DIAPERS FROM DUBOIS: DONATE TO HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS

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DuBois, PA – We can show love for the people in Texas by collecting diapers to ship to the Texas Diaper Bank, where they’re desperately needed in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Sunny 106 and Connect FM are teaming up as the media sponsor for Diapers from DuBois, a project put together by Greg Cranmer State Farm in DuBois.

Melissa Bortzer, who helped come up with the project, says being without diapers can make things miserable for the thousands of families who have been affected by flooding.

 

STUDENTS HEAD BACK TO JEFF TECH FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR

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Reynoldsville, PA – With kids back in school, some high school students are getting settled in to earning their degrees at Jeff Tech.

Brockway, Brookville, Punxsutawney, DuBois and Ridgway students can choose to spend most of their school day earning certifications and learning a trade at Jeff Tech, such as welding, HVAC, drafting, culinary, cosmetology, health assisting, or digital media.

Barry Fillman, the director Jeff Tech, says the students still learn quality academics,

 

SIGEL COUPLE CHARGED FOR DOMESTIC DISPUTE

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Sigel, PA – A Sigel couple faces charges for allegedly hitting and choking each other during a domestic fight.

29-year-old Rodney Allshouse Jr. and 28-year-old Jenni Allshouse reportedly were having an argument on Aug. 23 at their home in Sigel.

Police say the couple wrestled down a flight of stairs and choked each other. The fight continued through the house and out onto the front porch, where it was finally broken up by a neighbor.

 

MOTORCYCLE STOLEN AND FOUND IN CURWENSVILLE

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Curwensville, PA – A Curwensville man’s motorcycle was stolen and damaged but found shortly afterward.

The unnamed 26-year-old man’s 2009 KLR 650 Kawasaki motorcycle, worth approximately $2,500, was taken from an unlocked garage on George Street around 3 a.m. Wednesday.

The motorcycle was found at 10 a.m. the same day, only about a half a block from the garage. The ignition wires had been cut.

The man says he suspects three unknown males,

 

PURSE STOLEN FROM VEHICLE IN ROCKTON

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Rockton, PA – A woman’s purse was taken from her vehicle, which was parked in her driveway along Rockton Mountain Highway.

The unnamed 37-year-old Rockton woman says that it happened sometime between Monday and Wednesday.

If you have any information, please call State Police in DuBois at 814-371-4652.

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ELEPHANT CALF AT PITTSBURGH ZOO EUTHANIZED

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Pittsburgh, PA – Sad news out of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium says the new baby elephant had gotten too sick and wasn’t eating, so she had to be euthanized.

The calf was born prematurely in May and was having difficulty eating because she was teething.

They had used a feeding tube but the calf still hadn’t gain enough weight.

The zoo’s elephant blog has more information about the passing of the calf and why it happened.

 

GOV. WOLF WARNS HOUSE OF DIRE STATE BUDGET SITUATION

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Harrisburg, PA – Gov. Tom Wolf is warning House Republican leaders that failing to fund the state budget will put Pennsylvania in “a much more dire financial situation” in the coming weeks.

The Democratic governor wrote House GOP leaders Tuesday to urge them to take action to fill the budget’s $2.2 billion revenue gap.

A bipartisan bill to raise money through borrowing and taxes passed the Senate, but the House has not acted.

 

POLICE AND VOLUNTEERS SHAVE HEADS FOR BOY WITH LEUKEMIA

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DuBois, PA – It was an amazing outpouring of love and support when 7-year-old Brock Roy was diagnosed with leukemia recently.

Brock is one of the sons of Assistant Chief Dustin Roy from the DuBois City Police.

Police officers, firefighters, family members, friends, football teams and neighbors shed their long locks for a $10 donation in the DuBois City Park Tuesday night to stand in solidarity with the young boy.

 

 

WOMAN ALLEGEDLY ALTERS PRESCRIPTION AT PHILIPSBURG CVS

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Philipsburg, PA – A woman allegedly altered her prescription to try to get more pills from the CVS Drug Store in Philipsburg yesterday.

The workers at the pharmacy caught the attempt, didn’t fill the prescription, then contacted the state police to report the crime.

The unnamed 20-year-old Philipsburg woman is facing charges of criminal attempt of a drug cosmetic act.

Police don’t say what kind of medication she was attempting to get.

 

PUNXSY WOMAN CHARGED FOR SWITCHING PRICE TAGS AT GOODWILL

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Reynoldsville, PA – A Punxsutawney woman is being charged with retail theft after she reportedly switched price tags on items at the Reynoldsville Goodwill, hoping to pay less for her purchases.

The unnamed 76-year-old woman allegedly switched the tags around 1:30 Monday afternoon.

Police remind shoppers that, even though tag switchers are still paying some money for the items, it’s not the full intended price, and it’s still theft.

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