Naked man rescued from Susquehanna Cyclorama building being razed
YORK -- Police in central Pennsylvania say a naked man was rescued from his vehicle after it crashed into the Susquehanna River following a chase involving officers from three jurisdictions.
York County officials say the chase began in Springettsbury Township when a minivan was reported driving erratically Sunday and ended in Goldsboro when the car went off a boat ramp into the river. Springettsbury Township police chief Thomas Hyers said arriving officers found a man "standing on top of the car naked as the vehicle was submerging."
Hyers said the vehicle had been reported carjacked earlier in Maryland. He said the chase reached speeds between 80 to 90 mph and alleged that the suspect tried to ram police vehicles twice.
The man was taken to York Hospital for treatment of hypothermia.
GETTYSBURG -- Demolition work has begun on the Cyclorama building at the Gettysburg National Military Park that used to house the 377-foot painting depicting a pivotal moment in the Civil War battle.
Workers began tearing down the building last week, and park superintendent Bob Kirby told The Evening Sun of Hanover that the demolition is scheduled to be completed by the end of April.
The park service has planned to tear down the building since 1999 but the architect's son and a preservation group opposed the decision, and a court battle ensued that lasted more than three times the length of the Civil War. A court-ordered study last year concluded that demolition was the best course of action.
The building was constructed to house Paul Philippoteaux's 360-degree painting of Pickett's Charge, which was moved to a new visitor's center in 2008.
From our wire services