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May 20, 2013

In Brief | 27 students escape injury in bus crash

PATTON — State police in Ebensburg are investigating a school bus crash that happened Monday on Route 36 in Clearfield Township.

The Cambria Heights school bus was carrying 27 students when the driver apparently blacked out and sheared off a pine tree between the Chest Springs and Patton areas, schools Superintendent Michael Strasser said.

None of the high school or elementary students was hurt, he said. The students were triaged at the scene and released to their parents, Strasser said.  

The driver was taken to Altoona Regional Hospital, he said.

City resident charged in stabbing

A Johnstown man was charged Monday in connection with a stabbing at Solomon Homes on Saturday.

City police filed charges against Anthony Edwards, 26, of Graywood Street. Charges were filed before District Judge Leonard Grecek of Roxbury.

The stabbing occurred shortly before 11:30 a.m. One victim was taken to Memorial Medical Center for treatment, authorities said.

Man accused of stealing copper pipe, wire

A Johnstown man was jailed Friday after police said he allegedly burglarized a home on Somerset Street and made off with copper pipe and wire.

City police charged Lamar Dewayne Chatman, 40, with burglary, criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.

Chatman, who has no listed address, allegedly crawled inside through a broken basement window, police said.

Police did not list the dollar value of the copper.

Chatman was arraigned Saturday by on-call District Judge Mary Ann Zanghi of Vinco and sent to the Cambria County Prison after failing to post 10 percent of $50,000 bond.

Somerset driver seriously hurt in crash

A Somerset man was badly injured Saturday night after his vehicle traveled off Route 281 in Somerset Township and struck a tree head-on, state police in Somerset said.

Kevin L. Stoltzfus, 22, of Somerset was travelling on the road, known as New Centerville Road in the area, heading southbound when he crashed, police said.

He was taken to Memorial Medical Center for treatment.

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