Friday October 4 2013

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friDAY, october 4, 2013

SHUTDOWN CONTINUES

5 Republican CongressMEN from Pennsylvania say they're supporting a proposal they hope can break an impasse that's led to a 3-day partial federal government shutdown. RepRESENTATIVES Lou Barletta…Charles Dent…Mike Fitzpatrick…Patrick Meehan…and Jim Gerlach APPeared at a news conference in Washington YESTERDAY to push for a bill to reopen the federal government and repeal a tax on medical devices in the 2010 health care law. The 5 broke party ranks this week, saying they'd support keeping the government funded without strings attached. House Republican leaders have clashed with Democrats over their insistence on scaling back the health care law as the price to keep the government open.

STATE Department of Health Secretary Michael Wolf IS remindING Pennsylvanians that all Women, Infants and Children offices across the state are open and providing services. The department anticipates that the program can continue normal operations in the short-term due to funds carried forward from the previous year and additional food funds, including rebates. For information, YOU can visit P-A-WIC-DOT-COM.

despite the government shut down, the u-s army corps of engineers says Raystown Lake in huntingdon county will stay open through monday, October 14th. They had originally thought there was only enough money to keep it open through this coming monday. if lawmakers cannot reach a funding deal, officials will have to re-evaluate. Sayers Dam in Centre County will also stay open.

Driver EJECTED

75 year old SUSAN ECKENRODE OF ALEXANDRIA was ejected from her pickup truck and SUFFERED moderate injuries YESTERDAY MORNING after she pulled out in front of a tractortrailer along ROUtE 22 near River Road. The RIG’S driver waS UNHURT. THERE WAS DENSE FOG IN THE AREA AT THE TIME.

Guilty OF INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER

IN HUNTINGDON COUNTY COURT YESTERDAY, The former owner and operator of SLEEPY HOLLOW personal care home IN BLAIRS MILLS pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. ConnIe Souders WILL BE SENTENCED AT A LATER DATE. IN OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR, 70 YEAR OLD SALLY FULTZ…WHO WAS BLIND…WAndered away FROM THE FACILITY and drowned in a creek. A man died in 2006 when The SAME THING HAPPENED. SOUDERS WAS NOT CHARGED IN THE FIRST DEATH.

STABBER ORDERED TO TRIAL

27 YEAR OLD AARON GILL WAIVED HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING YESTERDAY IN SOMERSET COUNTY AND WILL HEAD TO TRIAL ON ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE CHARGES. PAINT TOWNSHIP POLICE SAY GILL, WHO is listed as homeless, stabbed SHAWN BECKER in the shoulder and back LAST MONTH inside the Windber Slovak Club. Gill CLAIMED the victim owed HIM 155-DOLLARS, but BECKER told police he didn’t even know Gill. BAIL IS SET AT 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

CHILD WANDERS GEISTOWN

KRISTOPHER HOGUE AND STEPHANIE MAYES OF JOHNSTOWN ARE FACING CHILD ENDANGERMENT AND OTHER CHARGES AFTER THEIR 3-year-old DAUGHTER was found wandering near Bedford Street IN GEISTOWN on Wednesday. The tribune democrat says POLICE FOUND THE parents asleep in THEIR nearby apartment WHICH WAS FILLED with trash and drug needles. AN INFANT WAS ALSO SLEEPING WITH THE COUPLE. Hogue Is IN THE Cambria County Prison And charges against Mayes are pending. The children are being cared for by a family member.

PENN STATE RANKS HIGH

PENN STATE REMAINS ONE OF THE TOP UNIVERSITIES WORLDWIDE. ACCORDING TO THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS, PENN STATE IS 49TH IN THE WORLD…UP 12 SPOTS FROM LAST YEAR. PENN STATE ALSO RANKS IN THE TOP 100 IN 4 OUT OF 6 SUBJECT AREAS. 8 OTHER BIG 10 SCHOOLS ARE ALSO IN THE TOP 100.

ARCHERY SEASON BEGINNING

Pennsylvania’s statewide archery deer season begins tomorrow.
Archers can hunt statewide for antlered or antlerless deer through November 16th…and during the late archery deer season, which runs from December 26th to January 11th. those harvesting deer in either of the state’s 2 Disease Management Areas must comply with special rules aimed at slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease in Pennsylvania.