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June 17, 2014

5 things to know for Tuesday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday:

STEELER NATION MOURNS CHUCK NOLL

The only National Football League head coach to win four Super Bowls will be laid to rest after his funeral at a Pittsburgh cathedral Tuesday morning.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IN PITTSBURGH ON TWO-DAY SWING TO RAISE MONEY FOR DEMOCRATS

The president will visit TechShop, a chain of community-based workshops designed to give entrepreneurs, inventors and creators a chance to design and build their prototypes before flying to  New York City for a gala lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.

RUSSIAN-BORN COLLEGE STUDENT SCHEDULED FOR PLEA IN BOMB-MAKING CASE

Federal prosecutors in Johnstown authorities last week filed criminal information against 18-year-old Vladislav Miftakhov after months of negotiations with his federal public defender. The former Penn State-Altoona student is scheduled to plead guilty Aug. 19 to a charge of making bombs without a license in his off-campus apartment.

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT SAYS KINDERGARTNERS FALL UNDER MANDATORY ATTENDANCE LAW EVEN THOUGH KINDERGARTEN ISN’T MANDATORY

The court ruled against a Snyder County woman who was fined because her twin 5-year-old daughters had accumulated several unexcused absences. The court says once parents “opt in” to the public school system by enrolling their children in kindergarten, they are obligated to send their kids to school.

DISABLED VETS WOULD GET DISCOUNTED HUNTING, FISHING LICENSE UNDER BILLS APPROVED BY THE STATE HOUSE

Lawmakers voted 196-0 on Monday to give final House approval to the bills. Senate approval is still required. The legislation would allow any military veteran between 60 percent and 99 percent disabled to receive a resident fishing or hunting license for $2.70, including processing fees. Each license normally costs more than $20.

 

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  • amd 31 New filtration system targets mine water

    Orange stones surround a black plastic discharge pipe at the Rock Tunnel abandoned mine drainage site.
    There is a rusty tint to some nearby water and mud, too.
    Soon, though, a new filtration system, consisting of shallow vegetative wetlands, a settling basin, concrete trough, buried limestone and aeration component, is expected to help return those elements back to their natural appearances.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Richland to weigh speed study

    A group of Theatre Drive residents has convinced Richland Township’s supervisors to look into the costs of a special traffic study weighing whether their residential neighborhood’s current 35 mph speed limit should be reduced.

    July 30, 2014

  • Border battle lingers: Adams Twp. wants court to become involved

    Adams Township officials are asking the Cambria County court to once again become involved in its long-running boundary line dispute with Richland Township.

    July 30, 2014

  • FRANK BURNS 31 Officials urge creation of crime watch groups

    State Rep. Frank Burns told the crowd about the night his life changed forever.
    After leaving a AAABA game, the then-16-year-old Burns was surrounded by three males, “dancing” around him like boxers and taunting him.
    They attacked and he was on the ground. He took a powerful kick to the face.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Injured officer back on duty

    Two people were injured in a three-car accident Tuesday evening when a truck failed to yield to a Johnstown police officer who was rushing to assist another patrol car, police said.

    July 30, 2014

  • Grimm, Michael Child rapist to report to jail Monday; medical concern cited

    A Johnstown man set to pick a jury today on charges he sexually abused two boys, entered a guilty plea in Cambria County court Wednesday.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • LIFT JOHNSTOWN ‘They got it done’: Lift Johnstown recognizes pair for trailhead work

    Rob McCombie and Steve Coy showed up Wednesday at a Path of the Flood Trail spur in East Conemaugh dressed like they were ready to get to work.
    Instead, a group of community advocates were waiting there to thank them for the hard work they’ve already put in.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Local News in Brief | Philly man arrested for selling heroin

    July 30, 2014

  • Conemaugh Valley board tackles security, pupils’ instruction time

    The Conemaugh Valley school board on Wednesday agreed to improve security at the high school and increase instructional time and add art classes at the elementary school.

    July 30, 2014

  • Wine tasting, picnic will aid animals

    Briar Valley Winery and Bedford County Humane Society are hosting Yappy Hour 2014 at the vineyard grounds on Stein Road in Everett.

    July 30, 2014

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