Friday March 14 2014

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friDAY, march 14, 2014

fatal accident

A Huntingdon County man was killed IN AN ACCIDENT WEDNESDAY NIGHT. State police saY 61 YEAR OLD Randall Brown of Mapleton Depot DIED when a branch fell from a tree he was working on. IT happened at Brown's farm on Lone Pine Way in Clay Township.

son’s murder trial set for may

IN AUGUST, 31 YEAR OLD JONATHAN KUZMA WAS CHARGED IN THE HAMMER BEATING DEATH OF HIS FATHER, JOHN, AT THEIR Johnstown HOME…NOW THE TRIBUNE DEMOCRAT REPORTS KUZMA is asking that statements he made to police not be permitted as evidence at his trial IN MAY. A suppression hearing is scheduled March 26TH. Police say Kuzma BEAT AND STABBED his father BECAUSE HE refused to let his son use his car to go to a methadone clinic in Altoona. The BODY WAS FOUND IN THE BASEMENT. Jonathan ALLEGEDLY broke into his father’s safe and STOLE jewelry, money, prescription drugs, And a handgun WHICH HE used to BUY heroin. THE DEFENSE is ALSO asking FOR an out-of-county jury OR THAT THE TRIAL BE MOVED OUT OF Cambria County DUE TO EXTENSIVE publicity.

child rape cases

38 YEAR OLD BERNARD BROWN THE 3RD OF DALE BORO IS IN THE CAMBRIA COUNTY JAIL ON 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND, charged WITH sexualLY abusing AT LEAST 3 CHILDREN STARTING BACK IN 2001. Dale Boro police filed the charges Thursday, BUT expect THERE WILL BE more victims coming forward. WJAC SAYS BrowN is also facing prostitution charges alleging he paid the children a few DOLLARS every time he made them perform a sexual act.

A BLAIR COUNTY JUDGE YESTERDAY SENTENCED 37 YEAR OLD TRUCKDRIVER WILLIAM WILLIAMS THE SECOND TO 8 TO 16 YEARS IN PRISON WHEN HE ENTERED INTO A PLEA AGREEMENT FOR RAPING 3 YOUNG GIRLS. WILLIAMS MUST STILL UNDERGO AN EVALUATION TO DETERMINE IF HE IS A SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR UNDER MEGAN’S LAW.


governor in blair county

GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT YESTERDAY’S BLAIR COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST. HE SALUTED “OPERATION OUR TOWN” FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST DRUGS. MICHAEL FIORE, THE PRESIDENT OF OPERATION OUR TOWN. SAYS THE BAD NEWS IS THAT TIPS TO THE “PUSH OUT THE PUSHER” HOTLINE HAVE DROPPED FROM A HIGH OF 17-HUNDRED-56 IN 2009 TO JUST 650 LAST YEAR. OPERATION OUR TOWN PRESENTED ITS ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARDS TO 11 PEOPLE WHO WERE INVOLVED IN OPERATION LAST CALL WHICH BROKE UP A BALTIMORE-TO-ALTOONA COCAINE RING OPERATING OUT OF THE CORNER BAR AND GRILL. 13 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED.

altoona drug arrest

Altoona Police reCEIEVED AN ANONYMOUS TIP YESTERDAY AND WENT to a home On the 800 block of 6th Avenue. THERE THEY FOUND 31 YEAR OLD Sarah Glunt HIDING IN A CLOSET IN A 3RD FLOOR APARTMENT…AND THE MAN WHO LIVED THERE DIDN’T KNOW HER…OR KNOW THAT SHE HAD SLIPPED INSIDE. GLUNT was wanted for heroin distribution. SHE NOW ALSO FACING criminal trespassing and fleeing from police CHARGES.

dui patrols this weekend

St. Patrick’s Day is Monday and local and state law enforcement will be on full alert. DUI Task Forces will be conducting roving patrols and checkpoints to try and crack down on people drinking and driving.

lawyer surrenders license

One of the lawyers who reprresented Jerry Sandusky at his trial has surrendered his law license. wtaj reports that Carlisle attorney Karl Rominger is under investigation for misappropriating client funds which were part of a divorce settlement. In an effort to collect back taxes, the IRS recently filed 310-thousand dollars in tax liens against Rominger. On his Facebook page, Rominger admits wronging others…and he writes that he’s taking no new cases and will have 30 more days to practice if his resignation is accepted by the court.

hospital affiliation

THE ALTOONA MIRROR REPORTS THAT JC BLAIR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN HUNTINGDON AND PINNACLE HEALTH SYSTEM OF HARRISBURG HAVE SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR AFFILIATION. PINNACLE HAD ORIGINALLY WANTED TO ACQUIRE JC BLAIR. ACCORDING TO A JOINT NEWS RELEASE, THE AFFILIATION AGREEMENT WILL FOCUS INITIALLY ON CLINICAL SUPPORT, GROUP PURCHASING, AND DOCTOR RECRUITMENT.

kudos to thon

The U.S. Senate passed a resolution THIS WEEK congratulating PENN STATE’S Dance Marathon on its success. The 46TH ANNUAL EVENT LAST MONTH RAISED 13-POINT-3 MILLION DOLLARS for the fight against pediatric cancer. Thon is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, and it has raised more than 113 million DOLLARS for the 4 Diamonds Fund. The resolution WAS co-sponsored by SenATORs Bob Casey and Pat Toomey.