A man who exchanged gunfire with Pennsylvania State Police Troopers near Cambridge Springs is dead. The man, whose name has not been revealed in any press releases, had a brief shootout with two troopers who responded to a domestic violence call at about 10:30 on Wednesday night and then began to barricade himself in his home. On Thursday morning a Special Emergency Response Team forced its way into the home to find the man deceased; an investigation of the death is ongoing.
For the 13th consecutive year Edinboro University has won a Silver Distinction as a military friendly college. A silver distinction is awarded for institutions that go above and beyond the standards for their efforts to educate and work with veterans and ROTC students.
Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protections says that its Tick Surveillance and Testing Program is seeing a major increase in ticks which carry Lyme Disease and Deer Tick Virus; the DEP specifically mentioned Center, Clearfield, and Wyoming counties as having much hire rates of Deer Tick Virus than usual. Deer Tick Virus is also known as Powassan Virus and can be contracted within 15 minutes of being bitten by an infected tick; symptoms show up between 1 to 4 weeks after initial infection and include fever, headache, vomiting, and weakness and can lead to encephalitis and other severe medical issues.