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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.

Ruling Involving NCAA Penalty Against Penn State
HARRISBURG- Our speaker is Senator John Yudichak of Luzerne County, a graduate of Penn State, who applauds the court ruling and says the NCAA got a One-Two punch from the court.

A Two Vehicle Accident
DUBOIS - The DuBois City Police were called to a two vehicle accident at the 200 Block of South Brady Street Friday night.


5000 Feet of Copper Wire Stolen
CLEARFIELD - The Clearfield Based State Police are investigating the theft of 5000 feet of copper wire valued at $2,500 dollars.

Showers Field is Tobacco Free
DuBOIS- Showers field is tobacco free. Because the infield is made from synthetic turf, tobacco can damage the field. Smoking and chewing tobacco are not permitted within the fenced in area surrounding the field.The DuBois City Council voted on this decision at last nights work session.

Senate approves “Kelsey Smith Act”
HARRISBURG- The Senate today approved a measure introduced by Senator Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny/Butler) intended to save lives by speeding up a process for using technology to locate missing people.

Temporary barrier to be set on Route 255
DuBOIS – Crews will be working today to set temporary barrier along Route 255 north of I-80. The barrier is necessary for bridge repair work to take place, as the Route 255 project near the I-80/DuBois 101 interchange resumes Monday, April 14. Drivers need to remain alert for flaggers in the roadway as barrier is set.

Senate Bans Cash Gifts
HARRISBURG– The state Senate today unanimously approved two measures sponsored by Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) to ban cash gifts.

Another Child Protection Bill Passes Senate
HARRISBURG – State Senator Kim Ward (R-39) applauded the General Assembly today for the unanimous passage of her legislation, Senate Bill 21, which clarifies who is a mandated reporter under the PA Child Protective Services (CPS) law and when and how they are required to report suspected child abuse.

Cooper Township Polling Place Change
COOPER TWP.- The Clearfield County Board of Elections has moved the Cooper Township 2nd precinct polling place to the St. John Lutheran Church. 

German Students in Brockway
BROCKWAY- The Brockway Area School District is hosting 18 students from Germany as part of the district's annual German-American Partnership Program.

Pa Record Low Number of Traffic Deaths
HARRISBURG – The number of highway deaths on Pennsylvania roads tumbled to a record low last year when 1,208 were recorded, the lowest number since record-keeping began in 1928, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch announced today.

Eating Disorder Awareness & Education Legislation
HARRISBURG – Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10), Senator Daylin Leach (D-17) and Representative Steven Santarsiero (D-31) unveiled a proposal today that would improve education, identification and treatment of eating disorders.

End of XP may Cause Problems
(AP) — Microsoft support for Windows XP ends today.The popular operating system has been around for 12 years, and an estimated 30 percent of businesses and consumers are still using it.

Superior Court Upholds Spotz Conviction
CLEARFIELD - Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today the Superior Court of Pennsylvania rendered a decision which affirmed the Voluntary Manslaughter conviction of Mark Spotz.


Landowner Protection Bills Approved
HARRISBURG – Three bills expanding the rights of landowners who are currently leased with natural gas companies were approved today with strong bipartisan support by the full state Senate, according to prime sponsor, Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).

FOW: Jeremy Kromer
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of April 7, 2014.Shaw identified the Fugitive as Jeremy John Kromer, age 33, of Kromer Road, DuBois, Pennsylvania.


National Work Zone Awareness Week
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvanians will see $2.1 billion worth of highway and bridge improvements this year, $600 million more than originally anticipated due to the state’s new transportation plan, and representatives from PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police today reminded motorists to drive carefully through the hundreds of work zones they’ll encounter this construction season.


Put the "Fund" in Housing Trust Fund
HARRISBURG- Pennsylvania has a trust fund designed to provide money to help build and repair housing in local communities. But state Senator John Blake of Lackawanna County, who hosted a forum on affordable housing on Friday, says the trust fund doesn't have enough funds.

Students Explore Careers with Campus Program
DuBOIS – Students in gifted programs from several area school districts visited Penn State DuBois on Wednesday to explore some options they may have for future careers in technology related fields.
 

