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HARD NO: Gov. Tom Wolf has delivered on his promise to veto a GOP bill that would allow people to carry a firearm, openly or concealed, without a permit in Pennsylvania, PennLive reports. Wolf has the most vetoes of any governor in the last four decades.
WRITTEN EVIDENCE: The prosecution of a Montgomery County man accused of assaulting a police officer with a metal flagpole during the U.S. Capitol siege will be aided by detailed journal entries that the man, Howard Charles Richardson, made that day, per The Morning Call.
'MISUSE OF POWER': A judge is accusing the Westmoreland County district attorney's office of slow-walking criminal cases to gain leverage against a Unity man named a potential suspect in his former girlfriend's disappearance, calling it "a misuse of power," per TribLIVE.
LONG RUN: Meet George Etzweiler, a former Penn State professor and 101-year-old who's still running marathons. "I can't believe I'm still out there, I can't believe I'm still alive," Etzweiler told the Daily Collegian.
POUR HOUSE: Somerset County is an oasis in the midst of a global maple syrup shortage. But while there's plenty of the sweet stuff to be found locally, The Daily American reports the jugs needed to hold it are another story.
THE SCREAM: Riegelsville Mayor Greg Stokes says a scream he heard in the Pike County wilderness one night 37 years ago "penetrated every fiber" of his being, telling the Courier Times: "I'm 99 percent sure it was Bigfoot."
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