The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Latest News

July 18, 2013

5 things to know for today in Pennsylvania news

Your look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday.

A SON BY ANY OTHER NAME

The adopted son of convicted former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has filed paperwork to legally change his last name, and those of his wife and children. Court documents are sealed but make clear Matt Sandusky is seeking a name change. He has claimed his father sexually abused him while growing up. Jerry Sandusky is in prison after being convicted of molesting eight boys.

POLICE IDENTIFY SUSPECTS IN SUSPECTED DRAG RACE THAT KILLED MOM, 3 SONS CROSSING PHILADELPHIA HIGHWAY

Police say 23-year-old Lancaster resident Khusen Akhmedov and 30-year-old Philadelphia resident Ahmen Holloman were arrested Wednesday. They face charges including homicide by vehicle, third-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and other counts.

HIGH-RANKING STATE OFFICIAL TO TESTIFY AT TRIAL ON LEGALITY OF STATE VOTER ID LAW

Jonathan Marks, commissioner of the Department of State’s Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation, began testifying Wednesday about the evolution of the special photo ID available to voters who cannot obtain other acceptable identification. He is expected to continue his testimony Thursday in Commonwealth Court.

CORBETT SHUFFLES THE DECK ... AGAIN

Gov. Tom Corbett named his third chief of staff and his third secretary of legislative affairs in as many years as he seeks to improve his image and clout in Harrisburg before running for re-election next year.

YEAH, IT’S STILL HOT

Temperatures are expected to remain in the 90s for most of the state, with humidity driving the heat index to near 100 in many areas. The forecast suggests relief – in the form of temperatures in the low 80s – will have to wait until Saturday or Sunday.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News
  • Former Altoona officer’s assault conviction upheld

    April 17, 2014

  • 10 things to know for today

    April 17, 2014

  • smothers ‘It breaks my heart’: Shooting victim’s death leaves trail of shattered lives

    Victoria Smothers knows what people thought when they heard that a young black male had been shot to death in Moxham last week.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • School violence studied

    On a typical day last year, Pennsylvania schools caught 11 students toting weapons similar to ones used to slash 21 students and a security guard at a Pittsburgh-area high school, according to the state Department of Education. An untold number of others likely brought weapons to school but weren’t caught, safety experts say.

    April 16, 2014

  • egg hunt17 ACRP quietly notes 25th anniversary

    There will be little or no fanfare accompanying Alternative Community Resource Program’s 25th anniversary.
    And that’s how the executive director, Frank Janakovic, wants it.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • windber17 Windber students earn top ‘Overchiever’ rank

    Windber Area school’s PSSA scores have been tops in the region for the past several years.
    This year, they’re among the head of the class statewide, Pittsburgh Business Times annual Schools Guide shows.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wise, Charles Police charge bank robbery suspect

    A Johnstown man was jailed on $250,000 bond after police said he robbed the West End Branch of AmeriServ Financial. Charles Wise, 48, of Barron Avenue, was charged with two counts of robbery.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Inmate awaits sentencing for assault on guard

    A former inmate faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced for assaulting a corrections officer at State Correctional Institution-Somerset, authorities said.

    April 16, 2014

  • windber pool Pool stays afloat despite troubles

    When a valve broke at the Windber Recreation Park pool last month, its municipal authority caretakers feared that meant the end for the pool’s aged, much-patched liner.
    But the old liner has held up – a stroke of luck that will save Windber Municipal Authority from having to seek a line of credit to cover repairs or risk delaying the pool opening, the authority’s recreation director, C.W. Beckley, said.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Creativity blossoming for spring art show

    The 16th annual Art in Bloom spring art show will brighten the Cambria County Courthouse in Ebensburg from noon to 6 p.m. April 26 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27.

    April 16, 2014

Poll

Do you think that Jack Williams will get the 270 signatures from city residents needed in order to have a referendum placed on a municipal ballot to have the city's pressure test mandate repealed?

Yes
No
I'm not sure
     View Results
Order Photos


Photo Slideshow

House Ads