Thursday March 14 2013

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THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013

FORMER COP AVOIDS JAIL TIME

FORMER ALTOONA POLICE OFFICER ERIC KRINER AVOIDED JAIL TIME YESTERDAY WHEN A JUDGE SENTENCED HIM TO 4 YEARS PROBATION. KRINER PLEADED GUILTY TO REDUCED CHARGES OF SIMPLE ASSAULT AND CONSPIRACY TO OBSTRUCT A LAW ENFORCMENT INVESTIGATION AFTER HE AND ANOTHER FORMER COP BEAT 2 MEN AT PELLEGRINE’S BAR IN ALTOONA IN 2010. DUANE EICHENLAUB IS SCHEDULED FOR SENTENCING APRIL 29TH. HE WENT TO TRIAL AND THE JURY CONVICTED HIM OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND CONSPIRACY FOR TRYING TO COVER UP THE INCIDENT.

MAN TRIED TO KILL HIS SON

THE ALTOONA MIRROR SAYS 77 YEAR OLD CHARLES JARRETT OF EAST FREEDOM SHOT AT HIS SON, DAVID, AND THREATENED TO KILL HIM MONDAY OUTSIDE THEIR NEIGHBORING HOUSES ON MCDONALD ROAD. POLICE AREN’T SURE WHAT JARRETT’S MOTIVE WAS. HE WAs ARRESTED WITHOUT INCIDENT AND LOCKED UP IN THE BLAIR COUNTY PRISON ON CHARGES INCLUDING ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE. BAIL IS SET AT 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

HOG-TIER WILL STAND TRIAL

FOLLOWING A PRELIMINARY HEARING, 40 YEAR OLD TRAVIS CHEW OF NEW PARIS WILL REMAIN IN THE BEDFORD COUNTY PRISON UNTIL HE STANDS TRIAL. CHEW IS ACCUSED OF MAKING FRIENDS WITH A VIRGINIA WOMAN ON FACEBOOK AND THEY MET IN PERSON IN FEBRUARY. THEY ARGUED A FEW DAYS LATER AND THE WOMAN TRIED TO LEAVE CHEW’S HOUSE, BUT HE HOG-TIED HER HANDS AND FEET WITH DUCT TAPE. HE’S CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING AND OTHER OFFENSES.

MAN ASSAULTS COP

62-YEAR-OLD DIRK MILLMORE OF WILLIAMSBURG IS IN THE CENTRE COUNTY PRISON ON 150-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO ASSAULT A POLICE OFFICER WHO FOUND HIM PROWLING AND COMMITTING A LEWD ACT TUESDAY NIGHT OUTSIDE ON MCKEE STREET IN STATE COLLEGE. MILLMORE IS ACCUSED OF TRYING TO HIT THE COP WITH A WOODEN PLANK. CHARGES INCLUDE FELONY AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND OTHER MISDEMEANOR COUNTS.

DRUG SUSPECTS WAIVE HEARINGS

THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES REPORTS THAT 4 PEOPLE CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH A HALF-MILLION-DOLLAR HEROIN AND COCAINE RING OPERATING IN CENTRE COUNTY WAIVED THEIR PRELIMINARY HEARINGS WEDNESDAY. THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE SAYS ROBERT ALBRO JUNIOR…COLLEEN BERRIGAN… NICHOLAS GIRTON…AND AMANDA HORNER BROUGHT DRUGS INTO CENTRE, CLINTON, AND LYCOMING COUNTIES FROM NEW YORK AND THE HARRISBURG AREA. DURING THE INVESTIGATION, POLICE SEIZED 13 ILLEGALLY OWNED GUNS FROM THE HOME OF ELIJAH “MAX” MOORER, WHO IS DESCRIBED AS “THE MAIN TARGET.” MOORER AND KENDRA SPRING, BOTH OF PLEASANT GAP, AND STATE COLLEGE RESIDENTS TIMOTHY WILSON AND VALERIE ALBRO HAVE HAD THEIR PRELIMINARY HEARINGS CONTINUED. TIFFANY MALLOY, OF NEW YORK CITY, HAS BEEN CHARGED, BUT IS NOT YET IN CUSTODY.

