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  1. Details Emerge of Area Man Accused of Molesting 6-Year-Old Girl, Two Other Juveniles June 10, 2022 12:35 am· Author: Jacob Deemer ARMSTRONG CO., Pa. (EYT) – Additional information has surfaced regarding an area man accused of molesting three young girls over the course of several years. According to court documents, Kittanning-based State Police on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, filed criminal charges against 67-year-old William John Kunselman, of Templeton. The charges stem from a Childline report Kittanning-based State Police received on March 14, 2022, regarding sexual abuse that took place at a residence in Boggs Township, Armstrong County. During the course of this investigation, it was determined there were two other cases. In reference to the first case, during a forensic interview on March 28, a known juvenile female reported she was sexually abused by William Kunselman, according to a criminal complaint. The victim told police she thought the abuse was normal and said nothing, but eventually realized it was not normal, the complaint states. She stated that the abuse started when she was about eight years old, and stopped when she was 10. She told police about one incident when she was lying down in a bed, and Kunselman came in and snuggled next to her around 10:00 p.m. The victim said Kunselman was rubbing her stomach and back and eventually put his hand down her pants, the complaint indicates. In another incident, she woke up to find Kunselman naked in her bed with her. She stated she freaked out and curled up in the corner of the bed before Kunselman got mad and stormed out of the room. The victim told police she had a nightgown on and realized that her underwear was down around her ankles and her nightgown was pulled up by her neck, exposing her body. She also said that she was lying on her back while Kunselman was straddling her. She did not know what stopped it, but he just noticed she woke up and ran out, according to the complaint. The victim further told police that Kunselman would rub and touch her private area while he would touch his privates. She stated it felt weird at first when Kunselman would touch her, but it became normal because he would do it three to four times a month, according to the complaint. On one occasion, Kunselman was touching her private area and asked if she wanted to touch him. She said no, but he kept asking her to hold his penis and do what he told her to do. She told police she wouldn’t, so he got mad and stormed off, the complaint notes. According to the second criminal complaint, on April 25, 2022, a known juvenile victim took part in a forensic interview. She related she was there to talk about John “William” Kunselman. The victim stated she was approximately 11 years old when the first incident occurred. On that day, while visiting Kunselman, she stated that he sat down next to her and began touching her leg. Kunselman stood up as he was leaving the room and asked the victim if she was coming with him to a couch. While they were lying on the couch, the victim told police that Kunselman began touching her inappropriately. He then fell asleep, and the incident stopped, according to the complaint. The victim told police this was the first time something like this happened, but it continued happening on other occasions. When asked later in the interview to explain, she clarified that sometimes Kunselman would rub her leg, private area, and tell her how beautiful she was, the complaint states. She related that another known girl told her that Kunselman had been touching her the same way since she was six years old, the complaint indicates. The victim additionally reported that whenever she visited Kunselman, she was not allowed to be outside and had to stay inside with him on the couch or in the bed. She told police of an occasion where Kunselman woke her up and was rubbing her inappropriately with his hand. She clarified Kunselman was touching her skin during this incident, the compl According to a third criminal complaint, on April 25, a known juvenile female was interviewed and explained that she was there to talk about how Kunselman “is a horrible person.” She then elaborated that during an incident where they were lying on the couch, Kunselman reached down and grabbed her private area a couple of times with his hand. When the victim thought Kunselman fell asleep, she moved his hand and went to the fridge before Kunselman yelled at her. The victim then went upstairs to sleep, and Kunselman followed her to ask if she was coming back to lie with him, to which she replied no, the complaint indicates. The victim told police she was wearing a night gown during the incident and was approximately 11- or 12-years-old. She also said that when she would bathe at Kunselman’s residence, he would “always find excuses to come in the bathroom,” the complaint notes. On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Kunselman was apprehended, taken into custody, and then arraigned at 10:15 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Kevin Lee McCausland’s office. Kunselman faces the following charges in the first case: – Aggravated Indecent Assault, Complainant Less Than 13 Years Old, Felony 1 – Indecent Assault, Person Less Than 13 Years of Age, Felony 1 – Unlawful Contact with Minor – Sexual Offenses, Felony 1 – Corruption of Minors – Defendant Age 18 or Above, Felony 3 – Criminal Solicitation – Indecent Assault Person Less Than 13 Years of Age, Felony 3 – Indecent Exposure, Misdemeanor 1 In the second and third case, Kunselman faces the following charges: – Aggravated Indecent Assault, Complainant Less Than 13 Years Old, Felony 1 (two counts) – Indecent Assault, Person Less Than 13 Years of Age, Felony 1 (two counts) – Unlawful Contact with Minor – Sexual Offenses, Felony 1 (two counts) – Corruption of Minors – Defendant Age 18 or Above, Felony 3 (two counts) Unable to post $50,000.00 monetary bail for each case, he was lodged in the Armstrong County Jail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 21 at 2:00 p.m. with Judge McCausland presiding. EDITOR’S NOTE 1: Extreme graphic details were not included due to the sexual nature of the alleged crimes. EDITOR’S NOTE 2: Several details were removed from this article to help protect the identity of the victim.
