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  1. State police: Third suspect arrested following shooting of dogs in Clearfield County by Sierra Darville Friday, January 17th 2020 AA 4 VIEW ALL PHOTOS State police: Third suspect arrested following shooting of dogs in Clearfield County. (Photo: Clearfield County DA's Offic JORDAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WJAC) — Authorities say the final suspect in a Clearfield County animal cruelty case has been arrested. State police say 18-year-old James Potts had been on the run since the September shooting of two dogs, in which he and two other men are suspected of being involved. Troopers say the incident happened Sept. 5 sometime around 1 a.m. after the men and a woman drove up to a house in Jordan Township. Authorities say an argument had taken place between the men and a resident of the home not long before their return. Potts, along with 33-year-old William Cochran and 23-year-old Joseph Brown, got out of their vehicle with bandannas covering their faces and confronted a woman at the home, according to a criminal complaint. Authorities say Potts pointed a shotgun at the woman and told her to get on the ground. The woman released her two dogs from her home for protection, and authorities say Potts shot and killed the dogs. According to the complaint, the men threatened the woman who was with them after the incident occurred. The complaint states they threatened to do the same thing to her dog if she told anyone about what had happened and that they would attack her family. The complaint also states the group threatened to blame the entire incident on the woman because she wasn't wearing a bandanna and the victim recognized her during the confrontation. Court documents show Potts faces several charges, including aggravated cruelty to animals, intimidating a witness/victim and conspiracy. Potts was denied bail during his preliminary arraignment, according to documents. He is scheduled to appear in court again Wednesday.
  2. Study: Spotted lanternfly costing Pennsylvania $50M annually by Associated Press Friday, January 17th 2020 AA Spotted Lanternfly (WJAC). A large, colorful pest from Asia is costing the Pennsylvania economy about $50 million and eliminating nearly 500 jobs each year. That's according to a Penn State study released Thursday. The study represents researchers' first attempt to quantify the destruction caused by the It was first detected in the U.S. in 2014, in Pennsylvania's Berks County. It's since overrun the state's southeastern corner and spread into nearby states including New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia. Penn State economists estimated the financial impact on industries most susceptible to spotted lanternfly, including nurseries, vineyards, Christmas tree growers and hardwood producers. https://wjactv.com/news/local/study-spotted-lanternfly-costing-pennsylvania-50m-annually
  3. WEATHER ALERT: Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Jefferson County January 17, 2020 2:26 pm· Author: Aly Delp JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Jefferson County and surrounding areas. The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following Urgent Winter Message at 2:02 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020: Winter Weather Advisory URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 202 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020 COUNTIES: Mercer-Venango-Forest-Lawrence-Butler-Clarion-Jefferson PA-Armstrong-Indiana CITIES: Sharon, Hermitage, Grove City, Oil City, Franklin, Tionesta, New Castle, Ellwood City, Butler, Clarion, Punxsutawney, Brookville, Kittanning, Ford City, and Indiana. …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 7 PM EST SATURDAY… * WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE…Portions of northwest and western Pennsylvania. * WHEN…From 4 AM to 7 PM EST Saturday. * IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow will transition to a mix of freezing rain and sleet through Saturday afternoon. Precipitation will change to rain by Saturday evening. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Slow down and use caution while traveling. Please report snow or ice by calling 412-262-1988, posting to the NWS Pittsburgh Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSPittsburgh The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission remind motorists to adjust speeds based on driving conditions as winter weather impacts Pennsylvania roadways. Visit www.511pa.com for the latest travel, roadway and traffic conditions.
  4. Brookville PD Seize Over $11,200 Worth of Meth, Heroin January 17, 2020 12:30 am· Author: Aly Delp BROOKVILLE BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – Brookville Borough Police seized 560 stamp bags of heroin as well as methamphetamine and numerous items of drug paraphernalia during a recent investigation. According to a release from the Brookville Borough Police, they were assisting another law enforcement agency with an investigation when a known 29-year-old DuBois man was detained for a probation violation. Police say when they confronted the man, he was found to be in possession of over $2,370.00 cash as well as methamphetamine. The man also allegedly informed the officers he was hiding an additional 560 stamp bags of heroin inside a coffee maker. According to police, the heroin was then found and seized. The man involved was taken to the Jefferson County jail, and charges of possession with intent to deliver, as well as other related charges, were filed through District Court 54-3-03. According to police, the total street value of the drugs seized was $11,200.00.
