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October 19, 2013

IN BRIEF | USS Somerset delivered to Navy

— Huntington Ingalls Industries said its New Orleans-area shipyard has delivered the last of three ships named for 9/11 attack sites to the Navy.

The USS Somerset is named for the site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed after passengers stormed the cockpit.

The company said in a news release Friday that the ship successfully completed builder’s trials in August and Navy acceptance trials in September.

Ingalls has two more of the amphibious transport docks, also called landing platform/docks or LPDs, under construction in Pascagoula, Miss.

The $1.2 billion Somerset is the last ship to be made at the Avondale shipyard.

The ships are designed to launch helicopters, tilt-rotor aircraft and assault watercraft to bring up to 800 troops to shore.

The Somerset was christened in July 2012.

Authorities identify Route 22 crash victim

The Pittsburgh man who was killed Thursday evening in a two-vehicle accident on

Route 22 in Jackson Township has been identified as Raunaq Singh Gandhok, 24.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:53 p.m. by Cambria County Coroner Dennis Kwiatkowski. The cause of death was traumatic injuries, he said.

Jackson Township police said Gandhok was eastbound when his car went out of control and crossed into the path of a westbound pickup. The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries, police said.

Somerset man accused of seeking nude photos

SOMERSET – A Somerset man was charged with unlawful contact with a minor for allegedly pressuring a girl into sending him naked photos of herself, state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said Wednesday.

Robert Lee Stull III, 20, of the 100 block of East Arlington Drive, was arrested Oct. 8 by agents of the attorney general’s child predator section.

Washington Township police initiated the investigation into allegations that Stull had inappropriate contact with a

12-year-old girl on Facebook.

Stull allegedly solicited naked photos of girl and sent her a photo of a penis, authorities said.

He also was charged with corruption of minors and criminal use of a communication facility.

Stull was arraigned by District Judge Kenneth Johnson of Somerset and released on $30,000 unsecured bond.

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