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  5. Reported trees/wires down on Rt.36 area of Gateway Lodge - Barnett Twp. - Cook Forest area. Time 10:58 PM. St.19 to respond. Use caution in the area. 1 lane traffic There is a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for North Jefferson County.
  6. Grilled SW turkey burgers w/all the fixings, turnip fries and a tomato, red onion and asparagus salad.
  7. Went to Blueberry Hill last weekend. Got about 7 pounds and they were really good. There were barer areas that had replantings. I got a flyer that says they are open July to midAugust 7am to dusk. Open daily.
  8. What? Trade a natural commode for a man made commode that we have to pay for? No thank you.
  9. I better start living a little. I usually have a black lab, a list to accomplish, & not enough energy to smile😭
  10. Shark week starts next week, so just relax & don't fear the friendly neighborhood meth ~ gator
  11. This is the mentality that has developed. I've seen that people actually defended it! There is a mindset that kids shouldn't be with their crappy poor parents but deserve more well off new homes. But how is that not genocide? Thousands are demonstrating about migrant children being removed from their parents after traveling under conditions that would have an American child shipped to foster care in a New York second. This situation demonstrates exactly what the thinking pattern for putting kids in foster care is! There are 1/2 million American children are in foster care and most are NOT there for abuse. So why is no one demonstrating for them?
  12. Baltimore Police deputy commissioner robbed at gunpoint Friday night by Micarie Kemp Saturday, July 20th 2019 AA BALTIMORE POLICE DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATIONAL CHART BALTIMORE, MD (WBFF) — Officials say the deputy commissioner for Baltimore City Police and his wife, were robbed at gunpoint Friday night. The incident happened around 9 p.m. near Patterson Park in the city's southeast area. The victim, Danny Murphy, was able to tell police that a white SUV with four people inside pulled up to them as they were walking. Police say, two black males, believed to be 18, got out of the SUV, showed a handgun and demanded the victims hand over their property. A purse, wallet, and cellphones were taken. Police say the suspects fled on Patterson Park Avenue. Murphy and his wife were not injured. This is a developing story. https://wjactv.com/news/nation-world/baltimore-deputy-police-commissioner-robbed-at-gunpoint-friday-might
  13. 3 yr old was him & his wife’s child. The 15 yr old was his wife’s child. I hope he never has the right to see his 2 young children ever again!!
  14. Our Pastor read this in church 2 weeks ago. He said it was perfect for Brandi, Deryk, & Peanut. He is right......
  15. Alligator found in parking lot of Giant Eagle in Shaler Animal was found early Friday morning Share Updated: 11:48 AM EDT Jul 19, 2019 Nick Matoney Alligator found in parking lot of Giant Eagle in Shaler Animal was found early Friday morning Share Updated: 11:48 AM EDT Jul 19, 2019 Video Player is loading. Play Video Pause Mute Current Time 0:24 / Duration 0:25 Loaded: 99.99% 0:24 Stream Type LIVE Seek to live, currently playing liveLIVE Remaining Time -0:01 Playback Rate 1x Chapters Chapters Descriptions descriptions off, selected Captions captions settings, opens captions settings dialog captions off, selected 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. Share An alligator, approximately two feet long, was spotted in the parking lot of the Giant Eagle store in Shaler Township on Friday morning.SEE THE ALLIGATOR: Tap the video player above.Shaler police contacted Big Daddy Wildlife to remove the animal from the scene along Route 8 at about 4 a.m.A representative for Big Daddy Wildlife said the alligator was already in a box when they arrived and they were able to pick it up and take the animal back to their business.This is the fourth incident involving alligators in the Pittsburgh area in recent months.In May, an alligator was found at the South Side Riverfront Trial. The next month alligators were found in Beechview and Carrick.Pittsburgh mayor talks about possible legislation for exotic animals: Watch the report below. SHALER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — An alligator, approximately two feet long, was spotted in the parking lot of the Giant Eagle store in Shaler Township on Friday morning. SEE THE ALLIGATOR: Tap the video player above. Related Content Charges filed against man who had dozens of exotic animals seized after 5-foot alligator escaped Crackdown on exotic pet owners in draft phase by Pittsburgh councilwoman 3 alligators found in Pittsburgh heading south to wildlife park 3rd alligator found in Pittsburgh in less than a month Shaler police contacted Big Daddy Wildlife to remove the animal from the scene along Route 8 at about 4 a.m. A representative for Big Daddy Wildlife said the alligator was already in a box when they arrived and they were able to pick it up and take the animal back to their business. This is the fourth incident involving alligators in the Pittsburgh area in recent months. In May, an alligator was found at the South Side Riverfront Trial. The next month alligators were found in Beechview and Carrick. Pittsburgh mayor talks about possible legislation for exotic animals: Watch the report below. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.wtae.com/article/alligator-found-in-parking-lot-of-giant-eagle-in-shaler/28446385
  16. I live near ATLANTA and cell phone related crashes are down 40%
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  18. The biggest issue is with texting because it requires you to take your eyes off the road. Whereas handheld cell/CB doesn't(for the most part). CB's are typically left on one channel by most operators. Cell, well - the catch there is when dialing someone. Now, of CB's and cellphones - of those two, the cellphone users are the worst. Most can barely drive with both natural hands, plus an abnormal extra hand from a malformed birth assisting. Let alone holding one phone to the side of their face while trying to command a steering wheel. Truckers are used to only using one hand on a steering wheel(the other is often racketing through 9-18 gears).