  2. Home News» Obituaries Free Classifieds Top Attractions Events Calendar Places To Stay Jobs Contact Us You are here: Home » News Local News Convicted Sex Offender Caught with Child Porn in Jefferson County June 10, 2022 12:40 am· Author: Jacob Deemer WASHINGTON TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A convicted sex offender is facing child pornography charges in Jefferson County. The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation filed the following charges against Michael Frances Little, 22, of Falls Creek, on June 8: Child Pornography, Felony 2 (9 counts) Disseminating Photo/Film of Child Sex Acts, Felony 2 (9 counts) Criminal Use Of Communication Facility, Felony 3 Little was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. A criminal complaint filed at Judge Inzana’s office indicates the investigation was initiated on June 4, 2021, after the PSP Criminal Investigation Northwest Computer Crime Unit’s Cpl. Bernard Novak received a report of possible sex crimes from Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC). Information provided by Google indicated that the name, phone number, and email address of the user associated with the account was Michael Frances Little. Police said the report originated from a tip submitted to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) by Google indicating that eight videos depicting child pornography were uploaded to Google Photos. The uploads occurred on the morning of May 9, 2021. Some of the videos contained explicit sexual acts, according to the criminal complaint. Little allegedly uploaded the videos from a relative’s house in Falls Creek. The criminal complaint states that Little was interviewed at the residence on March 03, 2022, and told police that he no longer had access to the Google account. A search warrant executed on Little’s email address revealed one additional video which was marked as deleted. According to the criminal complaint, a total of nine videos were uploaded. Little was placed in the Jefferson County Jail after failing to post $10,000.00 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 14 at 1:45 p.m. with Judge Inzana presiding. According to the PA State Megan’s Law website, Little was convicted of attempted sexual abuse of a minor on January 16, 2019. President Judge John H. Foradora sentenced Little on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, to a minimum of nine months to a maximum of two years less one day in the Jefferson County Jail, followed by three years plus one day of probation on a third-degree felony count of criminal attempt to disseminate photos/film of child sex acts, and a concurrent sentence of five years of probation on a third-degree felony count of criminal use of a communication facility. As a result of the conviction, Little was required to register as a Tier 2 Sex Offender which requires a 25-year registration. RELATED STORIES Man Who Solicited Explicit Photos from 12-Year-Old Boy Sentenced Up to Two Years Behind Bars
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  4. Biden demands gun control following Uvalde, Texas elementary school shooting President Biden said we must 'stand up to the gun lobby' By Thomas Phippen | School resource officers need to be armed: Retired NYPD lieutenant Darrin Porcher tells ‘Jesse Watters Primetime’ elected officials have no strategy to protect soft targets from mass shootings. NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Listen to this article 0:00 / 1:30 1X BeyondWords President Biden called for changes to gun laws Tuesday and expressed his heartbreak in his address to the nation following a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. "To lose a child is like having a piece of your soul ripped away," said Biden, who learned of the shooting at Robb Elementary School while on Air Force One returning from his trip to Asia. "There's a hollowness in your chest, you feel like you're being sucked into it, never able to get out. Suffocating. It's never quite the same." A shooter identified as Salvador Romas opened fire at Robb Elementary School Tuesday, killing at least 18 students and one teacher. The gunman also died. Two police officers were shot and wounded but were expected to survive, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said. U.S. President Joe Biden makes a statement about the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas shortly after Biden returned to Washington from his trip to South Korea and Japan, at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit," Biden said, quoting Psalm 34. Biden asked for prayers for the families and friends of the children but then turned to call for more restrictive gun laws. TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: LIVE UPDATES "As a nation, we have to ask, when in God's name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? When in God's name, will we do what we know in our gut what needs to be done?" Biden said. "We have to act. Don't tell me we can't have an impact on this carnage," Biden added. U.S. first lady Jill Biden looks on as U.S. President Joe Biden approaches the lectern to make a statement about the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas shortly after the president returned to Washington from his trip to South Korea and Japan, at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) Biden called for "commonsense" gun laws, saying that "we know they work and have a positive impact." Biden claimed that after the assault weapons ban was passed in 1994, mass shootings went down. After the law expired in 2004, Biden said, "mass shootings tripled." "What in God's name do you need an assault weapon for unless to kill someone?" Biden asked. "Deer aren't running through the forest with Kevlar vests on for God's sake." Gun manufacturers have "spent two decades aggressively marketing assault weapons, which make them the most and largest profit," Biden said. "For God's sake, we have to have the courage to stand up to the industry," he added. UVALDE, TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: DEMOCRATS DEMAND GUN CONTROL, CURSE REPUBLICANS: 'F--- YOUR PRAYERS' Biden said that other nations, which also have mental health illness, domestic violence and other concerns, do not see the same kinds of massacres. "These kind of mass shootings never happen with the kind of frequency they happen in America. Why?" he asked. "Why are we willing to live with this carnage? Why do we keep letting this happen?" "It's time to turn this page into action," Biden said. Vice President Kamala Harris spoke earlier in the day. "Enough is enough," Harris said. "As a nation, we have to have the courage to take action and understand the nexus between what makes for reasonable and sensible public policy to ensure something like this never happens again," Harris said. People leave the Uvalde Civic Center Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., blamed Republicans for the shooting. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP "There is no such thing as being ‘pro-life’ while supporting laws that let children be shot in their schools, elders in grocery stores, worshippers in their houses of faith, survivors by abusers, or anyone in a crowded place," she wrote on Twitter. "It is an idolatry of violence. And it must end."
  5. DuBois police chief: Investigation results in $16,000-plus drug bust By Elaine Haskins ehaskins@thecourierexpress.com May 23, 2022 Some of the drugs and money confiscated during an investigation in the City of DuBois last week is shown. Submitted DuBOIS — The City of DuBois Police Department, along with Pennsylvania State Parole agents, conducted an investigation on Robinson Street last week which resulted in the confiscation of a substantial amount of drugs, according to city police Chief Blaine Clark. The investigation is ongoing and the identities of those allegedly involved have not yet been released by authorities. At 11:35 a.m. May 17 after a request by parole agents, city police arrived at the scene and met with agents who advised them that one man fled the location on a motorcycle and a woman fled on foot, according to Clark. At the time, parole agents had two women detained inside of a house. As parole agents were conducting their investigation on a parolee, Clark said they located multiple suspected heroin stamp baggies on a woman, who told them that there were more items located in the house, Clark said. Officers from the city secured the location and applied for a search warrant of the structure. After the search warrant was properly vetted and granted, Clark said the city police performed a search of the location. As a result of the search, the police found 14 bricks (698 individual stamp bags) of suspected heroin with an estimated street value of $9,000, 4.9 grams of suspected methamphetamine with a street value of more than $200 and $6,829 in U.S. currency for a total of more than $16,000, he said. Recommended Video DuBois K-9 is now on the job with DuBois City Police Department DuBois City Manager John "Herm" Suplizio talks about K-9 Officer Ace, while Ace's handler, Zayne Rhed, left, and Chief Blaine Clark look on. 0 seconds of 45 secondsVolume 0% Clark said that a 56-year-old DuBois woman was taken into custody and sent to a state prison since she violated her parole status. He said DuBois police plan to file felony charges against her in connection with the investigation soon. He said Clearfield County Probation put out a warrant for the arrest of the man who fled on a motorcycle for a probation violation, but he has not been detained yet. The Punxsutawney Police Department’s K-9 Unit also assisted with the investigation. Clark noted that the city’s K-9 Unit was out of service on the day of the investigation. “This is another example of the attack on the drugs in the City of DuBois that this police department will work tirelessly to combat,” said Clark. He noted to people who are going to sell and use illegal substances, “Go somewhere else other than DuBois.” Anyone in the public who has any drug tips for police to investigate are asked to email Clark at policechief@duboispolice.com.
