THURSDAY JULY 24 2014

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THURSDAY, july 24, 2014

 

MAJOR DRAMA YESTERDAY IN THE PARKING LOT OF ALTOONA’S LOGAN VALLEY MALL AND THE NEARBY K-MART STORE. police SAY 37 YEAR OLD KEVIN MORROW AND HIS BROTHER, 29 YEAR OLD LARRY MORROW FIRED A SHOT AT 2 OTHER PEOPLE FOLLOWING AN ARGUMENT… THEN THEY WENT INSIDE K-MART, BUT FLED THE STORE ON FOOT. Altoona Police arrested them LATER on Union Avenue. THE BROTHERS ARE CHARGED WITH Criminal Attempted Homicide and Reckless Endangerment. THE GUN…WITH THE SERIAL NUMBER REMOVED…WAS DISCOVERED in a seat cushion INSIDE THEIR van. LUCKILY, no oNE was hurt.

JOHNSTOWN POLICE SAY ONe person was injured in a shooting SHORTLY BEFORE 12:30 THIS MORNING NEAR THE Oakhurst Homes. THE VICTIM WAS taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. NO WORD ON THE EXTENT OF INJURIES. NO arrests HAVE BEEN MADE.

IN BEDFORD COUNTY COURT YESTERDAY, 45-year-old WILLIAM MAENNER OF EVERETT WAIVED HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING ON ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE CHARGES. POLICE SAY MAENNER shot his neighbor IN THE HAND during an argument ON July 14th. Maenner Is IN THE COUNTY PRISON.

 

ANOTHER TRAGEDY AT RAYSTOWN LAKE IN HUNTINGDON COUNTY. STATE POLICE SAY 13 MONTH OLD JAMARI BENJAMIN OF EPHRATA PENNSYLVANIA FELL OFF the houseboat he was on. family MEMBERS PULLED HIM OUT OF the water and tOOK HIM to the James Creek Boat Launch, BUT HE COULD NOT BE RESUSCITATED. TROOPERS are looking for THE good Samaritan who helped transport the parents and child to meet emergency crews on shore.

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION, CALL 696-61-HUNDRED.

 

a CAMBRIA COUNTY man has died at the hospital following a motorcycle crash monday afternoon. police say 30 year old Nathan Kubat of jackson township hit a tri-axle truck along route 271 in the township.

 

JONATHAN KUZMA OF JOHNSTOWN YESTERDAY PLEADED guilty TO CRIMINAL HOMICIDE in the AUGUST beating death of his father, JOHN. CAMBRIA COUNTY district attorney Callihan says KUZMA HIT THE MAN OVER THE HEAD WITH a hammer and stabbED him in the neck…THEN stole money, medications and his vehicle. Kuzma will appear back in court NEXT MONTH AND Judge Tim Creany will determine the degree of murder in the case.

preliminary hearingS ARE scheduled Today for FORMER GOODWILL EMPLOYEE David Wilson of Altoona and Dawane James of Verona who are accused of forcing their way into the Goodwill STORE in THE Park Hills Plaza MONDAY MORNING. THEY dragged a female employee, punchED her in the face SEVERAL times, and hEld a gun to her head, threatening to kill her. the 2 stole a few hundred dollars in cash, and led police on a chase until they crashed their car. BAIL IS SET aT 150-THOUSAND DOLLARS cash FOR each.

 

State College Police SAY A 19 YEAR OLD WAS assaultED at PENN STATE’S Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity HOUSE EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. the VICTIM APPARENTLY asked a group of people to leave AND an unknown male punched the victim in the face and knocked him to the ground. he was trEATED At Mount Nittany Medical Center and later transferred to Hershey Medical Center with significant head trauma. Anyone with information is asked to caLL BORO Police at 234-71-50.

 

State lawmakers are looking into allegations that police aren't fingerprinting thousands of suspects who are arrested each year. Testimony presented yesterday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing shows the lack of prints means some offenders do not show up in criminal background checks. Officials say 13 percent of offenders who were prosecuted in court, did not have fingerprints on file last year.

Jay Paterno HAS RELEASED A BOOK CALLED “PATERNO LEGACY: ENDURING LESSONS FROM THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MY FATHER.” HE CRITICIZES THE PENN STATE BOARD OF TRUSTEES THAT VOTED TO FIRE JOE PATERNO IN NOVEMBER OF 2011 AND COMPARED IT TO the assassination of Julius Caesar. HE ALSO LIKENED Paterno’s treatment by the media and others TO the Salem witch trials. JAY PATERNO ALSO criticizes the Freeh report. the book ORIGINALLY wasn’t due out until September.

THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES SAYS A 1-POINT-5 PERCENT salary increase for CENTRE COUNTY’S elected officials WILL soon BE VOTED ON BY County Commissioners. THIS INCLUDES THE 3 county commissioners, 2 jury commissioners, controller, coroner, prothonotary, recorder of deeds, register of wills, sheriff, treasurer and district attorney.

Giant Eagle is recalling some of its bread products. Schwebel's Baking Company announced that Listeria was discovered in its Youngstown bakery and affected products may have been shipped to 7 states including Pennsylvania. 

No illnesses have been reported and officials say the recall is precautionary measure. The affected bread has a product code beginning with the letter A. Unused products can be returned to the point of purchase.

 

THE SPEED LIMIT ON 97 MILES OF THE TURNPIKE INCREASED TO 70 MILES PER HOUR YESTERDAY AND PENNDOT SAYS SPEED LIMITS ARE ALSO GOING UP TO 70 ON 88 MILES OF INTERSTATE 80 IN CLEARFIELD AND CLINTON COUNTIES…AND 21 MILES OF INTERSTATE 380 IN LACAWANNA AND MONROE COUNTIES. THESE CHANGES TAKE EFFECT THE WEEK OF AUGUST 11TH.

MORE INCREASES ARE POSSIBLE ON OTHER STRETCHES OF ROADWAY ACROSS THE STATE NEXT YEAR.