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  1. Plyler’s Buffet And Family Restaurant Likely To Close Doors on Sunday December 11, 2019 5:13 pm· Author: Jill McDermott BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Plyler’s Buffet and Family Restaurant in Brookville may close its doors for good Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (PHOTO: From Plyler’s Buffet And Family Restaurant Facebook page.) Plyler’s manager Joe Sawey told exploreJefferson.com that more than likely Sunday will be the restaurant’s last day. “It’s not etched in stone,” Sawey said. “We’re trying to work something out with prospective new owners, but right now it looks like we’re going to be closing Sunday.” The restaurant posted to its Facebook page last weekend that the owner recommended using all gift certificates as soon as possible. Another post the same day explained that the business was in foreclosure. Plyler’s, located at 234 Allegheny Blvd. in Brookville, bills itself as a relaxed and welcoming restaurant that people can enjoy with friends and family members.
  2. Tomorrow coming down Mount Mourennci (Rt.948) then going up Boot Jack (Rt.219) on to Rt.153 going down Boone Mt. into Penfield then up State Park Rd. probably make for a very slow trip.
  3. Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Update on Super Load Journey to Lock Haven Drivers should expect slow moving traffic Clearfield, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is offering a travel update to regional drivers as a Yankee Dryer super load continues its journey from the Port of Erie to First Quality Tissue in the city of Lock Haven. The 18-axle transport vehicle and super load weighs 628,000 pounds is 217 feet long, 20 feet high, and 20 feet wide. Currently, PennDOT expects the super load to arrive in Ridgway tonight and continue its journey Thursday morning, December 12. Movement is generally taking place during daylight hours and could be impacted or delayed by winter weather. The hauling team is keeping a close eye on the weather as it could affect travel speeds. The travel schedule will include Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15. Arrival in Lock Haven is now expected early next week. The super load travel plan involves nine counties and features cross overs and unusual traffic patterns, including: • Counterflow/opposite direction movement on SR 879 West off-ramp in the Clearfield Mall area—Clearfield County • Multiple crossover movements on SR 879—Clearfield County • Counterflow/opposite direction movement on SR 322 westbound off-ramp at Woodland intersection—Clearfield County • Counterflow movement on SR 322 West—Centre County • Crossover movement on SR 322 East and Blazosky Rd—Centre County • Counterflow/opposite direction movement on SR 2015 (Mill Hall Rd)—Clinton County • Counterflow/opposite direction movement on SR 220 South at exit 109—Clinton County • Counterflow/opposite direction movement on SR2012 E/120 East in Lock Haven area—Clinton County • Counterflow/opposite direction movement on SR 120 East on-ramp in Lock Haven area—Clinton County Flaggers will be positioned at specific locations and intersections along the super load route to assist movements through intersections and control traffic during counterflow movements. Drivers will need to remain alert for this slow-moving operation, which will travel at speeds lower than 15 miles-per-hour. Roadway message boards will be in place as the super load moves through specific areas to alert drivers of the restrictions and traffic delays. Pennsylvania State Police will accompany the transport to enhance safety. Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 12/11/2019 11:01:00 AM
  4. Update: Super Load Arrives in North Central Region, Traffic Impacts Expected Ridgway, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding motorists to be alert for traffic impacts as the Yankee Dryer super load, which arrived in Elk County this afternoon, will be making its way through the North Central Region of Pennsylvania over the next few days. The super load left the Port of Erie Thursday, December 5, and has traversed portions of Erie, Crawford, Venango, Clarion, Forest and Elk counties. It stopped approximately three and a half miles north of Ridgway Borough along Route 948 in Elk County and will remain there overnight. Plans call for the load to continue along Route 948 into Ridgway Borough tomorrow. Traffic in the Ridgway area, particularly around Main Street, is encouraged to use alternate routes. After passing through Ridgway, the load will continue onto Route 219 south and into Clearfield County via Route 153 south. It is excepted to arrive in Lock Haven early next week. A complete list of the planned route from Erie to Lock Haven was included in the initial release distributed by PennDOT on Wednesday, December 4, which can be found at www.penndot.gov/district2. Flaggers will be positioned at specific locations and intersections along the super load route to assist with traffic control during counterflow movements. Drivers will need to remain alert for the slow-moving operation, which will travel at speeds lower than 15 miles-per-hour. Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 12/11/2019 04:56:00 PM
  5. Heard them talking about it earlier in afternoon.
  6. Reported accident on Clay Plant Rd. in area of the S curves - Snyder Twp. - Brockway Area. Time 7:15 PM. St.1 and ambulance to respond. Use caution in the area. Notifying PennDOT about road conditions.
