Monday, March 26, 2012

MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012

 THREE ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES -

 THE OFFICE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA ATTORNEY GENERAL, BUREAU OF NARCOTICS AND DRUG CONTROL ALONG WITH THE ALTOONA CITY POLICE AND BLAIR COUNTY DRUG TASK FORCE ARRESTED THREE PEOPLE ON SATURDAY AND SEIZED HEROIN WITH AN ESTIMATED STREET VALUE OF $120,000, HIGH-GRADE MARIJUANA ESTIMATED AT $8,000 DOLLARS ON THE STREET, ALONG WITH VARIOUS PILLS AND PARAPHERNALIA. 30-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL CALDERWOOD OF JAMES CREEK WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ALONG WITH 27-YEAR-OLD CREIG SHULTZ AND 24-YEAR-OLD KOURTNEY THOMAS, BOTH OF ALTOONA. SOME OF THE DRUGS WERE FOUND IN A CAR OCCUPIED BY SHULTZ AND THOMAS, WHO WERE RETURNING TO ALTOONA FROM NEW JERSEY. THE DRUGS WERE TO BE DELIVERED TO CALDERWOOD, WHO WAS WAITING FOR THE PAIR AT AN ALTOONA METHADONE CLINIC. THE REMAINDER OF THE DRUGS WERE FOUND AT THE ALTOONA APARTMENT OF SHULTZ AND THOMAS. THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES AND POLICE EXPECT TO FILE MORE CHARGES.

 COUNTERFIET MONEY -

 STATE COLLEGE POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED SOME SUSPECTS THAT THEY BELIEVE MAY HAVE USED COUNTERFIET MONEY IN DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.POLICE BELIEVE THE MONEY IS LIMITED TO ONE AND FIVE-DOLLAR BILLS. THEY ARE URGING BUSINESSES OR PERSON WHO MAY RECIEVED THESE BILLS TO NOTIFY THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. BILLS WITH SERIAL NUMBERS FA66627438A AND HG41865158A HAVE BEEN RECOVERED.

 

SANDUSKY’S ATTORNEY COMMENTS ON NEWS REPORT -

 

JERRY SANDUSKY’S ATTORNEY SAYS HE HAS RECEIVED “ONLY A FRACTION” OF THE 1998 PENN STATE POLICE REPORT CITED ON SATURDAY BY N-B-C NEWS. JOSEPH AMENDOLA SAID QUOTE “WE ARE NOW LEFT TO SPECULATE ON WHAT OTHER CRITICAL INFORMATION THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS FAILED TO PROVIDE TO THE DEFENSE TEAM”. N-B-C NEWS REPORTED THAT A STATE COLLEGE PSYCHOLOGIST WARNED POLICE IN 1998 THAT SANDUSKY FIT THE PROFILE OF A LIKELY PEDOPHILE AFTER SHE TREATED ONE OF HIS ALLEGED VICTIMS.

 

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TODAY -

 

The deadline to register to vote in the April 24th primaries is here.  All applications from Pennsylvanians registering, changing an address or changing party affiliation must be postmarked or delivered in person to the appropriate county board of elections office today.  Voter registration forms and other information is available at www.VotesPA.com, or by calling 877-VOTESPA.

 

FREEZE WARNING -

 

Farmers and plant experts are holding their breath for tonight's freeze warning.  They say it could damage flowers and trees that have bloomed weeks earlier than normal because of the recent warm weather.  There is a Freeze Warning for the region from 10:00 tonight . through 10:00 tomorrow morning.

 

INSURANCE PROPOSALS REVIEWED -

 

STATE COLLEGE AREA SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ARE SCHEDULED TO REVIEW SEVERAL HEALTH INSURANCE PROPOSALS FOR MEDICAL AND PRESCRIPTION DRIG COVERAGE AT THEIR MEETING TONIGHT. A DRAFT ON THE SCHOOL DISTRICT’S WEBSITE SHOWS TOTAL HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS COULD DECLINE BY ABOUT $864,000 OR 5.8% NEXT YEAR IF THEY SWITCH FROM CAPITAL BLUE CROSS TO HEALTH AMERICA. THE MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR 7:30 AT THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON WEST NITTANY AVENUE.

 

HUNTINGDON COUNTY TRAFFIC DELAYS -

 

HUNTINGDON COUNTY MOTORISTS WILL FACE DELAYS STARTING TODAY ON ROUTE 26/PINE GROVE MOUNTAIN IN MILLER, JACKSON AND BARREE TOWNSHIPS. AN 11.5 MILE RE-SURFACING PROJECT IS GETTING UNDERWAY AND TRAFFIC WILL BE CONTROLLED USING FLAGGERS AND SHORT TERM TRAFFIC PATTERNS. THE ENTIRE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY EARLY SEPTEMBER.

 

SPRING HOURS BEGIN -

 

THE BLAIR COUNTY RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION COMPOST FACILITY ON OLD ROUTE 220-SOUTH BETWEEN DUNCANSVILLE AND NEWRY WILL BEGIN ITS SPRING SCHEDULE TOMORROW. YARD WASTE AND BRUSH WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM NOON TO 6PM EACH TUESDAY THROUGH JUNE 12TH, EXCEPT FOR PRIMARY ELECTION DAY, APRIL 24TH.

RESIDENTS CAN DROP OFF GRASS CLIPPINGS, LEAVES, AND OTHER SOFT VEGETATION AT NO CHARGE. FEES WILL BE COLLECTED FOR BRUSH, BRANCHES, AND SHRUBS.