Monday June 9 2014

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MONDAY, june 9, 2014

 

PELLET GUN AT THE MALL

 

TENSE MOMENTS AT ALTOONA’S LOGAN VALLEY MALL SUNDAY WHEN THERE WERE REPORTS OF A MAN WITH A GUN. IT TURNS OUT 19 YEAR OLD CODY OTT OF ALTOONA HAD A PELLET GUN IN A MEN’S BATHROOM, BUT WAS NOT THREATENING ANYONE. OTT WAS ALLEGEDLY HIGH ON INHALANTS AND WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BY MALL SECURITY UNTIL LOGAN TOWNSHIP POLICE ARRIVED. CHIEF RON HELLER TELLS THE ALTOONA MIRROR OTT WAS BOOKED ON A PAROLE VIOLATION AND MORE CHARGES ARE POSSIBLE.

 

FIRE VICTIM RECOVERING

 

WAYNE RHODES IS BEING TREATED FOR BURNS AFTER THE HOUSE FIRE THAT KILLED HIS WHEELCHAIR- BOUND WIFE, SALLY, EARLY SATURDAY MORNING ON 7TH AVENUE IN ALTOONA. ONE OF THE COUPLE’S GRANDCHILDREN, HER BOYFRIEND, AND THEIR DOG ESCAPED THE FLAMES BY JUMPING OUT A 2ND STORY WINDOW. oxygen tanks inside the house MADE THE SITUATION EVEN WORSE…AND THE INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY INTO THE CAUSE OF THE BLAZE. If you'd like to help the family with clothes or household items, you can send donations to, 111 8th StREET, Altoona.

 

2 DEADLY MOTORCYCLE WRECKS

 

One person was killed in a motorcycle crash in Blair County Saturday night and another SUFFERED SERIOUS INJURIES.

Logan Township police SAY 28 YEAR OLD TIMOTHY EVANS OF BELLWOOD hit a parked car ALONG GREENWOOD ROAD in Altoona. Evans died AND His female passenger was taken to UPMC Altoona. THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.

 

POLICE IN CAMBRIA COUNTY BELIEVE SPEED AND ALCOHOL WERE FACTORS IN A FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH ABOUT 10 SATURDAY NIGHT. THE Coroner’S OFFICE SAYS 23 year old Joshua  Custer OF DAISYTOWN WRECKED HIS BIKE along Singer Hill Road in Stoneycreek Township. HE hit a guardrail and was thrown over an embankment. Custer was not wearing a helmet.

 

D-U-I CHECKPOINT

 

STATE POLICE MADE ONE ARREST DURING A D-U-I CHECKPOINT IN POTTER TOWNSHIP, CENTRE COUNTY, OVER THE WEEKEND. ACCORDING TO THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES, TROOPERS ALSO HANDED OUT 2 CITATIONS near the intersection of routes 144 and 45.

 

SANDUSKY SCANDAL

 

A REPORT FROM THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE IS EXPECTED TO BE MADE PUBLIC SOON. IT CONCERNS THE HANDLING OF THE CASE AGAINST JERRY SANDUSKY AND WHY IT TOOK THEN-ATTORNEY GENERAL TOM CORBETT 3 YEARS TO BRING CHARGES.

ACCORDING TO AN EXCERPT OBTAINED BY THE PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE REVIEW OVER THE WEEKEND, THERE IS NOTHING IN THE AVAILABLE DOCUMENT REPORT OR WITNESS INTERVIEWS THAT CORBETT OR ANYONE ELSE IN HIS OFFICE GAVE ANY INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CONDUCT THE INVESTIGATION. NO COMMENT FROM THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE.

 

NEW FORM OF GOVERNMENT?

 

THE ALTOONA GOVERNMENT STUDY COMMISSION WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING THIS EVENING TO DISCUSS THE PROPOSED CHANGE IN THE FORM OF GOVERNMENT TO HOME RULE CHARTER. THE SESSION BEGINS AT 7 IN THE AUDITORIUM OF THE PENN STATE ALTOONA DEVORRIS DOWNTOWN CENTER. THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND ASK QUESTIONS.