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Thursday August 8 2013

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thursDAY, aUgust 8, 2013

nasty weather

TORNADO WARNINGS WERE ISSUED IN PARTS OF BLAIR, CAMBRIA, INDIANA, AND SOMERSET CountIES LAST NIGHT AND STORMS CAUSED some flooding and power outages. ACCUWEATHER SAYS A TRAINED observer reported a funnel cloud near Vinco IN CAMBRIA COUNTY with a wind gust of 89 mILES PER HOUR. marble sized hail was reported in indiana county. In Somerset County, the storm blew off the roof of a barn near Jennerstown.

killer on the run

21 YEAR OLD DEMETRIUS GIBSON WAS Greater Johnstown high school’S HOMECOMING KING IN 2010 AND HE DANCED IN “FOOTLOOSE” THE SCHOOL MUSICAL…NOW HE’S A WANTED KILLER. JOHNSTOWN POLICE SAY GIBSON STABBED HIS LIVE-IN GIRLFRIEND, ELIZABETH MILLER, EARLY TUESDAY MORNING AT A CAR WASH IN MOXHAM…THEN HE FLED THE SCENE. POLICE BELIEVE GIBSON HAS BEEN SELLING DRUGS IN THE CITY RECENTLY AND HE HAD A HISTORY OF ABUSING MILLER. Cambria County Crime Stoppers is offering a 2-THOUSAND DOLLAR cash reward for information leading to His arrest AND YOU CAN CALL 1-800-281-16-80.

johnstown marine dies in accident

Authorities in North Carolina are investigating the accidental shooting death of a Johnstown Marine. LIEUTENANT CORPORAL LaNija Gilpatrick, who was stationed at Camp Lejeune, died July 31st. A medical examiner SAYS Gilpatrick was twirling a gun when it went off July 26th. The incident happened at a home in Richlands NORTH CAROLINA. HIS DEATH HAS BEEN ruled an accident.

PENN STATE EXPECTS VIOLATIONS

IN A MEETING WITH THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES YESTERDAY, CONGRESSMAN GLEN THOMPSON CONFIRMED THAT THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION’S INVESTIGATION INTO WHETHER OR NOT PENN STATE FAILED TO FOLLOW THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CLERY ACT WILL BE MADE PUBLIC. When that will happen remains uncertain. the Clery Act mandates that criminal offenses on college campuses be reported to authorities, and that a warning be issued if a reported crime poses a threat to the campus community. Penn State President Rodney Erickson has said he expects the federal review to find SOME violations.

tires slashed

State College POLICE ARE investigatinG more than a dozen tire slashings in the Boalsburg area of Harris Township. at least 15 vehicles WERE DAMAGED in the early morning hours on Wednesday. Anyone with information SHOULD CALL THE COPS at 234-70-50 or submit a tip through the police department Web page.

governor corbett at local fair

Governor Tom Corbett VISITED OUR AREA YESTERDAY…TOURING THE HUNTINGDON COUNTY FAIR AND KICKING OFF A 3-DAY tourism trip with a 13 mile kayak float down the Juniata River. CORBETT also stOPPED at Raystown Lake. HE TOLD LOCAL OFFICIALS HE STILL HOPES TO GET LIQUOR PRIVATIZATION, TRANSPORTATION FUNDING, AND A PENSION REFORM PLAN PASSED IN THE NEXT LEGISLATION SESSION.

PennsyLVANIA GETS AN “F”

WINE LOVERS, Pennsylvania ISN’T the best place TO BE. the American Wine Consumer Coalition gIveS OUR STATE an “F” AND criticized Pennsylvania for not letting other states ship wine to individuals. THE ORGANIZATION ALSO DOESN’T LIKE the ban on wine sales at the supermarket, and the fact that the state controls the wine sales. Earlier this week, state officials REPORTED record profits last fiscal year AT WINE AND LIQUOR STORES.

NITTANY LION SHRINE RE-OPENING FOR A WHILE

IT’S BEEN CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS, BUT THE NITTANY LION SHRINE AT Penn State’S UNIVERSITY PARK will briefly re-open to the public tODAY FOR SUMMER COMMENCEMENT. The shrine will stay open through Sunday night at 8. CREWS HAVE BEEN WORKING TO improve lighting, accessibility, and landscaping…AND THEY SHOULD BE FINISHED by September 6th.