JOHNSTOWN — A band of wind-driven snow greets Linda Penrod of Geistown as she waits for a CamTran bus Thursday at Bedford and Lulay streets in the borough. The abrupt change from springlike temperatures on the two previous days was a chilly reminder that winter isn’t over yet. Weather prognosticating groundhog Punxsutawney Phil is due to emerge from his burrow on Gobbler’s Knob on Saturday to deliver his annual pronouncement on the length of the season. AccuWeather expects more wind and snow in the Johnstown area today.
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Preservationists use age-old method at historic site
Preservation work on two historic culverts associated with the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site has been completed. The culverts were reconstructed using a variety of techniques, including dry stone masonry, which was used to build the culverts more than 180 years ago.
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Report: Local jobless rate up in June
A report released Tuesday by the Department of Labor and Industry showed an increase in unemployment locally from 6.4 to 7.1 percent in June.
Detroit dealer admits role in Johnstown heroin ring, could face life in prison
On Tuesday, Kenneth “Kane” Carter, 34, stood before U.S. District Judge Kim Gibson and admitted his role in a Johnstown drug ring, saying he conspired with 14 others to distribute more than two pounds of heroin and, separately, 8,000 painkiller pills.
Police: Women stole thousands from elderly sisters, used money to show St. Bernards
Two western Pennsylvania women have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from two elderly sisters and using the money to attend dog shows.
Ruling: Blair County standoff suspect not entitled to rights
An appeals court says a central Pennsylvania police officer wasn’t entitled to have his rights read to him before he spoke to fellow officers who had surrounded his home during a standoff two years ago.
Intervening neighbor’s death now ruled homicide
The Allegheny County medical examiner says a neighbor who died after he intervened in a fight between a couple next door is the victim of homicide.
Housing police: Naked women slashes 3 in melee
Allegheny County Housing Authority police were trying to identify a naked woman who allegedly slashed or stabbed three other women in an apparent lovers’ quarrel at a public housing complex.
Police: Rescued boys never mentioned drowned teen
Police say two teens who were rescued from a jetty in Presque Isle Bay in Erie last week, and two others who were with them, never mentioned a fifth boy who drowned and whose body wasn’t found until Saturday.
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