Omar Best is a State Prison Inmate accused of raping a female staffer at the Rockview State Prison is due in Centre County Court this week for a pretrial conference. No word yet on whether Best is being offered any type of plea deal to avoid a trial. The Rockview incident involving Best sparked a host of reforms at Rockview and other State Prisons....
Many honored the life of Martin Luther King Junior yesterday . At Penn State Altoona about 150 people came out for its 5th Annual Reflection Luncheon. The keynote speaker was Craig Dietz a Sanit Mary's native who was born without any limbs. He is now a motivational speaker. Dietz focused on where we are as a county in terms of realizing the dream of Doctor King. Just as Doctor King did, Dietz talked about judging people on more the superficial characteristics....Local racers tried to save it but to no avail. Now we are learning why Borough Leaders in Ebensburg shut down a request to reopen Ebensburg Speedway. Dan Savino along with his partners approached the Cambria County Fairboard thinking there was hope they could bring racing back. Although Savino says they had the resources to restore the speedway the Cambria County Fair Solicitor says they couldn't make their plan work within the parameters set by the County.