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March 2, 2014

In brief: 2 from Nicktown hurt in crash

— Two Nicktown residents were injured in a three-vehicle crash Saturday in White Township.

State police in Indiana said the accident occurred after a Pittsburgh woman failed to stop her vehicle at a red light on Indian Springs Road, striking another car driven by Mary Zunich of Nicktown.

Zunich was not injured but two passengers, Michael Zunich and Ronald Wolfe, both of Nicktown, sustained unspecified injuries and were taken to Indiana Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The impact caused Zunich’s vehicle to spin and strike a third car driven by Daniel Fako of Indiana. Fako also sustained unknown injuries, police said.

Man charged with attempted homicide

An Altoona man was charged with attempted homicide and a list of other charges Saturday night after allegedly firing a shotgun through a door toward another person he had been arguing with moments earlier.

Altoona police said James D. Petty, 56, threatened the person who was exiting the front door of a Crawford Avenue home. The shot he allegedly fired sent pellets through the door and into a fence and neighbor’s garage.

No injuries were reported.

Police said Petty was taken to Blair County Central Booking and also charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and discharging a firearm into an occupied structure.

Officer fined in concert fracas

ALTOONA – A police officer has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was fined $1,000 for allegedly punching another man after a concert near Pittsburgh in September.

Altoona police Chief Janice Freehling said Friday’s plea by 27-year-old Officer Matthew Plummer will end an internal investigation, for which Plummer still faces unspecified discipline.

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