  6. NATIONAL NEWS At least 18 children, 1 teacher killed in Texas elementary school shooting, officials say by: Jeremy Tanner, Nexstar Media Wire Posted: May 24, 2022 / 02:07 PM EDT Updated: May 24, 2022 / 09:30 PM EDT SHARE (NEXSTAR) — The death toll after a gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school Tuesday now includes 18 children and two adults, including the shooting suspect, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Officials previously said three adults were dead after the shooting, but issued a correction shortly after. Earlier in the day, Governor Greg Abbott said the 18-year-old suspect, identified as Salvador Ramos, of Uvalde, abandoned his car and entered the school where he opened fire with a handgun, and possibly a rifle, before responding officers shot and killed him. The governor also said that the gunman shot his own grandmother before entering the school. It was the deadliest shooting at a U.S. grade school since the shocking attack at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, almost a decade ago killed 20 children and six adults. And it came just 10 days after a gunman in body armor killed 10 Black shoppers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, in what authorities say was a racist attack. “Our job is multifold,” Abbott said during a news conference. “First, to make sure we address exactly what happened at this crime scene. Second, to make sure we take that information and do everything that is necessary to ensure that crime scenes like this are not going to be repeated in the future.” PHOTOS: Scenes from deadly Texas school shooting response Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell said that school has been canceled for the remainder of the year and administrators will issue a statement about graduation events later. “This was a tragic and senseless event today and my heart is broken,” Harrell said. Earlier, Uvalde Memorial Hospital confirmed two of the deaths and added that the facility received 13 children by ambulance for treatment. “If you are not an immediate family member, we are asking you to refrain from coming to the hospital at this time,” the hospital wrote on Facebook. Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Emergency personnel gather near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Law enforcement personnel, including the FBI, gather near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Law enforcement, and other first responders, gather outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Another hospital, University Health, said it was treating a child and an adult patient from Robb Elementary. Uvalde CISD tweeted shortly before 12:30 p.m. local time that there was an “active shooter” at Robb Elementary, and that the rest of the district was on lockdown. At 1:06 p.m. Uvalde police announced that a shooter was in police custody. A reunification site was set up at the local civic center for Robb students and their parents. Discussing life-altering situations, like the Texas school shooting, with your children Gov. Abbott’s office issued a statement in the wake of the mass shooting saying that “Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde.” Abbott, along with former President Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, is slated to speak at the annual NRA meeting in Houston in less than 72 hours. “Enough is enough,” Vice President Kamala Harris said Tuesday. “As a nation we have to have the courage to take action and understand the nexus between what makes for reasonable and sensible public policy to make sure something like this never happens again.” “As a nation, we have to ask when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” President Joe Biden said in an address to the nation. “When in God’s name do we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done?” Uvalde, home to about 16,000 people is about 85 miles west of San Antonio and 60 miles east of the southern U.S. border with Mexico. It is also the hometown of actor Matthew McConaughey. Robb Elementary has an enrollment of just under 600 and is located in a mostly residential neighborhood of modest homes. The district is providing grief counselors for students, staff and community members. The Associated Press contributed to this report. SEEVIDEOS, PICTURES, RELATED ; NATIONAL NEWS At least 18 children, 1 teacher killed in Texas elementary school shooting, officials say by: Jeremy Tanner, Nexstar Media Wire Posted: May 24, 2022 / 02:07 PM EDT Updated: May 24, 2022 / 09:30 PM EDT SHARE (NEXSTAR) — The death toll after a gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school Tuesday now includes 18 children and two adults, including the shooting suspect, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Officials previously said three adults were dead after the shooting, but issued a correction shortly after. Earlier in the day, Governor Greg Abbott said the 18-year-old suspect, identified as Salvador Ramos, of Uvalde, abandoned his car and entered the school where he opened fire with a handgun, and possibly a rifle, before responding officers shot and killed him. The governor also said that the gunman shot his own grandmother before entering the school. It was the deadliest shooting at a U.S. grade school since the shocking attack at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, almost a decade ago killed 20 children and six adults. And it came just 10 days after a gunman in body armor killed 10 Black shoppers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, in what authorities say was a racist attack. “Our job is multifold,” Abbott said during a news conference. “First, to make sure we address exactly what happened at this crime scene. Second, to make sure we take that information and do everything that is necessary to ensure that crime scenes like this are not going to be repeated in the future.” PHOTOS: Scenes from deadly Texas school shooting response Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell said that school has been canceled for the remainder of the year and administrators will issue a statement about graduation events later. “This was a tragic and senseless event today and my heart is broken,” Harrell said. Earlier, Uvalde Memorial Hospital confirmed two of the deaths and added that the facility received 13 children by ambulance for treatment. “If you are not an immediate family member, we are asking you to refrain from coming to the hospital at this time,” the hospital wrote on Facebook. Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Emergency personnel gather near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Law enforcement personnel, including the FBI, gather near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Law enforcement, and other first responders, gather outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Another hospital, University Health, said it was treating a child and an adult patient from Robb Elementary. Uvalde CISD tweeted shortly before 12:30 p.m. local time that there was an “active shooter” at Robb Elementary, and that the rest of the district was on lockdown. At 1:06 p.m. Uvalde police announced that a shooter was in police custody. A reunification site was set up at the local civic center for Robb students and their parents. Discussing life-altering situations, like the Texas school shooting, with your children Gov. Abbott’s office issued a statement in the wake of the mass shooting saying that “Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde.” Abbott, along with former President Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, is slated to speak at the annual NRA meeting in Houston in less than 72 hours. “Enough is enough,” Vice President Kamala Harris said Tuesday. “As a nation we have to have the courage to take action and understand the nexus between what makes for reasonable and sensible public policy to make sure something like this never happens again.” “As a nation, we have to ask when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” President Joe Biden said in an address to the nation. “When in God’s name do we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done?” Uvalde, home to about 16,000 people is about 85 miles west of San Antonio and 60 miles east of the southern U.S. border with Mexico. It is also the hometown of actor Matthew McConaughey. Robb Elementary has an enrollment of just under 600 and is located in a mostly residential neighborhood of modest homes. The district is providing grief counselors for