Family of teen hurt in crash

asks for community's prayers

The family of Ashley Zauflik, 17, who was critically injured by an out-of-control Pennsbury High School bus on Friday, said yesterday she remains in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and they asked for prayers for her.

"The strength that Ashley has shown leads us to believe that all the prayers, love and support are being heard," the family said in a statement.

Ashley was the most seriously injured of the 17 students who were struck by the bus that careened through the school grounds, slamming through fences and tearing up sidewalks.

Baby found on doorstep

of home in Northeast

A baby boy was found on the doorstep of a Northeast home Wednesday night, police said.

The 5-month-old was found by Benjamin Chong, who lives on Roosevelt Boulevard near F Street, about 8 p.m. Chong and his wife dried the baby off and gave him milk while contacting authorities. Police said information identifying the child and his mother was found with the baby.

The police Special Victims Unit was trying to locate the mother. The infant was at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and will be placed in the care of the Department of Human Services, police said.

Man found stabbed to death;

fire in his home ruled arson

Fire officials said the blaze that consumed the home of a Strawberry Mansion man over the weekend was arson.

Joseph Brigman, 60, was found dead in his home on Patton Street near York about 10 a.m. Saturday.

Brigman was stabbed numerous times, the likely cause of death, officials said.

As of yesterday, the homicide tally was 25, compared with 14 this time last year. *

Staff and wire reports