August 11, 2015

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh: U.S. attorney general visits Pittsburgh

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited the city on Monday. She spoke about policing policies and addressed the recent shooting in Ferguson, Mo.

Pittsburgh: Protests at National FOP Convention

Demonstrators protested at the National Fraternal Order of Police convention on Sunday. They took issue with the event beginning on the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson.

Pittsburgh: Local shooting leads to manhunt

After Robert Amend allegedly shot his wife on Saturday morning, witnesses reported they later spotted him in Butler County, where local SWAT and state police set up a perimeter and searched for the suspect. As of Monday afternoon, Amend is still at large.

Harrisburg: State attorney general isn’t intending to resign

A spokesman for AG Kathleen Kane, who was charged with leaking information and lying under oath, says she’s not planning to resign. She plans to hold a news conference on Wednesday.

Statewide: U.S. senator introduces anti-trash bill

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., called Pennsylvania a “dumping ground” for trash from around the country. His proposed TRASH Act would restrict trash from flowing into Pennsylvania from other states.

Lancaster: Police look for couple suspected in McDonald’s shooting

Authorities are searching for a man and a woman who were captured on the restaurant’s surveillance tape during a shooting on Friday. Police say the man fired shots after a skirmish with two other men.

State College: From robbing a bank to a drug store?

Cecil Barnhart, of Connellsville, is in jail on charges he robbed a bank in Patton Township on Wednesday. A clerk in Cambria County also identified him as the person who robbed the community’s Rite Aid pharmacy on Friday.

NATIONAL

Civil disobedience surrounds anniversary of Michael Brown’s death

After a man was shot on Sunday, residents in Ferguson, Mo., called Monday a day of civil disobedience. They organized rallies to highlight police brutality against racial minorities. The area government has declared a state of emergency.

Clinton pitches plan on paying college tuition without loans

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proposed a solution to help undergraduates at public colleges pay tuition without taking out loans. The plan would not eliminate tuition debt, as families would still be expected to pay a certain amount. To pay for the plan, Clinton would change how wealthy families file their taxes.

State of emergency declared in Colorado

After a federal cleanup crew leaked waste from an abandoned mine into the water, the EPA declared a state of emergency. The waste continues to flow.

New Jersey man charged in possible ISIS plot

Nader Saadeh was arrested on Monday morning and charged with attempting to provide ‘material support’ to the terror group. Saadeh’s brother, Alaa Saadeh, was arrested and charged with conspiracy on June 29.

Yellowstone rangers catch bear suspected of killing hiker

Officials have captured a female grizzly bear they believe to have killed a Montana man on Friday. Park officials will conduct tests to determine if this bear was actually involved in the killing.

IN OTHER NEWS

Target nixes gendered signage

The retail chain said on Friday that it would remove gendered labeling from the aisles. This follows a backlash on social media where a woman tweeted a photo of two Target signs: one for “Building Sets” and another for “Girls’ Building Sets.”

The daily report was compiled by Elaina Zachos, a PublicSource intern. You can reach her with questions or suggestions at ezachos@publicsource.org.