Bradford County Student To Start Memorial For Deceased Classmates

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Canton, Pa. – I was picking up my mail at the post office recently when a poster on the bulletin board caught my eye.

After looking it over, I learned that Tifany Austin, 17, a junior at Canton Junior-Senior High School who lives in Ralston, has started a unique senior project.

She wants to create a touching memorial in Ralston to remember young people who have passed away in tragic accidents, including car crashes, in the Canton Area School District and surrounding areas.

As part of her project, she is raising money for a metal angel statue to be placed as a memorial in the mini-park by the bank in Ralston. It will be accompanied by a plaque.

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Coroner: Cardinal Bevilacqua Died Of Natural Causes

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NORRISTOWN — A suburban Philadelphia coroner said Thursday that 88-year-old Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua died of natural causes a day after he had been ruled competent to testify at the child-endangerment trial of a longtime aide.

Officials had said Bevilacqua, who served as archbishop from 1988 to 2003, was suffering from dementia and cancer. But last month, prosecutors asked the coroner to investigate because of the timing of his death.

Bevilacqua, spiritual leader of the archdiocese’s 1.5 million Roman Catholics from 1988 to 2003, died Jan. 31 at a seminary and was laid to rest without an autopsy. He was suffering from dementia and cancer, according to church officials and his lawyers, and his death was widely assumed to be from natural causes.

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Reading Woman Charged With Arson At High-Rise Apartment Building

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Reading, Pa.,  – Police have charged a 43-year-old woman with starting a fire in her residence in a high-rise apartment building earlier this week, investigators said Thursday.

Tayna Wright told told Lt. Jeremy Searfoss, an investigator with the city fire marshal’s office, that she started the fire Monday about 11 am. in her third-floor Kennedy Towers apartment by intentionally placing a plastic toy on the stove and burning it, police said.

Fire personnel told police who responded to the fire that Wright told them she started the fire because “God had told her to do it,” according to Criminal Investigator Michael P. Perkins.

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