Ore. teen convicted in post-rave crash

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – An Astoria, Ore., teenager who was behind the wheel in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 26 last summer has been convicted of assault and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

The Daily Astorian newspaper reports 19-year-old Samuel Kitto is scheduled to be sentenced April 1.

Kitto was returning from a rave when his vehicle struck a car driven by Karen Anderson of Eugene, a law school student traveling with her mother on their way back from Cannon Beach.

Kitto and two of his three passengers were seriously injured. Anderson’s mother, Audrey Zibelman, was so seriously hurt that a surgical team had to be flown in from Portland.

Zibelman is chairwoman of the New York State Public Service Commission. She told jurors she has undergone 14 surgeries.

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Pa. lacrosse team wins 1 year after bus crash

By RENATTA SIGNORINI
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – It was a convincing win on Sunday on the one-year anniversary of a tragic day for the Seton Hill University women’s lacrosse team.

“We’re playing with a lot of inspiration, with a lot of emotion,” coach Courtney Grove said.

Those feelings poured out during a moment of silence before the game against Tiffin University and then during the match that Seton Hill won, 18-10.

A few players wiped away tears during the brief quiet time to remember their pregnant coach, Kristina Quigley, 30, and bus driver Anthony Guaetta, 61, of Johnstown. Both, along with Quigley’s unborn son, were killed when the tour bus the team was traveling in the morning of March 16, 2013, crashed along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Cumberland County.

Nineteen players were injured, and the 2013 season was canceled. The team was headed to Millersville University for a game.

Players have dedicated this season to Quigley.

“I will never forget the words of wisdom we all received from her about lacrosse and about life,” said redshirt sophomore Emily Fagan of Calgary, Canada, in a statement written prior to the game. “Those words are helping all of us remember what is truly important, not only on the field, but off it as well.”

Fagan scored four goals on Sunday.

Dressed in their home uniforms of white tops and black skirts with white trim, it didn’t take long for the Griffins to get into game mode.

The starting lineup was announced with music by hard-rock band AC/DC playing in the background and, within minutes, the ball was in the opposing team’s net.

About 125 spectators cheered on the team during a chilly day under cloudy skies – a large crowd considering it was the final day of the university’s spring break, Athletic Director Chris Snyder said. Many of the people in the stands were family members of players and university athletes, including the men’s lacrosse team.

“I think just them getting back on the field … was a big deal for them,” Snyder said.

Scheduling a game on the one-year anniversary is part of the positive work Grove has done in taking over the team and preparing members mentally and physically for the season, he said.

A game is “a break from the real world” for the players, Snyder said.

The team has tried to keep the season “as normal as can be,” said Grove, who played with Quigley on Duquesne University’s lacrosse team. Grove helped recruit some of the Seton Hill players before heading to Marquette to coach. She returned for this season.

Investigators believe Guaetta fell unconscious when he suffered a medical emergency a mile east of the Carlisle interchange, causing the bus to veer off the road and into a tree. Quigley, six months pregnant with her second son, was seated behind him, and many of the players.

“I think we have shown a great level of competitiveness so far,” redshirt senior Rachel Hilbert of Perkiomenville, Montgomery County, said in a written statement. “We are using what happened last March as motivation and inspiration.”

Hilbert graduated last year but decided to return and take on another major to play lacrosse during the 2014 season. She scored a goal on Sunday.

Team members attended a Mass on campus on Sunday evening in memory of Quigley, her unborn son and Guaetta.

The players are a “strong group of girls” who have been able to rely on each other and release some of their emotions on the field, Grove said.

“I think that’s why we’re playing so well,” she said.

The team’s record is 4-1 this season with 12 games remaining, nearly all of which will be competition within the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. It’s the team’s first year in the conference.

“It’s going to be tough, but it’s just going to make us better,” Grove said.

Redshirt senior Morgan Cain graduated last year and took on more courses to play. She had a hat trick with three goals on Sunday.

“Coach Quigley was so enthused about lacrosse – she lived the sport in everything she did – and she considered this team to be part of her family,” Cain, of Fairmont, W.Va., said in a written statement. “We were her girls and we will do everything we can to honor her memory.”

Rounding out the Griffins’ scoring were redshirt junior Emma Simmers of Pittsburgh with six goals; Alessandra Nicholas, a redshirt sophomore from Pittsburgh, with two; and one each from freshman Charlotte Cunningham of Germantown, Md., and redshirt junior Elizabeth Otwell of Orchard Park, N.Y.

Their next match is Tuesday at Shepherd University in West Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

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New Jersey tanker crash delays evening commutes

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An early morning truck accident has reduced the number of rail tracks available at a busy New Jersey station and is causing evening rush hour commuting delays.


