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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2014

A 42-YEAR-OLD MAN IS DEAD AFTER A SUNDAY MORNING SHOOTING AT OAKHURST HOMES IN JOHNSTOWN. POLICE SAY TYRONE WILLIAMS WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES, INCLUDING A FATAL SHOT TO THE CHEST. WJAC REPORTS THAT WILLIAMS WAS A FATHER AND A STUDENT AT THE JOHNSTOWN POLICE ACADEMY. THERE IS NO SUSPECT IN WILLIAMS DEATH.

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP POLICE IN CENTRE COUNTY ARE LOOKING FOR LEADS IN A PEDESTRIAN HIT AND RUN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ON THE 500 BLOCK OF BLUE COURSE DRIVE IN STATE COLLEGE. A TAXI DRIVER DISCOVERED A 21-YEAR-OLD PENN STATE STUDENT LYING ON THE ROADWAY. POLICE SAY IT APPEARS THE MAN WAS WALKING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROADWAY PULLING A COOLER WHEN HE WAS STRUCK. HE WAS FLOWN TO U-P-M-C ALTOONA WITH LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES. ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE STRIKING VEHICLE OR DRIVER SHOULD CALL THE FERGUSON TOWNSHIP POLICE AT 237-1172.

A DUNCANSVILLE MAN WAS KILLED SATURDAY AFTERNOON IN A HUNTINGDON COUNTY CRASH. POLICE SAY 26-YEAR-OLD BRENT DAVID WILLIAMS WAS TRAVELING EAST ON ROUTE 22 IN PORTER TOWNSHIP WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A U-TURN ON HIS MOTORCYCLE AND TURNED INTO THE PATH OF A VAN. WILLIAMS WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. THE DRIVER OF THE VAN WAS TAKEN TO J.C. BLAIR HOSPITAL AS A PRECAUTION.

POLICE SAY ALCOHOL WAS A FACTOR IN A ROLLOVER ACCIDENT ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON IN TODD TOWNSHIP, HUNTINGDON COUNTY. 49-YEAR-OLD JACK REED OF ROBERTSDALE WAS INJURED AFTER HE LOST CONTROL OF HIS PICK-UP TRUCK ON ROUTE 994, TRAVELED ACROSS THE HIGHWAY, STRUCK A BANK AND THEN ROLLED OVER INTO A DITCH.

IN AN EFFORT TO CURB A SPIKE IN PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLER ABUSE, GOV. TOM CORBETT'S ADMINISTRATION IS ENDORSING A SET OF VOLUNTARY PRACTICES FOR DOCTORS. THE PENNSYLVANIA MEDICAL SOCIETY ALSO ENDORSED THE NEW GUIDELINES OUT THIS MONTH, WHICH IT HELPED WRITE. CORBETT'S SECRETARY FOR DRUG AND ALCOHOL PROGRAMS, GARRY TENNIS, SAYS THERE'S BEEN A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN PRESCRIBING OPIOIDS FOR CHRONIC PAIN OVER THE LAST 15 YEARS. HE SAYS IT'S BEEN ACCOMPANIED BY SKYROCKETING PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE AND OVERDOSES THAT HAVE LED TO PENNSYLVANIA'S CURRENT HEROIN EPIDEMIC. HE SAYS HE HOPES THE GUIDELINES WILL SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE CHANCES OF ADDICTION TO PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS. THE GUIDELINES ASK DOCTORS TO DISCUSS RISKS AND BENEFITS WITH PATIENTS, THOROUGHLY RESEARCH A PATIENT'S MEDICAL HISTORY AND CONSIDER AN INITIAL TREATMENT WITH OPIODS TO BE A THERAPEUTIC TRIAL.