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Thursday June 20 2013

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thursDAY, june 20, 2013

fatal pedestrian accident

A DEADLY PEdESTRIAN ACCIDENT IN ALTOONA ABOUT 5:30 YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. Police SAY 44 YEAR OLD ANN MARIE CRUTCHER GOT OFF AN AMTRAN BUS AT THE INTERSECTION OF 7TH AVENUE/UNION AVENUE/AND 25TH STREET. A MAN IN HIS 60’S RAN A RED LIGHT AND HIT AN S-U-V DRIVEN BY A TEENAGE GIRL…THEN THE MAN’S CAR SLAMMED INTO CRUTCHER. an accident reconstructionist IS INVESTIGATING AND charges COULD be filed.

bath salts for food stamps

29 YEAR OLD CHARLES BALL OF PORT MATILDA IS IN THE CENTRE COUNTY PRISON after police stumbleD upon an alleged drug sale. STATE TROOPERS say Ball was sWAPPING BATH SALTS WITH TRAVIS HAMMOND OF TYRONE IN EXCHANGE FOR FOOD STAMPS. IT HAPPENED MONDAY AT a home on Hanna Hill Lane in Taylor Township. Ball WAS alSO IN POSSESSION OF marijuana, PRESCRIPTION PILLS, AND 1-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH. HIS BaIl is 35-THOUSAND DOLLARS. HAMMOND WAS JAILED ON OUTSTANDING WARRANTS. 3 WOMEN ARE ALSO FACING POSSIBLE CHARGES.

will penn state fine stay in pa?

IN HARRISBURG YESTERDAY, A JUDGE HEARD arguments in the LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST THE NCAA BY STATE Senator Jake Corman WHO WANTS to keep the 60 million DOLLARS in Penn State FINES iN Pennsylvania. According to the Centre Daily Times, NCAA lawyers CLAIM Corman and State Treasurer Rob McCord do not have the legal standing to sue them.
THE JUDGE HAS NOT YET RULED IF THE SUIT CAN GO FORWARD.

school taxes

NO TAX INCREASE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR FOR THE HOLLIDAYSBURG AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT. THE BOARD LAST NIGHT APPROVED A BUDGET TOTALING 43 MILLION DOLLARS. IT INCLUDES A 457-THOUSAND DOLLAR DEFICIT WHICH WILL BE COVERED BY THE DISTRICT’S RESERVE FUND.

THE CLAYSBURG KIMMEL SCHOOL BOARD LAST NIGHT ADOPTED A 10-POINT-7 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET THAT REQUIRES 5 TEACHER FURLOUGHS. TAXES WILL GO UP 2-POINT-5 PERCENT AND THE DISTRICT WILL HAVE TO DIP INTO THE RESERVE FUND.

remembering Fallen officers

the blair county law enforcement officers memorial foundation will hold the annual memorial service tonight at 6 in front of the blair county courthouse in hollidaysburg. each year, the service honors those officers who gave their life protecting the citizens of pennsylvania. the public is invited.

Ready for the thunder?

THE ANNUAL “Thunder in the Valley” MOTORCYCLE RALLY OPENS TODAY IN JOHNSTOWN AND THE SURROUNDING AREA. The 4 day event IS EXPECTED TO BRING IN MORE than 200-THOUSAND people. IT FEATURES TONs OF VENDORS, LIVE MUSIC, AND FESTIVAL FOOD. VERY LITTLE RAIN, IF ANY, IS PREDICTED THIS YEAR.