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TUESDAY, december 3, 2013

 

POLICE RELEASE HOLIDAY ACCIDENT REPORT

 

OFFICIALS ARE RELEASING THE STATISTICS ABOUT THE NUMBER OF AUTO ACCIDENTS IN THE STATE OVER THE FIVE-DAY THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY DRIVING PERIOD.  STATE POLICE SAY THERE WERE 936 CRASHES THAT KILLED NINE PEOPLE AND INJURED 236 OTHERS.  OUT OF THE 936 ACCIDENTS, 74 WERE ALCOHOL-RELATED AND THERE WERE 433 DUI ARRESTS.  TROOPERS ALSO CITED OVER 12-HUNDRED PEOPLE FOR NOT WEARING THEIR SEAT BELTS. 

 

 

OPENING DAY OF RIFLE SEASON -

 

ABOUT 750,000 HUNTERS WERE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE WOODS FOR OPENING DAY OF PENNSYLVANIA’S RIFLE SEASON ON MONDAY.  THE STATE HAS ABOUT 950,000 LICENSED RESIDENT AND NON-RESIDENT HUNTERS. THE SEASON RUNS EVERYDAY EXCEPT FOR SUNDAY THROUGH DECEMBER 14TH.  NEW RULES PUT INTO EFFECT AFTER “CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE” WAS DISCOVERED IN THE DEER POPULATION IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA, REQUIRE HUNTERS TO KEEP HIGH-RISK DEER PARTS WITHIN A QUARANTINE AREA. MORE INFORMATION ON “CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE” CAN BE FOUND AT THE PENNSYLVANIA GAME COMMISSION’S WEBSITE.

 

ALTOONA SCHOOL DISTRICT TO COLLECT LOGAN TOWNSHIP TAX -

 

AT LAST NIGHT’S MEETING, THE ALTOONA SCHOOL BOARD VOTED 5 TO 4 TO COLLECT THE FLAT RATE OCCUPATION TAX FOR LOGAN TOWNSHIP.

ACCORDING TO A REPORT IN TODAY’S ALTOONA MIRRO, THE AGREEMENT IS FOR THREE YEARS. LOGAN TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS REQUESTED THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT COLLECT THE TAX, RATHER THAN USE THE BLAIR COUNTY TAX COLLECTION BUREAU. NEW SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS WERE ALSO SWORN IN LAST NIGHT.

 

BILL WOULD PREVENT CONSUMPTION OF PETS

 

 A BILL BANNING THE KILLING OF PETS FOR FOOD IS ON ITS WAY TO THE SENATE.  THE PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE PASSED THE BILL LAST WEEK, WHICH WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO KILL A HOUSE PET FOR CONSUMPTION.  MANY PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS ARE SURPRISED THIS LAW DOES NOT ALREADY EXIST BUT THERE IS CURRENTLY NOTHING PROHIBITING THE USE OF PETS FOR PRIVATE, HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

 

ARRESTS MADE AFTER PARTY -

 

LOGAN TOWNSHIP POLICE HAVE CHARGED 13 PEOPLE  WITH UNDERAGE DRINKING IN CONNECTION WITH A PARTY ON NOVEMBER 20TH  AT NITTANY POINTE APARTMENTS IN ALTOONA.TWO OF THE 13 WERE ALSO CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY GATHERING.

 

HOLIDAY BURGLERIES IN STATE COLLEGE -

 

STATE COLLEGE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AT LEAST THREE BURGLERIES THAT OCCURRED AROUND THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES REPORTS THAT POLICE ARE NOT SURE IF THE INCIDENTS ARE CONNECTED. ELECTRONICS WERE STOLEN FROM RESIDENCES ON WEST HAMILTON AVENUE AND PUGH STREET.SIMILAR INCIDENTS ARE COMMON OVER THE HOLIDAYS WHEN MOST PENN STATE STUDENTS LEAVE THE BOROUGH.

 

HUNTING CAMP THEFTS IN CLEARFIELD -

 

STATE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING SOME THEFTS FROM HUNTING CAMPS OVER THE PAST WEEK. IN ONE INSTANCE, A 250-GALLON PROPANE TANK AND A FIREPLACE WAS STOLEN FROM OUTSIDE A CAMP IN LA JOSE AND A PROPANE TANK AND HEATER WERE TAKEN FROM A TREE STAND IN BRADFORD TOWNSHIP. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CONTACT STATE POLICE IN CLEARFIELD.

 

“ICELESS” ICE RINK -

 

PHILADELPHIA IS NOW THE HOME OF AN "ICELESS" ICE-SKATING RINK.  THE RINK AT THE PIAZZA IN NORTHERN LIBERTIES HAD ITS GRAND OPENING YESTERDAY.  OFFICIALS SAY THE RINK HAS A SMOOTH SURFACE SPRAYED WITH GLYCERIN TO SIMULATE REAL ICE.  THE SURFACE IS OFTEN USED FOR TRAINING SPEED-SKATERS AND HOCKEY PLAYERS.  THE RINK IS OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK UNTIL FEBRUARY 23RD. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: WWW.ATTHEPIAZZA.COM.