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EVERYONE’S OK AFTER A 2-VEHICLE, THURSDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT IN LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP, MCKEAN COUNTY.  STATE POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED ABOUT 3:20 ON ROUTE 219, NEAR HUNKINS ROAD WHEN AN SUV, DRIVEN BY 34-YEAR OLD DANIEL BOWMAN OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, TRIED TO PASS A NAVISTAR INTERNATIONAL TRUCK, DRIVEN BY 55-YEAR OLD KENNETHG LOWE OF ALDEN, NEW YORK.  THE BOWMAN VEHICLE CLIPPED THE FRONT TIRE OF THE TRUCK, CAUSING THE INCIDENT.  NEITHER DRIVER WAS HURT.

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THE ALLEGED THEFT OF A FIREARM IS UNDER INVESTIGATION IN MCKEAN COUNTY TODAY.  POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED SOMETIME BETWEEN JUNE 3RD AND 8TH FROM A ROUTE 155 HOME IN ANNIN TOWNSHIP.  SOMEBODY APPARENTLY BROKE INTO A HOME, TOOK A RIFLE FROM A TURTLEPOINT MAN AND REPLACED IT WITH A SEPARATE ONE.  NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS GIVEN. 

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IT’S THE CASE OF THE MISSING DRIVER IN BRADFORD TOWNSHIP, MCKEAN COUNTY TODAY.  POLICE THERE ARE SEARCHING FOR THE PERSON THAT WAS BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A VEHICLE THE FLIPPED OVER WEDNESDAY MORNING ON WEST WARREN ROAD.  THE VEHICLE REPORTEDLY FAILED TO NEGOTIATE A CURVE IN THE ROADWAY, WHICH CAUSED THE ACCIDENT.  WHEN EMERGENCY PERSONNEL ARRIVED, THE DRIVER WAS GONE.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL POLICE. 

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THE LAST DAY TO PLEA CONFERENCE FOR THE MAN CHARGED IN A SEPTEMBER, 2018 HOMICIDE BY VEHICLE CASE IN DUKE CENTER HAS BEEN CONTINUED UNTIL AUGUST.  ATTORNEYS FOR 32-YEAR OLD DANIEL OAKS ASKED FOR, AND RECEIVED THE MOVE AFTER EXPLAINING THEY NEEDED MORE TIME IN WHAT THEY CALLED A “COMPLICATED” CASE.  OAKS CRASHED A VEHICLE INTO A HOUSE ON MAIN STREET THAT DAY, KILLING ONE AND INJURING 4 OTHERS. 

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IT’S THE COMMUNITY-WIDE YARD SALE TODAY AND TOMORROW IN THE CITY OF ST. MARYS.  IF YOU’RE STILL INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF IT, FOR 5 DOLLARS THE CITY WILL INCLUDE YOUR ADDRESS ON THE OFFICIAL MAP AND PROVIDE YOU COVERAGE THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE CITY’S CHAMBER OFFICE AT 781-3904. 

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DUBOIS DAYS CELEBRATION IN THE CITY OF DUBOIS TODAY AND TOMORROW.  THERE’S MUCH TO DO FOR EVERYONE INCLUDING LIVE MUSIC, GAMES, FOOD, VENDORS AND A PARADE ON SATURDAY AT 5.  THIS YEAR’S GRAND MARSHAL FOR THE PARADE IS FORMER PITTSBURGH STEELER JON KOLB, WHO WAS A MEMBER OF THE TEAM DURING THEIR SUPERBOWL VICTORIES IN THE 1970s.  A LOT OF THE EVENTS THAT ARE HAPPENING ARE FREE, BUT SOME DO HAVE A COST.  FOR MORE, LOG ONTO THE DUBOIS FIRE DEPARTMENT’S PAGE AT DUBOIS FIRE DOT COM.

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IN MCKEAN COUNTY, A CUSTER CITY MAN IS CHARGED WITH TRESPASSING AND MAKING TERRORISTIC THREATS STEMMING FROM A MAY 20TH INCIDENT.  34-YEAR OLD MICHAEL BUTTERS IS ACCUSED OF ENTERING A KANE RESIDENCE WHEN HE WAS UNWELCOMED AND REFUSED TO LEAVE.  HE THEN ALLEGEDLY THREATENED TO ASSAULT AND KILL A PERSON IN THE RESIDENCE.  HE’S FREE ON BAIL TODAY.

