NEWS for Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A LATE NIGHT FIRE IN THE CAMBRIA CITY SECTION OF JOHNSTOWN IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.  IT HEAVILY DAMAGED A HOME AT ABOUT 11 PM.  THERE WERE FIVE PEOPLE, INCLUDING THREE KIDS INSIDE, BUT EVERYONE WAS BROUGHT OUT OK.  NO WORD YET WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE.

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IN INDIANA  COUNTY … ONE WOMAN WAS KILLED AND ONE MAN WAS INJURED WHEN THEIR MOTORCYCLE HIT A DEER.  IT HAPPENED SUNDAY NIGHT ALONG ROUTE 217 IN BLACKLICK TOWNSHIP.  THE WOMAN WHO DIED WAS IDENTIFIED AS KELLY JO PAPE OF BLAIRSVILLE.  THE MAN OPERATING THE MOTORCYCLE WAS IDENTIFIED AS JAMES SEELIG OF FLORIDA.  HE LOST CONTROL OF THE BIKE WHEN THEY HIT THE DEER AND THEY WERE BOTH THROWN OFF THE VEHICLE.

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IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY … THERE IS MORE INFORMATION KNOWN ABOUT A FATAL CAR – PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAST WEEK.   43 YEAR OLD DARIAN DAVIS WAS KILLED WHEN HE WAS HIT BY A CAR ON RIVER ROAD IN LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP.  HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO CLEARFIELD HOSPITAL AND THEN TO UPMC ALTOONA … WHERE HE DIED.   THE CLEARFIELD PROGRESS REPORTS THAT LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP POLICE SAY HE WAS WEARING DARK CLOTHING ON A DARK STRETCH OF ROAD WHERE IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO SEE HIM.  THE DRIVER OF THE CAR WILL NOT BE CHARGED IN THE INCIDENT.

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AGGRESSIVE DRIVERS ON ROUTE 30 ARE IN THE SIGHTS OF POLICE.  PENNDOT AND STATE AND LOCAL POLICE ARE WORKING TOGETHER ON THE "HEAT ON 30" ENFORCEMENT.  IT'S AN EFFORT FROM ONE END OF THE STATE TO THE OTHER … AND GOES THROUGH FRIDAY.  POLICE ARE ALSO AFTER SPEEDERS, RED LIGHT RUNNERS AND TAILGATERS.

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STATE POLICE IN INDIANA COUNTY HAVE FILED CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST 2 PEOPLE IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 5TH CRASH THAT KILLED THREE PEOPLE -- 20 YEAR OLD SEAN TITUS…19 YEAR OLD ZANE MCCMILEN…AND 18 YEAR OLD CODY DOUGLAS…ALL ARMSTRONG COUNTY, THE INVESTIGATION SHOWED THEY HAD BEEN DRINKING AT FINAL SCORE SALOON SHORTLY BEFORE THEIR VEHICLE PLUNGED INTO A POND NEAR MCMILLEN ROAD IN SOUTH MAHONING TOWNSHIP.  LARRY POMPELIA OF RURAL VALLEY IS CHARGED WITH TAMPERING WITH OR FABRICATING EVIDENCE … AND KARLY GOOD OF RURAL VALLEY IS CHARGED WITH SELLING LIQUOR TO MINORS. 

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STATE POLICE IN PUNXSUTAWNEY SAY AN ENTIRE FAMILY DISAPPEARED AROUND 10 SUNDAY NIGHT.   69 YEAR OLD CAROLYN MCQUOWN…41 YEAR OLD LISA BRAUGHLER…5 YEAR OLD MARIA MARTIN…AND 1 YEAR OLD LUCAS MARTIN WERE LAST SEEN IN THE NORTHEAST PART OF INDIANA COUNTY. THEY ARE RIDING IN A METALLIC BLUE HONDA.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL STATE TROOPERS.

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IN FAYETTE COUNTY … FIVE ADULTS AND ONE TEENAGER ARE OFFICIALLY CHARGED WITH SLASHING TIRES ON ABOUT 60-VEHICLES IN CONNELLSVILLE.  VANDALISM CHARGES WERE FILED IN RELATION TO THE OVERNIGHT CRIME SPREE THAT TOOK PLACE JUNE 24TH.  THREE MEN AND TWO WOMEN ARE LODGED IN FAYETTE COUNTY JAIL ON 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS BAIL.  MANY CONFESSED TO THE VANDALISM, SAYING THEY WERE BORED.  THE TEEN WILL BE CHARGED IN JUVENILE COURT.

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