Squabble leads to 2 arrests
PATTON – State police arrested a local man and woman after they became involved in an argument that turned physical at 6 a.m. Sunday on Murray Avenue.
Melissa Hollinger, 32, and Robert Stevens, 37, were both injured during the confrontation, police said.
The two were taken into custody and arraigned before on-call District Judge Fred Creany of Ebensburg on charges of simple assault and harassment.
Hollinger and Stevens were lodged in the county prison but later were released after posting $100 cash bond each.
Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for Tuesday before District Judge Michael Zungali of Hastings.
Mummers strut in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA – Believed to be the nation’s oldest folk festival, the Mummers Parade is often known as Philadelphia’s Mardi Gras and features heavily costumed and painted comics, string bands and other brigades that march down Broad Street, the city’s main north-south thoroughfare.
Thousands turned out to watch Tuesday on a chilly and overcast day as the tradition was renewed for the 113th year.
One skit featured a festooned, glittery yellow tank and a gigantic red, white and blue Uncle Sam hat and was geared toward thanking members of the military.
Another featured performers massed into a sea of pink to commemorate breast cancer awareness.
The Second Street Stompers had on yellow hard hats as they marched and strutted in their blue and yellow skirts.
Another group honored the show “American Bandstand,” which originated in Philadelphia.
The parade became an official city-sponsored event in 1901.
Squabble leads to 2 arrests
- State News
Cops: Worker took bribes for driver’s licenses
A former state driver’s license examiner has been charged with taking bribes from immigrants – mostly from the Asian country of Bhutan – in exchange for licenses for which they didn’t pass driving tests.
Sandusky lawyer sued over $25,000 credit card debt
The ex-defense attorney for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is now facing legal troubles himself.
Pa. police seek man accused in machete swinging
Police in south-central Pennsylvania are searching for a machete-swinging man who allegedly threatened to cut off the head of another man with whom he was arguing.
Pa. man gets up to 10 years for sex with teen
A northeasternern Pennsylvania man is going to prison after admitting to carrying on a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
Indiana County man to trial on charges he shot ex near kids
An Indiana County man has ordered to stand trial on charges he entered his ex-girlfriend’s home and shot her nine times while she was in bed watching television with her 15-year-old daughter, while three other siblings were at home.
Cops: Homeless man stabbed Pa. couple who fed him
A homeless man has been jailed on charges that he stabbed the western Pennsylvania couple who took him in with a kitchen knife after an argument about dirty dishes.
Pittsburgh cops see 2 pizza robberies in 1 minute
In a city recently plagued by food delivery robberies, Pittsburgh police are dealing with something new: two pizza-related robberies in the same minute.
Police: Panhandler claimed to be state trooper
Police say a drunken panhandler charged with harassing the customers of a Westmoreland County business falsely claimed to be a state trooper – but was found out when he claimed to work at a nonexistent barracks.
Prosecutor wonders how many of man's 5 DUIs should count as "first offenses"
A Blair County prosecutor must decide how many of a man’s five drunken-driving arrests in the past 14 months count as “first” offenses.
18-year-old girl attacked by bear while deer hunting
A black bear attacked a teenager in central Pennsylvania as she hunted deer on a family farm, state police said Tuesday.
- More State News Headlines
- Cops: Worker took bribes for driver’s licenses