Friday April 4 2014

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FRIDAY, aPrIL 3, 2014

 

HORSES FOUND DEAD

 

ANOTHER ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE IN THE AREA. THE OWNER OF FOUST’S FARM IN GLASGOW, CAMBRIA COUNTY, TOLD POLICE SHE FOUND 3 BELGIAN HORSES DEAD OUTSIDE the FENCE. THE 10 MONTH OLD COLT WAS FOUND DEAD ON MARCH 24TH…AN 8 YEAR OLD STALLION THE 26TH…AND A 2-YEAR OLD PHILLY THE 27TH. THEY HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN HEALTHY. A VET HAS PERFORMED AN AUTOPSY AND IS WAITING FOR THE RESULTS. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION SHOULD CALL TROOPERS IN CLEARFIELD.

 

ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE TRIAL NEXT WEEK

 

A CAMBRIA COUNTY jury Was SEATED YESTERDAY for the ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE trial of KEVIN MCGEE OF JOHNSTOWN. HE’S ACCUSED OF FIRING SHOTS INTO AN EMPTY RICHLAND TOWNSHIP police cruiser in September 2012. HE refusED to put down the gun AND an officer shot him in the stomach. McGee WILL REPRESENT himself WHEN TESTIMONY BEGINS Tuesday.

 

aSSAULT SUSPECT ORDERED TO TRIAL

FOLLOWING A PRELIMINARY HEARING YESTERDAY, 20 YEAR OLD SEAN URBAIN OF NEW JERSEY WAS ORDERED TO STAND TRIAL ON CHARGES THAT HE chokED and punchED an 18-year-old girl on a State College street FEBRUARY 1ST. THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES SAYS The victim TESTIFIED THAT SHE SUFFERED A Broken nose and lacerated face. She had reconstructive surgery, BUT STILL  NEEDS brain surgery to correct damaged nerves that left her unable to see out of her right eye. URBAIN’S bail WAS increased from 25 TO 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

MOM ALSO IN JAIL

ALTOONA POLICE SAY 43 YEAR OLD KIMBERLY STRAIGHTIFF OF ALTOONA HAS JOINED HER DAUGHTER, MIRANDA, BEHIND BARS IN THE BLAIR COUNTY PRISON. KIMBERLY WAS ARRESTED LATE WEDNESDAY AFTER SHE ALLEGEDLY YELLED OBSCENITIES AT OFFICERS WHO WERE ESCORTING HER OUT OF THE MONKEY WHARF BAR WHEN SHE REFUSED TO LEAVE. A SWITCHBLADE WAS found IN HER PURSE.

A PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SCHEDULED WEDNESDAY.

LAST WEEKEND, 21 YEAR OLD MIRANDA WAS ARRESTED ON ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE CHARGES AFTER SHE MADE A VIDEO SHOWING HERSELF HOLDING A PILLOW OVER HER 3 MONTH OLD BABY’S FACE.

GRAD STUDENTS PROTEST

concerned about rising costs, Penn State graduate students protested proposed changes to their health care plans for hours yesterday in front of old main. the changes would provide less coverage for grad students including a 30-percent increase in insurance premiums, raising the plans by an average of 2-thousand dollars. the university is also looking to increase the student’s stipends by 3-percent…and officials have created a task force to find other solutions for the rising health care costs. some students say they may not be able to stay in school.

BACK TO NORMAL AT UPJ

A STOMACH BUG SHUT DOWN THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AT JOHNSTOWN LAST WEEKEND, BUT OFFICIALS TELL THE TRIBUNE DEMOCRAT IT seems to be winding down. 9 new cases of the suspected norovirus were reported Thursday, bringing the total to 176 who GOT sick. spokeswoman Natalie Bombatch saYS state inspectors from the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety THIS WEEK completed an inspection of the dining facilities AND found no violations. OFFICIALS DON’T KNOW WHERE THE PROBLEM STARTED.

HIGH ELECTRIC BILLS

CUSTOMERS COMPLAINED AND THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION LISTENED. AFTER A WINTER THAT SAW SPIKING VARIABLE ELECTRIC RATES, THE P-U-C ADOPTED NEW REGULATIONS YESTERDAY THAT WILL REQUIRE POWER SUPPLIERS TO DISCLOSE MORE INFORMATION. CUSTOMERS WOULD BE CLEAR ON THE PRICE-PER-KILOWATT HOUR…AND BE ABLE TO CHANGE COMPANIES WITHIN 3 DAYS IF THEY DON’T AGREE TO THE TERMS PROVIDED BY THE SUPPLIER.

 THE NEW RULES MUST STILL BE APPROVED BY THE INDEPENDENT REGULATORY REVIEW COMMISSION.

ROAD WORK POSSIBLE

GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT OUTLINED MORE THAN 250 PROJECTS YESTERDAY THAT WILL START THIS YEAR DUE TO THE STATE’S NEW TRANSPORTATION PLAN. HE SAYS APPROXIMATELY 900 HIGHWAY AND BRIDGE PROJECTS WILL GET UNDERWAY AND 300 OF THEM WERE MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF THE PLAN WHICH INCREASES SEVERAL DRIVER’S FEES. CORBETT THINKS THE TRANSPORTATION PLAN WILL ADD 18-THOUSAND NEW JOBS. IN BLAIR COUNTY, PROJECTS INCLUDE RESURFACING PART OF ROUTE 36 FROM THE BEDFORD COUNTY LINE TO ROUTE 164/BUSINESS ROUTE 220…AS WELL AS BRIDGE WORK ON OLD 6TH AVENUE ROAD IN ANTIS TOWNSHIP.

THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR

A new poll INDICATES THAT Tom Wolf HAS a sizeable lead in the Democratic race foR governor. The Franklin and Marshall College poll released yesterday shows Wolf with 33 percent of the vote, while the other candidates each have less than 10 percent. 46 percent are still undecided. The survey polled 524 registered Democratic voters and was conducted between March 25th and the 31st.