February 2nd, 2013
Thousands of fans watched as Pennsylvania's world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil made his highly anticipated weather prognostication on Saturday, commemorating 127 years of Pennsylvania's unique Groundhog Day tradition.
Phil predicted an early spring after emerging from his burrow without seeing his shadow Saturday morning in the Pennsylvania Wilds.
According to holiday folklore, if the groundhog emerges in the early morning on Feb. 2 and does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring. If he sees his shadow, six more weeks of wintry weather are expected.
The Kane boysâ€™ basketball team dug themselves a deep hole at the beginning of Friday nightâ€™s game with DuBois Central Catholic and never recovered, losing a key game in their hopes of securing a playoff berth.
Until now, it's been a roller coaster winter season in the Kane area.
For example, the area last month had a string of days with frigid sub-20-degree high temperatures, but little snow.Â
RIDGWAY â€“ A 12-member jury after two hours of deliberation acquitted Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, on 12 counts of arson, insurance fraud, and related offenses stemming from a Dec. 4, 2008 fire at his 115 First Ave. property in Johnsonburg. Milliard said he "absolutely [felt] vindicated by the verdict" as he has steadfastly maintained his innocence since his arrest and incarceration in July of 2012.
RIDGWAY - The jury trial of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, on charges of arson and related offenses as well as insurance fraud stemming from a Dec. 4, 2008 fire at a Johnsonburg property owned by him is headed into its third and final day.
It kills more American women annually than all forms of cancer combined-- one woman every minute. Ninety percent of women have at least one factor that puts them at risk. It doesnâ€™t discriminate based on age. Yet heart disease is still often misunderstood as a disease that is more prevalent in men.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It could be an all-time record crowd with Groundhog Day returning to the weekend for the first time in a number of years for the 127th-annual trek to Gobblerâ€™s Knob.
"The all-time record was approximately 33,000 people, back when it was last held on a weekend," said Bill Deeley, president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle.
Kane school administrators are considering a plan that would provide students with locks for their school lockers.
If approved, the plan would go into effect with the start of the next school year, according to Dr. Maryann Anderson, superintendent of the Kane Area School District.
Kaneâ€™s Kaila Jamerson needed two points entering Wednesday nightâ€™s game with the Ridgway Lady Elkers to climb atop the Lady Wolvesâ€™ all-time scoring list.
Ridgway boys basketball used a 17-0 second half run to pull away from the Kane Wolves en route to a 63-43 victory Wednesday night as part of Senior Night.
Kane had kept with the Elkers in the first half and trailed 34-30 entering the third quarter. The Elkers then scored 17 straight points to bulge the lead to 21 past the midpoint of the third quarter.