  5. Orphaned teen is being forced out of grandparents' senior community because he's too young Updated: 10:30 PM EST Jan 16, 2020 By Scottie Andrew, CNN Orphaned teen is being forced out of grandparents' senior community because he's too young A 15-year-old orphan is being forced from the Arizona senior community where he lives with his grandparents after the homeowner's association said it could face legal issues if he stayed.Collin Clabaugh moved from California to live with his grandparents in Prescott, Arizona, after his parents died within two weeks of each other in 2018.About a year later, the family received a letter from an attorney representing the neighborhood's homeowner's association saying Collin has until June 2020 to move out.Collin's grandparents live in a gated neighborhood designated for residents ages 55 and older. Residents must be at least 19 years old to live there, the association's board of directors said in a statement to KNXV.The Housing for Older Persons Act protects communities like theirs from claims of familial status discrimination. Under the neighborhood's deed restrictions, children aren't allowed to live there.By asking the community to let Collin continue to live there before he turns 19, the HOA would "ignore one of the community's most fundamental restrictions," according to the letter from the association's attorney.Teen says the HOA should be 'compassionate'Letting Collin stay could bring legal claims against the HOA, the association's board said in its statement. Though the HOA's board said they were sympathetic toward Collin's situation, the board must "balance the interest of all parties involved.""Generally, community associations that fail to enforce their residency age restrictions leave themselves open to legal claims from other residents and could even endanger the ability of the association to remain an age restricted community," the board said in its statement.Melodie Passmore, Collin's grandmother, said she thought her grandson's treatment was unfair."We didn't plan this," she told CNN affiliate KNXV. "We didn't go out one day and say, 'Hey, let's have Clay kill himself, and let's have Bonnie die, and we'll take Collin in. And to heck with the HOA.' It's not the way it was planned."Collin told KNXV the association's stance makes the rules seem more important than his life."I just don't think it's right, what they're doing," he said. "And I think they should be a little bit more compassionate."When contacted by CNN, the homeowner's association board emailed an updated statement saying they were "deeply saddened by the circumstances the Passmores are dealing with related to the loss of their loved ones.""The Gardens at Willow Creek legal counsel and legal counsel for the Passmores have been in contact, and the board is working with the Passmores to resolve this matter," the board wrote in the statement.The Passmores' attorney, Kristyne Schaaf-Olson, said in a statement to CNN that it's "unclear at this time whether there is a solution.""We expect that the HOA will exercise its discretion to act on their words of sympathy and do the right thing,'' she wrote.Melodie Passmore told KNXV she and her husband, now in their 70s, had purchased the property as their final home four years ago. She said they were planning to speak to a real estate agent and considering "leaving on their own terms," according to KNXV."He's no danger to the old people that live here," she said. "And I'm sorry, I think most of them that are lipping off, are old people." A 15-year-old orphan is being forced from the Arizona senior community where he lives with his grandparents after the homeowner's association said it could face legal issues if he st Collin Clabaugh moved from California to live with his grandparents in Prescott, Arizona, after his parents died within two weeks of each other in 2018. About a year later, the family received a letter from an attorney representing the neighborhood's homeowner's association saying Collin has until June 2020 to move out. Collin's grandparents live in a gated neighborhood designated for residents ages 55 and older. Residents must be at least 19 years old to live there, the association's board of directors said in a statement to KNXV. The Housing for Older Persons Act protects communities like theirs from claims of familial status discrimination. Under the neighborhood's deed restrictions, children aren't allowed to live there. By asking the community to let Collin continue to live there before he turns 19, the HOA would "ignore one of the community's most fundamental restrictions," according to the letter from the association's attorney. Teen says the HOA should be 'compassionate' Letting Collin stay could bring legal claims against the HOA, the association's board said in its statement. Though the HOA's board said they were sympathetic toward Collin's situation, the board must "balance the interest of all parties involved." "Generally, community associations that fail to enforce their residency age restrictions leave themselves open to legal claims from other residents and could even endanger the ability of the association to remain an age restricted community," the board said in its statement. Melodie Passmore, Collin's grandmother, said she thought her grandson's treatment was unfair. "We didn't plan this," she told CNN affiliate KNXV. "We didn't go out one day and say, 'Hey, let's