Friday JuLY 4 2014

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friDAY, july 4, 2014


Police are reportedly on the scene of a boating accident at Raystown lake in huntingdon county. no Details have been released so far.


State College Police say 18-year-old penn state student Eva O’Brian was flown to upmc altoona with serious injuries after she ran into the path of a pickup while jogging Thursday morning at the intersection of north atherton street and park avenue. other runners say this is a dangerous intersection and o’brien was wearing earbuds at the time.

2 motorcyclists were taken to MOUNT NITTANY MEDICAL CENTER Thursday after a 3-vehicle crash in Bellefonte. According to Spring Township police, 42 YEAR OLD Velvet Comly of Bellefonte TURNED INTO THE PATH OF THE BIKES AT Myrtle Street AND West Water Street. 42 YEAR OLD James Rupert of Bellefonte swerved to miss Comly’s vehicle, but hit it and was thrown from his bike. 22 YEAR OLD Derek Wetzel of Howard laid HIS BIKE down to avoid the collision. NO WORD ON THE EXTENT OF THEIR INJURIES.

PENNDOT, STATE AND LOCAL POLICE ARE TEAMING UP TO MAKE THIS A SAFER JULY 4TH WEEKEND. THEY ARE VARIOUS ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS PLANNED, FOCUSING ON DRIVERS WHO ARE IMPAIRED BY DRUGS OF ALCOHOL. ENFORCEMENT WILL INCLUDE CHECKPOINTS AND ROVING PATROLS.

 

an attempted homicide and a suspicious fire at the same hoUSe in Bedford County. STATE POLICE SAY STEVEN DUNKLE SHOT HIS FORMER friend, CRAIG SHOWALTER, WITH A SHOTGUN DURING AN ARGUMENT EARLY THURSDAY AT DUNKLE’S HOUSE ON MONROE ROAD. Showalter WAS HIT IN the back of his neck and A second time in the leg. HE WAS TREATED AND RELEASED AT THE HOSPITAL. HE TOLD POLICE HE SAW A MAN AT DUNKLE’S HOUSE THURSDAY AFTERNOON…AND THE HOUSE WAS ON FIRE AROUND 6PM. A FIRE MARSHAL IS INVESTIGATING. Dunkle is in the County Jail.

JOHNSTOWN POLICE HAVE FILED Murder charges against DANTE HERRING WHO IS ACCUSED OF killING his childhood friend LAST JUNE. Jamil Gray WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES in THE BACK. the 2 grew up together in the Pittsburgh area. Derick Stephens WAS PREVIOUSLY ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CASE. Herring is currently in a state prison on other, unrelated charges. AND Police Tell wjac that Herring could soon be facing charges for other crimes, including a shooting that happened along Kennedy Avenue in 2012.

 

Penn State President Eric Barron YESTERDAY APPOINTED 2 NEW TASK FORCES TO DEAL WITH 2 major campus issues.
One will focus on sexual assault and harassment on campus AND Barron saYS he wants the university to go beyond Title 9 compliance and become a leader in the prevention of sexual assault investigations. The OTHER TASK FORCE WILL FOCUS ON Health CarE, improvING employee health. and better communicatING changes IN POLICY.

 

THE ALTOONA MIRROR REPORTS THAT A-V-R-ALTOONA HAS SOLD THE LOGAN TOWN CENTRE TO T-K-G-LOGAN TOWN CENTRE L-P, BASED IN COLUMBIA MARYLAND.

THE PRICE TAG 101-POINT-5 MILLION DOLLARS. A-V-R, BASED IN YONKERS NEW YORK, BOUGHT THE SHOPPING CENTER IN 2007 FOR 10-MILLION DOLLARS AFTER THE MORTGAGE COMPANY FILED FOR FORECLOSURE ON A PARTNERSHIP THAT INCLUDED THE ORIGINAL DEVELOPER GREG MORRIS. THE TRANSACTION INCLUDES 1 MILLION DOLLARS IN STATE TRANSFER TAX AND 507-THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH FOR THE ALTOONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT AND LOGAN TOWNSHIP.

 

CONGRESSMAN Bill Shuster announced Thursday that he and his wife, Rebecca, are separating. IN A STATEMENT EMAILED TO REPORTERS, SHUSTER SAID “This is a very difficult decision for our family, but one that we have reached together amicably. We will always share a bond with each other through parenting our 2 wonderful children whom we love and support unconditionally.” The Shusters have been married 27 years.

Pennsylvania officials are reminding people to be careful with fireworks during the 4th of July holiday. Under state law, only small novelty fireworks like sparklers are legal. Other explosives, like firecrackers, Roman candles, cherry bombs and M-80s are NOT PERMITTED. Officials ALSO recommend wearing safety glasses when lighting novelty fireworks and standing at least 6 feet away from others when using sparklers. They say you should never use homemade fireworks or mix alcohol and fireworks.

 

Summer Thunder 2014 is today at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park in tipton. The fireworks show is scheduled to start at 10:30pm.

fireworks are also planned at altoona’s lakemont park. motorists are reminded you are not allowed to park along the berms of i-99 to watch the shows. THE ANNUAL CENTRAL PA 4TH FEST CELEBRATION IS UNDERWAY TODAY IN STATE COLLEGE. THE FIRECRACKER RACE IS FIRST AT 9AM.

THE 3RD ANNUAL PARADE OF HEROES IS AT 2PM, TRAVELING THROUGHOUT THE DOWNTOWN AND ACROSS CAMPUS BEFORE ENDING AT THE LAW SCHOOL BUILDING. the route will be closed to traffic until around 3:30 and it includes portions of South Allen Street…East College Avenue…Shortlidge Road… Pollock Road…and Bigler Road. Parking along the route will also be restricted.