Amtrak crews are repairing signals and overhead wires damaged by the fiery tanker truck crash near the railroad tracks at Newark’s Penn Station at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

The tanker was carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline. But no one was injured when it collided with a car on McCarter Highway and burst into flames. The highway is next to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor rail line, which shares tracks with NJ Transit.

The commuter railroad’s Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and Raritan Valley Lines are seeing delays due to congestion because of limited track capacity.

Westbound trains aren’t stopping at Newark Airport.

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— An early morning truck accident has reduced the number of rail tracks available at a busy New Jersey station and is causing evening rush hour commuting delays.

Amtrak crews are repairing signals and overhead wires damaged by the fiery tanker truck crash near the railroad tracks at Newark’s Penn Station at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

The tanker was carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline. But no one was injured when it collided with a car on McCarter Highway and burst into flames. The highway is next to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor rail line, which shares tracks with NJ Transit.

The commuter railroad’s Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and Raritan Valley Lines are seeing delays due to congestion because of limited track capacity.

Westbound trains aren’t stopping at Newark Airport.

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Amtrak crews are making repairs following damage caused by a fiery tanker truck crash near the railroad tracks in New Jersey’s largest city.


The tanker, which was carrying about 8,500 gallons of gasoline, burst into flames after colliding with a car on McCarter Highway in Newark at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Fire officials say no one was injured.

The highway is adjacent to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor rail line. Amtrak trains are running with minor delays while crews repair damaged signals and overhead wires.

New Jersey Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. says the commuter railroad’s Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains are operating with delays of up to 60 minutes. Raritan Valley Line service has resumed.

Westbound trains are not stopping at Newark Airport.

Police are investigating the crash.

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It’s been a rough morning for some rail commuters following a fiery tanker crash in New Jersey’s largest city.


The tanker burst into flames after colliding with a car on McCarter Highway adjacent to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor rail line in Newark at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday. That caused problems for Amtrak’s signals and overhead wires.

Amtrak service is running with minor delays.

New Jersey Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. says Raritan Valley Line service is suspended. The commuter railroad’s Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains are operating with delays of up to 30 minutes.

Westbound trains along the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line are not stopping between Newark Airport and Rahway.

Buses and PATH are honoring NJ Transit rail tickets.

Police are investigating the crash.

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It’s been a rough morning for some rail commuters following a fiery tanker crash in New Jersey’s largest city.


The tanker burst into flames after colliding with a car on McCarter Highway adjacent to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor rail line in Newark at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday. That caused problems for Amtrak’s signals and overhead wires.

Amtrak service is running with minor delays.

New Jersey Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. says Raritan Valley Line service is suspended. The commuter railroad’s Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains are operating with delays of up to 30 minutes.

Westbound trains along the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line are not stopping between Newark Airport and Rahway.

Buses and PATH are honoring NJ Transit rail tickets.

Police are investigating the crash.

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It’s been a rough morning for some rail commuters following a fiery tanker crash in New Jersey’s largest city.


The tanker burst into flames after colliding with a car on McCarter Highway adjacent to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor rail line in Newark at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday. That caused problems for Amtrak’s signals and overhead wires.

Amtrak service is running with minor delays.

New Jersey Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. says Raritan Valley Line service is suspended. The commuter railroad’s Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains are operating with delays of up to 30 minutes.

Westbound trains along the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line are not stopping between Newark Airport and Rahway.

Buses and PATH are honoring NJ Transit rail tickets.

Police are investigating the crash.

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It’s been a rough morning for some rail commuters following a fiery tanker crash in New Jersey’s largest city.


The tanker burst into flames after colliding with a car on McCarter Highway adjacent to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor rail line in Newark at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday. That caused problems for Amtrak’s signals and overhead wires.

Amtrak service is running with minor delays.

New Jersey Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. says Raritan Valley Line service is suspended. The commuter railroad’s Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains are operating with delays of up to 30 minutes.

Westbound trains along the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line are not stopping between Newark Airport and Rahway.

Buses and PATH are honoring NJ Transit rail tickets.

Police are investigating the crash.

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Some rail commuters are facing delays following a fiery tanker crash in New Jersey’s largest city.


The tanker burst into flames after colliding with a car on McCarter Highway adjacent to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor rail line in Newark at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday. That caused problems for Amtrak’s signals and overhead wires.

Amtrak service is running with minor delays.

New Jersey Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. says Raritan Valley Line service faces delays up to an hour. Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains are operating with delays of up to 30 minutes.

All westbound trains along the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line between Newark Airport and Rahway have resumed service.

Police are investigating the crash.

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