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2 men killed

ALTOONA Police SAY 50 YEAR OLD GREGORY DAUGHENBAUGH OF DUNCANSVILLE DIED IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH ABOUT 7:30 YESTERDAY MORNING. 55 YEAR OLD KATHLEEN SWEENEY OF HOLLIDAYSBURG WAS NORTHBOUND ON 24TH STREET WHEN SHE STOPPED AND THEN TURNED ONTO 7TH AVENUE. HER S-U-V WAS STRUCK BY DAUGHENBAUGH’S MOTORCYCLE AND SHE TOLD POLICE SHE DIDN’T SEE HIM COMING. CHARGES ARE POSSIBLE.

A mineworker was killed Wednesday morning in INDIANA COUNTY. AUTHORITIES SAY 26 YEAR OLD STEELYN KANOUFF OF LATROBE WAS WORKING at AN Amerikohl STRIP MINE SITE IN BRUSH VALLEY TOWNSHIP. HE WAS CRUSHED BETWEEN A TIRE AND HIS TRUCK’S FRAME WHILE HE WAS TRYING TO FIX A MECHANICAL PROBLEM.

sandusky scandal

STATE ATtorney General KATHLEEN KANE SAYS HER Office is “ready to go” AS SHE PREPARES TO prosecute former PENN STATE president GRAHAM SPANIER and FORMER administrators TIM CURLEY AND GARY SCHULTZ. FOLLOWING A 2-DAY PRELIMINARY HEARING THIS WEEK, the men were ordered to stand trial ON CHARGES INCLUDING PERJURY, OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, AND ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN. KANE TELLS THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES THE STATE haS more evidence than Was presented at the preliminary hearing…and She expects whistleblower Mike McQueary to be a prosecution witness. The trial will not be held until at least the spring.

THE UNITED WAY OF CENTRE COUNTY WILL RECEIVE ABOUT 4-THOUSAND DOLLARS THANKS TO THE SALE OF PEACHY PATERNO ICE CREAM AT THE PENN STATE CREAMERY. THE UNIVERSITY IS DONATINg REVENUE FROM 2012 AND 13 SALES FROM THAT FLAVOR TO CHARITY TO HELP FIGHT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE. THE CREAMERY’S MANAGER TELLS STATE-COLLEGE-DOT-COM ABOUT 12-THOUSAND HALF GALLONS OF PEACHY PATERNO WERE SOLD BETWEEN JULY 1ST OF LAST YEAR AND JUNE 20TH OF THIS YEAR.

johnstown business raided

A Johnstown business was raided last night by the Cambria County Drug Task Force. Authorities say they found a large quantity of synthetic marijuana at J-town Fashion on Market Street. One person was taken into custody.

gay marriage ban

STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHLEEN KANE REFUSED, BUT Governor Tom Corbett ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THAT HE will defend the state’s ban ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. THE lawsuit WAS filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The CORBETT administration also filed a lawsuit to stop Montgomery County from issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. The county’s Register of Wills began issuing the licenses last week.

bridges are bad

State RepRESENTATIVE Scott Conklin OF CENTRE COUNTY SAYS it’s a matter of time before one of the STATES structurally deficient bridges fails and people are injured. Pennsylvania leads the nation in structurally deficient bridges with MORE THAN 55-HUNDRED… MANY OF THEM IN BLAIR, CENTRE, AND CLEARFIELD COUNTIES. CONKLIN SAYS He is disappointed that no major transportation bill was brought before the House last session, and he is hopeful but not optimistic something can get done in the next session. Earlier this year, Conklin proposed a multi-bill package that would increase revenue for transportation infrastructure through a natural gas severance fee and a business tax policy called combined reporting. PENNDOT Secretary Barry Schoch spoke before the Senate Transportation Committee Wednesday AND said another 1-THOUSAND bridges could SOON be weight-limited to avoid further deterioration.

voter i-d law

A JUDGE YESTERDAY EXTENDED THE TRIAL OVER PENNSYLVANIA’S VOTER I-D LAW INTO A 12TH DAY AFTER LAWYERS CALLED A TRUCE IN A BEHIND-THE-SCENES BATTLE AND THE STATE FILED A MOTION TO DISMISS THE SUIT. CLOSING ARGUMENTS ARE NOW SCHEDULED TODAY.