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2 ARE FACING DRUG CHARGES TODAY FOLLOWING A TRAFFIC STOP BACK IN FEBRUARY.  ST. MARYS POLICE TELL US THE INCIDENT HAPPENED FEBRUARY 28TH ABOUT 11:20 ON ROUTE 255 WHEN 38-YEAR OLD JASON CHICOLA OF BROCKWAY WAS STOPPED ON A TRAFFIC VIOLATION. POLICE FOUND THAT HE WAS IN POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE AND MARIJUANA ALONG WITH RELATED PARAPHERNALIA.  A PASSENGER IN THE CAR, 37-YEAR OLD JAMES DUTKA, JUNIOR OF ST. MARYS WAS CHARGED WITH SIMILAR COUNTS.  CHICOLA WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH PROVIDING FALSE ID TO POLICE AND CRIMINAL USE OF A COMMUNICATION FACILITY AMONG OTHER CHARGES. 

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A BRADFORD MAN IS CHARGED WITH ASSAULT FOLLOWING A SATURDAY MORNING INCIDENT IN KEATING TOWNSHIP. STATE POLICE SAY 24-YEAR OLD MATTHEW WELLS PUNCHED ANOTHER MAN REPEATEDLY IN THE FACE, CAUSING SERIOUS INJURIES.  BOTH MEN WERE TAKEN TO BRADFORD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER FOR TREATMENT AND EVALUATION. 

 

MEANWHILE, AN ELDRED MAN IS CHARGEDC WITH ASSAULT FOLLOWING A SUNDAY MORNING SCUFFLE.  36-YEAR OLD THOMAS PRITT IS ACCUSED OF STRIKING ANOTHER MAN 8 TIMES WITH A HAMMER WHILE HE WAS INSIDE A VEHICLE ON PINE GROVE ROAD IN LIBERTY TOWNSHIP.  THE VICTIM WAS TRANSPORTED TO OLEAN GENERAL HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT OF INJURIES.  PRITT WAS CHARGED WITH AGGRIVATED ASSAULT, RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT AND HARASSMENT.

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A SYKESVILLE MAN IS FACING CHARGES HE TOOK MONEY FROM A REYNOLDSVILLE CLUB.  POLICE SAY 67-YEAR OLD THOMAS WEAVER ALLEGEDLY MISAPPROPRIATED OVER 57 HUNDRED DOLLARS FROM THE AMERICAN LEGION BETWEEN FEBRUARY OF 2014 AND JULY OF 2017.  HE’S FREE ON BAIL TODAY.

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A WEEDVILLE MAN IS FACING ASSAULT CHARGES AFTER A SATURDAY INCIDENT IN FOX TOWNSHIP, ELK COUNTY.  RIDGWAY STATE POLICE TELL US THE UN-IDENTIFIED 29-YEAR OLD MAN ALLEGEDLY BROKE INTO A WOMAN’S HOME AND POINTED A PISTOL AT HER AND ANOTHER MALE THAT WAS IN THE HOME AT THE TIME.  THE SUSPECT IS ALSO ACCUSED OF PUNCHING THE MALE VICTIM AND SHOVING THE FEMALE BEFORE LEAVING. 

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A KANE MAN IS FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES AFTER A 911 CALL SATURDAY EVENING.  LEWIS RUN STATE POLICE TELL US THE 19-YEAR OLD UN-IDENTIFIED MALE CALLED 911 AFTER HAVING AN ADVERSE REACTION TO SMOKING MARIJUANA.  HE THEN DROVE TO THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTE 66 AND JO JO ROAD TO MEET THE AMBULANCE.  HE’S CHARGED WITH DUI AS OF NOW, AND COULD FACE ADDITIONAL CHARGES PENDING THE COMPLETION OF THE INVESTIGATION. 

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THE INVESTIGATION INTO A DAMAGED HOLDING TANK IN WETMORE TOWNSHIP CONTINUES TODAY.  LEWIS RUN STATE POLICE TELL US SOMEBODY SHOT A 210 GALLON HOLDING TANK SUNDAY AFTERNOON ON OAK STREET THAT WAS USED FOR HOLDING TREE SAP.  NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS GIVEN IN THE CASE.

