NAZARETH — Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a man and his elderly mother were killed in a two-vehicle accident.
Police in Northampton County say the two were in a station wagon that collided with a pickup truck at about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday in Lower Nazareth Township.
The county coroner's office says 67-year-old Clifford Babin Jr. of Bethlehem was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Lehigh County coroner's office says 88-year-old Gertrude Babin was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, where she was pronounced dead a half-hour later.
Police told The (Allentown) Morning Call that the driver of the other car had minor to moderate injuries.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
Pa. woman set for trial in custody fight killing
EASTON — A Pennsylvania woman is scheduled to go on trial in November for allegedly murdering the father of her four children just hours before they were to attend a custody hearing.
Elizabeth Collazo's attorney said he needed more time to prepare to defend his client in the death penalty case but Northampton County Judge Edward Smith said Wednesday further delays would cause undue suffering for the victim's family.
The judge said he could consider delaying the trial until December but prefers to move the case along.
Prosecutors say Collazo broke into Mark Werkheiser's Williams Township home and shot him six times six times on March 15, the day they were supposed to appear at a custody hearing.
Investigators say Collazo admitted the killing during a phone conversation with a friend.
Burned horse headed to see experts in Ohio
ERIE — A horse that was badly burned after someone set fire to it in northwestern Pennsylvania is headed for veterinary care in Ohio.
The Erie Times-News reports the animal named Northstar is leaving Wednesday on a 210-mile trip to Ohio State University in Columbus.
State police say the 6-year-old quarterhorse was doused in fuel and set aflame in Athens Township over the weekend of Aug. 25. No arrests have been made.
Owner Bob Woodworth says Northstar doesn't seem like he's ready to give up.
Erie resident Jayne May has created the website www.helpnorthstar.com to solicit donations for his care.
Lawyer: Sandusky has regrets, Oct. sentence likely
HARRISBURG — A defense lawyer says former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky regrets not testifying at his child sex abuse trial and likely will be sentenced in October.
Attorney Joe Amendola said Wednesday he hasn't received a presentence report for Sandusky and continues to caution him about plans to make a statement to the judge during the sentencing hearing.
Amendola says he's begun work on post-trial motions that can't be filed until sentencing and isn't sure he'll still be representing Sandusky in the appeals process expected to play out after that.
Sandusky was convicted in late June of abusing 10 boys, some on campus. He maintains his innocence and remains in an isolated jail unit.
Amendola says Sandusky's visitors include family friends, former players and former participants in his charity.
Presidential campaign ads drop off TV screens
HARRISBURG — The TV screens of Pennsylvanians are suddenly empty of presidential campaign advertising as the post-Labor Day campaign season begins.
An independent media tracker and various independent advocacy groups said Wednesday that no ads are running in Pennsylvania, which traditionally has been treated as an important swing state in presidential elections.
But independent polls over the summer have consistently shown President Barack Obama, a Democrat, with a lead over his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Since mid-April, the Obama campaign and advocacy groups have spent millions of dollars on ads. Romney's campaign last advertised on TV in Pennsylvania in April.
A spokesman for Crossroads GPS, a group associated with Republican strategist Karl Rove, insists Pennsylvania is still competitive and that the group may advertise in the state again.