  19. Should we even call it a "popular swimming hole" since it has been YEARS since anyone has been able to swim there? Brookville needs a community pool.
  20. I just want to say that the change in the board (besides Tetro) is the best thing this agency has done. The former board members were known as "King" and "Queen" because of their attitudes. I can say, with 100% certainty, that the new board members are respectable, caring, and hard working individuals. Here's to your future, BBH!
  21. My son's truck communications are hands free. He calls me and is yakking on his radio and me at the same time. Because they're both on at the same time, I hear the weirdest talk!
  22. Parents who have that kind of an attitude still need an attitude adjustment!
  23. I think every shooting, whether justified or a mistake, plays on an officer's mind for the rest of their lives. They shouldn't have to deal with it, but blessings on those who take that risk to protect the rest of us.
  24. https://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/feature-brookville-behavioral-health-moves-forward-after-tetro-sentencing/ DUBOIS, Pa. (EYT) – Brookville Behavioral Health has been in the news lately, but not for positive reasons. Yet, what is happening outside of the spotlight shows an agency moving forward in a new direction, not allowing itself to be stuck in the past. An example of the change is the fact that the agency’s central office is in a new home on Brady Street in DuBois. In offices next to the DuBois Counseling Center, Brookville Behavior Health’s umbrella organization, which has multiple locations around the area, offers behavioral health and rehabilitative services. That means having staff that goes into the home, school, or community and work with children and families for behavioral intervention. Behavioral plans are developed for each child’s need. They also have outpatient services for children and adults where people can come in and get different therapies. Some staff members are available for mobile therapy, going into homes to help people who qualify. The entrance to 3 South Brady Street where Brookville Behavioral Health’s main office is. Going to the Community Ronald Park joined the agency in 2015 as the chief financial officer. When the agency reorganized in March 2018, he became the chief executive officer. Brookville Behavioral Health has a new board, new locations, and a new, refocused mission. “The board is all-new and community-based,” Park said. “We have some new staff and new administration. We’re not even the same organization! We’ve joined the DuBois Chamber of Commerce, and we have a new focus.” The agency focuses on what its clients need. That focus has been vital in moving Brookville Behavioral Health out of dwelling on the past. The existing programs have continued, and the organization connects with other local agencies and professionals to provide the best services to their clients. One of those focuses involves meeting clients where they are. The agency has offices in DuBois, Brookville, Punxsutawney, and Clearfield, and is currently looking to branch out into Elk County. Left to right: Brandie Hoban, Ronald Park, and Maria Temchulla “We’ve been talking to a county commissioner and have found that there’s such a need out there,” Maria Temchulla said. “We have staff who are willing to provide services up there. To take some of the burden off the client, we are willing to move out there. We’re all about the client and reaching them.” Park and the staff are working to make sure they have community connections to treat the whole client. If someone comes in needing a service that Brookville Behavioral Health does not offer, they know where to send them. “It’s all about the client, what their needs are,” Park said. “We focus on healing.” Autism Testing Recently, Brookville Behavioral Health has added autism screening, which has been met with excitement within the agency. “We’re doing autism screenings,” said Temchulla. “Around here, there are waiting lists, but our psychologist will be able to perform that assessment.” The agency offers the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule. “Basically, it answers the question of where an individual falls on the autism spectrum,” Park said. “Our licensed psychologist is in the process of performing our first test.” Three staff members went to a multi-day training to get certified to perform the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule. The hallway for DuBois Counseling Center, where Brookville Behavioral Health has its offices. “It’s an involved test,” Park said. “This isn’t something you just sit down and just do. There has to be a couple of outpatient counseling sessions, then a battery of tests that we do, then an evaluation. It’s a process.” Brandie Hoban felt that it is a huge benefit for the community. “We’re pleased to be able to offer it here, especially to people in this area,” she said. In addition to the diagnosis services, the agency started an autism outpatient clinic to help transition clients out of the autism programs and stepping them down into real life. PTSD Treatment While autism is a focus in society, the modern