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Pennsylvania State Rep. Throws Water Bottle at Wife Leading to Protection Order: Report

Protection order issued against Pennsylvania State Rep. Kevin Haggerty accused of striking wife

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    Pennsylvania State Rep. Throws Water Bottle at Wife Leading to Protection Order: Report
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    A temporary protection order has been issued against a Pennsylvania state lawmaker after his wife alleged he hit her in the head, causing hearing loss and numbness in the face.

    The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reports a protection from abuse petition filed Friday by the wife of Democratic State Rep. Kevin Haggerty claims the lawmaker attacked her Thursday night.

    Jennifer Haggerty says her husband accused her of being out late and threw two water bottles at her, striking her in the face. She claims he then woke up their young children and walked to his mother's house.

    She also claims he has previously attacked her, including in front of their children.

    A judge approved the order Friday and scheduled a hearing.

    Dunmore Police Chief Sal Marchese says his department is investigating.

    Calls seeking comment from Rep. Haggerty weren't immediately returned Monday.

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