  7. Man Threatened with Rifle During Deer Meat Dispute December 11, 2019 12:40 am· Author: Aly Delp BELL TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A local man is facing charges following an incident earlier this month where he allegedly threatened another man with a hunting rifle during a dispute over deer meat. Court documents indicate the Punxsutawney-based State Police filed criminal charges against 23-year-old Kyle Timothy Keth, of Punxsutawney. According to a criminal complaint, around 11:32 a.m. on December 1, troopers of the Punxsutawney-based State Police received a report of a dispute over deer meat during which a firearm was allegedly pointed at a victim at a location in Bell Township. The troopers also received information that the individual involved was Kyle Timothy Keth, and that Keth had left the area in a black Ford Escape owned and driven by a known woman. The Punxsutawney Borough Police Department was also notified of the incident. Troopers O’Rourke and Burkett then proceeded to a location on Fairview Avenue to speak to the victim. According to the complaint, the victim reported Keth had killed a deer and brought it to him for processing with the agreement that Keth would help him process the meat. The victim said when Keth did not show up as agreed, he processed the meat himself. Keth and the known female then arrived at his residence around 11:30 a.m., and Keth was allegedly upset the victim had processed the meat in a way that did not satisfy him. The victim went on to say an argument then ensued with led him to tell Keth to take the meat and leave his property. The victim then took the deer carcass and placed it into the back of the woman’s black Ford Escape and threw the deer guts on the hood of the vehicle while still arguing with Keth. Keth and the woman then entered the vehicle and began to drive away on Fairview Avenue. According to the complaint, after the vehicle traveled approximately 50 to 100 yards, it stopped, and Keth exited, allegedly holding a rifle. The victim told police Keth shouldered the rifle and was looking through the scope while aiming in the victim’s direction. The victim said he then began walking into his house to call the police, when Keth said “where are you going?” The victim told Keth he was calling the police. The complaint notes the victim reported the woman went and stood in front of Keth and grabbed the rifle from him, then pushed him into the vehicle and drove away. While the victim was being interviewed, Trooper Malloy, Corporal Powell, and Punxsutawney Borough Police Officer Winfield located Keth and the woman and transported them to the Punxsutawney-based State Police barracks. Keth was then read his Miranda warnings and agreed to speak to the officers. According to the complaint, Keth initially denied any wrongdoing and said that what the victim reported “was a lie.” However, he later admitted that when he exited the vehicle after arguing with the victim, he grabbed his hunting rifle and pointed it at the victim because he “was upset from the argument.” The complaint notes Keth said the rifle was not loaded, and reported that after the incident, he took the rifle back to his father’s house because he only had permission from Jefferson County Probation to possess the rifle while actively hunting. The known woman was also interviewed, and confirmed what Keth stated, according to the complaint. The complaint also notes that Jefferson County Probation was then notified of the incident, as Keth was under supervision for a DUI violation. Probation then issued a detainer for Keth and he was transported to the Jefferson County Jail. The following charges were filed through Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock’s office on Tuesday, December 10: – Terroristic Threats With Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1 – Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2 – Disorder Conduct Hazardous/Physical Offense, Misdemeanor 3 A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, with Judge Mizerock presiding. https://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/man-threatened-with-rifle-during-deer-meat-dispute/
  8. Super Load Continues Trek Through Region December 11, 2019 12:30 am· Author: exploreJefferson FRYBURG, Pa. (EYT) – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding motorists to be alert for traffic impacts as the Yankee Dryer super load continues to slowly travel through the northwest region of Pennsylvania. (PHOTO: The Super Load parked at the Washington Twp. Volunteer Fire Department. Photo by Dave Cyphert of ProPoint Media Photography.) The super load left the Port of Erie on Thursday, December 5 and is traveling through the region on its way to Lock Haven in Clinton County. During the journey, the load will move through nine counties, including portions of Erie, Crawford, Venango and Forest counties. It is excepted to arrive in Lock Haven early next week. Plans call for the load to start along Route 208 near Fryburg, Clarion County. Tuesday’s route included portions of Forest and Venango Counties and travel concluded in Fryburg when the load parked for the evening at the Washington Twp. Volunteer Fire Department. (PHOTO: The Super Load crosses the Hunter Station Bridge in Forest County (U.S. Route 62). Courtesy PennDOT.) Wednesday’s travel route includes Route 36 in Clarion County, as well as Route 66 in Clarion and Forest counties. A complete list of the planned route from Erie to Lock Haven can be found online at www.penndot.gov/district1. Flaggers will be positioned at specific locations and intersections along the super load route to assist control traffic during counterflow movements. Drivers will need to remain alert for the slow-moving operation, which will travel at speeds lower than 15 miles-per-hour. (PHOTO: The Super Load parked at the Washington Twp. Volunteer Fire Department. Photo by Dave Cyphert of ProPoint Media Photography.) Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 950 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
  9. CDC urging consumers to discard salad kits after 8 people in three states sickened with E. coli Share Updated: 8:25 AM EST Dec 10, 2019 National Desk Staff CDC Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp salad kit SOURCE: CDC CDC urging consumers to discard salad kits after 8 people in three states sickened with E. coli Share The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a food safety alert after eight people in three states have been sickened with E. coli linked to salad kits.Four people in Minnesota, three people in Wisconsin and one person in North Dakota have gotten sick. Three of those people have been hospitalized, according to the alert.The alert urges consumers to discard Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits."Don't eat it. Throw it away," the CDC warned in the food safety alert Monday. The kits affected have the following UPC code, 0 71279 30906 4, beginning with lot code Z and a best-before date of Dec. 7.The food safety alert comes after two recalls for salads in the past few weeks over E. coli and listeria concerns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a food safety alert after eight people in three states have been sickened with E. coli linked to salad kits. Four people in Minnesota, three people in Wisconsin and one person in North Dakota have gotten sick. Three of those people have been hospitalized, according to the alert. The alert urges consumers to discard Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits. "Don't eat it. Throw it away," the CDC warned in the food safety alert Monday. The kits affected have the following UPC code, 0 71279 30906 4, beginning with lot code Z and a best-before date of Dec. 7. The food safety alert comes after two recalls for salads in the past few weeks over E. coli and listeria concerns. https://www.wtae.com/article/cdc-urging-consumers-to-discard-salad-kits-after-8-people-in-three-states-sickened-with-e-coli/30178399
