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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County to refinance $19M in debt, assume $5 million loan to avoid default
The Cambria County commissioners announced Thursday that a secured bank deal, taking effect at the start of 2014, would refinance $19 million in debt over the next 15 years and allow the county to assume a new $5 million loan, to be paid over the next eight years. The commissioners believe it will partially rectify the county’s cash crisis.
Citing persistent, yearly shortfalls and unresolved disagreements over county spending measures, Cambria County Controller Ed Cernic Jr. said that county budgeteers are simply “kicking the can down the road.”
UPDATE: Man hurt in West End fire.
A West End man was injured early today when gasoline vapors from a motorcycle he was repairing apparently were ignited by a natural gas heater in his Mystic Court garage, officials said.
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The rivers’ supporters hope they’ll soon share another trait: Pennsylvania River of the Year.
Que release valve ready for long-awaited repairs
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City man’s film to be streamed
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