NEWS for Friday, July 19, 2013

Indiana County's district attorney is investigating whether a Pennsylvania State Police trooper was justified in shooting a former sheriff's deputy.  The county coroner ruled yesterday that Gary Wissinger was killed by a bullet from a trooper's gun earlier this month and not his own gun.  State police say Wissinger was shot at several times after pointing his weapon at troopers outside his Brush Valley Township home, and the DA has ruled the shooting was justifiable.

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There is still no sign of an escaped Jefferson County Jail inmate, three days after he skipped out on a work detail.  Sheriff's deputies are calling on Benjamin Delguzzi to turn himself in after another day of searching by land and air.  Delguzzi broke into a Harrison County home during his escape, where investigators say he changed out of his prison uniform and called his mother.  Anyone with information on Delguzzi's whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately.

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Police in suburban Johnstown have released more information about a man who dressed as a woman and robbed a Richland Township Bank.  Since the suspect was wearing a heavy sweater when he robbed the First National Bank on Scalp Avenue … police believe the suspect may have tattooed arms … or marks on his arms that indicate drug use.  Crimestoppers is now offering a two thousand dollar reward that leads to an arrest.

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A Penn State trustee says the university is planning for up to 60-million-dollars to be used for settlements in the Jerry Sandusky case.  The "Centre Daily Times" reports trustee Edward Brown the Third confirmed the amount as a target figure for settlements with about two-dozen men who claimed they were abused as children by Sandusky.  Sandusky was convicted in June 2012.

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Some voters who requested a free state-supplied ID card for the last election never received them.  Challengers of the Pennsylvania voter ID law said in court yesterday that 42 registered voters who asked for the cards before the November election received them afterward and 82 voters did not receive them at all.  The courts stopped the state from requiring photo ID at the polls in November 2012.

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In Greensburg … the caretaker of a Pennsylvania mansion is accused of drinking more than 100-thousand dollars worth of vintage whiskey from the estate.  A judge has ordered the defendant …  62-year-old John Saunders … to stand trial on felony theft charges … after hearing testimony from the property owner.  Lauren Hill told the court she hired Saunders to look after the century-old J.P. Brennan mansion in Greensburg back in 2011 and had considered the man to be a friend of the family.  However, DNA evidence on dozens of empty bottles that once contained rye whiskey distilled in 1912 linked Saunders to the missing whiskey.

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Procter & Gamble is bringing nearly a thousand new jobs to Central Pennsylvania.  Officials say the company is opening a new one point seven million square-foot warehouse and distribution center near Shippensburg.  Work on the facility should be done next summer, and is expected to employ at least 960 contractors.  Governor Tom Corbett called the announcement, "Great news for Pennsylvania."

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State police in Huntingdon are looking for a missing young woman.  Twenty-year-old Destiny Walters was last seen at the Isett Community Pool in Huntingdon Borough Thursday morning.  Officials say they have reason to believe Walters might be in danger.  She is five feet, five inches tall with blonde hair and was last seen wearing a white sweatshirt and blue shorts.  Anyone with information is asked to call police.