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TUESDAY, july 8, 2014

 

THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR 37 YEAR OLD Susan Bachman OF Julian WHO JUMPED FROM HER PARENTS’ MOVING CAR FRIDAY MORNING ALONG I-80 NEAR THE BROOKVILLE EXIT. THEY WERE TAKING HER TO BE TREATED FOR mental health issues. MORE THAN 40 people showed up to help search YESTERDAY AND There were a few possible sightings, but SHE WAS NOT LOCATED. The latest information IS AVAILABLE AT findsusanbachman.com.

 

A 35 YEAR OLD MOTHER FROM BROAD TOP CITY, HUNTINGDON COUNTY, DIED IN A CRASH YESTERDAY IN UNION TOWNSHIP. POLICE SAY HER VEHICLE hit an embankment and flipped END over END ALonG Route 829 near Mill Creek. Her 3 children…AGES 13, 11, AND 9…were all wearing seatbelts and SUFFERED MODERATE INJURIES. The woman was not BUCKLED. police believe speed WAS a factor.

 

A Centre County JUDGE YESTERDAY sentenced 30 YEAR OLD MATTHEW SHIRK OF BELLEFONTE To 9 to 18 years in prison for THE D-U-I CRASH THAT KILLED HIS FRIEND, KELLY RIDER, IN 2011. 2 OTHER PEOPLE WERE critically injured WHEN THE PICKUP SHIRK WAS DRIVING RAN OFF ROUTE 144 NEAR SNOWSHOE. HIS blood alcohol Was MORE THAN TWICE the legal limit.

During the 3 DAY July 4TH holiday driving period, 8 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 247 injured in 695 crashes investigated by State Police. 72 WRECKS were alcohol-related, including 2 of the fatalities. 2 of those killed were not wearing seat belts. troopers arrested 487 people for driving under the influence. THEY ALSO issued OVER 96-HUNDRED speeding citations, cited 870 motorists for failing to BUCKLE UP, and HANDED OUT 201 citations to motorists for not securing children in safety seats. THESE STATISTICS do not include statistics crashes INVESTIGATED BY other law-enforcement agencies.

 

THE BLAIR COUNTY DUI TASK FORCE HAS RELEASED STATISTICS FROM THE JULY 4TH WEEKEND. THEY ARRESTED 3 IMPAIRED DRIVERS AND ONE UNDERAGE DRINKER. POLICE ALSO ISSUED 43 CITATIONS AND WARNINGS FOR EQUIPMENT FAILURES OR TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS.

 

PENNDOT CONTINUES TO REPORT STAFF INJURIES AND DAMAGE IN WORK ZONES DUE TO WILD DRIVING.

THROUGH JUNE 23RD, 10 INCIDENTS HAPPENED WHERE WORKERS GOT HURT, EQUIPMENT WAS DAMAGED, OR THERE WERE “NEAR MISSES”. ON JUNE 1ST, A PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE COMMISSION WORKER WAS KILLED IN A WORK ZONE CRASH. SINCE 1970, 84 PENNDOT EMPLOYEES HAVE DIED ON THE JOB.

there were no injuries, BUT One HOME IN THE Ferndale SECTION OF JOHNSTOWN was destroyed by fire Monday evening while 2 ADJACENT HOUSES ON SUMMIT AVENUE ALSO CAUGHT FIRE. AUTHORITIES SAY neighbors JUSTIN HORNER AND KEITH MATTERN saved a couple living in ONE OF THEM AND ALSO GOT THEIR DOG OUT. A state police fire marshal IS INVESTIGATING the cause.

ALTOONA FIRE INSPECTOR TIM HUGHES TELLS THE ALTOONA MIRROR THE BLAZE THAT LEFT 3 FAMILIES HOMELESS AT THE LOGAN HILLS APARTMENT COMPLEX COULD HAVE BEEN A CASE OF ARSON. THE BLAZE STARTED IN THE CORNER OF A BEDROOM AND CAUSED ABOUT 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. 2 WOMEN LIVED THERE TOGETHER AND HAD ARGUED RIGHT BEFORE THE FIRE. SMOKE WENT INTO THE HALLWAYS AND AN UPSTAIRS UNIT.

