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  1. It dose not take very long to litter. On Monday morning (6:30 AM) while doing traffic control at accident other person with me pointed out 5 pieces of litter, said on Sunday he picked up all the litter in area.
  2. WATCH: A 12-year-old jumped into what he thought was a puddle. He got stuck in a waist-deep sinkhole Updated: 6:38 PM EDT Apr 13, 2021 SHOW TRANSCRIPT WINNIPEG, MB — A 12-year-old Canadian boy is recovering after a scary ordeal over the weekend. Samuel Desjardins was walking home with a friend when he thought he was jumping into a puddle, but he soon found himself stuck in waist-deep freezing muddy water. "My right leg went through, and it immediately went up to about half-way up my shin and then I kept gradually sinking from there," he told CBC News. Samuel's friend tried to help him out, but he began to get sucked in, too. Watch the video above to learn how Samuel was finally freed from the sinkhole. SEE VIDEO ; https://www.wtae.com/article/watch-a-12-year-old-jumped-into-what-he-thought-was-a-puddle-he-got-stuck-in-a-waist-deep-sinkhole/36112320
  3. Late night fire burns through Elk County business NEWS by: Andrew Lashinsky Posted: Apr 14, 2021 / 05:50 AM EDT / Updated: Apr 14, 2021 / 05:50 AM E ELK COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Flames brought firefighters to a business in Ridgway late Tuesday evening. The situation at 132 Main Street was first called in around 11:30 p.m., reportedly by police officers traveling through the area. Elk County emergency dispatch tells us it wasn’t until after 3 a.m. Wednesday that crews brought the scene under control. Nobody was injured in the blaze, and a fire marshal was on scene investigating. SEE VIDEO ; https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/late-night-fire-burns-through-elk-county-business/
  4. Drug Task Force Investigation Leads to One of the Largest Heroin/Fentanyl Busts in Indiana County’s History April 14, 2021 12:32 am· Author: Aly Delp INDIANA CO., Pa. – A drug task force investigation in Indiana County led to one of the largest heroin/fentanyl busts in the county’s history. An investigation led by the Indiana County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force recently culminated in the arrest of a Blacklick resident. Officials say 34-year-old Allan Burnheimer has been charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances, graded as a felony, and related charges. The Honorable Judge Guy B. Haberl set bail at $150,000.00 cash, and the defendant is currently housed at the Indiana County Jail. Over the course of several days, members of the Drug Task Force turned one tip into a felony arrest. On the morning of April 8, 2021, a vehicle was stopped on Route 22 near Blairsville. During a search of the vehicle, members of the Drug Task Force found 50 bricks containing a mixture of heroin and fentanyl. A “brick” describes a bundle of fifty stamp bags containing drugs. Based upon this information, the task force conducted a search of the defendant’s property and found approximately $70,000.00 hidden inside the home. The defendant admitted that he purchased the property utilizing drug funds. The drugs seized in this case are among the largest amounts of heroin and fentanyl mixture discovered in a county investigation. To put it into perspective, the street value of the drugs seized is approximately $25,000.00. The total amount of stamp bags seized is 2,500. The heroin and fentanyl mix in a single bag can kill a drug user. “The Indiana County Drug Task Force was able to take one tip from a community member and turn it into a very sizable drug bust in a matter of days,” said District Attorney Bob Manzi. “This cooperative effort between the great men and women of law enforcement in our County has kept 2,500 bags containing heroin and fentanyl off of our streets.” The Indiana County Drug Task Force members on this case are comprised of Special County Detectives from the Indiana County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana Borough Police Department, and the Homer City Police Department. The Drug Task Force worked in cooperation with the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop A Community Enforcement Team (Tacet). As with the filing of all criminal charges, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. https://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/drug-task-force-investigation-leads-to-one-of-the-largest-heroin-fentanyl-busts-in-county-history/
  5. One Person Rushed to Hospital After Car Hits Riding Mower in Snyder Township April 14, 2021 12:30 am· Author: Aly Delp SNYDER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Police say one person was rushed to Penn Highlands Hospital after a car struck a riding lawn mower in Snyder Township last week. According to police, around 11:11 a.m. on April 6, a crash occurred on Kearney Road in Snyder Township, Jefferson County. Police say 86-year-old Pauline J. Orourke, of Brockway, was operating a 2011 Toyota Avalon, traveling north on Kearney Road when an individual on a riding lawn mower entered the roadway. Orourke’s vehicle struck the riding mover, continued onto the right side of the roadway, and struck a 2015 Ford Fiesta parked along the roadway. Orourke’s vehicle then continued off the roadway and struck a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt that was also parked along the roadway. Following the impact with the second parked vehicle, Orourke’s vehicle then traveled down over a bank and came to a final rest. Orourke was using a seat belt and was not injured. The driver of the riding lawn mower, whose name was not released, was transported to Penn Highlands Hospital by ambulance. Orourke was cited for a speed violation.
