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INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL SIFTING THROUGH INFORMATION RELATED TO A TUESDAY NIGHT FIRE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY.  THE FIRE WAS CALLED IN ABOUT 9:30 ON COAL GLEN ROAD IN WARSAW TOWNSHIP.  MULTIPLE FIRE COMPANIES WERE ON SCENE TO AID IN PUTTING THE STRUCTURE FIRE OUT.  NO FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ABOUT THE INCIDENT AS OF NOW. 

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THE INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY INTO CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE BIG RUN WAR MEMORIAL FUND IN BIG RUN BOROUGH.  NO DETAILS WERE GIVEN BY STATE POLICE, BUT DID SAY THAT THE JEFFERSON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AND STATE POLICE ARE WORKING TOGETHER IN THE CASE. 

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A MCKEAN COUNTY WOMAN IS RECOVERING AFTER A 1-VEHICLE ACCIDENT YESTERDAY.  POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED ABOUT 5:40 ON BARNUM ROAD IN ELDRED TOWNSHIP WHEN 59-YEAR OLD LYNN HIGLEY LOST CONTROL OF HER CAR, CAUSING IT TO STRIKE A DITCH AND OVERTURN MULTIPLE TIMES.  HIGLEY WAS TAKEN TO OLEAN GENERAL HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT OF MINOR INJURIES. 

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POLICE HAVE CHARGED 37-YEAR OLD DWAYNE SHAW, OF ELDRED, AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY STRUCK AN SUV, OWNED BY A SMETHPORT WOMAN.  THE INCIDENT DID ABOUT A GRAND IN DAMAGES TO THE VEHICLE.  THE ALLEGED INCIDENT HAPPENED EARLIER THIS MONTH.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL STATE POLICE. 

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THE INVESTIGATION INTO AN ELK COUNTY THEFT CONTINUES THIS AFTERNOON.  STATE POLICE TELL US THE THEFT ACTUALLY HAS BEEN HAPPENING OVER A 2 WEEK PERIOD FROM OCTOBER 5TH THROUGH THE 19TH FROM A BOOT JACK ROAD RESIDENCE IN WHICH MULTIPLE ITEMS OF JEWELERY AND VALUABLES WERE TAKEN WITH NO FORCED ENTRY.  THE TOTAL VALUE OF THE ITEMS TAKEN IS BETWEEN 8 AND 10 THOUSAND DOLLARS.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL POLICE. 

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SAINT MARYS CITY POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE SUSPECT THAT BURGLARIZED A WASHINGTON STREET RESIDENCE EARLIER THIS MONTH.  CITY POLICE TELL US IT HAPPENED BETWEEN 11:30 THE EVENING OF OCTOBER 12TH AND 12:30 AM ON THE 13TH WHEN A TOOLBOX, AN AIR CONDITIONER AND A DRAFTING TABLE WERE TAKEN.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL POLICE. 

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A BRADFORD MAN IS RECOVERING FROM AN EARLY MORNING ACCIDENT TODAY IN MCKEAN COUNTY.  STATE POLICE TELL US IT HAPPENED ABOUT 1:50 ON ROUTE 59, EAST OF BINGHAM ROAD, IN LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP WHEN 19-YEAR OLD PATRICK CASKEY STRUCK A DEER WITH HIS VEHICLE, CAUSING DISABLING DAMAGE.  CASKEY SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES, BUT REFUSED TRANSPORT.

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SAINT MARYS CITY COUNCIL IS SET TO MEET TONIGHT IN THEIR REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING.  ON THE AGENDA, COUNCIL HAS SEVERAL ITEMS TO DISCUSS INCLUDING BUDGETARY ITEMS, SUBDIVISION APPLICATIONS AND LAND DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS.  THE MEETING BEGINS AT 7 AT CITY HALL AND IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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A REYNOLDSVILLE MAN IS FACING SEVERAL DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING A TRAFFIC STOP LAST NIGHT.  STATE POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED SHORTLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT WHEN THEY OBSERVED THE 22-YEAR OLD UN-IDENTIFIED MAN COMMIT A TRAFFIC VIOLATION ON GRAFFIUS AVENUE EXTENSION.  WHEN THEY STOPPED HIM, THEY DETECTED AN ODOR OF MARIJUANA.  POLICE FOUND THAT HE WAS IN POSSESSION OF THE DRUG AND RELATED PARAPHERNALIA AND WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

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A MORRISDALE WOMAN IS FACING HOMICIDE CHARGES IN RELATION TO THE DEATH OF HER HUSBAND EARLIER THIS YEAR.  BACK IN MARCH, 46-YEAR OLD KIMBERLY WILLIAMS MADE A 9-1-1 CALL FROM HER HOME, REPORTING THAT SHE HEARD A GUNSHOT AND THAT HER HUSBAND WAS DEAD OF AN APPARENT SUICIDE.  AFTER INVESTIGATION, FORENSIC ANALYSIS CONCLUDED THAT RONALD WILLIAMS, JUNIOR COULD NOT HAVE COMMITTED SUICIDE BASED ON THE RESULTS AND THAT THE EVIDENCE LED THEM TO MRS. WILLIAMS AS THE LONE SUSPECT.  WILLIAMS WAS ARRESTED WEDNESDAY IN FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA AND IS AWAITING EXTRADITION TO PENNSYLVANIA.

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A WARREN MAN NOW AWAITS SENTENCING AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO SIMPLE ASSAULT AND RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT CHARGES RELATED TO A MARCH INCIDENT.  48-YEAR OLD RODNEY TOMMASSONI WAS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING A GUN THAT STRUCK A WOMAN IN THE HIP, REQUIRING HER TO HAVE SURGERY TO REMOVE THE BULLET.  POLICE SAY THE EVENING OF THE INCIDENT, TOMMASSONI’S BAC LEVEL WAS .246 PERCENT. 