  10. Man, woman charged; accused of locking child in closet without food, water nearly 2 days by GREGORY DAILEY | KRCG Staff Monday, December 9th 2019 AA 3 VIEW ALL PHOTOS Joseph Ciavarella and Loretta Wilhelm were charged in Cole County Circuit Court Saturday and booked without a bond after they were alleged to commit crimes against a child. (Cole County Jail) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KRCG) -- Law enforcement stated a 9-year-old boy was locked in his closet without food and water for nearly two days, and even forced to use the restroom while in confinement. Joseph Ciaveralla, 52, and Loretta Wilhelm, 34, were booked into the Cole County Jail without a bond after they were charged in the child abuse investigation at a residence in the 3300 block of Rock Ridge Road. A probable cause document stated the Children's Division was informed a 9-year-old boy was being locked in a closet for long periods of time and even over night. A witness told investigators Wilhelm, who was engaged to Ciavarella, would hit the child and lock him in the closet, one time for almost two days without food and water. The witness also said the child was not allowed to eat food provided to the rest of the household and would only be fed noodles and ravioli, according to the probable cause document. When investigators ultimately interviewed the child, the boy said he was locked in a dark closet all the time, day and night, the document stated. He would be let out by Ciaveralla and Wilhelm in the morning to eat ravioli and then locked back in the closet. The 9-year-old also said when he did something wrong or "got into Wilhelm's things, she would choke him with two hands." Ciavarella denied any knowledge of the child being locked in the closet or any other allegation, stating he worked nights and did not know what went on at the house, according to the court document. Wilhelm also denied putting the child in the closet or taking him out. The document stated that when an investigator asked her why the room smelled like human urine, she asked for an attorney. Ciavarella was charged with first-degree child endangerment, while Wilhelm was charged with child abuse or neglect. Both suspects were booked into the Cole County Jail without a bond. https://wjactv.com/news/nation-world/man-woman-charged-accused-of-locking-child-in-closet-without-food-water-nearly-2-days
  11. Shooting in Jersey City leaves 6 dead, including police officer and three civilians A police detective, three civilians and two suspects were killed Tuesday afternoon during a standoff and shootout in Jersey City, authorities said. Video Will Begin In... 3 6 dead, including a police officer, in New Jersey shootout Dec. 10, 201901:42 Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 10, 2019, 1:27 PM EST / Updated Dec. 11, 2019, 1:04 AM EST By Jonathan Dienst, Tom Winter, Phil Helsel and David K. Li Investigators looking into the deadly shooting of a New Jersey police detective and the deaths of three others at a kosher grocery store Tuesday say there is growing concern that the market was specifically targeted, senior law enforcement sources briefed on the investigation said. But it is too early to know what the motive is behind the attack, one senior law enforcement official said Tuesday night. Both of the suspects, described by the sources as a still-unidentified male and female shooter, were found dead following the standoff and furious gun battle Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Three civilians were also found dead. Jersey City police Det. Joseph Seals, 39, was killed after police investigating a murder approached the two suspects and one of them opened fire, shooting the officer in the head, according to the sources and officials. The pair then drove a U-Haul van to the market, and surveillance video showed them shooting right away, killing one person, and then following the gun battle with police the suspects and other victims were found inside the store, the law enforcement sources said. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted Tuesday night that investigators believe the attackers “targeted the location they attacked.” “Based on our initial investigation (which is ongoing) we now believe the active shooters targeted the location they attacked. Due to an excess of caution the community may see additional police resources in the days/weeks ahead,” Fulop said in the message. “We have no indication there are any further threats.” Seals, who was with the Jersey City Police Department since 2006, was married and the father of five children. Jersey City Police Chief Mike Kelly said earlier Tuesday that authorities believe Seals was shot while trying to stop the suspects. Kelly said that while he was unsure why the plainclothes detective was there, he believes it may have been related to guns. "As the mayor alluded to, he was the leading police officer in removing guns from the street," Kelly said. "Dozens and dozens of handguns, he’s responsible for removing from the street." Video Will Begin In... 3 Jersey City shooting witness: ‘There was a lot of gun power’ Dec. 10, 201902:32 Two other officers were injured, one in the shoulder and one in the body, but have since been released. SWAT officers and first responders, including Hatzalah paramedics, who serve the orthodox Jewish community, rushed to the scene. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women of the Jersey City Police Department, especially with the officers shot during this standoff, and with the residents and schoolchildren currently under lockdown," New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said in a statement. "I have every confidence in our law enforcement professionals to ensure the safety of the community and resolve this situation. Today reminds us of their bravery and the sacrifices they, and their families, make for our communities." All schools in Jersey City were put on lockdown, while campuses in nearby Bayonne were under a "shelter in place" order as a precaution, officials said. The Jersey City School District first tweeted about the lockdown at 1:30 p.m. and students were not reunited with parents until nearly 5 p.m. Download the NBC News app for breaking news SWAT teams with Jersey City and state police were among those responding. Federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Newark and the FBI were also on the scene. “I can hear the gunshots. It's like firecrackers going off," said Andy Patel, who works at a liquor store about three blocks from the scene. "They were shooting like crazy about an hour ago. Then it stopped for like 20 or 30 minutes. The cops were clearing everyone off the streets." The two suspects had at least one long gun, which was described as an AR-type weapon, and 100 or more rounds were fired between police and the suspects, one senior law enforcement official said. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams tweeted Tuesday night that he learned that two of the victims were natives of Brooklyn, and one was a current Williamsburg resident. "This news further sharpens the pain of this #massshooting for our Jewish community. We mourn together. May their memories be a blessing," Adams said in the tweet. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted late Tuesday that "Although there is no credible or specific threat directed against New York City, I have directed the NYPD to assume a state of high alert.” New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said in a statement early Wednesday that his office is leading the criminal investigation and any public statements will be issued by his office. “We continue to work closely with our federal, county, and local partners and we remain grateful for the outpouring of support from law enforcement across the region and the nation,” Grewal said. “We recognize the fear that communities rightfully feel after traumatic incidents such as these, and we are committed to providing all resources necessary to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our fellow residents.” SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/active-shooter-reported-jersey-city-new-jersey-n1099131
  12. Homicide Published 6 hours ago Michigan man who ran over, killed deputy sentenced to life without parole By Frank Miles | Fox News close Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 10 Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 10 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com A 24-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole for running over and killing a sheriff's deputy in southeastern Michigan in 2017, according to a report. Christopher Berak was convicted last month for first-degree murder and the murder of a police officer, Fox 2 Detroit reported. "I'm sorry for what I did. I hope that they're all doing OK," Berak had said before sentencing, per the news outlet. Berak was accused of leading Lapeer County deputies on a car chase and deliberately hitting the cop at an intersection. Deputy Eric Overall, 50, a 22-year veteran of the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, was hit outside his car on Thanksgiving 2017 while deploying "stop sticks" to deflate Berak’s tires. Christopher Berak, right, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder and the murder of a peace officer for the death of Deputy Eric Overall, left. (Oakland County Sheriff's Office / Macomb County Sheriff's Office) Berak's car rolled over, and he was arrested. Berak’s defense said he had no intention of striking the deputy and was reacting to the stop sticks on the road. Earlier in the day, Berak had told authorities at the Lapeer County jail he was "God" and came to break out one of his "sons." "He was a man of honor and integrity. On and off duty, he always strived to do the right thing. ... Eric had a big heart and wore it on his sleeve," Overall's wife, Sonya, said about her husband at the sentencing this week. "My father impacted so many lives, like Sonya just said -- raised me and my brother up to be the best men we could be," the cop’s son, Kenneth Overall, said. "My father was a great man, always selfless. That Thanksgiving morning, it will be a day we'll never forget. Every morning, every day we relive it." "We wish we had him back," he added. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.foxnews.com/us/michigan-man-ran-over-killed-deputy-sentenced-life-without-parole
  13. Video: Company surprises its 198 employees with $10 million holiday bonus by Adam Forgie Monday, December 9th 2019 AA 29 VIEW ALL PHOTOS Employees learn they are getting a huge bonus. The average bonus for each employee is $50,000. (Photo used with permission: Ashlene Larson, St. John Properties) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Employees of St. John Properties got the surprise of a lifetime after the company's founder announced the company is giving a $10 million bonus to be divided amongst its 198 employees. That includes nine people who work at the company's Salt Lake City office. During the company's annual holiday party, St. John Properties founder and chairman Edward St. John shocked his employees with the news. Watch the announcement and some priceless reactions in this clip, and check out the photos in our gallery above or by clicking here: Announcement of $10 million bonus and some priceless employee reactions. (Video:{ }Ashlene Larson, St. John Properties) The average employee is getting $50,000 each, but the size of the bonus depends on the employee's tenure and years of service. Some employees are getting six-figure bonuses upwards of $250,000. Employees learn they are getting a huge bonus. The average bonus for each employee is $50,000. (Photo used with permission: Ashlene Larson, St. John Properties During the holiday party, each employee was given a red envelope which contained the amount of their bonus. Employees were ecstatic with some using the money to pay off their mortgages, send their kids to college, and take dream vacations. SEE PICTURES, VIDEOS ; https://wjactv.com/news/offbeat/video-company-surprises-its-198-employees-with-10-million-holiday-bonus
  14. Williamsburg ambulance shutting down service at end of year by Sierra Darville Tuesday, December 10th 2019 AA Williamsburg ambulance shutting down service at end of year. (Photo: MGN Online) WILLIAMSBURG, Pa. (WJAC) — The Williamsburg Area Ambulance announced it will be ending its services to the community at the end of December. The announcement was made on the ambulance's Facebook page Monday, but the community and surrounding areas were notified Friday. The announcement, written by board Chairman Robert Craig, said the Williamsburg Fire Company and board of directors have tried over the past few years to keep the ambulance service running. They were unable to do so because of declining reimbursement from insurance companies, lack of up-and-coming personnel to continue running and not covering calls as needed as a volunteer service and the financial burden, according to Craig. Williamsburg and the surrounding areas will be served by they Hollidaysburg American Legion EMS service and AMED. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://wjactv.com/news/local/williamsburg-ambulance-shutting-down-service-at-end-of-year
