friDAY, MaY 16, 2014
STABBING VICTIM RECOVERING
The only victim still hospitalized after last month's mass stabbings at FRANKLIN REGIONAL high school IN MURRYSVILLE IS out of intensive care. 15-year-old Greg Keener IS NOW LISTED IN FAIR CONDITION. it’s not clear when he may be released from the hospital. HE was among 21 students and one security guard WHO WERE wounded April 9TH. 16-year-old Alex Hribal Is charged with attempted homicide and aggravated assault. HIS preliminary hearing Is set for early June.
drug dealers plead guilty
FEDERAL PROSECUTORS TELL THE TRIBUNE DEMOCRAT THAT JAMES HENDRICKS AND DIAN LASSITER OF JOHNSTOWN COULD FACE 40 YEARS OR MORE IN PRISON AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO running a massive heroin operation from his Richland apartment in 2013.
WHEN POLICE FOUND 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF HEROIN, GUNS, AND 13 CELLPHONES, THEY called IT the largest-ever heroin bust in Cambria County. the pair were distributing heroin in Blair, Cambria, Indiana and Somerset counties. sentencing IS SCHEDULED SeptEMBER 25TH.
dog owner faces charges
JOHNSTOWN POLICE HAVE CITED SAVANDA TRIPLIN after 2 of her pit bulls attacked 56 YEAR OLD BOBBY WILLIAMS APRIL 18TH AS HE WALKED AROUND THE CORNER AT POPLAR AND PINE STREETS. WILLIAMS needed emergency surgery and is now recovering. A neighbor shot and wounded one dog, and police shot and killed the other.
Police in Blair County are investigating A STRING OF AT LEAST 7 vehicle break-ins and thefts IN ANTIS AND SNYDER TOWNSHIPS. OVERNIGHT TUESDAY, 2 CARS WERE STOLEN and THE SUSPECTS ALSO TOOK RADIOS FROM SOME CARS AND RANSACKED OTHERS. STATE POLICE reminding vehicle owners to lock their cars.
Governor TOM Corbett YESTERDAY announced ThAT 50 NEW jobs ARE COMING TO Blair County as THE Marcellus Shale INDUSTRY expandS. Curry Supply Company has LEASED A 50-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT SPACE IN THE DEGOL INDUSTRIAL CENTER in Hollidaysburg and the COMPANy planS to invest more than 2-POINT-4 million DOLLARS theRE. they also EXPECT to retain 144 positions over the next 3years.
Curry SUPPLY is a manufacturer of commercial service vehicles related to the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania.
Natural gas PIPELINE ON THE WAY
THE TRIBUNE DEMORAT REPORTS THAT SPECTRA ENERGY OF Texas IS SENDING letters to property owners in Bedford County notifying them of plans to build a natural gas pipeline starting above the Mason-Dixon line and stretching to North Carolina. the proposed 4 billion DOLLAR, 427-mile pipeline would open Pennsylvania to southern gas markets.
Preliminary information shows the underground pipeline starting at the Texas Eastern compressor station located on Route 220 about 4 miles south of Bedford. THE PROJECT is said to be 4 years from completion.
MORE PROBLEMS FOR GENERAL Motors.
THE COMPANY announced a massive recall Thursday to fix several problems, including a wiring flaw which has caused at least 13 accidents. Many of the cars under the recall were built before GM’s 2009 bankruptcy. The vehicle models include ChevY Malibu AND Malibu Maxx…Pontiac G-6…AND Saturn Auras.
The wiring problem could cause the brake lamps to fail…AND cruise control, traction control, electronic stability control and panic braking assist operations could be disabled. GM has received complaints about the wiring problem in the past and issued a service bulletin to dealerships in 2008, but did not order a recall UNTIL NOW.