News Live 365: June 12th, 2020

Hunters and fur takers; make a note on your calendars.  Pennsylvania Game Commission hunting licenses for July 2020 through June 2021 become available in 10 days on Monday June 22nd. Licenses may be purchased through the Game Commission’s website, pgc.pa.gov, by mail, or through licensed issuing agents

 

In Huntington County Pennsylvania a medical laboratory is making progress on a new method to test for the SARS CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Dr. Regina Lamendella, co-founder of Contamination Source Identification says that  her laboratory has made breakthroughs in what is known as pool testing, where samples from multiple people can simultaneously be tested for the presence of the coronavirus. A successful pool testing method would make it easier and more practical to test high risk areas such as nursing homes and get faster results.

 

The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association is the latest group of law enforcement officials to call for interdepartmental sharing of records about misuse of force and police misconduct. The PSTA has formally joined the coalition of law enforcement professionals and organizations calling for reform in the hiring process of police officers in the commonwealth. The group consists of: the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert, FOP Lodge 5 President John McNesby, President of the Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP Les Neri, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, and leaders in the Chiefs of Police Abington Chief of Police Patrick Molloy and Peters Township Chief of Police Douglas Grimes.