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June 11, 2013

Local briefs 6/12/2013

5 teens charged after fire at vacant school

DUNLO – Five teenagers face criminal charges after they were found setting a fire inside the former Dunlo Llanfair Public School on Monday, Adams Township police said.

The boys, ages 14 and 15, entered the abandoned building at 144 Llanfair Road around 8:15 p.m., Adams police Chief Kirk Moss said.

They lit a small fire inside the building.

When police arrived, one of the boys ran and the other four were caught. The boy who ran was later apprehended, Moss said.

The boys will answer criminal trespass charges in the juvenile court system, police said.

Firefighters from St. Michael and Dunlo responded. Portage Borough and Summerhill Town­ship police also responded.

The school was built in 1916 and closed around 1976.

It’s believed the boys entered the building through a broken window.

Burglars hit camp in Susquehanna Twp.

BARNESBORO – An ATV and other items were stolen in a burglary at a hunting camp in Susquehanna Township on Sunday, state police in Ebensburg said.

Troopers said the burglars entered the camp, located on Mine Road, and stole a Polaris Sportsman 550 ATV, a black lawn cart, a DeWalt grinder, a Stevens single shot 16-gauge shotgun and a case of beer.

State police asked that anyone with information on the crime contact them at 471-6500.

Blood donors can win getaway trip

The American Red Cross is emphasizing the importance of giving blood year-round as it prepares to celebrate World Blood Donor Day on Friday.

A stable blood supply is vital for treating trauma victims, cancer patients, organ transplant recipients, premature babies and sickle cell disease patients, the agency said.

 Nexcare, a partner in the World Donor Day celebration, is encouraging the public to donate by offering donors the chance to be entered to win a Getaway Any Season trip.

With a pledge to support blood donation via the Nexcare Brand Facebook page, participants will be entered into a sweepstakes offering a trip for two to a Four Seasons Hotels & Resort in Chicago, Miami or Scottsdale, Ariz. The recipient can choose the destination.

Additional entries to the sweepstakes are available for pledges who invite friends to pledge.

To make an appointment to donate blood, visit or call 800-733-2767.

Latrobe airport to debut Dallas flights

LATROBE – Discount carrier Spirit Airlines Inc. will debut flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Westmoreland County starting Friday.

The airline already offers flights to Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Fla.

The Dallas flights will be offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


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