  6. All fire units returning except Fire Police - 3:54 AM.
  7. Reported structure fire on Main Street (Rt,948) in Ridgway. Time 10:43 PM. Elk St.4 and ambulance to respond, Use caution in the area,, Elk St.1 Aerial, St.2 to respond, -10:46 PM Believe it is Ferragine Spas & Pools. Elk St.6 Engine to scene - 12:11 AM. Elk St.2 Fire Police requested to area for traffic control Elk County Alerts 2tSmpnonsghoread · 4/13 23:40. Elk Companies 4, 1, 2, 6. 132 Main Street, Ridgway. Commerical structure Fire. Main Street is shut down.
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    New Ford Bronco

    FORD Published 19 mins ago Ford Bronco 6x6 with three row seating revealed for $399,000 Custom truck is a monster By Gary Gastelu | Fox News Fox News Autos test drive: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is a crossover inspired by the original Bronco that's ready for adventure, says Fox News Autos Editor Gary Gastelu. The Ford Bronco is coming back in a big way, literally in one case. Ford truck specialist Maxlider Brothers Customs has begun taking orders for a 6x6 version of the 2021 Bronco. Six-wheel trucks have become something of a thing in recent years, with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz AMG 6x6 and Hennessey Performance Chevrolet Silverado-based Goliath blowing up Instagram accounts and bank accounts around the world. Maxlider hasn’t offered a 6x6 before, but has built stretched four-door versions of the original Bronco with three rows of seats due to demand from owners who wanted to bring more of their family along to enjoy them with. Details on the new one are still being developed, but it features a stretched frame that accommodates the extra axle and covered cargo area along with optional third row of seats. "We've had a lot of interest already. Ford already has orders for 200,000 Broncos, so the novelty will eventually wear off and people will be looking for something unique," CEO Erik Barnlund told Fox News Autos. Maxlider is also offering modified versions of the two-axle Bronco that include 4-inch lift kits, unique fender flares, and steel steps and bumpers and is investigating doing a 5.0-liter V8 version, which will not be an option from the factory. The 6x6 project involves much more than bolting on a couple of parts, however, and comes with a price tag commensurate than the work required. While a loaded factory Bronco goes for around $64,000, the Maxlider 6x6 is priced at $399,000. SEE VIDEO ; https://www.foxnews.com/auto/ford-bronco-6x6-399000
  9. James Conner not returning to Steelers, signs with Arizona Cardinals April 13, 2021 at 11:45 am EDT By WPXI.com News Staff PITTSBURGH — Running back James Conner is a Steeler no more. He is heading to the desert, signing with the Arizona Cardinals. Conner was drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft and played four seasons for the Black and Gold. He rushed for over 2,300 yards and scored 22 career touchdowns. Conner was named to the NFL Pro Bowl following the 2018 season. Conner is a western Pennsylvania success story. The Erie native played for the University of Pittsburgh and survived Hodgkin’s Lymphoma before making it to the NFL. The other running backs currently on the Steelers roster include Trey Edmunds, Anthony McFarland, Jaylen Samuels, Benny Snell Jr. and Kalen Ballage. SEE VIDEOS, TWEET ; https://www.wpxi.com/sports/nfl/pittsburgh-steelers/conner-signs-with-cardinals/FZUJPHOSBZEHZEUDPNHG7WNO4Y/
  10. State police to alter fitness standards that kept out women by Associated Press Wednesday, April 14th 2021 AA PSP HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania State Police are agreeing to pay more than $2 million into a compensation fund and are changing physical fitness standards to settle a lawsuit over how its trooper hiring practices ruled out otherwise qualified women. The U.S. Justice Department announced the proposed settlement Tuesday of litigation that was launched seven years ago. A federal judge must give her final approval. The state police also has agreed to make it a priority to hire up to 65 women who were affected by the prior fitness standards for entry-level trooper positions. The Justice Department lawsuit claimed that nearly all male recruits met initial physical readiness tests, but about 30% of women failed. https://wjactv.com/news/local/state-police-to-alter-fitness-standards-that-kept-out-women
