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A JEFFERSON, OHIO MAN IS RECOVERING FROM HIS INJURIES AFTER HE HIT A DEER WITH HIS MOTORCYCLE SUNDAY EVENING IN FOREST COUNTY.  MARIENVILLE STATE POLICE TELL US IT HAPPENED ABOUT 9:00 ON HEMLOCK ROAD IN TIONESTA TOWNSHIP WHEN 49-YEAR OLD DARIN HAWKINS COULDN’T AVOID THE DEER IN THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK IT HEAD-ON.  HAWKINS WAS TAKEN TO UPMC SENECA FOR TREATMENT.

 

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RIDGWAY STATE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AN EARLY TUESDAY MORNING BURGLARY IN BENEZETTE TOWNSHIP.  POLICE SAY IT HAPPNED ABOUT 1:30 WHEN SOMEBODY ENTERED THE BENEZETTE STORE ON ROUTE 555 BY REMOVING AN EXHAUST FAN ON THE REAR OF THE STORE.  THE UNKNOWN SUSPECT TRIGGERED THE ALARM SYSTEM AND FLED THE SCENE BEFORE BEING ABLE TO STEAL ANYTHING. 

 

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ANOTHER THEFT FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE IN RIDGWAY BOROUGH TO TELL YOU ABOUT TODAY.  THIS ONE ALLEGEDLY HAPPENED LAST THURSDAY AFTERNOON ABOUT 4:25 ON MAIN STREET.  RIDGWAY BOROUGH POLICE SAY DAVID CURLEY HAD A SAMSUNG TABLET, 2 MP3 PLAYERS, A CELLPHONE AND 100 DOLLARS IN CASH TAKEN FROM HIS VEHICLE.  THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.  
 
AND WITH THAT, RIDGWAY BOROUGH POLICE ARE ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS TO ALWAYS LOCK THEIR VEHICLE DOORS WHEN UNATTENDED.  THERE HAS BEEN A SERIES OF THEFTS LIKE THAT IN RECENT WEEKS IN THE BOROUGH.  POLICE ALSO STRONGLY RECOMMEND TAKING ANYTHING VALUABLE OUT OF THE VEHICLE AS WELL FOR SAFE KEEPING. 
 

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ANOTHER ACCOLYADE FOR JOHNSONBURG NATIVE COLE PETERSON LAST NIGHT.  PETERSON PLAYED IN THE MIDWEST LEAGUE ALL STAR GAME IN MICHIGAN AS A MEMBER OF THE EAST SQUAD.  PETERSON ENTERED THE GAME IN THE 6TH INNING AS THE SHORTSTOP AND GROUNDED OUT IN HIS ONLY AT-BAT IN THE 8TH INNING.  THE EAST ALL STARS BEAT THE WEST 3-2 IN 10 INNINGS.  PETERSON IS CURRENTLY HITTING .277 FOR WESTERN MICHIGAN.  THAT LEADS THEIR TEAM AS DOES HIS 40 RUNS SCORED AND 13 STOLEN BASES. 

 

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STOP ME IF YOU’VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE…CLEAN UP BEGINS AFTER YET ANOTHER ROUND OF STRONG STORMS IN THE REGION.  WHAT, YOU’VE HEARD THAT ONE BEFORE?  UNFORTUNATELY, IT’S THE REALITY AGAIN.  A STRONG LINE OF STORMS MADE IT’S WAY THROUGH HOUND COUNTRY YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, CAUSING POWER OUTAGES AND DAMAGES.  THE BULK OF THE DAMAGE WAS IN WESTERN WARREN COUNTY NEAR PITTSFIELD WHERE SEVERAL HOMES SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGES.  THE PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING ALSO HAD DAMAGE TO IT’S ROOF.  HERE AT THE LAUREL MEDIA STUDIOS, POWER WAS OUT FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS, CAUSING US TO BE OFF AIR. 

 

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A MICHIGAN MAN IS RECOVERING FROM INJURIES HE SUSTAINED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAST FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN WETMORE TOWNSHIP, MCKEAN COUNTY.  KANE STATE POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED ABOUT 2:40 ON ROUTE 6 AT THE INTERSECTION WITH IDEAL FARM ROAD WHEN 70-YEAR OLD JAMES CAMPBELL OF NORTON SHORES, MICHIGAN SPUN OUT ON GRAVEL AND CRASHED.  HE WAS TAKEN TO UPMC KANE FOR TREATMENT.

 

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FORMER PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR ED RENDELL IS SUFFERING FROM PARKINSON’S DISEASE.  RENDELL ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THAT HE’S BEEN UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR THE DISEASE FOR ABOUT 3 AND A HALF YEARS NOW.  RENDELL SAYS SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS HAVE IMPROVED AND THE PROGRESSION OF THE DISEASE HAS SLOWED.  THE 74-YEAR OLD RENDELL SERVED AS GOVERNOR FROM 2003 TO 2011.

