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JOHNSONBURG MAN FACING DRUG CHARGES

A JOHNSONBURG MAN IS FACING FELONY DRUG CHARGES AFTER POLICE FOUND HE WAS SELLING MARIJUANA AND THC PRODUCTS ILLEGALLY.  27-YEAR-OLD CODY ARMSTRONG WAS CHARGED AFTER POLICE RESPODED TO A DOMESTIC INCIDENT BETWEEN HIM AND A WOMAN ON NOVEMBER 4TH.  DURING THE INVESTIGATION, POLICE WERE TOLD BY THE WOMAN THAT ARMSTRONG WAS SELLING THE STUFF OUT OF THE BASEMENT.  THEY FOUND THE MARIJUANA, RELATED PARAPHERNALIA, CASH AND OTHER ITEMS.  ARMSTRONG IS BEHIND BARS TODAY IN THE ELK COUNTY JAIL. 


MCKEAN COUNTY FIRE RULED ACCIDENTAL

EVERYONE IS OK AFTER A FIRE DAMAGED A HOME ON INTERSTATE PARKWAY IN BRADFORD TOWNSHIP, MCKEAN COUNTY LAST WEEKEND.  THE STATE POLICE FIRE MARSHAL SAYS THE FIRE AT THE HOME OF 51-YEAR-OLD JEFFREY BENDER STARTED AS THE RESULT OF AN ELECTRICAL ISSUE.  NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.  DAMAGE IS ESTIMATED AT OVER 200 THOUSAND DOLLARS. 


CRIMINAL MISCHIEF IN MCKEAN COUNTY

THE INVESTIGATION INTO A CASE OF CRIMINAL MISCHIEF IN THE VILLAGE OF HAZEL HURST IN HAMLIN TOWNSHIP, MCKEAN COUNTY CONTINUES TODAY.  POLICE SAY SOMEBODY SLASHED THE TIRES ON A LEGALLY PARKED VEHICLE THAT WAS ON MAIN STREET TUESDAY AFTERNOON, JUST BEFORE 2:00.  THE VEHICLE BELONGS TO A 55-YEAR-OLD HAZEL HURST MAN.


NO INJURIES IN ELK COUNTY ACCIDENT

EVERYONE IS OK FOLLOWING A WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT IN FOX TOWNSHIP, ELK COUNTY.  POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE WALMART ENTRANCE ON THE MILLION DOLLAR HIGHWAY WHEN 68-YEAR-OLD BARBARA BROWN, OF RIDGWAY, PASSED OUT DUE TO LOW BLOOD SUGAR AND CRASHED INTO THE CURB.  BROWN REFUSED TREATMENT AT THE SCENE. 


MCKEAN COUNTY ATTORNEY BANNED / ACCOUNTS FROZEN

A MCKEAN COUNTY ATTORNEY IS PROHIBITED FROM PRACTICING LAW PENDING LEGAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST HIM AND HIS BROTHER.  THIS WEEK, THE ELK COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS ORDERED FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO ALSO FREEZE THE ACCOUNTS OF SEAN HVIZDZAK, SAYING SUCH ORDERS MAY BE NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF HIS CLIENTS.  MR. HVIZDZAK IS BANNED FROM THE BAR UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  HE AND HIS BROTHER, SHANE ARE ACCUSED OF A CRYPTOCURRENCY HEDGE FUND SCAM DATING BACK TO AUGUST OF THIS YEAR.




2020 ELECTION INVESTIGATION PROCEEDS IN PA

Despite no evidence of irregularities in recent elections in Pennsylvania, state Republican leaders are moving forward nevertheless, by hiring a Iowa-based company to conduct a review of the 2020 general and 2021 primary elections.  Mark Sims reports.

 

 


CHRISTIAN FOOD BANK OF ST. MARYS CELEBRATING NEW DRIVE-THRU

ON A DAY SET ASIDE FOR GIVING THANKS AND FOR CONSUMING FOOD, THE GROUP IN ST. MARYS THAT DISTRIBUTES FOOD TO THE NEEDY IS CELEBRATING.  THE CHRISTIAN FOOD BANK IS CELEBRATING THEIR NEW FULL-TIME DRIVE-THRU AT THEIR FACILITY ON SOUTH MICHAEL ROAD.  THE DRIVE-THRU SERVICE HAS BEEN SPURED ON BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AND DUE TO THE CARES FUNDS THE FOOD BANK RECEIVED, THEY’VE MADE IT A PERMANENT PART OF THEIR WORK.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, FOLLOW THE CHRISTIAN FOOD BANK ON FACEBOOK, OR YOU CAN CALL 814-834-1951.  