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IT’S A HUGE FRIDAY NIGHT UNDER THE LIGHTS TONIGHT FOR BOTH 97.5 THE HOUND AND B94 TONIGHT.  THE HOUND WILL BE IN JOHNSONBURG FOR A PAIR OF 7-1 TEAMS DOING BATTLE AS THE BROOKVILLE RAIDERS MEET THE RIDGWAY ELKERS.  AIRTIME IS 6:30. MEANWHILE, B94 WILL HAVE COVERAGE OF THE SAINT MARYS FLYING DUTCHMEN HEADING TO KANE TO TAKE ON THE WOLVES.  AIRTIME IS 6:40. 

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ONE IS DEAD AFTER AN EARLY MORNING ACCIDENT IN FOREST COUNTY TODAY.  STATE POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED ABOUT 12:35 ON ROUTE 66, SOUTH OF THE ELK COUNTY LINE IN HOWE TOWNSHIP, FOREST COUNTY WHEN A 41-YEAR OLD UN-IDENTIFIED KANE MAN LOST CONTROL OF HIS CAR AND STRUCK A TREE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ROAD.  THE MAN WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.  TROOPERS SAY HE WAS NOT WEARING A SEATBELT. 

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A BRADFORD MAN IS RECOVERING FROM INJURIES HE RECEIVED IN A 1-VEHICLE ACCIDENT TUESDAY EVENING IN HAMLIN TOWNSHIP, MCKEAN COUNTY.  POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED ABOUT 6:35 WHEN 34-YEAR OLD ERIC TRAVIS STRUCK A DEER ON ROUTE 219, NORTH OF DON’T KNOW LANE, CAUSING DAMAGE TO HIS VEHICLE AND REQUIRING HIM TO BE TRANSPORTED TO UPMC KANE FOR TREATMENT OF MINOR INJURIES. 

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A SHEFFIELD MAN IS FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES AFTER POLICE EXECUTED A SEARCH WARRANT EARLIER THIS WEEK.  41-YEAR OLD FRANKLIN BLUM IS ACCUSED OF HAVING A SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONVERSATION WITH A 15-YEAR OLD WISCONSIN GIRL, WHO ALSO SENT PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF THE SAME NATURE ON THE KIK SOCIAL NETWORKING APP.  BLUM DENIED ANY SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE GIRL, HER AGE OR ASKING FOR THE MATERIAL.  HE’S FREE ON BAIL AND IS EXPECTED IN COURT AT THE END OF THE MONTH.

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TWO EMPORIUM RESIDENTS ARE FACING THEFT CHARGES AFTER THEY TOOK A RUSSIAN BLUE FELINE FROM AN EMPORIUM WOMAN.  POLICE SAY THE ALLEGED INCIDENT HAPPENED ON OCTOBER 6TH WHEN 20-YEAR OLD CLAY BOUCHER AND 18-YEAR OLD MARA MILLER TOOK THE ANIMAL FROM A SOUTH MOUNTAIN ROAD RESIDENCE IN SHIPPEN TOWNSHIP.  THE FELINE WAS LATER RETURNED. 

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A NATIONAL FAST FOOD CHAIN RECALL IS AFFECTING OUR AREA.  TACO BELL ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THE RECALL OF BEEF FROM 21 STATES, INCLUDING PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW YORK, AFTER A CUSTOMER FOUND METAL SHAVINGS IN THEIR FOOD.  THE USDA SAYS THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF ADVERSE REACTIONS DUE TO THE CONTAMINATION AS OF NOW.  ANYONE CONCERNED ABOUT ILLNESS OR INJURY SHOULD CONTACT THEIR PHYSICIAN.  IF THERE ARE OTHER CONCERNS, YOU CAN CALL TACO BELL DIRECTLY AT 1-800-TACOBELL. 

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A KANE MAN IS FACING CRUELTY TO ANIMAL CHARGES TODAY.  ACCORDING TO STATE POLICE, 61-YEAR OLD ROBERT SWANSON ALLEGEDLY NEGLECTED CARE OF HIS HORSE AT HIS RESIDENCE ON JO JO ROAD IN WETMORE TOWNSHIP.  THE CASE WAS INVESTIGATED BACK ON OCTOBER 8TH

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THE INVESTIGATION INTO A CRIMINAL MISCHIEF CASE IN MCKEAN COUNTY CONTINUES TODAY.  POLICE SAY THAT SOMEBODY TOSSED AN OBJECT FROM A MOBING VEHICLE ON LINDHOLM ROAD THAT STRUCK A VEHICLE, OWNED BY 57-YEAR OLD SIDNEY BECKWITH, OF DUKE CENTER.  THE OBJECT CAUSED DAMAGE TO THE WINDSHIELD AND WIPER.  THE VEHICLE IS SAID TO BE A 1990S OR EARLY 2000S GOLD CHEVROLET PICKUP.  THE INCIDENT HAPPENED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON ABOUT 4:00.

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A JEFFERSON COUNTY MAN IS FACING CHARGES AFTER LEADING POLICE ON A CHASE MONDAY.  STATE POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED THEY STOPPED AN UN-IDENTIFIED 68-YEAR OLD MAN ON A TRAFFIC VIOLATION ON FROSTBURG ROAD IN PERRY TOWNSHIP.  POLICE SUSPECTED THE MAN OF DUI AND WHILE THEY WERE WAITING FOR MEDICS TO ARRIVE ON SCENE, HE SPED OFF.  POLICE HAD TO USE STINGER STRIPS TO STOP HIM. 

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