Police seek information on missing woman, tot
Windber Borough police are asking that Megan McClellan or anybody who knows her whereabouts contact the station to confirm her safety.
McClellan and her 3-year-old daughter, Daisy, have been missing since May 10.
Police Chief Rick Skiles said she is not in any legal trouble, but family members are concerned.
The department can be reached at 467-8383.
Man pleads guilty to having pipe bombs
A Bedford County man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to a charge of possession of unregistered destructive devices, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton said.
Stephen Edward Weaver, 56, of Schellsburg, pleaded guilty to one count before U.S. District Judge Kim R. Gibson in Johnstown.
Authorities said that on June 5, 2011, Weaver was in possession of two pipe bombs.
Weaver faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced on Oct. 8.
State police from the Bedford barracks and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie L. Haines is prosecuting the case.
Low water prompts closing of popular lake
Boaters likely will have one less place to frolic on Memorial Day weekend because a popular Somerset County lake remains closed due to low water levels.
It’s unlikely that Indian Lake will open in time for the three-day holiday weekend, the (Somerset) Daily American reported.
Mike Miscoe, the mayor and police chief of the tiny borough named for the lake, said the lake will be closed for all recreational use until the water level rises 4 feet.
The level remains low because some water was released from the man-made lake last year so work could be done to bring its dam up to new flood standards required by the state Department of Environmental Protection.
Low water levels can bring logs and other debris too close to the surface, which endangers boaters.
ACLU: ’Desecrated’ flag is political speech
The American Civil Liberties Union says a Blair County man who had his American flag seized after township police charged him with desecrating it was merely engaged in legal “political expression.”
Police contend that Joshua Brubaker, 37, of Allegheny Township, committed a crime by painting the letters “AIM” on the flag and flying it upside-down on the front of his house – across the street from the police station.
Assistant Chief L.J. Berg said, “I was very offended when I first saw it.”
Brubaker said the banner represents the American Indian Movement, a group that works to protect American Indians.
Brubaker said he and his wife both have Indian ancestry.
Witold “Vic” Walczak, the ACLU’s legal director in Pennsylvania, said, “This is clearly political expression.”
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A Pittsburgh man who police said fled a traffic stop Tuesday faces numerous charges, authorities said.
'Joining together': Emmanuel West will partner with Westmont Church of the Brethren
Two different denominations will benefit when they join together under one roof.
Emmanuel West, a satellite campus of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Richland Township, will meet Aug. 31 at Westmont Church of the Brethren, 2301 Sunshine Ave.
Vietnam veterans will be honored at 2015 ceremony
When Tom Caulfield and his fellow Vietnam War veterans returned to American shores, they found their country in a state of dramatic flux.
Now, local veterans will have “one last time” to come together and honor those who served – and remember those who didn’t make it back.
Playhouse to stage ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’
“Tuesdays with Morrie,” a drama based on the best-selling book by Mitch Albom, will be presented Aug. 5-17 at Mountain Playhouse, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.
Officials: Hospital sale on schedule
The sale of Conemaugh Health System to Duke LifePoint Healthcare is on schedule, despite the delaying of a hearing in Cambria County court, Conemaugh officials said.
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In brief: Shuster backs lawsuit against president
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, on Wednesday voted in favor of a bill that authorizes the speaker of the House to sue President Barack Obama for circumventing the legislative branch by making unilateral changes to Obamacare.
‘Finishing touches’ get park ready for 35 bands in 3 days
Before the gates open Friday for the 25th annual AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival, organizers continue to put on the finishing touches in anticipation of the thousands of visitors expected to arrive in downtown Johnstown for three days of music.
Suspects arrested, sought in drug sweep
Thirty individuals were targeted during a joint drug operation involving state, federal, county and municipal authorities Thursday in the Johnstown region.
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