Police: Heavy fog may have caused fatality
EBENSBURG – Heavy fog may have played a role in a fatal accident in Cambria Township on Tuesday morning.
Donald Gregg, 65, of Cresson, died at the scene as a result of the wreck, said Cambria County First Deputy Coroner Pete Long.
Gregg apparently swerved his tri-axle truck in an attempt to avoid a collision with a truck carrying a wind turbine blade, according to the Cambria Township Police Department. Gregg’s truck then rolled onto its side and into an embankment.
The truck carrying the blade was entering Route 422 west from the Route 219 ramp. Gregg was traveling west on 422.
Police think Gregg may not have seen the other vehicle because of the fog.
The incident occurred shortly before 7:30 a.m.
DA revealed expunged charges, official says
BEDFORD – An Everett councilman has filed a private criminal complaint accusing a prosecutor of revealing expunged criminal charges against the borough official.
Bedford County District Attorney William Higgins told the Altoona Mirror he’s done nothing wrong, despite the claims by Councilman Charles Karns.
Karns contends Higgins broke the law when he referred to Karns as a “repeat DUI offender” in press releases announcing new DUI charges against Karns earlier this year.
Karns had a DUI in 2007, but had his record expunged.
A private complaint must still be reviewed by a prosecutor for criminal charges to be lodged.
Normally Higgins would review such a complaint, but because he’s the accused, the complaint will be reviewed by the state Attorney General’s Office. That office isn’t commenting on the review.
Sepp memorial ride scheduled Saturday
The Trooper Joseph Sepp Memorial Ride will be held Saturday.
The benefit run is hosted by Road Dawgs Motorcycle Club.
Sign-ups will begin at 11 a.m. and the ride will start at 1 p.m. from Zepka Harley-Davidson on Eisenhower Boulevard.
The cost is $20 per motorcycle operator and $10 per passenger.
A meal at the Cottage Restaurant in Ebensburg after the run is included in the cost.
Proceeds will be donated to the family of William Gephart, a Paint Township police officer killed in an off-duty ATV accident.
Sepp was killed in the line of duty in November 2002.
Fire companies receive federal funding
Two Cambria County fire companies have been awarded small federally funded grants to help purchase fire-suppression equipment.
The Community Volunteer Fire Company of Lilly will receive $2,445 and Hope Fire Company in Northern Cambria will receive $953.
The money is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Services and is given to the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for distribution, according to a release from the office of state Rep. Gary Haluska, D-Patton.
In all, 130 volunteer fire groups received funding. All are in communities serving rural areas where brush and forest fires are common, Haluska said.
Ford honors man, 102, for lifelong loyalty
SOMERSET – A Ford dealership has honored a 102-year-old man for his lifelong loyalty to the brand.
Floyd Pullin was honored with a birthday cake, luncheon and a limousine ride at Riverside Ford in Confluence, The (Somerset) Daily American reported.
The Addison man has bought nine Fords in his lifetime, the first a Model T in 1926. His most recent is a 2013 Ford F-150 pickup.
Ford assembly line workers and executives also thanked him for his loyalty in a video presentation.
Police: Heavy fog may have caused fatality
- Latest News
Petitions oppose sewer line tests
- 10 things to know for today
- 5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania
Cambria leaders look for ways to simplify development
The Cambria County commissioners on Thursday reaffirmed a commitment they’ve made in the past, that economic development that brings jobs to the area remains their first priority.
Critz pins hopes on being best in the West
Mark Critz calls the Democratic Party’s lieutenant governor primary a “geographic race.”
And it appears he will be the best-known candidate from southwestern Pennsylvania when nominating petitions are filed.
West Hills rec panel organizes
With more than $150,000 in total assets remaining from its predecessor, the new West Hills Recreation Commission Ltd. will have a head start when it organizes on Monday.
Charter, cyber schools appraised
Mark Bower is the high school principal and superintendent at Rockwood Area School District, two positions he has to hold because of lack of funding.
Man gets 35-70 years for molesting girl
A Johnstown man was ordered to serve what is in essence the rest of his life in prison on Thursday in Cambria County court.
Albert Baldish Sr., 51, who has unspecified health problems, will spend 35 to 70 years in a state prison for sexually molesting a girl from the time she was 6 until she was about 16.
Police seize more heroin on turnpike
An Allegheny County woman was jailed Wednesday after state police said they found about $200,000 in suspected heroin when they stopped her car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset County.
Oakhurst man pleads guilty to $113G federal tax scam
A Johnstown man pleaded guilty in federal court in connection with an income tax scam that netted him more than $100,000, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton said.
- More Latest News Headlines
- Petitions oppose sewer line tests