Firefighters too big, but girl just right to rescue kitten

LANCASTER, Pa. — Firefighters were too big to rescue a kitten from a storm drain in south-central Pennsylvania, but a 6-year-old girl’s size proved to be just right. Lancaster Township firefighters responded when the girl, Janeysha Cruz, and her friends saw the trapped kitten Tuesday afternoon. The girl’s mother called 911 and then gave firefighters … Read more

Illinois couple welcomes their 100th grandchild

QUINCY, Ill. — A western Illinois couple recently celebrated the birth of their 100th grandchild. Leo and Ruth Zanger of Quincy have 53 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The birth of great-grandson Jaxton Leo on April 8 made the number 100. Leo Zanger tells The Quincy Herald-Whig ( ) that “the good Lord has … Read more

Lawsuit: Competitor’s Smiley Face Cookies ‘confusingly similar’

PITTSBURGH — The cookies may be smiling, but the restaurants are not. A Pennsylvania chain says in a lawsuit that the smiley face cookies made by a Chicago-based baker are “confusingly similar” to its own trademarked treats. Homestead-based Eat’n Park seeks to block additional cookie sales by Chicago American Sweet & Snacks Inc. The Eat’n … Read more

Elderly man with prostitute under bed loses housing subsidy

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Authorities say a man living in a suburban Philadelphia assisted-living facility has lost his housing subsidy after officials found a prostitute underneath his bed. Uri Monson tells The Intelligencer in Doylestown ( the man, believed to be in his 70s, paid prostitutes using profits earned from peddling alcohol to fellow residents. Monson … Read more