Saturday, July 29, 2006

State News, Saturday July 29, 2006

Here is the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Press

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) - The family of a pregnant woman killed in a
car crash last year received a two-point-seven (m) million dollar
settlement from a convicted drunk driver who was acquitted of
causing the accident. Lawyers for 52-year-old Bruce Stanko of
Hampton, say the settlement was made about five months after the
January 2005 accident, when it was believed that Stanko had caused
the accident.

JENNERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Two counselors at a Christian summer
camp were arrested for playing sexually explicit games with young
boys at a cabin. Authorities say 18-year-old Eric James Rumbaugh of
Pompton Plains, New Jersey, and 19-year-old Simeon Harrar of Due
West, South Carolina, were charged yesterday with child
endangerment, indecent exposure and corruption of minors.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - An Allegheny County court official has warned
of an identity theft scam in which the perpetrators pose as court
employees and request confidential information over the phone.
District Court Administrator Raymond L. Billotte says the scammers
tell people they have missed jury duty and that an arrest warrant
has been issued or inquire about their availability for jury duty.
Then the callers ask for confidential information such as a date of
birth, a social security number and perhaps credit card or bank
account information.

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - A dead crow found in Erie has tested positive
for West Nile virus. It was the first positive test for the
mosquito-borne virus in Erie County and the ninth in the state this
year. Doug Range, an Erie County Department of Health official,
says the bird was discovered July 12th. The virus, which can cause
potentially fatal brain swelling in people, arrived in the region
in 2001.


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