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Johnstown under pressure with job searches

Three of the most important positions in Johnstown City Hall still remain vacant after resignations that took place late last year. Toward the end of September, City Manager Arch Liston announced he would leave, effective the end of 2017. Soon thereafter, Finance Director Stephen Keith and Community

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-01-21 04:10:00

Police say Johnstown man broke into bar, stole ex-girlfriend's car

JOHNSTOWN - A man wanted for burglarizing a bar and then stealing a car is in jail on $50,000 bail. Frederick Wachs is charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, theft and receiving stolen property after being accused of stealing from Rockies Tavern on Maple Street in Johnstown. According to a cri


Local Tea Party changes name

The Johnstown Tea Party announced Friday that it has changed its name to the Cambria-Somerset Tea Party. "The name was changed to reflect our membership, as many members live in all parts of Cambria and Somerset counties as well as Johnstown," member Judy Kelly wrote in an email. The organization's

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-01-22 01:50:00

Johnstown doctor accused of inappropriately touching 12-year-old girl

Updated less than a minute ago A longtime Johnstown pediatrician was charged Thursday after he allegedly touched a 12-year-old patient inappropriately during a scheduled visit Dec. 21. Johnnie "Jack" Barto, 70, of the 200 block of Delta Drive, has been charged with two counts of indecent assault


Police: Johnstown man facing rape, sexual assault charges

A Johnstown man is facing rape and sexual assault charges after an incident Wednesday involving a woman. (WJAC) JOHNSTOWN - A Johnstown man is facing rape and sexual assault charges after an incident Wednesday involving a woman. Nigel Beaton, 42, of the 600 block of Sherman Street, is also charged w


Federal magistrate suggests dismissing lower bail request

A federal magistrate has recommended that a petition filed in U.S. District Court in Johnstown by a Blair County inmate seeking lower bail be dismissed because it has yet to be reviewed by a county judge or the Pennsylvania Superior Court. The petition was filed in early January by David B. Barr Jr.

ALTOONA MIRROR - 2018-01-21 08:00:00

Bishop McCort wins cheerleading crown

Cheerleaders from Bishop McCort Catholic High School stepped off the bus Saturday night as state champions. They returned from the Giant Center in Hershey after wining the large division cheerleading competition. The bus rolled in escorted by a Johnstown police cruiser and a Johnstown fire truck wit

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-01-21 03:55:00

Deja vu for winners of weekly photo contest

Kellie Pribish, of Windber, won the adult division of The Tribune-Democrat's "Picture This" promotion for the people and family category for her photo of her mom. The judge chose this photo because it represents old school photography. "A nice silhouette of her mom shot on film before digital photog

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-01-22 02:20:00

Knoxville police warn of internet hoax purporting missing women

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Knoxville police are assuring residents that rumors of several women who have disappeared in the past week or so are untrue. Police say an email chain is circulating claiming 5 to 10 young women in Knoxville have been taken by a suspected "cartel." The email chain claims la

WATE - 2018-01-22 19:49:03

Krutch Park fills with people for Knoxville's Women's March 2.0

Hundreds of people in support of women and feminism showed up for the Women's March in downtown Knoxville Sunday. The Women's March Coalition is hosting the Women's March 2.0 in Knoxville at Krutch Park starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Knoxville Police Department says it's enforcing specific rules

WBIR - 2018-01-21 21:46:00

Scripps Network donates $3M to Lakeshore Park renovations

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Scripps Network plans to donate $3 million to build a scenic overlook at Lakeshore Park, according to a Monday release from the City of Knoxville. "We are very excited Scripps has decided to increase its investment in the park," Dee Haslam, chair of the Lakeshore Park Boa

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2018-01-22 20:14:00

Developer Speaks on Kern's Project

One of Knoxville's premier real estate developers offered a picture of sweeping change and growth for the city during a Monday night meeting with the South Knoxville Alliance. Oliver Smith, president of Oliver Smith Realty and Auction Company Inc., said the 60,000 square-foot property is nearly 80

HERALDNEWSTN.COM - 2018-01-22 13:59:54

Severely mentally ill should not face death penalty for crimes

As a former federal prosecutor in East Tennessee, a federal magistrate judge and a current criminal defense practitioner, over the past 50 years I have witnessed first-hand the evolution of mental health issues as they are recognized by and applied to the criminal justice system. On two occasions, I

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-01-22 11:00:07

Women's March, pro-life demonstration could crowd downtown Knoxville Sunday

Subscribed, but don't have a login? Downtown Knoxville traffic could be tied up Sunday with back-to-back marches - one for women's rights and one against abortion. The Knoxville Women's March 2.0 begins at 1 p.m. with a rally at Krutch Park and will be followed by a short march through downtown. It'

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-01-21 15:00:00

Police: Man found dead after Knoxville shooting

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A man died from a shooting in Knoxville Wednesday night. The Knoxville Police Department says a man was found on the ground at the intersection of Lay Avenue and Beaman Street around 11:25 p.m. The victim has not been identified. If you have any information, contact KPD's


VERIFY: KPD says warning about kidnappings is a hoax

Knoxville Police says a warning circulating on social media and by email about women being abducted in the area is a hoax. We've found several variations of the post, but it's basically a warning that between 5 and 10 young women in Knoxville have "disappeared" within the past week or so, allegedly

WBIR - 2018-01-22 22:55:00

Homeless man found dead in Long Island City on Saturday may have overdosed, cops say

A 40-year-old homeless man was found dead near a Long Island City intersection on Jan. 20 and police believe it may have been due to a drug overdose. Police responded to a 911 call about an unconscious man found in the vicinity of 34th Street and Queens Boulevard at about 8:30 a.m. When they arrived

QNS.COM - 2018-01-22 21:15:14

Statue of Liberty: How much New Yorkers will pay to keep it open during federal shutdown

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday, Jan. 22, 2018, that New York will fund the ongoing operations for Statue of Liberty amid the federal shutdown. Joseph Spector, Albany Bureau ALBANY -- New York will spend $65,000 a day to keep open the Statue of Liberty amid a federal shutdown in Washington. New

LOHUD.COM - 2018-01-22 16:07:44

Cops shut down Long Island City adult nightclub after prostitution bust

Show Palace, a gentleman's club in Long Island City that was recently busted for promoting prostitution, was padlocked by the NYPD Vice Squad on Jan. 19. According to the Daily News, cops shut down the club located at 42-50 21st St. at about midnight. Owner Gus Drakopoulos must go to court if he wan

QNS.COM - 2018-01-22 23:30:19

SHOCK ATTACK: Trump Supporter Nearly Strangled to Death By Antifa Terrorist In New York

A 56-year-old male Trump supporter was nearly murdered by a 30-year-old male Antifa terrorist in New York City Saturday night as he walked away from a ticketed nightclub party called a Night for Freedom that was organized by Mike Cernovich to celebrate the first anniversary of the inauguration of Pr

THE GATEWAY PUNDIT - 2018-01-22 05:07:53