Monday April 23 2012

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MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012

SPRING SNOW

IT’S APRIL 23RD, BUT SOME AREAS COULD GET AN INCH OR 2 OF SLUSHY SNOW TODAY AND TONIGHT…OTHER MOUNTAIN AREAS MIGHT SEE UP TO 12 INCHES AND PENELEC SAYS THE HEAVY SNOW MIGHT CAUSE DOWNED POWER LINES. IF YOU LOSE POWER, CALL THE COMPANY RIGHT AWAY AT 1-888-LIGHTSS. REPAIRS ARE MADE ACCORDING TO ALL THE CALLS THAT COME IN. PENNDOT HAS RE-ATTACHED SNOW PLOWS AND THEY ARE HITTING THE ROADS.

FORMAL SENTENCING FOR SUBWAY SHOOTER

BLAIR COUNTY JUDGE JOLENE KOPRIVA IS SCHEDULED TO SENTENCE NICHOLAS HORNER OF ALTOONA TODAY. THE JURY DEADLOCKED AND COULD NOT DECIDE IF HE DESERVED THE DEATH PENALTY…SO HE WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE FOR THE APRIL 2009 SHOOTING DEATHS OF SCOTT GARLICK AND RAYMOND WILLLIAMS. ATTORNEY TOM DICKEY PLANS AN APPEAL BECAUSE THE JUDGE DIDN’T ALLOW HIM TO USE THE DEFENSE OF “NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF LEGAL INSANITY”.

PATERNO FAMILY REFUSED PENN STATE OFFER

CITING A SOURCE CLOSE TO THE FAMILY, THE PATRIOT NEWS REPORTED SUNDAY THAT PENN STATE OFFICIALS TRIED TO GET THE PATERNO FAMILY TO SIGN AWAY ITS RIGHT TO SUE THE SCHOOL BY RENAMING THE STADIUM AFTER JOE PATERNO. THE FAMILY DECLINED, BUT THE SOURCE SAID RENAMING THE FIELD WOULD STILL BE A “TREMENDOUS AND HUMBLING HONOR, BUT IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FAN-DRIVEN MATTER. IT WAS NEVER IMPORTANT TO PATERNO.” THE SOURCE ALSO EMPHASIZED THAT THE ONLY PLACE ON CAMPUS THAT COACHING LEGEND CARED TO BEAR HIS NAME HAS ALREADY HONORED HIS CONTRIBUTIONS…AND THAT IS THE PATERNO LIBRARY. JOE AND SUE PATERNO DONATED MILLIONS TO THAT PROJECT.

ALTOONA WRECK

AT LEAST ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL LAST NIGHT AFTER A VIOLENT CRASH NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF NORTH 4TH AVENUE AND 19TH STREET IN THE JUNIATA SECTION OF ALTOONA. POLICE SAY A CAR HIT A UTILITY POLE AND A PARKED TRUCK. NO WORD ON THE VICTIM’S IDENTITY OR CONDITION.

DEER CRASHES INTO BUILDING

IN STATE COLLEGE, PATTON TOWNSHIP POLICE SAY A DEER HAD TO BE PUT DOWN AFTER IT JUMPED THROUGH AN OFFICE WINDOW AND GOT TRAPPED INSIDE THE OAKWOOD CENTRE ON OAKWOOD AVENUE SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE ANIMAL CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE. POLICE LATER DISCOVERED THAT THE DEER HAD ALSO BROKEN A WINDOW AT THE NEIGHBORING TEXAS ROADHOUSE ON WADDLE ROAD.

ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE IN SOMERSET

JESSE SHAY AND ANGELA BARTELS OF SOMERSET ARE FACING ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES AFTER 4 DOGS WERE FOUND DEAD IN A DUMPSTER ON SATURDAY.
LAST WEEK, POLICE SEIZED 2 DOGS FROM THE COUPLE’S FULLER STREET HOME. BOTH HAD THE PARVO VIRUS AND ONE OF THEM LATER DIED. THIS WEEKEND, AUTHORITIES CONFISCATED 3 HORSES, 5 DOGS, 12 CATS AND A CHINCHILLA.

TIGHT SECURITY AT PITT

IT’S NOT CLEAR WHY BUT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH IS NO LONGER POSTING ON ITS WEBSITE A REWARD FOR THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING BOMB THREATS. PITT’S STUDENT NEWSPAPER REPORTED GETTING AN ANONYMOUS EMAIL SAYING THE THREATS WOULD STOP IF THE 50-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD OFFER WERE REVOKED. A THREAT AGAINST 6 BUILDINGS WAS MADE SATURDAY MORNING. IT’S NOW FINALS WEEK AND STUDENTS WILL TAKE THEIR EXAMS IN ONE OF 5 BUILDINGS ON THE OAKLAND CAMPUS UNDER TIGHT SECURITY.

GAS PRICES DROP

AFTER MARCHING TOWARD 4-DOLLARS A GALLON, THE PRICE FOR A GALLON OF GAS DROPPED BY A NICKEL OVER THE PAST 2 WEEKS, THE FIRST DECLINE IN THE U-S AVERAGE SINCE DECEMBER. ACCORDING TO THE LATEST LUNDBERG SURVEY, THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS DOWN TO $3.91. THE STATEWIDE AVERAGE IS ALSO NEAR $3.91 AND ALTOONA-AREA PRICES FELL 10 CENTS TO STAND AT $3.89.