|Missing Information and Scores Added to PA School Performanc|
School performance profile website has been updated to include previously
unavailable information from over 620 schools.
|Members Introduce “Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Eme|
D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) today joined fellow
Members of Congress in holding a press conference to discuss the introduction
of the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act (H.R.
3685), which will ensure that emergency services volunteers are not counted as
full-time employees under the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act
|Senate Effort to Give Firefighters What They Need|
HARRISBURG— Senate Lisa Baker (R-20) successfully led the Senate’s effort to help
volunteer fire companies buy desperately needed equipment through
state-sponsored low-interest loans.
|Drain vs. Gain: Attracting and Retaining More College Studen|
With the theory that college students from other states can be a benefit to
students who live in Pennsylvania, a state lawmaker wants to give colleges and
universities here some flexibility setting out-of-state tuition rates.
|Senate Passes Greenleaf Legislation to Fight Human Trafficki|
On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed legislation introduced by
State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, Montgomery, Bucks) to fight human
trafficking in Pennsylvania. Human
trafficking is the modern practice of slavery in which victims are forced into
labor or sexual servitude under the threat of force or coercion.
|New Online Lung Cancer Screening Tool Can Save Lives|
HARRISBURG - The American Lung
Association has launched a new online screening tool to help people determine
if they should get a low-dose screening for lung cancer, the No. 1 killer in Pennsylvania
and the nation.
|Hyde Man Sentenced to State Prison for Domino’s Robbery|
- Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today
that a Hyde man has been sentenced to state prison.
|Fugitive of the Week James Selvage|
– Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced
Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of December 9, 2013.
|Think That PG-13 Movie is Suitable For Your Kid?|
PHILADELPHIA - You may give the OK for your child to see
a PG-13 movie, thinking the content is age-appropriate, but a new study from
the University of Pennsylvania says that when it comes to some risky behaviors
on-screen, there's little difference between those and R-rated flicks.
|Legislation to Improve Pennsylvania’s Elk Hunting License Pr|
HARRISBURG- This week the Senate Game & Fisheries Committee advanced
legislation to improve Pennsylvania’s elk hunting license program, according to
Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).
|Legislation to Help Volunteer Fire Companies Update Their Eq|
state Senate is considering legislation that will expand a program that allows
volunteer fire and emergency companies to borrow from the state at a low
|PSU DuBois Psychology Professor Announces Retirement|
DuBOIS – After 32 years of
teaching and research, and dozens of published articles and awards,Penn
State DuBois Professor of Psychology John Johnson will retire at the end of
|Closer to Butting Out E-Cigs for Minors|
HARRISBURG. - Electronic
cigarettes would be added to the list of tobacco products banned for sale to
minors in Pennsylvania, under a bill that has just cleared the state Senate Judiciary
|Penn State to Face UCF in First International Game|
PARK,– Nittany Lion Club members, Penn State Alumni Association members and
fans who have not secured their tickets for Penn State’s historic appearance in
the Croke Park Classic will have an opportunity to do so starting Monday,
|Senate Approves Baker Bill to Help More Military Families|
Senate unanimously approved a bill sponsored by state Senator Lisa Baker (R-20)
to help a greater number of military families who have fallen on hard times.
|A Parent in Prison? More Common than Autism|
HARRISBURG - Having a parent in prison is more common than childhood autism in the
U.S., according to a new report from Volunteers of America that seeks to raise
awareness of what life is like for the children and their caregivers.
|Carbon Monoxide detector measure goes to Governor|
Senate today concurred on House amendments to Senate Bill 607, Senator Pat
Browne’s bill that would establish the Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standards Act. SB
607 now goes to the Governor for his signature and enactment into law.
|Rep. Watson Applauds Movement of House Child Protection Bill|
this week applauded the advancement of several pieces of legislation aimed at
upgrading and enhancing child protection laws in Pennsylvania.
|Ms. Cats Cache Ribbon Cutting|
Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce, officially
welcomed Ms. Cats Cache to the CIty of DuBois with a ribbon cutting on Monday.
|DUI Victims’ Moving Memorial at Clearfield Area High School|
CLEARFIELD– PennDOT and the Pennsylvania DUI Association will host the DUI Victims’
Moving Memorial on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Clearfield Area High School, to
highlight the consequences of impaired driving.
|Free Flu Clinics Offered During National Influenza Vaccinati|
HARRISBURG– The Pennsylvania Department of Health and public and private partners will be
offering free flu clinics throughout Pennsylvania during National Influenza
Vaccination Week, Dec. 8-14, a week dedicated to advising people that it isn’t
too late to get the flu vaccine.
