Friday June 28 2013

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FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

AREA FLOODING

MAJOR FLOODING HIT THE CITY OF DUBOIS AND THE SURROUNDING AREA YESTERDAY AFTER NEARLY 6 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN JUST A FEW HOURS.

A STATE OF Emergency WAS ISSUED AND ALL ROADS IN AND OUT OF THE CITY WERE SHUT DOWN IN THE AFTERNOON. EMERGENCY Response teams USED BOATS TO RESCUE THOSE WHO WERE STRANDED…AND Shelters WEre set up at DuBois Area High School for THOSE WHO needED a place to stay.

FLOODING WAS ALSO REPORTED IN BLAIR AND MANY SURROUNDING COUNTIES WITH LOTS OF ROAD CLOSINGS.

AND A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS SPOTTED IN THE BOALSBURG AREA OUTSIDE OF STATE COLLEGE, BUT The National Weather Service has not yet confirmed IT AND AN ACCUWEATHER METEOROLOGIST SAYS A TWISTER DID NOT TOUCH DOWN.

IN CENTRE COUNTY, A HOUSE OUTSIDE OF PINE GROVE MILLS PARTIALLY COLLAPSED WHEN flooding DAMAGED THE FOUNDATION. THE RESIDENTS ESCAPED WITH MINOR INJURIES.

On Westerly Parkway in State College, 8 apartments in the Marvin Gardens COMPLEX had to be evacuated after filling with several feet of water.

A STATE OF EMERGENCY WAS ALSO DECLARED IN CLINTON COUNTY AS MANY ROADS WERE DAMAGED AND COVERED WITH WATER AND DEBRIS. HIGH WINDS DAMAGED SOME HOMES IN THE BEECH CREEK AREA.

more storms ARE in the forecast FOR the NEXT FEW days AND that might MEAN MORE FLOODING.

Shooting death in JOHNSTOWN

Johnstown police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened early today. one person was killed NEar Union Street downtown At about 1:30 this morning. no WORD ON any suspects or a motive.

ALTOONA POLICE SHOOTING WAS JUSTIFIED

EARLY ON APRIL 8TH, AN ALTOONA POLICE OFFICER confronted a man HE THOUGHT WAS ARMED in aN alley behind the 300 Block of 4TH Avenue AND HE SHOT THE SUSPECT IN THE SHOULDER…NOW Blair county District Attorney Rich Consiglio AND STATE POLICE HAVE RULED THAT THE SHOOTING WAS JUSTIFIED. the VICTIM HAS STILL NOT BEEN identified, BUT HIS the Attorney, DOUG STOEHR, says hE WAS ONLY carrying an article of clothing that DID NOT REsemble a weapon. Consiglio, HOWEVER, says the man was WEARING ONLY a sweatshirt AND WAS CARRYING a rolled up pair of black underwear. STOEHR PLANS TO FILE a civil case against the City.

ALTOONA DRIVE-BY SHOOTING

ALTOONA POLICE SAY AT LEAST 8 ROUNDS WERE FIRED INTO A HOME AT 2006 11TH AVENUE REAR EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. 2 ADULTS WERE INSIDE, BUT THEY WERE NOT HURT. POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING.

CONVICTED KILLER WILL NOT GET A NEW TRIAL

ACCORDING TO THE ALTOONA MIRROR, BLAIR COUNTY JUDGE TIM SULLIVAN HAS REJECTED A REQUEST FOR A NEW TRIAL FROM 24 YEAR OLD SEAN ALLEN OF HOLLIDAYSBURG. HE IS SERVING LIFE IN PRISON FOR THE 2009 MURDER OF PENN STATE ALTOONA STUDENT MARGO “MAGGIE” DAVIS. ALLEN’S NEW LAWYER CLAIMS HIS TRIAL ATTORNEYS WERE INEFFECTIVE AND SHOULD HAVE FOUGHT HARDER TO EXCLUDE CRIME SCENE AND AUTOPSY PHOTOS. ALLEN’S NEXT STEP IS THE STATE SUPERIOR COURT.

judge appointed for paterno lawsuit

THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES REPORT THAT RETIRED Potter County JUDGE JOHN LEETE will preside over the civil lawsuit FILED BY THE Paterno FAMILY against the NCAA. LEETE WAS APPOINTED YESTERDAY BY The state Supreme Court. THE FAMILY IS HOPING THE SANCTIONS AGAINST PENN STATE WILL BE THROWN OUT…INCLUDING 60 MILLION DOLLARS IN FINES. Joining the Paternos IN THE SUIT are members of the university’s board of trustees, professors, former football coaches and players. The NCAA has not yet filed a response to the lawsuit.

woman steals from gas station

EBENSBURG BORO POLICE SAY 23 YEAR OLD AMANDA ROK OF Johnstown STOLE about 2-HUNDRED DOLLARS OUT OF A cash BAG at THE BEST GAS STATION on Rowena Drive WEDNESDAY EVENING. THE ATTENDANT WAS BUSY AT THE TIME TAKING CARE OF THE GAS PUMPS. State Police PICKED UP ROK LATER AND recovered 124 DOLLARS. SHE IS FREE on 5-THOUSAND DOLLARS unsecured Bond.

PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS HOSPITAL MERGER

THE CITY OF ALTOONA HAS SCHEDULED A TOWN HALL MEETING NEXT MONTH TO DISCUSS THE ALTOONA REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM MERGER WITH U-P-M-C. THE SESSION WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, JULY 9TH, AT 6PM, AT THE ALTOONA HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM. HOSPITAL REPRESENTATIVES WILL ATTEND ALONG WITH LOCAL, COUNTY, AND STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. The MERGER IS SLATED TO BE EFFECTIVE THIS COMING MONDAY.

IS UNCLAIMED PROPERTY WAITING FOR YOU?

Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord says there is 1-POINT-9 billion DOLLARS in unclaimed property in this state…AND nearly 28 million is in our area. To check and see if you are owed money, go to the website: patreasury.gov. Click on the “Unclaimed Property” tab and enter your name. Or you can call 1-800-222-20-46.