Monday February 24 2014

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24 2014

THON RECORD

ANOTHER AMAZING YEAR FOR PENN STATE’S DANCE MARATHON…RAISING A RECORD 13-POINT-3 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE 4 DIAMONDS CLUB TO HELP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST PEDIATRIC CANCER. THE 46 HOUR NO-SLEEPING, NO SITTING MARATHON WRAPPED UP SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE BRYCE JORDAN CENTER. THE TOTAL WAS ABOUT 1 MILLION DOLLARS OVER LAST YEAR’S RECORD-BREAKING FIGURE AND THE STUDENT-RUN ORGANIZATION HAS NOW RAISED MORE THAN 114-MILLION DOLLARS. ORGANIZERS ARE ALREADY PLANNING FOR THON 2015.

TEEN KILLED

A CENTRE COUNTY TEENAGER WAS KILLED IN A CRASH FRIDAY NIGHT. POLICE SAY 18 YEAR-OLD LOGAN BONAR OF CENTRE HALL WAS SPEEDING AND LOST CONTROL ON A PATCH OF ICE ALONG OLD FORT ROAD IN POTTER TOWNSHIP. BONAR’S VEHICLE SLAMMED INTO A TREE AND THEN FLEW INTO A DITCH. HE WAS NOT WEARING A SEAT BELT. BONAR WAS A SENIOR AT PENNS VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL AND WAS ON BOTH THE FOOTBALL AND TRACK TEAMS.

driver ejected

21 YEAR OLD BRENDAN KIFER of hollidaysburg IS LISTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION FOLLOWING An accident early THIS MORNING ALONG Interstate 99 southbound near the Frankstown and Plank Road exits IN ALTOONA. HIS CAR struck a large light pole and the cement base, knocking the pole down AND EJECTING KIFER. HIS CAR CAUGHT FIRE AND THE flames Were put out by 2 passing commercial truck drivers. Police BELIEVE ALCOHOL AND SPEED MAY HAVE BEEN FACTORS.

2 INJURED

A HOWARD MAN AND WOMAN BOTH SUSTAINED MAJOR INJURIES WHEN THEIR PICKUP SLAMMED INTO AN EMBANKMENT AND UTILITY POLE ALONG HUBLER RIDGE ROAD IN WALKER TOWNSHIP, CENTRE COUNTY. STATE POLICE SAY JODI REISH LIOST CONTROL EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. SHE AND SAMUEL REISH WERE TAKEN TO MOUNT NITTANY MEDICAL CENTER. NO OTHER DETAILS HAVE BEEN RELEASED.

COUNTRY CLUB BURNS

FIRE DESTROYED THE DUBOIS COUNTRY CLUB EARLY THIS MORNING. WTAJ REPORTS THE BLAZE BROKE OUT AROUND 2AM AND SEVERAL FIREFIGHTERS WERE REPORTEDLY INJURED. NO WORD YET ON THE CAUSE.

ASSAULT SUSPECT JUMPS IN RIVER

EAST CONEMAUGH POLICE TELL THE TRIBUNE DEMOCRAT THAT AN ASSAULT SUSPECT WAS HOSPITALIZED SUNDAY AFTER HE TRIED TO FLEE BY JUMPING INTO THE LITTLE CONEMAUGH RIVER. HE EVENTUALLY HAD TO BE RESCUED FROM THE WATER. THE ASSAULT HAPPENED ON THE 11-HUNDRED BLOCK OF MAIN STREET AND THE VICTIM APPARENTLY RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES. THE SUSPECT WAS TAKEN TO MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER IN JOHNSTOWN.

CENTRE COUNTY DRUG BUST

EARLY SATURDAY MORNING, A TRAFFIC STOP ALONG INTERSTATE 80 IN CENTRE COUNTY ENDED WITH STATE POLICE FINDING 30-THOUSAND BAGS OF HEROIN. 26 YEAR OLD HASUS HARDY AND 22 YEAR OLD TANYSHA JOHNSON FROM THE JOHNSTOWN AREA WERE PULLED OVER IN MARION TOWNSHIP FOR A VEHICLE CODE VIOLATION. THE HEROIN WAS IN A SHOPPING BAG IN THE TRUNK. HARDY AND JOHNSON ARE BEHIND BARS.

HIGHER FARES FOR CATA RIDES

CATA’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AT TODAY’S 4 O’CLOCK REGULAR BOARD MEETING. OFFICIALS WILL TAKE COMMENTS ON A PROPOSED INCREASE IN TRANSIT FARES, SCHEDULED TO TAKE EFFECT JULY 1ST. CASH FARE FOR A ONE-WAY TRIP WOULD INCREASE A QUARTER TO $1.75 AND A ONE-MONTH ONEPASS WOULD GO UP 10-DOLLARS TO $69. THERE WILL BE NO CHANGES TO FARES FOR THE CATARIDE PROGRAM.