Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims. Altoona attorney Richard Serbin represents 13 ex-students from the former Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown, and Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian represents 33. The students said they were abused by Brother Stephen Baker, who worked at the school, 60 miles east of Pittsburgh, from 1992 to 2001.
Evening Sun, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 07:45 PM
Sentencing has been delayed for a man convicted in the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend at a western Pennsylvania car wash a year ago. The Tribune-Democrat reports that a Cambria County court agreed to a defense request to put off sentencing for 22-year-old Demetrius Gibson of Johnstown to allow resolution of drug charges.
ABC 27, Sat, Oct 18 2014 @ 03:00 AM
Interviews by The Associated Press with voters across Pennsylvania show that many know little about Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf but are backing the first-time candidate because of their disenchantment with Republican Gov. Tom Corbett. The AP recently conducted about 30 random interviews in suburban Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Johnstown and Altoona to find out which candidate voters support and why.
Lewistown Sentinel, Sun, Oct 19 2014 @ 01:41 AM
Lawmakers are on edge after the downtown shooting incident involving Rep. Marty Flynn because it's not the first time something like this has happened. Three House Republican campaign staffers were robbed near the Capitol on Monday night.
The Times-Tribune, Thu, Oct 16 2014 @ 05:11 AM
A Cambria County health system plans an Ebola preparedness drill Tuesday, which includes erection of a decontamination tent outside its Johnstown hospital.
Business Journal, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 09:46 AM
A Cambria County health system plans an Ebola preparedness drill Tuesday, which includes erection of a decontamination tent outside its Johnstown hospital. "We will be talking our way through an actual event," said Dr. Harold Ashcraft , director of infection prevention at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Business Journal, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 02:10 PM
The big band, which has evolved over the years, had 17 No. 1 hits in the 1930s and '40s and featured such singers as Frank Sinatra and Jack Leonard, will headline a Gala Halloween dance and dinner buffet at the Jaffa Shrine on Oct. 31. Courtesy photo The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, which has a pedigree stretching back to the 1930s and is currently directed by Terry?Myers, will perform Oct. 31 at the Jaffa Shrine Center.
Altoona Mirror, Sat, Oct 11 2014 @ 03:00 AM
A Pennsylvania Roman Catholic priest was indicted today in the Western District of Pennsylvania and charged with foreign travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with minors and possession of child pornography. 69 Year Old Joseph D. Maurizio Jr., a priest at the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, was originally charged by criminal complaint and arrested on Sept.
WDSN-FM Du Bois, Thu, Oct 9 2014 @ 04:03 PM