Gunshots fired at downtown store
Johnstown police are searching for whoever fired several shots at the windows of a business late Tuesday.
Police said witnesses reporting hearing four gunshots just before 11:30 p.m.
Officers found several holes in windows at Krisay’s Appliance & Bedding, 521 Franklin St., the report said.
Witnesses also reported a dark colored, four-door car that was outbound on Franklin Street sped away from the scene.
Anyone with information can call the police at Cambria 911’s nonemergency number,
Windber couple escapes fire in home
WINDBER – Smoke detectors are being credited with awakening a Windber couple whose Catherine Avenue home caught fire early Wednesday.
Windber fire Chief Craig Cicon said Dr. Jerry Gray and his wife reported the fire around 3 a.m.
The fire started in the family room on the first floor and is believed to be electrical in nature, Cicon said.
Firefighters did a good job of extinguishing the blaze quickly and confined it to that room, Cicon said. There was smoke damage throughout the two-story home, he said.
Also responding were volunteers from Scalp Level-Paint, Central City and Richland Township.
City man faces federal sentencing
A Johnstown man could face up to a decade in prison for possessing a firearm as a felon, the U.S. Department of Justice said this week.
John A. Hinton, 32, of Dorothy Avenue, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kim R. Gibson in Johnstown on Monday.
Hinton initially was arrested on cocaine delivery charges in 2007. He is scheduled to be sentenced June 4 on the firearm charge, Assistant U.S. Attorney John Valkovci Jr. said.
Geistown may buy new police cruiser
Geistown is in the market for a new police cruiser.
Borough officials said they hope to replace two much-used vehicles with a new Ford Taurus Interceptor, an all-wheel drive, this year.
They plan to find a price through the state’s bidding program, Councilman Ed Porada said.
The two current vehicles, including an SUV, have logged 100,000 miles or more, Councilman Joe Sernell said.
Council hopes to have a price quote soon, possibly by the February meeting.
Gunshots fired at downtown store
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Independents, minor-party members locked out of primary election
More than 1 million registered voters in Pennsylvania will be barred from casting a ballot today because the state only allows registered Democrats and Republicans to participate in the primary election.
Permit path cleared: Construction soon on Rt. 219 project
The final permit is on the way for a Somerset-to-Meyersdale Route 219 improvement project to begin.
It’s a years-in-the-making step that will allow the estimated $300 million plan to be advertised for bids in the coming weeks – and if all goes well, move it to construction this fall, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster said Monday.
Emergency response team hones skills at training camp
Almost certainly, no Cambria County Special Emergency Response Team members will ever be called upon to create a small bridge out of two pieces of wood and rope, use the newfangled walkway to get a group of individuals from one point to another, pick up an object at the end of the course and then figure out a way back to the starting point.
But the skills SERT officers gain by participating in drills like those – leadership, teamwork, trust and creativity – can be invaluable when they are serving and protecting the community.
Fun Day event to spotlight YMCA expansion
The Y logo may be seen from the sky June 15 when Greater Johnstown YMCA community members get together to form a logo comprised of people at a Community Fun Day.
Agency will provide produce vouchers to eligible seniors
Income-eligible residents ages 60 and older will have a chance to stock up a bit on locally grown produce through a voucher program offered in Cambria and Somerset counties this year.
Poverty simulation slated for today
Annamarie Pihs experienced firsthand the kind of harsh economic times she will be helping educate Johnstown community leaders about during today’s Walk a Day in My Shoes: Understanding Poverty event at Greater Johnstown High School.
In Brief | 27 students escape injury in bus crash
State police in Ebensburg are investigating a school bus crash that happened Monday on Route 36 in Clearfield Township.
State police investigating school bus crash
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 Spring 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.
Study: Hospitals’ finances are healthy
Hospitals across the region maintained financial health last year, a new state report shows.
But leaders say the continued strength required constant scrutiny and creative programming to identify new opportunities in a dynamic industry.
Local politicians will feel impact of redistricting
This time next year, as primary election day draws near, two close friends and colleagues likely will find themselves in a face-off, each in the hopes of holding his job in the state House.
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