News for Thursday, May 2, 2013

A SOUTH FORK MAN IS FACING CHARGES TODAY … AFTER AUTHORITIES SAY HE PULLED A GUN ON ANOTHER MAN.  JESSE GAYDOS WAS ARRAIGNED EARLY THIS MORNING … AFTER HE WAS SPOTTED WITH A HANDGUN IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE SHEETZ CONVENIENCE STORE ON SCALP AVENUE.   SIX NEWS IS REPORTING IT FOLLOWED A ROAD RAGE INCIDENT.  HE ADMITS TO PULLING OUT THE GUN, BUT SAYS IT WAS IN SELF DEFENSE.

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AUTHORITIES NOW SAY THAT CLEARFIELD HOSPITAL AND TYRONE HOSPITAL WERE TARGETED BY THE SAME MAN WHO TIED TO STEAL SURGICAL EQUIPMENT FROM MOUNT NITTANY MEDICAL CENTER IN STATE COLLEGE.  THAT INCIDENT, LAST SATURDAY, INVOLVED AN ASIAN MAN WEARING SCRUBS.  HE DIDN’T GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING BUT WAS CAUGHT ON VIDEO SURVEILLANCE.   HE’S ABOUT 5-FOOT-11…WITH A MEDIUM BUILD.  HE WAS WEARING GLASSES AND HAS A MUSTACHE. HE WAS LAST SEEN DRIVING A DARK S-U-V.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS URGED TO CALL POLICE.

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THIS YEAR’S THUNDER IN THE VALLEY IN JOHNSTOWN WILL FEATURE SOUTHERN ROCKERS “MOLLY HATCHET.”  MORE THAN FIFTY BANDS WILL BE PERFORMING ALL TOGETHER.  THIS YEAR THERE WILL ALSO BE A MOTORCYCLE COWBOY RODEO, PERFORMING A VARIETY OF STUNTS.  AND THIS YEAR, LOCAL VENDORS WILL BE ALLOWED TO SELL  NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVAGES.  THE MOTORCYCLE RALLY WILL BE HELD JUNE 20TH THROUGH THE 23RD   . EACH YEAR MORE THAN 200-THOUSAND MOTORCYCLISTS ROAR INTO TOWN. 
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A SOMERSET COUNTY JUDGE YESTERDAY SENTENCED 35 YEAR OLD BRETT MARSH OF WINDBER TO SERVE 6 TO 23 MONTHS IN THE COUNTY JAIL FOR SERIOUSLY INJURING A WINDBER POLICE OFFICER MORE THAN 2 YEARS AGO.  AUTHORITIES SAY MARSH WAS ILLEGALLY RIDING AN A-T-V ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WHEN HE RAN DOWN OFFICER JOHN RICE WHO HAD ORDERED HIM TO STOP.  ONE OF RICE’S LEGS WAS BROKEN IN 7 PLACES AND HE WAS OFF WORK FOR 21 MONTHS. 

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ALMOST 33-THOUSAND PENN STATE ALUMNI HAVE VOTED SO FAR IN THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION. VOTING CLOSES AT 9AM AND THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED FRIDAY. 39 CANDIDATES ARE VYING FOR 3 SEATS. 

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ORGANIZERS SAY IT’S GOING TO BE ANOTHER GREAT YEAR FOR THUNDER IN THE VALLEY AND THEY ANNOUNCED DETAILS YESTERDAY. THE MOTORCYCLE RALLY IS JUNE 20TH THROUGH THE 23RD AND WILL FEATURE THE WORLD’S LARGEST BIKER BAR…A CONCERT FEATURING SOUTHERN ROCKERS MOLLY HATCHET.  MORE THAN 200-THOUSAND MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIASTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND. RIDERS CAN ALSO PARTICIPATE IN THE MOTORCYCLE COWBOY RODEO, PERFORMING A VARIETY OF STUNTS.

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