Local News 7-7-14

EVA O'BRIAN UPDATE

IN AN UPDATE TO A STORY FROM LATE LAST WEEK, 18-YEAR-OLD PENN STATE STUDENT EVA O’BRIAN HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED FROM UPMC ALTOONA TO A PHILADELPHIA-AREA HOSPITAL AFTER BEING HIT BY A PICKUP TRUCK IN STATE COLLEGE ON THURSDAY. ACCORDING TO REPORTS, O’BRIAN IS SUFFERING FROM SEVERE BRAIN AND PELVIC INJURIES DUE TO THE INCIDENT.

O’BRIAN WAS JOGGING EAST ALONG PARK AVENUE BEFORE CROSSING IN FRONT OF A FORD F-250 HEADING SOUTH ON NORTH ATHERTON STREET WHEN SHE WAS STRUCK BY THE VEHICLE. SHE WAS THEN TAKEN TO MOUNT NITTANY MEDICAL CENTER BY AMBULANCE BEFORE BEING FLOWN TO UPMC ALTOONA’S INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. 24-YEAR-OLD ZACHARIAH SPICER, OF STATE COLLEGE, WAS THE DRIVER OF THE PICKUP TRUCK, BUT POLICE HAVE STATED THAT HE WASN’T AT FAULT. 

ALTOONA APARTMENT FIRE

A FIRE ERUPTED INSIDE AN APARTMENT AT THE LOGAN HILLS APARTMENT COMPLEX IN ALTOONA EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. THE ALTOONA FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED AROUND MIDNIGHT TO PUT OUT THE FIRE.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS AIDING TWO FAMILIES WITH SMALL CHILDREN THAT ARE NOW DISPLACED DUE TO THE FIRE. THE ALTOONA FIRE DEPARTMENT STATED THAT NO ONE WAS INJURED. 

BOATING VICTIM IDENTIFIED

PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE HAVE RELEASED THE NAME OF THE WOMAN KILLED IN A BOATING ACCIDENT ON RAYSTOWN LAKE LAST THURSDAY NIGHT. 36-YEAR-OLD FRANCESCA HARRIS, OF CARLISLE, WAS TRAPPED INSIDE THE CABIN OF THE BOAT WHEN IT CRASHED AND SUNK.

SEARCH AND RESCUE CREWS WORKED ALL NIGHT THURSDAY AND MOST OF THE DAY FRIDAY, BEFORE FINALLY RECOVERING THE BODY. THE BODY WAS FOUND INSIDE THE BOAT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE. POLICE ARE RULING THE FATALITY AS AN ACCIDENT. 

SEARCHING FOR SUSAN

POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR A JULIAN WOMAN WHO JUMPED OUT OF A MOVING CAR TRAVELING AROUND 50 MILES PER HOUR AND RAN OFF INTO THE WOODS FRIDAY MORNING. 37-YEAR-OLD SUSAN BACHMAN WAS TRAVELING WITH HER PARENTS ON INTERSTATE 80 NEAR ROSE TOWNSHIP WHEN SHE JUMPED OUT OF THE CAR. SUSAN SUFFERS FROM EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS AND HER PARENTS, BILL AND NANCY BACHMAN, WERE TAKING HER TO THE CLARION PSYCHIATRIC CENTER FOR A VOLUNTARY APPOINTMENT AS THE REASON FOR THE TRIP.

POLICE WERE ABLE TO RECOVER BACHMAN’S CELL PHONE AND WALLET IN THE WOODS. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT SUSAN IS ASKED TO CALL THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE AT 814 371 4652.

DUBOIS RESIDENTS AID IN ARREST

POLICE WERE AIDED IN THE APPREHENSION OF A FUGITIVE BY RESIDENTS OF A DUBOIS NEIGHBORHOOD. LOCAL POLICE ATTEMPTED TO PULL A CAR OVER FOR SPEEDING NEAR EAST SCRIBNER AVENUE ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON, BUT THE DRIVER SPED OFF AND DROVE THROUGH YARDS BEFORE EVENTUALLY DITCHING HIS CAR AND TAKING OFF ON FOOT.

POLICE THEN ASKED NEIGHBORING RESIDENTS TO HELP IDENTIFY THE SUSPECT, WHO WAS LATER ARRESTED. AFTER ARRESTING THE OFFENDER, POLICE DISCOVERED THAT THERE WERE SEVERAL WARRANTS OUT ON HIM. AFTER FRIDAY’S EVENTS, THE MAN IS NOW FACING MULTIPLE TRAFFIC OFFENSES IN ADDITION TO HIS PRE-EXISTING CRIMINAL CHARGES. 

PLANE LANDS IN FIELD

FOX 8 NEWS IS REPORTING THAT EYE WITNESSES SAW A PRIVATE PLAN MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A FARMER'S FIELD IN CENTRE COUNTY AFTER THE PLANE RAN OUT OF FUEL. WITNESSES SAY THE SMALL PRIVATE PLANE TOOK OFF FROM THE CENTRE HALL AIRSTRIP NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTE 45.

DURING THE FLIGHT, THE PLANE RAN OUT OF GAS AND THE PILOT HAD TO LAND THE PLANE IN THE FIELD. THE PILOT WAS THE ONLY PERSON ON BOARD THE PLANE AND HE WAS NOT HURT IN THE INCIDENT. THERE APPEARED TO BE NO DAMAGE DONE TO THE PLANE, AND IT WAS BACK IN THE AIR BY THE TIME THE POLICE ARRIVED ON SCENE.