Today's News - Thursday, May 22, 2014

More heroin arrests in Johnstown. State and local drug agents busted Sean and Krista McCall and found more than 800 bags of heroin inside their Fronheiser Street home along with over $4,200 in cash. Both are in the Cambria County Jail.

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania senior Aaron Gmuca of Windber is scheduled for a preliminary hearing today. He was arrested last week after police found $15,000 cash in his car during a traffic stop. Police then searched a house where Gmuca and his passengers had just delivered a package. They found 20 pounds of marijuana worth $50,000. Gmuca’s apartment is nearby Indiana Middle School and that could mean more charges. More arrests are expected.

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A preliminary hearing is scheduled today for 25-year-old Kyle Rodgers of Johnstown. He’s charged in the shooting death of his girlfriend, 20-year-old Linsey Wolfe, earlier this month on Bloom Street in Dale Boro. Police say Wolfe argued with Rodgers. He apparently got a gun from the bedroom and went down the stairs. He told police Wolfe pushed him, and the gun went off, hitting her.

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Lottery officials say someone has a winning ticket for Tuesday’s $149 million Mega Millions drawing, and the ticket was purchased in Pennsylvania. They aren't saying where the winning ticket was sold. This is the state’s first Mega Millions jackpot win since it began selling Mega Millions in 2010.

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Governor Tom Corbett has released his statement saying he will not appeal a federal judge’s ruling that determined Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Corbett says “As a Roman Catholic, I continue to maintain the belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. My duties as governor require that I follow the laws as interpreted by the courts and make a judgment as to the likelihood of a successful appeal.” Yesterday was the first full day same-sex couples could get marriage licenses. Officials say the turn out in Central Pennsylvania was lower than expected. Some couples previously went to other states to tie the knot.

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Former FBI director Louis Freeh's lawyers were in a Philadelphia courtroom, asking an appeals judge not to delay former Penn State president Graham Spanier’s defamation case against him. Spanier wants his criminal case resolved first, but Freeh’s legal team says they want to clear his name sooner rather than later. No word when the superior court panel will rule.

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President Obama's designated troubleshooter for the Veterans Affairs crisis is in Arizona today. White House deputy chief of staff Rob Nabors will be meeting with leaders of the Phoenix VA Health Care System and touring the VA medical center. Several employees at the Phoenix VA facility claim that up to 40 veterans may have died while waiting for care at that facility alone.

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The U.S. is sending about 80 military personnel to Chad to help look for the missing Nigerian school girls. President Obama said in a letter to Congress the troops will support "intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft." More than 200 school girls are missing after being kidnapped last month by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

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A California man accused of holding a woman captive for ten years is headed to court this morning. Forty-one-year old Isidro Garcia is accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl in August 2004, holding her captive for ten years and repeatedly sexually assaulting her.

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More protests are planned for the McDonald's annual shareholders meeting today at the restaurant's headquarters in Illinois. Oak Brook police arrested more than 100 protesters at a demonstration on Wednesday when the crowd refused orders to leave.

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A poster asking tourists to stay away from SeaWorld San Diego is going up at the city's airport. The ACLU and PETA sued the airport authority earlier this year, demanding that the poster be displayed. They had claimed the airport was discriminating against PETA by refusing to post the advertisement.

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A Missouri restaurant is at the center of a hepatitis A scare. Health officials announced Wednesday that as many as five thousand people may have eaten at a Red Robin in Springfield where an employee was recently diagnosed with hepatitis A. The infection is usually transmitted through contaminated food or water, or by someone who's infected.

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Prosecutors say Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev readily admitted his role in the bombings near the finish line of last year's Boston Marathon. They also say Tsarnaev was eager to claim credit for the attack that killed three people and injured more than 260.

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The U.S. Supreme Court is putting the execution of a Missouri inmate on hold. Russell Bucklew was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection Tuesday. He had argued the use of lethal injection was unconstitutionally cruel because he has a medical condition that could stop the drugs from circulating properly.

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President Obama's designation of a new national monument in southern New Mexico is receiving criticism. The President signed legislation Wednesday declaring Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as a national monument in a ceremony at the Interior Department. Republican House Speaker John Boehner said the new monument will inhibit border security efforts.

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People who own Facebook stock will be gathering this morning for the social network's second annual shareholders meeting. The meeting is in Redwood City, California, about ten minutes from Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters. Facebook stock continues to gain strength two years after a rough initial public offering.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration releases its outlook for the 2014 hurricane season today. Forecasters are hoping this season is a lot like the recent past. No major hurricanes have swept onshore in the U.S. since 2005. That eight-year stretch is the longest since reliable hurricane record-keeping began more than 130 years ago.

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A Virginia eighth-grader is the winner of this year's National Geographic Bee. Akhil Rekulapelli answered every question correctly to win the grand prize, a $50,000 college scholarship and a trip to the Galapagos Islands.

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A Cuban-born man, who recently realized that he wasn't an American citizen after 50-years in the U.S., now has legal residency. Immigration Services admits it made a mistake when it denied Mario Hernandez his citizenship application last year. Hernandez spent a career working for the federal government, paying taxes, and voting.

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eBay is admitting to a massive data breach. The e-commerce giant briefly posted, then deleted a warning urging users to change their passwords. Despite deleting that warning, eBay did confirm today that a cyber attack three months ago compromised the login information and other so-called "non-financial" data of all its 145 million users.

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