 

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A KANE MAN CHARGED WITH HOME IMPROVEMENT FRAUD IS HEADED FOR COURT  34-YEAR OLD BRANDYN BYNUM WAIVED HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING YESTERDAY ON CHARGES HE TOOK MONEY FOR HOME IMPROVEMENT WORK THAT HE NEVER COMPLETED.  THE ALLEGED INCIDENT HAPPENED BACK IN 2016.  BYNUM WAS FOUND A YEAR LATER AND ARRESTED.  HE IS IN THE MCKEAN COUNTY JAIL TODAY.

 

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A SATURDAY AFTERNOON BOMB THREAT IN COUDERSPORT IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION TODAY.  ACCORDING TO LOCAL POLICE AGENCIES, A NOTE WAS DISCOVERED IN THE BATHROOM OF INTERNET PROVIDER ZITO MEDIA SAYING THERE WAS A BOMB IN THE BUILDING.  AS A RESULT, SEVERAL BUILDINGS IN THE VICINITY WERE EVACUATED UNTIL THE INVESTIGATION WAS COMPLETE.  NO BOMB WAS FOUND.  IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THE INCIDENT, YOU’RE ASKED TO CALL EITHER COUDERSPORT STATE POLICE OR BOROUGH POLICE. 

 

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AN OSCEOLA MILLS WOMAN REMAINS IN THE HOSPITAL TODAY AFTER A SATURDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY.  PUNXSUTAWNEY STATE POLICE TELL US IT HAPPENED ABOUT 12:30 ON CECIL HURD HIGHWAY IN NEWBURG BOROUGH WHEN 27-YEAR OLD ANGELA SLOPPY LOST CONTROL OF HER PICKUP TRUCK AND STRUCK SEVERAL TREES ALONG THE ROADWAY.  SLOPPY HAD TO BE EXTRACATED FROM THE VEHICLE AND WAS FLOWN TO UPMC ALTOONA FOR TREATMENT.  POLICE SUSPECT SHE MAY HAVE BEEN UNDER THE INFLUENCE AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT. 

 

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RIDGWAY STATE POLICE CONTINUE TO LOOK INTO THE THEFT OF A WEED EATER LAST FRIDAY AFTERNOON.  POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED ON ROUTE 555 WHEN 2 SUSPECTS TOOK THE UNIT THAT WAS LAID UP SIDE A TREE.  THE DUO FLED THE SCENE IN A WHILE VEHICLE TOWARD DRIFTWOOD.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL RIDGWAY STATE POLICE.

 

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ST. MARYS CITY COUNCIL IS SET TO MEET TONIGHT IN THEIR REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING.  ON THE AGENDA, COUNCIL IS EXPECTED TO TAKE LEGISLATIVE ACTON ON SEVERAL ITEMS INCLUDING LIQUID FUEL REIMBURSEMENT, A PARKING ZONE ON SOUTH MICHAEL STREET AND A SUBDIVISION APPLICATION AMONG OTHER ITEMS.  THE MEETING STARTS AT 7 AT CITY HALL AND IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

 

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THE STATE POLICE FIRE MARSHAL IS BACK ON SCENE TODAY AT THE SITE OF THURSDAY MORNING’S DEVISTATING BLAZE AT WARREN TIRE CENTER ON THE EAST SIDE OF WARREN.  AS OF THIS MORNING, THERE WERE STILL TIRES SMOLDERING FROM THE FIRE.  SOME REPORTS STATE THE FIRE SPARKED IN THE BACK OF THE COMPLEX AND WAS FUELED BY OVER 2 THOUSAND GALLONS OF USED OIL.  THE BUILDING IS A COMPLETE LOSS. 

 

ASIDE FROM THE BUILDING, THE INCIDENT HAS CAUSED MANY OTHER ISSUES IN THAT AREA INCLUDING SOME LOSS OF CELLULAR/WIRELES SERVICE, POWER ISSUES, DAMAGE TO A FEW HOMES IN THE VICINITY AND MAJOR TRAFFIC CONGESTION.  AS OF NOW, THE GLADE BRIDGE AND PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE ARE OPEN PAST THE SCENE.  OFFICIALS ADVISE YOU TO UTILIZE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING IN THAT AREA AS MANY WORKERS ARE STILL TENDING TO THE SITE. 

