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September 23, 2013

Local News in Brief | Senior center bus crash claims second victim

INDIANA — A second woman has died from injuries sustained Sept. 4 in a Cambria-based senior center’s bus crash in Indiana.

Kathryn Reeger, 79, of Shelocta, died at home Friday, apparently due to injuries sustained in this month’s crash, Indiana Chief Deputy Coroner Jerry Overman said.

The coroner is awaiting autopsy results to determine the official cause and manner of death. The Indiana County woman was initially treated at Memorial Medical Center for multiple injuries, state police reported earlier in the month.

The crash itself, which also claimed the life of a Homer City woman, allegedly occurred after the driver of the bus ran a red light in White Township, colliding with a car, according to police.

The accident remains under investigation by state police.

Ebensburg-based SeniorLife is cooperating with the investigation, a company spokesman said earlier this month.

Police in Somerset County seek 5

SOMERSET – Somerset County has issued warrants for the following individuals:

  • Faith Ann Robertson, 24, criminal attempt charges, Meyersdale area.
  • Richard Dale Metheney, 46, receiving stolen property, Salisbury area.
  • Rebecca Lee Thacker, 35, disorderly conduct, Windber area.
  • David C. Watson, 41, unpaid child support, unknown location.
  • Jody Allen Hillegas, 48, DUI charges, Berlin area.

Early dementia screenings offered

The Laurel Highlands Alzheimer’s Foundation has scheduled screenings for early dementia Oct. 2 and 16 in downtown Johnstown.

The sessions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. both days at the Johnstown Senior Community Center, 550 Main St.

Parking is available at the First National Bank parking lot located on Levergood Street behind the senior center.

To make an appointment, call 266-1359.

Event to support city motorcycle unit

The third annual Johnstown Police Motorcycle Unit fundraiser will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Croatian Hall, 612 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The event will raise money to aid the motor units for the Johnstown Police Department.

Entertainment will be provided by Kevin Dale, the Desperados and DJ Blown Away.

Food will be provided by Parrot Bay Classic Catering.

There will be a basket raffle and a chance to win a Harley-Davidson leather jacket.

A $5 donation is being asked at the door.

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