Missing man’s body located
The body of an Altoona man was found in Dean Township on Tuesday night, about three days after he was reported missing.
State police in Ebensburg said Jammie Lee Hauser, 42, was riding a 2001 Harley-Davidson south on Route 53 when he lost control on a curve near Marra Road.
The motorcycle struck a utility pole and a tree before Hauser was thrown off when the bike became airborne, troopers said. Still airborne, the bike struck several trees.
Troopers said Hauser was traveling at a high rate of speed when the crash occurred.
Cambria County Chief Deputy Corner Jeffrey Lees said Hauser died from head injuries. He was not wearing a helmet, Lees said.
Family members had been searching for Hauser since Saturday. The death is being ruled an accident.
Meyersdale meth lab operator sentenced
A Meyersdale man who was charged last year in connection with a methamphetamine lab that was found in the borough was sentenced Tuesday.
Larry DeWayne Wilt, 32, was sentenced in Somerset County court to serve 24 months in the state intermediate punishment program and two years on probation for operating a meth lab.
Meyersdale police charged Wilt in May 2013 after finding a meth lab inside a mobile home on Celtic Lane.
Wilt must pay more than $5,000 in fines in addition to court costs.
The intermediate punishment program is designed for low-risk drug offenders and includes monitoring and outpatient treatment.
Women on probation for welfare fraud
Two Cambria County women are among 16 Pennsylvania residents sentenced recently for committing welfare fraud, according to a news release from the state Office of Inspector General.
Courtney J. Petrore, 34, of Conemaugh, received more than $18,650 in medical assistance benefits and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, the release said.
She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to seven years of probation. Petrore was ordered to pay full restitution, court costs, fees and fines. She was disqualified from receiving SNAP benefits for 12 months.
Jawanna L. Phillips, 34, of Johnstown, received more than $1,950 in cash-assistance benefits, the release said.
Phillips pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years of probation. She was ordered to pay full restitution, court costs, fee and fines. Phillips was disqualified from receiving cash-assistance benefits for six months.
Coroner seeks family of deceased man
Authorities are looking for family members of an Everett man who died June 25.
A family member is needed to claim the body of Joseph Claypool, 72.
Anyone with information regarding Claypool or his family can call Bedford County Deputy Coroner Rusty Styer at 285-6386.
Nox Boys, Zach Gohn to play in Somerset
“Pages at Night,” a new series of events showcasing regional musicians, artists and authors, will begin with a concert featuring the Pittsburgh garage band The Nox Boys at
7 p.m. Saturday at Pages & Light bookstore, 314 Georgian Place, Somerset.
Local musician and Soundstage veteran Zach Gohn will be the opening act. He started writing music around the age of 14 and moved to fast-paced, upbeat tempos and lyrics.
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'Joining together': Emmanuel West with 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.
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.
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‘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.
Johnstown police: Heroin found after chase that injured officer, Pittsburgh man charged
A Pittsburgh man who police said fled a traffic stop Tuesday faces numerous charges, authorities said.
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