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ANOTHER HANDFUL OF COVID-19 CASES LOCALLY ARE PART OF THE 1 THOUSAND NEW DIAGNOSES IN PENNSYLVANIA TODAY.  THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CONFIRMS 2 NEW CASES IN WARREN COUNTY AND 3 IN BOTH JEFFERSON AND CLEARFIELD COUNTIES.  THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES REPORTED IS NOW JUST SHY OF 94 THOUSAND.  THERE WERE ALSO 32 ADDITIONAL DEATHS TODAY ATTRIBUTED IN SOME WAY TO THE VIRUS.   

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A WEEDVILLE MAN IS FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES AFTER HE FLED FROM POLICE DURING A TRAFFIC STOP.  IT HAPPENED BACK ON JUNE 26TH WHEN 43-YEAR OLD GARY HANES FLED FROM POLICE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THEY STOPPED HIM IN THE FAMILY DOLLAR PARKING LOT ON ROUTE 255.  POLICE FOUND THAT HAINES’S VEHICLE HAD NO VALID REGISTRATION AND HIS LICENSE WAS SUSPENDED.  HE’S DUE IN COURT IN AUGUST. 

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A SYKESVILLE MAN IS FACING ADDITIONAL CHARGES TODAY IN RELATION TO A PREVIOUS CASE.  BACK IN MAY, 31-YEAR OLD ANDY POWELL WAS ARRESTED FOR THE ALLEGED RAPE OF 4 CHILDREN.  NOW, ADDITONAL CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE CASE AFTER INTERVIEWS WITH THE VICTIMS TO THE TUNE OF 46 HUNDRED AND 20 FELONY COUNTS.  THE CASE HAS BEEN WAIVED IN DISTRICT COURT AND IS IN THE JEFFERSON COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS. 

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A KANE MAN WILL SERVE NEARLY 2-YEARS PROBATION FOR A STALKING CHARGE.  63-YEAR OLD JOSEPH LORENZO WAS SENTENCED TO 23 AND A HALF MONTHS FOR ALLEGEDLY STALKING A WOMAN BETWEEN APRIL 1ST AND JUNE 12TH OF THIS YEAR.  HE REPORTEDLY CALLED HER 66 TIMES AND WENT TO HER RESIDENCE. 

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NO CHARGES WILL BE FILED AGAINST A MCKEAN COUNTY JAIL INMATE AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED A CORRECTIONS OFFICER LAST WEEK.  THE OFFICER DECLINED TO PRESS CHARGES AGAINST 25-YEAR OLD MATTHEW CONFER.  CHARGES WERE TO HAVE INCLUDED AGGRIVATED ASSAULT AND ASSAULT BY PRISONER.  THE CASE IS NOW CONSIDERED CLOSED. 

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AN UPDATE TO A STORY WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT WEDNESDAY OUT OF POTTER COUNTY.  MORE INFORMATION IS KNOWN NOW ABOUT THE DEATH OF A 19-YEAR OLD MAN EARLIER THIS SPRING.  ACCORDING TO POLICE REPORTS, JOSHUA RAMOS WAS APPARENTLY BEATEN HEAVILY, THEN TAKEN TO THE WOODS, KILLED AND LEFT BEHIND WHERE HIS BODY WAS FOUND ON SUNDAY.  ALSO, IT WAS ESTABLISHED THAT THE VAN THAT CARRIED RAMOS AND THE 3 PEOPLE ACCUSED OF HIS MURDER THAT DAY WAS STOPPED BY POLICE FOR A LOUD MUFFLER ON THE WAY TO THE WOODS.  ALL THIS INFORMATION WAS REPORTEDLY GIVEN TO POLICE BY A 5TH PERSON, WHO TOLD POLICE ABOUT THE ALLEGED MURDER.  23-YEAR OLD FELICIA CARY, 21-YEAR OLD KRYSTEN CROSBY AND 28-YEAR OLD KYLE MOORE ARE ALL BEHIND BARS TODAY, CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER.

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ONE MORE COVID-19 CASE IN BOTH ELK AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES ARE A PART OF THE 700 PLUS NEW CASES IN PENNSYLVANIA FROM THURSDAY.  THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SAYS THE STATEWIDE TOTAL IS NOW JUST UNDER 93 THOUSAND.  ELK COUNTY NOW HAS 29 CASES, AND JEFFERSON 34.  THERE WERE ALSO 36 ADDITIONAL DEATHS REPORTED AS BEING CAUSED IN SOME WAY BY THE VIRUS. 

