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February 27, 2014

Local briefs 2-28-2014

Wreck kills driver in Blair County

One driver was killed Thursday in a wreck involving three vehicles in North Woodbury Township, Blair County.

State police in Hollidaysburg had not released the name of the deceased on Thursday evening pending notification of relatives.

The motorist was traveling east on Cross Cove Road toward Martinsburg at 2:15 p.m. and lost control on the icy road. That vehicle struck another vehicle in the westbound lane, troopers said.

The second driver, Doris A. Miller of New Enterprise, was wearing a seat belt and suffered moderate injuries, according to police.

A third vehicle, driven by Stacy L. Kuster of Roaring Spring, collided with both vehicles, troopers said.

Kuster was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, according to police.

Bible station begins radio broadcasts

Way Truth Life Radio has completed the purchase of radio station WPCL Northern Cambria and has begun broadcasting on 97.3 FM.

Way Truth Life Radio is a Bible teaching and inspirational music station, providing a contemporary mix of Bible teaching programs, music and entertainment 24 hours a day from its studios in State College.

The station is listener supported and commercial free.

The station also features news, weather, local events and announcements.

Way Truth Life Radio also broadcasts on 89.9 FM in Centre and Huntingdon counties, 107.1 FM in Mifflin and Juniata counties and 93.9 FM in Altoona.

A complete schedule of programs can be found on its website at

Inmate accused of assaulting guard

An inmate at State Correctional Institution-Somerset was accused of assaulting a corrections officer, state police in Somerset said Thursday.

Emery Barron, 22, is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment.

Barron allegedly punched the officer in the head and face, causing swelling, bruising and redness above the left eye, troopers said.

The incident is alleged to have occurred Feb. 13 in the prison at 1590 Walters Mill Road.

Barron, of Allegheny County, is serving a five- to 10-year sentence for kidnapping.

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