|Advocates Fear Unemployment Extension Expiration Could Leave|
HARRISBURG. - On the heels of cuts to food stamps comes more potentially bad news for
Pennsylvanians finding it difficult to make ends meet. At the end of this
month, the federal emergency unemployment compensation program will expire
unless Congress passes an extension.
|Brookville Money Dispute|
BROOKVILLE- Brookville Council last night denied
a request from the fire department to transfer money to the department being
held in escrow by the borough. The Brookville Fire Company, the department's
fund raising entity, previously asked the borough to hold $55,000 in a separate
account toward the purchase of a new $1 million plus fire truck.
|Why are More Snowy Owls Visiting Pennsylvania?|
PITTSBURGH - If you're fortunate
enough to see one in Pennsylvania, it is quite a sight. The snowy owl, with its
white feathers and striking yellow eyes, is being spotted in locations
|Two Penn State Assistant Coaches Resign|
UNIVERSITY PARK– Penn
State Football coach Bill O’Brien announced today that quarterbacks coach
Charlie Fisher and linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden have resigned to pursue
|Prescription Drugs Stolen from Area Home|
CLEARFIELD - State Police in Clearfield are investigating the theft of prescription medication from a home in Boggs Township, Clearfield County.
|Area Man Caught Trespassing|
SAINT MARYS - A St. Marys man was found trespassing along hickory road in Huston township, Clearfield county yesterday.
|State Tax Collection Slightly above Projections|
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania's tax collections are slightly above projections, according to the latest figures from the revenue department.
|A Chance for Older Pennsylvanians to Dial in their Driving|
Harrisburg - Tom Joseph reports: for older Pennsylvanians, this week serves as a reminder to keep their driving skills sharp and to consider taking a safe-driver course.
|Twelve Days of Christmas Costs More this Year|
NATIONAL - It will cost more to supply the lords-a-leaping and ladies dancing in the twelve days of Christmas this season.
|Healthcare.org's Benefit Felt in PA Emergency Rooms|
HARRISBURG - Two months after its introduction,
HealthCare.org, the website Pennsylvanians are using to enter the health
insurance marketplace, is taking more applications every day. It's also seen as
a tool through which emergency rooms can lessen the burden of being a
"go-to" for the uninsured.
|Hunters Sharing the Harvest with a Worthy Cause|
Hunters who are successful in the upcoming deer hunting
seasons are encouraged by the Pennsylvania Game Commission to consider
participating in the state’s Hunters Sharing the Harvest (HSH) program, which
channels donations of venison to local food banks, soup kitchens and needy
|Pa. researchers publish century of disease data|
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Researchers at the University of
Pittsburgh have published more than a century's worth of data on scores of
infectious diseases they compiled while putting together computer models and
simulations for research.
|Winds limit use of balloons in Philly parade|
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say gusty winds limited use of
balloons during the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia.
|Who Fills Post-Thanksgiving Plates in Pennsylvania?|
PITTSBURGH - Now that the Thanksgiving spread has been
cleared in homes and soup kitchens around the state, what's next for
Pennsylvanians who face food insecurity on a daily basis?
|Man terrorizes Women driving on 219|
PUNXSUTAWNEY- A man terrorized two young women driving on
route 219 Monday. Punxsutawney State Police said 20 year old Gunther Lee Botzman
from Grampian followed the women as they were driving on route 219 between
Mahaffey and Fire Tower Road in bell Township Clearfield County.
|Penelec Restores Service to 85 Percent of Customers Impacted|
ALTOONA– More than
170 workers from Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec), other FirstEnergy
(NYSE: FE) utilities, and electrical contractors continue to work to restore
service following a winter storm that brought freezing rain, ice, wind and snow
to Penelec’s 31-county Pennsylvania service area this week. As of noon today,
service has been restored to approximately 13,700 Penelec customers –
approximately 85 percent of the customers impacted by the storm.
|New Small Games of Chance Legislation Will Assist Nonprofit|
The Governor has signed legislation changing the laws covering small games of
chance in Pennsylvania.
|Epilepsy Awareness Month in Pennsylvania|
November is being observed as Epilepsy Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.Our
speaker is Senator Sean Wiley of Erie County, sponsor of the Senate-adopted
resolution observing November as Epilepsy Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.
|Season’s first 700-pound bear checked in Lackawanna County|
of the four-day statewide bear season have produced a preliminary harvest of
2,044 black bears, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced Tuesday.
|Christmas trees, menorah arrive at Pa. Capitol|
Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Capitol is getting ready for the holidays.
