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October 3, 2012

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FARMINGTON — Harrisburg airport reopens after landing mishap

HARRISBURG — A central Pennsylvania airport that was temporarily shut down by a disabled plane has resumed normal operations.

Officials at Harrisburg International Airport say flights should be back on schedule starting Wednesday morning.

Spokesman Scott Miller says the airport's only runway closed Tuesday around 9:30 p.m. after a private plane touched down and its landing gear collapsed.

The pilot, who was the only passenger, was unhurt. But the single-engine aircraft remained disabled on the runway for about two hours.

The airport announced shortly after midnight that normal operations had resumed.

Lawyer: Bad medicine led family to strip naked

MEDIA — The attorney for a woman who stripped naked with three of her children outside a suburban Philadelphia high school says an adverse medical reaction triggered the psychotic episode.

According to the Delaware County Daily Times ( ), Sara Butler's lawyer says contradictory medications for lupus led the 44-year-old mother to think the world was ending.

Butler drove to Upper Darby High School in March with two adult children and a teenage son. She wanted to pick up another child, but the student wasn't released because Butler was not the custodial parent.

Police say family members then shed their clothes in the parking lot and chanted religious phrases.

Butler and her adult daughters pleaded guilty Monday to indecent exposure and related charges. All were placed on probation.

Congressional candidate sets forum conditions

DOYLESTOWN — A Republican congressional candidate in suburban Philadelphia says he doesn't want his Democratic challenger present when he is speaking at candidate forums.

Several groups sponsoring forums say U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick has set strict conditions, including requirements that there be no recording devices and that Democratic challenger Kathy Boockvar not be present when Fitzpatrick speaks.

Boockvar says Fitzpatrick doesn't want voters to see them side by side and hear "a full and frank discussion."

Fitzpatrick tells The Intelligencer of Doylestown ( ) he and Boockvar have agreed to a series of three actual debates together. He says he doesn't understand why there's a concerted effort to make him appear inaccessible.

The two are vying for a seat in Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district.

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