NEWS - TUESDAY, MAY 15

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TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATION CONTINUES -

STATE COLLEGE POLICE SAID YESTERDAY THAT THE THREE MEN WHO REPORTEDLY KIDNAPPED AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTED A 21-YEAR-OLD WOMAN ON SUNDAY HAVE TURNED THEMSELVES IN. THE WOMAN TOLD POLICE THAT SHE WAS LURED INTO A PURPLE VAN AT THE DAYS INN ON SOUTH PUGH STREET IN STATE COLLEGE AND WAS LATER DROPPED OFF AT WALKS SERVICE CENTER. POLICE SAID ALL PARTIES INVOLVED ARE COOPERATING WITH THE INVESTIGATION.

 

BLAIR COUNTY MAN ARRESTED -

STATE POLICE IN HUNTNGDON REPORT THAT A BLAIR COUNTY MAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER AN INCIDENT IN CARBON TOWNSHIP, HUNTINGDON COUNTY JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY. POLICE SAY THAT 37-YEAR-OLD BRIAN NOTESTINE OF DUNCANSVILLE GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH A 41-YEAR-OLD MAN FROM ROARING SPRING AND SHOT A ROUND FROM A HANDGUN IN THE MAN’S DIRECTION. NOTESTINE ALSO ALLEGEDLY POINTED THE GUN AT THE MAN AND THREATENED HIM .NOTESTINE WAS ARRAIGNED AND RELEASED AFTER POSTING BAIL.

 

ARREST MADE IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY STABBING

 STATE POLICE IN CLEARFIELD HAVE MADE AN ARREST IN AN AGGRAVATED ASSAULT CASE THAT HAPPENED AT SUTTON’S BAR IN DECATUR TOWNSHIP EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. RYAN JAMES LINGENFELTER WAS ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND OTHER RELATED CHARGES. FOLLOWING ARRAIGNMENT, HE WAS PLACED IN THE CLEARFIELD COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF $50,000 CASH BOND. LINGENFELTER IS ACCUSED OF STABBING MAN IN THE HEAD OUTSIDE THE BAR AND CUTTING A WOMAN WHO TRIED TO INTERVENE.

 

NO CHARGES FILED IN TYRONE TRAFFIC DEATH -

 TYRONE BORO POLICE SAY THEY WILL NOT FILE ANY CHARGES IN THE DEATH OF PEDESTRIAN TIMOTHY YINGLING BACK IN FEBRUARY.AN ACCIDENT RE-CONSTRUCTIONIST DETERMINED THAT THE 57 YEAR OLD YINGLING WAS INTOXICATED, WEARING DARK CLOTHING, AND STANDING ON THE ROAD AT WASHINGTON AVENUE AND 3RD STREET WHEN HE WAS STRUCK BY A CAR DRIVEN BY A TYRONE MAN.

 

PENN STATE HAZING INCIDENT STILL BEING INVESTIGATED -

 TWO PEOPLE UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR A PENN STATE HAZING INCIDENT ARE CUTTING THEIR TIES TO THE SCHOOL.  THE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCED A RESIDENCE LIFE COORDINATOR QUIT LAST WEEK, AND A GRADUATE ASSISTANT STEPPED-DOWN ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO.  BOTH ARE MEN WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE OMEGA PHI PSI FRATERNITY.  THEY AND SEVERAL OTHER FRAT MEMBERS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO GRADUATE WITH THEIR CLASS LAST WEEK BECAUSE THE INVESTIGATION IS STILL ONGOING. INCOMING FRESHMAN SAY THEY WERE BEATEN WITH PADDLES, SLAPPED AND KICKED FOR SEVERAL HOURS LAST MONTH.

 

 SENTENCING TODAY IN CAMBRIA COUNTY RAPE CASE -

 IN CAMBRIA COUNTY COURT TODAY, 56 YEAR OLD JEFFREY DERSHAM OF SUMMERHILL IS EXPECTED TO GET 5 TO 10 YEARS IN A STATE PRISON. JUST BEFORE HIS TRIAL WAS TO BEGIN, DERSHAM PLEADED GUILTY TO 2 FELONY COUNTS OF RAPE IN THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF A 13 YEAR OLD BOY IN JOHNSTOWN IN 2006.

 

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING TONIGHT IN TYRONE-

 THE TYRONE POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL HOST A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING FOR BORO RESIDENTS TONIGHT AT 7 AT THE TYRONE AREA ELKS CLUB. POLICE WILL DISCUSS WHAT A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM IS…AND WHO TO CONTACT TO REPORT SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR. AUTHORITIES ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR WATCH LEADERS AND NEW WATCH MEMBERS.

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT HONORED -

 IN HONOR OF NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT WEEK, A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR PEACE OFFICERS WILL BE HELD TODAY AT NOON IN THE PLAZA OF THE STATE COLLEGE MUNICIPAL BUILDING. THE CEREMONY WILL INCLUDE A MEMORIAL FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE LINE OF DUTY…A 21 GUN SALUTE…AND THE PLAYING OF TAPS. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.

 

STATE COLLEGE ROAD CLOSURE -

 WEATHER PERMITTING, THE CLOSING OF NORTH PATTERSON STREET AT COLLEGE AVENUE IN STATE COLLEGE WILL TAKE PLACE TODAY. IF THE WEATHER DOESN’T HOLD UP, IT WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE AND PEDESTRIANS ARE ASKED TO USE CAUTION IN THE WORK AREA.

 

TURNPIKE SPEED LIMIT MAY INCREASE -

YOU MAY SOON BE ABLE TO DRIVE A LITTLE FASTER ON THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE. A BILL HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE THAT WOULD INCREASE THE SPEED LIMIT FROM 65 TO 70 MILES-PER-HOUR. THE MEASURE IS NOW ON ITS WAY TO THE HOUSE.

 

STATE “VOTER ID” LAW DEFENDED -

 REPUBLICAN STATE REP. THOMAS KILLION IS LEADING A DEFENSE OF THE STATE'S NEW “VOTER ID” LAW. KILLION ATTACHED HIS NAME TO A PETITION THAT SEEKS TO BLOCK A REQUEST FOR A SPEEDY OUTCOME OF THE SUIT CHALLENGING THE NEW LAW. A CHALLENGE TO THE LAW BY THE ACLU, NAACP, AND LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS IS AIMED AT PROTECTING THE INTERESTS OF VOTERS.  KILLION SAID HIS SUIT HAS THE SAME PURPOSE: TO PROTECT THE INTERESTS OF VOTERS.