THURsDAY, june 5, 2014
A TRUCK DRIVER FROM BELLEVILLE WAS KILLED THIS WEEK ALONG INTERSTATE 86 NEAR CORNING NEW YORK. POLICE SAY A BOX TRUCK OVERTURNED TUESDAY, SPARKING THE WRECK. 53 YEAR OLD CHRIS GROVE WAS EJECTED AND RUN OVER BY HIS OWN TRUCK DURING THE 10-VEHICLE PILEUP. IT WA RAINING AT THE TIME, BUT THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.
JOHNSTOWN POLICE SAY SEVERAL SHOTS WERE FIRED in the upper area of the Solomon Homes around 2 Wednesday AFTERNOON…AND a number of shell casings were found at the scene. LUCKILY, No one was injured. A surveillance camera shows the suspect’s SILVER car, believed to be a Hyundai Elantra.
Anyone with information sHOULD call the police at 800-281-16-80.
VANDALISM SUSPECT WAIVES HEARING
24 YEAR OLD TIMOTHY PENROD OF STATE COLLEGE WAIVED HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING YESTERDAY ON CHARGES OF TOPPLING 15 GRAVESTONES AT PINE HILL CEMETERY LAST WEEK. He’S ALSO ACCUSED OF SETTING 2 FIRES ON MAY 18TH. ONE AT A SHED BEHIND AN ORCHARD PARK HOME…AND ANOTHER ON THE FRONT PORCH OF A HOUSE. THE FIRES CAUSED ABOUT 12-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. THE PRELIMINARY HEARING ON THE ARSON CHARGES IS SET FOR NEXT WEEK. Penrod REMAINS IN THE Centre County PRISON ON 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS straight CASH bail.
POLICE PEPPERSPRAY SUSPECT
47 YEAR OLD MICHAEL BOCCARDI OF ALTOONA IS JAILED FOLLOWING A RUN-IN WITH POLICE TUESDAY NIGHT. AUTHORITIES SAY BOCCARDI WAS DRUNK WHEN HE RAN INTO THE 17TH STREET SHEETZ STORE AND YELLED “GUN.” HE THEN PUSHED EMPLOYEES UNTIL THEY CALLED THE COPS. BOCCARDI RAN AND THEN RESISTED ARREST, THREATENING TO GRAB ONE OFFICER’S GUN. HE WAS PEPPERSPRAYED AND COPS USED A BATON TO SUBDUE HIM. 3 OFFICERS SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES IN THE STRUGGLE. BOCCARDI’S PRELIMINARY HEARING IN WEDNESDAY.
THE ALTOONA MIRROR REPORTS THAT 23 YEAR OLD BRIAN FLICKINGER HAS WAIVED HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING AND IS FREE ON BAIL. POLICE SAY HE SET FIRE TO THE GREENFIELD APARTMENTS IN CLAYSBURG ON APRIL 8TH, DISPLACING 5 FAMILIES. HE WAS LATER CHARGED WITH STARTING 3 SEPARATE BLAZES IN 2013 AND 2014 AT A HOUSE WHERE HE WAS LIVING ON PINE HOLLOW ROAD.
STATE POLICE IN Huntingdon county BEGAN AN ARSON INVESTIGATION MAY 25TH WHEN approximately 10 small fires WERE STARTED along state route 994 between three springs and rockhill boro. A FOREST FIRE SPECIALIST FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES NOW SAYS IT LOOKS LIKE THE CAUSE OF THE FIRES WAS A VEHICLE WITH A MALFUNCTIONING CATALYTIC CONVERTER.
WJAC REPORTS THAT former Johnstown neurologist DR. WILLIAM ACOSTA IS ON HIS WAY BACK to Cambria County, nearly a decade after being indicted on federal charges and fleeing the country. Authorities say Acosta returned to his home in the Dominican Republic after he agreed to plead guilty. Authorities in Panama arrested him last month and he was brought back to U.S. soil. He was arraigned in New Jersey. ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS, ACOSTA defrauded insurance companies AND helped to create the prescription pill and heroin problem in the region. ACOSTA is expected to appear in federal court early next week.
PENN STATE BEING SUED
former LONGTIME fencing coach Emmanuil Kaidanov’s lawyer saYS he will file a lawsuit against PENN STATE TODAY, ALSO NAMING athletic director Dave Joyner and athletics integrity officer Julie Del Giorno. Kaidanov WANTS to be reinstated aND HE’S ALSO ASKING FOR compensatory damages, punitive damages, and any other appropriate relief. He was fired last summer…after 31 YEARS AND 12 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS…DUE TO a confrontation with an administrative assistant after the person incorrectly reported a drug problem with an athlete. NO COMMENT FROM The university.
GAME COMMISSION WEBSITE
The Pennsylvania State Game Commission WANTS TO INCREASE INTEREST IN huntING…AND THE AGENCY HAS LAUNCHED THE NEW WEBSITE GOHUNTPA.ORG.
TheRE USED TO BE more than one million hunters registered each year, But the number has dROpped to 943-THOUSAND-583 OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS. The NEW site includes areas to purchase hunting licenses, find out where you can hunt, as well as recipes. Hunting licenses go on sale MONDAY.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS SUMMER GAMES
2-THOUSAND ATHLETES, 750 COACHES AND LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS WILL TAKE PART IN THE 45TH ANNUAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS PENNSYLVANIA SUMMER GAMES BEGINNING TODAY AT PENN STATE’S UNIVERSITY PARK. THEY WILL COMPETE IN AQUATICS, ATHLETICS, BASKETBALL, BOWLING, EQUESTIAN, GOLF, GYMNATICS, SOFTBALL, AND TENNIS. Law enforcement members who participated in the 4-day “Be a Fan” Torch Run from Pittsburgh to State College will light the ceremonial Flame of Hope.