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Date: March 24, 2017

  • Former Ligonier police officer sentenced to two years of probation for threatening man
  • Ex-officer charged with rape facing new allegations
  • Local residents responding to Midwest wildfires
  • Wildcats still perfect in boys' tennis after wins against FR, Connellsville
  • Former DA standout Travis Shaffer to be inducted into mat Hall of Fame



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Former Ligonier police officer sentenced to two years of probation for threatening man
By Amy Fauth
Bulletin Staff Writer

A former police officer will serve two years of probation after pleading no contest to second-degree simple assault on Thursday stemming from an incident in which investigators say he threatened his ex-wife’s husband while on duty in 2016.

Edward Huwalt, 62, who worked as a police officer for the Ligonier Borough Police Department, appeared before Westmoreland County Judge Christopher Feliciani for a hearing in anticipation of trial, but instead entered a no-contest plea in the case. Prosecutors dismissed three other charges against Huwalt, as well as another case filed just last month accusing Huwalt of improperly possessing a gun in exchange for Huwalt’s plea.

(For more details, see today's Bulletin)


Ex-officer charged with rape facing new allegations
By Nick Cammuso
Bulletin Staff Writer

Already awaiting trial on charges that he assaulted and attempted to rape a woman in 2015, a former part-time Mount Pleasant Borough police officer was arrested Thursday on multiple charges after four other women came forward with similar allegations.

John A. Brown, 44, is charged with four counts of felony involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, two counts of felony aggravated indecent assault and five counts of indecent assault, a misdemeanor, after the alleged incidents were reported to authorities. The incidents occurred in Allegheny, Beaver and Erie counties from March 2014 to October 2015, according to criminal complaints.

(For more details, see today's Bulletin)


Local residents responding to Midwest wildfires
BY MARYANN GOGNIAT EIDEMILLER
For The Bulletin

The road sign welcomes people to “Ashland: A lifestyle worth sharing,” and travelers three weeks ago would have been drawn to the charm of the historic little town in southcentral Kansas, not far from the Oklahoma border.

These days, though, the fields and grasslands along the roads going in and out of the Clark County seat (population 867) are scorched and dusty, the vegetation burned to the ground and the soil blowing in the wind. Visitors now are more likely to be bringing in hay, feed, fencing and other supplies — even livestock — needed to replace everything that was lost in the worst wildfire in Kansas history.

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