students, staff and community members. The Associated Press contributed to this report. SEEVIDEOS, PICTURES, RELATED NATIONAL NEWS At least 18 children, 1 teacher killed in Texas elementary school shooting, officials say by: Jeremy Tanner, Nexstar Media Wire Posted: May 24, 2022 / 02:07 PM EDT Updated: May 24, 2022 / 09:30 PM EDT SHARE (NEXSTAR) — The death toll after a gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school Tuesday now includes 18 children and two adults, including the shooting suspect, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Officials previously said three adults were dead after the shooting, but issued a correction shortly after. Earlier in the day, Governor Greg Abbott said the 18-year-old suspect, identified as Salvador Ramos, of Uvalde, abandoned his car and entered the school where he opened fire with a handgun, and possibly a rifle, before responding officers shot and killed him. The governor also said that the gunman shot his own grandmother before entering the school. It was the deadliest shooting at a U.S. grade school since the shocking attack at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, almost a decade ago killed 20 children and six adults. And it came just 10 days after a gunman in body armor killed 10 Black shoppers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, in what authorities say was a racist attack. “Our job is multifold,” Abbott said during a news conference. “First, to make sure we address exactly what happened at this crime scene. Second, to make sure we take that information and do everything that is necessary to ensure that crime scenes like this are not going to be repeated in the future.” PHOTOS: Scenes from deadly Texas school shooting response Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell said that school has been canceled for the remainder of the year and administrators will issue a statement about graduation events later. “This was a tragic and senseless event today and my heart is broken,” Harrell said. Earlier, Uvalde Memorial Hospital confirmed two of the deaths and added that the facility received 13 children by ambulance for treatment. “If you are not an immediate family member, we are asking you to refrain from coming to the hospital at this time,” the hospital wrote on Facebook. Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Emergency personnel gather near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Law enforcement personnel, including the FBI, gather near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Law enforcement, and other first responders, gather outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)Read More » Another hospital, University Health, said it was treating a child and an adult patient from Robb Elementary. Uvalde CISD tweeted shortly before 12:30 p.m. local time that there was an “active shooter” at Robb Elementary, and that the rest of the district was on lockdown. At 1:06 p.m. Uvalde police announced that a shooter was in police custody. A reunification site was set up at the local civic center for Robb students and their parents. Discussing life-altering situations, like the Texas school shooting, with your children Gov. Abbott’s office issued a statement in the wake of the mass shooting saying that “Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde.” Abbott, along with former President Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, is slated to speak at the annual NRA meeting in Houston in less than 72 hours. “Enough is enough,” Vice President Kamala Harris said Tuesday. “As a nation we have to have the courage to take action and understand the nexus between what makes for reasonable and sensible public policy to make sure something like this never happens again.” “As a nation, we have to ask when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” President Joe Biden said in an address to the nation. “When in God’s name do we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done?” Uvalde, home to about 16,000 people is about 85 miles west of San Antonio and 60 miles east of the southern U.S. border with Mexico. It is also the hometown of actor Matthew McConaughey. Robb Elementary has an enrollment of just under 600 and is located in a mostly residential neighborhood of modest homes. The district is providing grief counselors for students, staff and community members. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
  7. Pennsylvania State Police Welcomes 103 New Troopers Joanne Bauer | May 14, 2022 HARRISBURG, Pa. – Colonel Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police, announced that 103 cadets have graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. (Photo by Dave Cyphert of ProPoint Media Photography.) The class was the 163rd to graduate from the academy in Hershey since it opened in 1960. “Being a trooper is a difficult undertaking,” said Colonel Evanchick. “It is sometimes only self-rewarding, many times perilous, and at all times demanding. It is not a job; it is a way of life.” Four cadets received special awards and recognition during today’s ceremony at LCBC Manheim in Lancaster County: Sean M. Mullins received the: American Legion Award for all-around academic, physical, ethical, and moral qualifications; John K. Schafer Memorial Award for the highest combined score on a series of physical skills tests; and Sergeant Charles B. Gesford High Pistol Award for the highest score on the department’s pistol qualification course Monica M. Carl received the Ronald M. Sharpe Leadership Award for exemplifying the qualities of leadership Brandon J. Young received the Daniel F. Dunn High Scholastic Award for the highest level of academic achievement in the class William A. Moyer received the Colonel Paul J. Chylak Memorial Driver Proficiency Award for the highest proficiency in driver safety training The new troopers will report to the following stations on May 23: Troop A, Greensburg Monica M. Carl Gordon C. Matson Troop B, Uniontown John H. Matlick Jr. Troop B, Waynesburg Mitchell A. Fillmore Troop C, Lewis Run Justin M. Schmader Bryan A. Stahlman Troop C, Marienville Andrew W. Greenawalt Nicholas C. Payne Troop C, Punxsutawney Elliott T. Neeper Troop D. Kittanning Cory J. Lemasters Troop E, Corry Tyler W. Andrzejczak Zachariah J. Erdman Troop E, Erie Austin M. Roache Brett T. Thompson Brock A. Westerbeck Troop E, Franklin Trevor A. Buckley Troop E, Meadville Seth R. Baker Joseph D. Sager Jr. Brandon J. Young Troop F, Coudersport Anthony Lorenc Lucas G. Roshannon Troop F, Emporium Nicholas P. Straub Troop F, Lamar Bradley M. Derk Troop F, Mansfield Luke J. Hook Mitchell H. Kerrick Brandon J. Wilson Troop F, Milton Sean J. Doherty Gideon F. Green Troop F, Montoursville Lee G. Holt William H. Snyder Jeffrey J. Urban Logan D. Womelsdorf Troop F, Selinsgrove Jacob J. Kozma Troop G, Bedford Sander R. Vanoutryve Troop G. Lewistown Jarrett M. Cavalet Troop G, McConnellsburg Ty M. Diehl Troop H. Carlisle David A. McFarland Jr. Edwin Paramo De La Rosa Fletcher L. Hart Troop H, Chambersburg Nicole A. Gripp Shannon D. Jones Benjamen L. Maudie Zackery L. Mothersbaugh Michael D. Nolan Kem K. Parada Benjamin A. Ruiz Joshua A. Shane Anthony J. Sinagoga Bret T. Smalt Michael J. Smith James R. Watters Troop H, Gettysburg Hunter T. Jones Brynn M. Markley Heather N. Mueller Dominic J. Schmidt Nicole L. White Brandon L. Witherite Troop H, Harrisburg Osayomwonbor Algbedo Logan J. Levan Molly A. Thompson Troop H. Newport Cody C. Bainbridge Noah Myers Ahmed M. Usman Troop J, Avondale Forrest I. Allen Eric E. Barmore II Kenneth C. French Brian A. Gonzalez Troop J, Embreeville Yochi E. Charleus Stephon G. Galka Joshua E. Mease Troop J, York Eduardo D. Beleno Henry Burns IV Robert W. Miller Troop K. Media Matthew C. Gaeta Michael S. Gormley Edward D. Lawless John C. Lindeborn Troop K, Philadelphia Daniel Digiuseppe Billy B. Killen Kevin Kovacs Israel J. Martinez Matthew D. Nikisher Domenic J. Oliveri Troy M. Van Houten Troop K, Skippack Anthony Rodriguez Melissa M. Zukowski Troop M, Dublin Kacey I. Hughes Ludwig Ogando Troop M, Fogelsville John M. Jakobsen V William A. Moyer Adam M. Sajone Troop N, Stroudsburg Richard B. Balderrama Joshua C. Bullock Kyle P. Cwalinski David Dewitt Jacob M. Grassley Timothy J. Lindner Zachary R. Mascelli Michael G. Minsavage Sean M. Mullins Michael A. Orobello Jenna D. Pacella Bailey M. Walck For more information on the Pennsylvania State Police, visit https://www.psp.pa.gov. To learn more about becoming a Pennsylvania State Trooper, visit patrooper.com.
