Today's News - Monday, April 14, 2014

A deadly shooting in the Moxham section of Johnstown Sunday morning. Police say it happened at 710 Grove Avenue, where they found a man in his early 20s dead inside. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. A second person was sent to the hospital. No word yet on his condition. Police are treating this as a homicide.

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State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan says over $16 million worth of drugs were seized in the first quarter of this year. That includes more than 37 pounds of heroin and 23 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $9.5 million. More than 700,000 prescription pills and over 1,300 pounds of marijuana valued at more than $4 million was also seized. In 2013, police seized a total of more than $55 million in prohibited drugs.

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In Johnstown, southbound traffic will be detoured beginning today through part of the Goucher Street Safety Improvements Project Area. PennDOT says the detour will remain in place no longer than through April 28 and work on the $3.9 million project is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of October.

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Following last week’s stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pittsburgh doctors say a 17-year-old student who was among the most critically injured continues to improve after undergoing another surgery. The boy is still listed in critical condition at UPMC. Teachers will return to work today and the school will resume classes Wednesday. The 16-year-old student accused of stabbing 22 people remains behind bars on suicide watch at a juvenile detention center in Westmoreland County. Alex Hribal’s lawyer told NBC's "Today" show last week that his client "can't believe he did this." Police have not said what may have been the motive, but the sources says a screenshot showing someone calling the sophomore “rat face” was turned over to police the day after the stabbing.

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People in Kansas are mourning the victims of shootings at two Jewish facilities. Hundreds gathered for a vigil yesterday, just hours after the bloodshed. Among them was a woman grieving the loss of two family members. She was supported by a friend as she spoke about losing both her father and her son on Sunday afternoon. The alleged gunman is said to be a former Ku Klux Klan leader.

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A line of powerful thunderstorms is hitting the central U.S. from Texas up to Kansas. Illinois and central Michigan also are the target of damaging winds, hail and heavy rain that could cause flooding. Some communities northwest of Iowa City were deluged by more than four inches of rain on Sunday.

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The NTSB says there's no sign that a truck was on fire before colliding with a bus last week in northern California. Both drivers and eight other people were killed in the fiery crash last Thursday north of Sacramento. A witness that was in a car the FedEx truck clipped before crashing into the bus reported flames coming from underneath the truck's cab before the crash.

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The search for that missing Malaysian airliner is entering a new phase. An unmanned vehicle is preparing to begin combing the floor of the Indian Ocean. The underwater vehicle will continue efforts to locate the source of a series of pings detected last week.

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A Utah woman is accused of killing and stashing seven dead infants in her former home. Police found the decomposing bodies of the infants stuffed in separate cardboard boxes. The current owners of the home called police Saturday after they found the remains of an infant while cleaning out their garage.

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The White House is ushering in Easter Week and Passover. President Obama will host the annual Easter Prayer breakfast this morning. The President will celebrate the Jewish holiday Passover on Tuesday.

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The State Department says pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings in six cities in eastern Ukraine.  According to a State Department note, many of the militants were outfitted in bullet-proof vests and camouflage uniforms with no insignia. They were also carrying Russian weapons. A senior U.S. envoy says the United States is prepared to increase sanctions against Moscow if pro-Russian military actions in eastern Ukraine continue.

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Security will be tighter for this year's Boston Marathon. Following last year's deadly bombings, state officials say more than 3,500 uniformed and undercover police officers will line the route. That's more than double the number from last year.

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The family of Reeva Steenkamp is speaking out against Oscar Pistorius. Steenkamp's sister tells London's "The Mail" that the track star is a "disgusting liar." Pistorius spent three days testifying last week at his murder trial in a South African courtroom. He's accused of killing Steenkamp last year in a fit of rage. The double-amputee sprinter is due back on the stand today.

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Young fathers are at risk for depression. A research team led by Northwestern University's Craig Garfield says five- to ten-percent of fathers are at risk for developing depression, while about 10 to 15 percent of mothers are depressed. The findings are published online in the journal "Pediatrics."

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Paul Walker's "Fast and the Furious" co-star Jordana Brewster is remembering the late actor as an inspiration. During Sunday's MTV Movie Awards Brewster said Walker will motivate people to "live life to the fullest." Brewster also praised Walker for his kindness and his philanthropic works, which included working with great white sharks and disaster relief through his organization Reach Out Worldwide.

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"Captain America" is a box office hero for the second weekend in a row. The latest installment, "The Winter Soldier" pulled in about $41.5 million to stay ahead. The animated movie "Rio 2" nearly caught up to its superhero flick rival with a cool $39 million in ticket sales. The low Budget horror movie "Oculus" took a distant third with $12 million. 

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