TUESDAY, aPrIL 1, 2014
ARRESTS FOLLOW JOHNSTOWN MURDER
2 MEN ARE JAILED in connection WITH Sunday EVENING’s DEADLY shooting OUTSIDE THE EDDER’S DEN BAR IN JOHNSTOWN’S OAKHURST SECTION. 33 YEAR OLD Joshua Cambric of Johnstown is in the CAMBRIA county prison CHARGED WITH homicide FOR KILLING Tony Phillips. video surveillance shows Cambric going up to PHILLIP’S car and firing 2 SHOTS FROM a stolen 9 mILLImETER HANDGUN. Cambric FLED in a black SUV driven by Jeremy Woodard WHO IS CHARGED WITH hindering apprehension, driving with a suspended license, and D-U-I. POLICE HAVE NOT COMMENTED ON A MOTIVE.
KIDNAPPING STORY WAS MADE UP
20 YEAR OLD PENN STATE STUDENT SAMANTHA SERNEKOS OF New Jersey TOLD POLICE she was abducted BY A GROUP OF COLLEGE-AGE MEN and driven off the University Park campus BACK IN JANUARY…BUT NOW SHE’S CHARGED WITH LYING ABOUT THE INCIDENT AND PROVIDING A FALSE REPORT. Penn State police SAY VIDEO FOOTAGE AND OTHER EVIDENCE SHOWED DISCREPANCIES IN Sernekos’ STORY. a preliminary hearing IS set for April 30TH.
Former Penn State president Graham Spanier is asking a federal judge to halt his prosecution in Dauphin County for THE alleged cover-up IN THE Jerry Sandusky CASE. Spanier's lawyers filed a complaint in federal court in Harrisburg Monday that stated his case was "undertaken in bad faith" and that it violates his constitutional right to due process of law. Spanier, Gary Schultz, And Tim Curley are ALL waiting for a decision by the trial judge regarding claims that their right to legal representation was violated by the actions of former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin.
PATERNO DROPS OUT
Jay Paterno is trying to have his name removed from the May 20th ballot for Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor.
Paterno filed the petition in court yesterday after dropping out of the race Friday. Paterno exited the race 2 days after the deadline for candidates to withdraw but officials fear if his name remains on the ballot, it could take votes away from other candidates.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA RALLY
Supporters of medical marijuana are making their feelings known to lawmakers. Several hundred people gathered at the Capitol yesterday for the Keystone Cannabis Reform Rally, in support of the use of marijuana for medical purposes. A medical marijuana bill is currently pending in the state Senate. Governor Tom Corbett opposes the bill but has said if federal drug regulators find it to be safe and effective for patients, he will review the matter.
HIGHER NATURAL GAS BILLS
THE PRICE OF NATURAL GAS IS DOWN, BUT PEOPLES NATURAL GAS RATES ARE GOING UP STARTIING TODAY. VICE PRESIDENT OF RATES AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS, OE GREGORINI, SAYS THE COST RECOVERY RATE IS DOWN, WHICH SHOULD MEAN A VERY SMALL PRICE CUT FOR CUSTOMERS…HOWEVERA RATE PAYER REFUND CREDIT, SET UP 3 YEARS AGO FOLLOWING THE SALE OF THE COMPANY, HAS EXPIRED. THAT MEANS THE AVERAGE BILL WILL JUMP FROM $80.87 TO $83.28 PER MONTH.
PENNDOT FEES INCREASING
Certain PennDOT fees are GOING UP today. theY include the cost of duplicate licenses, title certificates and certified records, will fund projects on Pennsylvania roadways. PennDOT says the increase will raise over 2-billion dollars over the next 5 years.
BIG PROJECT BEGINS
IN STATE COLLEGE TODAY, Work BEGINS on a 1-POINT-2 million DOLLAR natural gas pipeline upgrade. Columbia Gas is replacing 6-THOUSAND feet of pipe on South Garner and William streets between Easterly Parkway and Nimitz Avenue. There also will be work on surrounding streets, including Ellen Avenue. Construction will take place between 7am and 5pm Monday through Friday and will cause temporary lane closures during those hours. Individual customers will face temporary interruptions of natural gas service while they are connected to the new main line. employees and contractors carry id cards bearing their name AND photograph. work SHOULD be complete by the end of the summer.