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Monday April 28 2014

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MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014

BOMB THREAT AT UNIVERSITY PARK

PENN STATE POLICE SAY SOMEONE CALLED LATE SATURDAY EVENING AND CLAIMED THERE WERE EXPLOSIVE DEVICES IN EVERY BUILDING ON CAMPUS, AND THAT THERE WAS A SUICIDE BOMBER AT 9TH AVENUE AND 7TH STREET. THERE IS NO SUCH INTERSECTION AND POLICE DETERMINED THE THREATS WERE NOT CREDIBLE. NO BUILDINGS WERE EVACUATED. POLICE REMIND STUDENTS AND FACULTY TO BE ALERT.

DEADLY WRECK

A HIGH SPEED CRASH AROUND NOON SUNDAY KILLED A PITTSBURGH AREA WOMAN IN CAMBRIA COUNTY. JACKSON TOWNSHIP POLICE SAY 55 YEAR OLD ANNETTE MEDLEY WAS TRAVELING MORE THAN 100 MILES PER HOUR WHEN SHE TRIED TO SWERVE AROUND ANOTHER CAR AND HER VEHICLE RAN OFF ROUTE 22, THROUGH A GUARD RAIL, AND OVER AN EMBANKMENT NEAR FORDS CORNER ROAD. MEDLEY WAS EJECTED AND KILLED. HER PASSENGER WAS LIFELIGHTED TO MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER IN JOHNSTOWN.

HIKER DIES OF NATURAL CAUSES

A HIKE ENDED IN TRAGEDY THIS WEEKEND IN BEDFORD COUNTY. POLICE SAY THE FAMILY OF 65 YEAR OLD ROBERT MILLER OF MARTINSBURG REPORTED HIM MISSING AFTER HE DID NOT RETURN FROM A HIKE SATURDAY IN THE AREA OF HENRIETTA MOUNTAIN ROAD. MILLER WAS FOUND DEAD IN THE WOODS FROM NATURAL CAUSES.

ASSAULT IN ST. COLLEGE

THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES REPORTS A NEW YORK MAN LIVING IN THE STATE COLLEGE AREA WAS ARRESTED EARLY SATURDAY AFTER A REPORTED DOMESTIC DISPUTE. 20 YEAR OLD CHRISTOPHER GRANT REPORTEDLY ASSAULTED A WOMAN AT HER APARTMENT OF SOUTH ATHERTON STREET. WHEN THE VICTIM’S ROOMMATE CAME HOME, SHE FOUND HER ON THE FLOOR WITH A MATTRESS ON TOP OF HER AND GRANT STANDING OVER HER. PATTON TOWNSHIP POLICE TOOK GRANT INTO CUSTODY AT HIS TOFTREES APARTMENT AND TURNED HIM OVER TO STATE COLLEGE POLICE. THE WOMAN WAS TREATED AT MOUNT NITTANY MEDICAL CENTER AND LATER RELEASED.

CLERGY ABUSE IN JOHNSTOWN

33 PEOPLE CLAIM THEY WERE SEXUALLY ABUSED BY FRANCISCAN BROTHER STEPHEN BAKER WHILE HE WORKED AT JOHNSTOWN’S BISHOP MCCORT HIGH SCHOOL FROM 1992 TO 2001. FRIDAY, THE DIOCESE OF ALTOONA-JOHNSTOWN SAID IT WAS SUSPENDING SETTLEMENT TALKS UNTIL STATE AUTHORITIES FINISH THEIR INVESTIGATION, BUT A LAWYER REPRESENTING THE ALLEGED VICTIMS TELLS THE TRIBUNE DEMOCRAT HE IS URGING THE DIOCESE NOT TO PULL OUT OF PLANNED MEDIATION BECAUSE THE WITHDRAWAL WILL RE-TRAUMATIZE HIS CLIENTS AND PREVENT THEM FROM HEALING. TALKS HAD BEEN SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE THIS WEEK IN PHILADELPHIA. BAKER COMMITTED SUICIDE LAST YEAR AFTER BEING LINKED TO ABUSE CLAIMS IN OHIO. A CHURCH SPOKESMAN SAYS THE DIOCESE “INTENDS TO RESUME THE SETTLEMENT EFFORTS” WHEN IT’S APPROPRIATE.

LOCAL TEACHER ON TV

PENN CAMBRIA HIGH SCHOOL CONSUMER SCIENCE TEACHER LAUREN KUDLAWIEC OF EBENSBURG IS AMONG 5 FINALISTS COMPETING FOR THE TOP PRIZE ON THE RACHAEL RAY SHOW THIS MORNING ON CBS TV. AS PART OF THE GREAT AMERICAN COOKBOOK COMPETITION, KUDLAWIEC WILL MAKE HER SIGNATURE RECIPE – MRS. K’S SICILIAN STROMBOLI. SHE ALSO SUBMITTED 2 OTHER RECIPES. THE GRAND PRIZE INCLUDES PUBLICATION OF THE WINNER’S COOKBOOK. KUDLAWIEC TELLS THE TRIBUNE DEMOCRAT HER COOKBOOK WOULD FOCUS ON CHILDREN AND FAMILY FAVORITES THAT ARE AFFORDABLE, HEALTHY, AND EASY TO MAKE. SHE WANTS TO CALL IT “SCRUMP¬TIOUS, SIMPLE AND SECRETLY HEALTHY.”