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ST. MARYS â€“ A prominent Pittsburgh doctor is scheduled to speak Monday at the Elk County cancer support group's meeting at the CEC Building along Erie Avenue in St. Marys.
The event is to take place in Room G4 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Ellen Beckjord, Ph.D., MPH, is an assistant professor of psychiatry and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh. She provides care for people affected by cancer as part of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute's Psycho-Oncology Clinical Service.
One man in Collegeville is trying to impact this year's governor election through a campaign driven solely through social media and the press.
Dave Naples, a 49-year-old resident of Collegeville, has started a write-in campaign for governor of Pennsylvania, which will run without any donated campaign funding.
Naples stated that his campaign started in response to the large amounts of money that are being spent by this year's candidates, incumbent Tom Corbett, and Tom Wolf, towards their campaigns.
"The amount of money that is being hurled at these things is ludicrous," Naples said.
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Events that sent St. Marys into a panic Tuesday afternoon with reports of a shooting at St. Marys Area High School were the actions of a nine-year-old juvenile, whose age prohibits criminal prosecution, according to police who are unable to release any identifying information such as name, gender and school.
As a result of a joint investigation between the St. Marys City Police and Pennsylvania State Police, it was discovered that the juvenile placed the 911 calls from a cell phone while he/she was riding on a school bus on their way home.
SMETHPORT â€“ A judge has upheld a police search involving the defendant in a criminal case linked with a 6-fatality crash on Route 219 near Lantz Corners just over a year ago.
Senior Judge William F. Morgan of Warren issued his ruling Wednesday during a 40-minute hearing at the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport.
The judgeâ€™s decision comes less than two weeks before the scheduled Sept. 15 start of a jury trial for Kathy Douglas, 37, of Kane. Another pre-trial â€śsuppression-of-evidenceâ€ť hearing is set for next Thursday, Sept. 11.
FOX TWP. â€“ Fox Township Supervisors discussed several issues during their Wednesday meeting among which pertained to water quality in roadside springs and details of a park storage shed.
In addition, a conditional use application was unanimously approved for EQT for a proposed gas well in Toby.
The conditional use hearing took place Aug. 6 with the township.
After a massive response by emergency personnel followed by a thorough investigation, law enforcement officials have determined unconfirmed reports of gunshots fired at St. Marys Area High School on Tuesday afternoon were a hoax as a result of prank phone calls.
No one is in custody as the investigation is ongoing.
Upon arriving on scene police conducted an immediate search of school buildings and property, set up a perimeter as units arrived and staged for ambulances and fire department.
RIDGWAY â€“ Tammy Jean Zawatski, 38, of Ridgway pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges resulting from the July 17 drug sting involving multiple law enforcement agencies that yielded almost $60,000 in cash and approximately 80 grams of bath salts.
Zawatski appeared before Judge Paul H. Millin (filling in for Judge Masson) and pleaded guilty to felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver controlled substances, dealings in proceeds of unlawful activities and corrupt organizations.