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Kayla Handy

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Program aids SCI inmates

   Reentry into society as a functioning contributor to the local community is the number one goal of reentry parole staff, a goal that agents even within state correctional institutions are working with inmates to take steps toward. Full Story

Judge grants defendant’s early probation termination request

   Two defendants appeared before Huntingdon County Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz Thursday, requesting early termination of their probation.  One defendant received personal commendation from both her probation department and defense attorney, and su Full Story

Defendants enter guilty pleas

   Only seven defendants entered guilty pleas during criminal court Thursday, some entering pleas even despite the fact that they were simply scheduled for formal arraignment. Huntingdon County Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz presided over the cases.  Full Story

Burglary defendant waives hearing

   A 20-year-old Huntingdon woman is the third defendant allegedly involved in a string of burglaries that occurred across the county to waive her cases to the higher courts.  Kara R. Full Story

Judge sentences woman for bad checks

   With four cases previously being pushed through the court system, Ashley J. Ruhlman, 39, Cassville, was sentenced on two of her bad check cases before Huntingdon County Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz Thursday. Full Story

Newest Senate bill to protect victims

   After receiving Senate approval several weeks ago, Gov. Tom Wolf signed one of several domestic violence victim protection bills earlier this week, urging the House to pass the remaining of the Senate’s domestic violence reform bills.  Full Story

Traffic deaths down in 2017

   PennDOT released traffic death statistics for the year 2017 Monday, revealing that the state reached an all-time low in number of traffic-related fatalities. Full Story

Two defendants appear for formal arraignment

   Two young men facing felony charges appeared before Huntingdon County Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz Thursday for formal arraignment.  After being read their charges, both cases will progress through the court system, scheduled later in May for mis Full Story

Man faces DUI charges in court

   Magisterial district judge Rufus Brenneman had a light morning of central court Wednesday, having only one preliminary hearing with all other cases being waived or continued.  Full Story

Defendants’ cases joined in court

   Huntingdon County Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz was quick in his decision to join three defendants facing heinous crime charges during criminal court Thursday, despite attorney objection.  Full Story

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