|Police Find Improperly Shipped Seafood|
DuBois State Police seized a truck load of seafood on Thursday because it was
improperly transported. A commercial vehicle was stopped for a marking
violation and during an inspection officers noticed the seafood was not being
kept at a safe temperature.
|Seatbelt Enforcement in Brookville|
Buckle up! The Brookville Borough Police Department announced they are
participating in a state wide seat belt enforcement mobilization now through March
21st. They will be at the Brookville Junior high school on Monday during
arrival for an informational activity as part of this enforcement.
|Pa. Man Appealing Weapons Term in Dog Shooting|
BELLEFONTE,(AP) — A central Pennsylvania man serving five to 10 years in prison for
illegally possessing a weapon while shooting his dog is appealing, claiming his
criminal record shouldn't have barred him from owning a gun.
|US House Committee Looking Into Roadside Survey|
chairman of the House transportation committee says he wants to make sure a
federal roadside survey on drinking and drugged driving is being conducted
appropriately after motorists complained about being forced off the road and
asked to participate.
|Address Sign Requirement Considered in Brockway|
council last night discussed a proposed ordinance that would require the
posting of addresses for emergency purposes.
|Bill Alleviating Propane Shortages, Supply Disruptions|
D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a series of
legislative measures that will improve energy efficiency and decrease home
heating and electricity costs, including the Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through
Transportation (HHEATT) Act , which addresses recent propane
shortages and supply disruptions.
|Pa. Liquor Board OKs Tavern Gambling License|
Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania liquor regulators are giving their permission for the
first license for a tavern in the state to operate small games of chance.
|Saturday: Kids Build Their Own Soap Box Derby Cars|
DuBOIS- The DuBois Area Soap Box Derby committee is looking
for drivers for our 2014 race season. All Boys and Girls ages 7-18 are welcome
to join our team. They have four divisions: Stock, Super Stock, Masters, and our
Super Kids Classic.
|Water Park in Brookville|
Brookville Council last night debated moving forward on a proposed recreational
project for the borough. Following suggestions from residents at the borough's
recent town hall meeting, council's community resources committee proposed
pursuing a grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural
Resources to help develop a water park.
|Special Veteran Notation on Driver's Licenses|
Pennsylvania military veterans can now have their service noted on state
driver's licenses, offering them a way to demonstrate their status if they
don't have military ID handy.
|Reason to Smile: More PA Kids Expected to See the Dentist|
HARRISBURG - It is the most common chronic childhood disease, and across Pennsylvania
and the nation some new requirements could help take a bite out of kids' tooth
|Man Dies in Kayaking Accident|
TOWNSHIP- A man died while Kayaking over the weekend in Clearfield County.
Punxsutawney state police said they responded to a water rescue in progress along
Route 219 in Burnside Township.On March 1, 48 year old, Edward Aaron Heberling Jr.,
of Westover PA, was in the West branch of the Susquehanna when his kayak tipped
him over and he was thrown into the swift moving, freezing water.
|March is Declared "Problem Gambling Awareness Month"|
Senate Resolution 299 designates March 2014 as "Problem Gambling Awareness
Month" in Pennsylvania, and marks the first national "Problem
Gambling Awareness Month," an expansion of the National Council on Problem
Gambling's previous week long campaign to a month-long campaign.
|FOW- Shae Delgrosso|
The fugitive of the week for the week of March 3rd is wanted for
failing to appear in court for 2 different charges. Police say in October 20-year-old,
Shae Austin Delgrosso of Smith Street, Clearfield and 2 other people stole items
from a car valued at $289.
|Arrests down again for PSU's State Patty's Day|
COLLEGE (AP) — State College police say arrests were down by about half
during the unofficial Penn State drinking holiday known as State Patty's Day.
|Revolutionary Machine at Hahne Regional Cancer Center|
DuBOIS - Penn Highlands Healthcare announced today
that it has made a significant investment toward improving cancer care for its
patients. Hahne Regional Cancer Center has acquired the TrueBeam system, an
innovative system that enables a radically different approach to treating
cancer with image-guided radiotherapy.
