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Punxsy woman indicted, accused of embezzling $91k in social security funds
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A woman from Punxsutawney was indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of theft from government funds on Wednesday. Patty Merlo, 65, was indicted on Feb. 22 after she knowingly and unlawfully embezzled $91,300 in Social Security Income benefit payments that she was not entitled to from May […]
Dubois Sandy Township Joint Board Meeting
Another joint board meeting was held this evening with officials from Sandy Township and the city of Dubois voting to approve a fire subcommittee. The discussion to approve subcommittee was brought to the meeting which will be made up of 1 firefighter from each of the companies within the Dubois Fire Department and 1 from the fire companies within Sandy Township.
Police: Brockway Man Assaults Woman After She Wakes Him Up in Middle of Night
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) – Authorities arrested a local man who reportedly assaulted a woman in the early morning hours at her residence in Punxsutawney Borough. Court records show the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department filed criminal charges against 28-year-old Justin T. Kolash, of Brockway, on February 15, in Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock’s office.
MAN RESCUED BY PUNXSY FIRST RESPONDERS AFTER FALLING OFF CLIFF
A man was rescued by Punxsutawney first responders after falling off a cliff near the old trestle by Route 119. Today’s Punxsutawney Spirit says Punxsy Fire Rescue, prompted by Jefferson County 911, conducted a confined space rescue. The victim fell near Elk Street, close to the skatepark, landing about 30 feet below near the trestle supports.
Priceless ring reunited with owner in DuBois
CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – A DuBois woman is relieved after finding a priceless ring after she lost it at work. In DuBois, Skyla Lingenfelter lost a ring that contained her mother’s ashes while at work at the DuBois Walmart. Lingenfelter lost her mother a year ago. In her memory, she got a cremation ring, […]
UPDATES ON PUNXSY BOROUGH ONGOING PROJECTS
The Punxsutawney borough engineer provided updates on ongoing projects to the Borough Council. The Punxsutawney Spirit reports Zak Sansom briefed members on various projects, including sewer maintenance and ongoing construction on Dinsmore Avenue and Brick Alley. The sinkhole on North Findley Street has been stabilized temporarily, with final work pending in spring.
Sunlight Distracts Driver Prior to Three-Vehicle Crash on I-80 in Corsica
UNION TWP., Pa. (EYT) – State Police responded to a three-vehicle chain-reaction crash that took place in Corsica on Wednesday morning. According to DuBois-based State Police, the crash occurred at 8:23 a.m. on Wednesday, February 21, along Interstate 80 in Union Township, Jefferson County. Police say 51-year-old Shawn J....
Woman Rushed to Hospital After Three-Vehicle Crash in Union Township Involving Jackknifed Tractor-Trailer
UNION TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A New York woman was taken to a nearby hospital following a three-vehicle collision in Union Township. According to PSP DuBois report issued on Thursday, February 22, 41-year-old Mohamed M. Dadouch, of Sullivan, IN, was traveling east in a 2017 Freightliner Cascadia along Interstate 80 in Union Township, Jefferson County, around 12:18 a.m. on Wednesday, February 14.
State Police Calls: Illegal Firearms Sale, Drug Possession
Area state police responded to the following incidetns:. The Pennsylvania State Police have initiated an investigation into a firearm sale or transfer that reportedly took place at Beverly Guns & Supply LLC in Perry Township, Jefferson County. The incident, logged under report number 2024-139431 by the Punxsutawney Patrol Unit, was...
Pa. man stole more than $10K from American Legion: police
A Punxsutawney man has been arrested after police say he stole over $10,000 from an American Legion in Jefferson County. Ryan Kyser, 36, was charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property on Tuesday, according to reports from WTAJ and The Punxsutawney Spirit. On Feb....
Saying goodbye to Punxsutawney Phil; Town changes Groundhog Day to coin toss
On Feb. 2 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the groundhog emerged from hibernation and didn’t see his shadow, according to weather.com, which means warm weather is just around the corner. According to delawwareonline.com, if the groundhog sees its shadow, it will get scared and go back into hibernation for another six...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Cats Up for Adoption in Du Bois, 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 du bois..
A rare LEGO piece found at PA Goodwill set to sell for over $18K
The piece called the Bionicle Golden Kanohi Hau Mask, which sold for $18,101, was found by workers at a warehouse in DuBois, Pennsylvania, and is believed to be only one of 30 that exist.
Clearfield County Jail Has A New Warden
A new Warden has been named for the Clearfield County Correctional Facility. Dave Rupprecht was formally announced as the new Warden of the facility by the Clearfield County Prison Board last night. This comes after Clearfield County Commissioners announcing in December that David Gallahger was fired. The facility faced scrutiny...
Piney Rail Riders Seeking Grant to Purchase 24-Mile Trail in Clarion and Jefferson Counties
STRATTANVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – The Piney Rail Riders is seeking a grant to purchase a 24-mile trail in Clarion and Jefferson Counties. The Piney Rail Riders (PRR)a PA Private-Not-For Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation–has a mission to buy the 24 miles of abandoned rail corridor between the Clarion River Trestle and Brookville to open a public ATV and snowmobile trail that will also lead to economic development in Clarion and Jefferson Counties.
One person injured after house fire in Jefferson County
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — One person was injured on Monday morning after a house fire broke out in Jefferson County. Crews responded on Monday, Feb. 19 just before 11 a.m. to a home on O’Donnel Road in Eldred Township for a report of a structure fire. According to David Smith, Fire Chief for the […]
Police: Punxsy Woman Charged After Dragging Victim into Apartment While ‘Beating on Her’
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) – A hearing is set for tomorrow for a local woman accused of dragging a woman into her apartment during an altercation in Punxsutawney Borough. According to court documents, a preliminary hearing for 31-year-old Tiffany Fawn Arlene Beatty, of Punxsutawney, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 21, with Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock presiding.
7-Day Weather Forecast for Jefferson County
The seven-day weather forecast for the Jefferson County area is brought to you by Redbank Chevrolet and DuBrook. Sunny, with a high near 55. South wind 6 to 10 mph. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Local Penn State DuBois Dancers Raise Over $27,000 in Charity Dance Marathon for Pediatric Cancer
Four Penn State DuBois dancers, Rachel Allegretto, Madee Finalle, Abigail Morgo, and Ella Wilson, completed a 46-hour dance marathon at the Bryce Jordan Center. They raised over $27,000 for THON, a charity fighting pediatric cancer. Hundreds of students from different Penn State campuses participated in the event. Penn State DuBois exceeded their fundraising goal by over $2,000.
Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Fresh fruit and a dollop of whipped cream dress up this tender pound cake!. Confectioners’ sugar, sliced fresh strawberries, and whipped cream, optional. -In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; beat into the creamed mixture until blended.