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  1. SAP&DC funding applications soughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 14 | Altoona Mirror

    ... trust, nonprofit organization, designated heritage area or redevelopment authority can submit an application. Bedford County has filed a petition to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a former inmate who contends that he was badly ... HOLLIDAYSBURG - An ...

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  2. Voters in Pa. don't know enough about candidates running to become prosecutors | OpinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 11 | Philly.com

    Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins was charged last week with 31 counts of obstruction, reckless endangerment, and witness intimidation. The charges stem from allegations that he protected female drug dealers in exchange for sex and revealed to them the identities of confidential police informants.

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  3. Top prosecutor in Pa. county arrested on 31 charges, resignsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 4 | Philly.com

    A Pennsylvania district attorney was accused Wednesday of tipping off female drug dealers and giving them lenient treatment in exchange for sex, resigning as he was charged with dozens of crimes. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said at a courthouse press conference that Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins manipulated women for sexual favors, calling it a betrayal of the community.

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  4. Saxton again eyed as pot grow siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 7 | Altoona Mirror

    A group of Maryland-based medical marijuana growers who hope to cultivate cannabis in Bedford County could soon turn that pipe dream into a reality. That is after a Thursday announcement from PennsylA vania Gov. Tom Wolf's office that a second round of permitting for local growers, processors, dispensaries and research centers is underway.

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  5. Bedford DA's staff on temporary leaveRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 6 | Altoona Mirror

    Lesley Childers-Potts took over as Bedford County's chief prosecutor after William Higgins resigned Wednesday morning after Higgins was charged by the state attorney general with 31 misdemeanors alleging he abused his office to help multiple women avoid jail or receive overly lenient sentences in exchange for sex, and for compromising the identities of undercover law enforcement informants. Higgins pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 31 counts, including obstruction of law enforcement, intimidation of a witness, recklessly endangering another person and official oppression and waived the charges to Bedford County Court.

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  6. Pa. prosecutor accused of corruption once a standout Philly studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 5 | Philly.com

    ... the seeds of a career that led Higgins, a smart, working-class city kid, to the prosecutor's office in rural Bedford County and ultimately its top office. For 14 years, he served as Bedford's district attorney. On Wednesday, his career came crashing ...

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  7. Pennsylvania DA is charged with protecting drug dealers, trading favorable treatment for sexRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 5 | ABA Journal

    A long-time district attorney in Pennsylvania has been arrested on 31 charges that accuse him of thwarting drug investigations and trading favorable treatment for sex. Bedford County District Attorney William Higgins, 43, resigned Wednesday morning and pleaded not guilty, report the Legal Intelligencer , the Altoona Mirror , the Centre Daily Times and the Philadelphia Tribune .

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  8. Prosecutor resigns amid chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 4 | Lewistown Sentinel

    A Pennsylvania district attorney was accused Wednesday of tipping off female drug dealers and giving them lenient treatment in exchange for sex, resigning as he was charged with dozens of crimes. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said at a courthouse press conference that Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins manipulated women for sexual favors, calling it a betrayal of the community.

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  9. Higgins' resignation shocks residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 4 | Altoona Mirror

    Numerous Bedford County residents were shocked that corruption charges had been filed against the former District Attorney William Higgins and stunned by his resignation. "It's a good day today to see him held accountable for his actions.

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  10. Fort Roberdeau, AAHS project laudedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 4 | Altoona Mirror

    ... he bed of a Huntingdon County ... Ryan James Hardwick, a young Martinsburg area man sentenced last October in Bedford County to a minimum of 60 years ...

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  11. Prosecutor accused of helping drug dealers for sex, resignsRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 4 | Darien News-Review

    This March 1, 2018 photo shows Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins in Saxton, Pa. On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Higgins was arraigned on 31 counts, including charges of witness intimidation, official oppression and obstruction.

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  12. Pa. district attorney accused of helping drug dealers for sex, resigns Source: WPXIRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 4 | WPXI

    ... in exchange for sex. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said at a courthouse news conference Wednesday that Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins manipulated women for sexual favors, calling it a betrayal of the community. Higgins' defense ...

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  13. AG Shapiro announces charges against Bedford County district attorneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 4 | WPMT-TV York

    Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges against the Bedford County District Attorney for protecting known drug dealers from criminal prosecution, revealing the identities of confidential informants to individuals under active investigation by law enforcement and offering favorable treatment to women with whom he was having sexual relations.

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  14. Central Pa. District Attorney Accused of Protecting Drug Dealers, Outing Police InformantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 4 | Law.com

    Bedford County District Attorney William Higgins has been charged in connection with allegedly sabotaging drug investigations by protecting dealers, blowing the cover of confidential informants, as well as giving favorable treatment to women he had sex with, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Wednesday. Following a charging recommendation by an investigating grand jury, Higgins, 43, now faces 11 counts of obstructing administration of law or other governmental function, two counts of official oppression, three counts of recklessly endangering another person, nine counts of intimidation of witnesses or victims and six counts of hindering apprehension or prosecution.

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  15. Bedford County DA Higgins charged with 31 counts, resigns positionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 4 | Altoona Mirror

    Bedford County District Attorney William Higgins has been charged with 31 misdemeanor counts - including intimidating a witness and obstruction - and has resigned his position in light of the charges. Higgins appeared for arraignment before Magisterial District Judge Kathy Calhoun in Everett at just after 9 a.m., accompanied by his attorney, Steven Passarello.

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  16. City man jailed on assault chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 4 | Altoona Mirror

    ... preliminary hearing on April 11. Ryan James Hardwick, a young Martinsburg area man sentenced last October in Bedford County to a minimum of 60 years ...

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  17. Top county prosecutor arrested on 31 charges, resignsRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 4 | SFGate

    This March 1, 2018 photo shows Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins in Saxton, Pa. On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Higgins was arraigned on 31 counts, including charges of witness intimidation, official oppression and obstruction.

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  18. City woman charged with hiding man in atticRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 3 | Altoona Mirror

    ... he bed of a Huntingdon County ... Ryan James Hardwick, a young Martinsburg area man sentenced last October in Bedford County to a minimum of 60 years ...

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  19. Centre County man charged in alleged break-inRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 3 | Altoona Mirror

    ... t 30 miles away in Centre County. Ryan James Hardwick, a young Martinsburg area man sentenced last October in Bedford County to a minimum of 60 years ...

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  20. Police seeking man's identityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 3 | Altoona Mirror

    ... he bed of a Huntingdon County ... Ryan James Hardwick, a young Martinsburg area man sentenced last October in Bedford County to a minimum of 60 years ...

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