determine if the body of a woman found in the Lehigh River near Allentown yesterday is that of Pamela Boyko, 53, who was missing since she went out in her canoe to rescue her dogs.
Officials say a fisherman discovered the body near the Allentown-Whitehall Township border.
Authorities had been searching since Wednesday for Boyko, of Lehigh Township.
Boyko's family says she took the canoe out into the swollen river Wednesday evening to rescue her two dogs.
They were later found alive. Her canoe also was found.