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  1. Jefferson County Woman Faces Charges for Theft of Game System May 20, 2019 12:30 am· Author: Aly Delp BELL TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Charges have been filed against a Jefferson County woman who allegedly admitted to stealing and then selling a game system. Court documents indicate the Punxsutawney-based State Police filed criminal charges against 23-year-old Melissa Denise Dillard, of Punxsutawney. According to a criminal complaint, around 3:45 p.m. on April 16, Trooper Green, of the Punxsutawney-based State Police, interviewed Melissa Dillard at the PSP Punxsutawney barracks. According to the complaint, during the interview, Dillard admitted to stealing a missing Xbox. Dillard allegedly stated she was at the residence the Xbox was taken from and excused herself to go to the restroom, but instead, she took the Xbox out of the bedroom and took it to her boyfriend’s vehicle, the complaint states. Dillard stated that her boyfriend had no involvement or knowledge of her actions. She added that after they left the residence, they went directly to Game Stop in Johnstown and sold the Xbox. Dillard also provided a written statement explaining her actions, according to the complaint. The Xbox was subsequently recovered from Game Stop and returned to the victim. Based on the investigation, the following charges were filed against Dillard in Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock’s office on Wednesday, May 15: – Theft by Unlawful Taking – Movable Property, Misdemeanor 1 – Receiving Stolen Property, Misdemeanor 1 A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, with Judge Mizerock presiding. https://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/jefferson-county-woman-faces-charges-for-theft-of-game-system/
  2. Should have at least bought her a box of chocolate covered peanut butter or as most know them as Reese' Peanut Butter Cups.
  3. Brookville Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash May 20, 2019 12:35 am· Author: Aly Delp LEEPER, Pa. (EYT) – A 35-year-old Brookville man died Sunday afternoon after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a pickup truck on Route 66 in Farmington Township, Clarion County. Marienville-based State Police Trooper Bloom said the accident happened around 3:35 p.m. on State Route 66 near its intersection with Tylersburg Road. Trooper Bloom said 22-year-old Jordan T. Sleppy, of Tylersburg, was traveling north on State Route 66 and attempting to turn left onto Tylersburg Road when his 2014 Ford F-250 collided with a 2005 Kawasaki Ninja traveling south on State Route 66. The operator of the motorcycle – 35-year-old John I. Ross of Brookville – was pronounced dead at the scene. Sleppy was not injured in the collision. Pennsylvania State Police CARS (Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Specialist) unit was called to the scene to conduct an accident reconstruction. Farmington Township Volunteer Fire Company, Knox Ambulance, PennDOT, and Snyder’s Auto Body also assisted at the scene. The investigation is ongoing. https://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/breaking-news-brookville-man-killed-in-motorcycle-crash/
  4. Mom diagnosed with cancer the day her husband died passes away at 38 Most important to Tessie Sylvester was that her sons maintain strong ties to their family. May 17, 2019, 1:11 PM EDT / Source: TODAY By Rachel Paula Abrahamson When Tessie Sylvester’s husband, John, was diagnosed with ALS in 2012, she had a serious talk with her sister Jenny Halverson. “Tessie was like, 'if anything happens to me, you and Chris need to take the kids,’" Halverson told TODAY Parents. “It just all seemed so farfetched at the time.” Tessie Sylvester and her husband John had two boys when they found out he had ALS. Courtesy of the Halverson family Then, on June 17, 2017 — the same day Tessie became a widow — a doctor called with devastating news. Tessie had stage 4 adenocarcinoma, an aggressive gland-based cancer. “We sat down and she said, ‘Jenny, if I die promise you’ll be a mom to my boys,’ and I said, ‘Of course I will, Tessie, but we’re gonna fight this. We’re not going to think about anything of this other stuff,’” Halverson said. “I needed her to be OK.” When John was diagnosed with ALS, Tessie asked her sister, Jenny, to take care of her kids if anything happened to her. Courtesy of the Halverson family But the cancer was relentless and the Minneapolis dentist began to share her wishes for Gus, 8, Freddy, 7. “One day, Tessie called me and said, ‘They can’t date until after high school,’” Halverson recalled. Tessie was also adamant that her children not feel pressure to be good at soccer. (Tessie was on an award-winning college team while John played professional for the Minnesota Thunder.) But most important to Tessie, who was one of six siblings, was that