News in brief from around the region

Police probe Central Cambria threats

State police at Ebensburg are investigating threats of violence at Central Cambria Middle School, even through it was determined there was no active threat in the facility.

Full-time school resource officers, present at the school, requested state police assistance in the investigation. A state police news release said multiple agencies are involved in the ongoing investigation.

State police also commended the middle school staff, “specifically Officer Nate Stohon and Principal Chris Santini for acting quickly on behalf of the students of CCMS,” the release said.

Crash leads to DUI charges

A crash early Tuesday led to charges against an Altoona woman.

The crash happened about 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, when 25-year-old Krista M. Rambeau of Altoona drove across the oncoming lane while driving on Valley Avenue, drove off the road and crashed into a fence before coming to a stop on a property at 900 Edison Ave., according to Logan Township police.

Police said Rambeau smelled of alcohol and was arrested for suspected DUI after attempting field sobriety tests.

Rambeau was wearing a seat belt and was not injured in the one-vehicle crash.


Authority to select firm soon for trail work

The Bedford Joint Municipal Authority soon will select an engineering firm for its proposed plan to extend the Bedford Heritage Trail from Fort Bedford Park to Old Bedford Village and Friendship Village.

The selected firm will prepare necessary trail easements along Davidson Street and Clearfield Avenue, create detailed construction design drawings and obtain required construction permits.

The authority will apply for construction funds to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and PennDOT to build the trail in two or three phases.

The first phase will be to construct the segment between Fort Bedford Park to Davidson Street. The next phases will be for construction on Clearfield Avenue and the north end of properties owned by Dave Fulton and the Williams Family Partnership.

From Mirror staff reports