FIERY I-80 TRACTOR-TRAILER CRASH TAKES LIFE OF MAN

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Strattanville, PA – One person has died after a tractor-trailer crash late Sunday afternoon on Interstate 80 in Clarion County.

It was around 4 p.m. yesterday when a tractor-trailer caught fire after a multi-vehicle accident near mile marker 66 on I-80 eastbound.

The truck was fully engulfed with flames, and one person was trapped inside.

The Clarion County Coroner’s office has confirmed that the person who was trapped inside the truck died.

 

DUBOIS SCHOOL DISTRICT FINDS BUYERS FOR ELEMENTARY BUILDINGS

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DuBois, PA – After closing down three elementary schools and putting the buildings up for sale, the DuBois Area School District approved some potential buyers.

The board approved 6-1 to the sale agreements for the Sykesville, Luthersburg and Highland Elementary School buildings. Sykesville and Luthersburg were shut down earlier this year, and Highland was closed several years ago.

The former Sykesville building will be sold at the appraised value of $150,000 to Dave Roman Excavating.

 

POLICE INVESTIGATING BURGLARY AND ASSAULT IN PENFIELD

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Penfield, PA – State Police are still investigating a possible burglary and assault in Penfield that happened early Sunday morning.

The burglary reportedly involved two men breaking into a home along Laurel Run Road in Penfield at about 5:15 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the men also assaulted multiple victims.

The suspects are listed as an unnamed 20-year-old man and a 21-year-old man. The victims are a 20-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman.

 

UNCONSCIOUS MAN IN HOSPITAL AFTER REYNOLDSVILLE BAR FIGHT

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Reynoldsville, PA – A man had to be taken to the hospital after a bar fight early Sunday morning at The Main Street Restaurant in Reynoldsville.

State Police were called out for a report of an unconscious male around 1:50 a.m. Sunday.

According to reports, the 51-year-old man had started a fight and assaulted a 48-year-old man.

The unconscious man was taken to Penn Highlands DuBois for medical treatment.

 

MAN ALLEGEDLY FLED FROM POLICE IN PHILIPSBURG

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Philipsburg, PA – A man is facing charges after he allegedly lied to and fled from police earlier this month.

35-year-old Thomas Golding was the passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over in Philipsburg on July 21.

Police say they asked for his information, but Golding allegedly gave the officer a fake name and then ran on foot. The state trooper caught Golding shortly after.

Golding had a warrant for his arrest for a parole violation.

 

EMILY ANDRULONIS CROWNED AS CLEARFIELD COUNTY FAIR QUEEN

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Clearfield, PA – A new queen is reigning in Clearfield County! Emily Andrulonis of Treasure Lake was crowned as the 2017 Clearfield County Fair Queen on Sunday.

Last year’s queen, Rachel Duke of Clearfield, passed on her crown in front of a packed crowd.

In addition to Andrulonis being crowned as queen, they also announced the rest of her court:

  • First runner-up Rebecca Liddle of DuBois
  • Second runner-up Cassie Folmer of Luthersburg
  • Third runner-up Jayna Vicary of Curwensville
  • Fourth runner-up Kacie Means of Rockton

Congratulations to all of the girls who competed!

 

COME RIDE OR WALK IN MEMORY OF DR. ALBERT VARACALLO

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DuBois, PA – This Sunday, it’s a time to remember an influential man in DuBois and celebrate his life. The 2017 Tour de Varacallo Bicycle Race and Memory Walk is going to be held this Sunday, starting at the DuBois Area YMCA.
It honors the memory of Dr. Albert Varacallo. His wife, Luanne, explains that it’s a way of keeping his spirit alive and continuing the good work that he did in the community.

 

WOMAN INJURED IN VEHICLE CRASH IN BROOKVILLE

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Brookville, PA – A woman was injured after she overturned her SUV in Brookville on Wednesday afternoon. Police say the unnamed 61-year-old woman was backing up near Mabon Street in Brookville around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. She ended up backing over a wall, flipping her SUV and trapping herself inside. She was using her seatbelt but suffered injuries of unknown severity. She was taken to Penn Highlands DuBois for treatment.

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SEVERAL VEHICLES VANDALIZED IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY

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Huston Township, PA – Although police can’t confirm that the damage is all related, several vehicles were damaged near Huston Township, Clearfield County. Multiple vehicles had the tires slashed along Bennetts Valley Highway. The vandalism likely happened between 2 and 6 a.m. on July 22. If you know anything about the damage, please contact State Police in Dubois.

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TEEN GIRL DIES FROM INJURIES SUFFERED IN GASOLINE FIRE

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McCalmont Township, PA – The teenage Amish girl from Jefferson County who had been severely burned in a gasoline fire earlier this month has passed away.

The 16-year-old girl had been taken to a Pittsburgh hospital on July 17 after a gas-powered washing machine she was refueling caught on fire.

The teen is remaining unnamed at this time. She was reportedly refilling a gas-powered engine that operated a washing machine in the basement of the home.