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June 30th, 2013

Two injured in early morning crash on Bucktail Road

June 30, 2013

The City of St. Marys Police Department reports responding to a one-vehicle traffic crash that occurred Saturday morning, June 29 at 5:45 a.m. on Bucktail Road near Benzinger Road. A passenger in the vehicle, William Cooney, 18 and the 17-year old juvenile driver were transported to Elk Regional Medical Center by St. Marys Area Ambulance for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. The driver was later transferred by medical helicopter to Altoona General Medical Center for further treatment. Neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt.

June 28th

Fox Township celebrates bicentennial

June 28, 2013

FOX TWP. – Eighteen months of preparation culminated Friday evening as Fox Township kicked off its Bicentennial Celebration. An opening ceremony was held at 7 p.m. at the Fox Twp. Community Park followed by a fireworks display.
The ceremony began with the singing of the National Anthem by Brianna Pontzer, a Fox Twp. resident. This was followed by Ernie Mattiuz of the Elk County Farm Bureau, sharing information on some of the contents uncovered in a time capsule buried at The Toby Grange in 1976.

Internet sting nets McKean Co. man on child pornography charges

June 28, 2013

BRADFORD – Police on Thursday arrested a McKean County man who they say used his computer to look up and download child pornography.
Christopher Williams Abrams, 28, of 20 Burnside Ave. in Bradford was charged after police conducting undercover surveillance on a "peer to peer file sharing program," reportedly traced pornographic images of sex acts involving boys and girls, some as young as three years-of-age, back to his computer.

June 27th

North Central to renegotiate $205,482 in Careerlink leases

June 27, 2013

RIDGWAY – The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission announced at Wednesday's meeting that it has renegotiated $38,000 off of $205,482 in annual leases on three of its six Careerlink properties as part of continued efforts to streamline organization expenditures.

Rain or shine, Fox Twp. Bicentennial events slated for the weekend

June 27, 2013

The Fox Township Bicentennial Celebration kicks off today with the opening of vendor booths at 3 p.m. Among this weekend's highlights are firework displays, a parade, food and beverage vendors, concerts and much more taking place at numerous venues within the Main Street area.
The opening ceremony is slated for tonight at 7 p.m. at the Fox Twp. Community Park, followed by a grand firework display after dark.

Humane Society thief asks to be released

June 27, 2013

ERIE – A St. Marys man who pleaded guilty on April 18 to the theft of $500,000 from the Elk County Humane Society is asking to be released from federal custody until his September sentencing.
On June 24, Richard A. Danz filed a motion for release in which his attorneys argue that their client was incorrectly labeled a "flight risk" by prosecutors. Defense attorneys claim when Danz, age 48, and his family left their St. Marys home on Aug. 29, 2012, for Matthews, N.C., he was unaware that criminal charges had been filed against him in Elk County that same day.

DuBois flooded after deluge of rain

June 27, 2013

Photo submitted by Heather Beck
According to the Elk County Office of Emergency Services/9-1-1 Facebook page, DuBois received 5.87 inches of rain between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

N.Y. man charged with failing to register as sex offender in Pa.

June 27, 2013

McKEAN CO. – A New York man and convicted sex offender who evaded authorities for over 12 years has been found living in McKean County.

June 26th

North Central keeping close watch on state budget talks

June 26, 2013

RIDGWAY – With North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission voting at last month's meeting to take out a nearly quarter of a million dollar line of credit needed to cover expenses like payroll, bills, and rents, the organization has kept a watchful eye on the governor's 2014 budget proposal to see what the future holds.

Elk County Prison inmate charged with possession of contraband

June 26, 2013

RIDGWAY – An inmate at Elk County Prison has been charged with possession of contraband after corrections officers searching her cell allegedly found prescription drugs in her pillow case.
On June 20, officers searching the Elk County Prison D-Block cell of Sarah Angeline Petitt, 29, of St. Marys, allegedly found a "small baggie containing one and one-half white pills," later identified as Buprenorphine.

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning...
KERSEY — The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team advanced to the District 9 Class A...
DuBOIS – The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch saw their season come to an end with a 4-1 loss to the...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...