 

MEANWHILE, IN KEATING TOWNSHIP, THE INVESTIGATION INTO AN ALLEGED THEFT IS HAPPENING AS WELL.  LEWIS RUN STATE POLICE SAY SOMEBODY TOOK ABOUT 200 GALLONS OF GAS FROM A STORAGE TANK ON ROUTE 59 LATE LAST WEEK.  THE VALUE OF THE GAS IS ABOUT 530 DOLLARS.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON ANY OF THOSE CASES IS ASKED TO CALL POLICE. 

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THE MAN CONVICTED OF KILLING A ST. MARYS WOMAN IN 1989 WILL OFFICIALLY SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON.  48-YEAR OLD DANIEL CRISPELL WAIVED HIS REMAINING APPEALS YESTERDAY IN EXCHANGE FOR THE STATE AGREEING TO NOT PURSUE THE DEATH PENALTY IN HIS CASE.  CRISPELL WAS CONVICTED, ALONG WITH AN ACCOMPLICE, IN 1990 OF ABDUCTING AND KILLING ELLA BROWN IN DUBOIS.  THE STATE SUPREME COURT HAD ORDERED A NEW SENTENCING HEARING IN THE CASE LAST FALL BECAUSE A PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION HAD NOT BEEN DONE.

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A PORT ALLEGANY MAN IS FACING CHARGES AFTER CAUSING DAMAGE TO A VEHICLE, WHILE UNDER A PFA ORDER.  ACCORDING TO STATE POLICE, THE 30-YEAR OLD MAN DAMAGED THE VEHICLE OF ANOTHER MAN IN NORWICH TOWNSHIP YESTERDAY MORNING ABOUT 5:00.  THE VICTIM HAD A PFA ORDER AGAINST THE SUSPECT.  THE SUSPECT IS CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL MISCHIEF IN THE CASE AS WELL.  NO NAMES WERE RELASED IN THE CASE.

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EMPLOYEES AT EMBASSY POWDERED METALS IN EMPORIUM ARE CREDITED TODAY WITH SAVING A MAN’S LIFE YESTERDAY.  IT STARTED WHEN A GARAGE ON DEXTER STREET IN THE BOROUGH CAUGHT FIRE AFTER 2:00 AM.  EMPLOYEES WERE ABLE TO ALERT THE SLEEPING MAN IN ENOUGH TIME FOR HIM TO GET OUT SAFELY.  NOBODY WAS HURT FIGHTING THE FIRE.  THE STATE POLICE FIRE MARSHAL IS INVESTIGATING THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE TODAY. 

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THE INVESTIGATION INTO YESTERDAY’S THREAT AT ST. MARYS AREA HIGH SCHOOL CONTINUES TODAY.  ABOUT 7:45 YESTERDAY EVENING, NEWS MADE IT’S WAY OUT THAT THE TWO INDIVIDUALS WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE INCIDENT WERE IN CUSTODY.  ACCORDING TO REPORTS, JOSEPH SEAWRIGHT, A FORMER STUDENT, MADE A SOCIAL MEDIA THREAT AGAINST THE SCHOOL.  POLICE WERE ABLE TO FIND HIM AND HIS GIRLFRIEND, CAITLYN AMBUSKI AFTER A SEARCH THAT LASTED A FEW HOURS.  NO OTHER INDIVIDUALS ARE BELIEVED TO BE INVOLVED.  SCHOOL TODAY IS RUNNING NORMALLY. 

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THE INVESTIGATION INTO A WEDNESDAY EVENING BRADFORD FIRE CONTINUES TODAY.  INVESTIGATORS WITH THE STATE POLICE FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE TELL US IT HAPPENED ABOUT 9:50 AT HOME ON CORNEN STREET OWNED BY ADAM RHOADES.  THE FIRE ORIGINATED ON THE 2ND FLOOR AND CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE TUNE OF 150 THOUSAND DOLLARS.  THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS STILL UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.

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TODAY IS WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY.  TODAY, PEOPLE WITH THE GENETIC DISORDER, AND THOSE WHO LIVE AND WORK WITH THEM THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, ARE PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS.  FOR MORE, YOU CAN LOG ONTO WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY DOT COM FOR MORE INFORMATION. 

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From WTAJ, TV-10...

