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former cop gets jailtime

Former Altoona police officer Duane Eichenlaub will spend AT LEAST 11 months IN PRISON for BEATING 2 MEN AT PELLEGRINE’S LOUNGE IN ALTOONA 3 YEARS ago…THEN TRYING TO COVER IT UP. BLAIR COUNTY Judge Tim Sullivan sentenced HIM to 11-AND-A-HALF to 23 months, PLUS 3 years of probation. The sentence is less than the normal state guidelines of 3 to 4-and-A-half years for aggravated assault. Eichenlaub MUST report to the Blair County Jail by Friday June 14th.

johnstown shooter sentenced

IN CAMBRIA COUNTY COURT YESTERDAY,  SHYTYQUON LAWTON OF Johnstown PLEADED GUILTY TO AGGRAVATED ASSAULT IN THE JUNE SHOOTING OF CARDELL CLINTON OUTSIDE A BAR IN THE OAKHURST SECTION OF TOWN. Clinton was loaded into a vehicle driven by ELIP Cheatham AND HE allegedly did not follow police orders to stop, BUT drOve toward OFFICERS at a high speed. 3 COPS fired at the vehicle, killing Cheatham and grazing the leg of a passenger. THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE determined that the officers used justifiable force. LAWTON WILL SERVE 3 TO 7 YEARS IN PRISON.

high speed chase

A PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SCHEDULED TODAY FOR 20 YEAR OLD MITCHELL CRUTHERS OF ALTOONA WHO ALLEGEDLY LED POLICE ON A DRUNKEN HIGH SPEED CHASE EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. ONCE POLICE FINALLY GOT CRUTHERS TO STOP AT 8TH AVENUE AND 13TH STREET, HE RESISTED ARREST AND KNOCKED BACK ONE COP WHO STRUCK HIS HEAD. BAIL IS SET AT 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS CASH.

holiday weekend fatalities

STATE POLICE SAY 13 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 245 INJURED IN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ACCIDENTS. THAT’S THE SAME NUMBER OF FATALITIES AS LAST YEAR, BUT INJURIES DROPPED FROM 311. TROOPERS RESPONDED TO 760 WRECKS BETWEEN FRIDAY AND MONDAY. 5 OF THE FATAL CRASHES INVOLVED ALCOHOL. TROOPERS MADE 438 DRUNK DRIVING ARRESTS AND ISSUED 97-HUNDRED-20 SPEEDING TICKETS.

another fall in st. college

STATE COLLEGE.COM REPORTS THAT AN INTOXICATED MAN FELL ABOUT 15 FEET FROM A PORCH ROOF EARLY MONDAY MORNING ALONG EAST NITTANY AVENUE. THE VICTIM WAS FLOWN TO GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER DUE TO HEAD TRAUMA. NO WORD ON HIS CONDITION.

school district layoffs

2 ELEMENTARY TEACHERS AND HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC TEACHER AND MARCHING BAND DIRECTOR DUSTIN RAINEY FROM THE SPRING COVE SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL BE LAID OFF AT THE END OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR. officials say IT’S part of a district-wide re-structuring DUE TO a gradual drop in the student population in recent years. 2 OTHER TEACHERS ARE RETIRING AND THOSE POSITIONS WILL NOT BE FILLED. SOME BAND STUDENTS LEFT SCHOOL EARLY YESTERDAY TO PROTEST RAINEY’S LAY OFF.  a special Spring Cove School District meeting IS set for Thursday evening AT 7.

THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES REPORTS THAT Philipsburg-Osceola school board cut 5 positions Tuesday, INCLUDING A LIBRARIAN, A MUSIC TEACHER, AND FOOD AND MAINTENANCE WORKERS…BUT THEY TABLED DISCUSSION ABOUT CUTTING a certified nurse. the Philipsburg-Osceola Education Association IS UPSET THAT the association was not notified of furloughs or cuts before they were put on the agenda.

gas prices

As millions of motorists kicked off the summer travel season this week, Western Pa gas prices edged up 2 cents to $3.51 per gallon. Today’s national average for regular unleaded is $3.63. ThAT’S 13 cents more than one month ago but 3 cents less than one week ago.

bob costas will focus on penn state

BOB COSTAS WILL RE-VISIT THE FREEH GROUP’S INVESTIGATION OF PENN STATE AND THE JERRY SANDUSKY SCANDAL TONIGHT ON “COSTAS TONIGHT” WHICH AIRS ON THE NBC SPORTS NETWORK. THE SHOW IS SCHEDULED FOR 11PM, BUT WILL NOT BEGIN UNTIL AFTER THE HOCKEY PLAYOFF GAME.