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11 workers sickened at Pennsylvania jail
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania jail is on lockdown after almost a dozen employees became ill from an unknown substance.
Allegheny County officials say nine corrections officers and two medical personnel have been sickened since about 10 p.m. Sunday by some kind of odor or substance at the Allegheny County Jail.
County spokeswoman Amie Downs says all employees were taken to a hospital for evaluation and have since been released.
Officials said the jail will be locked down until further notice. Staff members are interviewing inmates and plan searches to determine the cause.
Remains identified as missing fugitive
FRENCHTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say skeletal remains found on an island in the Delaware River in New Jersey have been identified as a Pennsylvania fugitive believed to have jumped into the Lehigh River upstream in January.
The Hunterdon County prosecutor’s office said Sunday the remains found Aug. 27 in Frenchtown were those of 47-year-old Anthony Sisonick III. They were found by someone walking along a flood-susceptible island on the Delaware River.
The Palmer Township resident had been sought on forgery and identity theft charges.