wednesDAY, MaY 14, 2014
19 YEAR OLD FOUND DEAD
police IN CLEARFIELD SAY 19 year old CODY CANTOLINA was found dead in his home AT 607 EAST 6TH STREET MONDAY NIGHT AND HIS death is CONSIDERED suspicious.
anyONE WHO may have information On Cantolina’s activities on Saturday and Sunday SHOULD CALL POLICE at 765-78-19. An autopsy was conducted Tuesday morning and toxicology results are pending.
GUILTY FOLLOWING DEADLY WRECK
A CENTRE COUNTY JURY LAST NIGHT CONVICTED 30 YEAR OLD MATTHEW SHIRK OF Bellefonte OF VEHICULAR HOMICIDE AND OTHER CHARGES FOR THE 2011 CRASH THAT KILLED HIS FRIEND, KELLY RIDER OF BELLEFONTE. SHIRK…WHO remains free on bail pending FORMAL sentencing ON JULY 7TH…will spend 3 TO 6 years in prison. HE AND HIS 2 OTHER PASSENGERS WERE ALSO INJURED.
PREPARING FOR MURDER TRIAL
21 YEAR OLD DEMETRIUS GIBSON OF TIRE HILL IS AWAITING TRIAL FOR THE STABBING DEATH OF HIS GIRLFRIEND ELIZABETH MILLER IN Johnstown LAST AUGUST…AND WJAC REPORTS THAT A CAMBRIA COUNTY JUDGE RULED YESTERDAY THAT EVIDENCE COLLECTED BY THE Police Department can be used AT Trial.
Defense attorney Tom Dickey of Altoona WANTED DNA SAMPLES TOSSED OUT ALONG WITH ITEMS FOUND IN AN APARTMENT AND A CAR. Gibson WAS ON THE RUN for about 2 weeks BEFORE turnING himself in. jury selection IS SET to begin AugUST 25TH.
A WEEK-AND-A-HALF AGO, SOMEONE CAUSED MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE BY TOPPLING OVER OR OTHERWISE DAMAGING 50-PLUS HEADSTONES AT BOALSBURG CEMETERY…NOW STATE COLLEGE Police CHIEF TOM KING SAYS the reward HAAS BEEN TRIPLED TO 3-THOUSAND DOLLARS for information LEADING TO AN ARREST. SOME OF THE gravesites date back to the mid-18-HUNDRED’S. Officials with the Boalsburg Cemetery Association saY more than 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS has been raised SO FAR to help cover costs of the repairs. The group created the "Save the Graves" website to help collect donations.
The Blair County Courthouse needS MAJOR repairS DUE TO ON-GOING water damage…AND Commissioners voted YESTERDAY to spend more than 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS to HIRE a local architecture firm to ASSESS THE SITUATION.
DAVID ALBRIGHT’S FIRM WILL HAVE TO BRING IN A BOOM TRUCK TO EXAMINE THE HIGHEST PART OF THE COURTHOUSE AND THAT WILL FORCE THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PORTIONS OF ALLEGHENY AND UNION STREETS. A report SHOULD be done by July and COMMISSIONERS ARE HOPING repair work CAN GET UNDERWAY thIS fall.
NEW EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM AT PENN STATE
PENN STATE’S TRANSITION TO A NEW EMERGENCY MESSAGING SERVICE BEGINS TODAY. UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS SAY STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF WILL START RECEIVING EMAILS INVITING THEM TO ADD THEIR EMERGENCY CONTACT information. PSU-ALERT IS REPLACING THE PSU-TXT SYSTEM AND WILL BE THE ONLY SERVICE OPERATING BY JULY 1ST.
FALLING GAS PRICES
Triple a FUEL GAUGE SAYS Western Pa gas prices fell about one cent to $3.84 a gallon this week. Just in time for next week’s start to the busy holiday travel season, motorists across the country are finally feeling some relief at the pump. Today’s national average is $3.64, 2 cents less expensive than one week ago and about 7 cents more than this same date last year. Gas prices have been declining since the beginning of the month, which is typical for this time of year, following the conclusion of refinery maintenance leading up to the May 1ST deadline to begin producing summer-blend fuel.