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4/23/2014
COUNTY-WIDE REASSESMENT NOW HALF-WAY DONE
Indiana County Commissioners got an update on the property reassessment process. The president of Evaluator Services and Technology Gene Porterfield gave a presentation at Wednesday morning’s meeting, saying that as of today, the EST teams have surveyed 25,620 parcels, which is over half of the country’s parcels, putting them ahead of schedule.  As of right now, they are currently in Pine and Black Lick Townships, and are in the pre-field data entry stages for Young Township. County Commissioners Chairman Rod Ruddock says he’s happy with the progress they’ve made so far and he's also happy with the response from homeowners, not just sending in the mail-in cards, but asking questions about the process. EST expects the data gathering process to be completed by January or February at the latest.
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4/23/2014
WORK TO WRAP UP ON ONE BRIDGE, START ON ANOTHER
Old Route 119 bridge replacement is almost done; Shelocta bridge next
PennDOT says traffic will be reduced to one lane tomorrow on Old Route 119 between Simpson Road and Wayne Avenue as crews finish up work on the South Two Lick Bridge replacement project in White Township. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers between 6 AM and 6 PM.  The $2.24 million project replaced the bridge and also lowered the road to provide more clearance.  It was begun last year.   Meanwhile, work will begin soon on a bridge rehabilitation project on the Route 56/156 span over Crooked Creek in Armstrong Township.  PennDOT says the West Shelocta Truss Bridge will close to traffic beginning Monday, May 5th. Traffic will be detoured around the project between Route 422 and Sportsman Club Road using Route 210 to Route 56.  The road is expected to reopen in September, when the $721,000 proejct is completed. 
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4/23/2014
HEARING TODAY FOR TWO CHARGED IN PISTOL-WHIP ROBBERY
One of multiple hearings for Judge Rega today
Among the preliminary hearings scheduled in Indiana County courtrooms today are the appearances of 21-year-old David Curriston Jr. of Shelocta and 19-year-old Jason Hall of Sagamore.  The two are charged in connection with a robbery April 2nd in the 800 block of Maple Street in Indiana, in which one of the two victims was struck on the back of the head with a pistol.   Curriston is charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and two counts each of robbery and theft.  Hall is charged with two counts each of robbery and theft.  The two men are scheduled to appear before District Judge Jennifer Rega at 8:50 AM.   Also today before Judge Rega:   21-year-old Ryan Gabelli of Blairsville is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering, endangering the welfare of children, harassment, and disorderly conduct for an incident March 30th of last year in Blairsville.  Gabelli is due before Judge Rega at 9:15 this morning. -0-0-   19-year-old Eric Easley of Bruin, Butler County, is scheduled before Judge Rega on charges of statutory sexual assault and indecent assault of a person less than 16 years old.  The incident is alleged to have happened December ...
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4/23/2014
CLAWSON FACES HEARING IN THEFT CASE
Woman also charged in robbery case which led to boyfriend's death
Already awaiting trial in Westmoreland County Court in the Michael Volk murder case, 25-year-old Danielle Clawson of West Wheatfield Township has a preliminary hearing scheduled today in a theft case in Indiana County.  Clawson, who was Volk’s girlfriend, is charged with theft and receiving stolen property in a December 2011 case.  Meanwhile, her trial for robbery and conspiracy for the case which ended with Volk’s death is scheduled to begin May 5th in Westmoreland County.  Clawson and co-defendants Tiffany Blattenberger and Jesus Santiago are accused of plotting with Volk to rob alleged drug dealer Ronell Moses of drugs and money in December 2012.  Volk was shot to death by Moses during the robbery.  Clawson, Blattenberger, and Santiago were originally charged with murder because police said their actions led directly to Volk’s death, but those charges were dismissed last December.   Clawson is scheduled to appear before District Judge Jennifer Rega for the theft and receiving case at 10:45 this morning.
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4/22/2014
WOODROW HICKS, JR. PLEADS GUILTY TO CHARGES IN SEX CASE
An Indiana man, accused of setting up a sexual encounter with a 15-year-old girl plead guilty to some of the charges brought against him.  Monday morning, before Jury Selection got underway, 45-year-old Woodrow Hicks Jr. plead guilty to charges of corruption of minors, simple assault and resisting arrest.  He was accused of setting up the rendezvous in the Indiana Wal-Mart parking lot in November of 2012.  At the time, he was intercepted by State Police, who chased him and caught up with him in short order. Hicks had been facing several sex-related charges including possession of child pornography and criminal use of a communication facility.  Charges were adjusted after the defense raised issues related to the execution of a search warrant on Hicks’ phone and computer.  Indiana County President Judge William Martin would later suppress the evidence in the computer but he would leave the phone evidence intact.  District Attorney Pat Dougherty said that after those charges related to the search warrants were thrown out, Hicks plead guilty to the charges that remained as part of a plea bargain. Hicks faces a maximum of nine years in jail, along with fines and court costs.  He will be sentenced August 25...
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