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Yesterday | Waly 103.9

Monday September 15 2014

A 50-thousand dollar reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a state police officer in Blooming Grove, about 35 miles east of Scranton. 2 troopers were ambushed late Friday night in the parking lot of the barracks.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Indiana County, PA, Vintondale, PA

Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

Man accused of stealing candy

A Cambria County man is in trouble after Altoona police say he broke into a Fifth Avenue home and stole candy. Earl Munoz, 29, of 570 Highland Ave., Johnstown, was arrested early Saturday after he allegedly climbed through a window on the 1800 block of Fifth Avenue, grabbed a handful of Chick-O-Stick candies from a glass dish on the living room coffee table and left through the home's back door, according to police.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

PennLive.com

Western Pennsylvania man sentenced to 20 to 40 years for beating father with hammer, stabbing him to death

A western Pennsylvania man convicted of having beaten his father with a hammer and then stabbed him to death a year ago has been sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison. The Tribune-Democrat reports that 33-year-old Jonathan Kuzma was sentenced Tuesday in Cambria County to the maximum penalty for third-degree murder.

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The News Item

Recent guard assault was by inmate who had killed cellmate in 2012

State police and a prison official confirmed the identity of an inmate accused of attempting to kill a prison guard last week at SCI-Coal Township. William Cramer, 23, serving a life sentence for murdering his cellmate in Cambria County Prison in August 2012, has not yet been charged in the Aug. 31 attack on the unidentified guard.

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Related Topix: Prison, Violent Crime, Coal Township, PA, Luzerne County, PA

Wed Sep 03, 2014

JD Supra

General Assembly Retirement Review: Rep. Clymer, Haluska and Miller

As we continue our series salute to the members of the legislature who will retire from their seats at the end of this year.

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Related Topix: Muhlenberg College

Altoona Mirror

UMWA seeks stop to 'War on Coal'

Representatives from the United Mine Workers of America are asking local government officials to petition the Environmental Protection Agency to stop its "War on Coal."

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, Ebensburg, PA, Colver, PA

Waly 103.9

Wednesday, September 3 2014

IN JOHNSTOWN YESTERDAY, THE PROSECUTION RESTED ITS CASE AND THE DEFENSE BEGAN IN THE MURDER TRIAL OF 22 YEAR OLD DEMETRIUS GIBSON OF TIRE HILL WHO IS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN THE STABBING OF HIS ESTRANGED GIRLFRIEND, ELIZABETH MILLER, LAST SUMMER.

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Related Topix: Ebensburg, PA

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Two face felony assault charges

Two Cambria County prisoners, who are charged with attacking a fellow inmate early last month after he testified against their relative, waived those charges at their preliminary hearings Tuesday and are each set to plead guilty to a felony charge in Cambria County Court.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Altoona Mirror

Milliron: Dickey's case load - overbooked'

The Blair County courts have hit a logjam because popular Altoona defense attorney Thomas M. Dickey has so many high-profile cases, not only in Blair but in Cambria and Huntingdon counties, according to statements by a county judge and officials at a hearing this week.

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Related Topix: Blair County, PA, Huntingdon County, PA, Hollidaysburg, PA

Altoona Mirror

Fair unites family over food

"We make it like a family affair. There are about 25 of us here together. We come here every year.

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Related Topix: Carrolltown, PA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Labor Day Festivals and Fairs

Some call it the symbolic final weekend of summer. But Labor Day Weekend in these parts has become one of the busiest weekends for festivals featuring live entertainment, and this year is no exception.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, PA, Patton, PA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Lewistown Sentinel

Trial slated to open in Pa. car wash slaying

Opening statements are expected Thursday in the trial of a man charged in the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend at a western Pennsylvania car wash a year ago.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, PA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Winery to make debut in Portage

But with help from family friend John Bertuzzi and a lot of practice, Krinjeck perfected the process and began to make new wines.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Johnstown, PA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

SFGate

Ex-wife's stalker gets prison, claimed to be cop

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Ebensburg, PA, State Prisons, Prison

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Sentence in 2011 western Pa. slaying upheld

An appeals court has upheld the 25- to 50-year sentence of a man convicted in a 2011 shooting death outside a western Pennsylvania housing project.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Thu Aug 21, 2014

ABC 27

ID card records show Corbett adviser at Ed Dept.

The state Education Department is releasing electronic ID card records that indicate embattled former secretary Ron Tomalis was at headquarters working 126 days this year.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Harrisburg, PA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Veterans encouraged to discuss mental health

Marine veteran Timothy Lawson said in the wake of actor and comedian Robin Williams' death, people have begun talking more about emotional disorders and suicide.

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Altoona Mirror

Lowmaster ringleader gets 20 years

George M. Lowmaster of Carrolltown did a lot of apologizing Tuesday just before he was sentenced to 20 years in a federal prison for leading an organization that distributed marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, oxycodone and prescription pills throughout the area.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Carrolltown, PA, Federal Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Judge OKs Cresson's deal with ex-chief

A Cambria County judge ruled in favor of Cresson Borough Tuesday, ordering enforcement of a settlement agreement between the borough and its former police chief.

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