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    mr.d got a reaction from WMJ77 in Jefferson County Man Who Raped 4 Children Sentenced To Up To 80 Years In Prison   
    Jefferson County Man Who Raped Four Children Sentenced to Up to 80 Years in Prison
    May 10, 2021 12:45 am· Author: Aly Delp   JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Jefferson County man who sexually assaulted four minors over a six-year period was sentenced to up to 80 years in state prison on Friday.
    Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett has announced that, after a Megan’s Law hearing on Friday, May 7, Andy Ryan Powell, 32, formerly of Brookville and Sykesville, was sentenced to 36 to 80 years by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge John Foradora. Powell was also found to be a Sexually Violent Predator under Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law.
    Court documents indicate Powell pled guilty to the following charges on January 6:
      – Rape of Child, Felony 1 (32 counts)
    – Aggravated Indecent Assault – Complainant Less Than 13 Years Old, Felony 2 (seven counts)
    – Disseminate Explicit Sexual Material to Minor, Felony 3 (nine counts)
    The charges stem from an investigation into reports of sexual abuse of four children that occurred over a six-year period.
    According to a press release from District Attorney Jeff Burkett, Powell’s plea was an “Open Plea,” meaning that there was no agreement as to the sentence he would receive, leaving the sentencing at the discretion of Judge Foradora.
    “I want to commend the Brookville Police Department, Chief Markle, and Officer Shawn Hollobaugh for an outstanding investigation in this matter. Great investigations produce results like this,” Burkett stated in the release.
    “Andy Powell will no longer be a menace to young children. He will be in a state prison for at least three and a half decades.”
    Burkett also lauded his veteran county detectives, Jeff Lee and Dave Ray, who worked on the investigation, noting that they “always do great work.” Finally, Burkett recognized Western PA CARES for Kids for their “kind, compassionate treatment of the victims of this awful abuse. Pat Berger did wonderful, thorough forensic interviews of these precious children and allowed them to tell their accounts of this terrible abuse in a safe, warm, and caring environment. This is the cornerstone of our entire system of child abuse investigation. It is because of this great team that we have enjoyed such great success over the years protecting Jefferson County’s most vulnerable citizens.”
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    mr.d reacted to WMJ77 in Happy Mother's Day!   
    forget giving flowers....LONG UNDERWARE
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    mr.d reacted to Pompeii in Happy Mother's Day!   
    Thank you to all of the moms and everything you do!!
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    mr.d got a reaction from jaman in Chicken Wing Alert!   
    Looking back to the Super Bowl millions of chickens made the supreme sacrifice may have helped start shortage.
    mr.d reacted to Bon in Winslow Hill, Elk Co, Closed May 11   
    Winslow Hill Road To Be Closed Beginning Tuesday, May 11th For Tree Cutting
              Winslow Hill Road will be closed from just above Devil's Elbow down to SR 555 starting next Tuesday May 11th until the completion of tree cutting process on this stretch of road. Residents and camp owners may get through under the direction of a flagger and are asked to use SR 555 as their entrance.
        If anyone has any questions or concerns, please send us a message on here or contact the township office at (814) 787-8811.
        We appreciate your patience while this project is being completed
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    Thank goodness havent plant the garden yet
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    mr.d reacted to Bon in Missle Launch To Be Visible In Central PA - Tonight   
    Postponed till tonight, same time.
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    mr.d got a reaction from Sanibel in Missle Launch To Be Visible In Central PA - Tonight   
    Missle launch to be visible in Central PA
    WEATHER by: Joe Murgo
    Posted: May 7, 2021 / 09:17 PM EDT / Updated: May 7, 2021 / 09:17 PM EDT   NASA is launching a rocket from Wallops Island during the evening of May 8. This Black Brant XII rocket will help NASA to study how energy and momentum transported between different regions of space that are magnetically connected?
    The mission is scheduled for no earlier than 8:02 p.m. EDT with a 40-minute launch window. Backup launch days run through May 16. The launch may be visible, weather permitting, in much of the eastern United States from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River.
    This rocket will be used for the mission that includes the release of barium vapor that will form two green-violet clouds that may be visible for about 30 seconds or more. The barium vapor is not harmful to the environment or public health.
    The vapor will be released approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds to around 10 minutes after launch at about 217-249 miles altitude over the Atlantic Ocean and 540-560 miles downrange from Wallops and just north of Bermuda.
    In our area, the show may last between 20 and 40 seconds. As of now the weather looks favorable, but you can catch the latest forecast here.
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    mr.d reacted to Lyndsey33 in BREAKING NEWS : Disneyland's Snow White Ride Under Fire Over Prince Charming's 'Non-Consensual Kiss'   
    Wasn't snow white poisoned and he kissed her to save her life? I guess mouth to mouth resussitaion will be a no no next because the dying person can't consent  to being breathed into.
