|Senior Little League State Championship|
DuBOIS-DuBois is hosting the Senior Little League State
Championship this year at the brand new Showers Field.
|Award for Elk Run Bridge|
PennDOT District 10 and its industry partners, SAI Consulting Engineers, and
Francis J. Palo, Inc., received the Outstanding New Multiple Span Bridge Award
from the Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) for the Route
119 Elk Run Bridge Replacement in Punxsutawney Borough, Jefferson County.
|Smeal to Help Workforce Meet Educational Needs|
– Chancellor Melanie Hatch is pleased to announce that Michelle Smeal has
joined the Office of Continuing Education (CE) at Penn State DuBois as an
education program associate. She will assume
the sales responsibilities previously assigned to John Blasdell prior to his
retirement from Penn State.
|New Charges for Rock-throwing|
MIFFLINBURG(AP) — Three Pennsylvania
teenagers now stand charged as adults in a highway rock-throwing incident in
Pennsylvania that left an Ohio teacher critically injured.
|Feds Plan for Climate Change Impact|
HARRISBURG - The National Park Service is
making plans to prepare for and react to the effects of climate change at parks
in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, say department officials.
|Fugitive of the Week – Paul Ulrich|
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District
Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the
Week for the week of July 21, 2014.Shaw identified the Fugitive as Paul Eugene
Ulrich, age 32, of Grove Avenue, Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
|New Speed Limit for Turnpike|
HARRISBURG– The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC)
announced today that a 70 mph speed limit will be put in place on a 100-mile
stretch of toll road in the south-central part of the state next week.
|Investments in 35 Airports|
HARRISBURG– Governor Tom Corbett today announced that
an $18 million state and federal investment will improve safety and operations
at 35 Pennsylvania airports that support more than 2,600 jobs.
|Redbank Valley Trail Improvements|
Brookville Council last night took a big step toward increasing tourism by
agreeing to improve access to the Redbank Valley Trail.
|New School Zone Signs in DuBois|
PennDOT alerts motorists to a change in roadway signage that will take place
next week in the city of DuBois.
|Gluten-Free Doesn't Mean a Healthy Choice|
HARRISBURG- As more food choices labeled
'gluten-free' show up on store shelves across the state, some people are
warning that it's not automatically a healthy choice.
|Local Police Officer Honored|
– A Clearfield patrol officer has been honored for his drving enforcement
efforts Patrolman Nathan Curry of the Clearfield Borough Police Department was
recently honored for outstanding efforts in stopping aggressive driving.
|Judicial Modernization Legislation is now Law|
HARRISBURG- A bill
has been signed into law by the governor that will give the public easier
access to court records and save taxpayer money.
|Suspend Licenses for unpaid Court Fines|
It's estimated that there's around a billion dollars every year in fines and
court costs that are not collected by Pennsylvania courts. One state Senator
says the state should withhold drivers' licenses until the money is paid.
|Woman Hit While Standing Next to Car|
State Police report that a pedestrian was been taken to Brookville hospital after being run over in
|Police Charged Two People in A Rash of Burglaries|
PUNXSUTAWNEY - Punxsutawney State Police have charged two people with four counts of burglary overnight Saturday . According to State Police, 30 year old Ashley Collier of Rossiter and 29 year old Michael Goss of Arcadia have been charged with burglaries at the Rossiter American Legion, Steffey United Methodist Church, the Laurel Lake Seventh Day Adventist Church, and a residence on Hemlock Lake Road.
|A Brockport man Charged with Aggravated Assault|
RIDGEWAY - Ridgway State Police report a Brockport man is in the Elk County Jail after an incident of aggravated assault early Sunday morning in Horton Township. State Police report that 32 year old Louis Kuhar was involved in a verbal disagreement with a person and began throwing items at the victim.
|Two Fires Under Investigation in Clearfield|
CLEARFIELD - The Pennsylvania State Fire Marshall is investigating the origin of a second fire that took place Friday in a mobile home in Decatur Township, Clearfield County. A mobile home was partially destroyed by fire Thursday.
