ABC 23 News Update 1 1/17/13
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A convicted murderer in Bedford County who is trying to get a new trial has fired his attorneys.  The Altoona Mirror reports John Gerholt fired the team because he says they didn't explain his plea agreement meant life in prison.  This comes just days after Gerholt filed a lawsuit claiming the Bedford County Jail Warden assaulted him....

A Cambria County couple lost their home Wednesday morning to a massive blaze.  Fire Crews say the couple left their home on Earth Road in West Carroll Township for work around 7 and by 9 the fire was raging....

A candlelight vigil is being planned to mark the first anniversary of the death of longtime Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno.  A group hoping to build a Memorial Brick Walkway in State College is planning the vigil for next Tuesday.... 

The "Date Safe Project" is an event that teaches parents and young adults about safe dating practices.  The program was held at the Penn State Campus Wednesday night.