NEWS for Thursday, August 1, 2013

POLICE IN PAINT TOWNSHIP ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC’S HELP IN FINDING TWO MEN WANTED ON THEFT CHARGES.  RYAN GLATZ AND FRED YOUNKERS THE THIRD.  THE CRIMES ARE UNRELATED.  IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ON THE MEN’S WHEARABOUT, PLEASE CALL POLICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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A JOHNSTOWN BUSINESS WAS RAIDED LAST NIGHT BY THE CAMBRIA COUNTY DRUG TASK FORCE. POLICE RAIDED J-TOWN FASHION ON MARKET STREET.  AUTHORITIES SAY THEY FOUND A LARGE QUANTITY OF SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA. ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

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THE MINEWORKER WHO WAS KILLED WEDNESDAY MORNING IN AN ACCIDENT AT AMERIKOHL MINING IS IDENTIFIED AS 26-YEAR-OLD STEELYN KANOUFF.  THE LATROBE MECHANIC WAS WORKING INSIDE A LARGE TRUCK AT A STRIP-MINING SITE IN BRUSH VALLEY AND WAS CRUSHED BETWEEN A TIRE AND THE TRUCK’S FRAME.  KANOUFF WAS TRYING TO FIX A LEAKING STRUT BUT IT GAVE OUT. 

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POLICE SAY THAT ONE MAN DIED AFTER BEING HIT BY A VEHICLE IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY TUESDAY NIGHT.  20 YEAR OLD JOSHUA BARGER OF OSCEOLA MILLS WAS STRUCK AND KILLED 10 PM ON TUESDAY ON WALTON STREET IN CHESTER HILL.  HE DIED AT THE SCENE.  THE DRIVER SAID SHE DID NOT SEE HIM ON THE ROADWAY.   NO CHARGES ARE FILED AGAINST THE DRIVER.

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A JOHNSTOWN BUSINESS WAS RAIDED LAST NIGHT BY THE CAMBRIA COUNTY DRUG TASK FORCE. POLICE RAIDED J-TOWN FASHION ON MARKET STREET.  AUTHORITIES SAY THEY FOUND A LARGE QUANTITY OF SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA. ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

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A GREENSBURG MAN COULD SPEND TWO YEARS IN JAIL ON CHILD-PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES.  FRANK ADAMS PLEADED GUILTY WEDNESDAY TO POSSESSION OF CHILD PORN AND ALSO TO HAVING INAPPROPRIATE RELATIONSHIPS WITH CO-WORKERS.  THE 22-YEAR-OLD WAS SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS’ PROBATION FOR THE LATTER CHARGE.  SENTENCING FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY WILL BE SCHEDULED AFTER ADAMS UNDERGOES AN EVALUATION BY THE STATE SEX OFFENDERS ASSESSMENT BOARD.

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GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT STILL ISN'T SAYING WHO HE WANTS TO BE THE NEXT STATE UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR.  AT A PRESS CONFERENCE YESTERDAY, THE GOVERNOR DECLINED TO SAY WHO HE WANTS TO GET THE JOB, DEFENDING THE PROCESS WHICH THE STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION USES TO PICK A CHANCELLOR.  THE NAMES OF THE THREE FINALISTS FOR THE POSITION ARE NOT REVEALED DURING THE INTERVIEW AND SELECTION PROCESS.  CHANCELLOR JOHN CAVANAUGH RESIGNED THE POSITION IN FEBRUARY TO TAKE A JOB WITH A WASHINGTON, D.C.-BASED EDUCATION CONSORTIUM.

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