  15. Pennsylvania Sets All-Time Record Bear Harvest December 10, 2019 12:30 am· Author: Lexis Twentier HARRISBURG, Pa. – Hunters have set a new Pennsylvania bear-harvest record. Although numbers are continuing to come in, and bear hunting remains open through Saturday in some of the state’s Wildlife Management Units (WMUs), as of Monday morning, the 2019 preliminary bear harvest sat at 4,577. The Commonwealth’s previous record bear harvest occurred in 2011, when hunters took 4,350 through a slate of bear seasons. Hunters also harvested 4,164 in 2005. Expanded hunting opportunities provided by new special-firearms and muzzleloader bear seasons and an expanded archery bear season have helped push the 2019 bear harvest. Record bear license sales also have contributed: license sales currently exceed 200,000; previously they have held at highs between 170,000 and 175,000. And the statewide bear population at the start of the bear-hunting seasons was about 20,000 bears. “Our goal was to offer more hunting opportunities and prevent Pennsylvania’s bear population from increasing,” noted Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans. “The response from hunters to the expanded seasons and the success they enjoyed afield were exciting to see.” Black bears are thriving in Penn’s Woods today. But in a state with 12 million residents, concern about additional bear population gains compelled the Game Commission earlier this year to double the number of statewide bear-hunting days, creating the state’s lengthiest bear-hunting opportunity since the 1930s. “It’s the largest suite of bear-season changes ever approved in a single year,” explained Matt Lovallo, agency Game Mammals Section supervisor. “In most of the state, we’re going from 14 or 16 days of bear hunting to 32, from three Saturdays to seven, and we started hunting bears almost two weeks earlier.” The additional days and increased number of bear hunters appear to have made a significant difference. Great weather on peak hunting days also helped. The 2018 bear harvest came in at 3,153 bears, 11th-best all-time, but also the lowest bear harvest in the past 11 years. Bad weather negatively affected hunting conditions on key hunting days. The largest bear through all 2019 seasons is the 813-pound male taken with a rifle on the opening day of the general season in Smithfield Township, Monroe County, by Victor M. Vassalluzzo, of Kintnersville. The heaviest bear ever taken in Pennsylvania was an 875-pounder harvested in 2010 in Middle Smithfield Township, Pike County. Since 1992, seven black bears weighing at least 800 pounds have been lawfully harvested in Pennsylvania hunting seasons. Other large bears taken in the 2019 bear general and extended bear seasons – all taken with a rifle – include: a 747-pound male taken in Wright Township, Luzerne County, by J. Kripp Jr., of Mountaintop; a 743-pound male taken in Greene Township, Pike County, by Matthew J. Erdie Jr., of Nazareth; a 696-pound male taken in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, by Brian J. Borosh, of Jim Thorpe; a 661-pound male taken in Lake Township, Wayne County, by Michael A. Biduck II, of West Abington; a 658-pound male taken in Hopewell Township, Huntingdon County, by Michael A. Collins, of Altoona; a 657-pound male taken in Franklin Township, Columbia County, by Nicholas A. Podgurski, of Elysburg; a 656-pound male taken in Hanover Township, Luzerne County, by Dale J. Kobal, of Hunlock Creek; a 623-pound male taken in Beech Creek Township, Clinton County, by Mikael J. Catanese, of Sewickley; and a 620-pound male taken in Miles Township, Centre County, by Reuben Kennel, of Turbotville. Bears were taken in 59 counties. Lycoming County led the state with 283, followed by Clinton County with 267 and Tioga County with 261. The latest county preliminary harvest totals for all seasons are: Northwest (535): Warren, 142; Venango, 79; Forest, 66; Jefferson, 65; Clarion, 61; Crawford, 56; Butler, 44; Erie, 15; and Mercer, 7. Southwest (342): Somerset, 123; Fayette, 61; Armstrong, 56; Indiana, 42; Cambria, 29; Westmoreland, 28; Allegheny, 2; and Greene, 1. Northcentral (1,588): Lycoming, 283; Clinton, 267; Tioga, 261; Potter 173; Centre, 144; McKean, 125; Clearfield, 103; Elk, 100; Cameron, 78; and Union, 54. Southcentral (718): Huntingdon, 177; Bedford, 148; Fulton, 80; Perry, 67; Mifflin, 54; Franklin, 47; Juniata, 42; Blair, 40; Cumberland, 27; Snyder, 24; Adams, 11; and York, 1. Northeast (1,214): Luzerne, 161; Pike, 161; Monroe, 130; Wayne, 130; Bradford, 125; Carbon, 87; Sullivan, 85; Susquehanna,82; Wyoming, 82; Lackawanna, 75; Columbia, 64; Northumberland, 25; and Montour, 7. Southeast (179): Schuylkill, 75; Dauphin, 66; Northampton, 15; Lebanon, 2; Berks, 17; and Lehigh, 4. The latest preliminary bear harvests by Wildlife Management Unit are: WMU 1A, 20; WMU 1B, 156; WMU 2A, 11; WMU 2B, 2; WMU 2C, 285; WMU 2D, 184; WMU 2E, 82; WMU 2F, 338; WMU 2G, 710; WMU 2H, 110; WMU 3A, 260; WMU 3B, 424; WMU 3C, 223; WMU 3D, 488; WMU 4A, 303; WMU 4B, 191; WMU 4C, 248; WMU 4D, 367; WMU 4E, 135; WMU 5A, 25; WMU 5B, 1; and WMU 5C, 13. Final bear harvest numbers will be provided in early 2020 after biologists confirm and crosscheck harvest records. For now, it’s clear hunters have set a record bear harvest, a direct result of increasing opportunity in 2019. It’s news the Game Commission preferred to share as soon as possible. General Season The Game Commission on Dec. 2 issued a news release reporting preliminary totals for the four-day statewide general bear season, but the numbers were inaccurate because they included bears harvested on the first day of the extended season. Corrected numbers for the general season appear below. Hunters on Nov. 27, the final day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season, harvested 113 bears, raising the 2019 statewide general-season harvest to 1,611. None of the bears taken on the final day of the statewide season cracked the Top 10 list for heaviest bears. The top bear-hunting county in the state over the general season was Lycoming County with 118 bears. It was followed by Tioga County with 113 bears. The preliminary statewide season bear harvest by Wildlife Management Unit was as follows: WMU 1A, 11 (19 in 2018); WMU 1B, 49 (120); WMU 2A, 3 (5); WMU 2C, 75 (127); WMU 2D, 100 (125); WMU 2E, 43 (66); WMU 2F, 177 (213); WMU 2G, 321 (357); WMU 2H, 53 (65); WMU 3A, 87 (106); WMU 3B, 152 (129); WMU 3C, 59 (53); WMU 3D, 178 (153); WMU 4A, 82 (127); WMU 4B, 36 (55); WMU 4C, 60 (92); WMU 4D, 98 (123); WMU 4E, 24 (53); WMU 5A, 2 (5) and WMU 5C, 1 (0). Statewide season harvests by county and region are: Northwest (238): Warren, 67 (59); Clarion, 38 (41); Venango, 35 (78); Forest, 27 (55); Jefferson, 26 (69); Butler, 21 (19); Crawford, 19 (59); Mercer, 4 (13); and Erie, 1 (18). Southwest (123): Somerset, 35 (57); Armstrong, 32 (26); Indiana, 27 (31); Fayette, 15 (39); Cambria, 9 (16); Westmoreland, 4 (14); and Greene, 1 (0). Northcentral (653): Lycoming, 118 (107); Tioga, 113 (90); Clinton, 93 (128); Potter, 79 (62); McKean, 60 (47); Clearfield, 54 (80); Elk, 53 (47); Centre, 35 (52); Cameron, 32 (61); and Union, 16 (11). Southcentral (172): Huntingdon, 52 (78); Bedford, 37 (54); Fulton, 21 (35); Perry, 19 (14); Blair, 16 (22); Juniata, 8 (16); Mifflin, 8 (10); Franklin, 6 (14); Cumberland, 3 (4); and Adams, 2 (5). Northeast (386): Pike, 71 (51); Monroe, 49 (50); Luzerne, 48 (53); Bradford, 42 (50); Wayne, 35 (30); Susquehanna, 31 (13); Sullivan, 30 (32); Wyoming, 22 (27); Lackawanna, 21 (20); Carbon, 19 (31); Columbia, 13 (20); and Northumberland, 5 (17). Southeast (39): Dauphin, 18 (26); Schuylkill, 14 (20); Berks, 6 (1); and Lebanon, 1 (7). https://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/update-pennsylvania-sets-all-time-record-bear-harvest/
