Ebensburg police seek robber
EBENSBURG – Borough police are looking for the robber who held up the Best Service Center, 932 Rowena Drive, just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
No other details were available late Wednesday.
City man heads to prison for gun violation
A Moxham man has been sentenced in federal court in Johnstown to 48 months in prison and three years of supervised release on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton said.
George A. Robinson, 22, of the 400 block of Coleman Avenue, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kim R. Gibson.
According to information presented to the court, on May 10, 2011, Robinson was in possession of a 9 mm pistol.
On Aug. 27, 2009, Robinson was convicted in Cambria County of attempted burglary, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. Federal law prohibits people who have been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year from possessing firearms or ammunition.
5K event to benefit veterans
SIDMAN – The third annual 5K for Vets will be held Saturday at Forest Hills High School.
The walk/run, about 3 miles long, will benefit Veteran Community Initiatives of Johnstown.
The event is hosted by the DNA Spine and Sports Medicine Center, 360 Goucher St. in Upper Yoder Township, where registrations can be made.
Walk-up registrations will be accepted the day of the event for $20.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the race will start at 9. Awards will be presented to the top three men and women in various age categories.
For more information, call 254-4441.
Indiana senior wins congressional art contest
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, said Wednesday that a senior at Indiana Area High School has won the Congressional Art Competition for the 9th district.
Sarah Stauffer won for her beautiful pencil work titled “Always With US,” which showcases the rich heritage of the district through its people, Shuster said in a news release.
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Restaurant makes pitch for local noise law
A Scalp Avenue wing chain owner trying to entice Richland Township officials to take over his commercial neighborhood’s noise enforcement made his pitch Monday, saying it would allow him to add outdoor events with rock bands and oldies DJs on summer nights.
Arena, promoter nearing new deal
A new contract is almost in place that will retain SMG as the Cambria County War Memorial Arena’s promoter for at least five years and create a schedule for the county to pay down more than $400,000 in debt.
PennDOT pushes ‘Yellow Dot’ vehicle stickers
It’s the car sticker that could save your life.
PennDOT’s “Yellow Dot” program has been around for several years, said Daniel Zakraysek, coordinator of the Cambria Allegheny Regional Highway Safety Network.
Remembering elephant’s rampage
The circus elephant paced the landing outside the Jaffa Mosque in Altoona.
Police formed an uneasy line around the perimeter of the venue’s lawn, rifles at the ready.
It was a cloudy, cold day in April 1993, and Tyke the elephant had just run around the circus ring, slapped a baboon and burst through a building’s front door, tearing off part of the wall above the door.
3rd Kennywood coaster earns title
The group American Coaster Enthusiasts has named the Thunderbolt a Coaster Landmark, the third roller coaster to be so recognized at the Kennywood amusement park near Pittsburgh.
Candidates rush to counter flurry of TV attack ads
A flurry of new TV ads has debuted in Pennsylvania’s campaign for governor, sending candidates scrambling to counter the attacks as the spending and rhetoric ratchet up.
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