 

St. Marys area school district sent out an alert today, March 20, 2019. All students are safe but they had a threat against the school. Law enforcement have confirmed that they are currently searching for Joseph Seawright and Caitlyn Ambuski. All after school activities have been cancelled for today. No further information has been provided at this time.

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THE INVESTIGATION INTO A FATAL TRACTOR-TRAILER ACCIDENT IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY CONTINUES THIS AFTERNOON.  NOT MUCH MORE INFORMATION IS KNOWN ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED NEAR THE PHILLIPSBURG/KYLERTOWN EXIT YESTERDAY MORNING, BUT OFFICIALS HAVE CONFIRMED THAT THE DECEASED DRIVER IS A 48-YEAR OLD MAN FROM NEW JERSEY.  THE ROADWAY WAS CLOSED FOR SEVERAL HOURS FOLLOWING THE ACCIDENT. 

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A BRADFORD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT IS FACING CHARGES AFTER ALLEGEDLY THREATENING SEVERAL OF HIS FELLOW STUDENTS YESTERDAY.  18-YEAR OLD JAMES BUCK IS ACCUSED OF DEATH THREATS TO THE STUDENTS IN MATH CLASS.  HE’S CHARGED WITH MAKING TERRORISTIC THREATS, DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND HARASSMENT.  HE WAS TAKEN TO JAIL FOLLOWING THE INCIDENT. 

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IN ST. MARYS, POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE SUSPECT RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING MONEY FROM A CAR YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.  POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED IN THE 400 BLOCK OF CENTER STREET BETWEEN 3:00 AND 5:30.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL POLICE. 

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A BROOKVILLE MAN IS CHARGED WITH DRUG POSSESSION FOLLOWING A TRAFFIC STOP YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.  MARIENVILLE STATE POLICE TELL US THE 23-YEAR OLD UN-IDENTIFIED MAN WAS STOPPED JUST BEFORE 5:00 ON ROUTE 36 NEAR SHILOH LANE IN BARNETT TOWNSHIP, JEFFERSON COUNTY.  POLICE FOUND A SMALL AMOUNT OF MARIJUANA IN THE VEHICLE. 

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RENOVATIONS AT TAYLOR PARK IN BROCKWAY ARE SET TO GET IN MOTION TODAY.  PLANS WERE REVEALED YESTERDAY BY PETER VARISCHETTI LOOKING AT IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PLAYGROUND, THE POOL, FRANK VARISCHETTI FIELD, WHERE THE BROCKWAY FOOTBALL TEAM PLAYS, AND OTHER VARIOUS THINGS.  THE COST IS ABOUT 5 BILLION DOLLARS AND THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE DONE IN 5 DIFFERENT PHASES.  NO TAX DOLLARS ARE BEING USED.

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A TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER IS DEAD FOLLOWING A CRASH THIS MORNING ON INTERSTATE 80 IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY.  COMPLETE DETAILS AREN’T KNOWN AS OF NOW, BUT STATE POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED ABOUT 8:30 NEAR THE PHILLIPSBURG/KYLERTOWN EXIT WHEN THE TRUCK LEFT THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A DITCH.  THE UNIT WAS CARRYING FLAMMABLE MATERIALS THAT CAUGHT FIRE, CAUSING THE ROADWAY TO BE CLOSED FOR SEVERAL HOURS.  THE DRIVER WAS TAKEN TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL AND SHORTLY AFTER, PRONOUNCED DEAD. 

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THE RECREATIONAL USE OF MARIJUANA IN PENNSYLVANIA IS ANOTHER STEP CLOSER TODAY.  STATE SENATORS DAYLIN LEACH AND SHARIF STREET HAVE CIRCULATED SENATE BILL 350 FOR CO-SPONSORSHIP.  UNDER THE BILL, ANYONE 21 OR OLDER MAY CONSUME CANNABIS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.  PUBLIC USE WOULD STILL BE PROHIBITED.  PENNSYLVANIANS MAY GROW UP TO 6 MARIJUANA PLANTS AT A TIME FOR PERSONAL USE AND ALSO, PEOPLE CONVICTED OF MARIJUANA POSSESSION OR DELIVERY OF LESS THAN AN OUNCE WOULD HAVE THEIR CONVICTIONS THROWN OUT AND THEIR SENTENCES COMMUTED. 

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