TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 2 2014

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

2 AMISH PEOPLE FROM MILL CREEK WERE KILLED WHEN AN S-U-V HIT THEIR HORSE AND BUGGY FROM BEHIND SATURDAY AFTERNOON IN PORTER TOWNSHIP, HUNTINGDON COUNTY. STATE POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED ALONG ROUTE 22. DANIEL SWAREY DIED ON HIS WAY TO THE HOSPITAL AND MARY SWAREY DIED AT UPMC ALTOONA. THE DRIVER OF THE S-U-V, ROBERTA BOLDEN OF MILL CREEK, SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES. THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. NO WORD IF BOLDEN WILL FACE CHARGES.

JOHNSTOWN POLICE SAY A CORVETTE WAS TOTALLED SUNDAY NIGHT WHEN IT CRASHED ALONG THE ROUTE 56 OFF-RAMP. THE VEHICLE HAD BEEN STOLEN BY 2 JOY-RIDERS FROM A STORAGE UNIT. BOTH SUSPECTS SUFFERED SERIOUS INJURIES IN THE HIGH-SPEED WRECK. ALCOHOL APPEARS TO BE A FACTOR AS WELL.

THE BLAIR COUNTY D-U-I TASK FORCE ARRESTED 8 PEOPLE DURING THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND. 39 DRIVERS WERE STOPPED FROM FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING. 8 MINORS WERE ALSO CITED FOR UNDERAGE DRINKING. POLICE ISSUED MORE THAN 40 CITATIONS OR WARNINGS FOR EQUIPMENT OR MOVING VIOLATIONS.

IN JOHNSTOWN TODAY, MORE TESTIMONY IN THE MURDER TRIAL OF 21 YEAR OLD DEMETRIUS GIBSON OF TIRE HILL WHO IS CHARGED WITH STABBING HIS ESTRANGED GIRLFRIEND, ELIZABETH MILLER, LAST SUMMER AT A MOXHAM CAR WASH. THE PROSECUTION IS HOPING FOR A FIRST DEGREE MURDER CONVICTION. GIBSON IS REPRESENTED BY ALTOONA ATTORNEY TOM DICKEY AND THERE HAVE BEEN CONCERNS THAT HE IS OVER-BOOKED AND INVOLVED IN TOO MANY HIGH PROFILE CASES. DICKEY ALSO REPRESENTS CONVICTED KILLER PAUL AARON ROSS OF HOLLIDAYSBURG IN HIS UPCOMING RE-TRIAL…DRUG SUSPECT STEPHEN PINER OF ALTOONA…ACCUSED KILLER HUGO BAEZ OF NEW YORK…AND MARIE BOYD WHO IS CHARGED WITH KILLING HER INFANT SON IN HUNTINGDON COUNTY.

ALTOONA POLICE SAY 21 YEAR OLD JODY COLYER…18 YEAR OLD JOHN HOLLINGSHEAD…AND 20 YEAR OLD RYAN PAYNE, ALL OF ALTOONA…ARE BEHIND BARS CHARGED WITH ARSON. EARLY MONDAY MORNING, THEY ALLEGEDLY SET FIRE TO A CAMPER AT 20-23 HUDSON AVENUE. THE CAMPER WAS A TOTAL LOSS AND A NEARBY GARAGE AND A VEHICLE SUSTAINED MODERATE DAMAGE.

PENN STATE POLICE ARE REMINDING STUDENTS AND VISITORS TO AVOID WALKING ALONE LATE AT NIGHT ON CAMPUS. BETWEEN 11:45 SATURDAY NIGHT AND 1:02 SUNDAY MORNING, A FEMALE REPORTED AN ALLEGED ATTEMPTED SEXUAL ASSAULT THAT OCCURRED NEAR BEAVER STADIUM AND MEDLAR FIELD AT THE INTERSECTION OF CURTAIN AND PORTER ROAD. POLICE SAY THE WOMAN WAS APPROACHED BY A TALL, SLENDER, COLLEGE-AGED WHITE MALE WHO ASKED IF SHE WAS ALL RIGHT AND ATTEMPTED TO REMOVE HER CLOTHES. POLICE SAY THE WOMAN WOKE UP WITH HER CLOTHES OFF AND RAN TOWARD STATE COLLEGE, BUT DID NOT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.

COLYER LAKE IN POTTER TOWNSHIP, CENTRE COUNTY, WILL BE CLOSED TODAY AS CREWS DRAIN IT AND REBUILD THE DAM AND SPILLWAY WHICH WERE DEEMED HAZARDOUS LAST YEAR BY THE PENNSYLVANIA FISH AND BOAT COMMISSION. THE OVERALL COST TO RESTORE THE LAKE IS ABOUT 6-POINT-8 MILLION DOLLARS AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY HAS RAISED ABOUT 140-THOUSAND THROUGH THE “SAVE COLYER LAKE” CAMPAIGN. THE LAKE SHOULD BE FULLY RESTORED BY SPRING 2016.

KRAFT FOODS HAS ISSUED A PRECAUTIONARY RECALL OF NEARLY 77-HUNDRED CASES OF AMERICAN SINGLES PASTEURIZED PREPARED CHEESE PRODUCT. THE COMPANY SAYS A SUPPLIER DID NOT STORE AN INGREDIENT USED IN CHEESE IN ACCORDANCE WITH KRAFT’S TEMPERATURE STANDARDS. ALTHOUGH UNLIKELY, THIS COULD CREATE CONDITIONS THAT COULD LEAD TO THE CHEESE SPOILING PREMATURELY OR THAT COULD CAUSE FOOD POISONING. THE AFFECTED PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO 4 VARIETIES WITH "BEST WHEN USED BY" DATES OF FEBRUARY 20, 2015, AND FEBRUARY 21, 2015. IT WAS SHIPPED TO CUSTOMERS ACROSS THE U-S.