HIGH SCHOOL STABBINGS
Another Pa. school stabbing victim is improving
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A second critically-injured student from a mass stabbing at a Pittsburgh-area high school has been upgraded to fair condition.
Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville said Friday that only one student there remains in critical condition and two are now in fair condition.
Earlier Friday, another student was upgraded from critical to fair condition at UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh.
The student, identified by family and friends as 17-year-old Jared Boger, appeared to be the most seriously injured after another student at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville allegedly slashed his way down a hallway with two kitchen knives just before classes began April 9.
Sixteen-year-old Alex Hribal is charged as an adult with four counts of attempted homicide, 21 counts of aggravated assault and a school weapons violation.
TEXT ENDS SEARCH
Western Pa. woman texts searchers she is safe
RECTOR, Pa. (AP) - The search for a 34-year-old woman in a western Pennsylvania park ended after she texted emergency responders to assure them she was fine.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Friday that the Latrobe resident told officials that after she got a speeding ticket she fled to the woods of Linn Run State Park out of fear she may be arrested.
A Westmoreland County spokesman tells the paper the woman isn't expected to face any charges related to the search.
Some 60 people, a bloodhound unit and a state police helicopter searched the 600-acre park most of Friday before the search was called off at about 9 p.m.
Authorities say she was apparently watching the search and didn't want to be found.
Bicyclist struck by deer while on ride in Pa.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A southwestern Pennsylvania man has broken vertebrae in his neck and back, nine broken ribs, a bruised lung and a concussion after a deer slammed into him while he was riding his bicycle.
Sixty-five-year-old Allen Kinkead said it happened Sunday about 20 miles into a bicycle trip with five other people in Penn Township, Westmoreland County.
A deer darted across the road, slammed into Kinkead and ran off. He doesn't remember the impact but his friends witnessed the whole thing.
They told him he'd been "T-boned by a deer."
Kinkead was flown to a hospital. He's in a neck brace but says his helmet saved his life.
Kinkead's bike is damaged but he knows how to repair it: He owns a bicycle shop that his grandfather opened in 1912.
MISS AMERICA-STUDENT SUSPENDED
Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom
YORK, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.
Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday because he asked Nina Davuluri to prom.
The senior at Central York High School stood up and popped the prom question, then walked to the stage with a plastic flower. Davuluri just laughed and the students cheered.
School officials heard about Farves' plan in advance and warned him not to do it. He has apologized for disrupting the event.
The school says students are disciplined for breaking rules and this incident is no different.
Davuluri was at the school to talk with students about diversity and the importance of science, technology, engineering and math studies.
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