|PennDOT Ready to Repair Roads and Bridges|
On the final day of budget hearings for 2014, the Senate Appropriations
Committee heard from PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch.
|Public pensions cast long shadow over Pa. budget|
HARRISBURG(AP) — A major challenge facing Gov. Tom Corbett as he tries to get a state
budget approved is figuring out what changes can pass the Legislature for the
two large public-sector pension plans that cover state government and public
|Clean Up Planned for House on Cemetery Hill|
Snyder Township supervisors have begun to develop a plan for cleaning up the
Lees’ property on Cemetery Hill which was found to contain a meth lab last
September. The situation had turned
violent leading to the critically wounding of PA State Trooper Brad Wilson, the
subsequent death of Kenneth Lees, Sr. and the arrest of Kenneth Lees, Jr. on
charges of fleeing the area and eluding capture.
|Drug Manufacturer from Cemetery Hill Charged|
BROCKWAY- Charges have been filed against Kenneth Raymond Lees Jr. for manufacturing controlled substances in his
home on Cemetery hill road in Brockway.
|Reminder: Check Your Child's Car Seat|
HARRISBURG - Your car will remind you to
check the oil, but experts say it's also important to check what's carrying
your most precious cargo. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said
child deaths in car crashes have declined by 43 percent over 10 years, but
there's still work to do, because for one in three fatalities for children ages
12 and under, the child was not properly restrained.
|New Delta Mu Sigma Members|
- The Delta
Mu Sigma Honor Society at Penn State DuBois has inducted 36 new members for the
Spring 2014 semester. Total membership
in the society is now approaching 300 current students.
|Worries About Budget Cuts for the Agriculture Department|
PA Agriculture Secretary George Grieg talked about his budget with the
Appropriations Committee. Sen. Schwank praised the department for what it is
able to do with limited resources. She pointed out that just 4 million dollars
could restore most of the cuts that have been made to the department's
|FOW James O’Dell Voluntarily Surrendered|
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr. identified the Fugitive of the week as James Edward
O’Dell, age 47, of Turnpike Avenue, Clearfield, Pennsylvania. O'Dell turned himself in shortly after being added to the the Clearfield County
Fugitive of the Week list on February 25, 2014.
|DuBois THON Helps Top 2 Records|
– Evan Aravich and Jessica Metzger can finally rest. The designated Penn State DuBois THON dancers
both lasted through the entire 46 hour dance marathon at the Bryce Jordan
Center this weekend. Along the way, they helped to break two THON records.
|110 Schools Receive $2.6 Million in Safe School Grants|
of 110 school districts in Pennsylvania have been selected to receive
Pennsylvania school safety grants totaling $2.6 million, according to Senator
Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). Clearfield, Curwensville, DuBois, Saint Marys, Brockway and Brookville School Districts are among the 110 receiving the grant.
|Fire at the DuBois Country Club|
DuBOIS- Police noticed flames coming from the DuBois Country Club around 2 am
this morning. As of 5:30 this morning the fire was under control and firefighters
were working on a few remaining hotspots.
|Keep On Trucking, with Less Pollution, on PA Roads|
- Big trucks making their way across Pennsylvania will be held to tighter fuel
standards in the coming years. President Obama has directed federal agencies to
develop higher fuel-efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by
March of 2016.
|Penn Highlands Healthcare Announces Rebranding|
DuBOIS- Thomas Gasbarre, board chairman, announced
today that in order to publicly solidify its network of services, Penn
Highlands Healthcare will change the names and logos of its four hospitals to
reflect the Penn Highlands brand.
|Campus, Community Support THON with Sendoff Event|
– The Penn State DuBois THON Dancers, Evan Aravich and Jessica Metzger, were
sent off to the world's largest student-run philanthropy event in style
Thursday night, with the THON Dancer Sendoff in the student union. The event included a hair auction, which
raised $1,680 for the cause. In all, the
Penn State DuBois THON Committee raised $15,643 to contribute to the university-wide
total this year, surpassing its $15,000 goal.
