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Wednesday June 19 2013

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wednesDAY, june 19, 2013

remembering FIREFIGHTER

funeral services are scheduled at 10 this morning for A firefighter FROM JACKSON TOWNSHIP, CAMBRIA COUNTY, who died Saturday following an accident at his home. 32-year-old Gary Gongloff was pulling a stump out of his yard when his tractor flipped over and landed on TOP OF him. tHE service is at st. mary’s church in nanty glo. Gongloff will be laid to rest at Grandview Cemetery.

plane crash victim identified

The Indiana County Coroner’s Office has RELEASED THE NAME OF THE ULTRA-LIGHT PILOT WHO DIED MONDAY NIGHT WHEN HIS PLANE crashed at a privately owned airstrip IN MCINTYRE. AUTHORITIES SAY 64 YEAR OLD Michael Grguric of CONEMAUGH TOWNSHIP was attempting “touch and go” maneuvers WHEN the ACCIDENT HAPPENED. the Federal Aviation Administration IS STILL investigatING.

kids hit by cars

IN HUNTINGDON COUNTY, A YOUNG GIRL WAS TAKEN TO CHAMBERSBURG HOSPITAL LAST EVENING AFTER SHE WAS HIT BY A CAR IN THE SHADE GAP AREA. State Police Say It happened around 7:45 near THE INTERSECTION OF Neelyton Road and Flemming Road. No word yet if any charges will be fiLed against the driver.

 A 15 YEAR OLD GIRL WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING HIT BY A CAR YESTERDAY MORNING IN THE PENN FARMS AREA OF BLAIR TOWNSHIP, BLAIR COUNTY. POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED AT THE INTERSECTION OF WADE AND NEWRY LANES. NO WORD ON THE VICTIM’S CONDITION. POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING.

Involuntary manslaughter trial begins

a bedford county juRY begins hearing testimony today in THE INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER TRIAL OF 52 YEAR OLD RANDY FOOR OF BEDFORD. HE ORIGINALLY pleaded guilty TO SHOVING HIS FRIEND, 49 YEAR OLD DENNIS SPRIGG OF MANNS CHOICE, DURING AN AUGUST PARTY WHEN BOTH HAD BEEN DRINKING HEAVILY. SPRIGG FELL AND HIT HIS HEAD ON THE SIDEWALK. HE DIED 7 WEEKS LATER. THE JUDGE ALLOWED FOOR TO WITHDRAW HIS PLEA and THE DEFENSE COULD TRY TO CONVINCE THE JURY IT WAS A CASE OF SELF-DEFENSE.

Scam alert

STATE COLLEGE POLICE SAY A STRING OF Phone scams HAS hit THE AREA. THE caller claims to be from a computer company and says the victim’s computer is infected with a virus and needs repaired. The caller tells the victim to open a website and enter a credit card number. Police say you should never give personal information over the phone and be sure your computer has anti-virus and malware software installed.

bad bridges

A REPORT BY THE GROUP “TRANPORTATION FOR AMERICA” SAYS PENNSYLVANIA’S BRIDGES ARE IN THE WORST CONDITION OF ANY STATE’S NATIONWIDE. ACCORDING TO THE SURVEY, THE AVERAGE AGE OF BRIDGES IN OUR STATE IS 53 YEARS OLD. MORE THAN 45-PERCENT OF BRIDGES IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY ARE CONSIDERED STRUCTURALLY DEFICIENT. THE STATEWIDE AVERAGE IS 26-POINT-5 PERCENT.

gas prices

TRIPLE A FUEL GAUGE SAYS Western Pa gas prices increased 2 cents this week to STAND AT AN AVERAGE OF $3.52 PER GALLON. Today’s national average for regular unleaded is $3.61…2 cents less expensive than one week ago and 4 cents less than one month ago. It’s 10 cents more than ON the same date last year.