|Governor Signs State Budget|
HARRISBURG,PA (AP) - Governor Tom Corbett has signed the State budget, more than a week after the new fiscal year began without a spending plan in place.
|Tornadoes Touchdown Confirmed|
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in three counties during Tuesday’s storm, but other damage elsewhere was due to straight-line winds.
|Penn Highlands New Chief Medical Officer|
DuBOIS- Penn Highlands
Healthcare announced today that Gary DuGan, MD, has been named the system's
Chief Medical Officer (CMO). This new position has been created to focus
on quality and patient safety and have a broad influence on clinical strategy,
clinical integration and the cost of care across the system. Dr. DuGan has been
the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Penn Highlands DuBois, one of
the system's affiliate hospitals, since 2007.
|Medical marijuana advocates push for vote|
HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania state Senate is
unlikely to act on medical marijuana legislation before the fall, to the
disappointment of about two dozen mothers, grandmothers, nurses and small
children who went to the Capitol to press for its passage.
|Severe Thunder Storm Warning|
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS
ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHERN
CLEARFIELD COUNTY IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA UNTIL 445 PM EDT and NORTHEASTERN
INDIANA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA, SOUTHEASTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA,UNTIL 415 PM EDT
|It's "National Park and Rec Month"|
HARRISBURG - From Lake Erie to
the Alleghenies and Pocanos to the Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvanians are being
encouraged to venture beyond their homes and offices, and head into the
commonwealth's spectacular outdoors during "National Park and Recreation
Month" in July.
|Hummingbird Speedway Race Report 7-5|
FALLS CREEK- The US Army invaded Hummingbird
Speedway on Saturday night when Staff Sergeant Kevin Dugan brought the Humvee
“pace car” to the speedway to celebrate the birth of our nation.
|Newer Cars Saving PA Drivers Money at Pump|
- Pennsylvanians who traveled the roads over the holiday weekend likely felt
the pinch at the gas pump, but some spent a lot less money fueling up than
|Gabler Elk License Auction Bill|
HARRISBURG – Legislation to
reauthorize and expand the Special Elk License Auction Program has been
approved by both the Pennsylvania House and Senate, and now awaits the
|New License Plates for PA Veterans|
– The state legislature gave final approval today to legislation sponsored by
Senator David G. Argall (R-29) creating new specialty license plates honoring
the exceptional military service of Pennsylvania residents.
|No More Light Up Night Committee|
Light Up Night Committee officially dissolved as a committee at last night’s
council meeting. Council approved placing the committee under the borough last
|Human Trafficking Legislation Sent to Governor|
Monday night, the Pennsylvania Senate concurred in House amendments to SB 75,
legislation introduced by State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, Montgomery,
Bucks) to combat human trafficking in Pennsylvania. The legislation will
now be sent to the Governor to be signed into law.
|Western PA Gas Prices Up Slightly|
Pennsylvania gas prices rose about three cents to $3.86 a gallon this week,
according to AAA East Central.
|Captured- Richard Supenia|
CLEARFIELD – The Fugitive of the week 50 year old Richard Allen Supenia was apprehended in Altoona today by the deputies of the Clearfield
County Sheriff’s Office.
|Fiscal Year Here: No Signed Pa. Budget|
HARRISBURG (AP) — Midnight marked
the arrival of Pennsylvania state government's new fiscal year, which comes
with an election-year budget bill approved by the Legislature, but not Gov. Tom
|Responsible Budget Bill Approved|
HARRISBURG – Lawmakers approved a $29.09 billion
on-time state budget Monday in Harrisburg that provides a significant increase
in spending for public education while holding the line on taxes.
|Woman Reported Missing|
BIG RUN- Punxsutawney
State Police are looking for a missing woman who was last seen at the Big Run ball
field yesterday evening. Police say 36-year-old Heather Gigliotti of Walston walked
away from her family after an altercation.