  8. At least 10 dead, 3 hurt in Buffalo supermarket shooting; Gov. Kathy Hochul blames 'white supremacist' Christal HayesKevin JohnsonClaire Thornton USA TODAY 13 people were shot, 10 fatally, Saturday afternoon at a Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York. The suspected shooter, identified as Payton Gendron of Conklin, New York, was arraigned on first-degree murder charges. Law enforcement officials have called the shooting a "racially motivated hate crime." A teenage gunman wearing tactical gear opened fire in a busy supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo on Saturday, killing 10 people and injuring three others in the country's latest high-profile crime apparently motivated by hate, authorities say. Officials said the suspected gunman, a white 18-year-old man, traveled several hours across New York to carry out the attack, which he livestreamed on social media. Eleven of the 13 people who were shot were Black, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said at a news conference. Gov. Kathy Hochul called the gunman a "white supremacist" who terrorized New York's second-largest city in a "cold-hearted," "military-style execution" as people were buying groceries. "It strikes us in our very hearts to know that there's such evil that lurks out there," she said. "This individual – this white supremacist – who just perpetrated a hate crime on an innocent community, will spend the rest of his days behind bars. And heaven help him in the next world The suspect carried an assault weapon inscribed with a racial epithet, said Rep. Brian Higgins, citing briefings with law enforcement officials. “I was on site for the last three hours, and I listened carefully to what the FBI, police, the district attorney and the U.S. attorney had to say,” Higgins said. “There is no doubt this was a racially motivated attack.” The suspect, identified as Payton Gendron of Conklin, a New York community about 200 miles southeast of Buffalo, was taken into custody after the attack. He was arraigned on first-degree murder charges and appeared in court Saturday evening wearing a bandage over his shoulder. John Flynn, Erie County's district attorney, said along with the murder charge, his office and federal authorities were pursuing others, from terrorism to hate crimes. The supermarket is about three miles north of downtown Buffalo. The surrounding area is primarily residential and is surrounded by homes, along with a Family Dollar store, barber shops, a laundromat and fire station. Authorities said evidence showed the suspect showed racial animosity but declined to Gramaglia said the gunman was wearing tactical gear and was armed with an assault-styled rifle. He parked outside the Tops Friendly Market around 2:30 p.m. and opened fire in the parking lot, killing three people and injuring a fourth. He then went inside and continued his rampage, Gramaglia said. A retired Buffalo police officer, who was working as a security guard at the store, confronted the gunman and shot him. Authorities said the gunman was hit, but his tactical gear prevented injury. The gunman returned fire, killing the guard. 'SOLIDARITY IS THE ANSWER':Amid a rise in hate crimes, Black and Asian Americans are standing The gunman made his way through the store, firing at others before he was met by law enforcement near the lobby. Authorities said the gunman had his weapon pointed at his head and authorities were able to negotiate his surrender. “This is the worst nightmare that any community can face, and we are hurting and we are seething right now,” Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said at a news conference. “The depth of pain that families are feeling and that all of us are feeling right now cannot even be explained.” The Buffalo attack and the quick determination that the assault was racially motivated drew early parallels to the 2019 attack in El Paso, Texas where a gun man confessed to traveling hundreds of miles to target Hispanics at a local Walmart. The Texas attack left 23 dead. In the Buffalo case, a law enforcement official said, investigators are examining writings allegedly linked to the shooter indicating that the assault was motivated by hate. “We are investigating this incident as both a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism,” said Stephen Belongia, special agent of charge of the FBI's Buffalo field office. In the past year, FBI Director Christopher Wray has repeatedly warned of the threat posed by racially motivated violent extremists, telling Congress that such cases represent the "biggest chunk" of the bureau's domestic terrorism investigations. The same group, Wray told a Senate committee last year, were responsible for the most lethal attacks in the past decade. Authorities say the gunman livestreamed the attack to social media. The footage shows the gunman, dressed in military gear, pulling up to the front of the store with a rifle on the front seat and then pointing the rifle at people in the parking lot as he exited the vehicle and opening fire, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press. It also shows the suspect walking into the supermarket and shooting several other victims, the official said. "This was pure evil," Erie County Sheriff John Garcia said. "It was a straight-up racially motivated hate crime from somebody outside of our community." Higgins acknowledged that authorities were reviewing the contents of a graphic manifesto in which the attacker referenced other racially motivated attackers, including Dylann Roof, an avowed white supremacist, who in 2015 killed nine people at a Black church in Charleston, South Carolina. “This is what all the anecdotal evidence adds up to,” Higgins said. Braedyn Kephart and Shane Hill, both 20, said they'd just pulled into the parking lot of the store when they saw the alleged gunman leaving and being taken in “He was standing there with the gun to his chin. We were like what the heck is going on? Why does this kid have a gun to his face?" Kephart said. He dropped to his knees. “He ripped off his helmet, dropped his gun, and was tackled by the police.” Hochul said the suspect acquired the rifle used in the attack legally but the weapon had been modified with illegal magazines. New York bars the sale of any magazine that has a capacity over 10 rounds. She said law enforcement was working to determine where the magazines were acquired but noted they could be purchased as close as Pennsylvania. She didn't elaborate on how many bullets the magazines could hold. President Joe Biden was briefed on the attack and was praying for those affected, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement. NAACP President Derrick Johnson called the shooting “absolutely devastating." “Our hearts are with the community and all who have been impacted by this terrible tragedy. Hate and racism have no place in America. We are shattered, extremely angered and praying for the victims’ families and loved ones," he added in a statement. The Rev. Al Sharpton issued a series of posts on Twitter, calling on the White House to convene a meeting with Black, Jewish and Asian “to underscore the Federal government (is) escalating its efforts against hate crimes.” He added “leaders of all these communities should stand together on this!” Hochul also expressed the need for changes, noting the gunman was active online and shared both his racist views and a livestream of his rampage. "There's a feeding frenzy on social media platforms where hate festers more hate. That has to stop," she said. These outlets must be more vigilant in monitoring social media content." 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  9. Former Corsica Secretary Sentenced to Federal Prison for Embezzling Over $300k from Borough May 12, 2022 9:45 am· Author: exploreJefferson PITTSBURGH Pa. – A Corsica woman has been sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh to 21 months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release on her conviction of wire fraud, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today. (PHOTO: Joseph F. Weis Jr. Federal Courthouse, in Pittsburgh. AP Photo/Keith Srakocic. Senior United States District Judge Nora Berry Fischer imposed the sentence on Tammy Laird, 49, of Corsica, Pennsylvania. According to information presented to the court, from January 2009 through August 2017, while Laird was employed as the Secretary and Treasurer of Corsica Borough, she defrauded the borough of more than $300,000 by issuing checks from the borough’s bank accounts to her father, her husband, and herself, by extracting funds from the borough’s bank accounts to pay personal expenses and credit card bills, and by making personal purchases on the borough’s business account at Staples. To hide her activity, Laird supplied the Corsica Borough Council and state auditors with altered bank statements and other falsified financial documentation. In 2020, Laird entered a guilty plea to all 26 counts of wire fraud charged. Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Fischer stated that although Laird had demonstrated remorse and post-conviction rehabilitation efforts, she had perpetrated a multi-year fraud upon the borough, a small community with very limited operating funds, and as such, she deserved a sentence of imprisonment commensurate with the significant financial harm caused. Judge Fischer further ordered Laird to pay restitution to Corsica Borough in the amount of $265,200.79. Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch prosecuted this case on behalf of the government. United States Attorney Chung commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Laird. RELATED STORIES Feds Indict Corsica Woman for Stealing Over $300,000 from Borough Corsica Woman Pleads Guilty to 26 Federal Wire Fraud Charges
  10. Worked in the kichen as cook just after they open, One day a customer wanted a medium done steak,there was dark grill marks.He complained it was burned, cooked him another steak returned it. The manager came out and told him if he did not like the way it was cooked he could go down to the Holiday Inn and eat.
