Check back later for more about the 3 a.m. alarm that roused hundreds of guests at the Wyndham Hotel on Saturday. In the meantime, click on this image for a round-up of observations from those outside.
Avery Maehrer may currently be in Florida as a Walt Disney World intern, but he was honored Friday night in his home state of Pennsylvania.
As a recent Temple University graduate, Maehrer was awarded The Ralph Flamminio Memorial Scholarship presented by the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors during the 2015 Pennsylvania Press Conference in Gettysburg.
Maehrer said in a video acceptance speech played at the awards banquet that he couldn’t attend because he had just moved to Orlando to begin a post-graduate internship.
“I grew up in Allentown, and the Morning Call is delivered every day to our front door,” Maehrer said. “It was the first paper I ever knew, so to receive an award named after on of its former editors is very meaningful to me. And the scholarship is a huge help, as my student loan payments are quickly approaching.”