News in brief from around the commonwealth


Residents urged to evacuate

The Westmoreland County emergency management agency issued a warning Monday for residents downstream of Lower Ridge Dam in Derry Township.

A warning was posted telling people to “evacuate the area within the McGee Run stream valley.”


Police: Worker threw oil at customers

Police allege a Checkers employee threw cooking oil through the window during a dispute with three women over an order at about 3 a.m. Saturday. Latifah Linder, 28, was charged with aggravated and simple assault.

A woman burned on her left arm and left leg was taken to Mercy Hospital in stable condition.


Classes canceled as teachers strike

Picket lines were set up Monday outside schools in the East Stroudsburg Area School District, where classes have been canceled until further notice.

Teachers have been working without a contract for two years, and the teachers and school board remain apart on health care and salary issues.

The Associated Press