  11. April 13 - 17 new cases now 3,094. 1 New death now at 92.
  12. You are here: Home » News Local News Man Accused of Touching Himself in Front of Children April 13, 2021 12:35 am· Author: Aly Delp PINE CREEK TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police are currently investigating an incident where a man allegedly touched himself intimately in front of children in Pine Creek Township. Police say around 10:07 a.m. on April 1, a known male was observed at a location along US Route 322 near Iowa Road in Pine Creek Township, allegedly touching himself in an intimate manner as children walked past him. Police then responded to the location and confronted the man. According to police, the investigation into the incident is ongoing. The suspect’s name has not been released.
  13. Domestic Dispute Leads to Charges for Reynoldsville Woman April 13, 2021 12:29 am· Author: Aly Delp REYNOLDSVILLE BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – Charges have been filed against a Reynoldsville woman who allegedly struck a man in the face during a domestic dispute late last month. Court documents indicate the DuBois-based State Police filed criminal charges against 37-year-old Andrea Ella Harrison on March 29. According to a criminal complaint, DuBois-based State Police were dispatched around 11:49 p.m. on March 27 to a report of an active domestic incident with a possible knife involved at a residence on East Main Street in Reynoldsville Borough, Jefferson County. At the scene, police found Andrea Ella Harrison and a known victim in the main living area with the victim near a futon-style bed at the front of the apartment bleeding from the top of the head with dried blood on the corner of their mouth. The complaint notes a silver knife was found and removed from Harrison’s front coat pocket, and medical assistance was requested for the victim. According to the complaint, Harrison told police she and the victim had gotten into a verbal altercation when she arrived home after work and found the victim intoxicated. The incident allegedly became physical when Harrison struck the victim in the face with a closed fist, causing a small laceration to the left corner of the victim’s lip. During the altercation, the victim also sustained a wound to the top of his head. Neither the victim nor Harrison knew exactly how the head wound occurred, the complaint notes. There was also a small amount of blood spatter observed on the bed and the end table, but police were unable to determine what impacted the victim’s head and caused the wound, according to the complaint. The following charges were filed against Harrison through Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana’s office on March 29: – Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2 – Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on May 25 with Judge Inzana presiding.
  14. Trooper Minute: Pennsylvania litter laws you may have unknowingly agreed to TROOPER MINUTE by: Dylan Abad Posted: Apr 10, 2021 / 12:25 PM EDT / Updated: Apr 10, 2021 / 05:10 PM EDT Litter has been and continues to be a problem along Midstate roadways. That one piece of trash tossed out a window by each careless traveler becomes the unsightly mess cluttering our scenic roadsides. Corporal Brent Miller of the Pennsylvania State Police offers this warning to drivers. “Every registered driver in Pennsylvania is required to sign their registration card. But, before signing it, did you read the fine print? The card specifically includes the litter laws and reminds every driver of their responsibility under the law,” said Corporal Miller. “When you sign your registration card, you acknowledge the litter laws and make a commitment to refrain from littering. Over the last two years, troopers have issued over 2,200 citations and over 900 warnings just for littering. “Littering fines in Pennsylvania range from $300 to $900 and sometimes those fines are doubled.” Plus, if you are convicted of littering you could also be sentenced to pick up litter for eight to 80 hours depending on the number of prior convictions,” added Corporal Miller. Everyone can do their part to help keep Pennsylvania beautiful by not littering. If you want to get involved in helping to pick up Pa., additional information can be found on the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania website gacofpa.org. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.abc27.com/news/trooper-minute/trooper-minute-pennsylvania-litter-laws-you-may-have-unknowingly-signed/?fbclid=IwAR1Sik2vBVLMwhjjuLBmmjmk-JNHrxqek6YmAEESJN0lw1cg_h8tf--ycVk
