Today's News - Monday, October 20, 2014

A deadly wreck in Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, last evening. Police believe 81-year-old James Larison of Johnstown may have had a medical emergency when he crashed his car head-on into a tree along Route 403. His wife, 70-year-old Maryanne, died in the wreck. James was taken to Johnstown’s Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.


Governor Tom Corbett is confirming that three Pennsylvanians were on the flight from Cleveland to Dallas with the nurse who now has Ebola. Corbett says they are not showing symptoms of the disease and have not been quarantined but will be monitored for three weeks. According to the governor, there are no confirmed Ebola cases in Pennsylvania, and the risk to the public is low.


Today's News - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Police say 32-year-old Michael Kunowsky of Cresson is due at a preliminary hearing today after assaulting a police officer at the Penn Avenue Bar in Sankertown Saturday night. Cops eventually had to taser Kunowsky, who is also accused of breaking windows, making threats, and assaulting a bartender. Damages are estimated at several hundred dollars. Kunowsky remains in the Cambria County Jail.


Johnstown police are trying to find three men who have been targeting the elderly. They pose as contractors – two of the men distract the homeowner while the third sneaks into the house stealing cash, jewelry, and other valuable items. The suspects are believed to be driving a newer, possibly brown, four-door pick-up truck. Anyone with information is asked to call police.


I think I've found my Halloween costume

This had to happen:  A costume company is now selling an Ebola Containment Suit Halloween costume.  It includes a white biohazard suit and mask plus some blue latex gloves . . . and costs $79.99.

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Today's News - Friday, October 10, 2014

In Cambria County Court Thursday, 25-year-old Kyle Rodgers waived his preliminary hearing on murder charges. He’s accused of shooting his live-in girlfriend, 20-year-old Linsey Wolfe, during an argument at their Johnstown apartment. Defense attorney Tom Dickey says this was an accidental shooting. The trial is expected to be held next year.


In Cambria County Court yesterday, James Maines’ wife and aunt testified that he was home at his daughter’s birthday party the night three men forced their way into a Moxham home to retrieve a package of marijuana that was accidentally delivered there. A co-defendant, James Schroll, and the homeowner were both shot and Schroll has entered into a plea agreement. The third suspect, Charles Meyers, has a case still pending. The jury returns this morning for closing arguments, then deliberations will begin.


HGR Local Music News 10/5/14

In Local Music News…

A special benefit concert is coming together to help out an area family who lost their possessions in a recent house fire. The “Ava’s Home Benefit Concert” will take place on Friday night, October 17 at 9 p.m. at McGarvey’s in Altoona, and will raise money for the Callaway family – Austin, Taylor and Ava Rose – who lost their home to fire in July. Bands donating their talents that night will include Half Tempted, Ganister and 7th Gear. There will also be door prizes and drawings. Donation at the door that night will be $6 per person.


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