  16. Punxsutawney Man Facing Charges for Punching Woman, Pulling Knife on Man During Dispute December 10, 2019 12:35 am· Author: Aly Delp PUNXSUTAWNEY BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – A Punxsutawney man is facing criminal charges from two separate incidents earlier this year where he allegedly punched a woman in the head and pulled a knife on a man during a dispute. Court documents indicate the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department filed criminal charges against 20-year-old Justin V. Windows, of Punxsutawney. According to a criminal complaint, around 10:39 a.m. on October 18, a known victim went to the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department to report that Justin Windows had assaulted her. According to the complaint, the victim stated Windows had began to become very controlling of her daily activities and family contact, and then began to “get physical” with her. She reported he would punch her in the head, spit in her face, and choke her. The complaint notes the victim filed a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order against Windows. Windows was interviewed about the allegations on November 21. According to the complaint, he denied the allegations. The following charges were filed through Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock’s office on November 25: – Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2 (two counts) – Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2 – Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary According to a second complaint, around 11:43 a.m. on November 21, Chief Matt Conrad and Detective Andrekovich of the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department were dispatched to a residence on West Mahoning Street for a report of a domestic dispute involving an individual with a knife. According to the complaint, upon their arrival the officers made contact with a witness who stated that Justin Windows and another man were in an argument and said “it was ridiculous and everything escalated.” Chief Conrad asked about the knife, and the witness reported Windows had thrown it, and he wasn’t sure where it was. Windows was then placed into custody, after it was determined he had allegedly pulled the knife during the altercation. He was then transported for a mental health evaluation. According to the complaint, Windows voluntarily provided a written statement which said he had gotten into an argument with a friend, and then his mother had slapped him. He stated after he was slapped, he pulled his knife and threatened to kill his mother. The following charges were filed through Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock’s office on November 25: – Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2 – Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary Preliminary hearings for both cases are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on January 21, with Judge Mizerock presiding. https://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/punxsutawney-man-facing-charges-for-punching-woman-pulling-knife-on-man-during-dispute/
  17. Brockway Police Chief Taking New Job December 10, 2019 12:30 am· Author: Andrew Bundy Police Chief Terry Young BROCKWAY, Pa. (EYT) – The police department in Brockway is looking for a new police chief. According to Sandy Township Manager Shawn Arbaugh, Terry Young was hired as a full-time police officer. His first day was Tuesday, December 10. Young was the police chief in Brockway. He refused to comment further, but he referred to his decision as “retirement” from Brockway. When asked about the chief’s resignation, Council President Chris “Smoke” Benson would only respond, “I have no comment at this time.” https://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/brockway-police-chief-taking-new-job/
  18. PA health department reports flu activity increase, 5 deaths by Sierra Darville Monday, December 9th 2019 AA PA health department reports flu activity increase, 5 deaths. (WJAC) (WJAC) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health says there have been over 2,600 confirmed cases of the flu and five deaths during the influenza season. Health officials say there have been 2,667 laboratory-confirmed flu cases throughout the state as of Nov. 30. Officials are urging residents to get their flu vaccine if they haven't already. "The flu is serious and can be deadly, which is why it is so important for everyone to take the proper precautions to protect themselves, their loved ones and anyone they meet," said Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine. "In the last few weeks, we have seen flu cases increase in all state regions. Especially with the upcoming holidays, where many people will be gathering together, I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to get your flu vaccine so can be protected throughout the flu season. There is no better measure to protect yourself than to get a flu vaccine." Health officials say the flu nasal spray is also available this season. Influenza is a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus. It attacks the nose, throat and lungs and may include the following symptoms: Fever Headache Tiredness Dry cough Sore throat Nasal congestion Body aches Officials say everyone 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine every year. It takes about two weeks for the antibodies from the vaccine to develop protection against infection. Officials say if you do become sick with the flu, stay home and rest. If you are at risk for developing serious complications from the flu or feel extremely ill, you should see a doctor immediately. Residents are encouraged to practice healthy habits, such as covering their mouth and nose when they cough or sneeze, frequently washing their hands during flu season and remembering to disinfect commonly touched objects like door knobs, light switches, countertops, cellphones and computers. https://wjactv.com/news/local/pa-health-department-reports-flu-activity-increase-5-deaths
  19. Reported structure fire (believe a camp) on Dubeck Rd. off State Park Rd. (Rt.153) near I-80 - Pine Twp. Time 6:20 AM. St.5, 1, 41, 40, 8, 7, 37 and ambulance to respond. Use caution in the area. UPDATE - All units to cancel except St.5 and St.41.- 6:42 AM.