|Two Third-Party Candidates for Governor|
(AP) — At least two third-party candidates are planning to run for governor
against the Republican and Democratic nominees.
|DuBois City Police Department Monthly Reports|
DuBOIS- The DuBois
City Police Department released their monthly report for December 2013 and
|Local Schools to Host Financial Aid Completion Sessions|
There are two upcoming Financial Aid Completion
Sessions for district high school students and their
families, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).
|Groups Say Immigrant Detention Policy Doesn’t Go Far Enough|
- Mayor Michael Nutter is preparing to sign an order pulling back on an
agreement to let undocumented immigrants who are arrested in the city be
detained by federal agents.
|Lane Restrictions on I-80 Westbound for Crash Clean-Up|
CLEARFIELD– PennDOT advises motorists that a
pair of temporary lane restrictions have been put in place on Interstate 80 westbound
in Clearfield County.
The restrictions are between the Penfield exit and DuBois exit from mile-marker
107 to mile-marker 105.5 and from mile-marker
128 to mile-marker 127.
|DuBois School Board discusses Preliminary Budget|
DuBois School Board presented the first preliminary budget of many to come at
last night’s meeting. Parents who came to speak about the budget disliked that
it calls for a 20% tax increase but members of the board stressed that the
final budget will look a lot different from this one.
|Freezing Rain Caused 50 Car Pile Up|
WOODLAND- The multiple vehicle accident on I-80 near the Woodland exit yesterday involved at least 50
vehicles, most of them tractor trailers.
|Police Announce Success of Mobile Street Crimes Unit|
In September, Attorney General Kathleen Kane assigned a mobile quick-response
task force to Hazleton in Luzerne County to take on the drug trade there. Its success there could mean many such task
forces deployed across Pennsylvania.
|Supreme Court Campaign Donation Decision Expected|
HARRISBURG - A decision about campaign donations and "free speech" is
expected next week from the U.S. Supreme Court. The case involves donation
limits from individuals to those running for federal office and their parties.
The current donation limit is $123,000. Those working to get money out of
politics point out that that sum is twice the median U.S. income.
|UPDATE: Speeds Reduced on Several Roadway|
CLEARFIELD– Motorists are advised that due to winter weather affecting
the region, PennDOT District 2 has temporarily reduced speed limits on
Interstate 80 and Interstate 99.
|Township Salt Supplies Running Low|
SANDY TOWNSHIP- As the snow keeps falling
a concern in Sandy Township is low road salt supplies and lack of new
|Elk County fire Severely Damages Home of 3 adults and 5 mino|
FOX TOWNSHIP- A fire in Fox Township
Elk County severely damaged a wood framed 2 story house along Dagus mine road
last night. The victims 3 adults and 5 children, (Maria, Michael and Gina Sarantoulias
and a 9- year-old, 11-year-old, 13-year-old , 15-year-old and 17-year-old), were
asleep in the house when the fire started.
|Ex-top Pa. Prosecutor Deleted Emails After Only 6 months|
HARRISBURG (AP) — A former acting Pennsylvania attorney general says his decision to
shorten the period before emails were deleted had nothing to do with the Jerry
Sandusky child sex abuse investigation.
|Senate Resolution Declares February "Turner Syndrome Awarene|
Resolution 298, which passed unanimously, designates February, 2014 as
"Turner Syndrome Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania. Turner Syndrome is
a chromosomal condition that occurs when one of the X chromosomes normally
found in females is missing or contains structural defects. The sponsor of this
resolution is Senator John Blake of Lackawanna County.
|Consumer Groups Concerned About Comcast Conquest|
- It's a $45 billion deal that would make Philadelphia-based Comcast the
driving force in cable TV. But some groups have concerns about how the
company's merger with Time Warner Cable will affect broadband Internet access,
especially in underserved areas, according to Craig Aaron, president of the media
watchdog group Free Press.
|UPDATED: Accident on I-80|
Updated: The closure affects I-80 eastbound in Clearfield County between Exit 111(Clearfield/Penfield) and Exit 120 (Clearfield/Shawville).