|“Kevin’s Law” Headed to the Governor|
HARRISBURG – The state Senate today
approved a bill to increase the minimum mandatory sentence for drivers who
fatally hit an individual and then flee the scene, according to Sen. Lisa Baker
|Hummingbird Speedway Race Report 6-29|
FALLS CREEK- Hummingbird Speedway was back in
action Saturday night in Falls Creek, PA.
|Keystone Exam may not be Grad Requirement|
Senate Education Committee has approved legislation that would end passing the
Keystone Exams as a requirement for high school graduation.
|June 2013 Flood|DuBOIS- A year ago today many
parts of the area were under water. Heavy rains caused flash flooding across Jefferson
and Clearfield Counties. Around 5 inches of rain fell in just a few hours.
|Fire Hydrant Delay|
BROCKWAY- For months the Snyder Township Supervisors have planned with
the Brockway Municipal Water Authority to install a fire hydrant on the Luke
property in Crenshaw. Recently, a great
opportunity came along when a water line leak showed up in the area and the
line had to be uncovered. The workers
began to place the hydrant but were stopped by the property owner.
|4th of July Checkpoint and Roving Patrols|
CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield
County DUI Strike Force will conduct a checkpoint and roving patrols during the
Independence Day enforcement period. The patrols could take place at any time
now through the July 4th holiday weekend.
|Gov: I've Never Condemned Paterno, 'never will'|
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania's
governor says he's never condemned the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno for
his actions regarding now-convicted child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky, and he
|Bill Promoting Conventional oil Production|
Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee June 25 approved
legislation introduced by Senator Scott Hutchinson that will protect and
promote conventional oil production in Pennsylvania.
|Toddler Wandering Streets Alone|
WILCOX- A 2 year old girl was found wandering by herself in the Village
of Wilcox Tuesday evening.
|New Coach in Pittsburgh|
PITTSBURG(AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have a
new coach. Former NHL assistant Mike Johnston has been tagged to lead the club
in the wake of Dan Bylsma's dismissal.
|NFL Removes cap on Concussion Damages|
(AP) — The NFL has agreed to remove a cap on concussion-related damages
after a judge questioned whether a proposed settlement provided enough
money to cover retired players.
|Gabler Votes to Move Budget Bill|
HARRISBURG – The state House today passed House Bill 2328, the general
appropriations portion of the 2014-15 state budget. The legislation contains no
new taxes and would increase support for Pennsylvania’s public schools for the
fourth consecutive fiscal year.
|Rocco’s Law awaits Governor’s Signature|
sponsored by Senator Matt Smith of Allegheny County that would strengthen
Pennsylvania’s law against those who would torture or kill a police dog is on
its way to the governor for his signature.
|PA Lawmakers Eye 'Biosimilar' Approvals|
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania state senators
passed legislation to require physician approval before dispensing alternatives
to patented biological medicines over the protests of insurance companies and
|Elk County District Attorney Threatened|
PUNXSUTAWNEY- A convicted arsonist made threatening phone calls to Elk County
District Attorney Shawn Timothy McMahon. Punxsutawney state police say 41 year
old Christopher Thomas made several threatening phone calls on June 17th
between 5:30pm and 8:45 pm.
|New Budget, Computers and Teachers|
BROCKWAY- The Brockway Area School Board met
in special session on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 for the final adoption of the
budget for the 2014-15 school year in the amount of $14,343,124 and to close
out business for the 2013-14 fiscal year that ends on June 30.
|Man with Gun Arrested|
BROCKWAY- An armed man has been arrested in Brockway. Brockway Police responded to a report of a
domestic dispute at the Parkview Apartments on 7th Avenue yesterday.
|Proposed Changes to State Truancy Laws|
Senators are proposing a change in Pennsylvania's truancy laws after a mother
of seven died in a county jail while serving a sentence for not paying fines
for her children's absences from school.
|Upper Classmen Tickets Sell out in Minutes|
UNIVERSITY PARK- The
2014 Penn State student football season ticket sale is off to another sold out
start, as the senior and junior classes and Nittany Lion graduate students have
exhausted their allotments during the first two days of the sale.
|Grant for Haven House|
DuBOIS- The City of DuBois is working with Central
Action to apply for $80,000 Emergency Solutions Grant for Haven House.
