THURsDAY, aUgust 15, 2013
LOCAL MAN ELECTROCUTED
THE BLAIR COUNTY CORONER’S OFFICE SAYS 43 YEAR OLD WILLIAM DAVIS, THE OWNER OF BILLY DAVIS CONSTRUCTION IN PINECROFT, DIED AFTER BEING ELECTROCUTED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. DAVIS WAS WORKING AT A HOME IN ANTIS TOWNSHIP WHEN HE STOOD ON A LADDER AND USED A BROOM HANDLE TO LIFT CABLE AND PHONE LINES SO A TRUCK COULD PASS UNDERNEATH. THE PROPERTY OWNER’S DAUGHTER PERFORMED C-P-R UNTIL THE AMBULANCE ARRIVED. DAVIS LEAVES BEHIND A WIFE AND 3 CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16. HIS SON WAS AT THE HOUSE WHEN THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED.
HIT & RUN DRIVER SAYS HE FELL ASLEEP
55 YEAR OLD PAUL WEATHERWALK OF ALTOONA TOLD POLICE HE FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND THAT’S WHY HE HIT 19 YEAR OLD COLLIN JOHNSON OF ALTOONA. POLICE TELL THE ALTOONA MIRROR THEY THINK WEATHERWALK WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. HE SPED AWAY FROM THE SCENE, HITTING A MAILBOX AND SPEED LIMIT SIGN. JOHNSON IS RECOVERING AT UPMC ALTOONA.
marshals search for murder suspect
U-S MARSHALS WERE IN JOHNSTOWN YESTERDAY LOOKING FOR A PITTSBURGH-AREA MURDER SUSPECT. James Lawrence of Homewood is accused of killing a man back in March AND He is ALSO a suspect in A NUMBER OF other crimes. Marshals saY anyone helping LAWRENCE hiDE will FACE chargeS. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON HIS WHEREABOUTS SHOULD call 412-422-47-22.
injured lawyer quits
ATTORNEY TIM BURNS HAS RESIGNED HIS POSITION WITH BLAIR COUNTY AND WILL NO LONGER BE HANDLING THE APPEALS OF INDIGENT DEFENDANTS. BACK IN MAY, BURNS SUFFERED A SERIOUS CONCUSSION AND OTHER INJURIES WHEN DEATH ROW INMATE ANDRE STATON CLOBBERED HIM WITH HANDCUFFED HANDS DURING A HEARING. BURNS HAS NOT YET BEEN ABLE TO RETURN TO HIS PRACTICE.
METH MAKER SAYS HE WAS THREATENED
STATE COLLEGE POLICE SAY 31 YEAR OLD DAVID BRADY WAS arrested TUESDAY AFTER AUTHORITIES FOUND a meth LAB Inside THE HOUSE WHERE HE WAS STAYING ON CHERRY RIDGE ROAD IN THE PARK FOREST NEIGHBORHOOD. AGENTS WITH the State Attorney General’s Office say the owner of the house called 911 after he smelled a strong chemical odor. Brady REPORTEDLY told police another man, NAMED Keith threatened the lives of his girlfriend and daughter if he didn’t make meth. Brady Is FREE ON unsecured bail.
WHO’S RUNNING FOR LT. GOV?
FORMER CONGRESSMAN MARK CRITZ OF JOHNSTOWN HAS BIG PLANS. “The Daily American” REPORTS thAT HE will run for Lieutenant Governor in 2014. Critz saYS he’s in the process of putting together the paperwork to form a committee and is learning how to run a statewide campaign. Critz…WHO REPLACED JOHN MURTHA…was defeated by Republican Keith Rothfus LAST NOVEMBER.
TOO MANY LAWMAKERS IN HARRISBURG?
State House Speaker Sam Smith thinks the General Assembly has too many members, and he PLANS to introduce 2 bills in the next session to reduce the number. One will cut the number of state representatives to 153, eliminating 100 members. The other would cut the number of state senators to 38, getting rid of 12 seats. Similar legislation died in the state Senate last year.
AG PROGRESS DAYS WRAPPING UP
today is your final chance to visit Penn State's Ag Progress Days from 9 to 4 at the RUSSELl E. LARSON AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER IN ROCK SPRINGS, 9 MILES SOUTHWEST OF STATE COLLEGE. the show features more than 400 agricultural exhibitors. FOR THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE, YOU CAN GO TO the Ag Progress Days website. Admission and parking are free. POLICE SAY HEAVY TRAFFIC IS EXPECTED ON WEST COLLEGE AVENUE, PINE GROVE ROAD, AND WEST WHITEHALL ROAD.
TOP HONORS FOR ARTS FEST
THE CENTRAL PA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS TOPS THE LIST OF “BEST FINE ART AND DESIGN SHOWS IN AMERICA.” SHUNSHINE ARTIST MAGAZINE CONDUCTED THE POLL BASED ON EXHIBITOR SALES. ACCORDING TO THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME ARTS FEST RANKS NUMBER ONE. MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND PEOPLE VISIT THE FESTIVAL EACH YEAR.