WOMEN ACCUSED OF STEALING THOUSANDS

BEDFORD COUNTY AUTHORITIES SAY LEANNA GOTTSHALL OF OSTERBURG IS FACING 30 COUNTS OF FORGERY CHARGES FOR STEALING MORE THAN 11-THOUSAND DOLLARS WHILE SERVING AS TREASURER FOR THE CHESTNUT RIDGE PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION. AUTHORITES SAY GOTTSHALL DIDN’T MAKE PAYMENTS AND DEPOSITS AND WROTE OUT CHECKS TO HERSELF.

GOTTSHALL IS FREE ON 75-THOUSAND DOLLARS UNSECURED BAIL.

IN CENTRE COUNTY COURT YESTERDAY, 48 YEAR OLD TERESA HORTON OF BELLEFONTE PLEADED GUILTY TO STEALING MORE THAN 37-THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM THE PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA WRESTLING BOOSTER CLUB WHILE SHE WAS TREASURER. SENTENCING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR MAY 14TH AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY STACY PARKS MILLER PLANS TO SEEK JAIL TIME.

SANDUSKY SCANDAL

THE PENN STATE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETS TOMORROW IN HARRISBURG, BUT THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES REPORTS THAT THE BOARD’S COMMITTEE ON GOVERNANCE AND LONG-RANGE PLANNING WILL SIT DOWN TODAY TO DISCUSS GROUND-BREAKING CHANGES TO HOW THE UNIVERSITY IS GOVERNED. POLITICIANS, ELECTED OFFICIALS AND ALUMNI HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR REFORM AND CHANGES EVER SINCE THE JERRY SANDUSKY SCANDAL. SOME PENN STATE LETTERMEN HAVE REGISTERED TO SPEAK TO THE FULL BOARD AT TOMORROW’S SESSION.

SENATOR JAKE CORMAN HAS ASKED A JUDGE FOR PERMISSION TO JOIN GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT AND OTHER STATE OFFICIALS AS A DEFENDANT IN THE FEDERAL LAWSUIT FILED BY THE NCAA. THE SUIT SEEKS TO VOID A NEW STATE LAW THAT REQUIRES THE 60-MILLION DOLLAR PENN STATE FINE TO BE USED EXCLUSIVELY IN PENNSYLVANIA. CORMAN FILED HIS OWN LAWSUIT AGAINST THE NCAA IN JANUARY OVER THE USE OF THE SANCTION MONEY. HE WANTS IT TO STAY IN THE STATE.

PENN STATE VERUSUS ADIDAS

PENN STATE ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THAT THE UNIVERSITY HAS SUSPENDED ITS LICENSING CONTRACT WITH ADIDAS, ONE OF SEVERAL COMPANIES THAT PRODUCE NITTANY LION APPAREL AND OTHER ITEMS. THE DECISION WAS MADE BECAUSE OF 26-HUNDRED LAID-OFF WORKERS AT AN INDONESIAN CLOTHING FACTORY WHO ARE OWED SEVERANCE PAY FROM A SUB-CONTRACTOR. THE SUSPENSION WILL LAST 60 DAYS AND PENN STATE WANTS ADIDAS TO PAY THE SEVERANCE TO THE WORKERS WHO LOST THEIR JOBS WHEN THE PT KIZONE CLOTHING FACTORY CLOSED IN 2011. PENN STATE WILL TERMINATE THE CONTRACT ALTOGETHER IF ADIDAS DOES NOT COMPLY DURING THAT PERIOD. AN ANTI-SWEATSHOP STUDENT GROUP HAD GIVEN PENN STATE OFFICIALS UNTIL WEDNESDAY TO TAKE ACTION OR ELSE THEY WOULD STAGE A MARCH.

GOVERNOR IS NOT POPULAR

A QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL RELEASED YESTERDAY INDICATES GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT COULD FACE AN UPHILL CLIMB FOR RE-ELECTION. THE SURVEY SHOWED THAT JUST 39-PERCENT OF PA VOTERS APPROVE OF THE JOB CORBETT HAS BEEN DOING. 49-PERCENT DISAPPROVE.