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January 20, 2013

In brief: Man charged with dealing drugs

SOMERSET — A Jennerstown man is accused of attempting to deal drugs outside a North Center Avenue shopping center.

State police in Somerset charged Joshua Thompson with marijuana and paraphernalia possession and intent to deliver the drug on Friday in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

He was arraigned before District Judge Kenneth Johnson.

Dispute ends in alleged assault

A South Fork man faces assault and harassment charges for grabbing a woman during an argument, state police in Ebensburg said.

Michael J. Vasbinder, 30, of Broad Street, grabbed the woman by the arm and face during a dispute Saturday evening, police said.

Vasbinder is scheduled to appear before District Justice Rick Varner of Sidman, police said.

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