TWO-VEHICLE CRASH SENDS ONE TO THE HOSPITAL

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A two-vehicle crash on Thursday afternoon resulted in one person being flown to Altoona Hospital. According to officials, 46-year-old Melanie Voris and 21-year-old Abbie Smith were involved in a collision on State Route 119 in Sykesville. Authorities say shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday Smith lost control of her vehicle and struck Voris’ truck. Smith was uninjured and Voris was flown to Altoona Hospital for her injuries.

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RUN OR WALK FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL RAISES $60,000

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Sykesville, PA – Hundreds of people made their way through Sykesville recently for the 39th Annual Run or Walk for Someone Special!

The total donations for this year are just over $60,000.

Attendance was down this Sunday, likely because of nasty weather.

359 people participated in the event and could choose to either walk two miles or run five miles.

Two mile winners:

  • First place – 39-year-old Nathan Dongille from DuBois with 11:55 for his time
  • First place female – 14-year-old Libby Gianvito from Punxsutawney with 15:33 for her time

Five mile winners:

  • First place – 25-year-old Samantha Betta of Apollo with 32:46 for her time
  • First place male – 57-year-old Doug Craft of Punxsutawney with 33”54 for his time

The money raised by the event goes towards The Arc of Jefferson and Clearfield Counties’ recreational clubs and Camp Friendship,

 

PRESCRIBING DRUGS THAT LED TO FATAL OVERDOSE

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DuBois, PA – The court case continues for a DuBois-area doctor who is facing felony charges for prescribing drugs that led to a fatal overdose.

Starting in April of 2015, 68-year-old Henry Dela Torre prescribed fentanyl and oxycodone to two patients who he knew were struggling with addiction. Both of those patients overdosed on the medication, and one of the overdoses was fatal.

The investigation started when one of the patients,

 

A SYKESVILLE MAN PLEADED GUILTY TO BURGLARY CHARGES

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A Sykesville man pleaded guilty to burglary charges and was sentenced to jail. 28-year-old James Michaud will spend a minimum of 6 months to a maximum of nearly a year in Jefferson County Jail. He was also sentenced to 3 years of probation to be served afterwards, and he was ordered to refrain from alcoholic beverages.

19-year-old Felicity Fye of Sykesville was also charged with lying to police and claiming she did not know where Michaud was.

 

EMPLOYEE ACCUSED OF ARSON AT FAYETTE RESOURCES GROUP HOME

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Sandy Township, PA – A Sykesville man is accused of setting four fires at a Fayette Resources house, a group home for people with disabilities.

Police say 23-year-old Steven Rode confessed to a series of fires at the home on Arminta Street in Sandy Township, which is owned by Community Connections of Clearfield and Jefferson Counties.

First an electrical issue and fire occurred during the evening hours Jan. 14 inside the facility.

 

SYKESVILLE WOMAN INVOLVED IN SERIOUS CRASH IN INDIANA COUNTY

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Indiana County, PA – A Sykesville woman was flown to the hospital after a serious crash in Indiana County last week.

61-year-old Carrie Myers crossed over the center line on Route 119 late Wednesday morning.

She crashed into a Jeep driven by 21-year-old Cody Lute of Clymer.

Lute had minor injuries, but Myers became trapped in her car. She eventually was flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

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SEVERAL PEOPLE INVOLVED IN FIGHT IN SYKESVILLE

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Sykesville, PA – A fight broke out in Sykesville yesterday, injuring multiple people. It started in the parking lot of the Grant Street Apartments around 7 p.m., though police do not say what the argument was about.

A 46-year-old man from Sykesville was hit, possibly with a baseball bat, in his head and face and was taken to the hospital. The other victims are listed as a 24-year-old man, 24-year-old woman, and 19-year-old woman.

 

MAN ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO EX’S HOME AND ASSAULTING HER

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Sykesville, PA – A Sykesville man was arrested for allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home and assaulting her.

Police were called out to the woman’s home in Reynoldsville on Oct. 19 when she said that 40-year-old Jeremy Sedor had broken into through the front door around 1 o’clock that morning.

She said she tried to hide in her 1-year-old son’s bedroom, but Sedor reportedly broke through that door as well. The door landed on the crib where the baby was lying.

 

AGREEMENT HELPS PROTECT POLICE WHEN HELPING OTHER STATIONS

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Brookville, PA – Although police officers throughout our area already help other stations whenever they are needed, some official agreements will help protect them from potential legal issues.

Brookville made agreements with police departments in Brockway, Clarion, Reynoldsville and Punxsutawney, and Reynoldsville made an agreement with Sykesville Borough Police.

Although not much will change, it does provide extra legal protection if officers are injured or get into a traffic accident while responding outside of their area.

 

ONE KILLED AND TWO INJURED IN EARLY MORNING ROUTE 119 CRASH

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Henderson Township, PA – One passenger was killed and two drivers were injured in a crash early this morning along Route 119 between Big Run and Sykesville.

The two cars collided just after midnight.

Everyone involved is currently remaining unnamed until the next of kin is notified.

One driver, a 24-year-old woman, was injured. The other driver, a 35-year-old man, was also injured. His passenger, a 30-year-old man, was thrown from the vehicle and later pronounced dead.