Archives for October 2014

Eric Frein Captured

That’s Governor Tom Corbett at a news conference last night, announcing the capture of Eric Frein, the man believed to have killed State Trooper Bryon Dickson in a blitz attack on September 12th. Frein was captured Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a lengthy manhunt that rattled the nerves of area residents. The takedown of Frein ended seven weeks of tension and turmoil, as authorities at times closed schools, canceled outdoor events and blockaded roads to pursue him. Frein is accused of opening fire outside the Blooming Grove barracks on Sept. 12, killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding another trooper. The governor and the state’s top law enforcement officials were jubilant at the news conference announcing Freins’s capture

Preliminary arraignment for Eric Frein is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Pike Count Court House in Milford. Prosecutors say they’ll seek the death penalty

For profit college

The federal government is cracking down on for-profit colleges that don’t produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans.Jack Murphy reports.

Death Records In PA Now Available Online

More than seven million Pennsylvania death records are now available online thanks to a continued collaboration between the Pennsylvania State Archives and Ancestry Dot Com…

First Lady Announces Halloween Display At Governor’s Home

Just in time for trick or treat night, the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg has gotten into the Halloween spirit. Students from the Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts on Tuesday, carved dozens of pumpkins. The jack-o’-lanterns will be on display through Halloween…

Transportation Safety Projects Outlined

Eighty-six projects in 35 Pennsylvania counties will improve safety and mobility with $84 million in Multimodal Transportation Fund investments from Act 89, the state’s transportation plan.
PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch…

Snapshot of some scary jobs

Just in time for Halloween, a snapshot on the jobs American find to be downright scary. CareerBuilder compiled a survey of the top ten positions that instill the most fear among workers. Jack Murphy with the scary story.
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Firefighters Battle Three Brush Fires

There were three brush fires across the area on Tuesday afternoon, in Tyrone, Altoona and Martinsburg. The call came in about 3 p.m. for a brush fire along North Eighth Street in Juniata. Weiner said firefighters were on scene for about 20 minutes to half-an-hour before the fire was under control. A brush fire near the Tyrone Area Elementary School was reported about noon. An electrical fire was started by a downed power line in the woods behind the school complex’s tennis court. A third fire was reported along Piney Creek Road in Martinsburg about 3 p.m.

Crash Injures Two

Two people were injured in a crash on Logan Boulevard near Burgoon Road on Tuesday. According to Altoona police, a Mercury Mariner turned left into the path of a Nissan Altima about 11:15 a.m., causing the Mariner to roll. A man and a woman had to be extricated from the SUV and were taken to UPMC Altoona.

Trick or Treat for Most is Tomorrow Night

Halloween is in the air, and trick or treat for all Blair County municipalities except Williamsburg will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Williamsburg Borough trick or treat is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.Treats will also be available Saturday at Heritage Plaza during the city’s first “Halloween Harvest Fest” , an event designed for less fortunate children.

Reassessment Compared to Root Canal

The Blair County reassessment that ‘s underway was compared to a root canal at last night’s public meeting. The last reassessment was back in 1958. Tim Barr is with the company conducting the reassessment, and he told the 60 or so people who attended the informational session, “If you don’t go to the dentist very often, you’re going to need a root canal,and this is Blair County’s root canal.”