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ST. MARYS POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO A HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENT THAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON IN THE CITY.  POLICE SAY SOMEBODY STRUCK A PARKED PICKUP TRUCK THAT WAS LEGALLY PARKED IN THE LOT AT THE NITTANY MINI MART ON WASHINGTON STREET.  THE ALLEGED INCIDENT HAPPENED ABOUT 2:30.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL POLICE.

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A SYKESVILLE MAN IS FACING CHARGES AFTER HE WAS FOUND NOT WEARING AN ANKLE MONITORING BRACELET.  51-YEAR OLD SCOTT SMITH WAS ARRESTED FOR DUI AND AS PART OF HIS PROBATION, HE WAS TO WEAR THE MONITOR.  JEFFERSON COUNTY ADULT PROBATION RECENTLY FOUND THAT SMITH HAD REMOVED THE MONITOR AND SUBSEQUENTLY CALLED POLICE.  SMITH ALSO HAD A BENCH WARRANT FOR HIS ARREST ON ANOTHER CHARGE AS WELL.  HE’S BEHIND BARS TODAY.

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A JUDGE FROM OUTSIDE MCKEAN COUNTY WILL HAVE TO PRESIDE OVER THE HOMICIDE BY MOTOR VEHICLE CASE INVOLVING A FORMER KANE ATTORNEY.  BOTH PRESIDENT JUDGE JOHN PAVLOCK AND JUDGE CHRISTOPHER HAUSER RECUSED THEMSELVES YESTERDAY FROM TRYING THE CASE AGAINST 42-YEAR OLD MARC NUZZO DUE TO POTENTIAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.  NUZZO IS CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE BY MOTOR VEHICLE, INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT BY MOTOR VEHICLE STEMMING FROM THE SEPTEMBER, 2018 ACCIDENT THAT CAUSED THE DEATH OF STANLEY AUSTIN OF BRADFORD.  NUZZO IS DUE IN COURT LATER THIS MONTH.

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THE WARREN COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER ACCUSED OF BRINGING DRUGS TO SCHOOL BACK IN APRIL HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY TERMINATED.  THE WARREN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO TERMINTE 44-YEAR OLD MATTHEW KISER’S EMPLOYMENT AS A MATH TEACHER AT BEATY-WARREN MIDDLE SCHOOL.  HIS ARREST CAME AFTER POLICE RECEIVED AN ANONYMOUS TIP THAT HE HAD DRUGS IN SCHOOL.  KISER IS DUE IN COURT ON JULY 2ND FOR A PRELIMINARY HEARING. 

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SOME BIG CHANGES TO THE WAY THE PLAYOFFS ARE HELD IN PIAA SPORTS COULD BE COMING.  STATE LAWMAKERS GATHERED WITH SCHOOL LEADERS EARLIER THIS WEEK IN HARRISBURG TO INTRODUCE A BILL THAT WOULD CREATE SEPARATE PLAYOFF BRACKETS FOR PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN ALL SPORTS.  HOUSE BILL 1600 IS CALLED THE INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS ACT ALSO AIMS TO ENSURE EACH DISTRICT ACCURATELY REFLECTS THE MAKEUP OF SCHOOLS IN A GIVEN AREA. 

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EVERYONE IS OK AFTER A 6-HOUR STANDOFF ENDED EARLY MONDAY EVENING IN THE CITY OF WARREN.  IT STARTED WHEN POLICE WERE CALLED TO A CANTON STREET HOME AFTER REPORTS OF A DOMESTIC INCIDENT MONDAY MORNING.  SHORTLY AFTER NOON, 47-YEAR OLD CHAD GELOTTE BARRICADED HIMSELF AND THE ALLEGED VICTIM INSIDE THE HOME.  POLICE SAY GELOTTE THREATENED THEM THROUGHOUT THE ORDEAL, FINALLY SURRENDERING SHORTLY AFTER 6:00.  GELOTTE IS BEHIND BARS TODAY CHARGED WITH AGGRIVATED ASSAULT AND UNLAWFUL RESTRAINT WITH SERIOUS BODILY INJURY.  MORE CHARGES ARE EXPECTED PENDING THE INVESTIGATION.

