friDAY, july 25, 2014
MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE SHOOTING INCIDENT IN THE PARKING LOT OF ALTOONA’S LOGAN VALLEY MALL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. LOGAN TOWNSHIP POLICE SAY A RACIAL SLUR STARTED AN ARGUMENT BETWEEN LARRY MORROW AND HIS BROTHER KEVIN…AND 2 BLACK MEN. AUTHORITIES BELIEVE LARRY MORROW IS THE ONE WHO FIRED ONE SHOT IN THE MEN’S DIRECTION, BUT HE MISSED. THE BROTHERS ARE BOTH CONVICTED FELONS AND ARE NOW FACING CRIMINAL ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE AND OTHER CHARGES. THEY REMAIN IN THE BLAIR COUNTY PRISON.
Johnstown Police say a 16 year old NEW JERSEY boy was shot 3 times early Thursday near the Oakhurst homes. He was hit twice in the chest and once in the arm. the boy walked to a friend’s house where they called 9-11. He was taken to Memorial Medical Hospital, but is not cooperating with police in their investigation.
Because the teen was staying with someone in Oakhurst homes illegally, the housing authority has evicted those people.
PAUL AARON ROSS’ RE-TRIAL WILL BE IN OCTOBER…AND YESTERDAY THE JUDGE APPOINTED 3 EXPERTS TO HELP HIS ATTORNEYS PREPARE. THEY INCLUDE AN INVESTIGATOR…A FORNESIC PSYCHO-PHARMACOLOGIST…AND A DENTIST WHO IS AN EXPERT IN BITE MARKS. ROSS WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR THE 2004 MURDER OF TINA MILLER AT CANOE CREEK STATE PARK. THE STATE SUPREME COURT ORDERED A NEW TRIAL AND THE PROSECUTION WILL SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY.
IN Centre County COURT YESTERDAY, ERIC CRADER OF PLEASANT GAP PLEADED GUILTY TO MORE THAN 200 COUNTS OF CHILD RAPE. HE WAS originally FACING more than 1-THOUSAND counts related to child sexual abuse involving 2 sisters ages 8 and 10. Sentencing guidelines under the plea agreement call for 50 to 100 years in prison AND Crader Will learn his fate October 21st.
THE ALTOONA MIRROR REPORTS THAT FREDERICK DELGROSSO JUNIOR OF ANTIS TOWNSHIP IS CHARGED WITH BILKING A WOMAN OUT OF 74-THOUSAND DOLLARS WHILE SHE WORKED AT HIS NOW-CLOSED BUSINESS, THE PIZZA FACTORY IN LAKEMONT. The WOMAN…WHO WAS HAVING A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MARRIED DELGROSSO…TOLD POLICE SHE THINKS HE USED THE MONEY FOR GAMBLING. HE PREVIOUSLY PLEADED GUILTY TO THEFT CHARGES FOR STEALING NEARLY 175-THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM 2 AREA CAR DEALERSHIPS BY SELLING CARS AND POCKETING THE MONEY. A PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SCHEDULED THURSDAY.
A SPRING MILLS MAN IS IN THE CENTRE COUNTY PRISON CHARGED WITH FRAUD AND THEFT BY DECEPTION. State Police SAY Terry Lee Stahl was hired to remodel a man’s home back in February. Stahl ALLEGEDLY WROTE 26 blank checks TO HIMSELF totaling NEARLY 28-THOUSAND DOLLARS. THE MONEY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FOR MATERIALS, BUT ITEMS PURCHASED TOTALLED ONLY 15-HUNDRED DOLLARS. a preliminary hearing IS set for WEDNESDAY.
Penn State head football coach James Franklin HAS revealed that his youngest daughter, Addison, sUFFERS FROM sickle cell anemia…a blood disorder that affects ABOUT 100-THOUSAND people. According to Penn Live, Franklin and some Nittany Lion players visitED THE Children’s Hospital at Penn State Hershey THIS WEEK. Franklin saYS the presence of Hershey Medical Center and the Children’S Hospital were a major attraction when they WERE DISCUSSING movING from Vanderbilt to Penn State.
STATE PATTY’S DAY…THE STUDENT-CREATED DRINKING HOLIDAY…HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR STATE COLLEGE FOR YEARS…AND NOW A NEW EVENT IS IN THE WORKS. AN EMAIL FROM Penn State Vice President for Student Affairs Damon Sims says “PLANNING FOR THAW” would be a music, film and comedy festival FebRUARY 27TH THROUGH March 1ST OF NEXT YEAR. PLANNING CONTINUES.
Some Pennsylvanians COULD GET OBAMA-CARE REFUNDS. UNDER THE 80/20 PROVISION IN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, INSURERS MUST SPEND AT LEAST 80-PERCENT OF PREMIUM DOLLARS AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT OR ELSE THEY OWE CONSUMERS A REFUND CHECK, REDUCTION, REIMBURSEMENT, OR AN IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH CARE COVERAGE. FEDERAL officials say about 90-THOUSAND state residents could receive reimbursement AND The average refund will total 75-DOLLARS.
As the result of an upcoming facility expansion project, CATA’s Main Office, on West Whitehall Road, will close effective today at 5. All customer-related functions, including the sale of passes, tokens and coupons, will move to the customer Service Center at 108 East Beaver Avenue in State College, effective Monday. Officials say The move to having all services provided at the downtown office location will allow for expanded office hours in the future and allows for easy access from all CATABUS routes.
AN EVENT IS SCHEDULED TOMORROW MORNING AT 10 TO MARK THE 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE Quecreek miner RESCUE IN SOMERSET COUNTY. 9 MINERS WERE trapped underground FOR 77 HOURS in July 2002. THE FLAG CEREMONY IS AT Bill Arnold’s dairy farm, THE SITE OF THE Quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation museum. The foundation’s visitors center sees 10-THOUSAND visitors annually. Admission to the museum will be free all day TOMORROW.