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
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A Jenners Township teen was charged with stealing a lawn tractor Friday after state police say they spotted him riding the missing vehicle.
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Tornado vets balance preparedness, practicality
Few things in nature are less predictable than a tornado. They can form quickly. They strike weirdly, leveling one building while leaving its neighbor untouched.
Salisbury proved it can happen here
It was an event that many residents of Salisbury, Somerset County, would have laughed off prior to it spinning through the small northeastern town and shaking it to its foundations. A Category F3 tornado touched down on May 31, 1998, carving out 10 miles of homes, businesses and livelihoods.
When the storm hits
Tornado survivors and seasoned observers suggest people do two simple things to prepare for tornadoes: Know where to take shelter, and move quickly when the time comes.
9 Dems vie for 4 council spots
Democratic Party voters will have a crowded field of Johnstown City Council candidates to choose from on Tuesday.
With four seats open, nine individuals entered the race. The top four vote-getters will advance to this fall’s general election. Also, two Democrats originally joined the race for mayor, but the death of Anthony Gergely has left Frank Janakovic as the only remaining candidate.
Primary turnout likely will be low
The weatherman is promising warm temperatures and rain-free skies on Tuesday, the day of the primary election in Pennsylvania. But the good forecast may be overshadowed by a lack of voter interest in what is shaping up to be a mundane election.
Mudslinging hits the small time
It’s not just for presidents, governors and legislators anymore.
The time-honored American tradition of the smear job has hit close to home – specifically, the council race in Meyersdale Borough and the supervisor race in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County.
A Johnstown icon passes on
Carmel C. Coco of Johnstown, who was known for his skill at repairing shoes as well as his love for music, died peacefully at home on Saturday at age 95.
Rendezvous attracts diverse crowd
A few grandparents watched their little loved ones inspect the beautiful nature – grass, rocks, trees and bugs – at Greenhouse Park on Saturday. Some young men and women strolled throughout the grounds with cold beers in their hands on a sun-splashed spring day. Other campers sat around fires, playing guitars, telling stories and sharing laughs.
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