 

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2 THEFTS FROM MOTOR VEHICLES REMAIN UNDER INVESTIGATION IN RIDGWAY BOROUGH TODAY.  BOTH HAPPENED WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK.  THE FIRST HAPPENED ON SOUTH MILL AVENUE WHEN SOMEBODY TOOK A PURSE BELONGING TO SANDRA LAWRIE FROM HER VEHICLE THAT WAS PARKED THERE. 

 

THE 2ND HAPPENED ON MAIN STREET WHEN KEN ROBINSON HAD HIS WALLET TAKEN FROM HIS VEHICLE.  THAT INCIDENT IS ALLEGED TO HAVE HAPPENED ABOUT 10:30PM.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON EITHER CASE IS ASKED TO CALL BOROUGH POLICE.

 

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A RIXFORD MAN WILL SPEND THE NEXT 5 TO 10 YEARS IN STATE PRISON ON FIREARMS CHARGES.  52-YEAR OLD WILLIAM TIPTON PLED GUILTY IN MAY TO A WEAPON POSSESSION CHARGE.  HE WAS NOT ALLOWED TO POSSESS THE GUN AT THE TIME.  HE ALSO ALLEGEDLY ALLOWED A 6-YEAR OLD CHILD TO SHOOT THE GUN WITHOUT EYE OR EAR PROTECTION. 

 

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THE INVESTIGATION INTO AN OVERNIGHT FIRE IN WARREN COUNTY IS UNDERWAY TODAY.  MULTIPLE FIRE DEPARTMENTS WERE CALLED OUT AROUND 1:00 TO WARREN TIRE CENTER ON PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE EAST.  THE BUILDING WAS FULLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES WHEN PERSONNEL ARRIVED.  WARREN CITY FIRE CHIEF SAM PASCUZZI SAYS THE BUILDING IS A COMPLETE LOSS.  ONE FIREFIGHTER WAS TREATED FOR INJURIES RECEIVED WHILE FIGHTING THE FIRE. 

 

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ONE OF THE SUSPECTS CHARGED IN THE MURDER OF A CURWENSVILLE MAN LAST YEAR WAS BACK IN COURT THIS WEEK.  LAWYERS FOR 38-YEAR OLD JOSEPH RALSTON WERE SEEKING TO HAVE HIS BAIL LOWERED, BUT THOSE MOTIONS WERE DENIED.  RALSTON AND 26-YEAR OLD CHANTELL DEMI ARE BOTH ACCUSED OF TRYING TO LIGHT A FIRE TO DESTROY THE BODY OF 19-YEAR OLD CHASE ANDERSON.  ANDERSON WAS ALLEGEDLY STABBED TO DEATH BY 22-YEAR OLD KENJA TEW OF GLEN RICHEY AND 38-YEAR OLD DENNY BAILEY LAST AUGUST. 

 

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A HEARING IS SET FOR A BRADFORD MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING TO BLOW UP A CLEARFIELD COUNTY HOME.  21-YEAR OLD DANIEL WALTON’S COUSIN CALLED POLICE BACK ON MAY 26TH CLAIMING THAT WALTON WAS BECOMING INCREASINGLY HOSTILE.  A NEIGHBOR TOLD POLICE THAT HE HEARD WALTON THREATEN TO BLOW UP A NEIGHBORING HOUSE, AND AFTER SMELLING GAS, POLICE EVACUATED 5 HOUSES IN THE AREA.  WALTON WILL BE IN COURT FRIDAY.  HE REMAINS IN THE CLEARFIELD COUNTY.

 

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KANE BOROUGH COUNCIL IS HAVING TO DEAL WITH AN OLD STINKY NEMESIS AGAIN.  PUN INTENDED.  COMPLAINTS WERE RAISED AT YESTERDAY’S MEETING ABOUT THE ODOR COMING FROM THE CLAUDE AND KATHLEEN BARBER RESIDENCE ON HAINES STREET.  COUNCIL TOOK ACTION LAST YEAR TO MAKE THE BARBER’S CLEAN UP THE HOME OR IT WOULD BE DEEMED UNSAFE.  MORE DISCUSSION IS EXPECTED ON WHAT APPROPIRATE STEPS ARE NEXT.   

 

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A MCKEAN COUNTY MAN IS OK AFTER A 1-VEHICLE ACCIDENT YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.  KANE STATE POLICE TELL US IT HAPPENED ABOUT 4:00 ON WEST ELDRED ROAD IN ELDRED TOWNSHIP WHEN 18-YEAR OLD MATTHEW MOORE OF TURTLEPOINT LOST CONTROL OF HIS CAR AND STRUCK A DITCH, WHICH CAUSED HIS VEHICLE TO OVERTURN.  POLICE SUSPECT MOORE SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES, BUT HE REFUSED TREATMENT AT THE SCENE. 

 

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