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    mr.d got a reaction from BigT in 6 in” numbers   
    Having numbers on your house or end of driveway is for your own good. Fire Dept. or ambulance can find your house a lot faster with address visible.  Do you realize how hard it to find a dark blue house at 2 AM that sets off the road by 300-400 ft off the road without numbers at end of drive way.  We had a call one time on fairly used back road.  Caller stated there was a silver mailbox along the road (no numbers). Do you realize how many silver mail boxes are along a road?
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    mr.d got a reaction from jaman in International Firefighters' Day - May 4, 2021   
    The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Observes International Firefighters’ Day 2021
      April 22, 2021

    The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) will celebrate International Firefighters’ Day on May 4, 2021. We invite communities, businesses, fire departments, and media to join us in celebrating and highlighting the great work firefighters do every day, and to thank them for all that they do to keep us safe.
    So, why a dedicated day to celebrate firefighters? Consider this – you are sitting at the red light, thinking about the day ahead. Conference calls, soccer practice, what’s for dinner and when you hear the siren and air horns coming up behind you. You watch as the engine and truck companies pass you in the oncoming lane to get through the intersection. You think briefly about what they might be responding to before the light goes green and you’re back into your train of thought, the moment having passed.
    Firefighters are our family, friends, and co-workers. These special men and women respond to calls for help without hesitation and serve with pride and compassion. “Join us in thanking firefighters for their service as they work the front lines of these troubling times,” said Chief Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director of the NFFF. “Our communities have been made stronger by the dedication of firefighters and nowhere is it more evident in their response to COVID-19.”
    International Firefighters’ Day was established in 1999 to honor the lives of five firefighters who died in a wildfire in Victoria, Australia, and to recognize the service and sacrifice that firefighters around the world make daily. This day of recognition is at the core of what the NFFF does: to honor and remember America’s fallen firefighters, to assist their families in rebuilding their lives, and to prevent firefighter line-of-duty injuries and deaths.
    Here are some ways you can help us celebrate International Firefighters’ Day: Shine Your Light for Firefighters
    The NFFF is asking the public to light their homes in “red” on May 4th to celebrate International Firefighters’ Day. We ask that families share their story with us on social media using #Shine4Firefighters. If you need “red” light bulbs, please support the NFFF and buy online using our Amazon Associates link.
      We Thank Firefighters
    A simple act of kindness is sometimes all it takes to brighten someone’s day and let them know that they matter. For creative and compassionate kids (and adults) who want to let our firefighters know that we are grateful for everything they do, we invite you to draw, color, and share your thank you with the NFFF by emailing a photo of your artwork to photos@firehero.org and using on social media with the hashtag #WeThankFFs. We will share your works of art on our website and social media on May 4, 2021, International Firefighters’ Day, to raise spirits and celebrate firefighters everywhere.
      This is My Firefighter
    Firefighters play a special role in communities across the country; this is a way to honor firefighters who have played a special role in your life. We would be especially honored if our Fire Hero Family community would share a photo of their firefighters. Post a picture on your social media platforms of a firefighter who is important to you with the hashtag #ThisIsMyFirefighter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                https://www.firehero.org/2021/04/22/firefighters-day-2021/
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    mr.d got a reaction from Sanibel in Good Samaritan Hailed Hero After Jumping Off Bridge Into Bay To Save Child   
    Boaters recall bravery of stranger who leaped from bridge into bay to save child
    A good Samaritan is being hailed as a hero after he jumped into a bay in Maryland to rescue a toddler who was ejected from a car during a collision   May 4, 2021, 4:21 PM +04 / Source: TODAY By Drew Weisholtz A pair of boaters who pulled in a 2-year-old girl and a man who rescued her after she was ejected from a vehicle and into a bay during an accident in Ocean City, Maryland, are speaking out about the ordeal.
    A five-car collision at 2:47 p.m. Sunday caused a pickup truck to dangle off the Route 90 bridge after the child, still in her car seat, was ejected into the Assawoman Bay below. A stranger jumped more than 25 feet down to save her.
    Joe and Alayna Oertel were in the area on their boat and pulled the infant and the rescuer aboard before bringing them to shore where paramedics were waiting.

        Bystander rescues baby thrown into Maryland bay after crash
    MAY 3, 202100:31     “After everyone was secured, we zoomed there as fast as we could,” Alayna Oertel told NBC’s Garrett Haake in an interview that aired Tuesday on TODAY.
    The person who rescued the child has asked not to be identified and didn’t explain why he took action.
    “He didn't say anything. He was just so shocked of what happened,” Alayna Oertel said.
    “It was more about making sure that the baby was safe and he was safe,” Joe Oertel said. “You know, he was in some tremendous shock himself. ... It says a lot about some people’s demeanor, just doing the right thing when you got to do it.”
