Monday March 24 2014

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MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014

COVE SHOE FIRE

clean up is underway at cove shoe factory in martinsburg after a fire in the manufacturing area before 4 this morning. the building’s fire protection system and the martinsburg fire company were able to contain the fire to a small area, but there is smoke and water damage.employees were sent home for the day, but production should resume tomorrow morning.

ARREST IN FATAL OVERDOSE

27 YEAR OLD RYAN KEMP OF THE STATE COLLEGE AREA SPENT THE WEEKEND IN THE CENTRE COUNTY PRISON, CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEATH OF A 21 YEAR OLD BOALSBURG WOMAN ON JANUARY 25TH. KEMP IS ACCUSED OF DELIVERING HEROIN AND ANOTHER DRUG TO THE WOMAN, WHO DIED FROM AN OVERDOSE AT A HOME ON FAIRBROOK DRIVE. BAIL IS SET AT 500-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND KEMP’S PRELIMINARY HEARING IS WEDNESDAY.

WATCH FOR MOTORCYCLES

A CAR AND A MOTORCYCLE COLLIDED SATURDAY AFTERNOON NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF 7TH AVENUE AND 7TH STREET IN ALTOONA…LUCKILY, THE BIKER HAD ONLY MINOR INJURIES. KEEP IN MIND THAT, AS THE WEATHER GETS NICER, MORE AND MORE MOTORCYCLES WILL BE ON THE ROAD.

FIRE IN HUNTINGDON

FIRE DESTROYED A HOUSE ON SAINT BRIGID LANE IN HUNTINGDON AROUND 4 SUNDAY MORNING. HUNTINGDON REGIONAL FIRE COMPANY CHIEF GARY GARNER TELLS WJAC THE BLAZE STARTED IN A WOOD BURNING STOVE AND SPREAD TO THE REST OF THE HOUSE. THE FAMILY WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE UNHURT.

K-9 COP INJURED

STATE POLICE IN CAMBRIA COUNTY HAVE CONFIRMED THAT A K-9 OFFICER WAS HURT IN A POLICE STANDOFF LAST THURSDAY. 51 YEAR OLD JACK PRESCOTT REFUSED TO COME OUT OF HIS HOME IN SCALP LEVEL WHEN COPS CAME TO SERVE WARRANTS. PRESCOTT SHOT DEANNA HOFFMAN IN THE HEAD AS SHE TRIED TO FLEE THE HOME, BUT SHE SURVIVED AND WAS TAKEN TO JOHNSTOWN’S MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER. PRESCOTT THEN KILLED HIMSELF. POLICE DID NOT PROVIDE SPECIFICS, BUT SAY K-9 OFFICER DUTCH WAS INJURED. HE IS NOW ON MEDICINE AND RECOVERING.

SPORTS TEAM SUSPENDED

PENN STATE’S MENS RUGBY TEAM IS UNDER SUSPENSION AFTER 2 PLAYERS WERE ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY SETTING THE FIRE THAT DESTROYED THE TEAM’S STORAGE SHED IN JANUARY. POLICE SAY 22 YEAR OLD CHRISTOPHER PETRI AND 21 YEAR OLD SEAN HERBERT USED LIGHTER FLUID TO IGNITE THE BLAZE, CAUSING MORE THAN 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS DAMAGE. THE UNIVERSITY’S STUDENT CONDUCT OFFICIAL IS CURRENTLY REVIEWING THE CASE.

SANDUSKY SCANDAL

FORMER ACTING STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL WALTER COHEN SAYS CHARGES AGAINST EX-PENN STATE ADMINISTRATORS TIM CURLEY AND GARY SCHULTZ WERE A “MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE” RESULTING FROM THE DISPUTED ROLE OF IN-HOUSE UNIVERSITY LAWYER CYNTHIA BALDWIN. ACCORDING TO THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES, COHEN OFFERED A SCATHING REVIEW FOR THE DEFENSE LAWYERS OF CURLEY AND SCHULTZ, WHO WANTED TO HAVE COHEN TESTIFY AS AN EXPERT WITNESS AT A HEARING IN DECEMBER. THE REVIEW, IN A SIGNED AFFIDAVIT, WAS FILED IN DAUPHIN COUNTY COURT UNDER SEAL, AND IT WAS JUST UNSEALED BY THE JUDGE LAST WEEK. CURLEY AND SCHULTZ, ALONG WITH FORMER PENN STATE PRESIDENT GRAHAM SPANIER, ARE CHARGED WITH PERJURY AND FAILURE TO REPORT ABUSE PROPERLY IN THE CASE AGAINST JERRY SANDUSKY.

BUS DRIVER FACES CHARGES

A LONG MOTOR BUSES DRIVER IN THE STATE COLLEGE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT IS FACING CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY SHARING ALCOHOL AND SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL WILL CHILDREN. ACCORDING TO THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES, 37 YEAR OLD DAISEY JOE HARTLEY OF HOWARD ALLEGEDLY GAVE BEER AND WINE COOLERS TO 2 TEENS AND A YOUNGER ADOLESCENT AFTER HAVING ONE OF THEM DRIVER HER TO BUY THE BOOZE. POLICE SAY SHE ALSO SHOWED THE KIDS TOYS AND A PORNOGRAPHIC VIODO. HARTLEY IS NO LONGER DRIVING FOR THE DISTRICT.

POPE COMING TO PA?

GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT, PHILADELPHIA MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER, AND ARCHBISHOP CHARLES CHAPUT ARE FLYING TO ROME TO ASK POPE FRANCIS TO ATTEND A ROMAN CATHOLIC GATHERING IN THE CITY NEXT YEAR. THE 8TH WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES IS SET FOR SEPTEMBER 2015 AND THE EVENT COULD ATTRACT MORE THAN 1 MILLION PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD. THE VATICAN HAS NOT CONFIRMED A PAPAL VISIT TO THE U.S BUT OTHER POPES HAVE ATTENDED PAST WORLD FAMILY MEETINGS, AND FAMILY ISSUES ARE A TOP PRIORITY FOR POPE FRANCIS.