Morrisdale Suspect Faces Aggravated Assault Charges Following Police Car Ramming IncidentSavoring the GrandstrandNewsBreak Contributor
Meth distribution ring crackdown led to 38 indictments, Morrisdale man enters guilty pleaThe Bullet PointNewsBreak Contributor
Brothers Working as Restaurant Managers In Clearfield Charged With Stealing $22,302 From WorkplaceMadocNewsBreak Contributor
Local Man Facing DUI Charges After Crashing into Tree
State Police in Punxsutawney say a local man is facing DUI charges following a crash in Burnside Township, Clearfield County. The accident happened on November 25 at approximately 3:38 PM on Dowler Highway, around 1,345 feet north of Brink Lane. The driver of the vehicle, a 42-year-old Burnside man, was...
'He was a leader!' West Branch school district mourns loss of 17-year-old student
Clearfield Co., PA (WJAC) — The West Branch Area School District is mourning the loss of high school student Asher Deets, who was killed in a house fire in Morrisdale early Monday morning. Officials say the fire started around 3 a.m. and the house on Morrisdale Allport Highway was...
Restrictions being lifted after crash on I-80 in Clearfield County
UPDATE: Speed restrictions have been lifted, according to 511pa. We’ve also learned that the crash was minor and no injuries were reported. State Police said lane restrictions should be lifted shortly. CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — Restrictions are in place on Interstate 80 in Clearfield County after a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon. According to 511pa, […]
5 area McDonald's reportedly violated child labor laws, Dept. of Labor says
Officials with the US Department of Labor are reporting that an area McDonald's franchisee has reportedly violated multiple child labor laws. Authorities say an investigation revealed that Endor Inc., based in Cranberry Township, allegedly employed 34 juveniles, across five locations, and forced them to work longer and later hours than permitted by child labor laws.
Clearfield County man accused of raping child
CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Beccaria man is behind bars after a child came forward about being sexually assaulted in an RV by the man. Bryon Carter, 58, was arrested and charged with rape of a child, statutory rape, aggravated indecent assault of a child, indecent assault and sexual assault over an incident that […]
State Police Calls: Troopers Respond to Death of 17-Year-Old Boy
Area state police responded to the following incidents:. Death of Teen in Morris Twp. State Police in Clearfield are investigating the death of a teenager in Morris Township, Clearfield County. Police said a known 17-year-old male died on November 27 at 3:43 a.m. No details have been released on the...
Former Dubois City Manager Case Dropped By State Officials
Suspended DuBois city manager Herm Suplizio appeared in court Tuesday, nearly two weeks after he was indicted by federal authorities on charges of theft and fraud. During the hearing, the state attorney general’s office withdrew its charges against Suplizio, allowing the case to be solely prosecuted by the federal government.
Fatal Morris Twp Fire
A 17-year-old boy was killed in a house fire early Monday morning, according to State Police and the Clearfield County Coroner. West Branch Area School District officials identified the boy as high school student Asher Deets. “Asher was known for his positive attitude, smile, and willingness to be friends with...
Echoes of the Past: The Coal Mining Legacy of Grassflat, Pennsylvania
Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, Grassflat, Pennsylvania, once pulsed with the lifeblood of coal mining. In the early 20th century, it was a town defined by the industry that provided its economic foundation and shaped its social fabric. Miners, some as young as nine, braved the treacherous depths of the earth to extract bituminous coal, fueling the nation's burgeoning industries and playing a pivotal role in the Industrial Revolution. Yet, with meager wages and dangerous working conditions, the miners' lives were etched with hardship.
Van Slams into Bear on Interstate 80
DUBOIS, Pa. (EYT) – Pennsylvania State Police in DuBois reported a single car crash involving a bear on Interstate 80 East in Clearfield County. According to a report issued by PSP on Monday, the incident occurred November 11 around 9:33 p.m. near the 104 mile marker. Anthony Costa, 56,...
Saint Marys students gain skills through manufacturing program
SAINT MARYS, Pa. (WTAJ) – Saint Marys Area School District students are getting the chance to learn and gain valuable experience with die setting. Die setters set up, maintain and operate presses and cutting machines used to form and cut metal, plastic and other materials into shapes for manufacturing. The program is made possible by […]
St. Marys church delivering meals on Christmas Day
ELK COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The St. Marys United Methodist Church will be sharing the spirit of the season by providing Christmas meals to its community. The St. Marys Area Christmas Day Dinner gives meals for anyone who is alone or unable to prepare a meal for themselves and their families. The church plans to […]
James City: The Enduring Legacy of America's Lumber Industry
Nestled in Virginia's historical landscape, James City stands as a testament to the resilience and innovation of early 20th-century American industry. Founded by entrepreneur James P. Gallagher in 1917, this company town was intricately linked to the fortunes of the Clermont Lumber Company, encapsulating the era's spirit of growth and economic prosperity. The town's design was a model of community and industry synergy, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of the lumberjacks and mill workers who were the backbone of this once thriving industry.
Puppies in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in clearfield, PA?
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of clearfield..
GANT: Twins Accused of Stealing More than $22k from McDonald’s Have Hearings Continued
CLEARFIELD, Pa. – Preliminary hearings for twin brothers accused of stealing over $22,000 from their employer have been continued until Dec. 6. (This article was provided by our news partner GantNews.com.) Shawn Nevling, Curwensville and Shane Nevling, Clearfield, both 40, were both managers at the McDonald’s on North Second...
Is Death Penalty on the Table for Suspect in Trisha Cole Murder?
(Pictured above: Dakota Greeley mugshot provided by the Jefferson County Prison.) Dakota Hamner Greeley, 20, is currently being held without bail in the Jefferson County Prison for the murder of his 25-year-old girlfriend, Thrish Renee Cole. Court records list the reason for his bail denial as “Capital offenses punishable by death or life in prison.”
The Legacy of Brockway Glass Company: A Testament to American Industry and Community
In the small town of Brockway, Pennsylvania, the Brockway Glass Company Plant 1 once stood as a beacon of American industrial might and the artistry of glassmaking. Established in 1907, the factory burgeoned into a leader in hand-blown glass production, providing the economic lifeblood of the community for eight decades. The plant's closure in 1987, subsequent to its acquisition by Owens-Illinois, marked the cessation of a significant chapter in the town's history.
Snow squall warning issued in Clearfield County. Here’s what to know
CLEARFIELD, Pa. (WTAJ) — With fresh snow across parts of central and western Pennsylvania and wintry winds blowing through, there’s a snow squall warning in Clearfield County. The warning in northern Clearfield County is in effect until 1 p.m. as of this writing. Motorists in the area, particularly driving on I-80, should be alert for […]
Echoes of the Past: The Historic Dagus Mines
Nestled in Elk County, Pennsylvania, the unincorporated community of Dagus Mines is a living testament to the once mighty coal industry that powered America. Established in the late 19th century around the Northwestern and Mining Exchange Company's operations, this town thrived on the success of the Eureka mine and the Lower Kittanning, or Dagus, seam. A visit to Dagus Mines is like stepping back in time, where the preserved architecture and storied streets provide a glimpse into the community's industrious heyday.
GANT: Blantz Sentenced to State Prison for Entering a Home and Threatening the Resident with a Gun
CLEARFIELD, Pa. (GANT) – A Clearfield man accused of entering a home where he damaged a TV and threatened the resident with a gun, was sentenced to state prison Monday during plea and sentencing court. (This article was provided by our News Partner GantDaily.com.) Justin Lee Blantz, 28, and...