News Minute: Here is the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDTPosted: Last Edited:
EAST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - A gunman authorities say shot at his ex-wife and then killed his parents in Pennsylvania has been found dead. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said during a media briefing early Thursday that 59-year-old Bruce Rogal was dead after a manhunt and a police chase. Few other details are available.
MASONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Fayette County officials say police shot and killed a gunman who opened fire in the lobby of the Masontown Borough Center. Fayette County District Attorney Richard Bower confirmed Wednesday that a police officer shot the gunman multiple times, killing him. The gunman was due in court on a domestic violence charge. The shooter entered the building's lobby with a gun drawn and exchanged gunfire with a police officer who was injured. He said the gunman then shot two males and one female.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A receptionist who used a child's booster seat to fight off a pit bull that was attacking a 12-year-old boy is one of 16 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, based in Pittsburgh, announced the winners on Thursday. The Hero Fund commission was founded and endowed by steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It has given $40.4 million to 10,044 awardees or their families since 1904.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia judge agreed Wednesday to reassign the case of a fired Philadelphia police officer charged this month in the on-duty shooting death of a fleeing suspect. Prosecutors had asked Judge Patrick Dugan to step aside from former Officer Ryan Pownall's criminal homicide case because Dugan had overseen the grand jury's case before the district attorney filed charges. A spokesman for the district attorney's office said the move is unrelated to Dugan being married to a police lieutenant.
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