NEWS FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013

JOHNSTOWN POLICE HAVE MADE TWO DRUG ARRESTS AT A HOME ON MESSENGER STREET NEAR EAST SIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  LOUIE GUADALUPE AND REGINA MILLER HAVE BEEN MONITORED BY POLICE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AND POLICE FOUND HEROIN, COCAINE AND MARIJUANA INSIDE THE HOME, ALONG WITH SOME WEAPONS.  POLICE SAY THERE WERE TWO CHILDREN INSIDE THE HOME, AS WELL.  THEY ARE NOW STAYING WITH RELATIVES.

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THE STATE POLICE BUREAU OF LIQUOR CONTROL ENFORCEMENT PLANS TO CONDUCT ENFORCEMENT OVER THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY WEEKEND AT AND AROUND ST. FRANCIS UNIVERSITY IN LORETTO.   THEY’LL BE LOOKING FOR UNDERAGE DRINKERS, FAKE I-DS, AND THOSE WHO FURNISH ALCOHOL TO MINORS.

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THE PENN STATE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETS IN HERSHEY TODAY AND OVER 30 FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYERS HAVE REGISTERED TO SPEAK DURING THE PUBLIC COMMENTS PERIOD.  THEY QUESTION THE BOARD’S ACTIONS SINCE THE SANDUSKY SCANDAL BROKE AND THE FIRING OF JOE PATERNO.   BOARD MEMBER ANTHONY LUBRANO SAYS HE WILL UPDATE TRUSTEES ON HIS PLAN TO INVITE FORMER FBI DIRECTOR LOUIS FREEH TO SPEAK BEFORE THE BOARD DURING ITS MAY MEETING.  THE BOARD WILL ALSO VOTE OON THE PROPOSED 1-POINT-9 PERCENT INCREASE IN THE ROOM AND BOARD RATE THAT WOULD TAKE EFFECT NEXT FALL.

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A STUDENT AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH RAPING A WOMAN AT AN OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE LAST FRIDAY.  19-YEAR-OLD TAYLOR GROFF OF CONESTOGA IS FREE ON BOND PENDING A PRELIMINARY HEARING APRIL 4TH.  A CAMPUS SPOKESWOMAN SAYS GROFF WILL FACE THE UNIVERSITY DISCIPLINARY PROCESS AS WELL.

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STATE POLICE IN BLAIR COUNTY ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THE 1987 DEATH OF A BABY.  SO-CALLED BABY DOE WAS FOUND IN THE BACKYARD OF A RESIDENCE IN ANTIS TOWNSHIP ON FEBRUARY 5TH. THE BODY HAD BEEN PLACED IN A GREEN GARBAGE BAG AND THROWN IN A DUMP.  THE MOTHER AND FATHER HAVE NEVER BEEN IDENTIFIED.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION SHOULD CALL POLICE.

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 HOW CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE FUNDED MAY SOON BE CHANGING.  IN HARRISBURG THURSDAY, THE STATE HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE BEGAN A HEARING ON PROPOSALS WHICH WOULD END DOUBLE DIPPING, WHERE CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE REIMBURSED BY THE STATE AND ALSO BY THE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT.

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IT’S ST. PATRICK’S DAY WEEKEND AND STATE POLICE AND PENNDOT ARE URGING MOTORISTS TO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.  EXTRA POLICE PATROLS ARE PLANNED ALL WEEKEND ALONG WITH D-U-I CHECKPOINTS.   ACCORDING TO PRELIMINARY PENNDOT DATA, LAST YEAR ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY IN PENNSYLVANIA THERE WERE 61 ALCOHOL-RELATED CRASHES RESULTING IN 3 FATALITIES.

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