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March 5th, 2013

PGC: Deer in Blair, Bedford counties should be safe to consume

March 5, 2013

Speaking at a press conference at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Harrisburg headquarters on Monday afternoon regarding the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in samples collected from three hunter-harvested deer from Blair and Bedford counties, PGC officials indicated there is not believed to be any danger to individuals who consume meat from other deer harvested in those areas, even if the animal had not been tested for CWD.

CWD surveillance costly for PGC, Dept. of Agriculture

March 5, 2013

Surveillance efforts to monitor for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) cost the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) hundreds of thousands of dollars last year, and expenses will likely continue to increase now that the disease has been detected in a small portion of the state's free-ranging deer herd.

Comedy Night shaping up to be a barrel of laughs

March 5, 2013

The popular Relay for Life of Elk County Comedy Night is around the corner, taking place on Saturday evening at The Edgewood in St. Marys. The SGL Warriors team's ninth show, the event typically sells out.

March 4th

Back taxes paid on downtown property

March 4, 2013

The Canadensis building on Depot Street in downtown St. Marys will not be put up for judicial sale by the county.

Woman sentenced for theft of $20K from Walmart

March 4, 2013

RIDGWAY - Bridgett M. Huff, 36, of St. Marys, was sentenced in Elk County Court Monday on charges that she stole $20,000 from the Walmart Supercenter Store #1792 in Fox Township while employed there over a two-year period.

PGC issues more information on three CWD-positive deer

March 4, 2013

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) announced additional information regarding the three hunter-killed deer that tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Blair and Bedford counties during a press conference held at the PGC's Harrisburg headquarters on Monday afternoon. According to Cal DuBrock, Bureau Director of Wildlife Management for the PGC, the three deer were tested through the commission's aging field checks during the general firearm season.

'A Night at the Races' in store for Annual Derby Dinner

March 4, 2013

The 2013 Annual Derby Dinner, hosted by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, is set for Friday, March 8 at the Red Fern. Last-minute reservations are still being taken at the Chamber office.

March 3rd

Local organization hopes to preserve St. Marys history  

March 3, 2013

The St. Marys Heritage Preservation Group, formed in March 2012, is advocating for conservation of the cultural, historic, natural, recreational and economic resources in the St. Marys Historic District.

March 1st

Milliard taken into federal custody

March 2, 2013

JEFFERSON CO. - A Ridgway man headed to trial on arson, attempted murder and drug charges in Elk County has been remanded into federal custody by the U.S. Marshals Office on weapons charges filed against him and a Johnsonburg man in federal court.
Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of 76 Long Level Rd., Ridgway, was taken into federal custody by U.S. Marshals on Feb. 11 to answer to federal firearms charges filed against him and his co-defendant in the matter, David A. Blashaw, 55, of Johnsonburg, claiming the two conspired to furnish Milliard, a previously convicted felon, with guns.

PGC: CWD found in deer harvested in Blair, Bedford counties

March 2, 2013

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a neurological disease that impacts members of the Cervidae family, which includes whitetail deer and elk, has been detected in deer harvested in Blair and Bedford counties, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) announced Friday. So far, a total of three deer-- two from Blair County and one from Bedford County-- have reportedly tested positive for the disease.

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