WEDNesDAY, may 15 2013
ACCUSED KILLER COOPERATING
KENNETH LEIGHTY’S ATTORNEY SAYS HE’S COOPERATING WITH AUTHORITIES AND HE IS PLANNING TO WAIVE HIS FORMAL ARRAIGNMENT AND PRELIMINARY HEARING ON murder CHARGES. LAST WEEK, LEIGHTY TOLD police WHERE THEY WOULD FIND the body OF HIS 23 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, SHERRY, WHO DISAPPEARED IN 1999. THE SKELETAL REMAINS WERE FINALLY FOUND SATURDAY ON LEIGHTY’S PROPERTY NEAR WARRIORS MARK, HUNTINGDON COUNTY. Leighty CLAIMS HE KILLED HER ACCIDENTALLY AND BURIED THE BODY.
CHILD KIDNAPPING & RAPE
A preliminary hearing is sCHEDULED TODAY for A SOMERSET COUNTY MAN WHO HAS CONFESSED TO kidnapping and raping a 6 year-old Fayette County boy EARLIER THIS MONTH. State police saY 45 YEAR OLD Brian Lynch OF CONFLUENCE ADMITS DRIVING the boy to Westmoreland County, assaulting him in the back seat of his vehicle…then leaving the VICTIM unattended at a park NEAR Latrobe. POLICE found Lynch at HIS GIRLFRIEND’S home NEARBY.
ALTOONA MAN DIES AFTER WEEKEND WRECK
AN ALTOONA MAN HAS DIED FOLLOWING A WEEKEND CRASH. 37 YEAR OLD CHRISTOPHER LION OF ALTOONA WAS FLOWN TO ALTOONA REGIONAL TRAUMA CENTER EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AFTER HIS SPEEDING CAR SWERVED OUT OF CONTROL ALONG ROUTE 40-27 IN SNYDER TOWNSHIP, BLAIR COUNTY. STATE POLICE SAY LION WAS NOT WEARING A SEATBELT. HE STRUCK A PARKED CAR IN A PARKING LOT, PUSHING IT INTO A CONCRETE LIGHT POLE.
A BIG MESS YESTERDAY MORNING NEAR SOUTHFORK, CAMBRIA COUNTY, WHEN A coal truck and 2 cars collided, shutting down Route 219 FOR HOURS. One person was taken to Memorial Medical to be checked out, BUT THEY Were not seriously hurt.
29 YEAR OLD ROBERT TEISHER OF MUNCY PENNSYLVANIA IS FACING CHARGES FOLLOWING A CRASH YESTERDAY IN CENTRE COUNTY. STATE POLICE SAY TEISHER WAS CHECKING EMAIL ON HIS PHONE WHILE drivING southbound on I-99 near Shiloh Road. he HIT a PennDOT vehicle that was painting LINES ON the road. both drivers were taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center WITH minor injuries.
Pennsylvania will get 2-million dollars in emergency federal funding for repairs to I-81 in the harrisburg area. U.S. Senator Bob Casey announced the funding yesterday. An 11-mile stretch of the highway was shut down Thursday after a fuel tanker overturned and caught fire.
LOWERING BLOOD ALCOHOL LIMIT?
THE National Transportation Safety Board IS RECOMMENDING LOWERING THE LEGAL BLOOD ALCOHOL LIMIT FOR GETTING BEHIND THE WHEEL TO POINT-05 PERCENT. ALL STATES HAVE ALREADY LOWERED THE NUMBER FROM POINT-1 TO POINT-08, BUT AN N-T-S-B SPOKESWOMAN saYS “The United States is used to leading when it comes to safety and transportation. In this area we are woefully behind." An NTSB study shows that more than 100 countries have already adopted the tougher standard, and they saY fewer people are dying in drunk driving accidents. The board is also recommending increasing penalties for first-time and repeat offenders. ANY CHANGES would have to be introduced and adopted by state lawmakers.
TURBINE WORKER SERIOUSLY INJURED
A man working on a wind turbine IN MEYERSDALE, SOMERSET COUNTY, WAS FLOWN TO A MARYLAND HOSPITAL YESTERDAY AFTER HE was CRUSHED by a very large gear. The MAN WAS Replacing the motor on one of the turbines 250 feet from the ground when the motor somehow shifted, pinning HIM. Workers were able to free the injured man before firefighters arrived.
RADIOACTIVE GAUGE MISSING
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection AND the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission are searching for a missing portable gauge containing sealed sources of radioactive material that was lost May 3RD along Interstate 81 between West Virginia and Pennsylvania. IT APPARENTLY FELL OFF A TRUCK. ONE OFFICIAL SAYS “It is critical for anyone who has information to contact AUTHORITIES immediately. As long as the device is not tampered with or damaged, it presents no hazard to public safety.” The gauge…a Troxler Model 3430…IS bright yellow and About the size of a shoe box, with electronic controls and a metal rod extending from the top. a reward IS OFFERED for information leading to its return.
EMBEZZLER GETS JAIL TIME
A CENTRE COUNTY JUDGE YESTERDAY SENTENCED 48 YEAR OLD THERESA HORTON OF BELLEFONTE TO A MAXIMUM OF 23-AND-A-HALF MONTHS IN PRISON FOR embezzling from THE PHILIPSBURG OSCEOLA HIGH SChool wrestling club while she served as treasurer. Horton PLEADED GUILTY TO Theft and Unlawful Taking and She must pay back 23-thousand dollars.
BED BUGS IN DORMS
PENN STATE OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE TAKING ACTION AFTER Bed bugs SHOWED UP AT THE EAST HALLS COMPLEX DURING a science camp. Parents TELL WJAC THAT their kids’ beds WERE INFESTED AND SOME HAVE SEVERAL BITES. exterminators ARE NOW ON THE JOB.
HIGHER GAS PRICES IN THE U-S
TRIPLE A FUEL GAUGE SAYS Western Pa gas prices fell less than a penny this week to AVERAGE $3.48.This is the 11th STRAIGHT week of dROPPing prices. Today’s national average is $3.58, 6 cents more expensive than one week ago, making it the largest weekly increase since February.
Some lucky Powerball player could pocket a hefty jackpot tonight. There was no big winner in Saturday night's drawing, so the prize is up to an estimated 360-million dollars, with a cash option of OVER 222-million dollars.