News for Thursday, June 13, 2013

MORE SEVERE WEATHER IS A POSSIBILITY THROUGHOUT THE DAY … AND ALSO TONIGHT.  EARLY THIS MORNING POWER WAS OUT FOR ABOUT 500 CAMBRIA COUNTY RESIDENTS IN THE WESTWOOD AND EBENSBURG AREAS.  

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THE SEARCH IS CONTINUING FOR THE MAN WHO ROBBED A BANK IN DOWNTOWN JOHNSTOWN ON TUESDAY. AN ARMED MAN ROBBED THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK AT WALNUT AND MAIN STREETS.  POLICE SAY THEY WERE ABLE TO RESPOND WITHIN ONE MINUTE OF THE CALL, BUT THE ROBBER WAS ALREADY GONE.  ANYONE WHO HAS ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE MAN IS ASKED TO CALL POLICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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AUTHORITIES HAVE IDENTIFIED THE 15 YEAR OLD BOY WHO DIED AFTER BEING SHOT WITH A PELLET GUN IN CENTRAL PA.  TY YONKIN’S DEATH IN CLINTON COUNTY APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN ACCIDENTAL AND IS NOT CONSIDERED TO BE SUSPICIOUS.  POLICE SAY HE WAS AT A FRIEND’S HOME IN PORTER TOWNSHIP WHEN THE SHOOTING HAPPENED. HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT LOCK HAVEN HOSPITAL.

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CRESSON TOWNSHIP POLICE SAY SCAMMERS CLAIMING TO WORK FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA LOTTERY COMMISSION ARE PHONING RESIDENTS AND TRYING TO OBTAIN PERSONAL INFORMATION.  THE CALLER IDENTIFIES HIMSELF AS A MICHAEL KERRIT OR MICHAEL PERRY. HE TELLS PEOPLE THEY HAVE WON 50 MILLION DOLLARS AND ASKS FOR THEIR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER…THEN INSTRUCTS THE PERSON TO PAY A 390 DOLLAR FEE BY PURCHASING MONEYGRAM CARDS FROM A RITE AID PHARMACY AND MAILING THEM TO A POST OFFICE BOX.  POLICE ARE WARNING RESIDENTS THAT THE LOTTERY DOES NOT CONTACT WINNERS BY PHONE AND THERE IS NO FEE TO OBTAIN WINNINGS.

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CLINTON COUNTY AUTHORITIES HAVE RELEASED THE NAME OF THE 15 YEAR OLD BOY WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY AN AIR RIFLE TUESDAY.   TRISTIN “T-Y” YONKIN…A POPULAR SOCCER PLAYER AT CENTRAL MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL…WAS HIT IN THE CHEST AT A FRIEND’S HOUSE IN PORTER TOWNSHIP.  THE DEATH HAS BEEN RULED AN ACCIDENT.
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PENN STATE IS ASKING THE NCAA AND STATE OFFICIALS TO SETTLE LITIGATION OVER WHO WILL CONTROL THE 60 MILLION DOLLAR FINE RESULTING FROM THE JERRY SANDUSKY CASE.  UNIVERSITY ATTORNEY FRANK GUADAGNINO WROTE TO THE OTHER ATTORNEYS THIS WEEK, SAYING THE SCHOOL HAD NO DESIRE TO GET INVOLVED IN PENDING STATE AND FEDERAL COURT BATTLES.  HE SAID HE PLANS HOLD THE FIRST 12 MILLION DOLLAR INSTALLMENT UNTIL THE NCAA ASKS FOR IT.  HE'S OFFERING TO MEET WITH THE PARTIES IF THEY THINK THE UNIVERSITY CAN HELP SETTLE THE MATTER.   

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