Archives for September 2018

GoFundMe Account Pays for Man’s Funeral

Two friends who set up a GoFundMe page for a Pennsylvania man who’d been holding yard sales to pay for his own funeral expenses say they’ve received so many donations they are planning to help other veterans in similar situations. David Dunkleberger and his friend Ed Sheets pulled into a yard sale in Brownstown last month. The man running it, 66-year-old Willie Davis, said he was selling his belongings to pay for his funeral after finding out he has stage 4 cancer.

Remains of PA WWII Vet Returned Home

The remains of a U.S. Army paratrooper killed in World War II have been returned to his Pennsylvania hometown, 74 years after he died in the battle chronicled in the 1977 film “A Bridge Too Far.” On Sept. 20, 1944, Army Pfc. Willard “Bud” Jenkins was hit twice by enemy fire during the unsuccessful Allied effort called Operation Market Garden. Jenkins, 27, fell from his canvas boat into the water. His body, which could not be identified, was buried as an “unknown” at the American cemetery in the Netherlands. DNA testing over the summer helped identify the Scranton native.

Clergy Lawyers say Names Should Remain Withheld

Lawyers for the nearly two dozen clergy whose names were withheld from a sweeping grand jury report into child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses say their names should remain redacted. Those lawyers told the state Supreme Court on today that there is no way to give those priests due process now that the grand jury has ended. The redacted report released in August detailed allegations of abuse against more than 300 priests.

Group Wants More Security for PA Elections

A group examining election security in Pennsylvania urged Congress and state lawmakers today to speed up the funding required to replace voting machines, noting most lack a paper record needed to check for fraud and errors. The Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security released interim recommendations and said the estimated $125 million to replace all machines statewide was “a relative bargain.”

PA HOUSE SIGNS OFF ON CHILD SEX ABUSE RULE

The Pennsylvania House is signing off on a proposal to give victims of child sexual abuse an opportunity to file lawsuits over claims that would otherwise be too outdated to pursue. The House voted 173 to 21 Tuesday to send the Senate a bill creating a two-year window for litigation. The final House vote came without debate. The proposal’s fate is unclear in the state Senate, where the top-ranking Republican has expressed concerns the two-year window may violate the state constitution.

Gov. Candidate Wagner Wont Release Tax Returns

The candidate had just chided the media minutes earlier for not being tougher on his opponent when the moderator asked him what might be his least favorite campaign question: Why won’t you release your tax returns? It wasn’t a scene from the 2016 presidential race. Rather, it was from this year’s campaign for governor in Pennsylvania, where the Republican challenger who has made millions from his trash-hauling business has refused to release his tax returns.
Scott Wagner, says how much i make or dont make is nobodys business. The incumbent, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, released his tax return in what he said was a nod to transparency. This is an issue playing out in several hotly contested races around the country.

Registration Still Open for High Bridge Ultra 50K & 25K

THE HIGH BRIDGE ULTRA 50K AND 25K IS LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY. DARRELL MOODY HAS AN UPDATE ON THE EVENT…

HIGH BRIDGE TRAIL STATE PARK MANAGER DANIEL JORDAN SAYS THEY’RE EXPECTING MORE RUNNERS THIS YEAR…
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Altoona Traffic Delays

Thursday and Friday the city of Altoona will be inspecting storm sewer piping on 17th Street from 6th Avenue to Pleasant Valley Blvd. Traffic will be restricted to one lane while this operation is being completed. You should expect delays.

Casey Emphasizes Accomplishments

Hit with the inevitable questions about his track record in office, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is putting more muscle into showing what he’s accomplished in his second term as the Democrat vies for a third six-year term in November’s election.
Accomplishment is the theme of his first campaign ad in the Philadelphia media market. On Monday, seven weeks until the election, Casey went to a micro-metal stamping and screw-machining firm to tout legislation he helped write to emphasize vocational skills training for high-demand industrial-sector jobs.

PA Man Threatens Trump

Authorities say a Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials is being sought in Ohio, where he is believed to have abandoned a stolen truck. The U.S. Marshals Service says Shawn Richard Christy stole a truck Sunday from the area of McAdoo, Pennsylvania, and fled after abandoning it around 5 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 71 in the Mansfield area of northern Ohio. Authorities say a federal warrant was issued June 19 for the 27-year-old McAdoo man in connection to alleged Facebook posts threatening to shoot Trump and a district attorney in Pennsylvania. Officials say he also threatened a police chief. Pennsylvania warrants issued for Christy allege burglary, probation violation and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case. Authorities say Christy should be considered armed and dangerous.