|Senators Discuss Problems, Solutions for Keystone Exams|
state Senators met with community and education leaders, who urged them to stop
plans to base student graduations on whether or not they pass a set of three
|Report: Shale Drilling Jobs Not All They're Cracked Up to Be|
Pa. - Companies drilling for shale in Pennsylvania tout their economic benefit
by talking about the jobs they create, but a new study finds the industry
hasn't created as many new jobs as some supporters claim.
|Nov. 26 Early school Dismissals and Meeting Cancellations|
|DRMC Behavioral Health Inpatient Department Receives Award|
DuBois Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of Penn Highlands Healthcare™, is
proud to announce its Behavioral Health Inpatient Department has been named a
2013 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
|Gabler Legislation to Exempt Timber Industry from Sales and|
to provide sales and use tax exemptions for Pennsylvania businesses involved in
timber harvesting was recently approved by the state House with bipartisan
support. Bill sponsor Rep. Matt Gabler
(R-Clearfield & Elk) said his legislation will help to strengthen the
timber industry; preserve jobs and boost Pennsylvania’s economy.
|Education and Jobs Take Center Stage at PA Gov Forum|
- Five Democrats vying to become the next governor of Pennsylvania talked
education and job creation at a forum in Philadelphia over the weekend, an
event that was put together by several unions and activist groups.
|Bill to Encourage Organ Donation in PA|
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved State Senator Stewart J.
Greenleaf’s SB 850, the Donate Life PA Act, to encourage more organ donation in
CLEARFIELD- Clearfield County District Attorney, William
A. Shaw, Jr., announced the capture of a wanted fugitive.Shaw identified the
Fugitive as Michael Jason Lamb, age 38, of Old Route 322, Philipsburg,
Pennsylvania. Lamb was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list
on November 18, 2013.
|‘Operation Safe Holiday’ Focuses on Seat Belt Use, Impaired|
Harrisburg – PennDOT, the Pennsylvania State Police and
local police statewide are teaming for “Operation Safe Holiday,” an enforcement
initiative focusing on seat-belt use and impaired-driving that aims to reduce
crashes and traffic fatalities this holiday season.
|Over $1 Million in Impact Fee Dollars Returning to Region|
HARRISBURG – House
Speaker Sam Smith announced today that three local projects have received over
$1 million in funding through the state’s Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and
|Senator Scarnati Applauds Ruling in Obamacare Religious Free|
HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati
(R-25), announced his support for a U.S. District Court ruling on Thursday
which delayed the implementation of certain mandates contained in Obamacare on
the Catholic Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Erie.
|November is Adoption Awareness Month in Pennsylvania|
HARRISBURG- A state Senator is calling attention to the fact that
thousands of children in Pennsylvania are waiting to be adopted.
|Uncertain Future for PA Pastor Who Officiated Son's Same-Sex|
SPRING CITY - He may be in his final weeks as a
Methodist minister in Pennsylvania, but Rev. Frank Schaefer says he does
not second-guess his decision to officiate his son's same-sex wedding
|Poll: More PA Kids have Health Coverage than People Think|
HARRISBURG- A perception about
health insurance for children in Pennsylvania is that things are worse than
they actually are.
|Brookville Council Honors Retiring Mayor and Police Chief|
BROOKVILLE- Brookville Council last night
presented long-time mayor Chip Wonderling and police chief Ken Dworek with
special plaques honoring their many years of dedicated service to the borough.
Both will be retiring at the end of the year.
|Legislative Plan for Pennsylvania Veterans and Families|
HARRISBURG- State Senate Democrats announced Tuesday that they're introducing
a comprehensive package of legislation intended to help Pennsylvania veterans
and their families deal with issues as they return to civilian life from
|Proposal to Cracking Down on Railroad Property Theft Approve|
HARRISBURG - A proposal sponsored by
Senator David G. Argall (R-29) that would strengthen the states Scrap Material
Theft Prevention Act by including railroad materials received unanimous
approval during Tuesdays Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee
meeting, according to committee Chairman Gene Yaw (R-23).
|Senate passes Senator Hutchinson’s military physician incent|
Harrisburg- The Senate today (November 18) approved
legislation introduced by Senator Scott E. Hutchinson intended to assist the
Pennsylvania National Guard in its efforts to recruit and retain military
|FOW- Michael Lamb|
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District
Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the
Week for the week of November 18, 2013.
|SEC Weighs New Investment Option for "Regular Folks"|
You've probably heard of crowdfunding as a way to raise money for civic
projects such as public parks and disaster relief, or creative projects like
new recording artists and video games. It's is a way for people to pool their
money to get something done, and soon crowdfunding could change the way people
invest in businesses.
