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friDAY, june 7, 2013

newborn dies in blair county

STATE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE DEATH OF A NEWBORN BABY AT AN APARTMENT ON GRACE ROAD IN BELLMEAD, BLAIR COUNTY. THE CHILD WAS BORN JUST A FEW DAYS AGO AND POLICE HAVE NOT RELEASED ANY DETAILS. AN AUTOPSY WILL BE PERFORMED.

body identified

CLEARFIELD COUNTY AUTHORITIES HAVE RELEASED MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE BODY FOUND NEAR ROLLING STONE ROAD IN FRENCHVILLE LATE Monday night. DISTRICT ATTORNEY WILLIAM SHAW SAYS POLICE BELIEVE it is 40 YEAR OLD Ronald Ford JUNIOr OF SAN DIEGO AND HE’s CALLING THIS a homicide investigation. Ford’s family reported him missing in February and told police he was staying with friends in thIS area. clearfield county crimesolvers is offering a reward for information. you can call 1-800-376-47-hundred.

DRUMMER DIES IN WRECK

A car crash has claimed the life of a johnstown native and former drummer for the legendary rock band Jefferson Airplane. A CBS TV STATION REPORTS THAT 67 YEAR OLD Joey Covington, a 1963 graduate of the former Conemaugh High School, hit a retaining wall while travelling on a highway near his Palm Springs, CalifORNIA home ON Tuesday. Covington told The Tribune-Democrat in a 2005 interview that he got his musical start playing with Johnstown area polka bands as a BOY. IT’S POSSIBLE THAT Covington HAD A MEDICAL EMERGENCY PRIOR TO THE WRECK.

DOWNED POWER LINES CAUSE FIRE

DUNCANSVILLE FIRE CREWS SAY LAST NIGHT’S STORM KNOCKED DOWN POWER LINES AND LED TO A FIRE AT THE HOME OF 83 YEAR OLD JOYCE BRENNEMAN AND HER DAUGHTER ON VINEYARD LANE. THE FAMILY SAYS ELECTRICITY COURSED THROUGH THE HOUSE FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES UNTIL PENELEC CREWS ARRIVED. FIREMEN USED TARPS TO MINIMIZE WATER DAMAGE AND NO ONE WAS INJURED.

PRISON GUARD GETS JAIL TIME

A CENTRE COUNTY JUDGE YESTERDAY SENTENCED 55 YEAR OLD MARLIN FREEMAN OF RAMEY TO 11-AND-A-HALF TO 23-AND-A-HALF MONTHS IN THE CENTRE COUNTY PRISON. FREEMAN…A SUSPENDED CORRECTIONS OFFICER FROM THE STATE PRISON AT ROCKVIEW PLEADED GUILTY IN MARCH TO REPEATEDLY SEXUALLY ASSAULTING AN INMATE. THE PRISONER IS NOW SEING FREEMAN AND SOME PRISON OFFICIALS FOR NOT STOPPING THE ABUSE.

SANDUSKY SCANDAL

federal judge Yvette kane YESTERDAY THREW OUT GovERNOR Tom Corbett's lawsuit against the NCAA SAYING THERE IS NO LEGAL BASIS FOR IT. CORBETT FILED THE ANTI-TRUST LAWSUIT IN JANUARY CLAIMING THE AGENCY DID NOT HAVE THE POWER TO FINE Penn State 60 MILLION DOLLARS IN CONNECTION WITH THE Jerry Sandusky CASE AND ISSUE A 4-year bowl ban and other penalties. Governor Tom Corbett says he is disappointed, BUT HE HASN’T INDICATED IF HE WILL APPEAL. State SenATOR Jake Corman’S LAWSUIT CONTINUES. HE WANTS THE NCAA TO SPEND THE FINE exclusively in Pennsylvania. Members of Penn State's Board of Trustees told The Associated Press THIS WEEK they hope the NCAA will reconsider THE SANCTIONS SINCE the university HAS BEEN MAKING THE RECOMMENDED CHANGES.

THE LATE Joe Paterno MAY BE RE-gaining some supporters. A NEW QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL RELEASED THURSDAY SHows a very slight uptick in the percentage of Pennsylvania voters who have a favorable opinion of PATERNO FOLLOWING the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The poll found 47 percent of those surveyed have a favorable take on JOE-Pa, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3-POINT-1 percentage points. THAT’S an increase from 43 percent the last time the poll was taken on JanUARY 29TH. 46 PERCENT THINK The NCAA sanctions are too severe. 58-percent said GovERNOR Tom Corbett did not do enough to investigate the Sandusky scandal AND 47 PERcent of voters said the Penn State issue will be “very important” or “somewhat important” when they vote for governor next year.