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Prison: Inmate assaults two guards

Authorities said an inmate assaulted two prison guards, seriously injuring one and prompting a lockdown at the facility.

Public information officer Christie Schenck said the 22-year-old inmate attacked a corrections officer assigned to a housing unit at State Correctional Institution Somerset about 7 p.m. Thursday. She said another corrections officer who came to the aid of the first officer was also assaulted. Schenck said both officers were taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, where one remained hospitalized with serious injuries.

Hornberger hosting meet and greet

Shippensburg resident Ben Hornberger, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the 9th Congress­ional District seat, will host a meet and greet Tuesday in Altoona. The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the Bavarian Aid Society at 112 S. 13th St.

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