ABC 23 News Update 3 3/31/14
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The Johnstown Police are actively investigating a homicide in the city's West End neighborhood. The County Dispatch said one person was shot and taken to Memorials Medical Center. Not more than an hour later the Cambria County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Lees says that the victim died as a result of the gunshot wound. It happened just after seven in the parking lot of Edder's Den on Sheridan Street. The victim's name has not been released. There is no word yet if a suspect has been arrested.... The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown cancelled all indoor campus activities after several students came forward with a gastro intestinal illness. The Department of Health is calling it a norovirus that is airborne and very contagious. The cold and sick kept the campus of UPJ empty and quiet. On Saturday the University sent an email to students saying several of their classmates had a highly contagious gastro intestinal illness and that all University sponsored indoor events were cancelled for the weekend. Signs were posted all across campus warning the students about the outbreak. Several buildings were closed including the dining hall but healthy students were still able to pick up a meal in the student center while sick students were given information on how to get meals delivered. The University President, Jem Spectar said all of the buildings were being cleaned and sanitized this weekend so that the school could resume classes and activities on Monday.... One person was killed after a car accident in Blair County. State Police say Grant Gault of Altoona was driving South on Skelp Mountain Road in Antis Township when he struck the guide rail. The Cadillac he was driving slid several hundred feet before hitting a large tree. The Coroner says Gault suffered from some health issues causing the crash and died from blunt force trauma.... Spanish Energy Company, Gamesa, is closing its doors for good on Monday. The employees were told in January that the company would be shut down by March 31st. Sixty two employees will be without a job after Gamesa set up shop here in 2006. It employed more than 260 people at one time laying off the vast majority of those workers as production cooled off.... As local Volunteer Fire Departments across the region struggle to make ends meet some are finding new ways to raise money. The Oakland Fire Department in Cambria County held its second craft show this weekend. Local vendors and sellers sold crafts, food and goods. The Department was able to sell tables and space to vendors and even sold food to those stopping by. The Department holds two craft shows a year. The next one is set for early November.