News for Thursday, May 16, 2014

The investigation is continuing into a hillside in Summit Township, near Meyersdale in Somerset COUNTY, WHERE SOMEONE APPARENTLY DUMPED A LARGE AMOUNT OF METH-MAKING MATERIALS.  POLICE GOT A TIP ABOUT THE SITE.   TWO PEOPLE WERE RECENTLY ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF OPERATING A METH LAB AT AN APARTMENT IN THE BOROUGH.   SOMERSET COUNTY DRUG-FREE COMMUNITIES PLAN TO HOLD A SEMINAR AT 6:30 PM … MAY 29TH AT MEYERSDALE HIGH SCHOOL TO TALK ABOUT THE  DANGERS OF METH AND WHAT TO LOOK FOR. THE EVENT IS SET FOR 6:30.

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A MARIJUANA OPERATION IN SOMERSET COUNTY WAS BUSTED YESTERDAY.  TWO PEOPLE, MARY BEANMAN AND JONATHAN BARR WILL FACE CHARGES. POLICE FOUND THE MARIJUANA IN A WOODED AREA NORTH OF BOSWELL.  THERE WERE ABOUT TWO DOZEN PLANTS.

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A JOHNSTOWN MAN IS IN JAIL AFTER POLICE FOUND HIM DRUNK, ARMED WITH A HANDGUN AND CARRYING HEROIN.  POLICE RESPONDED LAST NIGHT TO A REPORT OF AN UNWANTED PERSON AT A HOME ON COLEMAN AVENUE AND ARRESTED THIRTY YEAR OLD DERRICK JAINDL.  POLICE SAY HE STRUGGLED WITH AUTHORITIES.  THE SUSPECT IS NOT ALLOWED TO CARRY A FIREARM DUE TO A PREVIOUS DRUG CONVICTION.

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A CAMTRAN BUS DRIVER GOT AN UNEXPECTED PASSENGER TUESDAY AS A DEER CRASHED THROUGH THE BUS WINDSHIELD.  THE BUS WAS TRAVELING ALONG GOUCHER STREET WHEN IT HAPPENED.  THE DEER, A BIT FRAZZLED,  TRIED SEVERAL TIMES TO EXIT THE BUS THE WAY THE SAME WAY IT ENTERED BUT FINALLY IT RAN OUT THE DOUBLE DOORS AND TOOK OFF….WITHOUT PAYING.  THE DRIVER WAS FINE AND THE DEER DID NOT SEEM TO BE SERIOUSLY INJURED.

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SOME LUCKY POWERBALL PLAYER IN THE PITTSBURGH AREA COULD POCKET A HEFTY JACKPOT ON SATURDAY.  THERE WAS NO BIG WINNER IN LAST NIGHT'S DRAWING, SO THE UPCOMING TOP PRIZE WILL INCREASE TO AN ESTIMATED 475-MILLION DOLLARS, WITH A CASH OPTION OF 302-MILLION DOLLARS.  THE ODDS OF HITTING THE JACKPOT ARE ONE IN 175-MILLION.  POWERBALL IS PLAYED IN 43 STATES, WASHINGTON, DC AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.

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 LAKE.

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SOME LOCAL PARENTS SAY THEIR KIDS RETURNED FROM A PENN STATE FIELD TRIP WITH BED BUG BITES ALL OVER THEIR BODIES.  THE STUDENTS FROM WESTMORELAND AND FAYETTE COUNTIES STAYED AT THE CURTAIN HALL DORM SUNDAY THROUGH YESTERDAY.  A PENNSYLVANIA JUNIOR ACADEMY OF SCIENCE STATE MEET WAS HELD ON CAMPUS.

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A BIG MESS HAS BEEN CLEARED UP NEAR SOUTH FORK, CAMBRIA COUNTY, AFTER A COAL TRUCK AND 2 CARS COLLIDED, SHUTTING DOWN ROUTE 219 FOR HOURS.  IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY.  ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN TO MEMORIAL MEDICAL TO BE CHECKED OUT, BUT THEY WERE NOT SERIOUSLY HURT. 

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AN ALTOONA MAN HAS DIED FOLLOWING A WEEKEND CRASH.  37 YEAR OLD CHRISTOPHER LION OF ALTOONA WAS FLOWN TO ALTOONA REGIONAL TRAUMA CENTER EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AFTER HIS SPEEDING CAR SWERVED OUT OF CONTROL ALONG ROUTE 40-27 IN SNYDER TOWNSHIP, BLAIR COUNTY.   STATE POLICE SAY LION WAS NOT WEARING A SEATBELT. HE STRUCK A PARKED CAR IN A PARKING LOT, PUSHING IT INTO A CONCRETE LIGHT POLE.

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CLEARFIELD COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY WILLIAM SHAW SAYS STATE POLICE AND SANDY TOWNSHIP OFFICERS FOUND EVIDENCE OF A METH LAB AT A RESIDENCE ON SOUTH MAIN STREET IN DUBOIS.   53 YEAR OLD STEVEN SUNEALITIS IS NOW IN THE COUNTY JAIL ON A STATE PAROLE DETAINER. HE PREVIOUSLY DID JAIL TIME FOR MANUFACTURING METH.

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A MAN WORKING ON A WIND TURBINE IN MEYERSDALE, SOMERSET COUNTY, WAS FLOWN TO A MARYLAND HOSPITAL YESTERDAY AFTER HE WAS CRUSHED BY A VERY LARGE GEAR.  THE MAN WAS REPLACING THE MOTOR ON ONE OF THE TURBINES 250 FEET FROM THE GROUND WHEN THE MOTOR SOMEHOW SHIFTED, PINNING HIM.  WORKERS WERE ABLE TO FREE THE INJURED MAN BEFORE FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED.
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