FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014
RECENT POLLS SHOW INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN Governor TOM CORBETT LAGGING WAY BEHIND TOM WOLF IN THE POLLS…AND CORBETT HOPES HE GAINED SOME VOTES AFTER ATTENDING LAST NIGHT’S Altoona Curve game. CORBETT SAYS HE’S FIGHTING THE BASIC LIE WOLF HAS BEEN CAMPAIGNING ON…THAT CORBETT IS TO BLAME FOR CUTTING 1 BILLION DOLLARS FROM PUBLIC EDUCATION, FORCING SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO RAISE TAXES. CORBETT CLAIMS FEDERAL STIMULUS MONEY RAN OUT AT THE WORST TIME AND THE STATE DIDN’T RAISE TAXES TO MAKE UP THE DEFICIT. ALSO, THE GOVERNOR IS STILL FIGHTING FOR pension reform AND to have new state employees contribute more to their own 401K.
CONGRESSMAN Bill Shuster THIS WEEK voted in favor of a bill that authorizes the speaker of the House to sue President Obama for making unilateral changes to Obamacare BY EXECUTIVE ORDER. SHUSTER SAYS – QUOTE --“No President, Democrat or Republican, has the legal right to ignore the Constitution and make their own laws.” OBAMA HAS ASKED REPUBLICANS TO STOP BEING SO MAD ALL THE TIME.
STATE POLICE IN HUNTINGDON COUNTY SAY A CONSTABLE WAS SERVING A WARRANT ON 62 YEAR OLD JOHN PARKER OF HUNTINGDON YESTERDAY WHEN HE TOOK OFF. PARKER…WHO HAS A HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE AND DIABETES…APPARENTLY SUFFERED A FATAL HEART ATTACK DURING THE FOOT PURSUIT. THE DEATH IS BEING RULED AS NATURAL PENDING AN AUTOPSY.
STATE POLICE IN INDIANA SAY 68 YEAR OLD PAUL TRESSLER OF BLAIRSVILLE DIED AFTER A massive fire THAT BROKE OUT LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN THE KITCHEN AT SHARON’S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE IN BLAIRSVILLE. The fLAMES DESTROYED CHAEK’S WINDOW ICE CREAM SHOP…THEN spread to a connecting apartment building THAT HOUSED CHAEK’S PHOtography.
AS MANY AS 7 people may have been left homeless.
THE BLAZE HAS BEEN RULED ACCIDENTAL.
DAMAGE IS ESTIMATED AT 150-THOUSAND DOLLARS AFTER A FIRE EARLY THURSDAY MORNING AT A HOUSE ON THE LUTHERSBURG-ROCKTON HIGHWAY NEAR DUBOIS. THE Flames DESTROYED GIUSEPPE GIAMBANCO’S HOME AND ALSO HIS BUSINESS, JOE & SAL’S PIZZA. There WEre no injuries AND THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.
24 YEAR OLD ALLEN CARL OF BREEZEWOOD IS NOW CHARGED WITH Homicide by Vehicle WHILE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE IN CONNECTION WITH a crash that happened on Route 30 in East Providence Township back on June 20TH. STATE Police say Carl’S PICKUP crossed into the OPPOSITE lane and struck a car driven by 64 year old Herbert Kisamore OF BEDFORD WHO DIED LATER AT UPMC Altoona. Carl's preliminary hearing is set for WEDNESDAY.
STATE AND LOCAL DRUG AGENTS ARRESTED 31 SUSPECTS IN HUNTINGDON COUNTY ON WEDNESDAY…AND YESTERDAY THEY BUSTED ABOUT 30 MORE IN CAMBRIA AND SOMERSET COUNTIES.
ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHLEEN KANE SAYS THEY ARE ACCUSED OF SELLING HEROIN, CRACK, AND PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS. Thursday’s arrests were apart of a 9 month investigation with the AG’s office…AND KANE SAYS THEY ARE JUST GETTING STARTED.
THE ALTOONA MIRROR REPORTS THAT 21 YEAR OLD ZACHARY BOOKHAMER OF 5TH STREET IS BEHIND BARS, CHARGED WITH BURGLARIZING THE FAIRWAY DRIVE APARTMENT OF A WOMAN WHILE SHE WAS AT THE HOSPITAL GIVING BIRTH TO HIS CHILD A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. BOOKHAMER ALLEGEDLY STOLE A LARGE SCREEN TV AND SOLD IT. HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SCHEDULED WEDNESDAY.
The NCAA has reached a 75 million DOLLAR settlement with dozens of college athletes WHO FILED a class action lawsuit IN CONNECTION WITH head injuries. The settlement requires mandatory regulations THAT coaches and staff members must follow if a player GETS HURT during practice or a game. The requirements mainly include additional testing and ensuring a student-athlete who has a concussion doesn't return to playing without seeing a physician. Penn State's Director of Athletic Medicine, Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli, TELLS WTAJ the university has been doing THAT for nearly 15 years.
A VOTE TO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS WAITING FOR THE STATE SENATE WHEN MEMBERS RETURN IN SEPTEMBER. SUPPORTERS SAY IF IT PASSES, IT WOULD CLEAR THE WAY FOR C-B-D, WHICH HAS BEEN USED TO REDUCE SEIZURES IN CHILDREN WITH EPILEPSY. THE BILL HAS ALREADY WON THE APPROVAL OF THE SENATE LAW AND JUSTICE COMMITTEE.
EMPHASIZING THAT PENN STATE WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF HIM, LONGTIME BLUE BAND DIRECTOR O. RICHARD BUNDY WILL RETIRE AT THE END OF the ACADEMIC YEAR. PENN STATE HAS POSTED A JOB LISTING TO BEING A NATIONAL SEARCH FOR HIS REPLACEMENT.