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monDAY, may 6 2013

3 young men killed

3 people dIed EARLY SUNDAY MORNING after a SPEEDING pickup truck crashed into a small pond along McMillen Road in SOUTH MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Indiana County. FRIENDS say the truck FLIPPED inTO the water and trapped the PASSENGERS AND DRIVER inside. THE WITNESSES WERE UNABLE TO SAVE THEM. THE VICTIMS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS 20 year-old Sean Titus, the driver…19 year-old Zane McMillen…and 19 year-old Cody Brink. THEY ARE All from Kittaning. The Coroner’s office SAYS toxicology tests are pending, BUT ALCOHOL IS SUSPECTED TO BE A FACTOR.

blair county crash

A rollover CRASH in Blair County Sunday evening sent 3 people to the hospital. Police saY the driver came around a curve too fast on Main Street in Roaring Spring and flipped his truck. NO WORD ON THE VICTIMS’ conditions.

BOdy pulled from river

BLAIR COUNTY CORONER PATTY ROSS SAYS THE body pulled from the Little Juanita River near Tyrone Thursday WAS THAT OF 28 YEAR OLD DOMINIC BALZANO OF ALTOONA…AND SHE CALLS the death suspicious BECAUSE Balzano DID NOT HAVE WATER IN HIS LUNGS AND AUTHORITIES AREN’T SURE HOW HE ENDED UP IN THE RIVER. THE autopsy was inconclusive, SO additional microscopic and toxicology testing will be done.  BALZANO’S father is the Pastor of the Pleasant Valley Assembly of God Church in Altoona.

Runner dies during MARATHON

23 YEAR OLD PENN STATE GRADUATE KYLE JOHNSON DIED YESTERDAY WHILE COMPETING IN THE annual Pittsburgh Marathon. JOHNSON graduateD A YEAR AGO. Family members told our KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh that Johnson had no previous health problems. The cause of death has not YET been determined.

6 year old kidnapped

A SOMERSET COUNTY MAN IS JAILED ON charges OF kidnapping and raping a 6 year-old Fayette County boy. State police in Uniontown ISSUED AN AMBER ALERT SATURDAY AND said THE BOY WAS BELIEVED TO BE WITH 45 YEAR OLD Brian Lynch OF CONFLUENCE. LYNCH ADMITS DRIVING the boy to Westmoreland County, assaulting him in the back seat of his vehicle…then leaving the VICTIM unattended at a park NEAR Latrobe. POLICE found Lynch at a nearby home. A preliminary hearing is set for May 15TH.

gun pointed at trooper

STATE POLICE IN BLAIR COUNTY SAY 26 YEAR OLD DAVID MOORE OF ROARING SPRING POINTED A SHOTGUN AT A TROOPER DURING AN INCIDENT EARLY SUNDAY AT A CEMETERY. MOORE WENT THERE FOLLOWING AN ARGUMENT WITH HIS WIFE AND CALLED HER MORE THAN 20 TIMES, SAYING HE WAS AT THEIR SON’S GRAVE. HIS MOTHER SHOWED UP AND CALMED HIM DOWN, THEN HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. MOORE WAS HIT WITH A TASER FOR RESISTING ARREST. HE’S NOW IN THE COUNTY JAIL ON 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS CASH BAIL.

altoona home invasion

altoona police say 3 philadelphia men forced their way into a home on east maple avenue yesterday afternoon and stole 30 dollars in cash, cigarettes, and a phone. the men claimed to be working for metro-power, and going door to door soliciting for the electric power provider. after they finally left the home, police stopped the men’s mini-van at 25th avenue and first street.

yard waste drop off

THE ALTOONA HIGHWAY YARD HAS COMPLETED ITS ANNUAL SPRING YARD WASTE PICKUP AND NOW CITY RESIDENTS CAN DROP OFF ITEMS AT THE YARD EVERY WEEKDAY FROM 8:30AM TO 2PM, EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS. ALL YARD WASTE MUST BE IN BROWN COMPOST BAGS. LOOSE ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.