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January 2, 2014

Local News in Brief | Woman, 81, injured in Richland wreck

— An 81-year-old Johnstown area woman was transported to Memorial Medical Center on Monday following a two-vehicle crash on Oakridge Drive, Richland Township police said.

Richland police Sgt. John Herdman said the accident occurred about 10:50 a.m. after Jane Rogalla, the woman who was injured, pulled out onto the road from Clear Spring Lane and into the path of a vehicle driven by Ashley Heidler, also of the Johnstown area.

The accident remained under investigation Thursday.

Officers seek second burglary suspect

Johnstown police are searching for a second suspect accused of stealing a woman’s car and then ditching the vehicle in East Conemaugh.

Police Chief Craig Foust said two men burglarized a home last week on Wood Street in the Hornerstown section of the city.

They allegedly stole car keys and then drove away with the vehicle, which police found Tuesday.

Police said they arrested a 17-year-old boy.

He is being held in the Cambria County Juvenile Detention Center in Ebensburg, Foust said.

Police are trying to identify the other suspect.

Skiers airlifted after collision on slope

Two skiers were transported by medical helicopter to hospitals after apparently colliding on a ski slope at Seven Springs Mountain Resort on Wednesday.

Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, a resort spokeswoman said.

The precautionary airlift was ordered, in part, because one of the skiers had a concussion within the past year, the spokeswoman said.

Seven Springs does not release the names of its guests and is not provided with medical reports after they leave the resort, the spokeswoman said.

Teen driver hurt in crash, police say

Police in Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, are investigating a crash in Tire Hill that apparently sent a teen to the hospital on Wednesday.

The accident occurred on Saylor School Road and involved an 18-year-old female motorist, police said.

The extent of her injuries was unknown Thursday.

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