Wednesday August 22 2012

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012

DROWNING VICTIM WAS JUST 16

THE BODY OF THE LATEST RAYSTOWN LAKE DROWNING VICTIM HAS BEEN RECOVERED IN HUNTINGDON COUNTY. DIVE TEAMS USED UN-MANNED SUBMARINES TO LOCATE THE BODY OF 16 YEAR OLD CLAY BISHOP OF HUNTINGDON YESTERDAY. POLICE SAY HE JUMPED OFF A 27-FOOT HIGH CLIFF INTO THE WATER SATURDAY AT 6PM. HE NEVER SURFACED. CLAY WOULD HAVE BEEN A JUNIOR AT HUNTINGDON AREA HIGH SCHOOL THIS FALL. HE WAS A WRESTLER AND PLAYED GOLF FOR HIS SCHOOL. 3 OTHER MEN DROWNED AT THE LAKE ONE DAY IN JULY.

STUDENT STILL MISSING

STATE COLLEGE POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR 21 YEAR OLD JESSE MCMILLEN, THE PENN STATE STUDENT WHO WAS LAST SEEN LEAVING THE RED CARPET INN IN EBENSBURG FRIDAY AFTER HE TOLD THE CLERK HE WAS HITCH-HIKING TO SEE A FRIEND IN PITTSBURGH. THAT PERSON SAYS MCMILLEN NEVER ARRIVED. HE IS ABOUT 5-FOOT-7 AND 180 POUNDS. HE HAS BROWN HAIR, BROWN EYES, AND WEARS GLASSES. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION SHOULD CALL BORO POLICE AT 234-71-50.

KILLED IN CRASH

STATE POLICE IN SOMERSET SAY 22 YEAR OLD CODY DWIRE HAS DIED FROM HIS INJURIES AFTER BEING EJECTED FROM A CAR THAT CRASHED INTO A TREE EARLY MONDAY MORNING ALONG CHICKENTOWN ROAD IN SOMERSET TOWNSHIP. CHARGES ARE PENDING AGAINST THE DRIVER, 22-YEAR-OLD CASEY MILLER. SHE WAS ALSO HURT, BUT IS EXPECTED TO RECOVER.

AREA MAN ELECTROCUTED

A BEDFORD COUNTY MAN IS DEAD AFTER COMING IN CONTACT WITH A LIVE WIRE WHILE WORKING ON POWER LINES IN YORK COUNTY. POLICE SAY JAMES DICK WAS REROUTING POWER LINES FOR ADAMS ELECTRIC IN LEWISBERRY YESTERDAY WHEN HE TOUCHED THE 7-THOUSAND-VOLT LINE. THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION IS INVESTIGATING.

HUSBAND PLEADS IN WIFE’S MURDER
RATHER THAN FACING A POSSIBLE DEATH PENALTY, JOHN GERHOLT OF HUNTINGDON COUNTY YESTERDAY PLEADED NO CONTEST TO FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN THE 2008 DEATH OF HIS ESTRANGED WIFE KAREN. UNTIL NOW, GERHOLT CLAIMED HE ACCIDENTALLY SHOT THE WOMAN IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE EVERETT MCDONALD’S. BEDFORD COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY BILL HIGGINS SAYS GERHOLT IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPEAL.  

HORSE GETS WEST NILE VIRUS

THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SAYS A HORSE IN CENTRE COUNTY HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS. 4 MORE MOSQUITO POSITIVES HAVE ALSO BEEN FOUND FOR A TOTAL OF 41 MOSQUITOES AND 11 BIRDS. A CENTRE COUNTY RESIDENT IS RECOVERING FROM THE ILLNESS…ONE OF 7 HUMAN CASES IN THE STATE. WEST NILE SPRAYING IS PLANNED TOMORROW NIGHT IN BLAIR AND CLEARFIELD COUNTIES.

PATERNO BIO IN STORES

“PATERNO”, THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE LATE PENN STATE FOOTBALL COACH JOE PATERNO HIT BOOKSHELVES YESTERDAY. IT SELLS FOR 28-DOLLARS AND WAS WRITTEN BY SPORTS JOURNALIST JOE POSNANSKI. PATERNO GAVE THE WRITER ACCESS TO HIS LIFE BEFORE THE SANDUSKY SCANDAL BROKE. THAT’S WHEN THE TONE OF THE BOOK CHANGED. LOCAL REPORTS SAYS SOME AREA STORES HAVE SOLD OUT, BUT “PATERNO” IS STILL AVAILABLE IN OTHERS.

GAS PRICES KEEP GOING UP…AND UP…AND UP.

TRIPLE A FUEL GAUGE SAYS THE CURRENT AVERAGE IN WESTERN PA IS $3.74, UP 7-POINT-4 CENTS FROM A WEEK AGO.ALTOONA AREA DRIVERS ARE PAYING $3.75 ALTHOUGH SOME LOCAL GAS STATIONS ARE STILL PRICED AT $3.59. TODAY’S NATIONAL AVERAGE IS $3.71.