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January 10, 2014

State News in Brief | New details emerge on highway shooting

CHAMBERSBURG — Police investigating last weekend’s shooting death of a Maine motorist on a Pennsylvania interstate said Friday they did not think it was related to another roadway shooting about seven hours earlier and some 50 miles away.

Members of a team trying to solve the Jan. 4 killing of Timothy Davison along Interstate 81 also said they did not think it was linked to the unsolved shooting of a Kentucky state trooper along a highway in May.

Pennsylvania State Police Capt. Steven Junkin said at a news conference a few miles from the shooting scene that the assailant is believed to have been a man driving a dark-colored Ford Ranger XLT pickup truck that likely has damage to its front driver’s side. That model of pickup has not been made for about a decade, he said. Investigators have asked body shops in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia to watch for such a vehicle.

There is no evidence that Davison, who made several calls to 911 while being pursued, did anything to provoke the attack.

Davison, 28, died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Gov eases regulations for fuel deliveries

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett issued a disaster declaration to allow easing of transportation regulations in Pennsylvania to avoid interruption of delivery of propane gas and heating oil.

Corbett said Friday that prolonged cold weather has resulted in “serious logistical problems” in distribution and delivery of the heating fuels.

He said a disaster declaration is needed for PennDOT to waive federal and state motor carrier regulations covering hours of service for drivers. The exemption will run through Jan. 25 and applies statewide to transportation of propane gas and oil for heating purposes.

It extends the maximum driving time from 11 hours to 14 hours, with 10 hours off in between, and waives a ban on driving after 60 or 70 hours over seven or eight days.

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