The Blue Detour is in effect, which will take motorists off of I-80 at Exit 111 then onto Route 153 south/Route 322 east, to Route 879 east and back to I-80 at Exit 120. PennDOT expects to open this section of I-80 by 6 p.m.
|Reynoldsville Paving Projects Earns Award|
– PennDOT and its project contractor, HRI, Inc., were recently awarded an
Asphalt Pavement Quality Award from the Pennsylvania Asphalt Pavement Association
(PAPA) for their resurfacing project on Route 310 in Reynoldsville Borough and
Winslow Township, Jefferson County.
|Gabler Furious that Brady Township Injection Well was Approv|
The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a permit to
allow construction of an underground disposal injection well in Brady Township,
Clearfield County. State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) issued the
following statement in reaction to the EPA decision:
|Educators Say Corbett Funding Needs Formula|
Education advocates say Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed funding of a $241 million
education block grant is a significant dollar amount, but they still question
whether it is the best way to use the money.
|Brockway School Board Says No Tax Increase|
The Brockway Area School Board last night adopted its preliminary budget for
next year. The budget totals $14.4 million, representing a 5% increase over
last year, but does not include a tax increase.
|THON Dancers to Be Sent off With Dinner and Hair Auction Eve|
– The 2014 Penn State DuBois THON Dancers, Evan Aravich and Jessica Metzger,
will be sent off to this year's 46 hour dance marathon with a landmark
event. The Penn State DuBois THON Dancer
Send Off is open to the public, and will feature a dinner and hair auction, in
which three people will have their hair cut by individuals who bid on the
chance to do the clipping.
|Senator Scarnati: Pennsylvania Small Business Grants Awarded|
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has awarded energy
efficiency grants to 12 small businesses in the 25th Senatorial
District, Including 7 in Clearfield, Elk and Jefferson Counties.
|Education Funding Questioned as Hearings on Proposed State B|
HARRISBURG- As Senate budget
hearings begin in Harrisburg, a Berks County lawmaker says before any new
education programs are implemented by the Corbett Administration, the state’s
education funding formula needs to be changed.
|The Seven Kitchen’s Fire|
fire ravaged a 10 unit apartment building on east Park Avenue in DuBois
|Fire Damaged a Brookville Business|
A fire last weekend caused damage to "Finders Keepers" on Main Street
|Police Looking for Information Regarding a Hit and Run|
police in Ridgway are looking for the person responsible for a hit and run
crash Saturday at beck's bar and grill on west Center Street in Ridgway
Township, Elk County.
|Fire Rages in DuBois|
DUBOIS- There is a fire on E Park Avenue at the building complex commonly called "Seven Kitchens”. The addresses affected are 126, 128, 130, 132, 134,
136, 138, 140 E. Park Avenue. We will keep you updated as we know more
|State College report similar to PSU kidnap claim|
COLLEGE (AP) — State College police say they've received an attempted abduction
report from a woman that is similar to a report made by a female student on
Penn State's main campus last month.
|Raising Awareness on Friday with "Wear Red Day"|
HARRISBURG - When someone mentions a heart attack, the vision that first comes to mind
is often of a man grasping at his chest.
|Penn State added as defendant in Paterno v. NCAA|
HARRISBURG (AP) — The family and estate of Joe Paterno and others are adding Penn
State as a "nominal defendant" in a lawsuit against the NCAA over the
university's penalties for the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
|Strings in Corbett's grant proposal gets pushback|
HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett's newly proposed grant program for public schools
attaches strings to how the money is used, and that's getting pushback from
Pennsylvania schools groups.
|Brookville Moving Foreward|
Council hosted the first of its quarterly public forums last night to gather
input on moving Brookville forward. The forum was introduced by Councilman
Steve Hoak in council's larger community room.
|Corbett's budget plans include Pension Reform and more Money|
HARRISBURG(AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett is asking lawmakers to approve changes to
Pennsylvania's public employee pension system in an effort to save $300 million
for the state and school districts next year.
|Winter Weather Means More Hours for Drivers Hauling Road Sal|
HARRISBURG– At the direction of Governor Corbett,
PennDOT has granted a temporary waiver on certain restrictions on commercial
drivers to allow for continued smooth delivery of salt supplies for road
clearing during winter storms.
|Education Funding and Pension Reform Top Smith’s Budget Prio|
Corbett is scheduled to unveil his 2014-2015 state budget Tuesday before a
joint session of the House and Senate in Harrisburg.
|Group Urges Corbett to Include Clean-Water Investments in Bu|
HARRISBURG- Clean water is a vital resource in
the lives of Pennsylvanians, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is urging Gov.