This grant will help to operate the shelter for homeless
individuals and families.
|Hummingbird Speedway Race Reports|
Another exciting evening of local short track racing was on hand for the fans
and teams at Hummingbird Speedway on Saturday night.
|PA Bills to ‘Green Up’ Businesses, Manufacturing|
HARRISBURG - Businesses that
focus on green building and high performance would reap the benefits of a
package of bills being introduced at the state Capitol - legislation that
sponsors say could help the state environmentally as well.
|Report: Opportunities in PA’s Changing Senior-Care Landscape|
HARRISBURG Pa. - Ask Pennsylvania seniors
about long-term care, and most will likely tell you they'd prefer an 'at home'
setup, with help from unpaid family caregivers.
|Lyme Disease Awareness/ Prevention Legislation|
Today, the Pennsylvania Senate concurred in House amendments to State Senator
Stewart J. Greenleaf’s SB 177, legislation creating a task force within the
Pennsylvania Department of Health to educate the public about Lyme disease and
conduct a tick surveillance program across the Commonwealth. The
legislation will now be sent to the Governor.
|Reynoldsville Asking for Opinions|
Reynoldsville is a blueprint community. This allows them access to state grants
and loans to improve the condition of the borough. Community members are being
asked to fill out a survey which will help them decide what projects the
borough will focus.
|Reduced-Fee Hunting & Fishing Licenses|
– The State Senate has unanimously approved legislation to offer more disabled
Pennsylvania veterans reduced-fee hunting and fishing licenses, according to
Senators Joe Scarnati (R-25), Lisa Baker (R-20) and Scott Hutchinson (R-21).
|Local Control of Coal|
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania's House
of Representatives is taking steps to try to ensure lawmakers have the final
say over any state plan to comply with proposed new federal rules to cut carbon
dioxide pollution from power plants.
|Bicycles Stolen in Brookville|
BROOKVILLE- Brookville police are
investigating 2 separate bicycle thefts this month.
|Inmate Charged with Murder|
CLEARFIELD – A S.C.I. Houtzdale inmate
has been charged with the murder of a fellow inmate. District Attorney William Shaw
Jr. identified the defendant as Lawrence Edward Peterson, Jr., age 44, from Easton,
|Bookville Residents, Cut the Grass|
of the Brookville Borough’s grass mowing ordinance may soon be seeing some
|Penn State Athletic Director Retires|
UNIVERSITY PARK– Penn State
Athletic Director David M. Joyner today (June 17) announced his plans to retire
from the University. He has requested that his duties as athletic director end
Aug. 1, and has offered to assist with the transition beyond that date.
|Traffic Delays Expected for Beam Installation|
DuBOIS – Traffic delays should be
expected tomorrow, June 17, as work continues on PennDOT’s Route 255 project
near I-80. Crews will be setting a beam tomorrow on a small bridge just north
of the Treasure Lake entrance.
|Youth Suicide, Genocide Education in Schools|
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania schools could
soon be encouraged to teach about youth suicide prevention and the history of
genocide, under two separate measures headed to Gov. Tom Corbett's desk. Both bills passed the state House of
Representatives on Monday.
|Heart Defect Screening for Newborns|
Legislation that would require newborn babies to undergo a screening for
Congenital Heart Defect has passed the Pennsylvania Senate and is now before
the House for final approval.
|Kindergarten not Optional, It’s the Law|
HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme
Court has ruled that parents who enroll their children in kindergarten are
subject to the state's compulsory attendance law.
|Community Days Pictures|Here are some shots of Community Days. Make sure you go to our Facebook Album Community Days 2014 to see more photos. Make sure you find and tag yourself! We also have videos of Community Days and the parade coming today and Monday June 23rd!
