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STATE POLICE IN MCKEAN COUNTY CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE A WEDNESDAY MORNING BURGLARY TODAY.  POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED SHORTLY AFTER 3:00 ON BROAD STREET IN PORT ALLEGANY BOROUGH WHEN A 40-YEAR OLD MAN ENTERED THE HOME THROUGH A LOCKED DOOR.  IT’S UNCERTAIN IF ANYTHING WAS TAKEN, BUT THE SUSPECT FLED BEFORE POLICE ARRIVED. 

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THE CAUSE OF A SATURDAY FIRE IN RIDGWAY TOWNSHIP IS STILL BEING INVESTIGATED AS WELL TODAY.  THAT FIRE DESTROYED A DILL HILL ROAD GARAGE THAT HELD MULTIPLE VEHICLES AND OTHER ITEMS WITHIN THE STRUCTURE.  DAMAGE IS ESTIMATED AT 150 THOUSAND DOLLARS.  NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

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DRUG RELATED ACTIVITY IS ON THE RISE IN RIDGWAY ONCE AGAIN.  BOROUGH POLICE CHIEF RALPH TETTIS TOLD BOROUGH COUNCIL EARLIER THIS WEEK THAT THE POLICE HAVE SEEN 35 DRUG INCIDENTS WITHIN THE LAST MONTH AS PART OF AN INFLUX OF PEOPLE TO TOWN.  TETTIS SAYS HE DOESN’T KNOW FROM WHERE THE ACTION IS COMING.  ALONG THOSE LINES, THERE WERE 2 OVERDOSES TO WHICH THE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED, USING NARCAN AT BOTH. 

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TWO ARE RECOVERING FOLLOWING A TUESDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT IN FOX TOWNSHIP, ELK COUNTY.  POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED ON THE MILLION DOLLAR HIGHWAY, NORTH OF GREENBRIAR ROAD WHEN A PICKUP TRUCK LEFT THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK AN EMBANKMENT, CAUSING IT TO BECOME AIRBORNE.  THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER WERE TRANSPORTED TO PENN HIGHLANDS ELK FOR TREATMENT.

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A JEFFERSON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT JUDGE HAS DISMISSED A LAWSUIT FILED BY STATE SENATOR JOE SCARNATI BACK IN AUGUST.  THE SUIT, FILED BY THE FRIENDS OF JOE SCARNATI, WAS IN RESPONSE TO THE PUBLICATION OF CAMPAIGN SPENDING RECORDS OF THE SENATOR IN THE CAUCUS NEWS OUTLET.  JUDGE JACQUELINE MIZEROCK RULED IN FAVOR OF THE 2 REPORTERS INVOLVED IN THE CASE AND LNP MEDIA GROUP, THE PARENT COMPANY OF THE CAUCUS. 

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PENNSYLVANIA, ALONG WITH CONNECTICUT AND NEW JERSEY, WILL NOT BE ADDED TO THE TRAVEL ADVISORY LIST FOR NEW YORK.  AFTER CONSIDERATION, GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO SAID WHILE THE CRITERIA HAVE BEEN MET, HE DOESN’T SEE ANY PRACTICAL WAY TO QUARANTINE BECAUSE OF THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC FROM ONE STATE TO ANOTHER.  THAT MAINLY DUE TO PEOPLE LIVING IN ONE PLACE AND WORKING IN ANOTHER.   HE DID DISCOURAGE ANY NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL BETWEEN THE STATES WHILE THEY MEET THE TRAVEL CRITERIA. 

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TWO WARREN COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE OK AFTER A MONDAY NIGHT ACCIDENT IN FOREST COUNTY.  POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED ON ROUTE 666, NORTH OF BLUE JAY ROAD, WHEN 42-YEAR OLD JESSE LUCKS SWERVED TO AVOID A DEER AND STRUCK AN EMBANKMENT AND UTILITY POLE.  LUCKS AND A PASSENGER WERE UNHURT.  THE SUV HE WAS DRIVING WAS SEVERLY DAMAGED. 

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REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU STAND ON THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM, THE 2020 ELECTION HAS BROUGHT OUT THE VOTERS IN PENNSYLVANIA.  ACCORDING TO ELECTIONS OFFICIALS, THE COMMONWEALTH HAS HIT AN ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH THIS CYCLE.  AT THE CLOSE OF REGISTRATION MONDAY, THE VOTER ROLLS SURPASSED 9 MILLION.  OF THAT, 4.2 MILLION ARE DEMOCRATS, 3.5 MILLION ARE REPUBLICANS.  THAT NUMBER IS CLOSER THAN IT WAS FOR THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.    

