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December 10, 2012

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Police get search warrant for PSU frat window fall

STATE COLLEGE – State College police have obtained a search warrant as they investigate a woman’s fall from a Penn State fraternity house earlier this month.

WJAC-TV said the warrant shows police have seized blood evidence to determine whether the 19-year-old woman fell or was pushed from the Sigma Alpha Mu frat house early Dec. 1.

Police said the woman was treated at a hospital after falling 8 feet from the window after having six shots of tequila. Nobody has been charged in the incident.

The woman’s fall is the second involving Penn State in recent months.

Penn State cheerleader Paige Raque fell 39 feet from an apartment window during an off-campus party Oct. 13, breaking her pelvis and suffering brain trauma.

Police are still investigating that incident.

Police: Man glued ex’s fridge, drawer shut

ELIZABETHVILLE – Burglars tend to have sticky fingers but usually not because they’re using glue.

Police say a Pennsylvania man broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and glued her refrigerator and a utensil drawer shut.

The Patriot-News reported 42-year-old Dennis Michael Homberg also allegedly poured glue into his ex’s computer keyboard during the Nov. 12 break-in at her apartment in Elizabethville, about 15 miles north of Harrisburg.

Homberg was arraigned Saturday on charges including burglary and stalking and held on $50,000 bail. Court records don’t list an attorney for him.

Trucker killed in chain-reaction crash on Interstate 80

TANNERSVILLE – A crash involving three tractor-trailers has left one truck driver dead and closed part of Interstate 80 in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Officials said the crash happened during foggy conditions in the eastbound lanes about 3:30 a.m. Monday in Pocono Township, Monroe County. State police said one of the trucks lost a concrete wall off its flatbed trailer, causing a chain-reaction crash involving the other two tractor-trailers.

Officials said 41-year-old truck driver, Daniel L. Snyder of Youngstown, Ohio, died at the scene.

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  • PennDOT contractor arraigned on $3.6M theft charge

    A Department of Transportation contractor stole $3.6 million in public funds by billing the state for work that was never done, state prosecutors said Thursday in what they described as an ongoing corruption probe of PennDOT’s southeastern Pennsylvania district.

    July 31, 2014

  • Police: Women stole thousands from elderly sisters, used money to show St. Bernards

    Two western Pennsylvania women have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from two elderly sisters and using the money to attend dog shows.

    July 29, 2014

  • Intervening neighbor’s death now ruled homicide

    The Allegheny County medical examiner says a neighbor who died after he intervened in a fight between a couple next door is the victim of homicide.

    July 29, 2014

  • Housing police: Naked women slashes 3 in melee

    Allegheny County Housing Authority police were trying to identify a naked woman who allegedly slashed or stabbed three other women in an apparent lovers’ quarrel at a public housing complex.

    July 29, 2014

  • Police: Rescued boys never mentioned drowned teen

    Police say two teens who were rescued from a jetty in Presque Isle Bay in Erie last week, and two others who were with them, never mentioned a fifth boy who drowned and whose body wasn’t found until Saturday.

    July 29, 2014

  • 2 arraigned, denied bail in deadly Philly carjacking

    Two men accused of carjacking a woman in north Philadelphia and plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, have been ordered held without bail.

    July 29, 2014

  • PennDOT pushes ‘Yellow Dot’ vehicle stickers

    It’s the car sticker that could save your life.
    PennDOT’s “Yellow Dot” program has been around for several years, said Daniel Zakraysek, coordinator of the Cambria Allegheny Regional Highway Safety Network.

    July 28, 2014

  • Remembering elephant’s rampage

    The circus elephant paced the landing outside the Jaffa Mosque in Altoona.
    Police formed an uneasy line around the perimeter of the venue’s lawn, rifles at the ready.
    It was a cloudy, cold day in April 1993, and Tyke the elephant had just run around the circus ring, slapped a baboon and burst through a building’s front door, tearing off part of the wall above the door.

    July 28, 2014

  • State briefs 7/29/2014

    July 28, 2014

  • TSA finds gun, ammo in Pittsburgh airport carry-on

    The Transportation Security Administration says it found a pistol and ammunition in man’s carry-on bag as he passed through security at Pittsburgh International Airport.

    July 28, 2014

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