|Hummingbird Speedway Race Report|
Speedway was back in action Saturday night with another full card of racing
entertainment. The main attraction for
the evening was a visit by Bud Garvey’s racing pioneers. These show and go cars represent racing the
way it used to be.
|Dyslexia Screenings for Students|
Lawmakers have passed and sent to the Governor a bill that would establish a
pilot program to screen Pennsylvania students for dyslexia.
|Community Days Begins Today!|
“I think its great that the Fire Department gives something back to the
community and vice versa. The community gives back to the Fire Department.” - Firehouse
Pizzeria owner Jim Whited.
As usual Community Days is bigger than ever. Read more to see whats happening tonight and what some of our fans are looking forward to this Community Days.
|Asian Restaurants Raided|
STATE COLLEGE- Federal immigration officials are calling a series
of raids in state college yesterday a
targeted enforcement operation. In the morning the Department of Homeland
Security agents, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, Pennsylvania
Attorney General's agents and local police officers raided primarily Asian
restaurants and closed them.
|DASD Educators, Support People of the Year|
– Eight educators and eight support people were nominated for the 2013-14 DuBois
Area School District Superintendent’s Award as Exemplary Educator and Exemplary
Support Person of the Year. The winners will be honored at the June 12th DuBois School Board work session.
|Bill to Help More Military Families|
– The House on Monday unanimously approved a bill sponsored by state Senator
Lisa Baker (R-20) that will help a greater number of military families who have
fallen on hard times. The Senate approved the bill in December 48-0. It now
heads to the desk of Governor Tom Corbett to be signed into law.
|Wolf, Corbett Cross Paths for 1st Time|
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial
candidate Tom Wolf promised an environmental group that he would launch a third
round of the state's "Growing Greener" program if he is elected.
|HAP report: Economic Impact of Penn Highlands|
Penn Highlands Healthcare annually contributes about $904 million to the
region’s economy, according to a report recently released by The Hospital &
Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP). Penn Highlands also supports 3,800
jobs in the region.
|Hazardous Weather Outlook|
National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook: Showers will
continue to make heavy rain for the rest of the evening and early tonight.
There may still be a few locations with wind damage but the biggest threat for
the rest of the night will be possible flooding from repeated showers and
|Severe Thunderstorm Warning|
ALERT- The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning
for Elk,Clearfield, Clinton,Western Centre, Southern McKean,
and Cameron Counties until 9:30pm.
At 8:25 pm Dopplar
radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing quarter size
hail and destructive winds in excess of 70 mph.
pm Dopplar indicated severe thunderstorms capable of producing a tornado. This
dangerous storm was located over Parker Dam, moving north at 45 mph.
|Child Molester Sentenced to State Prison|
CLEARFIELD - Clearfield County
District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that a Curwensville
man has been sentenced to state prison for sexually assaulting a fourteen
year old male. Shaw
identified the Defendant as Richard Coy Bennett, Jr., age 51, of McDivitt Road,Curwensville,
|C.G. Johnson Donates to Historical Society|
It has become a tradition at C.G. Johnson Elementary School to have a talent
show each spring showcasing the many talents of the students. The students
“vote” for the talent they like best with coins. Every year the money is then
donated to a worthy cause. This year, the money went to the Reynoldsville
Historical Society for the town’s new museum.
|Western PA Gas Prices Dip Slightly|
Pennsylvania gas prices dipped slightly, averaging $3.80 a gallon this week,
according to AAA East Central. The
national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.65 per gallon. This
time last year, consumers were paying two cents less at the pump ($3.63), and
the national average was beginning to trend downward toward the summer low of
$3.47 (July 7, 2013).
