NEWS - THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012

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THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012

 ARREST MADE IN ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION -

 A CAMBRIA COUNTY MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN THE ONGOING INVESTIGATION OF A FATAL CRASH IN SEPTEMBER, 2010 IN HOLLIDAYSBURG. POLICE SAY 23-YEAR-OLD PATRICK FYOCK OF VINTONDALE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER, FURNISHING ALCOHOL TO MINORS AND OTHER RELATED CHARGES. FYOCK IS ACCUSED OF PROVIDING BEER TO THE DRIVER IN THE CRASH,  DANIEL TUROUS, WHO WAS 17 AT THE TIME. 16-YEAR-OLD KELSEY MILLER OF NANTY GLO DIED IN THE ACCIDENT. FYOCK WAS RELEASED ON BAIL AND SCHEDULED TO APPEAR FOR a PRELIMINARY HEARING ON JULY 31ST.

 PRELIMINARY HEARING FOR FORMER GUN SHOP EMPLOYEE -

 A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF EAST COAST GUN SALES IN DUNCANSVILLE IS DUE IN COURT FOR A PRELIMINARY HEARING TODAY. 34 YEAR OLD JUSTIN MCELHENY OF IRVONA IS ACCUSED OF STEALING GUNS AND CASH FROM THE NOW-CLOSED BUSINESS LAST YEAR. POLICE SAY MCELHENY POCKETED CUSTOMER’S PAYMENTS AND ALSO USED THEIR CREDIT CARDS TO BUY GUNS FOR HIMSELF. THE CUSTOMERS HAVE ALL BEEN REIMBURSED. THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND FIREARMS IS STILL INVESTIGATING, BUT NO FEDERAL CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED SO FAR.

BLAIR COUNTY CASE MAY GO TO JURY TODAY -

 TODAY’S ALTOONA MIRROR REPORTS THAT THE TRIAL OF 40-YEAR-OLD HERMAN “BO” LARDIERI OF ALTOONA MAY GO TO THE JURY TODAY. LARDIERI IS CHARGED WITH INDECENT ASSAULT, PERJURY AND SWORN FALSIFICATION. THE CHARGES STEM FROM AN INCIDENT AT PELLEGRINE’S BAR IN ALTOONA ON MEMORIAL DAY, 2010.  THE WIFE OF A FORMER ALTOONA POLICE OFFICER CLAIMS THAT LARDIERI ASSAULTED HER AND THE INCIDENT CAUSED A BRAWL THAT RESULTED IN 4 CITY OFFICERS LOSING THEIR JOBS. LARDIERI INITITALLY TOLD A STATEWIDE GRAND JURY THAT HE DID NOT ASSAULT THE WOMAN. THE GRAND JURY DIDN’T BELIEVE HIM A RECOMMENDED THAT CHARGES BE FILED.

 CENTRE COUNTY BREAK-INS INVESTIGATED -

 IN CENTRE COUNTY, PATTON TOWNSHIP POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A BREAK-IN THAT CAUSED SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE AT A HOME ON PICADILLY ROAD IN THE TOWNSHIP’S SADDLEROCK DEVELOPMENT. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL PATTON TOWNSHIP POLICE AT 234-0271 OR CENTRE COUNTY CRIMESTOPPERS AT 800-992-7463.

 PATTON TOWNSHIP POLICE HAVE ALSO ARRESTED 18-YEAR-OLD JONAS GEISEY AND 19-YEAR-OLD ZACHARY PUTNAM IN CONNECTION WITH SEVERAL CAR BREAK-INS IN PARK FOREST VILLAGE. ONE SUSPECT REPORTEDLY HAD G-P-S UNITS AND A KNIFE IN HIS BACK PACK. THEIR PLAN WAS TO SELL THE  STOLEN ITEMS.POLICE SAY IT IS LIKELY THAT THERE WERE MORE VICTIMS. ANYONE WHO HAD ITEMS STOLEN FROM THEIR VEHICLES SHOULD CONTACT PATTON TOWNHIP POLICE.

SPANIER WITHDRAWS LAWSUIT -

 FORMER PENN STATE PRESIDENT GRAHAM SPANIER IS NO LONGER SUING THE UNIVERSITY. SPANIER HAD FILED A LAWSUIT IN AN ATTEMPT TO GAIN ACCESS TO OLD EMAILS AND PREPARE FOR AN INTERVIEW WITH LOUIS FREEH’S INVESTIGATORS. SPANIER DID TALK TO MEMBERS OF THE INVESTIGATING TEAM, DESPITE NOT HAVING ACCESS TO THE EMAILS.

 STATE’S DEBT DOWNGRADED -

 ONE OF THE MAJOR CREDIT AGENCIES HAS DOWNGRADED PENNSYLVANIA’S DEBT. MOODY’S INVESTOR SERVICE ALTERED THE COMMONWEALTH’S DEBT FROM “DOUBLE-A-1” TO “DOUBLE-A-2”.

THE CHANGE WAS MADE DUE TO PENNSYLVANIA’S INCREASING PENSION OBLIGATIONS.

 STATE’S VOTER ID LAW CHALLENGED -

 Lawyers in a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's new voter identification law say at least one million Pennsylvania voters lack the photo ID they need to vote in the November election. Governor Tom Corbett's administration originally estimated between one and nine percent of the state's voters lacked a state-issued ID. The ACLU figure puts the number around 12 PERCENT.   The ACLU and its partners are seeking a court order to block enforcement of the law.