  20. Ambulance Struck By Tractor Trailer While Responding To Another Crash Syndicated Local – CBS Pittsburgh 6 hrs ago ALLEGHENY COUNTY (KDKA) — Medics responding to a multi-vehicle crash on I-279 South were struck by a tractor trailer on Monday. © Provided by CBS Pittsburgh Medics from Ross/West View Emergency Medical Services Authority and McCandless/Franklin Park responded to a multi-vehicle crash just past the I-79 interchange on I-279 southbound at 3 p.m. Just after the medics from Ross/West View arrived, their ambulance was hit by a tractor trailer, which rolled over coming off from I-79 and onto I-279 southbound. © Provided by CBS Pittsburgh (Photo Credit: Ross West View EMSA Facebook) The ambulance was severely dented from the crash, but the crew inside the vehicle only suffered minor injuries due to being buckled in their seats. The driver of the tractor trailer was trapped from how the trailer rolled over, and the crew rushed to help them out of the vehicle after recovering from the immediate shock. © Provided by CBS Pittsburgh (Photo Credit: Ross West View EMSA Facebook) The medics from McCandless/Franklin Park treated the victims of the first multi-vehicle crash. The second crash between the trailer and the ambulance mandated that another medic crew, three rescue trucks and Pennsylvania State Police among others had to show up to the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer only suffered minor injuries as well as the victims of the first crash. The ambulance is expected to be totaled, and the other vehicles also received a lot of damage in the crashes. Ross/West View Emergency Medical Services Authority stated that the incident exemplified drivers’ need to slow down on the roadways, particularly around emergency vehicles. SEE PICTURES ; http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ambulance-struck-by-tractor-trailer-while-responding-to-another-crash/ar-BBY0Dra?ocid=HPCDHP
  21. New England Patriots Published 39 mins ago Patriots caught videotaping Bengals after 'unintended oversight' Fox New close Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 10 Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 10 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Here we go again. Not much appears to be going in the right direction for the New England Patriots at this point in the season. The 10-3 team was booed off the field on Sunday after a rare home loss and Tom Brady, their legendary quarterback, has been struggling, compared to his own high standards. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, center, argues a call in the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Now the team-- still trying to distance itself from the 2007 Spygate scandal-- had to deal with a new report that said a video crew working for the team filmed the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during Sunday's game. The latest allegations came to light when Bengals coach Zac Taylor, whose team plays New England on Sunday, confirmed that the league was investigating the crew's activities. The Patriots said in a social media post that a three-person crew for a web series titled "Do Your Job" "inappropriately filmed the field from the press box" as part of a feature on the scouting department. The filming took place "without specific knowledge of league rules," the statement said. The team also said that while it was granted credentials for the crew from the Browns, the home team, "our failure to inform the Bengals and the League was an unintended oversight." An NFL spokesman did not immediately respond to a request from The Associated Press seeking comment. When confronted, the team said the crew "immediately turned over all footage to the league and cooperated fully." "The sole purpose of the filming was to provide an illustration of an advance scout at work on the road. There was no intention of using the footage for any other purpose," the statement said. "We accept full responsibility for the actions of our production crew at the Browns-Bengals game." Asked about the reports during his radio show on Monday, Belichick told WEEI radio that the video crew was completely separate from the football st SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.foxnews.com/sports/patriots-caught-videotaping-bengals-in-unintended-oversight ( All I have to say about Brady and Patriots last 2 losses are TOO BAD, SO SAD )
  22. Police: Man shot while attempting to burglarize Fayette County home; now in police custody at hospital The would-be burglar was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital Share Updated: 7:04 PM EST Dec 9, 2019 Marcie Cipriani Reporter Police: Man shot while attempting to burglarize Fayette County home; now in police custody at hospital The would-be burglar was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital Share Video Player is loading. Play Video Play Mute Current Time 0:00 / Duration 2:14 Loaded: 26.72% 0:00 Stream Type LIVE Seek to live, currently playing liveLIVE Remaining Time -2:14 Playback Rate 1x Chapters Chapters Descriptions descriptions off, selected Captions captions settings, opens captions settings dialog captions off, selected en CC1 Captions Audio Track default, selected Fullscreen This is a modal window. Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. Text ColorWhite Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta CyanTransparencyOpaque Semi-Transparent Background ColorBlack White Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta CyanTransparencyOpaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Window ColorBlack White Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta CyanTransparencyTransparent Semi-Transparent Opaque Font Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400% Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform Dropshadow Font Family Proportional Sans-Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Serif Casual Script Small Caps Reset restore all settings to the default valuesDone Close Modal Dialog End of dialog window. Advertisement: 0:14 Hide Transcript Show Transcript REDSTONE TOWNSHIP WITH HOW THE SUSPECT WOUND UP IN THE HOPSITAL. >> ACCORDING TO POLICE, THIS ITOURNIQUET. Advertisement Police: Man shot while attempting to burglarize Fayette County home; now in police custody at hospital The would-be burglar was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital Share 562 Shares Copy Li Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 7:04 PM EST Dec 9, 201 Marcie Cipriani Reporter REDSTONE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police said a man was sent to an area hospital after being shot while trying to burglarize a home in Fayette County Friday night. State police said the suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Adam Earl Morgan. Police said he is also responsible for two other burglaries, along National Pike, in Redstone Township, that happened on Friday night. "He climbed up a table and some chairs," said neighbor Joe Shashura. The back window to Joe and Sue Shashura's home had been broken and several items stolen, minutes before police said Morgan walked into their neighbor's home and was shot. "I guess it doesn't take more than five or 1o minutes. He grabbed a pillowcase, filled it with jewelry, anything he could find, cash money and all that," said Joe Shashura. The Shashuras said they are typically home, but each was invited out by their daughters on the night of the break-in. "Relieved that I wasn't here. I was going to come home earlier, but my daughter asked me to go out to eat dinner," said Sue Shashura. "I was very tired, I didn't want to go, but things happen for a reason." Morgan was flown to a Pittsburgh-area hospital where he was charged with three counts of burglary. Police said Morgan was shot by a teenager who was home alone at the time he broke in. Police said Morgan ran away after being shot, but was later found lying along the road and taken to the hospital. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.wtae.com/article/man-tries-to-burglarize-home-gets-shot/30156168
  23. 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' opens with a random act of kindness After a two-week delay, the blockbuster opened at Penn Hills Cinemas and was followed by a random act of kindness: One customer bought 20 tickets for others to see the film. Share Updated: 6:47 PM EST Dec 9, 2019 Katelyn Sykes Reporter Updated: 6:47 PM EST Dec 9, 2019 Video Player is loading. Play Video Pause Mute Current Time 0:00 / Duration 1:48 Loaded: 0.00% 0:00 Stream Type LIVE Seek to live, currently playing liveLIVE Remaining Time -1:48 Playback Rate 1x Chapters Chapters Descriptions descriptions off, selected Captions captions settings, opens captions settings dialog captions off, selected en Audio Track default, selected Fullscreen This is a modal window. Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. Text ColorWhite Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta CyanTransparencyOpaque Semi-Transparent Background ColorBlack White Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta CyanTransparencyOpaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Window ColorBlack White Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta CyanTransparencyTransparent Semi-Transparent Opaque Font Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400% Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform Dropshadow Font Family Proportional Sans-Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Serif Casual Script Small Caps Reset restore all settings to the default valuesDone Close Modal Dialog End of dialog window. Advertisement Share PENN HILLS, Pa. — It took two weeks, but "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" is finally showing at Penn Hills Cinemas -- and it was followed by a random act of kindness. Watch the video above to see how one moviegoer spread kindness to other customers at the Mister Rogers movie. "We wanted it. People wanted us to have it," said cinema owner Paul Looker. "I knew it was going to be a bit of a headache that we couldn't have it." Looker said he was told his theater wouldn't generate enough ticket sales to show the movie on opening weekend. "The general idea is, as far as I'm told, they wanted to make a certain amount of money, and we're not going to do that because we're not AMC," he said. "So we can't have it until it's done 80 percent of its business somewhere else." "I can see if you're waiting in East Podunk, Missouri, because that has to go to the middle of the country," said moviegoer Karen Kemp. "But we're in Pennsylvania. We're just down the street from Pittsburgh, and other ones have it. Why not us?" On Friday, the film starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers opened at the Penn Hills theater and got a huge response. "It probably did about as well as it would have in week one after all the news, which is pretty unusual," said Looker. The opening was followed by an act of kindness, in true Mister Rogers fashion. "I had one person in particular did come in and was like, 'I'm going to buy 20 tickets, and you just hand them out to the next 20 people,'" Looker said. "I was like, 'Are you sure? Like, really?' And they insisted, so we did it." Looker said the person asked to remain anonymous, and the gesture left customers happy. "It was pretty cool," he said. "It was exciting. It took me a minute to deal with it, like, I said on Facebook that my jaw was on the floor....A couple people insisted on paying anyway and handing those off to the next people to come in, but most folks were very happy obviously." Several people stopped by the theater on Monday for the movie's first showing of the day and said they waited to see it so they could watch it at Penn Hills Cinemas. "I think that them blocking the movie from coming here when it first got out is -- I'm not even sure how to categorize it, but I'm glad you have it now and I'm glad we're here now," said Ginny Fiore. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.wtae.com/article/a-beautiful-day-in-the-neighborhood-opens-with-a-random-act-of-kindness/30173004
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