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December 8, 2012

In brief: Shots fired into Johnstown home

JOHNSTOWN — At least 14 shots were fired into a home in the 400 block of Grove Avenue on Saturday and Johnstown police are looking for suspects and a motive.

No one was hurt when shots rang out shortly after midnight, police said.

It’s believed two weapons were used in the shooting, police Sgt. Patrick Goggin said.

One person was nearly struck by a round and police collected shell casings at the scene.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police at (800) 281-1680.

Man refused to leave residence, police say

INDIANA – A York County man was jailed Saturday after police said he allegedly kicked in the front door of a residence and then refused to leave, Indiana Borough police said.

Police said Douglas Clark Risk, 22, of Peach Bottom, kicked in the door of a residence in the 400 block of Washington Street at 2:27 a.m. and would not leave.

When police arrived, they said they found a heavily intoxicated Risk on the porch.

He was taken into custody after resisting arrest, police said.

Risk was charged with two counts of criminal trespass and one count each of simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and public drunkenness.

He is being held in the Indiana County Jail.

PSU to make first payment of $60M fine

HARRISBURG – Penn State will make the first payment later this month on the

$60 million fine issued by the NCAA over its response to the sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

The university said Friday it will make the first of five annual payments Dec. 20.

The NCAA said the money will be held in a money market account while a task force figures out the guidelines for how grants will be distributed from an endowment established to combat child sex abuse and help victims.   

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