News for Friday, May 31, 2013

IN BEDFORD COUNTY … A MAN IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING TWO EMPLOYEES WITH A PELLET GUN IN THE PARKING LOT AT THE WAL MART NEAR EVERETT IN SNAKESPRING TOWNSHIP.  POLICE SAY CHRISTOPHER MCGILLICK BECAME ANGRY EARLY THURSDAY WHEN THE EMPLOYEES ACCUSED HIM OF SHOPLIFTING AND FOLLOWED HIM OUT OF THE STORE.  HE WENT TO HIS CAR AND THEN STARTING FIRING THE PELLET GUN AT THE WORKERS.  HE FLED THE SCENE, BUT POLICE FOUND HIM AT A HOTEL IN BREEZEWOOD.  HE’S IN JAIL ON A 15-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.

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STATE POLICE IN BEDFORD REPORT THAT A 13 YEAR OLD RIDDLERSBURG BOY STOLE A CAR FROM A “CHURCH OF GOD” CHURCH …  AND THEN RAN OVER MAILBOXES, STOLE A LICENSE PLATE FROM ANOTHER CAR AND TRIED TO BREAK INTO A GAS STATION ON ROUTE 30.  HE THEN DROVE TO JOHNSTOWN … AND ATTEMPTED TO BUY DRUGS.  POLICE SAY HE LEFT THE CAR ON A DIRT ROAD NEAR ROUTE 56, BUT WAS APPREHENDED BY POLICE.

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TODAY IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT FLOOD OF JOHNSTOWN … IT WAS 124 YEARS AGO IN 1889 THE SOUTH FORK FISHING AND HUNTING CLUB DAM FAILED … SENDING A HUGE WALL OF WATER INTO JOHNSTOWN.  TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE DIED AND 16-HUNDRED HOMES WERE DESTROYED.  THERE WILL BE SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY ACTIVITIES HELD AT THE FLOOD MUSEUM IN DOWNTOWN JOHNSTOWN … AND AT THE NATIONAL FLOOD MEMORIAL IN ST. MICHAEL.

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DEMOCRATIC STATE SENATOR JOHN WOZNIAK OF CAMBRIA COUNTY TELLS CAPITOL-WIRE THAT HE’S CONSIDERING A RUN FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR IN 2014.  WOZNIAK SAYS HE WOULD TAKE A CRACK AT GOVERNOR, BUT HE CAN’T RAISE 60-MILLION DOLLARS.   HIS SENATE TERM RUNS THROUGH 2016. HIS DISTRICT WILL DRASTICALLY CHANGE UNDER the LATEST REAPPORTIONMENT.

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SEAMUS JOHNSTON WAS REGISTERED AS A FEMALE STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AT JOHNSTOWN.  JOHNSTON IDENTIFIES HIMSELF AS A MALE AND WAS CHARGED WITH defiant trespass and disorderly conduct FOR USING A MEN’S BATHROOM AND LOCKER ROOM ON CAMPUS.  RATHER THAN STAND TRIAL, JOHNSTON PLEADED GUILTY YESTERDAY. HE WILL SERVE 6 MONTHS PROBATION AND WAS ORDERED TO CONTINUE MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT. 

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SHOWCASE FOR  COMMERCE IS CONTINUING IN DOWNTOWN JOHNSTOWN … WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES NETWORKING FOR HUGE MILITARY CONTRACTS.  THE PUBLIC EXHIBITION AT THE WAR MEMORIAL IS NOW OPEN AND WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 4:30 THIS AFTERNOON.

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