Today's News

Thursday, September 27, 2012

 

A Dauphin County judge will not dismiss perjury charges against two former Penn State University administrators.  Vice President Gary Schultz and Athletic Director Tim Curley are charged with lying to a grand jury investigating the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.  The judge said he'd rule separately on a request to dismiss charges the pair face for failing to report suspected child abuse.  Schultz and Curley will be tried in Harrisburg in January.

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A Johnstown man has been sentenced to 30 to 60 months in jail in  Somerset Count Court on child sexual assault charges. Albert Anderson pleaded guilty in the case. Prosecutors say he sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl over a five-year period in Conemaugh Township. He will also have to register as a Megan's Law offender for the rest of his life.

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The financial problems in Bedford County may force the lay off dozens of employees.  The Altoona Mirror reports that there is a departmental dispute between the commissioners and the President Judge that has tied up about 200-thousand dollars and that’s money that would be used for payroll. 

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Want to buy a prison??  The Ebensburg Borough Council is hoping to find either a buyer or a tenant for the historic old county prison … built in the 1870s. The rear of the building holds county records, but the front of the building has been empty now for about 15 years.  While the building is old, borough officials say it is well preserved and could be used for just about any business.  The borough has about 250-thousand dollars lined up in grant assistance for the project.

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A fabrics business in Altoona is closing on Friday.  According to WTAJ-TV the Juniatics Fabrics Factory on the corner of 13th and Juniata Street closes tomorrow after being in business since the 1930s.   The company made fabric for everything from clothing to printer ribbons.

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