Freddy and Gus maintain strong ties to their family. “We’re all incredibly close,” Halverson said. “That will never change.” John Sylvester died on June 17, 2017. That day, Tessie received her diagnosis: She had adenocarcinoma, a gland-based cancer.Courtesy of the Halverson family In April, Tessie sensed that death was nearing and held an adoption ceremony with Jenny and all of their children at the hospital. (Jenny and her husband, Chris, are parents of Oscar, 15, Edith, 12, and Hazel, 10.) “Tessie did so much to lay the groundwork to help Freddy and Gus face life without her,” Jenny said. “During the ceremony she was like, ‘My brothers and sisters are my greatest blessing. I was one of six and now you get to be one of five. You will always have each other and look after each other.’ Her words brought the boys so much comfort.” Tessie, 38, died two weeks later on May 1. As she fought her cancer, foremost in Tessie's mind was that her boys be close to their family. Courtesy of the Halverson family Gus and Freddy have been sleeping on a big pullout couch with Oscar, Edith and Hazel in Jenny’s basement. They have beds, but prefer having a slumber party. “There is an overwhelming amount of love there,” Halverson said. “They are all taking care of each other and I know Tessie is watching and she’s smiling. As much as they’ve lost they have this huge family network.” Tessie's sister Jenny and her husband officially adopted Freddy and Gus in April 2019. Courtesy of the Halverson family Soon, Jenny and Chris will be moving their brood — which includes Tessie’s English Mastiff — into a larger home just two miles down the road. “Tessie chose the house,” Halverson said. “She wanted something with a big backyard where everybody could gather for barbecues and that is exactly what we’ll be doing this summer.” In a sweet twist, Tessie’s brother Frank purchased her house so that Freddy and Gus can always come and visit. The family has also set up a Go Fund Me for the kids. Gus and Freddy have returned to school and are beginning to process life without their mom. Some days are harder than others. “I will make certain they know how hard she fought for them,” Halverson said. “Tessie was courageous and selfless and strong and I am so grateful for the gift of her boys. We are so blessed to be the ones to have Gus and Freddy.” https://www.today.com/parents/mom-2-dies-cancer-two-years-after-husband-dies-als-t154348
  5. CRIME Published 3 hours ago Veteran impaled by stolen tripod dropped on California freeway By Bradford Betz | Fox News close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for May 20 Fox News Flash top headlines for May 20 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com A California veteran riding passenger in a van was severely wounded Thursday after a yellow-and-red tripod smashed through the windshield and impaled his lung, authorities said. The tripod was stolen from a California Department of Transportation crew and dropped off an overpass onto Interstate 5 around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, authorities said. A stolen tripod smashed through the glass of a van last Thursday, injuring the passenger, authorities said. (CHP) Tim Page, the driver, told KCRA-TV he was on Interstate 5 when the tripod broke through the front windshield. He said it went through his passenger’s lung and popped out. The passenger survived. Matthew Adam Thompson is suspected of having dropped a tripod over an Interstate 5 overpass last Thursday, impaling an oncoming passenger, authorities said. (CHP) The suspect, whom authorities have identified as 32-year-old Matthew Adam Thompson, was arrested on an active warrant and resisting an officer, KCRA-TV reported. California Highway Patrol is pursuing an attempted murder charge, the report said. Page volunteers with El Dorado Veteran Resources and had picked up his passenger from the airport. No further details were released on the veteran's condition. https://www.foxnews.com/us/veteran-impaled-by-stolen-tripod-on-california-freeway
  6. South Carolina Published 2 hours ago South Carolina dad fatally shoots daughter he thought was intruder: report Fox News Authorities in Greenville, S.C., responded to a deadly shooting early Sunday. (Fox Carolina) A South Carolina father fatally shot his adult daughter early Sunday after mistaking her for an intruder, authorities said. The shooting occurred at a Greenville home at about 1 a.m. The victim was identified as Nadeja Jermainequa Pressley, 23. Her father reportedly shot through a door at the home. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Fox Carolina reported that the shooting is being investigated. Video A neighbor told another local outlet that she heard two gunshots and saw police everywhere. “That’s just a sad feeling,” she said. https://www.foxnews.com/us/south-carolina-dad-fatally-shoots-daughter-he-thought-was-intruder-report
