…Woman arrested in Tioga County for trespassing…Tioga County….police look for missing gun….hit and run Friday in Sullivan Township probed…woman accused of lying to authorities…Republican lawmaker plans to introduce legislation to protect free speech on college campuses….

A 28 year old Johnstown woman has been arrested for simple trespass for an incident early Saturday morning on Mechanic Street in Lawrenceville. Troopers at Mansfield claim the suspect, whose name they withheld, returned  to the home of a 34 year old Lawrenceville man even though she had been notified by state police to stay away.

State police at Mansfield are investigating a missing firearm from the Glenn Road in Deerfield Township Friday afternoon. The Ruger Southport 9 mm semi auto pistol is valued at $689.

A hit and run occurring Friday morning around 8:30 am in Sullivan Township remains under investigation by state police in Mansfield. An eastbound GMC Canyon went off of Route 6 and struck a utility pole. The driver fled the scene and continued going east. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 570.662.2151.

Elk County

State police at Ridgway did not release the name of a 21 year Weedville woman accused of making false reports to law enforcement. The charge stems from an incident occurring January 17 at the Bennetts Valley Pharmacy in Jay Township. A 71 year old Weedville woman is listed as the victim but no other details were released.

State wide

Rep. Joe D’Orsie (R-Manchester) says he  plans to introduce legislation to protect free speech on college campuses in Pennsylvania. The lawmaker says the formative college years are supposed to be a time to hear and consider differing viewpoints and to forge one’s ideals and worldview in an environment that’s friendly to free speech and expression.  “Our colleges and institutions of higher learning should be greenhouses for free speech and divergent views, not systems that favor one particular perspective and shut out dissenting voices,” D’Orsie said. “Unfortunately, we’ve seen all too much of the latter through various speech-quelling practices.’” Over the course of the past 35 years, schools across the country have instituted speech-checking mechanisms called “bias response teams,” which enables anonymous reporting of otherwise protected free speech and threatens to quash speech and dissenting viewpoints as a result. This practice, more often than not, tends to target conservative expression.

D’Orsie  says will introduce legislation to prohibit Pennsylvania’s public institutions of higher education from using  bias response teams. The bill would also bar them from assessing unreasonably high security fees for guest speakers on campus and create a private cause-of-action for those aggrieved by a violation of the bill’s provisions.