Gunshots fired at downtown store
Johnstown police are searching for whoever fired several shots at the windows of a business late Tuesday.
Police said witnesses reporting hearing four gunshots just before 11:30 p.m.
Officers found several holes in windows at Krisay’s Appliance & Bedding, 521 Franklin St., the report said.
Witnesses also reported a dark colored, four-door car that was outbound on Franklin Street sped away from the scene.
Anyone with information can call the police at Cambria 911’s nonemergency number,
Windber couple escapes fire in home
WINDBER – Smoke detectors are being credited with awakening a Windber couple whose Catherine Avenue home caught fire early Wednesday.
Windber fire Chief Craig Cicon said Dr. Jerry Gray and his wife reported the fire around 3 a.m.
The fire started in the family room on the first floor and is believed to be electrical in nature, Cicon said.
Firefighters did a good job of extinguishing the blaze quickly and confined it to that room, Cicon said. There was smoke damage throughout the two-story home, he said.
Also responding were volunteers from Scalp Level-Paint, Central City and Richland Township.
City man faces federal sentencing
A Johnstown man could face up to a decade in prison for possessing a firearm as a felon, the U.S. Department of Justice said this week.
John A. Hinton, 32, of Dorothy Avenue, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kim R. Gibson in Johnstown on Monday.
Hinton initially was arrested on cocaine delivery charges in 2007. He is scheduled to be sentenced June 4 on the firearm charge, Assistant U.S. Attorney John Valkovci Jr. said.
Geistown may buy new police cruiser
Geistown is in the market for a new police cruiser.
Borough officials said they hope to replace two much-used vehicles with a new Ford Taurus Interceptor, an all-wheel drive, this year.
They plan to find a price through the state’s bidding program, Councilman Ed Porada said.
The two current vehicles, including an SUV, have logged 100,000 miles or more, Councilman Joe Sernell said.
Council hopes to have a price quote soon, possibly by the February meeting.
Gunshots fired at downtown store
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Records hearing scheduled
A Cambria County judge will consider complaints filed by two Johnstown residents seeking documents related to the city’s municipal waste water operation at hearing at the end of this month.
Casey targets heroin
The heroin trade has brought addiction, death, violence and theft to Johnstown and other Pennsylvania communities.
Figuring out how to deal with those issues is difficult for local, state and federal officials.
Drive-in to open with high-tech projector
Drive-in movie theaters and the term “state of the art” seldom share the same sentence.
But that will soon be the case for the Silver Drive-In, it’s owner said. The Scalp Avenue site, often marketed as a nostalgic summer night escape, soon will boast a high-end projector capable of displaying the latest and greatest blockbusters in razor sharp high-definition, theater owner Rick Rosco said.
Sheetz work underway
Earthmoving is underway at Richland Town Centre for a nearly 6,500-square-foot Sheetz store.
And the real estate broker marketing the land says a 3,000-square-foot retail building will be built next door.
Police seize heroin, money in Prospect
Johnstown police reported that several bricks of heroin, along with $4,000 in cash and a handgun, were discovered in the city's Prospect neighborhood around 4 a.m. Friday. An arrest warrant has been issued for the man believed to be the owner or renter of the two homes raided.
Comedy night targets serious problem
Animal advocates are using comedy to take aim at a serious problem.
The third annual Funny Fundraiser to benefit the Nardecchia Spay and Neuter Fund will be held at 8 p.m. May 16 at Ace’s, 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.
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Early morning police raid in Prospect area leads to arrest warrant
Johnstown police reported that several bricks of heroin, along with $4,000 in cash and a handgun, were discovered in the city's Prospect neighborhood around 4 a.m. this morning.
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Judge fills City Council vacancy
A lifelong Johnstown resident who has never sought election to public office was named Thursday to fill the vacancy on City Council.
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