|Senate panel OKs bill to shrink Penn State board|
HARRISBURG (AP) — Legislation to shrink the
size of Penn State's board of trustees from 30 to 23 members has passed its
|Allenbaugh Scholarship at Penn State DuBois|
– In order to support Penn State DuBois students, William and Nancy Allenbaugh
of DuBois have established the William and Nancy Allenbaugh Scholarship. The scholarship will provide recognition and
financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students who are enrolled, or
plan to enroll in the Human Development and Family Studies program at Penn
State DuBois, who also have a need for funds to help cover college expenses.
|FOW – Phillip Wilkinson|
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District
Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the
Week for the week of June 9, 2014. Shaw identified the Fugitive as Phillip Lee
Wilkinson, age 31, of Chestnut Street, DuBois, Pennsylvania. Shaw stated that Wilkinson is wanted for
failure to appear at a Preliminary Hearing on May 9, 2014.
|Commission to Look at School Funding Formula|
state House and Senate have passed and sent to the Governor legislation that
establishes a commission to review and make recommendations concerning basic
education funding. It will also make recommendations for a new formula to deal
with the distribution of any future increase in basic education funding.
|Raceway Helps Raise Thousands|
Fans and teams of dirt track racers Joined together on Saturday night at
Hummingbird Speedway to support the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Paige Doane was the special guest of the
evening for fund raising efforts spearheaded by the #1B Brooks Race Team and
Lindemuth racing families. Through the
generosity of the teams, fans and others the group raised over $3,700.00 for
|Free Speech or Illegal Threats?|
(AP) — The Supreme Court could decide as early as Monday whether to clarify the
First Amendment rights of people who use violent or threatening language on
Facebook, in emails and other electronic media.
|Protection Against Wild Winter Utility Bills|
HARRISBURG- This past winter was one many in Pennsylvania would rather forget,
especially those pushed to the brink by electric bills that nearly broke them
|Legislation to Further Protect Children|
HARRISBURG - The
State Senate today approved legislation to further protect Pennsylvania
children from sexual abuse and impose a mandatory minimum sentence for murder
of a child, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25).
|Fugitive of the week captured|
Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the
capture of a wanted fugitive. Shaw identified the
Fugitive as Nicholas Joseph Peo, age 38, of East Logan Avenue, Altoona,
Pennsylvania. Peo was added to the
Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on June 2, 2014.
|Council Applauds Firemen|
Brookville Council last night praised the borough’s volunteer firemen for their
rapid response to a structure fire Sunday morning. The fire started in a
garage adjacent to two homes on Erma Circle while the owner was doing a welding
project. While the blaze destroyed the garage and damaged parts of each home’s
siding, the fire department’s quick response in large numbers saved a bad
situation from getting worse.
|PA's Path to Meeting EPA Power Plant Pollution Rules|
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania and
other states will play major roles in implementing a proposed by the federal
Environmental Protection Agency that would require power plants to cut carbon
dioxide emissions 30 percent below their 2005 levels by 2030.
|Rally Urges Raising Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage|
HARRISBURG- As hundreds chanted, "Hey, hey, ho, ho, $7.25 has got to
go,"lawmakers and union officials filled the Capitol Rotunda to urge
legislative leaders and the Governor to end their opposition to increasing
Pennsylvania’s minimum wage.
|Genetically Modified Foods|
Since 1996, there’s been an explosion of genetically engineered foods on the
shelves of our grocery stores, but due to the lack of labeling requirements,
most consumers aren’t aware of what they’re eating.
|Corbett Shuns Tax Increases|
HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett is telling lawmakers that he's against solving the
state's growing budget shortfall with new tax increases.
|FOW- Nicholas Peo|
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District
Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the
Week for the week of June 2, 2014. Shaw identified the Fugitive as Nicholas
Joseph Peo, age 38, of East Logan Avenue, Altoona, Pennsylvania.
|Ridgway Flooding Disaster Assistance|
Governor Corbett has sent a letter to the United States Small Business
Administration to request a disaster declaration for local areas that
were impacted by the severe flooding that took place In May.
Last week Senate
President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and Lt. Governor Cawley’s assessed the damage caused by the massive flooding in Elk