friDAY, JULY 26, 2013
shooter behind bars
Johnstown Police saY 27 YEAR OLD LEMMEL MYERS OF JOHNSTOWN IS IN THE CAMBRIA COUNTY JAIL CHARGED WITH SHOOTING 37 YEAR OLD LESLIE SCHETROMPF iN THE LEG Wednesday AFTERNOON AT AN APARTMENT IN THE CITY’S WEST END. SCHETROMPF…WHO REMAINS HOSPITALIZED IN SERIOUS CONDITION…APPARENTLY OWED MYERS 20 dOLLARS for A WEIGHT BENCH. Myers was WEARING AN ELECTRONIC ANKLE BRACELET AND on parole for a felony drug conviction. INSIDE THE APARTMENT COMPLEX, POLICE FOUND a SIgnificant amount of heroin, ammunition, some money and an additional firearm.
ANOTHER “NO” FOR FORMER PENN STATE PRESIDENT GRAHAM SPANIER. PRELIMINARY HEARINGS ARE SCHEDULED MONDAY FOR SPANIER AND FORMER ADMINISTRATORS TIM CURLEY AND GARY SCHULTZ AND A Dauphin County Judge HAS denieD SPANIER’S requests for the transcript of his Grand Jury testimony and other evidence the prosecution intends to bring up during the hearing. Spanier’s lawyer says without that information they can’t prepare an effective defense for the hearing.
IN AN INTERVIEW WITH FORTUNE MAGAZINE, FORMER FBI DIRECTOR Louis Freeh SAYS he is pleased there was not one disputed fact about THE FREEH REPORT INVOLVING PENN STATE. Freeh concluded that senior officials conspired to hide child abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago. an EXCERPT OF THE INTERVIEW WAS published online Thursday AND THE FULL article WILL BE in tHE AugUST 12TH issue. The Freeh report has cost the university almost 8-POINT-2 million DOLLARS since November 2011.
ROCKVIEW STATE prison NEAR STATE COLLEGE is on lockdown after a member of tHE staff was assaulted by an inmate Thursday morning. The condition of the person who was HURT has not been released. The lockdown is expected to remain in effect until sometime TOday.
State hopes to sell empty prisons
THE STATE PRISON AT CRESSON CLOSED EARLIER THIS YEAR…AND A SPOKESMAN FOR THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES SAYS OFFICIALS HOPE TO FIND A BUYER FOR THE 451-ACRE PROPERTY. THE DEPARTMENT IS CURRENTLY DOING A FAIR MARKET VALUE APPRAISAL…THEN THE PROPERTY WILL BE PLACED ON THE MARKET. ..ALONG WITH THE GREENSBURG FACILITY WHICH WAS ALSO SHUT DOWN. IT COULD BE 6 MONTHS TO A YEAR BEFORE THAT HAPPENS.
REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT IS UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN NOVEMBER OF NEXT YEAR…AND ALREADY 6 CANDIDATES HAVE SAID THEY WILL SEEK THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION. STATE Treasurer Rob McCord IS EXPECTED TO THROW HIS HAT INTO THE RING LATER THIS YEAR. Terry Madonna, director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster SAYS National commentators have described Corbett as the most likely to lose in 2014.
VOTER ID CHALLENGE
The two sides in Pennsylvania’s Voter ID case take issue with each other’s statistics. The state’s expert argued in court Thursday that the plaintiff’s method of calculating the number of voters who lack ID is error-prone. The half-million figure included dead people, inmates, and thousands of duplicate names. On cross-examination, the state’s expert acknowledged that his method of gathering data was crude. The trial will continue next Tuesday.
It’s been 11 years since 9 miners were rescued… and a small observance will be held tomorrow at 10am at the quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation on Haupt Road in Somerset. officials say after last year’s big event, this year’s will be toned down. The Boy Scout troop from Sipesville will conduct a flag ceremony, followed by some local speakers. for more information, you can log onto: quecreekrescue.org.