News for Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A WESTMORELAND COUNTY JURY HAS VISITED THE AUTOMOBILE GLASS SHOP WHERE 3 WOMEN WERE SHOT TO DEATH IN 2009.  52 YEAR OLD KEVIN MURPHY OF CONEMAUGH TOWNSHIP, INDIANA COUNTY, IS CHARGED WITH MURDERING HIS MOTHER, SISTER, AND AN ELDERLY AUNT.  THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS THE WOMEN DIDN’T APPROVE OF MURPHY’S ROMANCE WITH A MARRIED WOMAN.

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A BLAIR COUNTY JURY HAS BEEN SEATED FOR THE TRIAL OF RODNEY WILLIAMS OF BALTIMORE.   AUTHORITIES TELL THE ALTOONA MIRROR THAT WILLIAMS WAS THE SOURCE OF THE COCAINE THAT WAS BEING SOLD OUT OF THE CORNER BAR AND GRILL IN 2010 AND 11.  WILLIAMS WILL GO ON TRIAL IN ABOUT 2 WEEKS.  SEVERAL OTHER MEN HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED LONG JAIL SENTENCES. 

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JOHNSTOWN POLICE ENDED UP MAKING A HEROIN BUST AFTER RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE CASE.  THEY SAY THEY FOUND LESLIE EVANS ARGUING WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND ALONG HIGHLAND AVENUE … AND THEY FOUND EVANS HAD ABOUT 120 BAGS OF HEROIN.

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STATE SENATOR JOHN EICHELBERGER WILL HOST A TOWN HALL MEETING IN BEDFORD COUNTY TONIGHT TO TALK WITH HIS CONSTITUENTS.  THE SESSIONS IS FROM 6 TO 7 PM AT SHAWNEE VALLEY FIRE COMPANY IN SCHELLSBURG.

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21 YEAR OLD SHERRY LEIGHTY OF ALTOONA DISAPPEARED IN 1999 AND POLICE NOW SAY THEY MAY HAVE A BREAK.   YESTERDAY STATE TROOPERS SEARCHED FOR HER BODY ON THE 150 ACRE HUNTINGDON COUNTY FARM BELONGING TO HER FATHER IN LAW, KENNETH LEIGHTY. ON FRIDAY, HE REPORTEDLY CONFESSED TO ACCIDENTALLY KILLING SHERRY, THEN ATTACKED POLICE OFFICERS…KICKING AND PUNCHING AT THEM.  FAMILY MEMBERS PREVIOUSLY TOLD AUTHORITIES THAT KENNETH HAD GROPED SHERRY WHEN SHE WAS SLEEPING.   KENNETH LEIGHTY REMAINS IN THE BLAIR COUNTY JAIL ON CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICERS. HE HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED IN SHERRY’S DEATH.   POLICE HAVE NOT SAID WHAT, IF ANY, EVIDENCE THEY FOUND AT KENNETH’S FARM.

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TWO GATES AT RAILS TO TRAILS IN WOODWARD TOWNSHIP, CLEARFIELD COUNTY WERE DAMAGED BY SOMEONE WITH AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE.  POLICE SAY ABOUT 500 DOLLARS IN DAMAGE OCCURRED WHEN SOMEONE DROVE THE VEHICLE INTO ONE GATE AND PUT A CHAIN ON A SECOND GATE AND TRIED TO PULL THAT GATE OPEN.  ANYONE WHO HAS ANY INFORMATION IS URGED TO CALL POLICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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A MOUNT ALOYSIUS STUDENT ACCUSED WAS ARRESTED AFTER AUTHORITIES SAY HE WAS DRUNK AND PUNCHING SECURITY OFFICERS.  JOHN WILEY WAS ARRESTED AND TRIED TO KICK OUT A WINDOW IN A POLICE CRUISER. HE’S IN JAIL ON A 20-THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND.

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