THURsDAY, september 4, 2014
A CAMBRIA COUNTY jury DELIBERATED ONLY about 4 hours BEFORE convicting 22 YEAR OLD Demetrius Gibson of TIRE HILL OF 3rd degree MURDER IN THE stabbing DEATH OF HIS GIRLFRIEND, Elizabeth Miller, LAST SUMMER.
The prosecution was HOPing FOR a first degree conviction, but GIBSON WILL face 20 TO 40 years in jail. FORMAL sentencing is expected within 90 days. DEFENSE ATTORNEY TOM DICKEY SAYS AN APPEAL IS POSSIBLE.
Information is now available in a new lawsuit filed by an alleged victim of Jerry Sandusky against HIM, Penn State, and The Second Mile. According to the Centre Daily Times, attorney Bret Southard of Williamsport filed the suit on behalf of the victim WHO says he was ABUSED IN 2008 AND 2009 AFTER MEETING SANDUSKY WHEN HE WAS 8 years old. Penn State has already paid more than 59 million dollars in settlements to victims.
ALTOONA POLICE TELL THE ALTOONA MIRROR 26 YEAR OLD BENJAMIN RICHARDS OF JUNIATA IS BEHIND BARS CHARGED WITH TRYING TO LURE A 12 YEAR OLD BOY INTO A SEXUAL ENCOUNTER BACK IN MAY. RICHARDS ALLEGEDLY PRETENDED TO BE 16 ON HIS FACEBOOK PROFILE. The BOY’S MOTHER CALLED POLICE AFTER SHE STOPPED HER SON AS HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO MEET “A NEW FRIEND.” RICHARDS IS ALSO BEING INVESTIGATED BY OTHER POLICE AGENCIES. BAIL IS SET AT 35-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND A PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SCHEDULED SEPTEMBER 17TH.
PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS Charges are pending AGAINST a 21-year-old Penn State STUDENT who was found UNCONCIOUS on a sidewalk Sunday night. HE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL with a BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT of POINT-427-PERCENT. OFFICIALS TELL WTAJ, the average B-A-C for Penn State STUDENTS WHO NEED MEDICAL TREATMENT is increasing. in July 2014, the average was POINT-264. 5 years ago, IT was POINT-250. Dr. Kaitlin Speer, an emergency room pharmacist at Mount Nittany Medical Center SAYS The consistent insults on your brain kills brain cells THAT never come back.
A NEW REPORT FROM THE ECONOMIC THINK TANK “TRUTH IN ACCOUNTING” SAYS PENNSYLVANIA IS A SINKHOLE STATE BECAUSE IT IS SINKING IN DEBT AND IT COULD GET EVEN WORSE. THE KEYSTONE STATE OWNS 39-POINT-9 BILLION DOLLARS IN AVAILABLE ASSETS, BUT OWES MORE THAN 100 BILLION. THE REPORT SAYS EVERY TAXPAYER WOULD NEED TO PAY 14-THOUSAND-500 DOLLARS TO BREAK EVEN. IT ALSO SAYS PENNSYLVANIA OFFICIALS USE ANTIQUATED BUDGETING AND ACCOUNTING RULES TO REPORT THE STATE’S FINANCIAL CONDITION.
Sales at state-run liquor stores continue to increase. According to Pennlive, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board says total sales and taxes for the recent fiscal year grew 3-POINT-2-PERCENT.
While thAT’S THE smallest year-to-year sales increase since 2010, total sales reached more than 2-POINT-24 billion DOLLARS. However, officials say operating profits could drop in the current fiscal year based on projected salary increases, benefits and technology upgrades.
A WATER SHUT OFF IS PLANNED TODAY IN WARRIORS MARK TOWNSHIP, HUNTINGDON COUNTY. Starting at 10AM, THE Water Authority WILL BE repairING a leak. water SHOULD be turned back on by 4PM.