 

THE ALTOONA MIRROR REPORTS THAT 17 YEAR OLD TRISTEN WILSON OF ALTOONA IS CHARGED AS AN ADULT IN A CASE INVOLVING A KIDNAPPED WOMAN.

WILSON ALLEGEDLY DROVE 21 YEAR OLD JORDAN KNUTSON TO the WOMAN’S HOME IN LATE JUNE.

KNUTSON IS ACCUSED OF PUNCHING HER REPEATEDLY, THROWING HER PARTIALLY INTO WILSON’S CAR, AND ORDERING HIM TO DRIVE AWAY DRAGGING HER ALONG. SHE SUFFERED AN ANKLE FRACTURE AND OTHER INJURIES. THE WOMAN CLAIMS KNUTSON HAS THREATENED HER MANY TIMES DUE TO A COURT CASE.

WILSON AND KNUTSON ARE IN THE BLAIR COUNTY PRISON.

 

APRIL GREENE AND JOHN MATTIELLO ARE FACING PRELIMINARY HEARINGS JULY 16TH ON FELONY CHILD ENDANGERMENT CHARGES AFTER POLICE REMOVED 4 CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 5 FROM GREENE’S EAST 6TH AVENUE HOME ON SUNDAY. POLICE TELL THE ALTOONA MIRROR THE HOUSE WAS FILTHY AND GREENE WAS HEAVILY INTOXICATED WHEN OFFICERS RESPONDED TO AN 911 HANGUP CALL ABOUT 1AM. ONE OF THE CHILDREN IS A SEVERELY AUTISTIC 2 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO HAD NOT BEEN GIVEN HER DAILY SHOTS. MATTIELLO IS THE CHILDREN’S FATHER.

 

PENN STATE IS ATTEMPTING TO HALT THE RELEASE OF PRE-TRIAL DOCUMENTS IN THE LAWSUIT AGAINST THE NCAA AND THE UNIVERSITY.ACCORDING TO state college.com, THE PATERNO FAMILY ARGUED IN COURT THAT ALL DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE FREE FOR PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION. THE UNIVERSITY FEARS THE FAMILY WILL USE THE INFORMATION TO LAUNCH A PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN. PENN STATE IS ASKING FOR A PROTECTION ORDER PREVENTING THE USE OF THE DOCUMENTS OUTSIDE OF LITIGATION.

 

The state still has no signed budget as Governor Tom Corbett says pension reform continues to be the sticking point in signing off on the bill. he only has a few days to act, however, before it becomes law automatically. Corbett also has the option to veto parts of the budget or the whole thing. 

 

MAY’S UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS ARE OUT…AND BLAIR COUNTY DROPPED ONE-TENTH TO STAND AT 5-POINT-5 PERCENT. CAMBRIA AND CENTRE COUNTIES ALSO FELL ONE-TENTH. BEDFORD COUNTY HELD STEADY AT 7-POINT-1. CLEARFIELD AND HUNTINGDON COUNTIES CLIMBED 2-TENTHS TO 6-POINT-7 AND 7-POINT-9. THE STATE JOBLESS NUMBER WAS DOWN ONE-TENTH TO 5-POINT-6.

 

IF YOU DEPEND ON THE SMALLER POST OFFICES IN CAMBRIA AND CLEARFIELD COUNTY, PREPARE FOR CUTBACKS IN HOURS. POSTAL SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPH SCHERDER TELLS THE ALTOONA MIRROR THE FLINTON post office WILL LIKELY only be open 4 hours a day, FROM 7 TO 11AM. SHORTER HOURS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE AT THE  Coalport, Glasgow, Fallentimber, Irvona and Westover Post officeS.

 

IN CENTRE COUNTY, Route 45 in pine grove MILLS BETWEEN ROUTES 26 AND 322 IS NOW OFFICIALLY KNOW AS THE SERGEANT ADAM HARTSWICK INTERCHANGE. THE LEGISLATION WAS SIGNED INTO LAW YESTERDAY IN HARRISBURG. THE STATE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE LOST BOTH HIS LEGS AFTER STEPPING ON AN I-E-D AIDING A WOUNDED SOLDIER IN IRAQ. 4 OTHER SOLDIERS WERE KILLED.