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GOVERNOR TOM WOLF SIGNED A NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER WEDNESDAY THAT PROTECTS HOMEOWNERS AND RENTERS FROM EVICTION OR FORECLOSURE THROUGH AUGUST 31ST.  THE ORDER SPECIFIES THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED IF THEY HAVE NOT RECEIVED ASSISTANCE FROM A NEW PROGRAM WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY OR ARE NOT RECEIVING RELIEF THOUGH ONE OF SEVERAL FEDERAL FORECLOSURE MORATORIUM PROGRAMS OR JUDICIAL ORDERS. 

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THE DRIVER OF A BRAND-NEW 2020 CHEVY MALIBU IS FACING DUI CHARGES AFTER HITTING A DEER IN MCKEAN COUNTY ON TUESDAY.  POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED ON ROUTE 321 NEAR RED BRIDGE CAMPGROUND IN HAMILTON TOWNSHIP WHEN THE VEHICLE SWERVED TO MISS A DEER, AND STRUCK THE GUIDERAIL.  POLICE SUSPECT THE DRIVER WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE AND WAS TAKEN TO BRADFORD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER FOR A BLOOD DRAW. 

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3 GALETON RESIDENTS ARE ACCUSED OF HOMICIDE.  THE BODY OF 19-YEAR OLD JOSHUA RAMOS, ALSO OF GALETON, WAS FOUND MONDAY IN A WOODED AREA IN HARRISON TOWNSHIP.  IT’S BELIEVED THAT IT WAS PLACED THERE BACK IN THE SPRING, AFTER HE WAS KILLED.  33-YEAR OLD FELICIA CARY, 33-YEAR OLD KRYSTEN CROSBY AND 28-YEAR OLD KYLE MOORE ARE ALL CHARGED IN THE CASE.  POLICE ALLEGE THAT RAMOS WAS ASSAULTED AT CARY’S HOME, THEN TAKEN TO THE WOODS.  ALL 3 ARE FACING FIRST-DEGREE MURDER CHARGES. 

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FOR THE 2ND DAY IN A ROW ON TUESDAY, ELK COUNTY REPORTS 4 NEW CASES OF COVID-19.  THOSE, ALONG WITH 3 IN BOTH JEFFERSON AND CLEARFIELD COUNTY, ARE PART OF 849 NEW CASES REPORTED IN THE COMMONWEALTH.  THE STATE’S TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES NOW STANDS AT OVER 92 THOUSAND.  THERE WERE ALSO A REPORTED 25 ADDITIONAL DEATHS, BRINGING THE FATALITY TOTAL TO OVER 68 HUNDRED. 

 

ALSO ALONG THE COVID LINES, 2 LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES IN THE REGION ARE REPORTING INFECTIONS TODAY.  THE NOTIFICATIONS WERE PRESENTED LAST THURSDAY BY SENA KEAN MANOR IN SMETHPORT AND ELK HAVEN IN ST. MARYS.  SENA KEAN CONFIRMS 2 CASES AMONG STAFF, BUT NONE WITH RESIDENTS.  AT ELK HAVEN, ONE RESIDENT WAS CONFIRMED TO BE INFECTED WITH 3 STAFF MEMBERS, BUT ONE OF THOSE IS A CONTRACTED VENDOR WHO IS NOT IN THE FACILITY FULL-TIME. 

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A RIDGWAY MAN IS CHARGED WITH BURGLARIZING ONE CAR, AND ATTEMPTING TO DO SO WITH ANOTHER IN RIDGWAY BOROUGH.  28-YEAR OLD MICHAEL ASTI ALLEGEDLY TOOK A WOMAN’S PURSE FROM A VEHICLE ON JUNE 11TH, THEN LOOKED THROUGH ANOTHER CAR, BUT DID NOT TAKE ANYTHING FROM THAT VEHICLE.  DURING THE INVESTIGATION, POLICE REPORTEDLY FOUND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA AT HIS RESIDENCE.  ASTI IS DUE IN COURT IN AUGUST FOR ARRAIGNMENT. 

