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Tuesday April 30 2013

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tuesDAY, APRIL 30, 2013

no sign of body

AFTER ABOUT 10 DAYS OF SEARCHING, POLICE HAVE STILL NOT FOUND THE BODY OF 23 YEAR OLD SHERRY LEIGHTY OF ALTOONA WHO DISAPPEARED IN OCTOBER OF 1999. THEY’RE LOOKING ON A 150 ACRE PROPERTY NEAR WARRIORS MARK, HUNTINGDON COUNTY, OWNED BY SHERRY’S FATHER-IN-LAW. POLICE HAVE A RECORDED PHONE CALL BETWEEN KENNETH LEIGHTY OF ALTOONA AND HIS SON…AND HE CONFESSES TO KILLING SHERRY ACCIDENTALLY AND BURYING HER BODY. KENNETH LEIGHTY ALLEGEDLY ATTACKED THE COPS WHO TRIED TO QUESTION HIM…AND LAST WEEK HE WAIVED HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING ON CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICERS.

chase accomplices?

POLICE THINK 35 year old leonard ellis of mount union MAY HAVE HAD HELP Sunday WHEN he stole a truck tractor from burchfIeLd truck sales in duncansville, blair county, then led police on a 35 mile chase INTO HUNTINGDON COUNTY.  SEVERAL OTHER SUSPECTS WERE LAST SEEN FLEEING ON FOOT NEAR ALTOONA’S LOGAN TOWN CENTRE AND A RED MUSTANG WAS FOUND ABANDONED IN THE PARKING LOT. ELLIS Is jailed on 100-thousand dollars bail WITH A PRELIMINARY HEARING SCHEDULED MAY 7TH.

cop will be buried today.

FUNERAL SERVICES ARE SCHEDULED TODAY IN SOMERSET COUNTY FOR PAINT TOWNSHIP POLICE SERGEANT WILLIAM GEPHART. HE DIED OF SEVERE HEAD INJURIES FOLLOWING AN A-T-V CRASH ON APRIL 15TH. HIS 12 YEAR OLD SON ALSO SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES. GEPHART WILL BE BURIED WITH FULL MILITARY HONORS AT BERKEY CEMETERY.

children injured

A SERIOUS ACCIDENT SUNDAY EVENING IN BLAIR COUNTY. STATE POLICE SAY 12 YEAR OLD JIMMY OWENS THE 3RD OF DUNCANSVILLE SUFFERED MAJOR INJURIES WHEN HIS FATHER’S SPEEDING CAR SLID ON A WET VALLEY FORGE ROAD IN JUNIATA TOWNSHIP. THE CAR STRUCK THE GUIDE RAIL THEN COLLIDED WITH AN ON-COMING S-U-V, DRIVEN BY RANDALL DUKEMAN OF DUNCANSVILLE. JIMMY OWENS JUNIOR, 2 OTHER CHILDREN IN HIS CAR, AND DUKEMAN’S PASSENGER, LISA NOEL, ALL HAD MINOR INJURIES. OWENS HAS BEEN CITED.

drugs sent to wrong house

 FOLLOWING A PRELIMINARY HEARING YESTERDAY, JAMES SCHROLL, CHARLES MEYER, AND JASON MAINES…ALL OF JOHNSTOWN…HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO STAND TRIAL IN CONNECTION WITH a FebRUARY 24TH home invasion in the Moxham section of TOWN. POLICE SAY A LARGE QUANTITY OF MARIJUANA HAD BEEN ACCIDENTALLY DELIVERED TO THE HOUSE AND THE HOMEOWNER TURNED IT IN. THE SUSPECTS THEN WENT TO THE HOME AND The incident ENDED with Schroll and THE RESIDENT GETTING SHOT BY THE SAME BULLET. SCHROLL WAS HIT IN THE HEAD, BUT IS RECOVERING.

governor’s lawsuit hearing delayed

Oral arguments were SCHEDULED TOMORROW IN FEDERAL COURT AS THE NCAA IS ASKING A JUDGE TO DISMISS GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT’S ANTI-TRUST LAWSUIT AGAINST THE ORGANIZATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE PENN STATE SANCTIONS, BUT THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES REPORTS THAT THE hearing has been postponed UNTIL MAY 20TH SO THE JUDGE CAN ATTEND THE FUNERAL OF ANOTHER FEDERAL JUDGE. Penn State is not a party in the lawsuit.

mow your lawn!

STATE COLLEGE BORO OFFICIALS ARE REMINDING RESIDENTS ABOUT THE GRASS AND WEED ORDINANCE WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL OCTOBER 31ST. Grass and weeds on properties may not exceed 6 inches in height BECAUSE IT CAN CREATE a refuge for snakes, skunks and groundhogs …create a breeding ground for mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks…can increase pollen levels in the air…can LEAD TO THE accumulation of trash…and creates a negative appearance of neighborhoods. A warning is issued to FIRST TIME VIOLATORS AND A 50-DOLLAR FINE WILL BE HANDED OUT AFTER THAT.