Area/Region News In Brief…

Prison inmate

work crews busy

During April, Warren County Prison Inmate Work crews performed 573 hours of community service work for the citizens of Warren County.

Projects were completed for the Warren County School District, the sheriff’s office, county probation, Warren County Prison, the county commissioners, the City of Warren, Conewango Township, Youngsville Borough and PennDOT.

Non-profits or government agencies interested in using an inmate work crew for community projects should contact Deputy Warden Greg Deivert or the work release coordinator at 723-2486.

DUI patrols

this weekend

The Warren County DUI Enforcement Team will be conducting roving patrols throughout Warren County this weekend.

High court to

review abuse case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Pennsylvania’s highest court will review the landmark prosecution of a Roman Catholic church official tried over his handling of sex-abuse complaints.

The official, Monsignor William Lynn, was convicted of felony child endangerment at a high-profile 2012 trial and served 18 months in prison.

However, an appeals court unanimously threw out the conviction last year.

Philadelphia prosecutors want the conviction restored, and the state Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear the case.

Lynn was the first U.S. church official ever charged or convicted over his handling of abuse complaints. He had served as secretary of clergy in the Philadelphia archdiocese from 1992 to 2004.

Defense lawyers argue that he was never legally responsible for any child’s welfare.

Heroine seized

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) – Delaware State Police say pure heroin worth more than $400,000 was seized during a traffic stop in Middletown.

Police say a trooper stopped a car that was speeding on Route 1 about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities say as the trooper questioned the driver, a drug-detecting police dog indicated that drugs were in the vehicle.

Troopers say a search of the car turned up 83 grams of cocaine and 271 grams of heroin. Police say the heroin, once diluted and sold, would create over 40,000 bags of heroin valued at more than $400,000.

The driver, 35-year-old Michael Chandler of Philadelphia was arrested and charged with drug offenses. He is being held on $1.3 million cash bail.