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TODAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER 3RD GENERAL ELECTION.  IT’S ALSO YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SWITCH PARTIES, IF YOU WISH TO DO SO.  IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION, YOU CAN LOG ONTO VOTES P-A DOT COM. 

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STATE POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR A PICKUP TRUCK THAT WAS ALLEGEDLY INVOLVED IN A HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENT SATURDAY EVENING IN BENEZETTE TOWNSHIP, ELK COUNTY.  IT HAPPENED ON RIVER ROAD, SOUTH OF RISHEL LANE WHEN A CHEVROLET SILVERADO PICKUP CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND STRUCK A 2ND PICKUP, DRIVEN BY 21-YEAR OLD JORDAN BORBONUS, OF BLAIRSVILLE, CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE DRIVER’S SIDE MIRROR.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL POLICE.

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A JOHNSONBURG WOMAN IS FACING SEVERAL DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING A SEPTEMBER 8TH TRAFFIC STOP IN ST. MARYS.  POLICE SAY 41-YEAR OLD MARGARET WISOR WAS DRIVING ERRATICALLY ON TAFT ROAD AND NEARLY PULLED INTO A DITCH WHEN POLICE STOPPED HER.  OFFICERS BELIEVE WISOR WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AT THE TIME.  THEY ALLEGEDLY FOUND DRUGS AND RELATED PARAPHERNALIA IN THE VEHICLE AS WELL.  A PASSENGER, 20-YEAR OLD CAITLIN AMBUSKI, OF KERSEY, WAS ALSO CHARGED AS A RESULT OF THE INCIDENT. 

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A BUSY WEEK OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ON TAP WITH THE LAUREL MEDIA STATIONS THIS WEEK.  THE PLAYOFFS ARE HERE, AND THE RIDGWAY ELKERS AND ST. MARYS FLYING DUTCHMEN ARE BOTH IN.  THE ELKERS TAKE ON THE TOP-SEEDED BROOKVILLE RAIDERS FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE DISTRICT 9, DOUBLE A SEMIFINALS.  THAT GAME WILL BE ON B94.  MEANWHILE, ALSO FRIDAY NIGHT, THE KANE WOLVES WILL HOST OTTO-ELDRED IN A REGULAR SEASON GAME.  THAT WILL BE ON 97.5 THE HOUND.  BOTH FRIDAY GAMES WILL BE ON AIR AT 6:40. THEN, SATURDAY, IT’S THE DISTRICT 9, TRIPLE A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FROM BROCKWAY’S FRANK VARISCHETTI FIELD.  THE ST. MARYS FLYING DUTCHMEN MEET THE CLEARFIELD BISON.  AIRTIME ON THE HOUND WILL BE AROUND 12:40 WITH KICKOFF AT 1. 

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A CLEARFIELD MAN IS DEAD TODAY FOLLOWING AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING IN CLEARFIELD BOROUGH.  STATE POLICE TELL US THE INCIDENT STARTED WEDNESDAY EVENING AROUND 6 WHEN POLICE STOPPED 48-YEAR OLD CHRISTOPHER KANOUFF ON A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP.  DURING THAT STOP, POLICE FOUND OUT HIS VEHICLE DIDN’T HAVE A VALID REGISTRATION PLATE AND ALSO THAT KANOUFF HAD AN OUTSTANDING PAROLE WARRANT FOR HIS ARREST.  AS POLICE ATTEMPTED TO TAKE HIM INTO CUSTODY, KANOUFF FOUGHT WITH POLICE AND ESCAPED, FLEEING TO HIS APARTMENT WHERE HE BARRICADED HIMSELF, REFUSING TO FOLLOW POLICE COMMANDS.  POLICE FINALLY DEPLOYED CHEMICAL AGENTS IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS THURSDAY, FORCING KANOUFF TO EXIT THE BUILDING WHERE HE CONTINUED THE REFUSAL TO FOLLOW COMMANDS AND POINTED A GUN AT OFFICERS THAT WERE ON SCENE.  AT AROUND 2:50AM, POLICE SHOT KANOUFF, WHO WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.  THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE INCIDENT IS ONGOING.

