The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

State News

December 29, 2012

State in brief: 6 teens injured in shootings at York party, police say

YORK — Authorities said gunfire at a party in York County in­jured six people early Saturday.

Police said a man who had been kicked out of the York City party returned shortly before 1:30 a.m. and opened fire, “prompting others to open fire.”

The six injured were taken to a hospital, where a 17-year-old was reported in guarded condition and five 18- and 19-year-olds were listed as stable.

Three weapons were recovered at the scene, police said.

Man, girlfriend charged in murder

MONESSEN – A man and his girlfriend have been charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of a western Pennsylvania man in what authorities allege was a botched robbery earlier this month.

Earl Pinkney, 19, of Monessen and Chalsee Hughes, also 19, have been charged in Westmoreland County with criminal homicide, robbery and multiple conspiracy counts in the Dec. 3 death of 36-year-old Chris Fincik. Pinkney is also charged with aggravated assault.

Neighbors told Monessen police that they heard up to a dozen shots before Fincik was found shot to death near a rear door, which he apparently answered before he was slain.

Englishman seeks to thank Samaritan

PHILADELPHIA – A man from England is looking for the good Samaritan who helped save his life on a Philadelphia subway after an Eagles game.

Richard Gladstone, 67, of Liverpool, suffered a heart attack on the Broad Street Line while returning to his hotel from the football stadium on Dec. 13. Surveillance video shows an unidentified woman performing CPR on Gladstone until medics boarded the train.

Gladstone has been hospitalized in Philadelphia since then and underwent quadruple bypass surgery. He and his family are going home soon.

Son John Gladstone told WPVI-TV that they want to personally thank the subway hero, but can’t find her.

Richard Gladstone is a huge fan of American football and is on a quest to visit every NFL stadium. He still has six to go.

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