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Thursday August 22 2013

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thurSDAY, aUgust 22, 2013

man dies in wreck

a hollidaysburg man is dead after a crash about 1 this morning. the coroner’s office tells wtaj 22 year old jason henry junior swerved off chimney rocks road in blair township. his pickup rolled onto its side. henry’s passenger is being treated at upmc altoona.

Father will GO ON TRIAL

A CAMBRIA COUNTY JURY WILL BE SEATED STARTING TODAY FOR THE VEHICULAR HOMICIDE TRIAL OF 38 YEAR OLD BRIAN ROLES OF East Taylor Township. POLICE SAY ROLES WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS WHEN HIS PICKUP crashED LAST YEAR, KILLING HIS SON, BRIAN ROLES JUNIOR, WHO WAS A SOPHOMORE AT CONEMAUGH VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL. Roles WAS drivING WITH A suspended LICENSE DUE TO A PREVIOUS D-U-I charge.

crash in altoona

3 people, including a baby, were taken to upmc altoona following an accident yesterday afternoon at 12th Street and 12th Avenue. police say one driver ran a red light and struck a second vehicle driven by altoona parking authority employee don franks. his car then hit a woman holding a 13 month old child in her arms. She was standing on the sidewalk at the intersection. franks’ car continued into a sidewalk and the first car hit the entrance of the altoona trust company building. none of the victims are believed to have serious injuries. charges could be filed.

LAWYER DOESN’T THINK THERE WAS INTENT TO KILL

A PRELIMINARY HEARING HAS NOW BEEN SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 12TH FOR 21 YEAR OLD Demetrius Gibson OF TIRE HILL. AFTER NEARLY 2 WEEKS ON THE RUN, HE surrendered to police this past weekend AND THEN HIRED ALTOONA attorney TOM DICKEY.Gibson is accused of FATALLY stabbing his girlfriend, ELIZABETH MILLER, at a MOXHAM car wash on August 6. Dickey TELLS WJAC HE’S WORKING ON HIS STRATEGY, BUT It doesn't make sense to HIM that there WAs a specific intent to kill in this case.

will mom be charged?

the preliminary hearing for 29 year old miranda jo weakland of altoona has been postponed until next wednesday so authorities can determine if she can be charged with aggravated assault of an unborn child under the state’s crimes code. weakland overdosed on someone else’s prescription medication last month and her baby was delivered by c-section. he suffered a seizure and had to be flown to the neo-natal i-c-u at johnstown’s memorial medical center.

HEARING DATE FOR PATERNO LAWSUIT

THE Paterno family AND THE NCAA ARE NOW SCHEDULED TO BE IN CENTRE COUNTY COURT OCTOBER 29TH FOR A PRE-TRIAL HEARING AS PART OF THE FAMILY’S lawsuit. the PLAINTIFFS INCLUDE A NUMBER OF FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYERS, MEMBERS OF PENN STATE’S BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AND FACULTY MEMBERS. THEY ARE SEEKING TO HAVE THE NCAA’S SANCTIONS OVERTURNED.

trains will keep rolling

A PENNDOT SPOKESPERSON SAYS THE DEPARTMENT AND AMTRAK HAVE REACHED AN AGREEMENT TO CONTINUE FUNDING rail passenger service ACROSS THE STATE. THE DEAL, WHICH IS NOT YET SIGNED, MEANS “The Pennsylvanian”… connecting Philadelphia to Harrisburg to Pittsburgh…will continue through the end of September 2014 AT A COST OF 3-POINT-8 MILLION DOLLARS. Ridership on Pennsylvania rail passenger lines increased by 2.2 percent from 2011 to LAST YEAR.