  11. You are here: Home » Events Warsaw Township VFD Partners With Abraxas I at Hazen Flea Market May 7, 2022 10:30 am· Author: Joanne Bauer HAZEN, Pa. (EYT) – Warsaw Township Volunteer Fire Department members are partnering with Abraxas 1 Youth and Family Services at Hazen’s Flea Market’s kitchen. Warsaw Township VFD and Abraxas 1’s female residents, of Marienville, have collaborated over the last decade to run the kitchen. This has been a long-term community service project that was started by the late Carol Sprague, with her caseload of residents, as a way to allow her girls to practice their responsible living skills while learning the importance of volunteer work in the community. Through trust and cooperation, Abraxas 1 anticipates this partnership to continue in the foreseeable future. Hazen Flea Market Schedule: – Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5 – Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3 – Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7 – Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4 – Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2 For more information on Abraxas 1, visit their website: https://abraxasyfs.org/abraxas-1.html. For more information on the Warsaw Township Volunteer Fire Department, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WTVFC15.
  12. Police: Bellefonte woman bathed kids in alcohol, gave them meth by: Jared Weaver Posted: May 6, 2022 / 06:00 PM EDT Updated: May 6, 2022 / 06:00 PM EDT SHARE CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– A woman is behind bars after police said she bathed kids in alcohol and gave them meth to smoke. After an interview with one of the four children on April 18, Bellefonte police discovered that 33-year-old Tara Auman would put two of the kids in bleach and spray them with alcohol because “there were bugs coming out from him,” according to the criminal complaint. The child described the bathroom as smelling like a pool when the kids were getting bath. Police also learned during the interviews that Auman was also allegedly giving the children meth. The child told police Auman asked the kids if they wanted to try wax. She then reportedly handed the smoking pipe to one of the children and lit it. Police were given drawings of the pipes that the children saw Auman use. One even described the lighting as “heating sugar on the stove.” The kids would get dizzy and tired, one even said how it was addicting. Auman gave the children meth on more than one occasion, police noted. On March 30, police performed a traffic stop on Blanchard Street after doing surveillance on Auman’s vehicle, and she was arrested for driving under the influence after failing field sobriety tests and having her blood drawn. When police searched her vehicle and property, they found multiple pipes for smoking meth along with the drug. Auman faces charges of corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of children along with additional drug charges. Auman is currently confined in Centre County Prison with bail set at $5,000 and is awaiting a preliminary hearing set for May 11.
  13. Dutch Pantry Family Restaurant celebrates Dutch Pantry Family Restaurant celebrates 50 years of serving community By Brianne Fleming bfleming@thecourierexpress.com 16 hrs ago 1 of 2 Buy Now Dutch Pantry Family Restaurant owner Tom Larson is pictured with his daughter, Melanie Conklin, inside of the DuBois business that recently celebrated its 50-year anniversary. Brianne Fleming Buy Now Dutch Pantry Family Restaurant is located on Rich Highway in DuBois. Brianne Fleming DuBOIS — Dutch Pantry Family Restaurant in DuBois is looking back on 50 years of the community support, homemade comfort food and the family atmosphere it has become known for. The restaurant on Rich Highway celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021, said owner Tom Larson, who has worked for Dutch Pantry restaurants since 1981, beginning in high school when he started as a cook then eventually became a manager. Larson took over the DuBois location on Rich Highway in 1987. His daughter, Melani Conklin, who currently acts as the restaurant manager, has worked there on and off over the years, Larson Said. The original Dutch Pantry was opened by an Amish mother and son in 1947. Back in the day, all of the restaurants were built near gas stations. The DuBois location opened Aug. 31, 1971, he said. It was always important to him to keep the staples and traditions of Dutch Pantry the same, including treating people like family and serving homemade comfort food like meat and potatoes, ham steaks and liver and onions, he said. Some employees have been with the restaurant for several years, said Larson, and he recalls getting to watch them grow up. Now, he is even hiring some of the kids of parents who formerly worked for him. Larson never saw himself owning a restaurant, he said, but it has just always felt like home. “Dutch Pantry has always taken care of me,” said Larson. “So, when the opportunity came, I took it.” Although Dutch Pantry does attract travelers, as it is right off of Interstate 80, it’s the locals and regulars who have kept the restaurant alive over the years, Larson said. “Our regulars are wonderful people who you get to know,” he said, noting that some will even pitch in and help at times. Dutch Pantry staff also often know their regulars by name, and treat them accordingly, said Larson. “People really like when you remember their name, or what meal they order,” he said. Besides the smell of hot coffee and comfort food, Dutch Pantry is also full of memories, including the games of Scrabble and peg games on the tables and the memorabilia on the walls and shelves, such as collectable cans, old pictures, bottles and more. Customers will also bring in items for the restaurant to display, such as one of the very first Dutch Pantry ms ever printed on display in the front glass case. Recommended Vide DuBois Community Days DuBois Community Days, a two-day "celebration of the community" organized by the DuBois Volunteer Fire Department and centered in the DuBois Memorial Park, will return this year, June 11-12, after it was canceled in 2020 because of the coronavirus restrictions. Shown is Robert Wachob, co-chairman of the DuBois Community Days committee. 0 seconds of 32 secondsVolume 0% Part of the restaurant – Larson’s favorite part – is outdoorsy themed, with several wild game mounds like deer and turkey on the walls. The venues are also known for their gift shops, said Larson, featuring unique and country décor items, candles, locally-made soaps and homemade jellies and jams, among others. “The gift shops were just always a part of Dutch Pantry,” he said. Like others in the restaurant industry, the COVID-19 pandemic was a difficult time for Dutch Pantry as well, as they have also been struggling to find workers, Larson said. “I can’t ask for a better staff than I have – they always go above and beyond,” he said, noting that working with his daughter has been a blessing. The local support from DuBois and surrounding areas, pre- and post-COVID, is what kept Dutch Pantry open during this time, Larson added. Not much about Dutch Pantry has changed over the years, as part of its charm is its traditional and nostalgic family atmosphere. It still has the same open antique/rustic layout, old-fashioned circular counter and the red, white and blue exterior color scheme. The menu has developed and changed according to the industry and what customers want, said Larson. Dutch Pantry is also known for its Breakfast with Santa event, which has been held for 30-plus years every December. For its 40th anniversary, Dutch Pantry held a month-long celebration with specials and lower prices, said Larson. For the 50th, there were some giveaways and month-long games. Larson recalls how much the DuBois area itself has changed over the past few decades. But, one thing has remained the same –the generous local support from Dutch Pantry customers. “The community has always supported us,” he said. “We have formed a lot of friendships over the years.” Visit Dutch Pantry Family Restaurant – DuBois on Facebook.