world has also allowed agencies to focus on the impact of trauma in a person’s life. Park feels that this newfound attention came as a result with the long-running wars in the Middle East. “My personal opinion on why we’re focusing on PTSD is military members’ mental health and suicide rates,” he said. “There’s a big push to take care of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, in our veterans, and I think that’s a big part of it. It’s not all of it, but a big part.” “I think the traumas people have experienced, like school shootings and nightclub shootings, have helped us see how important mental health is,” Hoban added. “Abuse, violence, it’s all related to trauma.” A unique way the agency can help people with PTSD is a therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). With EMDR, using eye movements, the therapist helps a client shift traumas around someone’s brain. It has been shown to help people deal with trauma or anxiety. “It’s new, and people have to be certified in it, but we’re one of the first agencies in the area to offer it,” Park said. “Our therapists pick up some ideas on outpatient training, and they said we have to do this.” 100% of the staff in the outpatient clinic are trauma certified. Park said that the state, influencing board, and insurance companies recognizes the pressures that their populations are dealing with and pass that information on to agencies like Brookville Behavioral Health. The old floorplan of the second floor where Brookville Behavioral Health now exists. School-Based Services The agencies currently offer school-based services beyond the traditional wraparound behavioral health services. At this moment, the agency has services in Curwensville and Punxsutawney School Districts. They provide mental health help right inside the school. “A student can leave the classroom and talk to a therapist right in the school setting,” Hoban said. “During the summer, parents can bring the students here to continue care, and then it returns to the school during the school year.” The school districts have given positive feedback, so the agency is looking at expanding it to other districts. Leaving The Shadow Behind The recent sentencing of Glen Tetro was seen as a form of closure in the organization, but Park stressed that Tetro had been a minor presence in Brookville Behavior Health for many years before his arrest. For the past 10 years, Park said, Tetro was mostly absent, barely having a caseload. When he did have a caseload, they were adults. However, Park said that Tetro’s decreased involvement was not made clear. “It upsets me how the media is making the connection between Glen and this organization,” Park said. “But the victim was not a client here. There is no evidence that anything ever happened to any clients here. When I read people making comments on explorejeffersonpa.com, like ‘God help his patients,’ well, his patients were not the victims of what he did. Those crimes were committed a decade before we existed. He was still a student at Clarion University and working at Abraxas when that was going on. No one has ever come forward and said something like that happened here.” While the media coverage has been frustrating, Brookville Behavioral Health has not lost any clients. Park wishes that it would be clearer to the general public, however, that while Tetro was a co-founder, the organization was not involved in his crimes. “The constant drawing attention to the fact that he was the co-founder of this organization is insinuating that he used this organization as a hunting ground to find his victims, and that’s not true,” Park added. “To my knowledge, there was one victim, and it happened in his home. Nothing happened within the walls of this organization. The biggest hurdle to overcome is the perception that he committed his crimes within the walls of this organization, and that is not the case.” Since Park has taken over as CEO, Brookville Behavioral Health has been reinventing itself, moving to new, remodeled facilities. The organizations under the Brookville Behavioral Health umbrella have been in the new facility on Brady Street, inside the old DuBois Bank building, since December. The Brookville location moved to its new home in January. Clearfield moved out of its old location last July. Park said that these new locations have “no memory” of Tetro. Brookville Behavioral Health plans to continue offering its services, but it is shaking off the past by looking at the present. “We are moving forward by focusing on the positives,” Park said. “By getting our staff licensed, but getting the right people here, by creating the programs our community needs. We’re doing a really good job of that.” A lot of the forward motion came from changing the environment. “Our environment is very welcoming, and our staff is very professional,” Hoban said. “When people come in, they feel very welcome and want to come back. We often hear the comment that it’s good to hear the staff laughing and working together. We’re like a family here.” “We have an amazing staff,” Temchulla said. “I can’t emphasize enough how great our team is.”
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