|Keystone Exams Opposition|
HARRISBURG- A Chester County lawmaker is once again calling
on the state Senate to “fail” the Keystone Exams as a requirement for high
|Wearing Your Smartphone – Not Too Smart?|
HARRISBURG- Wearable phones and computers are on loads of
shopping lists as the holiday season approaches, but scientists are warning
that research indicates the devices present likely health risks.
|Report Raises Concerns, Offers Solutions for PA Big-Game Pop|
HARRISBURG- The deer and bears that call
Pennsylvania home are finding themselves under attack, not by predators, but by
a changing climate that's putting their well-being at risk. The problem is
covered in detail in a new National Wildlife Federation report titled, "Nowhere
to Run: Big Game Wildlife in a Warming World."
|Taxpayer Protection Legislation Introduced Harrisburg|
HARRISBURG- Legislation is being introduced in Harrisburg to make
school employees who commit crimes against students responsible for court costs
associated with their conviction.
|Pennsylvania Career Development Day|
HARRISBURG- "Career Development Day" in Pennsylvania
highlights how schools and employers are working to prepare students for the
opportunities and challenges of a 21st century workforce.
|Argall Bill Eliminating Potato Package Weight Restrictions C|
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would remove weight limit
restrictions on potato packages for sale in Pennsylvania unanimously cleared
the Senate on Tuesday, according to the bill's sponsor Senator David G. Argall
|Most Brockway Students Get Honor Roll|
BROCKWAY- The Brockway Area School Board was pleased with the
district's high number of honor students following the first report card
|Updating Alternative Energy Standards Could Create Jobs and|
HARRISBURG- A state Senator has introduced legislation that would
require 15 percent of the state's electricity be delivered by renewable fuel
sources by 2023. Don Rooney has details
|Walking Man Brings Message of Hope, Health to Pennsylvania|
PHILADELPHIA - In the past four years, George Throop has
walked roughly 4,000 miles across the country, and this week his journey has
brought him to Pennsylvania with a message of good health and hope.
|Law Enforcement and Legislators Discuss Anti-Gang Measures|
violence is increasing in Pennsylvania, especially on the neighborhood
level. As Don Rooney reports, Pennsylvania lawmakers are moving to put
an end to the problem.
|Bad Weather Leads to Delays|
Traffic Update-The snow may be melting but the danger of winter
weather is still present. Ice on the roads has contributed to multiple
accidents this morning.
|Senator Scarnati Announces Local Alternative Fuel Vehicle Gr|
Clearfield County- Three local projects in the 25th Senatorial District will
receive grants totaling $371,509 to be used for conversion or purchase of
vehicles to run on natural gas, according to Senator Joe Scarnati
|Bill to End Collection of Phone Data|
BELLEFONTE– U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson
today announced his support for H.R. 3361, the USA FREEDOM Act, a bill to
restore Americans’ privacy rights by ending the government’s dragnet collection
of phone records and requiring greater oversight, transparency, and
accountability under National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs.
|BC3 holds Brockway Opening and Dedication today|
Butler County Community College held an Opening and Dedication for the new BC3
@ Brockway location Friday at 1:00 p.m. in the lobby of the new facility in
Brockway. There were approximately 90 people in attendance for the ceremony and
|"The Trip of a Lifetime" for PA Vets|
HARRISBURG - It's just a one-day journey, but for many
Pennsylvania World War II veterans, it's the trip of a lifetime. Honor Flight
began in 2005 and took its first flight of a dozen veterans to tour the World
War Two Memorial in Washington. Since then, it's expanded to more than 143 hubs
in 42 states.
|Penn State DuBois Men’s Basketball Season Preview|
Penn State DuBois Men’s Basketball Program enters the 2013-14 season with many
new faces on the roster. After missing the playoffs for the first time in
8 seasons, PSUD is looking to rebound this season and return to the PSUAC
|Endangered-Species Bill May Leave Plants, Animals in PA In J|
HARRISBURG - A bill on the table at the state Capitol
claiming to balance economic growth and environmental protection is being taken
to task by some Democrats and state officials in Harrisburg.
|Bradford County crash results in injuries; judge sets bail a|
SPRINGFIELD TWP- A Bradford County man was in
jail Wednesday afternoon on charges he sped away from, then slammed into a
Pennsylvania Game Commission vehicle, injuring two wildlife conservation
officers and himself, the Game Commission reported.
|SMP Home Medical Donates Equipment to Campus OTA Program|
DuBOIS – SMP Home Medical,
located in the DuBois Mall, recently presented faculty members in the Penn
State DuBois Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program with a donation of
Pictured with the donated equipment are, left to right, John Cesa, Heather
Hedeen, Lisa Goodford, and Mark Agnello, all of SMP Medical, with Amy Fatula
and LuAnn Demi, OTA program faculty.
|Students Explore Engineering Careers at Penn State DuBois|
DuBOIS – Students from
gifted programs at area school districts got an up-close look at careers they
can choose from in engineering related fields on Tuesday at Penn State DuBois.
of Engineering Daudi Waryoba explains the properties of powder metal samples to
a group of high school students in one of the campus engineering labs.
|PA's Natural Gas Subsidies May Hit Renewables Where It Hurts|
PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania is offering up substantial
subsidies for natural gas production, and Gov. Corbett is leading the charge.