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A BRADFORD MAN IS FACING AGGRAVATED INDECENT ASSAULT CHARGES AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AN UNCONSCIOUS FEMALE BACK ON SEPTEMBER 28TH.  POLICE IN NEW YORK WERE ABLE TO LOCATE AND ARREST 24-YEAR OLD KYLE EVERLY, WHO WAS TRANSPORTED FROM CATTARAUGUS COUNTY’S JAIL TO THE MCKEAN COUNTY JAIL YESTERDAY.   

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POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A DUKE CENTER THEFT.  POLICE SAY IT ALLEGEDLY HAPPENED LAST WEEKEND ON MAIN STREET IN THE BOROUGH.  SOMEBODY DAMAGED SOME CARPETING AND TOOK A GOLD RING FROM 32-YEAR OLD HOLLY BACHA.  TOTAL VALUE OF THE DAMAGED AND STOLEN ITEMS IS AROUND 600 BUCKS.

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Story from Johnny Marx...

 

Edward C. Meyer, a four-star general who, as the Army chief of staff from 1979 to 1983, led an effort to restructure what he called a “hollow Army” in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, died Oct. 13 at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 91.

 

Gen. Meyer, whose nickname was “Shy,” was a combat veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars before being selected as chief of staff, the Army’s top general, by President Jimmy Carter in 1979. He was moved ahead of at least 15 higher-ranking officers and, at 50, was one of the youngest chiefs of staff in history.

 

Edward Charles Meyer was born Dec. 11, 1928, in St. Marys, Pa. His father was a banker, his mother a teacher. His brother, Attorney Jake Meyer.

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A JEFFERSON COUNTY MAN IS FACING NUMEROUS FELONY CHARGES STEMMING FROM HIS ARREST BACK ON OCTOBER 1ST.  POLICE SAY THEY WERE TRYING TO ARREST 39-YEAR OLD JOSEPH BYLER, OF PUNXSUTAWNEY, ON A DOMESTIC RELATIONS WARRANT.  WHEN POLICE ATTEMPTED TO TAKE HIM INTO CUSTODY, HE ALLEGEDLY RESISTED WITH FORCE, CAUSING THE OFFICERS TO USE NECESSARY FORCE IN RETURN TO SUBDUE HIM.  THE OFFICERS SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES IN THE INCIDENT.  BYLER IS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVAGED ASSAULT AND IS DUE IN COURT NEXT MONTH.

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EVERYONE’S OK AFTER A MONDAY EVENING ACCIDENT IN ELK COUNTY.  STATE POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED ON OLD KERSEY ROAD, AT THE INTERSECTION WITH BEAVER DRIVE IN FOX TOWNSHIP.  27-YEAR OLD JOCELYN CLINGER, OF FALLS CREEK, LOST CONTROL OF HER CAR AND STRUCK AN EMBANKMENT.  SHE AND 2 CHILDREN ESCAPED INJURY IN THE INCIDENT.

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A CORRY MAN IS FACING AGGRAVATED ASSAULT CHARGES AFTER A MONDAY MORNING STABBING IN PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, WARREN COUNTY.  ACCORDING TO POLICE, 22-YEAR OLD CHARLES EARLS, THE THIRD, ALLEGEDLY STABBED A MALE VICTIM SHORTLY AFTER 8:00 MONDAY DURING AN ARGUMENT.  EARLS REPORTEDLY STABBED THE MAN IN THE WRIST AND ABDOMEN.  HE’S BEHIND BARS IN THE WARREN COUNTY JAIL TODAY.  THE VICTIM IS SAID TO BE RECOVERING.

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AN AUBREY, TEXAS WOMAN IS RECOVERING TODAY AS WELL AFTER A 3-VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN CAMERON COUNTY MONDAY AFTERNOON.  POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED ON SIZERVILLE ROAD, NORTH OF SALT RUN ROAD, IN SHIPPEN TOWNSHIP WHEN 33-YEAR OLD LINDSAY LATHROP LOST CONTROL OF HER SUV AND STRUCK GUIDERAILS, THEN TWO OTHER VEHICLES.  LATHROP WAS THE ONLY ONE HURT.  SHE WAS TAKEN TO PENN HIGHLANDS ELK FOR TREATMENT. 

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