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Bandshell group to move hockey rink

by Bernie Hornick for the Tribune Democrat
May 8, 2012

JOHNSTOWN — You might say the Roxbury Bandshell Preservation Alliance has graduated from protecting the soundstage to also safeguarding the summertime concerts held there.

Pucks from the nearby roller hockey games have flown out of the rink and whizzed by concertgoers sitting on the grass at those shows.

“We’ve already had stray pucks hit people,” Tim Burns, attorney for the bandshell group, said Tuesday.

“At one concert, a child in attendance for the ...

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Public safety meeting addresses crime concerns

By ROSE V. CATLOS for Indiana Gazette
March 29, 2012

ARMAGH — Kenneth Umholtz moved to East Wheatfield Township 20 years ago to escape urban troubles such as crime and drugs.

But, he said, those issues have been increasingly making their way into life in the rural township in the southeastern part of Indiana County.

“The city is here,” Umholtz said.

He and his fellow township supervisors hosted a public safety meeting Wednesday at the Armagh Fire Hall to address residents’ concerns about ...

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Ebensburg Lawyer Speaks at Duquesne Law School

The Tribune-Democrat
November 11, 2011

JOHNSTOWN — Tim Burns, a lawyer with a practice at 104 S. Center St., Ebensburg, was recently the featured speaker for the Duquesne University Law School’s Solo/Small Firm Practice Series.

Burns, an alumnus of Duquesne, spoke to the law students about operating his law practice in a rural setting.

He operates a regional general law office.

Promotion raises $2,150 for school

Tri-Star Auto Group of Blairsville helped raise $2,150 for the Blairsville Elementary with Chrysler’s Drive for the Kids ...

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Tyrone fire police unit to be settled in court

By Greg Bock for The Altoona Mirror
July 25, 2011

TYRONE – The question over which organization is the legitimate fire police unit for Tyrone Borough will likely go to court, attorneys for both sides said.

Ebensburg attorney Tim Burns represents the Tyrone Fire Patrol while Tyrone Borough maintains the group it sanctions, the Tyrone Fire Police, is the rightful owners of the equipment, building and the van used to control traffic and crowds during emergencies.

The fire patrol is the Tyrone ...

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Bandshell Summer Concert Series

Reported by: Danielle Krout for WTAJ-TV News
Wednesday, May 25 2011

JOHNSTOWN, CAMBRIA COUNTY— AmeriServ is sponsoring this years free summer concerts at the Roxbury Bandshell in Johnstown.

This is the sixth year for the music events.  More than 80 bands have played at the Bandshell since its reopening.

“Restoring the Bandshell has been great for the Johnstown area.  It brings people in for a night of fun free entertainment,” said Solicitor Tim Burns.

The festivities begin this Sunday and will ...

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New trial sought in killing

Kathy Mellott For the Tribune Democrat
March 9, 2011

HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County man convicted four years ago of the brutal stabbing death of a 6-year-old boy was in court arguing that he should be given a new trial.

Nathan Shaw contends the attorney who argued that he earlier had ineffective counsel during his trial was from the same law agency as his defense team.

The lawyers in the trial and the appeals process were ...

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Tyrone man seeks new trial

Shaw’s new lawyer says mistakes were made by trial, appeals attorneys

By Phil Ray for the Altoona Mirror
March 9, 2011

HOLLIDAYSBURG – Nathan T. Shaw, who is serving life in prison for the murder of his estranged girlfriend’s son, asked Blair County Judge Daniel Milliron on Tuesday to grant him a new trial.

Shaw, 30, of Tyrone was in court with his newly appointed attorney, Tim Burns, pointing to alleged mistakes made by his trial and appeals ...

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Child-Killer Nathan Shaw Still Claims Murder Was an Accident

Reported by: Angie Koehle for WTAJ-10 News
Tuesday, March 08 2011

HOLLIDAYSBURG, BLAIR COUNTY — Four years after leaving the Blair County courthouse a convicted child killer, Nathan Shaw still claims the murder was an accident and that claim generated quite a response.

“It upsets me that they say this was an accident.  This was not an accident. If you look at the coroner’s report, you will see he blatantly murdered and tortured my grandson,” Peggy ...

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Twp. mulls Marcellus ordinance

E. Wheatfield trying to protect residents

February 28, 2011
Bernie Hornick for the Tribune Democrat

ARMAGH — East Wheatfield Township supervisors don’t want their constituents to get the short end of the stick once Marcellus drilling starts in earnest.

As soon as today’s meeting, they might ask Solicitor Tim Burns to draft a local ordinance that may be one-of-a-kind for Pennsylvania.

The ordinance –­ among other provisions – would require drillers to give written notice to everyone in the ...

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Convicted murderer wants new trial

By Phil Ray for the Altoona Mirror
December 3, 2010

HOLLIDAYSBURG – An Altoona woman serving life in prison for killing her boyfriend’s 4-year-old daughter more than a decade ago is requesting a new trial.

Rowlanda Lea Kenney, 44, claims that pertinent facts about the case were not made known to the jury that convicted her in 1998 for the beating death of 4-year-old Ashley Decker. Kenney is incarcerated at the State Correctional Institution at Muncy.

It ...

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