monDAY, june 30, 2014
AN ERIE WOMAN was killed in a MOTORCYCLE crash Saturday evening in Freedom Township, BLAIR COUNTY.
POLICE SAY 54 YEAR OLD MARK FRICK LOST CONTROL OF HIS BIKE ALONG Route 164. HE CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND COLLIDED WITH AN S-U-V DRIVEN BY EUGENE EISENHART OF ROARING SPRING. FRICK’S WIFE, 56 YEAR OLD BEVERLY, DIED IN THE WRECK AND MARK was CRITICALY injured. the couple HAD BEEN STAYING NEAR Raystown Lake aND HAD BEEN TO Thunder in the Valley.
IT WAS THUNDER IN THE VALLEY WEEKEND AND THE CAMBRIA COUNTY DUI TASK FORCE CONDUCTED A SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT ALONG ROUTE 403 IN WEST TAYLOR TOWNSHIP FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING. 11 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. POLICE ALSO MADE 3 DRUG ARRESTS AND HANDED OUT 83 TRAFFIC CITATIONS AND 41 WARNINGS.
A SHOOTING SATURDAY EVENING IN LAKEMONT, BLAIR COUNTY. LOGAN TOWNSHIP POLICE SAY 63 YEAR OLD JEFFREY BOWERS SHOT HIS 31 YEAR OLD SON, RICHARD, IN THE ANKLE AT 729 SHAND AVENUE.
THE FATHER was REPORTEDLY intoxicated and HIS SON REFUSED TO LET HIM leave. Jeffrey BOWERS is chargeD WITH aggravated assault and terroristic threats. RICHARD WAS TAKEN TO UPMC ALTOONA.
THE ALTOONA MIRROR REPORTS THAT 21 YEAR OLD JORDON KNUTSON OF ALTOONA IS IN THE BLAIR COUNTY PRISON, CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING AND OTHER OFFENSES. HE ALLEGEDLY ATTACKED A WOMAN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING…PUNCHED HER REPEATEDLY IN THE FACE…THREW HER PARTIALLY INTO A CAR…AND DRAGGED HER FOR MORE THAN A BLOCK BEFORE SHE ESCAPED. A 17 YEAR OLD BOY WAS DRIVING THE CAR AT THE TIME AND WILL FACE JUVENILE CHARGES. THE WOMAN TOLD POLICE KNUTSON HAS THREATENED HER SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE PAST YEAR DUE TO A COURT CASE THAT SHE IS INVOLVED IN.
Altoona Police CONTINUE THEIR SEARCH FOR THE armed robber WHO HIT THE BROAD AVENUE Citizens Bank BRANCH SATURDAY MORNING. THE MAN told the teller he had a gun and demanded money. he then fled the scene. An exploded red dye pack was found outside the bank AND OFFICERS ARE urging RETAILERS not to accept any money with red stains on it. SOME RED-STAINED MONEY WAS SPENT AT THE HOLLIDAYBURG PLAZA WINE & SPIRITS STORE, BUT EMPLOYEES didn’t NOTICE UNTIL THE SUSPECT HAD ALREADY LEFT.
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE STATE’S FISCAL YEAR…AND A 29-POINT-1 BILLION DOLLAR BUDGET COULD GET ITS FIRST FLOOR VOTES IN HARRISBURG.
REPUBLICANS, WHO CONTROL THE LEGISLATURE, UNVEILED THE MAIN APPROPRIATIONS BILL LAST NIGHT DURING AN UNUSUAL WEEKEND SESSION.
THE SPENDING PLAN IS HELD TOGETHER BY A PATCHWORK OF CASH DIVERSIONS AND OTHER MANEUVERS. GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT HAS RECENTLY THREATENED TO NOT SIGN THE BUDGET UNTIL LAWMAKERS PASS A BILL THAT CUTS FUTURE PENSION BENEFITS AND LIBERALIZES STATE LAWS ON THE SALE OF ALCOHOL. DEMOCRATS SAY THE PROPOSAL IS INADEQUATE FOR THE STATE’S SUFFERING PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
A bill that would legalize the use of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is on its way to the Senate. The Senate Law and Justice Committee unanimously approved the legislation, which would allow physicians to prescribe medical marijuana. Governor Corbett has threatened to veto the bill if it reaches his desk but the bills creators, Senators Mike Folmer and Daylin Leach, say they are optimistic there will be enough votes to override a veto.
IN TAYLOR TOWNSHIP, BLAIR COUNTY, today thE contractor beginS work on the Plum Creek Road bridge rehabilitation project. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers and motorists should expect delays. Detours will be implemented during later stages of the project WHICH will be completed by the end of October.