UPDATE: MISSING 90-YEAR-OLD MAN FOUND SAFE

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Punxsutawney, PA – A missing 90-year-old man with memory loss has been found safe and unharmed.

State Police in Punxsutawney had been searching for William Edward Bovich since Wednesday.

Although they believed he could be headed towards New Jersey, he was actually located in Wexford, near Pittsburgh.

Bovich is unharmed and back in safe care.

Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word and aided in the search.

 

UPDATE: MISSING 90-YEAR-OLD MAN FOUND SAFE

missing man found safe

Punxsutawney, PA – A missing 90-year-old man with memory loss has been found safe and unharmed.

State Police in Punxsutawney had been searching for William Edward Bovich since Wednesday.

Although they believed he could be headed towards New Jersey, he was actually located in Wexford, near Pittsburgh.

Bovich is unharmed and back in safe care.

Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word and aided in the search.

 

REYNOLDSVILLE MAN FLATTENS PUNXSY WOMAN’S TIRES

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Gaskill Township, PA – A Reynoldsville man flattened the tires of a Punxsutawney woman on the morning of July 5.

The 19-year-old woman told police that she found her tires were flat at a home along Mill Road in Gaskill Township.

A known but still unnamed 24-year-old Reynoldsville man was located and confessed.

He faces charges of criminal mischief.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY GROUNDHOG FESTIVAL

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Punxsutawney, PA – In Punxsutawney, there’s still plenty to celebrate during the Groundhog Festival.

Check out the full schedule of events at the Groundhog Festival website.

Roger Steele, the chairman of the Groundhog Festival, says it’s kind of like Groundhog Day but with a summer twist.

Friday, July 6

Kids tractor pull from 9 until 10:30

Flowers and plants are on sale until 5 p.m.

 

PUNXSUTAWNEY GROUNDHOG FESTIVAL JULY 1-7

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Punxsutawney, PA – The 2018 Punxsutawney Groundhog Festival will be held kicks off this Sunday and lasts until Saturday, July 7.

This Sunday, it’s the car cruise and a Christian worship band, Reach The Masses. On Monday, it’s the diaper derby for kids and country music from The Hillbilly Way. Tuesday, there’s a 5K run or 2 mile walk, plus up-tempo pop, rock, and disco music from Tool Shed Jack.

On Wednesday,

 

PUNXSY MAN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH WITH DEER

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Gaskill Township, PA – A Jefferson County man had to be taken to the hospital after hitting a deer while riding his motorcycle along Route 36.

43-year-old Charles Pearce of Punxsutawney had been riding his motorcycle through Gaskill Township around 7 p.m. Tuesday when a deer ran out in front of him.

He was unable to avoid it, struck the deer, and slid across the roadway.

Pearce was taken to the Punxsutawney Area Hospital for minor injuries.

 

ONE WOMAN FLOWN TO UPMC ALTOONA FOLLOWING A CRASH

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One woman was flown to UPMC Altoona following a crash in Bell Township, Jefferson County.  27-year-old Angela Sloppy drifted off the side of the road and struck a tree before continuing down the road and hitting another tree.  According to police, due to circumstances discovered in the investigation, Sloppy is suspected to have been driving under the influence.

Records will be obtained from UPMC Altoona via a search warrant.

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TWO PUNXSUTAWNEY WOMEN CHARGED WITH FOOD STAMP FRAUD

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Punxsutawney, PA – Two Jefferson County women allegedly committed food stamp fraud by not reporting their changes in income to the Department of Human Services.

27-year-old Kayla Anderson and 33-year-old Wendy Rushnok, both of Punxsutawney, are facing fraud charges.

Investigators say that Anderson’s housemate, who is also the father of her child, became employed from July to December of 2017.

Rushnok became employed from September of last year to this April.

 

PUNXSY FAMILY SAFE AFTER CRASH WITH DEER

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Perry Township, PA – A Punxsutawney family escaped a crash with a deer with only one minor injury.

46-year-old Melissa Kendrick of Punxsutawney had been driving along Route 36 near Laughbaum Drive on Tuesday afternoon when she struck a deer.

Kendrick and her two passengers, a 10-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy, were all wearing their seat belts. The child in the front seat had a minor seat belt burn, but other than that there were no injuries.

 

PUNXSY MAN TRIED TO PUNCH TROOPER OUTSIDE OF BAR

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Punxsutawney, PA – A Punxsutawney man is facing felony charges after he reportedly attempted to punch a state trooper outside of a bar early Monday morning.

Police found 30-year-old Ron Simpson II in the parking lot of a bar on West Mahoning Street in Punxsutawney just before 2 a.m. Monday morning after they had been called out to handle a fight.

Simpson allegedly screamed at the officers while they were there,