Collision reported south of Canton
A dump truck traveling north and a car driven by a Canton resident traveling south collided Wednesday shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Route 14 in Canton Township, four miles south of Canton on the "Grover Corner" for unknown reasons, said Canton Fire Chief Kim Jennings.
Jennings said the driver of the dump truck was not injured, but was very shaken up by the incident.
The female driver of the car crossed into the path the truck, he said. She had to be extricated from the car with the "Jaws of Life," which took about 10 minutes, and she was flown to Robert Packer Hospital for what is believed to be serious but non-life threatening injuries, according to Jennings.
Canton Fire Department was assisted by Western Alliance EMS and Pennsylvania State Police Towanda Barracks. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Route 14 was closed in the area of the accident for about 1.5 hours and traffic was detoured around the scene.
Kane says independence makes her better AG choice
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania attorney general says her independence from party politics makes a her a better choice for the office than her opponent.
Kathleen Kane made her comments in an interview Thursday with The Associated Press in Philadelphia.
The former Lackawanna county prosecutor cited her victory in a primary campaign financed largely by her family as an example of her independence.
The 46-year-old Kane vowed she would be a tough attorney general and said she would use technology to prevent crimes such as Internet sex predators and prescription drug abuse.
Kane faces Republican David Freed, the Cumberland County district attorney, in the Nov. 6 election.
She's the first woman to be nominated by a major party for attorney general since it became an elected post 32 years ago.
Owner, manager of Bare Feet Shoes face tax charges
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An owner and store manager of the Bare Feet Shoes retail chain has been charged in Philadelphia with paying workers off the books to avoid nearly $600,000 in federal taxes.
Federal prosecutors say owner Uri Jacobson and store manager Elena Falaschetti failed to report almost $2.8 million in wages paid to employees from 2003 to 2009.
They say Wyncote-based Bare Feet Shoes employs 200 people in 12 stores in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
They have been charged by way of an information, which can indicate a defendant's cooperation.
Defense lawyer Joseph Santaguida says he has no comment on Jacobson's behalf.
Authorities say Jacobson had Falaschetti and others falsify payroll reports. The pair are also accused of underreporting their own income.
Falaschetti's lawyer did not immediately return a call for comment.