MULTIPLE ACCIDNETS CLOSES I-80

EVERYTHING IS BACK TO NORMAL NOW ON INTERSTATE 80 FOLLOWING SEVERAL ACCIDENTS TUESDAY MORNING.  OFFICIALS SAY THE INCIDENTS BEGAN AROUND 6:00 AND CAUSED THE CLOSURE OF THE ROADWAYS BETWEEN EXITS 90 AND 97.  NO WORD AS OF NOW ON ANY INJURIES.  MORE INFORMATION IS EXPECTED FROM STATE POLICE. 


PSP LOOKING FOR MISSING WILCOX MAN

STATE POLICE OUT OF RIDGWAY ARE LOOKING FOR A PERSON THEY ARE SAYING IS MISSING AND ENDANGERED AT THIS TIME.  POLICE SAY 42-YEAR-OLD RUSSELL MASON, OF WILCOX, WAS LAST SEEN NOVEMBER 8TH IN THE VILLAGE OF WILCOX.  HE’S DESCRIBED AS BEING 6 FEET TALL, AROUND 140 POUNDS WITH GREEN EYES, BROWN HAIR THAT IS BALDING IN THE FRONT AND A BEARD.  HE OWNS A BLACK 1983 PORSCHE VEHICLE.  IF YOU KNOW OF HIS WHEREABOUTS, YOU’RE ASKED TO CALL RIDGWAY STATE POLICE AND DO NOT ENGAGE WITH HIM. 


PSU STUDENT DEATH REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION

State and county investigators continue looking into the circumstances surrounding a Penn State student who apparently fell to her death earlier this month.  David Payne reports.

 

 


PASSHE DEFENDS CONSOLIDATION

The head of the the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education continues to defend last summer's approval of a plan to consolidate six of the state-owned universities into two new entities.  Mark Sims reports.

 

 


CITY OF DUBOIS / VISIT CLEARFIELD COUNTY WIN AWARDS

THE CITY OF DUBOIS AND VISIT CLEARFIELD COUNTY ARE AWARD WINNERS TODAY.  SPORTS DESTINATION MANAGEMENT, A PUBLICATION THAT FOCUSES ON SPORTING EVENTS AND TOURISM, PRESENTED THE AWARD IN THE MID-MARKET CATEGORY FOR THE USCAA SMALL COLLEGE WORLD SERIES LAST MAY.  THE EVENT GENERATED 1.26 MILLION DOLLARS IN ECONOMIC IMPACT TO CLEARFIELD COUNTY.  THE CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE SCHEDULED TO PLAY FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS IN THE COUNTY. 


PAY PAL SCAM IN ST. MARYS

ST. MARYS CITY POLICE ARE WARNING RESIDENTS ABOUT A SCAM THAT’S BEEN CIRCLING RECENTLY.  THE SCAM INVOLVES PEOPLE RECEIVING AN EMAIL THAT APPEARS TO BE FROM PAY PAL, REQUESTING THAT THE RECIPIENT CALL A NUMBER TO DISPUTE A PURCHASE.  BY CLICKING LINKS IN THE EMAIL, IT MAKES THE RECIPIENT’S COMPUTER VULNERABLE. 


GAS PRICES DOWN A PENNY THIS WEEK

WE HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO SAY THIS IN QUITE A WHILE, BUT GAS PRICES ARE DOWN THIS WEEK IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.  TRIPLE A REPORTS A ONE-CENT DROP TO REST AT 3.58 A GALLON.  THE LOWEST PRICE IN OUR REGION COMES IN DUBOIS, WHERE IT’S THE SAME AS THE REGIONAL PRICE. 


PA HOUSE PASSES LAB REGULATIONS BILL

A bill which would modernize outdated clinical laboratory regulations has been passed by the state House. Radio PA's Mark Sims reports.

 

 


AG SHAPIRO VISITS ERIE

Pennsylvania's Attorney General continues visits with drug treatment experts across the state, in anticipation of a major settlement of a lawsuit against the drug industry.  His travels took him to Erie Monday.  David Payne has more.  

 

 


VICTIM TESTIMONY BILL PASSES PA HOUSE

A bill which would offer victims of certain violent crimes a chance to be heard has been approved by the state House.  Mark Sims reports.

 

 


KANE MAN FACING FIREARM CHARGES

A KANE MAN IS FACING CHARGES THAT HE POSSESSED A FIREARM ILLEGALLY.  MCKEAN COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY STEPHANIE VETTENBURG-SHAFFER SAYS JARED SMITH, OF KANE, WAS CHARGED FOLLOWING AN INVESTIGATION LAST WEEKEND.  KANE BOROUGH POLICE AND PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE ASSISTED IN THE INVESTIGAITON AND FURTHER CHARGES ARE PENDING THROUGH THE PA GAME COMMISSION.


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