Tuesday July 16 2013

tuesDAY, JULY 16, 2013

BEAT THE HEAT

DURING THE CURRENT HOT WEATHER ADVISORY, BLAIR SENIOR SERVICES IS OFFERING EXTENDED HOURS tomorrow…THURSDAY…AND FRIDAY FOR OLDER ADULTS TO ESCAPE THE HEAT. THE CENTRAL BLAIR SENIOR CENTER…at 13-20 12TH AVENUE IN ALTOONA…WILL BE OPEN FROM 8aM TILL 6PM AND THE NORTHERN BLAIR SENIOR CENTER…at 505 3RD STREET IN TYRONE…WILL BE OPEN FROM 9 TILL 6. THE CLEARFIELD COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING INVITES OLDER RESIDENTS tO VISIT ANY CENTER FOR ACTIVE LIVING TO COOL OFF.

ROAD CRACKS

penndot says the extreme heat may be part of the reason a piece of area road cracked in ALLEGHENY TOWNSHIP, BLAIR COUNTY. Traffic was backed up Monday evening along Plank Road just before the north bound entrance to I-99. crews have put a temporary patch on the road and will be working In the area Today.

family missing

State Police in Punxsutawney say aN ENTIRE FAMILY DISAPPEARED AROUND 10 Sunday NIGHT. 69 YEAR OLD CAROLYN MCQUOWN…41 YEAR OLD LISA BRAUGHLER…5 YEAR OLD MARIA MARTIN…AND 1 YEAR OLD LUCAS MARTIN WERE LAST SEEN IN THE NORTHEAST PART OF INDIANA COUNTY. They are riding in a metallic blue Honda. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL STATE TROOPERS.

woman killed in motorcycle wreck

THE INDIANA COUNTY CORONER HAS RELEASED THE NAME OF THE woman WHO was killed IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH SUNDAY EVENING. KELLY JO PAPE OF BLAIRSVILLE WAS RIDING WITH JAMES SEELIG OF FLORIDA WHEN THEIR BIKE COLLIDED WITH A DEER along Route 217 IN BLACKLICK TOWNSHIP. BOTH WERE THROWN OFF AND PAPE SUSTAINED FATAL HEAD TRAUMA DESPITE A HELMET. Seelig was flown to JOHNSTOWN’S Memorial Medical Center. HE WAS LISTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION YESTERDAY.

blair county d-u-i arrests

THE BLAIR COUNTY D-U-I TASK FORCE ARRESTED 3 PEOPLE FOR IMPAIRED DRIVING BETWEEN 10PM FRIDAY AND 2AM SATURDAY DURING A ROVING PATROL. POLICE SAY ONE OF THEM WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS. COPS ALSO BUSTED 2 PEOPLE FOR DRUG POSSESSION…ONE MINOR FOR UNDERAGE DRINKING…AND ONE PERSON FOR AN OUTSTANDING WARRANT. OFFICERS ISSUED 35 CITATIONS AND WARNINGS.

johnstown’s house fire

A late night fire in the Cambria City section of Johnstown damaged a home along the 300 block of Chestnut Street. THE BLAZE BROKE OUT about 11 AND There were 5 people, including 3 kids inside, but everyone MADE IT out OK. No word yet what caused the fire.

ALTOONA STABBING

Altoona POLICE HAVE RELEASED DETAILS ABOUT A WEEKEND STABBING. NICOLE KINZA WAS FOUND SHORTLY AFTER 1AM SATURDAY, BLEEDING FROM stab WOUNDS TO HER STOMACH, HEAD, AND FACE. SHE WAS IN THE KITCHEN OF HER home on the 300 block of Maple Avenue.

sandusky scandal

THE INITIAL FINDINGS OF AN INVESTIGATION BY THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SPURRED BY THE JERRY SANDUSKY SCANDAL ARE IN. ACCORDING TO STATE COLLEGE-DOT-COM, Penn State received a preliminary report reviewing its compliance with the Clery Act. A PUBLIC RELEASE WILL NOT BE MADE UNTIL A FINAL PROGRAM REVIEW IS COMPLETE, BUT OFFICIALS SAY THE UNIVERSITY is committed to fully engaging in the review process.

VOTER I-D LAW

the voter i-d law’s constitutionaly is being debated this week in a harrisburg courtroom. an attorney for the plaintiffs said yesterday that the pending law…one of the strictest in the nation…would turn the right to vote into a privilege and disenfranchise a large number of voters. republicans legislators say the law is a safeguard against voter fraud, but those opposed say it is a cynical attempt by the g-o-p to discourage voting by groups that tend to vote democratic.