Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Today's News-Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The third suspect in the murder of a Shenandoah man has been returned to Schuylkill County to face charges. State police and Schuylkill County DA's office personnel transported 19 year old Jahmal Ollivirre of Reading from Sing Sing prison in New York to the county to face charges of criminal homicide, conspiracy, robbery and other charges in the death of 24 year old Bruce Forker of Shenandoah. Ollivirre, 29 year old Damon Ennett of Freeland and 30 year old Julius Enoe are also implicated in the robbery and murder at Forker's home on March 16th. Ollivirre is locked up in the Schuylkill County prison awaiting his preliminary hearing on July 28th at 8:30am.

The St Clair community pool will remain closed for several more days as cleanup continues following a fire there Sunday night. Officials say that damages were contained to the bathhouse, and it appears that the pool itself will not have to be drained as originally thought. They hope to make a decision on a reopening date shortly.

A Schuylkill County judge has sentenced a Pottsville man to serve one to two years in state prison on drug charges. Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin ruled Monday that 22 year old Corey Whitecavage will do the jail time, plus pay fines and costs after pleading guilty to delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver drugs and other associated counts. Whitecavage sold prescription drugs to confidential informants on two occasions in 2009. Whitecavage also was charged with DUI in Minersville and possession of a stolen wallet in Ashland last year as well. In addition to the prison sentence, Whitecavage will have to serve 12 months of probation.

Two Lehigh County men who were swimming at a popular spot in southern Schuylkill County were the victims of a burglary. Joshua Muthard and Jason Held of Emmaus were parked on Port Clinton Avenue near The Rock yesterday. When they returned to their vehicle, they found it was broken into and numerous items were taken. Schuylkill Haven state police are handling the investigation.

SELINSGROVE (WGRC)- Explosions tore through crowds watching the World Cup final at a rugby club and a restaurant, in Kampala, Uganda killing at least 64 people including one American Sunday night. MSN and reports from the Associated Press say police believe an al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group was behind the attacks. The blasts went off as people watched the game between Spain and the Netherlands. Several Americans from Christ Community Church in Selinsgrove doing missionary work were wounded in the restaurant attack. Susan Heintzelman of Selinsgrove was part of the original group of 13 that went to Uganda, and returned home July 7th. She explains what she knows about what happened.

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She says 14-year-old Emily Kerstetter of Selinsgrove is the most severely injured of the team and needs to be air-lifted to a hospital in South Africa. She asks that Christians here in Pennsylvania's heartland pray for the members of the team as they recover from injuries and their families here at home as well as the Uganda church members who faced injuries as well in the bombing. Kampala's police chief said he believed Somalia's most feared militant group, al-Shabab, is responsible for the attack. Al-Shabab is known to have links with al-Qaida, and militants from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A state appellate court says former House Democratic whip Mike Veon must stay in prison while he appeals his conviction and prepares for another criminal trial. The state Superior Coury has upheld the ruling of the Dauphin County trial judge. Veon has been sentenced to at least six years in prison for his role in a scheme that used taxpayer resources for election campaigns.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Coast Guard official says a crew member refusing to talk to federal investigators about last week's fatal tour boat crash in Philadelphia was piloting the tug that pushed a barge into the sightseeing duck boat on the Delaware River. The crew of the duck boat tell officials that its radio calls to the tug "received no response."

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) - The streets of Ambridge in Beaver County are getting ready to experience a little star power. Filming is set to begin this week in the town on the movie "One for the Money," starring Katherine Heigl. Teen heartthrob and "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner is also filming a movie in western Pennsylvania. The thriller called "Abduction" is being shot in several Pittsburgh area locations.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Testing begins today and BP says once that happens, it expects to know in six to 48 hours whether it's new, tighter cap on the Gulf gusher actually works. BP plans to
gradually shut the valves to see if the cap can take the pressure and stop the oil or if it starts leaking from another part of the well.

PARIS (AP) - The International Energy Agency says oil demand will rise globally next year, even though consumption in rich countries continues to decline. The Paris-based agency says demand for 2011 should rise by a daily 1.3 million barrels to 87.8 million barrels a day. That's a 1.6 percent increase over this year.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A trial is scheduled to begin today in a challenge by a Republican gay rights group to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The Log Cabin Republicans say they're frustrated with the Obama administration's failure to repeal the policy. The constitutional challenge is in federal court in Southern California.

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Investigators say it appears militants who staged two deadly suicide attacks in Uganda had another in the works. An unexploded suicide vest with ball bearings was found in a disco hall in Uganda's capital, Kampala. Official say four "foreign" suspects were arrested in connection with the find.

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - The American 19-year-old accused of being the so-called "Barefoot Bandit" makes his first court appearance today in the Bahamas. Colton Harris-Moore faces charges including illegal weapons possession. Police captured Harris-Moore before dawn Sunday following a high-speed boat chase.


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