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MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013

 

FATAL CRASH IN HUNTINGDON COUNTY –

A BLAIRS MILLS MAN DIED JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY IN A ONE-CAR CRASH IN HUNTINGDON COUNTY. STATE POLICE SAY DOUGLAS WHITSEL, JUNIOR WAS TRAVELING SOUTH ON ROUTE 522 IN CROMWELL TOWNSHIP WHEN HIS CAR TRAVELED INTO A DITCH AND THEN CRASHED HEAD-ON INTO A TREE. WHITSEL WAS NOT WEARING A SEAT BELT.

 

CAR BREAK-INS IN HOLLIDAYSBURG –

HOLLIDAYSBURG STATE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING  SOME CAR BREAK-INS THAT HAPPENED OVER THE WEEKEND IN THE SYLAN HILLS AREA OF HOLLIDAYSBURG. ONE OF THE VICTIMS HAD BASEBALL GLOVES AND A BACKPACK STOLEN FROM HER CAR. ANOTHER VICTIM HAD DIAMOND EARRINGS VALUED AT $19,000 STOLEN, ALONG WITH A $4200 LOUIS VUITTON  PURSE AND TWO PAIRS OF SUNGLASSES WITH A COMBINED VALUE OF OVER $1,000.

 

SHADE GAP MAN ARRESTED FOR INDECENT ASSAULT –

A SHADE GAP MAN WAS ARRESTED AND ARRAIGNED ON THURSDAY ON CHARGES OF INDECENT ASSAULT AND CORRUPTION OF A MINOR, STEMMING FROM INCIDENTS WITH A 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL FROM DECEMBER 0F 2012 THROUGH MARCH OF THIS YEAR. STATE POLICE SAY 61-YEAR-OLD GREGORY KILPATRICK WAS ALREADY IN THE HUNTINGDON COUNTY  JAIL AFTER BEING ARRESTED ON RAPE CHARGES ON JUNE 6TH.  THOSE CHARGES ALSO INVOLVED A JUVENILE GIRL.

 

GIRLS INJURED IN ATV ACCIDENT –

2 GIRLS WERE HURT ON FRIDAY WHEN THE ATV THEY WERE RIDING ON DROVE INTO THE PATH OF A CAR. STATE POLICE SAY A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL FROM TIPTON WAS DRIVING THE ATV ON RIDGE ROAD IN WARRIORS MARK TOWNSHIP, HUNTINGDON COUNTY, WHEN THE CRASH OCCURRED. SHE AND HER 11-YEAR-OLD FEMALE PASSENGER SUFFERED MODERATE INJURIES WHEN THEY WERE THROWN FROM THE VEHICLE. THE DRIVER OF THE CAR WAS NOT INJURED.

 

PSU AMONG THE BEST IN 29 DIFFERENT SUBJECTS –

PENN STATE’S AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY PROGRAMS ARE AMONTH WORLD’S BEST, ACCORDING TO THE ANNUAL “QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS”.  THE REPORT RANKS PENN STATE  9TH WORLDWIDE IN AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY. ALMOST 3,000 UNIVERSITIES WERE EVAULATED AS PART OF THE STUDY. PENN STATE RANKED AMONG THE TOP 200 INSTITUTIONS IN 29 DIFFERENT SUBJECTS.

 

progress in centre crest transition -

the new centre crest non-profit community board is nearly filled. according to the centre daily times, 7 of 9 members have been announced. three of the members have ties to the mount nittany health group. no centre county commissioners will serve on the board. a vote last week finalized the transfer of centre crest nuring home in bellefonte to a non-profit facility.

 

Winning Jackpot Ticket Sold In South Philly-

Pennsylvania Lottery officials are waiting for someone from South Philadelphia to claim Saturday's Powerball jackpot.  A winning ticket worth nearly 132-million dollars was sold at Federal Beer on Federal Street.  If the winner opts to cash-out, he'll take home about 58-million dollars after federal taxes.  This is the 17th Powerball jackpot-winning ticket sold in by the Pennsylvania Lottery since P-A joined the multi-state game.

 

 

PSU FOOTBALL STUDENT TICKETS GO ON SALE –

PENN STATE FOOTBALL STUDENT SEASON TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY. SENIORS CAN BUY TICKETS TODAY. JUNIORS TOMORROW. SOPHOMORES WEDNESDAY. FRESHMAN ON THURSDAY. AND GRADUATES FRIDAY. SALES BEGIN EACH DAY AT 7AM AND THE TICKETS ARE $218. MORE THAN 21,000 STUDENT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE 2013 SEASON.

 

DETOUR IN THE ALTOONA AREA -

IN THE ALTOONA AREA TODAY, THE CONTRACTOR WILL BEGIN REPLACING THE ROUTE 40-15/GRANDVIEW ROAD STRUCTURE OVER HOMERS GAP RUN. TRAFFIC WILL FOLLOW A 6 MILE DETOUR UNTIL MID-NOVEMBER. IN THE SPRING, CREWS WILL RETURN TO PLACE AN EPOXY OVERLAY ON THE BRIDGE WITH ALL WORK BEING COMPLETED BY MID-MAY.

STATE COLLEGE DETOURS POSSIBLE –

DELAYS ARE POSSIBLE THIS WEEK ON WEST FAIRMOUNT AVENUE IN STATE COLLEGE BOROUGH AS CREWS REPLACE CURBS AND REPAIR SEWER LINES IN THE AREA. TEMPORARY CLOSURES ARE EXPECTED FROM 7:30 TILL 5 P.M. EACH DAY, WEATHER PERMITTING, BETWEEN SOUTH SPARKS STREET AND PATTERSON STREET.