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ICU Received $170,000 Grant
DuBOIS - For the eighth consecutive year, the A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust has contributed a major grant to the Intensive Care Unit at Penn Highlands DuBois. This year’s grant of $170,000 brings the total contributed to the ICU to $945,000. 


Quicker Ruling Sought in Gay Marriage Ban Case
HARRISBURG (AP) — The plaintiffs in a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage are changing strategy and now asking a federal judge to make an immediate decision in their case. A decision on a ruling isn't expected before mid-May.

Governor James Pollock Remembrance Day
The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing April 22nd as “Governor James Pollock Remembrance Day” in the Commonwealth. Senator John Gordner of Columbia County said “Former Pennsylvania Governor James Pollock was a great Pennsylvanian who devoted his life to public service."

FOW- Jessica Leinemann
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of April 21, 2014. Shaw identified the Fugitive as Jessica Marie Leinemann, age 25, of South White Street, Brookville, Pennsylvania.
 

Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom
PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom.

Police Searching for a Reynoldsville Man
DUBOIS - The Dubois Based State Police are looking for 25 year old Jeremy Ross of Reynoldsville. Ross is being charged with indirect criminal contempt, protection from abuse order violation and harassment.
A Death in Clarion Under Investigation
CLARION - An investigation has begun into the death of a 74 year old Shippenville man. The Clarion Based State Police report that the man was found deceased in his vehicle, Saturday.
A Hit and Run in Clearfield
CLEARFIELD - The Clearfield Based State Police are looking for the driver of a 2001 Chrysler Sebring, burgundy coupe with a PA license plate jlh2186 involved in a hit and run crash.
College Access and Affordability
HARRISBURG- As college becomes more expensive, it is harder, if not impossible, for underprivileged students from low income working families to continue their education after graduating from high school.

CDC: Numbers of Kids With Autism Surge
HARRISBURG- The numbers of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders have surged, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and advocates in Pennsylvania are not overly surprised.

Over 100 New Jobs for Clearfield County
SANDY TOWNSHIP- A Colorado based company is bringing over 100 jobs to Clearfield County. White Wave Food Company decided to purchase the former International Custom Products building on Oklahoma Salem Road in Sandy Township.

Local Movie Theater Saved
CLEARFIELD- The Ritz Theater in Clearfield has been saved. The film industry no longer uses film so theaters have had to upgrade to digital. But the cost of upgrading almost closed the theater.

Work on the ‘Blinker Parkway’ Intersection
DuBois – Work to improve the Route 119/322 “Blinker Parkway” intersection in Sandy Township will resume on Monday, April 21. When work is finished, area drivers will be able to travel through a wider intersection with improved visibility and enhanced safety.

School Board Asked to Keep Electives
DuBOIS-As the school board works on the budget they must make difficult decisions on what to cut. At last nights DuBois School Board work session concerned parents teachers and students spoke about what programs they believe are too valuable to loose. They asked the board to consider the real value of elective classes and extracurricular activities when deciding where to make funding cuts.

FOW Turns Himself in
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the fugitive of the week Kody Clayton Best, age 20, of Daisy Street, Clearfield, turned himself in.

Possible Tax Breaks for Volunteer Fire Fighters
HARRISBURG- Responding to a growing shortage of volunteer firefighters, Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) and Senator Sean Wiley (D-49) have joined forces to introduce a bill to give municipalities the power to waive their local earned income tax for volunteer first responders.

Bill to Help Small Businesses
HARRISBURG-Speaking at an April 15 press conference in the state Capitol, Senator Scott Hutchinson announced plans to introduce legislation intended to help Pennsylvania’s small businesses expand and grow.

Zoning Ordinance Could Stop Drilling
DuBOIS- City Solicitor Toni Cherry presented a possible amendment to the city’s zoning ordinance to the council last night, which would prevent drilling in certain zones in the city. 

DuBois Police Officers Promoted
DuBOIS- At last night’s city council meeting 3 patrol officers were promoted. Officer Orlando Prosper, Officer Matthew Robertson and Officer Randall Young were promoted from to Corporal.

Bridge Open to Traffic on Second Street
BROOKVILLE- The bridge on Route 3033 (Second Street) over Sandy Lick Creek in Brookville Borough will reopen to traffic later today. The bridge was closed Sunday evening due to an 18 inch hole in the deck caused by a piece of concrete becoming dislodged between the beams. 

Loss of Charter School Reimbursement
HARRISBURG - Educators say the loss of state funding for helping communities in Pennsylvania accommodate the financial effect of charter schools is translating to larger class sizes, and less money for staff, programs and textbooks.

FOW- Kody Best
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of April 14, 2014.Shaw identified the Fugitive as Kody Clayton Best, age 20, of Daisy Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.


President Obama Will Visit PA
HARRISBURG- The Corbett-Cawley campaign released the following statement from Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley regarding president Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Allegheny County next Wednesday.

Court decision cuts state's tobacco revenue loss
HARRISBURG (AP) — The state attorney general's office says a split decision in a Philadelphia court means Pennsylvania loses tens of million dollars in payments from tobacco companies, but avoids an outcome that threatened a $170 million loss.

Utility line removal work on I-80 Sunday
DuBOIS- Utility line removal at mile-marker 106 of I-80, east of DuBois. This work will take place between 8 and 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 13.

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