|Baseball and Softball Return to Campus|
– For the first time in two decades, Penn State DuBois students will have the
opportunity to participate in America's pastime as an official campus
activity. Chancellor Melanie Hatch has
announced that both baseball and softball programs will be resurrected, and the
first Penn State DuBois teams will take to the diamond in the Spring of
|Updated 12-Year Transportation Program|
HARRISBURG - Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the
State Transportation Commission, building on the Act 89 transportation plan,
has updated Pennsylvania’s 12-Year Transportation Program with a sizeable boost
in much needed transportation improvements.
|Brockway Man Shot Bartender|
BROCKWAY- There was a
shooting over night at the Army Navy Club in Brockway. Police say 31 year old Eric Carlson shot the 20 year old bartender when she tried
to get him to leave so she could close up.
|Williams’ Death Stirs Dialogue|
PHILADELPHIA - We are learning more
about the demons comedian and actor Robin Williams faced in the forms of
depression and addiction prior to his death earlier this week.
|Corbett: End 'bigoted' TV series 'Amish Mafia'|
HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett and other
Pennsylvania politicians have signed a statement calling for the Discovery
Channel to drop the show "Amish Mafia."
|Brockway Prepares for School|
BROCKWAY- Brockway Area school
directors last night reviewed some of the upcoming changes planned for the
start of the new school.
|Speed Limit Increases to 70 MPH on I-80|
CLEARFIELD – The maximum speed limit has been raised to 70 mph on two
roadways. Sign installations began on Monday, Aug. 11. Following engineering
analysis, PennDOT is piloting the 70-mph maximum speed limit on two interstates:
- 88 miles of Interstate 80 from
Exit 101 (DuBois) in Clearfield County to mile marker 189 in Clinton
- 16 miles of Interstate 380 from
Interstate 84 to north of Exit 8 (Tobyhanna Interchange) in Monroe County.
|First West Nile Virus Human Case of 2014|
HARRISBRG- Pennsylvania’s first probable human case of
West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2014 has been detected. A Philadelphia
County man was hospitalized due to WNV. He has since recovered.
|Penn Highlands Hires COO|
DuBOIS- Penn Highlands
Healthcare announced today that Steven M. Fontaine has been named the system's
Chief Operating Officer (COO), a new position created to guide the development
of high quality, cost effective and integrated clinical programs across the
system. Fontaine comes to Penn Highlands from Pioneer Health Services in Magee,
Miss., where he served as the Vice President of Hospital Operations for the
rural 10-hospital system.
|FOW - Brandon Runyon|
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw,
Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of August
4, 2014. Shaw identified the Fugitive as Brandon Ryan Runyon, age 19, of West
Weber Avenue, DuBois, Pennsylvania.Shaw stated that Runyon is wanted for
failure to appear at Plea and Sentencing Court on July 22, 2014.
|Hummingbird Speedway Race Report 8/2|
FALLS CREEK- Bob McMillen from St Marys was
back in the winner’s circle on Saturday night at Hummingbird Speedway. He was
the victor in the BWP Bats Steel Block Late Model feature race. Other
winners included; Bruce Hartzfeld from Stump Creek in the Street Stock
division, Robert Robertson out of Delmont in the Sunny 106.5 Micro Sprints, and
in the Pure Stocks it was Doug Surra from Kersey. The Front Wheel Drive
Four Cylinder race was rained out and will be completed next week.
|August Marks National Breastfeeding Month|
HARRISBURG - In Pennsylvania
and across the nation, August marks the start of National Breastfeeding Month.
It has supporters touting the benefits of mother's milk, often called
"nature's perfect baby food."
|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.