FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
CADAVER DOGS SEARCHING
Pennsylvania Crimestoppers is featuring 23 YEAR OLD SHERRY Leighty OF ALTOONA on its website, urging ANYONE with information TO COME FORWARD. Leighty DISAPPEARED OctOBER 1ST, 1999. POLICE AND CADAVER DOGS HAVE BEEN SEARCHING A PROPERTY NEAR WARRIORS MARK, HUNTINGDON COUNTY, SINCE LAST WEEK. SHERRY’S FATHER-IN-LAW REPORTEDLY CONFESSED TO HIS SON THAT HE KILLED HER ACCIDENTALLY AND BURIED THE BODY. KENNETH LEIGHTY IS JAILED AFTER ATTACKING POLICE OFFICERS WHO WANTED TO QUESTION HIM.
A MISSING PERSON IN Somerset TOWNSHIP. 23 YEAR OLD JACOB GILBERT WAS LAST SEEN MONDAY NIGHT. HIS FAMILY SAYS HE has a medical condition that requires medication and hE mAY be disoriented. GILBERT MAY BE DRIVING A SILVER 2000 HONDA CIVIC with A LARGE BLUE EYE DECAL ON THE BACK WINDOW. ANYONE WITH information SHOULD call STATE POLICE AT 445-41-04.
POLICE LOOKING IN TO SCHOOL THREAT
the investigation continues AS POLICE TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHO WROTE a threat on a BOYS’ bathroom wall at Central Cambria High School THIS WEEK. Cambria Township police CHIEF MARK WESTRICK SAYS THE NOTE HAD ONLY 2 words. IT said “School shooting – 5/3/13.” MAY 3RD IS THE DAY BEFORE CENTRAL CAMBRIA’S SENIOR PROM. POLICE ARE STILL REVIEWING VIDEO FROM THE SCENE. LOCAL OFFICERS AND STATE TROOPERS ALSO HAVE AN INCREASED PRESENCE AT THE SCHOOL.
PENN STATE NEWS
THE Penn State BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION OFFICIALLY ENDS NEXT THURSDAY, BUT TODAY IS THE LAST DAY THAT THE UNIVERSITY IS GUARANTEEING THAT REQUESTS TO GET A BALLOT WILL BE PROCESSED. About 205-THOUSAND ballots have been sent out SO FAR AND 26-THOUSAND-861 alumni have voted. 39 alumni ARE vying for 3 seats ON The BOARD. The WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT FRIDAY.
Penn State has RECEIVED 5-THOUSAND fewer applications for the next school year. THAT’S A 9-PERCENT DROP and officials SAYS IT’S DUE to a declining high school-age population and concerns over tuition costs. As of Monday, 53-THOUSAND-872 applications WERE SENT IN…DOWN FROM A LITTLE MORE THAN 59-THOUSAND LAST FALL. Penn State IS PLANNING some new scholarship programs.
HIGH SCHOOL DOES WELL!
U-S NEWS AND WORLD REPORT SAYS STATE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL RANKS 32ND AMONG PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOLS. IT IS JUST OUTSIDE THE TOP 1-THOUSAND NATIONALLY OUT OF OVER 21-THOUSAND SCHOOLS THAT WERE EVALUATED. STATE COLLEGE IS above the state average in math, reading, and college readiness. Altoona Area High SCHOOL CAME IN AT NUMBER 71 IN PENNSYLVANIA. Bedford Senior High IS 75TH. BELLWOOD ANTIS 76TH.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
from 10 to 2 tomorrow, State Police will accept unwanted, expired, and unused prescription drugs as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Drop off locations include the barracks in hollidaysburg, philipsburg, milesburg. mcconnellsburg, huntingdon, and somerset. during The D-E-A’s 5th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day last September, more than 244 tons of medications were collected in the u-s.
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority’s household hazardous waste collection event is today from 10 to 6 and tomorrow from 9 to 3. Residents can drop off items At THE AUTHORITY’S HEADQUARTERS AT 253 Transfer Road near the Nittany Mall off Route 26. ACCEPTABLE ITEMS includE insecticides, weed killers, pool chemicals, cleaners, poisons, corrosives, ﬂammables, oil based paints, C-F-L bulbs and most other hazardous chemicals. THE COLLECTION IS NOT OPEN TO BUSINESSES.