  15. Clearfield County man accused of shooting at passing vehicle LOCAL NEWS by: Kelsey Rogers Posted: Apr 12, 2021 / 01:40 PM EDT / Updated: Apr 12, 2021 / 05:45 PM EDT INDIANA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Osceola Mills man was arrested after police said he fired a gun at a passing vehicle in Indiana County Saturday afternoon. Elijah Nicklas Helmick, 23, has been charged with aggravated assault, propulsion of missiles into an occupied vehicle or onto a roadway and possessing instruments of crime. He was taken into custody without incident. State troopers said they received a report of a shooting along Route 22 in West Wheatfield Township. The victim said someone in a white Volkswagen shot at the vehicle she was traveling in. Several minutes later, Helmick contacted police and said he had shot at a vehicle and provided his location, according to state police. A single shell casing was observed inside the back seat of the Volkswagen and the firearm was located inside the vehicle. No injuries were reported from the shooting. There were five people in the other vehicle at the time, including an 8-year-old and a 12-year-old. Upon further investigation, state police learned that the two vehicles had an encounter a short time earlier as they were traveling on Route 22. The encounter reportedly included a traffic violation and a bottle/bottles being thrown from one vehicle at another. The incident remains under investigation. Helmick is in Indiana County Jail in lieu of $50,000 monetary bail. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 21. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/local-news/indiana-co-shooting/
  16. National Public Safety Telecommunications Week – April 11-17, 2021 APRIL11–17 POST NAVIGATION Previous Holiday Next Holiday You are here: Home U.S. National Public Safety Telecommunications Week Do you ever wonder who’s the person behind our emergency calls to 911? All we know about them is their voice, which is why National Public Safety Telecommunications Week (NPSTW), observed every second week in April, has been set aside to recognize and celebrate the work of telecommunicators helping to save millions of lives every day. If it weren’t for the telecommunicators flawlessly doing their jobs, billions of lives would have been lost due to untimely assistance. So, throughout this week, we honor and thank those invisible telecommunicators who have continued to serve in this demanding profession. HISTORY OF NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATIONS WEEK National Public Safety Telecommunications Week was founded to honor the telecommunication personnel dedicating their lives to public safety. It was a local initiative that was initially set up in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of Contra Costa County, which later went on to become a nationwide, week-long event. There’s quite an interesting backstory that marked the establishment of the week. It goes something like this: Sheriff Rainey of the Contra Costa County wanted to treat all his administrative staff (then called secretaries) to lunch one afternoon, to show appreciation for their work, but did not realize that the administration’s lines should never go unanswered during business hours. At that time, it was a practice to forward all administration lines to dispatch after business hours, but the day Sheriff Rainy bought them lunch, the whole administration pushed their calls to dispatch at 11 am and recklessly left the building. The dispatchers were shocked to receive a higher-than-usual volume of calls. The supervisor called the admin department to find out what the problem was, only to have the call routed back to him because all of them had gone out for a feast! Angered, the supervisor sent a dispatcher to the admin department to see what was going on, who came back to tell the supervisor that the entire building was vacant. Although the staff came back at 1 pm and disconnected the auto-forward feature, a long-time dispatcher, Patricia Anderson walked over to the administration side to give Sheriff Rainey an earful of what the dispatchers had gone through for two hours straight. An hour later, on the same day, a sheepish Sheriff Rainey walked into the dispatch department with a giant cake decorated with the words “Happy Dispatcher Week,” launching an initiative that has now culminated into National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. SEE REST OF ARTICLE ; https://nationaltoday.com/national-public-safety-telecommunications-week/
