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Recent Crime News
Thursday May 21 | via The Peninsula
A man who landed his mini helicopter on the US Capitol lawn was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury and faces six charges relating to the security scare. Douglas Hughes, 61, a postal worker from Ruskin, Florida was arrested on April 15 after he landed his gyropcopter on the grounds of the US Capitol, the seat of Congress in the heart of Washington. Comment?
Wednesday May 13 | via Evening Sun
A Gettysburg man will be formally arraigned May 14 in Adams County court on sexual assault and other charges filed in August, according to court documents. Jacob T. Hicks Hunt was charged for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl, according to court documents. Comment?
Monday May 4 | via Evening Sun
While working at the Lincoln Trading Post in Gettysburg on March 25, 2006, I never expected to be the victim of a robbery and shooting that critically injured me and forever changed my life. I will never be able to thank District Attorney Shawn Wagner enough for the long hours it took for him to bring justice for us through a conviction for attempted murder. Comment?
Thursday Apr 30 | via World Magazine
The small, open-air gyrocopter that landed at the U.S. Capitol this month continues to churn big debate. The aircraft flew through miles of restricted airspace, as "indistinguishable" on radar as a flock of birds, a kite, or a balloon, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 29 | via Cybercast News Service
A prosecutor in central Pennsylvania said Wednesday a state trooper was justified in fatally shooting a man who fired several shots and held police at bay outside a county jail earlier this month. Adams County District Attorney Shawn Wagner announced that conclusion after looking into the deadly shooting of Jess Leipold, 32, outside the Adams County Prison on April 9. Wagner said Sgt. 1 comment
Wednesday Apr 29 | via PennLive.com
Very little is known about what the 32-year-old's motives were the day that he rode a bicycle to the Adams County Prison and opened fire with an assault rifle, but those who knew him at the Adams County Mission, where he had been staying, described him as being paranoid, authorities revealed at a press conference Wednesday morning. Adams County District Attorney Shawn Wagner said at a press conference Wednesday that state police Sgt. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 28 | via St. Petersburg Times
The gyrocopter flown by a Ruskin man into restricted airspace "did not register on radar as a threat and, therefore, was not raised as a concern among our federal partners," the U.S. Capitol Police chief will testify Wednesday before lawmakers outraged by the breach. The official, Kim Dine, also said in advance written testimony that widespread notice of the April 15 incident was not issued due to the "extremely short time frame" between a Capitol lockdown order and the decision to lift the lockdown. Comment?
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