have Clay kill himself, and let's have Bonnie die, and we'll take Collin in. And to heck with the HOA.' It's not the way it was planned." Collin told KNXV the association's stance makes the rules seem more important than his life. "I just don't think it's right, what they're doing," he said. "And I think they should be a little bit more compassionate." When contacted by CNN, the homeowner's association board emailed an updated statement saying they were "deeply saddened by the circumstances the Passmores are dealing with related to the loss of their loved ones." "The Gardens at Willow Creek legal counsel and legal counsel for the Passmores have been in contact, and the board is working with the Passmores to resolve this matter," the board wrote in the statement. The Passmores' attorney, Kristyne Schaaf-Olson, said in a statement to CNN that it's "unclear at this time whether there is a solution." "We expect that the HOA will exercise its discretion to act on their words of sympathy and do the right thing,'' she wrote. Melodie Passmore told KNXV she and her husband, now in their 70s, had purchased the property as their final home four years ago. She said they were planning to speak to a real estate agent and considering "leaving on their own terms," according to KNXV. "He's no danger to the old people that live here," she said. "And I'm sorry, I think most of them that are lipping off, are old people." SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.wtae.com/article/orphaned-teen-is-being-forced-out-of-grandparents-senior-community-because-hes-too-young/30556720
  6. Police searching for 'armed, dangerous' suspect after man shot, killed in Westmoreland County Updated: 10:12 PM EST Jan 16, 2020 Police searching for 'armed, dangerous' suspect after man shot, killed in Westmoreland Count Police are searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting in Arnold, Westmoreland County, on Thursday evening. Officers responded to a home in the 200 block of 17th Street after reports of a man shot around 4:30 p.m. Officers said the man was pronounced dead when they arrived. Police identified the suspect as Mario Matthew Gatti. Police said Gatti is still on the run and considered to be armed and dangerous. An arrest warrant has been issued for Gatti for the charge of criminal homicide. The victim's identity has not yet been released. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Arnold police or Westmoreland County detectives. Police are searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting in Arnold, Westmoreland County, on Thursday evening. Officers responded to a home in the 200 block of 17th Street after reports of a man shot around 4:30 p.m. Officers said the man was pronounced dead when t Police identified the suspect as Mario Matthew Gatti. Police said Gatti is still on the run and considered to be armed and dangerous. An arrest warrant has been issued for Gatti for the charge of criminal homicide. The victim's identity has not yet been released. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Arnold police or Westmoreland County detectives. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.wtae.com/article/police-on-scene-of-deadly-shooting-in-westmoreland-county/30555596
  7. Reported fire alarm at Giant Eagle on South White Street(Rt.36) in Brookville. Time 6:04 AM. St.2 and ambulance to respond. Use caution in the area.
  8. Style + Beauty Published 23 hours ago Kentucky student expelled from private Christian school over rainbow shirt and cake, mom claims By Alexandra Deabler | Fox News close Video Kentucky student expelled from private Christian school over rainbow shirt and cake, mom claims A Kentucky student is claiming she was expelled from her private Christian school over a rainbow shirt and cake. The school, however, says there is more to the story. A Louisville, Ky. high school student is claiming she was expelled over a photo of her posing with her birthday cake — because the cake and the sweater she was wearing were both decorated with rainbows. However, the private Christian school denies the allegations, and claims there is more to the story. Kayla Kenney was celebrating her 15th birthday with family when her mom, Kimberly Alford, snapped a photo of Kenney smiling with her cake, and posted the picture on Facebook. “She was happy, she looked beautiful,” Alford told WAVE. Alford said that shortly after she posted the photo, she was contacted by the head of Whitefield Academy, Dr. Bruce Jacobson, who informed her that Kenney, who had been attending the private school for four years, was expelled because of the social media post. Kimberly Alford said that her daughter Kayla's shirt and cake were not intended to make any kind of statement. (Kimberly Alford) According to Alford, she claims the Kentucky school informed her that the color of her daughter’s cake and the sweater she was wearing was “demonstrat[ing] a posture of morality and cultural acceptance contrary to that of Whitefield Academy’s beliefs.” Rainbow is often used as a symbol for LGBTQ+. Alford has said that the shirt and cake were not used to make a statement about orientation and that her daughter is not gay. “There was nothing intended by [the rainbow color], and even when I went back and got the receipt from the bakery, it didn’t say anything about representation, it just said assorted colors,” Alford said to WAVE. In a statement