Wednesday November 20 2013

wednesDAY, november 20, 2013

remembering the frogman

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WOULD LIKE TO PAY RESPECTS TO STEVE “FROGMAN” KELSEY…ALSO KNOWN AS ROB TERDIMAN…FRIENDS AND FAMILY WILL BE RECEIVED TODAY FROM 3 TO 8 AT STEVENS FUNERAL HOME IN ALTOONA. THE PRIVATE FUNERAL WILL BE AT THE CONVENIENCE OF THE FAMILY. AFTER A RADIO CAREER OF MORE THAN 40 YEARS IN THE ALTOONA AREA, THE FROGMAN SUFFERED A MASSIVE STROKE LAST FRIDAY AND DIED ON SUNDAY.

bomb threat suspect ordered to trial

FOLLOWING A PRELIMINARY HEARING TUESDAY, 23 year-old FORMER NATIONAL GUARD COMPUTER EXPERT ADAM HARDIN OF CLAYSBURG HAS BEEN ORDERED TO STAND TRIAL ON MORE THAN A DOZEN FELONY AND MISDEMEANOR CHARGES. POLICE SAY HE WAS AN INMATE WHEN HE HACKED THE BLAIR COUNTY PRISON’S INTERNET AND SENT BOMB THREATS CONCERNING THE BLAIR COUNTY COURTHOUSE. DISTRICT ATTORNEY RICH Consiglio says Hardin ALSO MADE THREATS ABOUT the Hollidaysburg water supply in late October. HARDIN remains in the County JAIL.

serial killer executed

SELF-PROCLAIMED WHITE SUPREMACIST Joseph frankLIN WAS SCHEDULED TO BE PUT TO DEATH IN A MISSOURI PRISON AT 12:01 THIS MORNING…yesterday 2 district court JUDGEs GRANTED STAYs OF EXECUTION…then the u-s supreme court overturned the stay and he was executed at 6:17 this morning. Franklin was accused of killing at least 20 people across the country in the late 1970’s, including an inter-racial couple in Johnstown in 1980. FRANKLIN RECENTLY GAVE AN INTERVIEW TO C-N-N AND SAID HE COMMITTED MURDERS OVER A 3 YEAR PERIOD BECAUSE HE WAS TRYING TO START A RACE WAR. HE ALSO CONFESSED TO SHOOTING AND PARALYZING LARRY FLYNT, THE PUBLISHER OF HUSTLER, because his magazine featured an inter-racial couple.

priest killed in crash

funeral arraignments were not yet complete for FATHER ROBERT Yetsko WHO DIED AFTER LOSING CONTROL OF HIS CAR in NEWBURG, Clearfield County, MONDAY AFTERNOON. YETSKO SERVED BOTH Nativity of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Church in DuBois AND Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church in Sykesville. Yetsko, BETTER known as Father Bob, was a Franciscan priest from the Sacred Heart Province of the Third Order Regular from Loretto, Cambria County.

pharmacy robbed at gunpoint

AN ARMED robbery YESTERDAY MORNING at a Huntingdon County pharmacy. State police SAY a man wearing a mask held up the Rite Aid IN MOUNT UNION about 10:30. he showed a gun and demanded prescription medication, THEN FLED ON FOOT. TROOPERS are NOW reviewing surveillance video.

prison fire

AFTER LAST WEEK’S FIRE IN THE BLAIR COUNTY PRISON LAUNDRY AREA, THE JAIL’S LAUNDRY WILL BE HANDLED BY THE STATE PRISON AT SOMERSET. THE ALTOONA MIRROR REPORTS THAT BLAIR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS VOTED YESTERDAY TO AUTHORIZE LAUNDRY SERVICES AT 47 CENTS PER POUND. DAMAGE MAY TOTAL AS MUCH AS 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS. THE COUNTY DOES HAVE INSURANCE, BUT THERE IS A 10-THOUSAND DOLLAR DEDUCTIBLE.

transportation funding approved

AFTER A LONG BATTLE, The State House finally PASSED a 2-POINT-3 BILLION DOLLAR transportation funding bill BY A votE OF 104 to 95. The proposal would raise gas taxes BY 28 CENTS PER GALLON and ALSO MANY DRIVING fees INCLUDING LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS. Governor TOM Corbett released a statement saying, “Today, the house of representatives made a dramatic choice to invest in the future of Pennsylvania. In doing so, they have set the stage for the safety of our children and the economic prosperity for Pennsylvania.” The MEASURE now NEEDs Senate APPROVAL…THEN it will GO to CORBETT FOR HIS signATURE.

centre county taxes holding

Centre County COMMISSIONeRS YESTERDAY UNANIMOUSLY PASSED A PRELIMINARY BUDGET THAT WILL HOLD PROPERTY taxes STEADY. THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES SAYS The SPENDING PLAN HAS more than 68 million DOLLARS in expenditures and usED nearly 300-THOUSAND DOLLARS from the unassigned general fund to balance the budget. final adoption is expected NEXT MONTH.

gas prices inch higher

Triple a FUEL GUGE SAYS Western Pa gas prices increased a fraction of a cent to $3.33 this week. After falling to a multi-year low of $3.18 per gallon last Tuesday, the national average inched higher on 7 straight days. Today’s average at the pump— $ 3.21 per gallon — is 3 cents more expensive than one week ago, but STILL 14 cents cheaper than one month ago and 21 cents less than ON the same day last year.