Today's News

Thursday, October 04, 2012

 

A Rockwood teenager was injured in a one car crash last night.  Police say the 17 year old lost control of her vehicle on Woodland Road in Milford Township.  Authorities say her car struck a culvert and rolled over several times.  Her name has not been released.  Her condition is not known.

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In Somerset County … a man who crashed his SUV into a motorcyclist while drunk is going to spend at least nine months in jail. Robert Hauser was sentenced yesterday.   The accident occurred in September 2010 along Somerset Pike in Conemaugh Township.

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Four people are confirmed dead following a Wednesday afternoon accident on I-79 in Greene County.  Witnesses reported seeing an SUV cross the median into southbound traffic, hit a camper and then collide with a motorcycle.  The cyclist and three occupants of the SUV were pronounced dead at the scene.  Three other passengers in the vehicle and a woman riding on the back of the bike were injured.  The investigation continues.

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Pennsylvania's Democratic Representatives want to investigate Governor Corbett's handling of the Sandusky investigations.  The Dems say they'll attempt to halt business in the House until Republicans agree to vote on a resolution to have the Justice Department investigate the former attorney general.  Republicans say there's no need to investigate now that Sandusky's been convicted on most of the 48 counts against him.

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court denies an emergency appeal of last week's ruling that stayed the execution of convicted murderer Terrance Williams in Centre County.  Philadelphia DA Seth Williams issued a statement saying he's been selective about seeking the death penalty.  The DA also said he believed defendant Williams received an appropriate sentence and that his recent claims of sex abuse by his victim are not true.  Now that the scheduled execution has been called off, the Supreme Court will again review the case.

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In Fayette County, the FBI says it might be difficult to track the hackers who may have nabbed tens of thousands of credit card numbers from Nemacolin visitors.  From May to July, thieves hacked registers at the resort's shops and restaurants.  Some of the credit card account information they stole was used to make purchases.  Authorities said vacationers who charged purchases to their rooms were not affected but those who ran credit or debit cards through the resort's accounting system could be vulnerable.

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Support for the Ten Commandments is not waning in Connellsville, Fayette County.  More than a hundred residents gathered at Connellsville Eagles last night to support keeping the monument in front of Connellsville Junior High School.  A local business leader has partnered with a local pastor to collect donations for a legal battle against the national Freedom From Religion Foundation.  The organization filed suit against the Connellsville school district to have the Ten Commandments removed from public property.

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The Greensburg Salem School Board is considering implementing a dress code for students.  Right now, the district has guidelines for attire but no official policy.  At last night's meeting, the school board discussed adopting a policy during this school year that would be implemented next year.  That way, parents and students would have time to be familiarized with the policy.

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