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PSU Fans Plan New Statue of Joe Paterno
STATE COLLEGE (AP) — With one Joe Paterno statue in storage, fans of the late Penn State football coach are commissioning a new one to be placed across from the university. 

Do You Know How to Save Water?
HARRISBURG - There appears to be some confusion when it comes to water conservation.

Bill for Local Police use of Radar
HARRISBURG- Senator Randy Vulakovich today introduced Senate Bill 1340, legislation that would allow Pennsylvania’s municipal police departments to use radar as a means of speed enforcement.   

USDA Awards $6 Million for Climate Change Study
(AP)-The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $6 million to 10 universities to finance the study of what climate change means to agriculture and strategies for helping farmers and ranchers deal with weather changes.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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).

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