  7. Sunday - Spaghetti, salad, dessert at Brockway Depot.
  8. Loved ones stunned as authorities allege illegal cemetery likely dug up, reused caskets by Cory Pippin, WPMI Friday, May 17th 2019 AA Loved ones stunned as authorities allege illegal cemetery likely dug up, reused caskets PRICHARD, Ala. (WPMI) - Loved ones of people buried in a Prichard cemetery are stunned and disgusted after authorities allege caskets may have been dug up and reused. For those with friends or family buried in the Heritage Memorial Garden Cemetery, the news from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Officer comes as a shock. Angela Dortch has spent the last few months grieving the loss of her daughter Tamara. But Dortch is now facing an unimaginable question; is her child even in the cemetery at the corner of Cheeseman Street and Owens Avenue where she was supposedly buried? “This is heartbreaking, and it’s scary to think my baby might not be in her casket. She might not even be in a casket,” said Dortch. Dortch was visibly shaken as she watched NBC 15’s exclusive coverage of the raid on the New Ship Ministries Church by Mobile County Sheriff’s deputies on Friday. The church is believed to be connected to the alleged illegal cemetery run by Cedric McMillan. Authorities said cadaver dogs discovered a funeral home inside with caskets that appeared to have been dug up and reused. “That was one of my nightmares. I already thought that he was reusing those caskets,” Dortch said. Dortch was one of numerous people who raised concerns about the cemetery’s operations, which led to NBC 15’s investigation. Deep down, Dortch said she always felt there was something horrid below the surface. “This is devastating, and it’s hurting a lot of people. It really hurts,” said Dortch. Other families have also contacted NBC 15 with concerns that their loved ones may not be inside their caskets anymore. Folks are expected to get answers as the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office investigation continues. For all of our previous stories on this cemetery, click the links below: NBC 15 investigation into alleged illegal cemetery leads to raid on Prichard church Families trying to exhume loved ones from Prichard cemetery Accused pastor in court over alleged illegal cemetery in Prichard "They can't rest, We can't rest" Families protest alleged illegal graveyard Prichard cemetery temporarily shut down SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://wjactv.com/news/nation-world/loved-ones-stunned-as-authorities-allege-illegal-cemetery-likely-dug-up-reused-caskets
  9. Proposed Legislation Would Prohibit Grass Clippings from Roadways to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents May 19, 2019 12:40 am· Author: Aly Delp HARRISBURG, Pa. – In recognition of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) plans to introduce legislation that would help prevent one of the most dangerous and preventable hazards for motorcyclists: grass clippings on roadways. A release from Bartolotta’s office notes that grass clippings can cause the surface of the roadway to become extremely slippery, and a number of motorcycle accidents and deaths have been attributed to grass clippings. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), motorcyclists are about 28 times more likely than people in passenger cars to die in a traffic crash, accounting for 14% of all traffic-related fatalities. The NHTSA website notes that grass clippings on the road present a serious hazard for motorcyclists, causing a serious loss of traction for a motorcycle as they are comprised of 70% water and can be slippery. According to John Pacsai, a Jefferson County resident, grass clippings blown into the road, particularly along state roads with higher speed limits, are a serious problem for riders in our area. “People just don’t realize how dangerous it is,” Pacsai told exploreJeffersonPA.com. “Especially if the grass is wet at all, that can easily end with someone going face-first into the road.” Pascai is a member of Friends of Christian, ABATE Clarion County, and Friends of the Flag. In the case of organized rides – like the Poker Runs and other events so often organized for fundraising in our area – the danger can increase, as grass clippings in the road can lead to chain reaction crashes. “If you have a group of 50 people riding, and one person in the front goes down, that can quickly turn into a chain reaction,” Pacsai said. According to the NHTSA, grass in the roadway is considered a contributing factor in about 20% of motorcycle accidents, and it is already illegal in some municipalities, such as the City of York in the eastern part of the state. Approaching the issue on a state level isn’t unheard of, either. The state of Illinois already has a Litter Control Act which makes it illegal for people to blow grass cuttings in the roads. “It really doesn’t take that much time or effort to mow the first few strips back into the lawn,” Pacsai noted. “Let’s make sure what we’re doing is safe for everyone.” In a recent release, Senator Bartolotta stated: “Prohibiting grass clippings from roadways is an easy, commonsense solution to a deadly problem. “Land owners have a right to manage and maintain their property as they see fit, but they also have a responsibility to ensure they do not create a lethal hazard for other motorists on public roadways by being negligent.” Bartolotta’s bill would treat offenses related to grass clippings on roadways in the same way as waste paper, sweepings, ashes, household waste, glass, metal, refuse and other rubbish deposited on roads. Fines would range from $50.00 to $300.00 for a first offense, and $300.00 to $1,000.00 for a subsequent offense. In either case, offenders would also be required to have the clippings removed from the road. For those who ride locally, Pacsai also noted that the Friends of the Flag are hosting their annual Blessing of the Bikes at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, on Main Street in Brookville in front of the park. https://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/proposed-legislation-would-prohibit-grass-clippings-from-roadways-to-prevent-motorcycle-accidents/#more-229179
