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FATAL SUV ROLLOVER

3 teenagers dead in Pennsylvania SUV crash, 3 hurt

LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) - An SUV rollover in northeastern Pennsylvania has killed three Philadelphia-area teenagers and injured three others.

Northampton police Chief Michael Clark says the crash killed Ryan Lesher, Cullen Keffer and Shamus Digney, incoming sophomores at Council Rock South High School in Newtown. The Courier-Times reports he doesn't know if the three injured teenagers were Bucks County residents.

The crash happened Saturday morning in Paupack Township, Wayne County, about 70 miles north of Philadelphia.

State police haven't released the ages of those involved in the crash but say all were juveniles. The crash of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban didn't involve any other vehicles. The crash is under investigation.

FAMILY-FATAL SHOOTING

Cops: 1 brother-in-law fatally shoots another

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Police say a fight between brothers-in-law in a home outside Philadelphia led one to fatally shoot the other.

Police were called to a home in Bristol Township at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Daniel Sweeney with the Bucks County district attorney's office tells The Philadelphia Inquirer that responding officers and paramedics found one man's body.

Police say they have detained someone in the case.

Details of the argument weren't released.

BODY FOUND

Man's body found near Pittsburgh

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) - Police say the body of a man has been found in a wooded area near Pittsburgh.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office says 32-year-old Nathaniel Humphrey of McKeesport died from a gunshot wound to the head, and his body was found on Friday.

Neighbors say the remote area near the Ohio River is usually only frequented by fishermen.

No arrests have been made.

HOME INVASION-HAMMER

2 men beaten with a hammer in home invasion

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Two people are in the hospital after they were struck with a hammer during a home invasion in a Philadelphia suburb.

WPVI-TV reports that two men in a Lower Merion Township home were beaten with a hammer at about 4 a.m. on Sunday.

Authorities say they do not know how many people carried out the home invasion and police have not made any arrests.

The conditions of the victims were not disclosed.

PA-POLICE CHIEF-SON ARRESTED

Police chief's son charged for alleged road rage

HOKENDAUQUA, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say the son of a Pennsylvania police chief was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at Lehigh County Detectives.

WFMZ-TV reports that 22-year-old Christopher Fitzgerald was arrested Friday night after what authorities described as a road rage incident.

Fitzgerald is accused of pulling a gun on two detectives after he allegedly "brake-checked" the detectives several times. Police later found the suspect stopped in the parking lot of a nearby mall.

Court records show that Fitzgerald is facing several charges including simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. He was released on bail Saturday.

Allentown Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald declined to comment on his son's arrest when reached by WFMZ-TV Sunday morning. The son's attorney was not immediately available for comment on Sunday.

ROBBERY IN PARK

W. Pa. man robbed in park

CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Police say a western Pennsylvania man was robbed in a park at gunpoint after he took his children swimming.

Sgt. Don Cross says the robbery happened at about 5 p.m. Saturday at the Canonsburg Town Park, according to the Observer-Reporter. That's about 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.

The man told police that an older four-door silver Buick pulled up and two men got out and robbed him. The car may have had out-of-state license plates.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is continuing.

TV-REALITY SERIES-THE CHAIR

Pittsburgh-based reality show 'The Chair' to debut

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Viewers of a new reality show will soon find out what happens when two fledgling directors are given $850,000 to direct their own movies from the same script.

"The Chair" is shot in Pittsburgh and documents the making of both movies. The 10-week series will debut Sept. 6 on the cable network Starz.

One movie is called "Not Cool," directed by YouTube moviemaker Shane Dawson. The other is "Hollidaysburg," directed by actress and screenwriter Anna (AHN'-ah) Martemucci (mar-teh-MOO'-chee). The films will be released shortly after the weekly one-hour series begins.

Both movies were based on a script by Dan Schoffer called "How Soon is Now." They're coming-of-age stories about friends who return home to western Pennsylvania during their first Thanksgiving break in college.

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