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4 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 IN ELK AND CLEARFIELD COUNTIES ARE AMONG THE NEARLY 1 THOUSAND NEW CASES IN THE COMMONWEALTH TODAY.  THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SAYS THERE ARE NOW JUST SHY OF 91 THOUSAND, 3 HUNDRED CASES STATE-WIDE.  ELK COUNTY NOW HAS 24 CASES TOTAL, CLEARFIELD, 79.  THERE WERE ALSO 33 DEATHS REPORTED IN PENNSYLVANIA, BRINGING THE FATALITY TOTAL TO 67 HUNDRED, 87.

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A FOREST COUNTY MAN IS FACING ASSAULT CHARGES AFTER STRIKING 2 PEOPLE WITH HIS RIDING LAWN MOWER LAST FRIDAY.  IT HAPPENED ON LEAF CIRCLE IN FARMINGTON TOWNSHIP WHEN 75-YEAR OLD CHESTER STUCKEY, OF LEEPER, ALLEGEDLY STRUCK 2 FEMALE VICTIMS WITH HIS MOWER DURING AN ARGUMENT.  ONE OF THE WOMEN SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES IN THE INCIDENT. 

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MARIENVILLE STATE POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO THE THEFT OF A REALLY NICE ZERO-TURN MOWER IN ELDRED TOWNSHIP, JEFFERSON COUNTY.  POLICE SAY THE ALLEGED THEFT HAPPENED BETWEEN 10AM LAST FRIDAY AND 8AM MONDAY ON JULIA WAY.  THE BLACK GRAVELY MODEL ZT34 WAS IN A BOX TRAILER AND IS VALUED AT 22 HUNDRED DOLLARS.

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A GIFFORD MAN IS BEHIND BARS AFTER AN EARLY MONDAY MORNING DOMESTIC DISPUTE.  51-YEAR OLD DONALD FOWLER, JUNIOR IS ACCUSED OF MAKING DEATH THREATS TOWARD HIS WIFE OVER A PROPOSED DIVORCE AGREEMENT.  FOWLER ALLEGEDLY PUSHED THE WOMAN AS WELL.  HE’S DUE IN COURT NEXT WEEK. 

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ANOTHER CANCELLATION DUE TO COVID-19.  THE ST. MARYS DRAG RACE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THAT THE JULY AND AUGUST DRAG RACES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.  THEY ARE HOPEFUL THAT THE SEPTEMBER 27TH RACE MIGHT STILL BE ABLE TO HAPPEN.  THEY WILL MAKE THAT ANNOUNCEMENT AT A LATER DATE.

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JEFFERSON, ELK AND CLEARFIELD COUNTIES ALL POSTED NEW CASES OF COVID-19 ON MONDAY.  THOSE ARE AMONG THE 450 POSITIVE CASES STATE-WIDE AS REPORTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.  THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES IN THE COMMONWEALTH IS NOW AT 90 THOUSAND, 304.  THERE WAS ONE ADDITIONAL DEATH REPORTED, PUTTING THAT TOTAL AT 67 HUNDRED 54. 

 

IN OTHER COVID-NEWS TODAY, THERE’S GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT BE STRUGGLING TO PAY RENT STEMMING FROM COVID-19 FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES.  APPLICATIONS FOR RENT RELIEF FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30TH.  THERE ARE GUIDELINES UNDER WHICH YOU MUST FALL.  FOR DETAILS, LOG ON TO P-H-F-A DOT ORG. 

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A ST. MARYS MAN IS HEADED FOR COURT ON MULTIPLE DRUG CHARGES.  ACCORDING TO COURT RECORDS, 33-YEAR OLD JASON MORRONI WAS ARRESTED BACK IN JUNE AFTER HE CRASHED INTO A BUILDING ON WASHINGTON STREET.  POLICE SUSPECTED HE WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT.  OFFICERS FOUND A METH PIPE, CASH, A ZIPLOCK BAG OF MULTIPLE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND MUCH MORE INSIDE HIS VEHICLE.  HE’S BEHIND BARS IN THE ELK COUNTY JAIL TODAY, EXPECTED IN COURT IN AUGUST. 

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THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE THEFT OF 2 VEHICLES FROM KIGHTLINGER MOTORS IN COUDERSPORT CONTINUES THIS MORNING.  STATE POLICE SAY THE INCIDENT WAS CALLED IN LAST WEDNESDAY WHEN THE DEALERSHIP REALIZED THEY WERE MISSING.  NO FURTHER INFORMATION HAS BEEN GIVEN.

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