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Baseball and Softball Return to Campus
DuBOIS – 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 2016.

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 County; and
  • 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
PUNXSUTAWNEY- 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
DuBOIS – 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- 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
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
CLEARFIELD – 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
HARRISBURG- 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
PUNXSUTAWNEY- Punxsutawney State Police report that a pedestrian was been taken to Brookville hospital after being run over in Jefferson County.

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
HARRISBURG - 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 others.

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 Governor’s signature.

New License Plates for PA Veterans
HARRISBURG – 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
BROOKVILLE- Brookville’s Light Up Night Committee officially dissolved as a committee at last night’s council meeting. Council approved placing the committee under the borough last year.

Human Trafficking Legislation Sent to Governor
HARRISBURG- On 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
Western 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 Corbett's signature.

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 (R-20).

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
HARRISBURG-The Senate Education Committee has approved legislation that would end passing the Keystone Exams as a requirement for high school graduation.

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