ALEXANDRIA, Pa. (AP) - State police are continuing to investigating a crash that killed an Old Order Amish couple whose buggy was hit by a car in central Pennsylvania. Troopers say Daniel and Mary Swarey died Saturday afternoon after a car hit their buggy from behind. The crash happened along U.S. Route 22 in Porter Township, Huntingdon County.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Opening statements are expected in the criminal trial of a man charged with assaulting a police officer by dragging him with a vehicle before the officer shot and paralyzed him. Twenty-one-year-old Leon Ford, of Millvale, has been charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and other counts stemming from a traffic stop in Pittsburgh in November 2012.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The city of Pittsburgh has a smaller percentage of black police officers since the American Civil Liberties Union sued two years ago alleging hiring discrimination. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports just 13 percent of city officers are black, down from 17 percent when the lawsuit was filed in 2012.
NEW YORK (AP) - Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners have proposed building a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The 550-mile project will begin in Harrison County, West Virginia and stretch to Robeson County, North Carolina, in the southern part of the state.
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