  10. Crime Published 1 hour ago Florida Lottery winner of $1M among suspects rounded up in major drug bust: reports By Dom Calicchio | Fox News close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for May 19 Fox News Flash top headlines for May 19 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com A little more than a year ago, Karlee Harbst was the smiling winner of a $1 million prize in the Florida Lottery. She had even won a $100 prize a week earlier. The money was coming at a great time too, because Harbst was reportedly pregnant. But last week, the 27-year-old Port Orange woman was among more than 20 suspects apprehended by police in a major drug bust, according to reports. She was reportedly charged with solicitation to deliver heroin and unlawful use of a two-way communication device, and made her first court appearance Friday in connection with the case. Her lottery winnings had marked an opportunity for Harbst to turn her life around after a criminal history that included previous arrests for drug possession, theft, contempt of court and driving with a suspended license, according to the Miami Herald. Last May, Karlee Harbst won $1 million in the Florida Lottery's Gold Rush game, according to reports. (Florida Lottery) But instead, she allegedly got involved with the operators of an extensive drug operation that peddled in heroin, fentanyl and cocaine, according to Florida law enforcement authorities. “These are not nice people,” Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood told the Daytona Beach News-Journal last week, referring to the alleged ringleaders and others who were arrested. Authorities hope that the bust, dubbed “Operation: Smooth Criminal,” will help reduce drug traffic in an area that saw some 300 drug-related deaths between 2017 and 2018, the News-Journal reported. Florida Lottery winner Karlee Harbst, 27, was among suspects rounded up in “Operation: Smooth Criminal,” authorities say. (Volusia County Corrections Department) Nine of the suspects were linked to the organization while others were nabbed in a series of raids in Volusia County, according to the paper. Volusia County, which includes Daytona Beach, lies on the Atlantic coast of Florida, northeast of Orlando. Back when Harbst won the lottery, she appeared on local TV and said she bought the ticket because of its number, the Herald reported. “When I saw the ticket was number 24, I had to get it. Twenty-four is my favorite number,” she reportedly told Orlando's WESH-TV. After last week’s drug bust, according to authorities, it looks like Harbst’s number may be up again. https://www.foxnews.com/us/1m-lottery-winner-among-suspects-rounded-up-in-major-drug-bust-reports
  11. Authorities: Woman unhappy about birthday attacks boyfriend by The Associated Press Friday, May 17th 2019 AA Authorities: Woman unhappy about birthday attacks boyfriend. (Photo: CNN Newsource / KDKA) WEST NEWTON, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman allegedly attacked her boyfriend with a box cutter because no one got her a card, cake or gift on her 55th birthday. Georgia Zowacki is charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and other counts. It wasn't known Friday if she's retained an attorney. Authorities say Zowacki had been drinking vodka throughout the day on Wednesday. Her boyfriend took her out to dinner that night, but he said she attacked him when they returned to their West Newton home, putting the box cutter near his throat and threatening to kill him. She then allegedly slashed his arm with the weapon, causing minor injuries. The man said Zowacki then ransacked his bedroom before leaving their home on foot. Police found her on a nearby neighbor's porch. https://wjactv.com/news/local/authorities-woman-unhappy-about-birthday-attacks-boyfriend-05-17-2019
  12. GANT: Brookville Man Accused of Having Meth, Heroin, Cocaine and Other Drugs in Vehicle May 18, 2019 12:30 am· Author: exploreJefferson DUBOIS, Pa. (GANT) – A Brookville man is facing several felony charges after police allegedly found methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and more in his vehicle. (This article was provided by our News Partner GantDaily.com.) Jonathan Morales, 35, was charged by DuBois City police on Friday with five felony counts of manufacture/delivery/possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and felony counts of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, conspiracy and possession of firearm prohibited. In addition, he is charged with five misdemeanor counts of intentional possession of a controlled substance and two traffic summaries. The charges stem from a traffic stop on Liberty Boulevard on Thursday at 7:21 p.m. that occurred after an officer saw the vehicle driven by Morales leave the parking lot of a motel without using a proper turn signal. According to the affidavit of probable cause, after he was pulled over, Morales admitted he did not have a valid driver’s license. During their interaction, one of the officers noticed some drug paraphernalia lying on the passenger side floor board. As Morales and his female passenger were removed from the car, the officers said they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A large black bag was found on the floor behind the passenger seat that allegedly contained a box with numerous bags of heroin, syringes and Xanax. They also found marijuana, a handgun, cocaine and methamphetamine. Morales himself reportedly had five grams of suspected methamphetamine in his right front pocket. Police say after the vehicle was taken to the police station and the bag was searched further, they found over $9,000. In all, the black bag contained 229.37 grams of marijuana, 665 stamp bags of suspected heroin, 51.57 grams of methamphetamine, 33.79 grams of cocaine, 20 Xanax pills and 16 loaded syringes, according to the report. Morales is being held in the county jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday.
  13. Reported accident (rollover) on Rt.322 and area of Rathmel Blvd. - Rathmel - Winslow Twp. = Time 9:49 PM. St.6 and ambulance to respond. Use caution in the area. UPDATE - Reported in area of Brick Rd.
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