Corbett sees natural gas, including the controversial practice of fracking, as
a way the state can become an industrial powerhouse again.
|Yesterday’s Election Results|
COUNTY - Voter turnout at yesterday’s election was 27 percent in Clearfield
|Convenience Store Robbed at Gun Point|
in Clearfield County are investigating after a man robbed a convenience store
|Gas Prices will continue to fall|
D.C. - Today's average price for regular unleaded gasoline is
$3.24 per gallon.
|Election Results Nov. 5 2013|
November 5, 2013 Election results
|HARRISBURG- State Senator Joe Scarnati has received the “201|
HARRISBURG- State Senator Joe Scarnati has received the “2013 Conservative
Award” on behalf of the American Conservative Union (ACU) Foundation.
|With deer activity on the rise, Game Commission cautions mot|
With deer becoming increasingly active, and daylight saving
time about to put more vehicles on the road during the hours when deer move
most, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is advising motorists to slow down and
|Bill to Improve Breast Cancer Detection|
HARRISBURG – Governor Tom Corbett today signed the
Breast Density Notification Act into law, requiring mammogram reports to
include breast density information. The change will improve early detection of
breast cancer for thousands of women across Pennsylvania.
|Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th|
HARRISBURG- Many critical political offices are up for
election on Tuesday, that’s why a Berks County lawmaker is encouraging
Pennsylvanians to go to the polls and vote.
|Smallest Hike for Social Security Recipients in PA Since 197|
HARRISBURG- It is the smallest increase for Social Security
recipients in Pennsylvania in decades ... but it could be worse.
|New Central Booking Center in Clearfield County Jail|
CLEARFIELD - Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw,
Jr., announced yesterday that a Central Booking Center has been opened at the
Clearfield County Jail.
|Plates Less Full: The Impact of SNAP Cuts in Pennsylvania|
PHILADELPHIA - Starting today, 1.8 million Pennsylvanians who rely on food stamps will have to do more with less.
|Jobs Are Available But People with Necessary Training and Sk|
PITTSBURGH- An Allegheny County lawmaker says it’s clear: the
state has to do a better job of streamlining its workforce development programs
to help both businesses who have job openings and people who are looking for
work or a new career.
|House Approves Bill to Give Adoptees the Right to Fully Acce|
HARRISBURG- Legislation that would grant adult adoptees born
in Pennsylvania the right to fully access their original birth record
information has been approved recently by the Pennsylvania House.
|Happy Halloween: Schedule and Safety Tips|
Here is your trick or treat schedule for the area:
BROOKVILLE: Parade @ 5:00. Trick or treat
after parade until 8:00pm.
DUBOIS: Parade on West Long
Ave 5-6:00. Trick or treat 6-8:00pm.
FALLS CREEK: Parade @ 5:30, starting at new Memorial Park, ends at
firehall. Trick or treat follows until 7:30pm.
PUNXSUTAWNEY: Parade @ 6:00. Trick or treat
follows. *Call Punxsy Dental for Barclay
Square trick or treat hours.
|Dying With Dignity: PA Woman Defends Against Assisted-Suicid|
PHILADELPHIA- How far is too far when it comes to
granting the final wish of a dying relative? The Pennsylvania Attorney
General's office said a woman stepped over the legal line when she allegedly
secured a morphine prescription, intent on helping her 93-year-old terminally-ill
father end his life.
|Senate Passes Bills to Limit Landowner Liability, Reduce Lic|
HARRISBURG – The Senate approved five bills this week
that originated in the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee, including measures
to reduce hunting and fishing license fees for disabled veterans and also limit
liability for landowners who open their property to hunters.
|LIHEAP: Keeping the PA Home Fires Burning|
HARRISBURG, Pa. - With the cold of winter slowly moving
in, Pennsylvanians who have a hard time paying their heating bills will soon
have a helping hand.
|Corbett keeps Pa. Lottery bid another 2 months|
HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett's keeping his option
alive for at least two more months to hire a private manager for the $3.7
billion Pennsylvania Lottery.