News in brief from around the commonwealth


Baby pig flown to animal hospital

A deformed baby pig that was born on a farm in Virginia has been flown to a veterinary hospital in Pennsylvania for medical treatment.

The black female pig named “Hope” was born with deformed rear legs on a farm near the western Virginia town of Floyd. The 3-week-old pig was set to be euthanized. But Ziggy’s Refuge Farm Sanctuary in nearby Providence, North Carolina, adopted her.

Volunteers flew Hope on a private plane to the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Kennett Square outside of Philadelphia on Nov. 16. Even if Hope’s legs can’t be fixed, she will return to the animal sanctuary.


Woman killed in wrong-way crash

A woman was killed on the New Jersey Turnpike when a wrong-way driver struck her vehicle head-on.

The crash occurred about 1:45 a.m. Monday in the southbound lanes of the highway near milepost 94.1 in Woodbridge.

Authorities say a 23-year-old State College man was driving the wrong way when his car struck a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Kristen Leary of North Plainfield. She was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later.

The Associated Press