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Many charges dismissed, dropped in civil rights march clash in Bedford County last year

A judge dismissed the most serious charge against a man accused of shooting a civil rights activist during a confrontation with a group of marchers on their way to Washington D.C.

By The Associated Press

Case dismissed in former Philadelphia police officer’s use of pepper spray amid protest

Municipal Court Judge William Austin Meehan ruled Monday that ex-SWAT officer Richard Paul Nicoletti had been authorized by his commanders to clear the highway during protests over the death of George Floyd and had been given pepper spray as a tool to do so.

By The Associated Press

Demonstrators in Pittsburgh chant ‘burn your mask’ and ‘impeach Wolf’ in protest of coronavirus restrictions

The “Americans For Freedom” rally called for the end of a statewide mask mandate and other mitigation practices put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

By Liz Reid/WESA and Katie Blackley/WESA

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Lock Haven University workers to protest job outsourcing Saturday

The cuts would be to clerical, custodial and maintenance workers. 

By Emily Reddy/WPSU

Wisconsin prosecutors seek Kyle Rittenhouse’s arrest and higher bond after he goes missing

Rittenhouse is charged with multiple counts, including homicide, in connection with the protests in August in Kenosha. The demonstrations began after a white police officer shot Jacob Blake, who is Black, in the back during a domestic disturbance, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.

By The Associated Press

Updated: January 14, 2021 | 6:13 pm

Guard to defend Pennsylvania Capitol, city to close streets

Troy Thompson with the Department of General Services, which oversees Capitol Police, said there are additional officers inside and out, and barriers have been erected in recent days.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Police across Pa. say it is business as usual as more election protests loom

Police in cities that dealt with large-scale protests over the last several months said they are approaching the coming days calmly, while on the lookout for possible threats.

By Anthony Orozco