News for Tuesday, April 2, 2013

JOHNSTOWN POLICE SAY 2 MEN WITH A GUN ROBBED THE DOLLAR GENERAL STORE IN THE CITY’S MOXHAM NEIGHBORHOOD JUST AFTER 7AM MONDAY.

ONE OF THE SUSPECTS CONFRONTED AN EMPLOYEE AS SHE WAS ROUNDING UP SHOPPING CARTS. THEY POINTED A GUN AT HER AND FORCED HER INSIDE, THEN HANDCUFFED HER.  THE THIEVES BROKE INTO THE CASH REGISTER AND GOT AWAY WITH AN UNKNOWN AMOUNT OF MONEY.

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24 YEAR OLD JEREMY MURPHEY OF WINDBER IS NOW IN THE CAMBRIA COUNTY PRISON ON AGGRAVATED ASSAULT CHARGES. RICHLAND TOWNSHIP POLICE SAY MURPHEY AND 5 OTHER MEN ARGUED IN A CAR ON MARCH 8TH ALONG BERWICK ROAD.  THE DRIVER PULLED OVER AND MURPHEY AND THE VICTIM GOT OUT AND FOUGHT. MURPHEY ALLEGEDLY BROKE THE OTHER MAN’S JAW AND LEFT HIM ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. A POLICE OFFICER PATROLLING THE AREA DISCOVERED HIM LYING IN THE SNOW. THE VICTIM SPENT SEVERAL WEEKS IN INTENSIVE CARE.  MURPHEY’S BAIL IS 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

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UNDER A PLEA DEAL, MICHAEL SEDOR OF DUBOIS, A FORMER TEACHER AT SYKESVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, WILL SERVE 15 TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON FOR HAVING A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL.   THE VICTIM’S MOTHER TOLD AUTHORITIES THAT SHE USED TO WORK WITH SEDOR AND HE BECAME A FAMILY FRIEND, OCCASIONALLY BABYSITTING AT HER HOME.

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STATE POLICE IN BEDFORD COUNTY ARE LOOKING FOR THE 2 WHITE MEN WHO ROBBED DENNY’S RESTAURANT ABOUT 2 MONDAY MORNING.  BOTH CARRIED KNIVES AND WORE A MASK. THEY FORCED 2 EMPLOYEES TO THE BACK OF THE RESTAURANT…KICKED IN AN OFFICE DOOR…AND STOLE AN UNKNOWN AMOUNT OF CASH.

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RUMORS HAVE BEEN CIRCULATING THAT A NUMBER OF TEACHERS HAVE BEEN FIRED FROM JOHNSTOWN’S BISHOP MCCORT HIGH SCHOOL, BUT A SPOKESMAN YESTERDAY SAID THAT SPECULATION IS “UNFOUNDED…AND THAT IS NOT AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF ANY EVENTS THAT HAVE OCCURRED.”  PRINCIPAL KEN SALEM WAS PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE MARCH 1ST AFTER A NUMBER OF FORMER STUDENTS CLAIMED THEY HAD BEEN ABUSED BY FRANCISCAN BROTHER STEPHEN BAKER IN THE 1990’S.  BAKER COMMITTED SUICIDE IN JANUARY AT ST. BERNADINE’S MONASTERY IN HOLLIDAYSBURG.

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PENNSYLVANIA LOTTERY OFFICIALS SAY ONE POWERBALL TICKET WORTH 1 MILLION DOLLARS FROM SATURDAY NIGHT’S DRAWING WAS SOLD AT SHEETZ ON PLEASANT VALLEY BOULEVARD IN ALTOONA.  THE TICKET CORRECTLY MATCHED ALL 5 WHITE BALLS, BUT NOT THE POWERBALL.  THE STORE WILL RECEIVE A 5-THOUSAND DOLLAR BONUS FOR SELLING THE WINNING TICKET.
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