Tom Corbett to address the importance of investing in it when he makes his
budget address today.
|Students, Don’t Give out your ID and Password|
state is warning students not to give information to anyone like a website,
friends, even a family member.
|USGS Scientists Uproot Long-held Beliefs about Trees|PHILADELPHIA -
A long-held belief
about old trees has been uprooted. A recent study by the U.S. Geological
finds that trees' growth rates do not slow as they get older
and larger. Instead, they keep putting on mass along with their years.
|DEA taking text tips on Heroin Overdoses|
(AP) — The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has begun a texting tip line
so people can anonymously provide information on heroin and fentanyl overdoses
that have killed at least 22 drug users in southwestern Pennsylvania.
|Parents appeal for Pa. legalization of medical pot|
HARRISBURG, (AP) — A Pennsylvania legislative panel took a wide
range of testimony, most of it positive, at a two-and-a-half-hour hearing on a
bill to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.
|PennDOT Extends Temporary Waiver to Ensure Heating Fuel Deli|
HARRISBURG– At the direction of
Governor Corbett, PennDOT has extended the temporary waiver on certain
restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for continued smooth delivery of
heating oil and propane gas to homes and businesses for heating purposes.
|Thompson Reacts to President's State of the Union Address|
– U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, tonight released the
following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union
|Hearing on Flood Insurance Rate Increase|
homeowners who live in a flood plain face a stiff increase in flood insurance
premiums as a result of changes to the National Flood Insurance Program made by
Congress in 2012.
|Purchases add more than 16,000 acres to game lands system|
ELK COUNTY-The Pennsylvania
Board of Game Commissioners on Tuesday approved a purchase that will add nearly
13,000 acres to State Game Lands 25 in Jones Township, Elk County.
|DuBois Police Chief Retires|
City of DuBois is getting a new police chief. At last night’s DuBois City Council
Meeting Police Chief Mike DiLullo announced his retirement.
|DCC Headmaster Fired after Lying About his Identity|
DuBOIS- Almost as soon as DuBois Central Catholic
got a new headmaster they had to let him go. Headmaster Mario Bella was removed
as headmaster last week after the school discovered he lied about his identity.
|Big Bears, Big Harvest|
hunters harvested a total of 3,510 bears in 2013, the fifth-highest tally in
state history, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported today.
|Clearfield County Man Stole from Memorial Fund|
COUNTY- A Clearfield County man has been arrested for taking over $10,000 from
a memorial fund he was responsible for.
|Report: Alcohol Use Should Be a Doctor's-Office Discussion|
A new study finds 38 million Americans drink too much, and despite the health
risks, very few are honest with their doctor about their behavior.
|Winter Wildlife Feeding Suspected in Bull Elk’s Death|
ELK COUNTY-A trophy bull elk was found dead
earlier this month on Pennsylvania’s elk range, the apparent victim of winter
wildlife feeding, which is illegal for elk.
|Joint Committee Hearing Will Highlight Changes to Federal Fl|
– With flood insurance premiums on the rise following passage of the federal
Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, state Senator Gene Yaw has
said that the proposed changes could be disastrous for home and property owners
throughout Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties.
|Clearfield County CNB Robbed|
morning around 11 am a man walked into CNB Bank on Main Street in Madera and
showed a gun to the teller.
|New Program Launches Tomorrow's Leaders|
– Students from six Penn State campuses, including DuBois, learned ways to put
their career launch into overdrive recently during an all new program in
Pittsburgh. The students attended the inaugural Leader Launch Professional
Leadership and Career Conference on a January weekend at the Doubletree Hotel
in Downtown Pittsburgh.