Senate Passes Alloway’s Pet Protection Bill
HARRISBURG – The state Senate passed legislation today to strengthen the state’s Dog Law by preventing irresponsible kennel owners from operating under false pretenses.

Gabler Appeals EPA Injection Well Ruling
BRADY TOWNSHIP- A petition to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s issuance of a permit for an injection well in Brady Township has been put forth by Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield & Elk).

Brookville Still Looking into Water Park
BROOKVILLE- After a “Town Hall” meeting hosted by the borough council in early February prompted several suggestions on how to improve Brookville, the Community Resources Committee has been working diligently on some of the suggestions, specifically the possibility of building a splash park at the Dr. Walter Dick Memorial Park.

Driver's licenses, motorist fees rise in Pa.
HARRISBURG (AP) — Fees in Pennsylvania to get a driver's license, certificate of title and a range of other records are now more expensive.

Resolution to Study Merging School Health Care Plans
HARRISBURG – The Senate unanimously approved a resolution to review the pros and cons of merging school district health care plans, according to the bill’s sponsor Senator David G. Argall (R-29).

First Game on Showers Field
DuBOIS- Showers Field in DuBois is now open. DuBois High School played their first baseball games on the field yesterday against Warren.
  

FOW- Sarah Burke
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of March 31, 2014. Shaw identified the Fugitive as Sarah Elizabeth Burke, age 25, of Scotch Hollow Road, Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania.
 

Bills Promoting Organ Donation Introduced
HARRISBURG- Senator Don White recently introduced two pieces of legislation intended to promote organ donation efforts and donor designations on Pennsylvania driver’s licenses and identification cards.

Pro-marijuana supporters rally in Pa. Capitol
HARRISBURG (AP) — A few hundred people who want the state to change its marijuana laws are taking their campaign to the Pennsylvania Capitol.

Report: Big Companies Avoiding State Taxes
HARRISBURG, Pa. - As the deadline closes in on Pennsylvania lawmakers to pass another tight budget, a report from the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy shows that profitable Fortune 500 companies around the country pay little in state corporate income taxes.

Natural Gas Energy Development Grants Awarded
CLEARFIELD COUNTY- Businesses and organizations in the 25th Senatorial District will receive more than $798,000 in state Natural Gas Energy Development Program grants, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).

Police Enforce School Zone Speed Limit
CLEARFIELD- The Clearfield Borough Police Department conducted School Zone enforcement activities Friday as part of a Special Aggressive Driving Funding Project.


Local Officials Participate in National Campaign
CLEARFIELD COUNTY- The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (CCAAA), along with six local officials, participated in Community Champions week, formerly known as Mayors for Meals. This is part of the national March For Meals campaign, organized by the Meals On Wheels Association of America and designed to raise awareness for senior hunger.


Brush Fire Season Approaching
BROCKWAY-Brockway Fire Chief Jeff Fustine reported that the fire fighters have responded to 4 calls in the township since the last meeting. He noted that we are moving into a critical fire season, and cautioned area residents to be very careful with brush fires throughout the dry conditions before vegetation begins to grow.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Legislation
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee on Wednesday reported three bills out of committee, including prescription drug monitoring legislation, said committee chairwoman Sen. Pat Vance (R-Cumberland/York).

Township May Burn Cemetery Hill House
BROCKWAY- At their regular March meeting, the Snyder Township supervisors continued with the next steps in cleaning up the Lees’ property on Cemetery Hill which was found to contain a meth lab last September.

Small DuBois Brush Fire
DuBOIS- Firefighters were able to extinguish a brush fire in DuBois quickly yesterday.
 

Captured FOW –Brandon Sass
CLEARFIELD – Thanks to an anonymous tip to the Clearfield County Crime Stoppers the Fugitive of the Week, Brandon Scott Sass, age 23, of Susquehanna Avenue, Hyde was captured.


Severance Tax on Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Industry
LUZERNE COUNTY- Senate Democratic plan for a fair and reasonable severance tax on the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry in the commonwealth has been unveiled.

Census: Pa. Population Increases Slightly
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania's population rose modestly last year, as did counties around Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

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