  14. Pennsylvania State Police Trooper arrested for drug charges by: Aaron Marrie Posted: May 4, 2022 / 03:53 PM EDT Updated: May 4, 2022 / 04:00 PM EDT SHARE HARRISBURG, Pa (WTAJ) — A Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) have arrested Trooper Joseph W. Czachorowski on illegal controlled substance charges. The 44-year-old, who was stationed with Troop K in Philadelphia, was arrested Wednesday, May, 4 after a U.S. postal inspector intercepted a package addressed to Czachorowski that contained steroids. Thirty oxymetholone pills and two vials of trenbolone acetate were found inside the package. A search warrant was also issued and police found additional controlled substances at his residence. Czachorowski has been charged with misdemeanor counts of possessing a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession and instruments of crime. While the investigation is ongoing, Czachorowski has been suspended without pay pending the resolution of the criminal charges brought against him. He’s been with PSP since Nov. 2014. Czachorowski is out on bail and has his preliminary hearing scheduled for May 17.
  15. DuBois Man Pleads Guilty in Robbery Case by Gant Team Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Crime, Local News, News 0 0 Share on FacebookShare on Twitter CLEARFIELD – A DuBois man will be spending time in state prison for robbing a local sandwich shop. Tristan Brian Ed Snyder, 24, pleaded guilty to felony robbery before President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman during colloquy . 0 The charges stem from an incident on Nov. 11 in DuBois City. According to the affidavit of probable cause, two employees told police that a man at least six foot one or two wearing a facemask with a marijuana leaf on it entered the store and went into the bathroom for about 30 minutes. After he left the bathroom, he got a drink from the cooler and proceeded to the sales counter where he ordered one of the employees to “open the register!” She refused. The man walked behind the counter and again ordered her to open the register. The employee was placed in fear by this large man standing over her demanding she comply with his request. He did not threaten her verbally or show a weapon, according to the report. The employee called for her co-worker who came from the back and confronted the man. He then fled the store with the second employee giving chase. He was last seen fleeing north on Thompson Alley. During the investigation, Snyder became a suspect and was located the next day. When he was questioned, he reportedly admitted he tried to rob the shop and stated that he burned the clothes he was wearing during the crime. Ammerman sentenced Snyder to serve 12 months to four years in state prison, according to a court employee. Snyder also pleaded guilty to driving under the influence for which he received a 72 hours to six months concurrent sentence. In a third case, he pleaded guilty to false identity to law enforcement and possession of drug paraphernalia for which he must pay fines and costs.
  16. Jefferson County Woman Allegedly Threatens to ‘Kill Everyone,’ Breaks into House During Domestic Dispute May 3, 2022 12:33 am· Author: Jacob Deemer MCCALMONT TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Jefferson County woman is behind bars after allegedly threatening to kill everyone and then reportedly breaking a window in an attempt to enter a residence during a domestic dispute. According to court documents, Punxsutawney-based State Police filed criminal charges against 27-year-old Amber Marie Rega, of Anita, in Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock’s office on Saturday, April 30. According to a criminal complaint, police were dispatched to an inactive domestic dispute that occurred at a residence in McCalmont Township, Jefferson County, on Saturday, April 30, around 11:37 a.m. While en route to the scene, police were advised that the actor had fled the scene in an unknown direction in a tan in color 2009 Nissan Murano. Upon arrival, police made contact with a victim, who related that Amber Rega had been living at her residence. Rega then became upset when she overheard one victim asking about how she was doing. Rega “began to flip out” and made the statement “I’m going to kill everyone starting with (a known person).” Rega then got in her vehicle and left, the complaint states. Rega then arrived at the residence a short time later and was in the driveway beeping the car home and yelling out of the window, the complaint indicates. The victim told police that after she then went upstairs, she heard glass breaking and the door being kicked open. Rega then left the residence in her vehicle in an unknown direction, the complaint notes. A damaged window and window screen were observed on the north side of the residence. An opened man door on the east side of the residence was damaged. Black marks from a shoe were observed on the outside of the door. Broken glass and a window blind were observed on the floor just inside the residence, the complaint states. Rega was arraigned at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, in front of Judge Mizerock on the following charges: – Burglary – Overnight Accommodations; Person Not Present, Bodily Injury Crime, Felony 1 – Criminal Trespassing – Break Into Structure, Felony 2 – Terroristic Threats With Intent to Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1 – Criminal Mischief – Damage Property, Misdemeanor 2 – Harassment – Communicates About Lewd, Threatening, Etc. Language, Misdemeanor 3 – Disorderly Conduct Engage in Fighting, Misdemeanor 3 Unable to post $10,000.00 monetary bail, she was placed in the Jefferson County Jail. A preliminary hearing is set for Friday, May 6, at 9:00 a.m. with Judge Mizerock presiding.
