NEWS FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013

A  CLEARFIELD COUNTY MAN WHO SHOT AT POLICE DURING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE  … HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO AT LEAST TWO YEARS IN A STATE PRISON.  PETER KANE JR., HAD THREATENED TO SHOOT HIS WIFE AND HIS NEPHEW IN AN INCIDENT LAST NOVEMBER.  WHEN POLICE ARRIVED AT THE SCENE, POLICE SAY KANE FIRE AT THEM.

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IN FAYETTE COUNTY, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY CAN SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY FOR A POINT MARION MAN ACCUSED IN THE BEATING MURDER OF HIS GIRLFRIEND'S SON.  PATRICK HANEY AND HEATHER FORSYTHE ARE BEING HELD WITHOUT BAIL, CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL HOMICIDE AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT.  HANEY FACES FIRST-DEGREE HOMICIDE IN THE DEATH OF FOUR-YEAR-OLD TRENTON SAINT CLAIR.  FORSYTHE IS CHARGED WITH DOING NOTHING TO STOP THE PROLONGED ABUSE OF HER SON.

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PRINCIPALS AT SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT ARE GETTING PAY RAISES.  SALARY INCREASES ARE RETROACTIVE TO JULY 1ST, 2012 FOR PRINCIPALS, THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, THE FACILITIES COORDINATOR, AND ASSISTANT FACILITIES COORDINATOR.  THE SCHOOL BOARD ALSO VOTED TO INCREASE THE SALARIES OF LOCAL TAX COLLECTORS.

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GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FUNDING HAS BEEN ALLOCATED FOR 10 PENNSYLVANIA AIRPORTS.  THE JOHN MURTHA/CAMBRIA COUNTY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WILL RECEIVE 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO CONSTRUCT NEW HANGERS.  ONE-AND-A-HALF MILLION IS GOING TO DUBOIS REGIONAL AIRPORT TO HELP PAY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF AN AIR COMMERCE PARK.

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JAY PATERNO ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THAT HE’S WRITING A BOOK ABOUT HIS FATHER JOE THAT MAY BE PUBLISHED IN THE FALL.  IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES, JAY DEFENDED JOE-PA, SAYING NEITHER HE NOR HIS FATHER KNEW THAT JERRY SANDUSKY WAS A PEDOPHILE.  JOE PATERNO ADMITTED HE WISHED HE HAD DONE MORE, AND JAY SAYS IT’S A BIG LEAP FROM THAT TO SAYING THAT HE WAS INVOLVED WILLFULLY IN A COVER-UP, HAD CALLOUS DISREGARD FOR CHILDREN AND WAS WORRIED ABOUT BAD PUBLICITY AND PROTECTED THE FOOTBALL PROGRAM OVER THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN.

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THE ALTOONA MIRROR REPORTS THAT 3 FORMER EMPLOYEES OF “LUIGETTA’S RESTAURANT” IN HOLLIDAYSBURG ARE CHARGED WITH STEALING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS BY NOT RINGING UP SALES.  LINDSAY LASHER OF ALTOONA…HEIDI TEETER OF DUNCANSVILLE…AND MELISSA KELLY, WHO IS CURRENTLY IN THE BLAIR COUNTY PRISON…ALLEGEDLY POCKED OVER 81-HUNDRED DOLLARS BETWEEN APRIL AND JANUARY.  PREIMINARY HEARINGS ARE SCHEDULED TUESDAY.

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