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MIRACLE: Klausenberg Camp Bus Rolls On Side In Pennsylvania, Injuring 9 Boys

MIRACLE: Klausenberg Camp Bus Rolls On Side In Pennsylvania, Injuring 9 Boys
Authorities say a camp minibus rolled onto its side in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, sending nine teenage boys to the hospital. The crash happened early Friday near Tobyhanna. Pocono Mountain Regional Police says one boy received injuries severe enough to necessitate being flown to a hospital in Allentown. The bus driver and five other passengers weren't injured. The bus driver's wife says in a phone interview that the boys were from Sanz Klausenberg Summer Camp in Woodbourne, New York, and had been on a trip. She says the ...

New York's 'Move Over' Law Expands To Volunteer Firefighters

New York's 'Move Over' Law Expands To Volunteer FirefightersDrivers in New York now have to slow down and move over for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers as well as police and maintenance vehicles along roadsides. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation expanding the state's "Move-Over" law on Thursday. Previously, the law only applied to drivers approaching stopped police, emergency, maintenance or towing vehicle with flashing red and white or amber lights. The new law applies also to vehicles with flashing blue or green lights that are operated by volunteer fire or ambulance workers ...    Full Story »

A Sign of Our Times: Jewish Community Council of Sullivan County Tells Summer Residents: SLOW DOWN! (2 opinions)

A Sign of Our Times: Jewish Community Council of Sullivan County Tells Summer Residents: SLOW DOWN!The Jewish Community Council of Sullivan County (JCCSC) has kicked off a new initiative to bring about safer driving on local roads during the summer season and improve driving habits of summer residents from the NYC metropolitan area "SLOW DOWN" and "RESPECT YOUR FELLOW DRIVERS" in both English and Yiddish are the messages on about a 100 JCCSC signs recently placed on major arterie s in the Villages of Monticello, Woodridge, and Liberty and in the Towns of Fallsburg, Thompson, Bethel and Liberty. "It's important for summer visitors coming ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Bike4Chai Rider Collides With Deer In Sullivan County - Airlifted To Trauma Center (3 opinions)

PHOTOS: Bike4Chai Rider Collides With Deer In Sullivan County - Airlifted To Trauma Center[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A biker practicing for the annual "Bike4Chai" ride, collided with a deer on Friday morning. The accident happened at around 11:45AM while a group of riders were biking on Claryville Road in Sullivan County, NY. The individual injured, reportedly collided with the deer at a high rate of speed, and was thrown from his bike. Catskills Hatzolah was dispatched, and Paramedics began treating him for facial fractures. As can be seen in the attached photos, the bike was broken into pieces, and the victims ...    Full Story »

Husband, Wife And Baby Found Safe After Being Lost In Minnewaska State Park In Ulster County (6 opinions)

Husband, Wife And Baby Found Safe After Being Lost In Minnewaska State Park In Ulster CountyA husband, wife and their baby were thankfully located by authorities after getting lost at the Minnewaska State Park in Ulster County. Sources tell YWN that the missing couple contacted Hatzolah as well as 911 at around 10:15PM stating that they were lost and couldn't find their way out of the Park. Catskills Hatzolah established a command post, and worked closely with the NY State Police, Forest Rangers, Fire Departments and other agencies to locate them. Police worked on tracking the cell phones, and thankfully were able to locate ...    Full Story »

Camp Simcha Special Girls End Two Weeks In The Greatest Place on Earth

Camp Simcha Special Girls End Two Weeks In The Greatest Place on Earth[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] As these words are penned, 120 girls living with chronic illness and medical challenges are packing their suitcases, exchanging addresses and phone numbers, and preparing to leave Camp Simcha Special, their refuge from a world where illness makes them different. “The end of a camp session is always sad, but for the children of Camp Simcha Special, the end of camp means leaving a very special world for another year,” explained Rabbi Simcha Scholar, executive vice president of Chai Lifeline, the ...    Full Story »

TEHILLIM NEEDED: 4-Year-Old Child Critcal After Being Pulled From Swimming Pool In Swan Lake [UPDATED 8:00PM ET] (7 opinions)

TEHILLIM NEEDED: 4-Year-Old Child Critcal After Being Pulled From Swimming Pool In Swan Lake [UPDATED 8:00PM ET]A 4-year-old child is in critical condition after he was was pulled out of a swimming pool in Swan Lake, Sunday evening. Catskills Hatzolah found the child in cardiac arrest at around 6:45PM, at the KMS Bungalow Colony on Mount Hope Road. Paramedics were called, and after extensive resuscitation efforts on the child for more than 30 minutes, Hatzolah Paramedics stated that they had a pulse back on the child, and were requesting that the child be airlifted to Westchester Medical center. The Lifenet-75 Chopper was awaiting their arrival ...    Full Story »
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