tuesDAY, aUgust 27, 2013
son will stand trial for murder
A DISTRICT JUDGE IN JOHNSTOWN YESTERDAY BOUND OVER Murder charges against 31 YEAR OLD JonAthAn Kuzma. Police saY he admitted beatING his father, JOHN, in the head with a hammer…stabbING him… DUMPING THE BODY IN THE BASEMENT OF THEIR MOXHAM HOME…THEN breaking into his father’s safe TO steal money, pills and a hand gun. John Kuzma’s BODY WAS FOUND AUGUST 2ND. A trial date has not YET been set. Kuzma remains in the Cambria County Jail WITHOUT BOND.
father on trial
38 YEAR OLD BRIAN ROLES OF EAST TAYLOR TOWNSHIP IS ON TRIAL THIS WEEK IN CAMBRIA COUNTY. HE’S CHARGED WITH VEHICular HOMICIDE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE FOR THE CRASH THAT KILLED HIS 16 YEAR OLD SON, BRIAN JUNIOR, LAST YEAR. DEFENSE ATTORNEYS CLAIM THE TEENAGER WAS THE ONE BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THE PICKUP WHEN IT WRECKED ALONG ROUTE 271. ROLES SENIOR had a suspended license DUE TO a previous D-U-I accident. THE TRIAL COULD LAST THROUGH FRIDAY.
THE BLAIR COUNTY D-U-I TASK FORCE CONDUCTED A ROVING PATROL FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING AND ARRESTED 3 PEOPLE FOR SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVING. COPS ISSUED 26 CITATIONS AND WRITTEN WARNINGS. 2 PEOPLE WERE ALSO BUSTED FOR UNDERAGE DRINKING AT THE NITTANY POINTE APARTMENTS.
will former cop pay restitution?
FORMER ALTOONA POLICE OFFICER DUANE EICHENLAUB IS APPEALING HIS 11-AND-A-HALF TO 23 MONTH JAIL SENTENCE FOR ASSAULTING 60 YEAR OLD EARL ESHELMAN AT PELLEGRINE’S BAR IN 2010…AND HIS ATTORNEYS WERE IN COURT YESTERDAY. ACCORDING TO THE ALTOONA MIRROR, THE LAWYERS SAY THE SENTENCING JUDGE MISSED THE OPPORTUNITY TO AWARD ESHELMAN RESTITUTION… SO HE MAY NOT RECEIVE ALMOST 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR HIS OUT-OF-POCKET MEDICAL EXPENSES. WHEN EICHENLAUB WAS SENTENCED, THE JUDGE SET RESTITUTION AT 1 DOLLAR AND GAVE ESHELMAN 30 DAYS TO SUBMIT HIS FINAL EXPENSES. THE DEFENSE SAYS THE “OPEN RESTITUTION” ORDER IS ILLEGAL. THE JUDGE PLANS TO ISSUE AN OPINION WITHIN A WEEK.
woman admits lying about robber
LAST tuesday, 51 YEAR OLD DIANE CHASE OF JULIAN told police she was robbed at knife point BY A MAN WHO CUT HER ARMS AND STOLE THE BANK BAG SHE WAS CARRYING THROUGH THE PARKING LOT OF THE EAST COLLEGE AVENUE UNIMART IN STATE COLLEGE. SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWs CHASE was alone…so she told police she had been robbed by that man the day before while walking through a bank parking lot. the video shows her stealing almost 10-thousand dollars. CHASE IS FREE ON 15-THOUSAND DOLLARS UNSECURED BAIL. charges INCLUDE Theft by Deception, Receiving Stolen Property, and False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities. a hearing is scheduled next wednesday.
longer hours at liquor stores
AS LAWMAKERS DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF PRIVATIZING LIQUOR SALES, The P-L-C-B is extending hours at some state stores IN RESPONSE to consumer demand. Where the demand is high, at least one state store per county will remain open until 10pm. SOME OF THE STORES WITH LONGER HOURS ARE: PLEASANT VALLEY BOULEVARD AND EAST CHESTNUT AVENUE IN ALTOONA. 3 LOCATIONS IN THE STATE COLLEGE AREA…AND THE LAKE RAYSTOWN SHOPPING CENTER IN HUNTINGDON COUNTY.