to Fox News, the school, however, maintains that the decision was not “solely for a social media post,” but because of violations of the student code of conduct “numerous times over the past two years.” “In the fall, we met with the student to give her a final chance to begin to adhere to our code of conduct. Unfortunately, she did not live up to the agreement, and therefore, has been expelled,” the statement read. “Whitefield Academy is a Christian-based school with a 43-year history of educating students in a learning environment informed by our shared Christian values. All parents who enroll their children in our private school know up front that we ask the students to adhere to a lifestyle informed by our Christian beliefs.” The school did not explicitly state what the “numerous” violations were, or whether they occurred on campus or outside of the school. According to Whitefield Academy’s Code of Conduct, students can be punished for “lifestyle violations” that happen off-campus. Alford claims the school would not meet with her, but changed the expulsion to a voluntary withdrawal. The mom has since enrolled Kenney in public school, but is appealing the expulsion at Whitefield. “You know we teach our kids ‘what would Jesus do?’" Alford said to WAVE. "What would he do here?” Kimberly Alford was not immediately available to talk when contacted. SEE VIDEO ; https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/kentucky-student-expelled-christian-school-rainbow-shirt-cake
  9. Skeletal remains found in Bradford Township identified as missing Philipsburg man by Sierra Darville Thursday, January 16th 2020 AA Skeletal remains found in Bradford Township identified as missing Philipsburg man. (WJAC) BRADFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WJAC) — Authorities have identified the skeletal remains found in Clearfield County as a missing man from Philipsburg. According to the Clearfield County Coroner's Office, the remains belong to 35-year-old Vincent Marcinko. Authorities say Marcinko was identified through dental records. A cause of death has not been determined because of the condition of the remains, according to the coroner's office. According to former District Attorney William Shaw, a hunter came across skeletal human remains in late October off of Graham Road near a trail. State police say Marcinko was reported missing in July. He was last seen at a residence in Brandford Township on June 24, according to troopers. This is a developing story. Stay with 6 News for updates.
  10. AG: Woman kept her sister in wooden cage inside Washington County home Authorities say Leona Biser, 51, of Vestaburg, is charged with neglect and abuse of care dependent person Updated: 11:55 PM EST Jan 15, 2020 AG: Woman kept her sister in wooden cage inside Washington County home Authorities say Leona Biser, 51, of Vestaburg, is charged with neglect and abuse of care dependent person VESTABURG, Pa. — A western Pennsylvania woman is suspected of keeping her sister "in a wooden cage with only a dirty mattress and little to no medical care," the state attorney general said Wednesday. Leona Biser, 51, of Vestaburg, Washington County, is charged with neglect of a care dependent person, abuse of a care dependent person, recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint and false imprisonment, Attorney General Josh The woman's sister was allegedly kept in a "man-made cell that sat in the home's living room," according to Shapiro's office. Leona Biser Below is the full statement from the Attorney General's Office. Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced neglect and false imprisonment charges against a Washington County woman who kept her sister in a wooden cage with only a dirty mattress and little-to-no medical care. Shapiro says his Office's Bureau of Criminal Investigations has charged Leona Biser, 51, of Vestaburg, Washington County with neglect of a care dependent person, abuse of a care dependent person, recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint, and false imprisonment after agents discovered Biser had kept her sister, Loretta Lancaster, 53, in the man-made cell that sat in the home’s living room. "This defendant professed to be caring for her sister when, in fact, the home was in deplorable condition, had no running water, and the victim was not getting her prescribed medicines," AG Shapiro said. "We fight to protect those who cannot protect themselves. And our agents have made sure the victim has received needed care and will no longer have to suffer daily living in a cage." After discovering Lancaster, Shapiro said Office of Attorney General agents had her transported to Monongahela Valley Hospital for treatment of a urinary tract infection and Rhabdomyolysis, which is a breakdown of muscle that can be caused by infection. During her hospital stay, Lancaster's condition has improved. She has regained some mobility, and is working with a speech therapist. Senior Deputy Attorney General Patrick Schulte of the Office of Attorney General's Criminal Prosecution Section and Deputy Attorney General Aaron McKendry of the Office's Medicaid Fraud Control Section are prosecuting this case. All charges discussed are accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.wtae.com/article/pennsylvania-attorney-general-says-woman-kept-sister-in-cage-vestaburg-washington-county/30537374
