Today's News - Monday, July 14, 2014

On Saturday afternoon, 23-year-old Stephen Huger was shot while attempting to rob a home on Fronheiser Street in the Hornerstown section of Johnstown. The homeowner was also shot in the hand. This is the second time Huger has been shot in this neighborhood this year. Back in January he was shot in the shoulder along the same street.

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Early Sunday, 42-year-old Tyrone Williams was shot to death in the Oakhurst section of Johnstown. Williams was a New Jersey native in the region attending the Johnstown Police Academy. Police are still investigating. This shooting marks the fourth in the city this year, and the third in Oakhurst.

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If you visit Lake Rowena in Ebensburg this summer, you won’t be seeing the geese that have traditionally hung out at the recreation area. Authorities hired Crespo Wildlife Solutions to help evict the geese from the lake because their waste was contaminating the water, reducing oxygen levels for fish and helping algae grow.

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A busy Geistown intersection will receive a safety upgrade. The intersection at Bedford and Church Streets near St. Benedict’s church will have a digital traffic signal, crosswalk and sidewalks. The upgrade will cost around $400,000.

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The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says policy changes must be made before Congress approves a presidential border funding request. Republican Mike McCaul of Texas told "Fox News Sunday" one change would be updating the 2008 anti-trafficking law. The legislation makes it harder to deport children who are from countries other than Mexico or Canada.

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Authorities say the suspect in a New Jersey cop's shooting was lying in wait for police officers. Officer Melvin Santiago was killed early yesterday while responding to an armed-robbery call at a Walgreens.

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Health officials in Kansas say a young girl is dead after being infected by a "brain-eating amoeba." Nine-year-old Hally Yust is believed to have contracted the infection after swimming in lakes near her home.

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Several men are being questioned after violence erupted at a pro-Israel rally in the Los Angeles area. About two-thousand people were rallying Sunday afternoon in Westwood when a group of pro-Palestinians draped in flags showed up and started attacking the demonstrators.

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Salvage crews are beginning the complicated process of refloating an Italian cruise ship more than two and-a-half years after it overturned off the coast of Italy. Thirty-two people died when the Costa Condordia ran into rocks off the coast of Italy and rolled over.

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Citigroup will pay seven-billion dollars to settle with the Justice Department for selling bad mortgage-backed securities that helped fuel the 2008 financial crisis. A government official says the bank and the Justice Department will announce the settlement today.

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The situation involving undocumented children from Central America isn't likely to be resolved any time soon. Republican Congressman Mike Rogers of Michigan told NBC's "Meet The Press" sending the undocumented kids back is better for everyone.

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says Sarah Palin's call for the President's impeachment is wrong. Last week, the former GOP vice-presidential candidate said Obama should be impeached for not enforcing immigration laws.

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The immigrant child shelter at a Texas Air Force base is reportedly using relaxed standards to put children in new homes. A shelter insider tells KSAT television that case workers at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland were told to skip fingerprinting potential sponsors if their background checks came back clean.

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Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist group is mocking calls to release more than 200 school girls kidnapped in the spring. The Islamist group released a video Sunday in which its leader said the girls won't be freed until the Nigerian government releases the "army" of jailed Boko Haram fighters.

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The Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating the abuse of prescription painkillers and other drugs in the NFL. The "New York Daily News" is reporting the probe stems from a lawsuit filed in late May on behalf of about 13-hundred retired NFL players.

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A new report contradicts information given by California's Rialto School District in this year's "Holocaust assignment" scandal. The "San Bernardino Sun" says dozens of eighth graders in the district turned in essays questioning or flatly denying the Holocaust occurred.

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Secretary of State John Kerry will meet again today with Iran's foreign minister and press him to make "critical choices" about his country's nuclear ambitions. Kerry is in Vienna as six world powers meet in hopes of hammering out a deal over how far Iran can take its nuclear program.

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Engineers at Walt Disney World are still inspecting the monorail line that failed Sunday night during heavy thunderstorms. Some 120 passengers had to be evacuated from the gold monorail train that lost power on the line that runs between Epcot and the Magic Kingdom. Guests were stranded for nearly two-hours and some had to climb through a roof-top emergency exit to get back on the ground.

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The son of an 80-year-old woman killed at an Indiana hospital is facing murder charges. Police sources told northwest Indiana media Rodney Dickinson was arrested Friday. He allegedly stabbed his mom while visiting her at Methodist Hospital in Merrillville. The motive for the stabbing is unclear.

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At least four people are recovering from minor injuries after a commuter train partially derailed Sunday night in Harrison, New Jersey. The Port Authority of New York and Jersey says the PATH train hit a box truck and two wheels of the train came off the track. More than 200 passengers were evacuated.

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SpaceX is counting down to Monday morning's launch of its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral. The mission will send six Orbcomm communications satellites into a low orbit for the company's data-relay network. The launch had to be postponed several times for weather and technical problems.

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Elvis impersonators are still shaking their hips after setting a new world record in North Carolina over the weekend. Eight-hundred-and-65 Elvis Presley impersonators set a new record for being in the same place on Saturday at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino. The feat beat the previous world record by more than 200 impersonators.

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Half a dozen people are recovering from minor injuries following a fire at New York City's 30 Rockefeller Center. Offiicals say the fire broke out in a piece of camera equipment last night, with embers causing minor burns for five adults and one child on the building's observation deck.

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