    The 2-year-old girl was flown to The Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, according to an Ocean City Fire Department news release, and seven other people involved in the collision were transported by ground to various hospitals. All have since been released. Police are currently investigating the cause of accident.
    As for the boaters, they say the good Samaritan's brave actions reveal a lot about the goodness in humanity.
    “When the chips are down, people will come together to make the right choices,” Joe Oertel said.                                                                                                                                                         SEE VIDEO REPORT     ;   https://www.today.com/news/good-samaritan-jumps-bay-save-child-after-car-crash-bridge-t217340
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    mr.d got a reaction from WMJ77 in Police Identify Pregnant Teen Found Dead In Pa. Well More Than 30 Years Ago   
    Police identify pregnant teen found dead in Pennsylvania well more than 30 years ago
    by KYW/CNN Newsource
    Thursday, March 11th 2021 AA Police identify pregnant teen found dead in Pennsylvania well more than 30 years ago (CNN Newsource) BENSALEM, Pa. (CNN) — It's a decades-old case that stumped Bucks County, Pennsylvania investigators for years.
    But now, authorities have identified the body of a pregnant teen who was found dead more than 30 years ago.
    "I believe we had a full skeleton of her in the well,” said Frederick Harran, Bensalem Public Safety Director.
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    Police say it was in 1988 when someone walking by the Old Publicker Distillery on State Road in Bensalem found a decaying body inside this well.
    The only clues left behind were the victim's clothing, like her shoes and her skeletal remains.
    She became known as Publicker Jane Doe.
    "If someone dies in Bensalem, we're gonna want to identify them, said Harran.
    Never giving up, a team of DNA genealogists recently created the victim's family tree using her DNA, along with ancestry companies like 23 and Me.
    That led detectives to identify her as 17-year-old Lisa Todd of Philadelphia.
    Then detectives confirmed her identity with the victim's family.
    "After I summed it up, I said, ‘do you have a sibling that vanished or disappeared?’ and I was told, ‘yes, I had a sister that disappeared in the fall of 85,’” said Detective Chris McMullin.
    Authorities stopped short of calling the death a murder as they now work to figure out so many unanswered questions.
    "Who she was with, whether or not there was any drug or alcohol use, whether this was intentional or accidental. People that could account for her whereabouts and what she was doing. We need the public's help,” said Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub.
    Police say Lisa initially went missing in 1985, three years before her body was found.

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    mr.d got a reaction from WMJ77 in Fallen Tree Traps Man In Portable Toilet at Gettysburg National Military Park   
    It could have turned out to be a very $hitty experience.
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    mr.d reacted to WMJ77 in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    YES !!!  So glad to hear......YOU ROCK FAITH!!....and thanks to her doctors!!
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    mr.d reacted to Spawn of Bon in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    Scans are clear!NO CANCER!!!! G-tube surgery will be scheduled in 2-3 weeks!
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    mr.d reacted to jaman in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    Prayers.  God Bless her. She is beating and fighting the odds.
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    mr.d reacted to Bon in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    No cancer!! Faith Marie is still in remission!!
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    Prayers for a good report. 🙏
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    mr.d reacted to Bon in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    Tomorrow Faith Marie goes for an MRI to make sure she is still in remission.   🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 That’s all I am asking. Thank you all!! ☺️
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    mr.d got a reaction from block in Grampian Man Pleads Guilty To Homicide By Vehicle   
    Grampian man pleads guilty to homicide by vehicle after killing girlfriend in 2019
    by Chelsea Johnson
    Thursday, April 29th 2021 AA Old Erie Pike.PNG Grampian, PA — Authorities said Eric McCall pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle and other charges in relation to the death of his girlfriend Christina Metzker back in 2019.
    This homicide by vehicle case dates back to April 3rd 2019.
    Authorities said McCall crashed his car along Old Erie Pike while driving under the influence. The crash claimed the life of Metzker.
    His trial was set to start this week but Clearfield County District Attorney Ryan Sayers said McCall took a plea deal Tuesday morning.
    "We offered this plea last week to him and the reason is....there are sentencing guidelines there are mandatory minimums certain parameters that we are stuck between on certain crimes and that’s set by the legislature," Sayers explained.
    Sayers said McCall pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license and fleeing a scene which he said is a minimum of 3.5 years in jail.
    "A homicide by vehicle while DUI which was the most serious charge in this case is a mandatory three years incarceration," he said.
    MccCall is currently out on unsupervised bail.
    "Because he had been doing well and has been clean from alcohol and checking in, the court did not find it necessary to have him remanded to the jail pending sentencing," said Sayers.
    McCall’s sentencing is set for June.                                                                                                                                                                                             https://wjactv.com/news/local/grampian-man-pleads-guilty-to-homicide-by-vehicle-after-killing-girlfriend-in-2019
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