  11. Court Documents: Woman used fingernail clipper to stab, kill husband by Sierra Darville Wednesday, January 15th 2020 AA Court Documents: Woman used fingernail clipper to stab, kill husband. (Photo: NBC News Channel / WCAU MILLVILLE, Pa. (WJAC) — A bizarre stabbing in Pennsylvania has left a man dead. Prosecutors say the murder weapon was a fingernail clipper. Now, the victim's wife is in jail. After authorities say Katheleen Ayala repeatedly stabbed her husband Axel Torres using a nail clipper, she called 911. Court Documents: Woman used fingernail clipper to stab, kill husband. (Video: NBC News Channel / WCAU) "We need somebody please right now -- please, please, please!" Ayala can be heard saying. "Ma'am you gotta speak, you gotta talk to me," the 911 operator says. "I understand that. We're getting an ambulance out there, but you gotta tell me what's going on?" "Somebody's bleeding. I don't know what's going on," Ayala says. The pleas for help came from the Country Meadows Mobile Home Park in Millville just after 1 a.m. Sunday. According to court documents, Ayala told police she used “a fingernail clipper that had a sharp nail filer” to stab her husband in a wooded area. Prosecutors say she had chased after him following a physical and verbal fight between the two inside. Ayala: "He stopped breathing, he's bleeding. I think he got stabbed I don't know!" Dispatch: "You're not sure?" Ayala: "I don't know, I don't know what's going on!" Dispatch: "He's not breathing anymore?" Ayala: "No!" Arriving police officers found Torres unresponsive and covered in blood, with a serious wound to his left leg among the injuries. Authorities say he died Monday morning. Ayala was arrested after the stabbing and later charged with murder. According to court documents, she told police she only wanted to scare the her husband and did not want to actually physically cause him harm. Court documents say Ayala told police her husband took the nail clipper from her. Officers searched the area, but weren't able to find it. Ayala is in jail, awaiting a hearing on Friday. SEE VIDEOS ; https://wjactv.com/news/local/court-documents-woman-used-fingernail-clipper-to-stab-kill-husband
  12. Sometimes it takes up to a week or more for details to make the news.
  13. BREAKING NEWS: Bill Halting Closure of State Centers for at Least Five Years Passes House January 15, 2020 12:45 am· Author: Tyler Ochs HARRISBURG, Pa. – After dedicated opposition to the governor’s call to close Polk State Center, Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced that legislation passed the House today to prevent the closure of any state centers until at least five years from the bill’s passage, but not before a sensible plan for closure is created. Without passage of Senate Bill 906, the centers’ residents – many of whom have called the centers home for decades – face eviction against their will. “My concern about Gov. Tom Wolf’s mandated closure of Polk and White Haven has always been the residents and their welfare. A topic that has such serious, life-changing implications must be thoroughly considered from all angles. The amendment I offered would require proper consideration,” James said. The bill would require a task force to perform a comprehensive evaluation of the state centers and provide recommendations to the Department of Human Services prior to the closure of any state center. A majority of the task force must approve the plan, and five years must pass after the bill is signed into law. The James amendment eliminates the requirement that every Pennsylvanian who is Medicaid waiver-eligible is moved off the waiting list and into community-based services prior to the closure of any state center. “Thousands of people shared their opposition to the abrupt closure the governor mandated last August. Because of their support, we are one step closer to protecting these vulnerable members of our community,” James added. “I look forward to the bill’s swift vote in the Senate.” Because Senate Bill 906 was amended, it must return to the Senate for a concurrence vote before it is presented to the governor for his signature.
  14. Charges filed for child endangerment in Jefferson County Local News by: Bill Shannon Posted: Jan 15, 2020 / 11:32 AM EST / Updated: Jan 15, 2020 / 11:32 AM EST BROOKVILLE, JEFFERSON CO. Pa. (WTAJ) — Brookville police have reported child endangerment charges after finding a 3-year old with access to drugs and guns. The incident happened on Monday afternoon, January 15, when police responded to the call on Mabon Street to check the welfare of a child. Police report they found a 3-year-old child unattended in access to drug paraphernalia, firearms, and other dangerous items. Charges of endangering the welfare of children have been filed.
  15. Police file domestic charges in Jefferson County Local News by: Bill Shannon Posted: Jan 15, 2020 / 11:43 AM EST / Updated: Jan 15, 2020 / 11:43 AM BROOKVILLE, JEFFERSON CO, Pa.. (WTAJ) — Brookville Police responded to a call on Mabon Street in Brookville shortly after 1 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15. They report a person had hit another and attempted to strangle them with the strap from around a bathrobe. They also threatened to slit the throat of the victim. Police have filed charges of simple assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and harassment.
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