  17. Teens seen holding transphobic signs at DuBois protest by Chelsea Johnson Monday, April 12th 2021 AA Volume 10 DuBois Liberty Blvd.PNG DuBois, PA — At a DuBois protest on Friday, a few kids were seen holding up signs against the LGBTQ community. Today, the community is speaking out against these photos. Michaela Gardner said Friday’s protest in DuBois was in support of the Black Lives Matter, Stop Asian Hate and Stop Muslim Hate movements. But after seeing a picture on Facebook of kids at the protest holding up signs with transphobic language, she said she's disgusted. "I just think its awful, I'm not surprised because we live in a small minded town," said Gardner, a DuBois resident. She said racism and homophobia are not political issues but they're human rights issues. "The fact that people are defending it makes it even more sick, it's not okay. Hate speech is under no circumstances okay and it shouldn't be allowed," she said. Other residents in DuBois shared those same views. "I just think that it's really awful that they had it on there. I think DuBois is a town where we shouldn't allow those types of things especially hate speech," said Shad Pernesky. A family member of one of the kids pictured at the protest said the teen was raised in a LGBTQ+ community his entire life. That family member who wished to remain anonymous released this statement to me saying in part, “I can’t even express the shame and horror our family feels...I cannot speak for the other children but my family member is a minor who made a horrible choice to hold a card board sign for 5 minutes in a small town. I do not know what was on their sign but clearly other ones had slurs. Myself and my family will never condone what our family member did.”6N Wendy Benton, superintendent of the DuBois Area School District said that their counselors reached out to the students who were involved in this protest and said that they apologized for their actions. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://wjactv.com/news/local/teens-seen-holding-transphobic-signs-at-dubois-protest
  18. Hollidaysburg girl brings home medal after national ski competition LOCAL NEWS by: Tiffany Rizzo Posted: Apr 12, 2021 / 11:06 PM EDT / Updated: Apr 12, 2021 / 11:19 PM EDT BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — As ski season wraps up, one 9-year-old Hollidaysburg resident really made the most of it this year. Frankstown Elementary School student, Ella McKnight, has been skiing for as long as she can remember and now she races competitvely for the Western PA Ski Club at Seven Springs. Having a nearly perfect season, Ella headed to Aspen Colorado for the Nastar National Championship, coming home with the bronze medal. “It feels really good,” Ella said. “I don’t think myself or my wife were prepared for the level of nerves that we have when we watch her rocket down the hill, it’s pretty amazing,” Ella’s dad Steve McKnight said. As Ella ranks top 10 nationally she plans to continue skiing competitively for years to come. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/local-news/hollidaysburg-girl-brings-home-medal-after-national-ski-competition/
  19. Police: Elk County man escaped hospital, assaulted relatives LOCAL NEWS by: Greg Bock Posted: Apr 12, 2021 / 08:50 PM EDT / Updated: Apr 12, 2021 / 08:50 PM EDT ELK COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A 30-year-old Elk County man is in jail after police say he escaped from the hospital, stole a truck and then assaulted and threatened relatives. Timothy Bender, of Ridgway, was armed with an AK-47 and a .22 caliber pistol when he broke the glass out a Ridgway Township home at about 1 a.m. Saturday, according to charges filed by state police. Bender knocked down a woman and kicked her in the groin during the attack and state police said he pointed the pistol at a man’s head and then hit him with it before using it to shoot at a phone that was sitting on a table inside the house. He also pointed the AK-47 at the man, who told state police he thought Bender was going to kill him. The family members said they were in bed when they got the call Bender had escaped a medical facility in DuBois and as they hung up, they could hear Bender outside, yelling for them to open the door. State police noted Bender got out of the facility at about 10:30 p.m. They told state police they heard a gunshot outside before he got in the kitchen by breaking a window in the door to the garage, state police noted. There was an active protection-from-abuse order against Bender. Both family members were taken to Penn Highlands DuBois for treatment after the incident and state police captured Bender at about 5:15 a.m. The guns were found in the woods and the stolen truck was located in a field a ¼ mile from the home later that morning. Bender was denied bail at his arraignment over the weekend on a laundry list of charges that include felony aggravated assault, burglary, criminal trespass and receiving stolen property along with misdemeanor counts of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and stalking. A preliminary hearing is slated for April 21. https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/local-news/hospital-escape/
  20. Found at.73.6 mm Eastbound disabled on the berm. All units returning - 1:51 AM.
  21. Reported traffic control for disabled tractor-trailer between 73 -74 mm Eastbound blocking 1 lane on I-80. Time 1:29 AM. St.3 to respond. Use caution in the area.
  22. April 11-12 - 10 new cases at 3,077. No new deaths.
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