MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY PERMITS AWARDED TO DUBOIS WELLNESS CENTERS

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Harrisburg, PA – Not only is a medical marijuana grow center coming to Brookville, but medical marijuana dispensary permits were awarded to the DuBois Wellness Centers in DuBois and Brookville.

Medical marijuana became legal in Pennsylvania in April of 2016. Patients have to be certified by a physician that they have one of 17 approved medical conditions that would warrant cannabis use, including cancer, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

Under the law,

 

HOW ARE PEOPLE CELEBRATING 4TH OF JULY?

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Pennsylvania – The 4th of July is a day of fireworks and freedom to celebrate America’s birthday, falling on a Tuesday this year. How are people celebrating? We learned what people will be eating, doing and buying.

It’s a time of patriotism, food and fun, all to honor those serving our country and the birth of the USA! For this Independence Day, Offers.com surveyed 1,000 consumers to see what people will be eating,

 

POLICE BUST MARIJUANA GROW OPERATION INSIDE OF BROOKVILLE HOME

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Brookville, PA – Police have arrested a man for allegedly having a marijuana grow operation in his home in Brookville.

Officers had originally suspected 57-year-old Jay Thrush of Brookville of driving under the influence of controlled substances during a traffic stop. Then on Wednesday they got a search warrant for his home along Route 36 in Rose Township, near Brookville.

Police say they found a marijuana grow operation inside of Thrush’s home.

 

BROCKWAY WOMAN FACING CHARGES FOR WELFARE FRAUD

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Harrisburg, PA – A Brockway woman is one of 68 Pennsylvanians who were charged with welfare fraud in May by state officials.

33-year-old Rachel Ryland is facing misdemeanor charges for $1,322 in SNAP food assistance fraud.

If convicted, the maximum penalty she could be sentenced is 2 years in prison and a fine of $5,000, plus a mandatory disqualification period from the benefits program.

SNAP trafficking occurs when benefits are exchanged for cash,

 

2017 EXPECTED TO HAVE THE BUSIEST AND MOST TRAVELED 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY EVER

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Pennsylvania, PA – This Independence Day, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways to honor the red, white and blue.

With 1.25 million more travelers than last year, 2017 will be marked as the most traveled Independence Day holiday weekend ever.

AAA says the roads will be busier than usual from today until Tuesday. Cheaper gas prices are also making it more appealing to drive somewhere for the holiday weekend.

 

NORTH CAROLINA MAN TASED AFTER ALLEGEDLY RESISTING ARREST AT BROOKVILLE BAR

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Brookville, PA – A North Carolina man was arrested late Wednesday night after causing a scene at the Hour Glass Bar in Brookville. Employees called police to the bar to handle the unwanted and intoxicated man.

Police say Garland Harris III of Wilmington, NC, seemed uneasy, fidgety, and wouldn’t sit still. He would not identify himself or tell police what had happened.

State Police from Punxsutawney came to help, and Harris became even more upset.

 

FATHER AND SON ACCUSED OF SELLING MARIJUANA IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

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Rose Township, PA – A Rose Township father and son face charges for allegedly dealing marijuana after an investigation by the Jefferson County Drug Task Force.

42-year-old Michael Cowfer and 23-year-old Brian Cowfer, of Brookville and formerly of Rimersburg, reportedly sold marijuana to a confidential informant during the investigation.

It happened on Aug. 23, when police say a confidential informant bought just under 5 grams of marijuana from Brian Cowfer for $60.

 

DUBOIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WARNS THAT THEIR NAME IS BEING USED IN SCAM TO SELL PRODUCTS

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DuBois, PA – The DuBois Chamber of Commerce is warning that a scam company is using their name to try to sell you products.

They say that a company called “Word of Mouth” is soliciting a directory of some kind to a variety of local businesses and is claiming to be associated with the DuBois Chamber. They stress that this is not a Chamber-endorsed product and that they have no relationship with the company.

 

STATE BUDGET DUE BY END OF MONTH, BUT OFFICIALS STILL STRUGGLING

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Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania state budget needs to be passed by the end of this month, and some Pennsylvanians are worried that it’ll be a repeat of what happened two years ago.

Pennsylvania couldn’t come to an agreement on a budget in June of 2015, leading to a budget impasse that lasted for 9 months, finally ending in March of 2016. It was a partisan gridlock that threatened to shut down schools and lay off social service workers.

 

PENNSYLVANIA CONSIDERS DEDICATING BRIDGE IN HONOR OF FALLEN TROOPER LANDON WEAVER

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Huntingdon County, PA – Government officials are considering dedicating a bridge in honor of fallen State Trooper Landon Weaver.

Six months ago, in December of 2016, State Trooper Landon Weaver from Blair County was shot and killed in the line of duty.

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is considering dedicating a bridge in his honor in Huntingdon County.

The bridge crosses Juniata River in Smithfield and Henderson Township. It may be renamed to remember the fallen officer,