|Breakfast Is Served! But More PA Students Could Be at Table|
HARRISBURG - Each school day in
Pennsylvania, just over 600,000 low-income students sit down to a free or
reduced-price school lunch, but a new report reveals fewer than half of them
are taking part in school breakfast programs.
|Local Fire, Ambulance Organizations to Receive $286,000 in S|
– House Speaker Sam Smith today announced that volunteer fire and ambulance
associations in Jefferson and Indiana counties will receive more than $286,000
in state grant funding this year.
|Senator Scarnati Announces School Safety Grants|
Four schools in the 25th
Senatorial District have been selected to receive Pennsylvania school safety
grants, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).
|$2.89 Million in Growing Greener Grants Awarded for Environm|
organizations in the 25th Senatorial District have been awarded a
total of $2,895,546 in state Growing Greener grants
to reduce pollution and improve water quality, according to Senator Joe
|Bill Will Improve Disaster Response through Intersta|
HARRISBURG- When a major snowstorm or other natural disaster
strikes, Pennsylvania will have a streamlined system for accepting help from
neighboring states under a bill introduced by Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20).
|Penn State DuBois Students Spend MLK Day in Service|
– One dozen Penn State DuBois students spent this Martin Luther King Junior Day
serving community organizations that needed a few helping hands. They joined fellow Penn Staters from five
other campuses for the MLK Day of Service.
|FEMA Denies Brookville Generator Request|
BROOKVILLE- At Tuesday night’s Brookville
borough council meeting, the council learned that the Federal Emergency
Management Agency has denied the borough’s grant application to purchase a
generator large enough to service the Borough Complex in the event of an emergency.
|Report: "Flushing Out" the Facts on PA's Polluted Runoff|
HARRISBURG - Nearly 2,500 miles of Pennsylvania waterways are considered
"impaired" because of pollution, and a new report takes a look at
|January is Recognized as "Cervical Cancer Awareness Month" i|
January has been recognized as "Cervical Cancer Awareness Month" in
Pennsylvania. This deadly disease can be detected early and prevented by a
|Aravich, Metzger Named Campus THON Dancers|
Students Evan Aravich of Brockway, and Jessica Metzger of Brookville have been
chosen to represent Penn State DuBois at THON this year as the designated
|Brockway Educator Selected as a Finalist for 2014 National T|
BROCKWAY– Gov. Tom Corbett
today congratulated Ryan Devlin, a teacher in Brockway Area School District,
Jefferson County, for being selected as one of four national finalists for the
2014 National Teacher of the Year award.
|Scarnati Encourages Communities to Apply for State Recreatio|
HARRISBURG- Applications are now being accepted for a state grant program
that promotes the rehabilitation and new development of parks and recreation
facilities, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).
|New Game Commission Executive Director Appointed|
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has approved the appointment of a new
executive director. R.
Matthew Hough, who is the agency’s deputy executive director, was approved by a
unanimous vote of the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners.
|Promise Zones: Renewed Hope for the American Dream in PA|
- Hard-hit communities across the
nation, including one in Pennsylvania, are getting the opportunity to fulfill the
vision of a brighter future. President Obama has named Mantua, in West
Philadelphia, as one of five Promise Zones.
|New Paving Project, Resigning Police Officer & DRMC is Stayi|
DuBOIS- At last night's City Council Meeting, the City of DuBois voted to send out notifications to pave an unpaved street near Shower Field, the former middle school SRO is resigning from the DuBois City Police and DRMC will be around for 50 more year.
|DuBois Volunteer Fire Department saves Millions of Dollars|
DuBOIS- The DuBois Volunteer Fire Department may
save the area millions in damages.
|Senate Committees Hold Public Hearing on Endangered and Thre|
HARRISBURG – The Senate Game and Fisheries
Committee and Senate Majority Policy Committee, on Friday, held a public
hearing to examine Pennsylvania laws pertaining to endangered and threatened