PUNXSUTAWNEY MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING RIFLE

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Punxsutawney, PA – A Punxsutawney man is accused of stealing a rifle.

A 71-year-old Punxsutawney man called police on Saturday to report that a Henry lever-action .22 LR rifle was missing from his home.

After further investigation, police found that 36-year-old Richard Dicello of Punxsutawney had taken the firearm and sold it.

Dicello was arrested and placed in the Jefferson County Jail on related theft of firearm charges.

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BENEFIT DINNER BY BABY HARPER ELIZABETH TOVEN

Come support baby Harper Elizabeth Toven with a benefit ham dinner on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 11 a.m. at the McCalmont Township Volunteer Fire Company in Anita.

Harper was diagnosed with a rare chromosome disorder, in which most babies don’t live to birth or pass away shortly after delivery. Harper is a living miracle!

Please come join Harper’s family for a ham dinner including potatoes, vegetable and a dessert. There will be a basket raffle and a recliner to be raffled off that was donated by Freedom Furniture.

 

PUNXSUTAWNEY HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE ON FRIDAY

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Oliver Township, PA – A Punxsutawney home was destroyed in a fire on Friday. The home along Mottern Road caught fire around 3:40 p.m.

Fire officials believe it was accidental.

The home is owned by 27-year-old Jared Stahlman and 25-year-old Britney Stahlman.

There were no injuries. Damage is estimated at $20,000.

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TWO ACCIDENTAL SHOOTINGS IN NEARBY COUNTIES

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Indiana and Forest Counties, PA – Two accidental shootings happened in neighboring counties, both on Friday afternoon.

A 39-year-old Clarington man accidentally shot himself with a handgun in Tionesta around 2 p.m. Friday. The man had minor injuries, and the investigation is ongoing.

Just an hour earlier, around 1 p.m. in West Mahoning Township in Indiana, police were called out for another accidental shooting involving a 50-year-old Punxsutawney man. They do not say how badly the man was injured.

 

MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING WOMAN AND TWO CHILDREN FOR YEARS

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Creekside, PA – A man who formerly lived in Punxsutawney and now lives in Creekside is facing hundreds of charges after an investigation revealed years of alleged abuse against a woman and two children.

36-year-old Dana Cessna is accused of choking, hitting, and throwing a 10-year-old girl, 14-year-old boy, and 33-year-old woman from 2013 to this year, at least once a week. Much of the abuse happened at a home near Punxsutawney.

Although Cessna originally claimed that he was never on drugs when the abuse happened,

 

TEEN BOY STABS PUNXSUTAWNEY WOMAN BECAUSE OF “VOICES IN HIS HEAD”

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Punxsutawney, PA – A Punxsutawney teen says that voices in his head commanded him to stab a woman.

The 15-year-old boy stabbed a 48-year-old Punxsutawney woman in the shoulder with a steak knife around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon, then struck her on the head several times.

The boy allegedly told police that he heard voices in his head that instructed him to kill her.

The woman was taken from the home in Oliver Township to Allegheny General Hospital and is in stable condition.

 

OFFICIALS STILL DETERMINING CAUSE OF PUNXSUTAWNEY FIRE

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Punxsutawney, PA – Officials are still trying to determine what caused the fire that destroyed a home in Punxsutawney two weeks ago.

A home on Pine Street caught fire on Nov. 8 while two people were home. One was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and another wasn’t injured.

The flames seem to have started in the laundry room, but the cause has yet to be determined.

The home is owned by 70-year-old Virginia Dendy of Marlinton,

 

PUNXSUTAWNEY HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE

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Punxsutawney, PA – A home in Punxsutawney was destroyed by a fire yesterday.

Six local fire companies responded to the call, which came in just after noon.

Two people were at the home on Pine Street and were evaluated by EMTs, but their conditions are still unknown.

Fire officials are still investigating the cause.

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