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Lynn’s lawyers said a relative offered to have the cleric stay at her Philadelphia home until his sentencing.

The judge sided with prosecutor Patrick Blessington, who expressed concerns that Lynn was a flight risk and argued that the monsignor should be treated like anyone else convicted of a crime.


1 dead, 1 injured in crane collapse

OSHKOSH — Officials said one worker was killed and another seriously injured after a crane doing bridge work collapsed in Wisconsin.

Department of Transportation spokesman Kris Schuller says the crane was working on the Butte Des Morts bridge in Winnebago County when it collapsed at about 9 a.m. Thursday.

Coroner Barry Busby said one worker died at the scene and the other was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

The collapse is the second fatal accident this year involving a crane working on the U.S. 41 expansion and redesign project.

A 58-year-old worker was killed in April while unloading a crane in a work area in Brown County. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s investigation into the cause of that accident is ongoing.


Fired lifeguard will be offered job back

HALLANDALE BEACH — The Florida lifeguard who was fired after leaving his post to help rescue a swimmer outside his zone will be offered his job back, but he is saying no thanks.

Jeff Ellis, head of a company that provides lifeguards at Hallandale Beach, told the (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel that Tomas Lopez was fired too quickly.

Mr. Ellis said no area of the beach his company patrols was left unattended while Mr. Lopez went to assist a swimmer in distress. The victim survived and was hospitalized.

Mr. Lopez was fired shortly after on grounds he’d broken a company rule by leaving his section of the beach that the company was being paid to patrol.

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