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Youngsville man faces indecent assault charges

A Youngsville man faces indecent assault charges after allegedly inappropriately touching a young girl. Jose A. Rodriquez, 28, of Youngsville, is charged with indecent assault — person less than 13 years of age; corruption of minors — defendant age 18 or above; indecent assault — person ...

Toomey says he won’t run for another Senate term or governor

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania will not seek reelection in 2022 and plans to leave public service, he confirmed, a surprise move for the fiercely anti-tax and anti-regulation lawmaker who had been seen as the favorite to be the party's nominee for ...

Tidioute man charged in suspicious incident

CHAUTAUQUA -- A Pennsylvania man has been charged after a suspicious situation that occurred more than a week ago in this Chautauqua County town. On Saturday evening, sheriff's deputies reported responding to an incident and vehicle complaint on Route 394 around 8 p.m. Sept. 24. Deputies ...

Trump says he, First Lady tested positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, a stunning announcement that plunges the country deeper into uncertainty just a month before the presidential election. Trump, who has spent much of the ...

Appeals court allows Pennsylvania to restrict crowd size

Pennsylvania can restore pandemic restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, putting on hold a judge's ruling that threw out statewide limits on crowd size and other measures meant to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court ...

Attempted arson charges withdrawn Wednesday

A Warren man charged with breaking into an RV in Farmington Township, attempting to assault the occupant and lighting her garbage on fire with a torch has had all charges withdrawn. Online court records indicate that Darren D. Lindstrom, 43 faced charges of criminal attempt (arson — ...

House GOP pushes ahead plan for ‘election integrity’ panel

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to set up a Republican-majority state House panel to review the fall election, with subpoena power and money to operate, was muscled out of committee Wednesday over loud Democratic objections. The resolution would establish a Select Committee on Election ...

New COVID-19 case reported in Warren County

After 10 days, Warren County has a new case of COVID-19. A new case - the county's 43rd - was reported on Saturday. The last time there was a new case reported was Wednesday, Sept. 16. Of the county's cases, 33 are confirmed and 10 probable. See Tuesday's edition for complete coverage.

Two weekend crashes claim three lives

Two crashes - one Saturday night in Brokenstraw Township and the other on Sunday afternoon in Pittsfield Township - have claimed the lives of three individuals. Warren-based Pennsylvania State responded to an address on Matthew's Run Road on Saturday night at 10:57 p.m. where a 2002 ...

US judge orders stop to Postal Service cuts, echoing others

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia joined others Monday in ordering a halt to recent Postal Service cuts that critics say are causing mail delays and threatening the integrity of the presidential election. Six states and the District of Columbia presented "compelling ...

Swanson’s big game sends Warren past Franklin

FRANKLIN — Warren didn’t score a point in the first half of Saturday night’s Region 8 football game, but the Dragons sure made up for it after intermission. Senior running back James Swanson rushed, unofficially, for 256 yards and two touchdowns and had three receptions for 79 yards, ...

Police seek information on pub burglary

Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information in a Sept. 16 theft at the The Tidioute Pub. Police were dispatched on Sept. 16 at 12:56 p.m. to the pub at 119 Main St., Tidioute Borough for a report of a burglary. Once on the scene, troopers found that someone had stolen money ...

CARES Act funds to assist bringing broadband to Grand Valley

The combined effort of a private internet service provider and the Warren County Commissioners - along with some CARES Act funding - will bring broadband internet service to Grand Valley. A total of $19,025 in federal COVID-19 relief funding was awarded by the commissioners for the ...

Youngsville man faces forgery, DUI charges

A Youngsville man is accused of driving under the influence of controlled substances with children and counterfeit money in the vehicle. Thomas A. Niles, 29, of Youngsville, faces charges of forgery; trademark counterfeiting; two counts of endangering the welfare of children; two counts of ...

House approves restaurant capacity bill Wolf says he’ll veto

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House on Wednesday approved a bill to loosen pandemic restrictions on bars and restaurants, a proposal the governor has said he will veto. Lawmakers voted 145 to 56 in favor of the bill, which would end a requirement that customers buy food when they ...

City council debates role in EMS crisis

A proposal to expand an emergency medical services arrangement between the City of Warren and Pleasant Township was tabled Monday night by Warren City Council. But that agreement was just the vehicle for a much larger and contentious debate about the city’s role in the county EMS crisis. At ...

Judge declines to stay ruling on Pennsylvania crowd size

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday declined to stay his own ruling that Gov. Tom Wolf's size limits on gatherings are unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV said the administration had failed to show "imminent and irreparable harm will occur" if the state ...

Pennsylvania launches new virus exposure notification app

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's new coronavirus exposure notification app became available in app stores Tuesday could soon be compatible with those of three neighboring states, including New York. The release is part of Pennsylvania's effort to more quickly break chains of ...

Secrecy envelopes will cause electoral chaos, official warns

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia's top elections official is warning of electoral chaos in the presidential battleground state if lawmakers there do not remove a provision in Pennsylvania law that, under a days-old court decision, requires counties to throw out mail-in ballots returned ...

Wolf vetoes school sports bill; override attempt planned

Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday vetoed a bill that would give school districts the sole ability to make decisions on sports, including whether and how many spectators to allow, and lawmakers in the GOP-controlled General Assembly said they would try to override it. The Wolf administration's limits on ...