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FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014

a fatal motorcycle wreck about 5pm in bedford county. state police say 40 year old jason simons lost control of his bike on mountain view road in napier township. he crossed into the opposite lane and hit a car head-on. the car’s driver had only minor injuries.

IN JOHNSTOWN’S FEDERAL COURT YESTERDAY, FORMER PENN STATE ALTOONA STUDENT VLADIMIR MIFTAKHOV PLEADED GUILTY TO KNOWINGLY MANUFACTURING EXPLOSIVES. POLICE FOUND BOMB MAKING MATERIALS INSIDE HIS JUNIATA APARTMENT BACK IN JANUARY. THE PLEA AGREEMENT CALLS FOR THE 18 YEAR MIFTAKOV TO SERVE 18 TO 24 MONTHS IN PRISON. HE COULD ALSO BE DEPORTED TO HIS NATIVE RUSSIA. HE’S BEEN IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE THE AGE OF 4 BUT IS NOT A CITIZEN. SENTENCING IS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 11TH.

POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR 48 YEAR OLD JENNIFER CAHILL-SHADLE OF STATE COLLEGE WHO HAS NOT BEEN SEEN OR IN CONTACT WITH HER FAMILY SINCE MAY 15TH. SHADLE WAS LAST SEEN WALKING OUTSIDE THE NORTH ATHERTON STREET WALMART PLAZA. ACCORDING TO HER FAMILY, THERE HAS BEEN NO ACTIVITY ON HER FINANCIAL OR HEALTH INSURANCE ACCOUNTS AND THEY ARE VERY CONCERNED FOR HER WELFARE. ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE INFORMATION SHOULD CALL POLICE AT 237-11-72.

A FORMER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COUNSELOR FROM CENTRE COUNTY HAS PLEADED NO CONTEST TO CHARGES SHE FAKED A KIDNAPPING AND LIED ABOUT BEING SEXUALLY ASSAULTED. AUTHORITIES SAY 51 YEAR OLD CINDY BRUMBAUGH WAS TRYING TO HIDE AN ALLEGED AFFAIR SHE HAD WITH A CLIENT WHO WAS ASSIGNED TO HER BY THE COUNTY COURT SYSTEM. BRUMBAUGH PREVIOUSLY ENTERED A PLEA, BUT LATER WITHDREW IT AND REQUESTED A JURY TRIAL. SENTENCING IS SCHEDULED AUGUST 14TH.

GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT APPROVED THE STATE BUDGET YESTERDAY, BUT NOT BEFORE STRIPPING 72-MILLION-DOLLARS IN EXPENDITURES FROM THE BILL. CORBETT SAID HE TRIMMED THE BUDGET BECAUSE LAWMAKERS HADN'T FIXED THE STATE'S PUBLIC PENSION PROBLEM. THE CUTS WILL AFFECT GENERAL GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND JOB TRAINING AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS. SOME LAWMAKERS SAY CORBETT'S CUTS ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

A COAL TRUCK DRIVER SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES IN A CRASH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING IN THE 13-HUNDRED BLOCK OF BIGLER AVENUE IN NORTHERN CAMBRIA. CREWS SHUTDOWN PART OF STATE ROUTE 219 FOR ABOUT 5 HOURS WHILE THEY CLEANED UP THE SPILLED LOAD OF COAL. THE DRIVER WAS TAKEN TO MINERS HOSPITAL IN HASTINGS.

THE STATE COLLEGE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PARTICIPATING IN AN AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVE AS PART OF THE PA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING AND EDUCATION PROJECT. THEY WILL BE TARGETING ALL ROADWAYS IN AND AROUND THE STATE COLLEGE AREA THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND.

ARTSFEST CONTINUES IN DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE THROUGH SUNDAY. ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE SELLING THEIR WARES AND MORE THAN 125-THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO ENJOY LIVE MUSIC, DANCING, AND MORE. CATA SHUTTLE BUSES ARE RUNNING FROM BEAVER STADIUM PARKING LOTS.

STUDENTS AT PENN STATE’S UNIVERSITY PARK CAMPUS WILL SEE A TUITION INCREASE OF ABOUT 3 PERCENT THIS COMING SCHOOL YEAR…AN AVERAGE OF AN EXTRA 482 DOLLARS PER YEAR. THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVED THE HIKES AT THEIR ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING YESTERDAY IN SCHUYLKILL COUNTY. INCREASES AT MOST BRANCH CAMPUSES WILL RANGE FROM 1-POINT-2 PERCENT TO 2-POINT-4. A STUDY BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION LAST WEEK SHOWED THAT PENN STATE IS THE SECOND MOST EXPENSIVE 4-YEAR PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN THE COUNTRY.

A GROUP OF ABOUT 50 VOLUNTEERS GATHERED IN STATE COLLEGE YESTERDAY FOR THE UNVEILING OF A MODEL OF A STATUE OF JOE PATERNO. ACCORDING TO THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES, THE GROUP KNOWN AS “JOE’S BENCH” HAS BEEN PLANNING THE TRIBUTE SINCE 2012 AND THE FINAL STATUE IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE FALL OF 2015. IT WILL SHOW THE LEGENDARY COACH WALKING DOWN THE FOOTBALL FIELD IN HIS MEMORABLE HIGH-WATER PANTS. THE LOCATION HAS NOT YET BEEN DETERMINED.

A BIG WINNER IN THE AREA. LOTTERY OFFICIALS SAY A CASH 5 LOTTERY TICKET WORTH 325-THOUSAND DOLLARS WAS SOLD WEDNESDAY AT VALERIA'S MARKET IN NORTHERN CAMBRIA. THE WINNER SHOULD CONTACT THE LOTTERY OFFICES AND FILE A CLAIM. THE STORE WILL RECEIVE A $500 BONUS.