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MINOR DAMAGE IS REPORTED AFTER A SUNDAY EVENING FIRE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY.  THE STATE POLICE FIRE MARSHAL WAS CALLED OUT TO AN O’DONNELL ROAD HOME IN ELDRED TOWNSHIP AROUND 6PM TO INVESTIGATE A GIRE THAT HAPPENED IN A BREEZEWAY THAT CONNECTED A GARAGE TO A HOME.  ACCORDING TO THE INVESTIGATION, THE FIRE IGNITED IN A PLASTIC GARBAGE CAN.  IT WAS QUICKLY EXTINGUISHED AND CAUSED ABOUT 2 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGES.  NOBODY WAS HURT. 

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STATE POLICE OUT OF LEWIS RUN ARE LOOKING FOR THE SUSPECT THAT WAS INVOLVED IN A HIT-AND-RUN INCIDENT LAST FRIDAY AFTERNOON.  IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 6 ON MAIN STREET IN OTTO TOWNSHIP WHEN THE SUSPECT LEFT THE ROADWAY, STRUCK A DITCH, THEN TRAVELED INTO THE FRONT YARD OF A RESIDENCE.  THE SUSPECT THEN FLED THE SCENE. 

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A SMETHPORT MAN IS RECOVERING TODAY FOLLOWING A SATURDAY EVENING ACCIDENT IN MCKEAN COUNTY.  STATE POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED ABOUT 8:40 ON ROUTE 46, NORTH OF NORTH DIVIDING ROAD IN NORWICH TOWNSHIP.  46-YEAR OLD MARK CARLSON LOST CONTROL OF HIS TRACTOR TRAILER, CAUSING IT TO STRIKE A GUIDERAIL AND THEN ROLL DOWN AN EMBANKMENT AND THEN SLAM INTO A TREE.  CARLSON SUSTAINED INJURIES SERIOUS ENOUGH THAT HE WAS FLOWN TO UPMC ALTOONA FOR TREATMENT. 

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POLICE SAY HAPPENED ON ROUTE 66, NEAR THE RUSSELL CITY STORE IN HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, ELK COUNTY SATURDAY EVENING.  MULTIPLE PEOPLE WERE HURT IN THE 2-VEHICLE CRASH, INCLUDING A 2-YEAR OLD CHILD.  ONE OF THE VEHICLES BURST INTO FLAMES DURING THE INCIDENT.  NO FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AS OF NOW.

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A JEFFERSON COUNTY MAN IS FACING DRUG CHARGES AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP SATURDAY AFTERNOON.  POLICE STOPPED 49-YEAR OLD WILLIAM TAPPER ON WEST MAIN STREET IN REYNOLDSVILLE BOROUGH JUST AFTER 4:00 AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY COMMITTED A TRAFFIC VIOLATION.  DURING THE STOP, POLICE SAY THEY FOUND A SUSPECTED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND RELATED PARAPHERNALIA. 

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ST. MARYS CITY POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR 3 LOCAL RESIDENTS IN CONNECTION WITH BURGLARIES THAT HAPPENED WITHIN THE PAST FEW MONTHS.  THE FIRST HAPPENED APRIL 17TH AND THE LAST ON JUNE 1ST.  POLICE HAVE ISSUED ARREST WARRANTS FOR JUAN PINO, IAN RIGBY AND BRANDI KANOUFF, ALL OF ST. MARYS.  NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS GIVEN. 

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A CLARION COUNTY TEEN IS RECOVERING FROM MINOR INJURIES AFTER A 3-VEHICLE ACCIDENT YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.  IT HAPPENED ON ROUTE 208 AT THE INTERSECTION WITH WASHINGTON CHURCH ROAD WHEN A CAR DRIVEN BY 55-YEAR OLD KATHLEEN CLUGSTON OF TIONESTA PULLED IN FRONT OF A SEMI DRIVEN BY 61-YEAR OLD DAVID CHARNEY OF RIMERSBURG.  THE COLLISION THEN INVOLVED AN SUV DRIVEN BY A 17-YEAR OLD LUCINDA TEEN, WHO WAS PARKED AT A NEARBY GAS STATION.  THE TEEN WAS TRANSPORTED TO CLARION HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT. 

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