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cop will plead guilty to lesser charge

ALTOONA police officer MATTHEW PLUMMER YESTERDAY APPEARED FOR HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING IN WASHINGTON COUNTY AND PROSECUTORS DROPPED A CHARGE OF FELONY AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, BUT PLUMMER WILL PLEAD GUILTY TO DISORDERLY CONDUCT. He’s accused of beating up a man WHO MAY HAVE BROKEN A WINDOW ON his bus AND HARASSED THE driver FOLLOWING a KID ROCK concert Near Pittsburgh BACK IN SEPTEMBER. ALTOONA POLICE CHIEF JANICE FREEHLING SAYS THE INTERNAL INVESTIGATION CONTINUES AND IT’S NOT CERTAIN IF THIS WILL IMPACT PLUMMER’S JOB. THE VICTIM, THOMAS ANDREWS OF WEST VIRGINIA, PLEADED GUILTY TO DISORDERLY CONDUCT FOR MOONING THE BUS.

who sent bomb threats?

NO BOMB WAS FOUND AT THE Blair County Courthouse WEDNESDAY NIGHT…AND NOW HOLLIDAYSBURG BORO POLICE CHIEF JEFFREY KETNER SAYS computer and internet experts ARE TRYING TO TRACK DOWN THE PERSON WHO EMAILED THE THREATS TO WTAJ TV AND the Altoona Mirror. A BOMB-SNIFFING DOG HIT ON A BOX IN THE BASEMENT, BUT IT TURNED OUT TO BE NOTHING. KETNER IS HOPING AN ARREST WILL BE MADE SOON.

drug overdose?

ONE MAN IS DEAD AND Police ARE investigating IN THE STATE COLLEGE AREA. a woman TOLD PATTON TOWNSHIP POLICE SHE LEFT HER ROOMATES DRINKING AND SMOKING MARIJUANA MONDAY NIGHT…THEN SHE FOUND THEM unconscious ABOUT 6:30 TUESDAY MORNING. JACKIE HUNTER DIED A SHORT TIME LATER AND ERIK SPEIGHT WAS TAKEN TO Mount nittany MEDICAL CENTER. POLICE searchED the home and found more than 30 bags of heroin, a stolen gun, and other drugs and paraphernalia. Speight IS FACING NUMEROUS CHARGES AND IS IN THE CENTRE COUNTY PRISON ON 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.

arrest in bar shooting

LAST WEEK, ROBERT EDGAR JUNIOR OF COALPORT WAS SHOT IN THE HIP AT GEORGE’S TAVERN IN DYSART…NOW STATE POLICE HAVE MADE AN ARREST. 56 YEAR OLD RUSSELL SHICK OF BECCARIA WAS KICKED OUT OF THE BAR EARLIER FOR MAKING NASTY COMMENTS TO A BARTENDER AND THREATENING HER HUSBAND. POLICE SAY SHICK RETURNED LATER AND FIRED MULTIPLE SHOTS OUT OF HIS VEHICLE. 3 OF THEM ENTERED THE BAR. Shick...WHO Faces 4 felony counts of aggravated assault…CLAIMS SOMEONE HAD PULLED A KNIFE ON HIM. HE IS FREE ON UNSECURED BAIL. A preliminary hearing is set for NEXT THURSDAY, BUT IT COULD be rescheduled.

crash victim lifeflighted

Alcohol may have BEEN TO BLAME FOR a crash Thursday night ON Route 26 near Pine Grove Mills, CENTRE COUNTY. police saY AN Erie man WAS FLOWN TO UPMC ALTOONA AFTER HIS VEHICLE RAN THROUGH A DITCH AND STRUCK A TRAFFIC SIGN.

cambria county’s money problems

The FINANCIAL SITUATION IN Cambria County IS SO SERIOUS THAT controller ED CERNIC JUNIOR decidED THAT EMPLOYEES WILL NOT BE RE-IMBURSED RIGHT AWAY FOR ANY EXPENSES SO THE COUNTY CAN PAY ITS BILLS. Cernic TELLS WJAC he’s already borrowed about 2-POINT-5 million DOLLARS from other county agencies and thE PROBLEM IS GETTING WORSE. ACCORDING TO THE CONTROLLER, There Is about 12 million in loans, interest, and monthly health-care payments due by the end of the year AND he's not sure the MONEY will be THERE. THAT DOESN’T EVEN INCLUDE PAYROLL AND UTILITY BILLS.

drug disposal day

the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is tomorrow and state police will be accepting unwanted, expired, and unused prescription drugs from 10am to 2pm at the barracks in Hollidaysburg, BEDFORD, HUNTINGDON, LEWISTOWN, MCCONNELLSBURG, AND ROCKVIEW. YOU CAN ALSO DROP OFF AT THE WEIS MARKET IN PHILIPSBURG…AND THE GIANT FOODS IN THE NORTHLAND CENTER, STATE COLLEGE. BACK IN APRIL, THE LAST EVENT BROUGHT IN A RECORD-BREAKING 557 POUNDS OF UNWANTED OR EXPIRED MEDICATIONS FOR DISPOSAL.

secure in st. college

FARMER’S INSURANCE IS OUT WITH A NEW STUDY THAT SAYS State College is THE 4th “Most secure small city” in America. Mayor Elizabeth Goreham SAYS SHE’S SURPRISED THAT THE BORO IS DOWN FROM 3RD PLACE a couple of years ago. THE rankINGS ARE BASED on criteria like economic stability, crime statistics, extreme weather, and employment numbers.

St. college TEACHER “COME ON DOWN”

A LOCAL TEACHER WILL BE FEATURED ON “The Price is Right” TODAY DURING THE SHOW’S celebratiOn OF teachers. Cheryl Isola is a kindergarten teacher at Radio Park Elementary School in State College. OVER THE SUMMER, She and her husband went to Los Angeles to celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary and She says she was shocked to HEAR her name called TO “COME ON DOWN”. THE SHOW AIRS AT 11AM ON WTAJ AND WE’LL FIND OUT IF CHERYL WAS A BIG WINNER.