  17. Man Barricades Himself in House, Fires Shot at Law Enforcement During Standoff May 3, 2022 12:35 am· Author: Jacob Deemer COWANSHANNOCK TWP., Pa. (EYT) – An Armstrong County man is facing nearly 60 charges after barricading himself in a residence following a domestic incident and then firing a shot at law enforcement officers during a standoff. According to Kittanning-based State Police, 33-year-old Shane Aaron Powers, of Rural Valley, was taken into custody following a standoff in which he barricaded himself in a residence with multiple firearms while threatening police and others. According to a criminal complaint filed on Tuesday, May 2, through Magisterial District Judge Kevin Lee McCausland’s office, this incident occurred as Powers became suicidal during a domestic assault and barricaded himself in his house with a large number of firearms after the victims escaped the residence. According to the complaint, the domestic incident originally started around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, between Shane Powers and a known female (victim). After a period of time, another known female arrived at the house to talk with the victim and observed the domestic dispute taking place. After the second female arrived, the domestic incident continued, the complaint states. It was learned that Powers then pushed the second female, causing her to strike the back of her hand on an unknown object. Troopers observed the individual’s hand bruised and swollen, the complaint indicates. The victims were able to escape and appeared at the PSP Kittanning barracks. The first known victim reported that the domestic incident started over pots and pans sitting on the counter. As the verbal domestic incident continued, the second known female arrived at the house to speak with the first victim for an unrelated reason, the complaint note
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  20. you are here: Home » News Local News Police: Area Man Charged After Reporting False PFA Violation April 29, 2022 12:30 am· Author: Jacob Deemer PIKE TWP., Pa. (EYT) – An area man is facing charges after he allegedly reported a false Protection From Abuse order violation. According to court documents, Clearfield-based State Police filed the following criminal charge against 34-year-old Jesse Lee Puit, of Curwensville, in Magisterial District Judge Joseph M. Morris’ office on Tuesday, April 19: – False Report – Falsely Incriminate Another, Misdemeanor 2 According to a criminal complaint, Jesse Puit contacted police on Monday, March 14, regarding a possible PFA violation. Puit told police that the victim is not allowed on his property, as per the PFA order. He stated that (a known man) came into his residence, said “hi” to him, and all of a sudden his power went off. Puit told police that his outdoor hose faucet was broken and that the (known man) must have broken the hose hookup and shut the power off. Police interviewed the known man (the victim), who stated that he has been at his residence the entire evening of March 14. He related that his girlfriend had the vehicle, and was at work from the night prior. He related he had been having multiple issues with Puit because he would not pay the bills at the residence in which Puit was staying. The victim stated that Puit lived with his father (the victim’s father). The victim advised that he had power of attorney for his father, and the bills at the residence were coming to his house. He stated that Puit was advised prior to him having a PFA against him that none of the bills were being paid, according to the complaint. The victim’s girlfriend confirmed the victim’s story and further stated that the bills for Puit are piling up, and he refuses to pay any of them, the complaint indicates. Police arrived at Puit’s residence and advised him of the statements of the other parties involved. Police also told Puit that the unpaid electric bills may have been the reason his power was shut off, the complaint notes. According to the complaint, Puit stated that his power had been shut off while he was at his house, but he did not observe the victim at his residence. He also stated that his story was false. A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday, June 1, at 9:45 a.m., in front of Judge Morris.
  21. Developer of 'massive' Bellefonte warehouse project submits to have plans withdrawn by Gary Sinderson Thursday, April 28th 2022 0 seconds of 0 secondsVolum Bellefonte warehouse project plans withdrawn Bellefonte, PA (WJAC) — In a stunning turn of events, just a week after proposing a massive warehouse project in Centre County, with hundreds of jobs, the developer is now pulling the project notifying the county to withdraw the plans. In a letter to the Centre County Planning and Community Development office, the Bellefonte warehouse project developers, the Suncap property group, formally notified the county Wednesday that they want the land development plan application to be withdrawn. Last week, plans for the project were unveiled, which included a one-million-square-foot warehouse to be located in Benner Township, a few miles outside of Bellefonte, with close to 700 jobs projected. But more details, specifically what company was backing the project, remained a mystery. RELATED| More questions than answers: Who is backing the 'massive' Bellefonte warehouse project? The developer had a non-disclosure agreement not to reveal the company, and earlier this week, Centre County commissioners spoke out, asking for more information. “I have some concerns what this is. What are they going to be warehousing? What are they going to be transporting? We deserve some answers as a community.” In a response to the developer, county planners say the company could still resubmit the plans at a later date. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://wjactv.com/news/local/developer-of-massive-bellefonte-warehouse-project-submits-to-have-plans-withdrawn
  22. EXPLOREJEFFERSON: Convicted Sex Offender Charged After Leaving ‘Just for Jesus’ and Fleeing to South Carolina by Gant Team Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Crime, Local News 0 0 Share on FacebookShare on Twitter JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) A 26-year-old transient woman has been charged for failure to comply with Megan’s Law requirements after she left “Just for Jesus” in Brockway and fled to South Carolina. According to court documents, DuBois-based State Police filed criminal charges against 26-year-old Victoria Jean Johnson at Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana’s office on Wednesday She faces a second-degree felony charge of failure to register. She was convicted on January 11, 2021, for Aggravated Indecent Assault – Complainant less than 16 years old and the person is four or more years older. Her registration began on April 27, 2021. She is listed as a Tier 3 Sex Offender which required a life-time registration. According to a criminal complaint, Johnson is required to register monthly due to being a transient offender. Her last reported address was at “Just for Jesus”, an outreach facility in Brockway. Police said Johnson left the facility in February and fled to Summerville, South Carolina, where she is currently residing. View Megan’s Law Public Record for more information here. The information provided on this site is intended for community safety purposes only and should not be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass. Pennsylvania’s General Assembly has determined public safety will be enhanced by making information about registered sexual offenders available to the public through the internet. Knowledge whether a person is a registered sexual offender could be a significant factor in protecting yourself, your family members, or persons in your care from recidivist acts by registered sexual offenders. Public access to information about registered sexual offenders is intended solely as a means of public protection.
  23. Now Brockway now has officer Brad Kramer formerly from Reynoldsviie on Brokway polce force as part time.
  24. ATIONAL NEWS Over 60 tons of ground beef recalled, E. Coli concern by: Michael Reiner Posted: Apr 26, 2022 / 08:39 AM EDT Updated: Apr 26, 2022 / 08:40 AM EDT SHARE (WKBN) – Approximately 120,872 pounds of ground beef products have been recalled due to possible E. coli contamination. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website, Lakeside Refrigerated Services, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling the beef in an announcement made Monday. The problem was discovered during routine testing of imported products that were produced from February 1, 2022 through April 8, 2022. The products subject to recall have establishment number “EST. 46841” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide. Most people infected with the bacteria develop bloody diarrhea and vomiting. The infection is usually diagnosed by testing a stool sample. Vigorous rehydration and other supportive care are the usual treatment Most people recover within a week, but, rarely, some do develop a more severe infection. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them and should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase. The complete list of products and product codes for the recalled beef can be found here. Labels for the ground beef products can be found here.
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