NEWS - MONDAY, MARCH 10TH

MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014

WEEKEND FATALITY IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY – I

ICY ROADS WERE THE CAUSE OF A FATAL CRASH ON SUNDAY MORNING IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY. POLICE SAY THAT 19-YEAR-OLD ADRIENNE STUCKE OF CLEARFIELD WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE AFTER SHE LOST CONTROL ON ICE ON ROUTE 219 IN GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP AND TRAVELED INTO THE PATH OF A PICK-UP TRUCK DRIVEN BY 39-YEAR-OLD BRENT CONKLIN OF CURWENSVILLE. CONKLIN WAS TAKEN TO DUBOIS HOSPITAL. A PASSENGER IN STUCKE’S CAR, 22-YEAR-OLD JEFFERSON THOMAS, WAS LIFE-FLIGHTED TO UPMC ALTOONA WITH MAJOR INJURIES.

HEROIN ARREST IN ALTOONA –

ALTOONA POLICE ARRESTED A MAN AND WOMAN FROM THE JOHNSTOWN AREA ON DRUG AND OTHER CHARGES ON SUNDAY. TODAY’S ALTOONA MIRROR REPORTS THAT 24-YEAR-OLD PATRICIA BOUCH OF CONEMAUGH AND 28-YEAR-OLD TERRY BODENSCHATZ OF JOHNSTOWN WERE ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY MAKING A DELIVERY OF 30 BAGS OF HEROIN AT AN ALTOONA RESTAURANT. POLICE WERE ABLE TO MAKE THE ARREST FROM INFORMATION PROVIDED BY A CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT. IT WAS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE SUPPORT OF “OPERATION OUR TOWN” AND ALSO INVOLVED THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PENNSYLVANIA ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE BUREAU OF NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION.

STATE POLICE SEARCH FOR CLEARFIELD COUNTY TEEN –

STATE POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A CLEARFIELD COUNTY TEENAGER. 16-YEAR-OLD PHILIP CLYDE BROWN, JUNIOR OF WOODLAND WAS LAST SEEN AT A RESIDENCE ON SHILOH ROAD IN BRADFORD TOWNSHIP. HE IS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE MALE, ABOUT 6-FEET, 4-INCHES TALL, WEIGHING 170-POUNDS WITH BROWN HAIR AND BLUE EYES, WEARING JEANS AND A BLUE HOODED SWEATSHIRT. HE WAS DRIVING 1996 BLUE-GREEN DODGE NEON WITH PA REGISTRATION HLJ4177. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE STATE POLICE IN CLEARFIELD AT 857-3800.

UNION SEES UPMC EFFORT AS HAVING A "NATIONAL EFFECT"

The head of the SEIU Healthcare PA says the effort to unionize at UPMC will have a national effect.  Neal Bisno says the region has an economy based on education and medicine and UPMC is the "dominant institution in that economy."  The "Post Gazette" reports Bisno says UPMC workers "are leading the movement nationally," adding "when UPMC workers succeed it will spark workers across the country."  UPMC says "the SEIU has failed to organize our employees despite their attempts for more than two years."  Spokesperson Paul Wood says UPMC employees "know that they do not need the SEIU to take their money in the form of dues or to come between them and the work they are committed to do."

HOLLIDAYSBURG MAN CHARGED -

A HOLLIDAYSBURG MAN IS IN THE BLAIR COUNTY PRISON AFTER BEING CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF INDECENT ASSAULT. POLICE SAY 57-YEAR-OLD JACK DUBBS WAS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH INCIDENTS IN FEBRUARY INVOLVING TWO 10-YEAR-OLD GIRLS. A PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW MORNING.

ROAD WORK BEGINS IN CAMBRIA AND BLAIR COUNTIES –

PENNDOT SAYS WORK BEGINS TODAY ON THE ROUTE 2014/LOOP ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT IN BLAIR AND FRANKSTOWN TOWNSHIPS, BLAIR COUNTY. THE CONTRACTOR WILL START WITH UTILITY AND TREE TRIMMING WORK AND TRAFFIC WILL BE CONTROLLED BY FLAGGERS. THE 8.2 MILE BRIDGE DETOUR WILL BE PLACED ON TUESDAY, APRIL 1 AND WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL EARLY NOVEMBER.

PENNDOT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT WORK WILL BEGIN IN WESTMONT AND UPPER AND LOWER YODER TOWNSHIPS IN CAMBRIA COUNTY TODAY. THE SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE RESURFACING GOUCHER STREET, SIGNAL UPGRADES, AND TREE REMOVAL. WORK WILL BE DONE DURING DAYLIGHT AND NIGHTTIME HOURS. TRAFFIC WILL BE CONTROLLED BY FLAGGERS AND DELAYS WILL BE POSSIBLE.