News for Monday, May 20, 2013

 Johnstown police say one person has been charged in a stabbing that happened on Saturday.  Authorities say Anthony Edwards is charged with stabbing another man at building two at the Solomon Homes around 11:30 a.m. Saturday.  The victim was stabbed in the stomach and taken to the hospital.

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Somerset County authorities have accused a man of pulling a knife on another man Sunday afternoon.  State police said Laishek Sinclair is charged with terroristic threats and assault charges.  Authorities say that he pulled a knife on the victim at Roof Garden Trailer Park in Somerset Township. Sinclair is in the Somerset County Jail.

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Bedford County Dirt Drags is dealing with its first racing death in nearly three decades.  State police ruled out drugs and alcohol in the death of a 15-year-old A-T-V racer.   The victim was identified as Kaleb Rightenour of Martinsburg, Blair County.  Investigators are still trying to figure out how he lost control of his vehicle Saturday night.  The victim was thrown from his vehicle after slamming into a tire barrier.

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In Fayette County … local and state police want the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a deadly weekend shooting.  A 20-year-old man was rushed to Uniontown Hospital early Saturday morning and was later pronounced dead.  Police said he was shot behind an apartment building at Searight Avenue.   

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The National Transportation Safety Board brings some closure to the fatal plane crash that left three Western Pennsylvania residents dead last fall.  The report released late last week confirmed pilot Michael Garrone ignored warnings about the route he was taking to get back to Johnstown from Danville, Virginia.  The 52-year-old attempted to backtrack his Piper airplane after severe turbulence but the plane crashed in the mountains of Peru, West Virginia.  Garrone and his two passengers were found dead days later.

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KALEB RIGHTENOUR OF MARTINSBURG WOULD HAVE TURNED 16 IN ABOUT 2 WEEKS.  HE WAS KILLED SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER CRASHING HIS A-T-V DURING A RACE ON THE BLAIR-BEDFORD DIRT TRACK IN NEW ENTERPRISE. HIS TIRES HIT THE SIDE OF THE TRACK AND HE SLAMMED INTO A TELEPHONE POLE.  KALEB WAS A SOPHOMORE AT NORTHERN BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL. LOCAL MINISTERS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO OTHER STUDENTS TODAY.

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A 12-YEAR-OLD SOMERSET AREA BOY WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED SATURDAY AFTER CRASHING HIS DIRT BIKE IN SOMERSET TOWNSHIP.  STATE POLICE SAY THE BOY LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE ALONG TROLLS LAKE ROAD. HE CRASHED AND LOST HIS HELMET.   THE VICTIM WAS FLOWN TO JOHNSTOWN’S CONEMAUGH MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER. 

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2 CENTRE COUNTY WOMEN WERE SERIOUSLY HURT IN AN A-T-V CRASH JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT SUNDAY.  THE 20 YEAR OLDS WERE RIDING THE QUAD ON A PRIVATE ROAD IN WALKER TOWNSHIP WHEN THE DRIVER LOST CONTROL AND STRUCK A TREE, THROWING OFF BOTH WOMEN.  THE DRIVER HAD SERIOUS HEAD INJURIES AND WAS TAKEN TO ALTOONA REGIONAL TRAUMA CENTER. THE PASSENGER WENT TO MOUNT NITTANY MEDICAL CENTER WITH MODERATE INJURIES.  NEITHER WAS WEARING A HELMET, AND POLICE BELIEVE ALCOHOL MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED.

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