January 4th, 2015
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team faced off against the Kane Wolves on Saturday night in a game that was originally scheduled for Dec. 12, 2014, but was postponed due to inclement weather. The weather was not the best on Saturday either as icy conditions may have played a role in a somewhat low turnout at the ECCHS gymnasium. The Crusaders won the game 72-25.
Rev. Sigmund S. Decker, 85, formerly of Warren, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 at Carolina's Medical Center of Charlotte, N.C., after doing what was most important to him, visiting family over the holidays.
Rev. Decker was born April 13, 1929 in Warren and was currently residing in Charleston, S.C. with his daughter for the past six years. He is the son of the late Harry A. and Alma A. Watt Decker.
Clayton R. Schreckengost, 67, of 29 Kinzua Ave., Kane, died Sunday morning, Jan. 4, 2015 at his residence. Arrangements,Â in the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc.. are incomplete and will be announced.
Several criminal cases have been filed in Kane District Court.
Information on the following cases is based on court documents.Â
*Charles Wayne Gee, 53, of Addison, N.Y. is charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.
State Police Trooper Andy Dalton placed the charges on Route 6 near Route 146 in Hamlin Township.
A test determined Geeâ€™s blood alcohol content (BAC) to be .133 percent.
Investigators have located multiple points of origin in an early morning blaze which heavily damaged a commercial building Friday in St. Marys.
Fire companies from across Elk County responded to 590 S. St. Marys St. in St. Marys throughout the morning.
The fire has been determined to be incendiary in nature according to the Ridgway-based state police. St. Marys City Police are assisting with the investigation which is currently ongoing.
The structure sustained damages estimated in excess of $500,000. It is currently owned by Chris W. Pistner, 47, of St. Marys.
Rev. Sigmund Decker, 85, formerly of Warren, Kane and Ridgway, and currently of Charleston, S.C., died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 at Carolinaâ€™s Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C. A complete obituary will be published when available through the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.
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JOHNSONBURG â€“ A preliminary hearing was held before Magisterial District Judge George A. "Tony" King of Johnsonburg Wednesday in the case of Robert William Duck, 36, of Kane.
"He said he was going to kill himself and that he wanted to cut my head off and put it on a stake," said the victim, Annette Peterson of James City during her testimony.
Duck was held for county court on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief for a Dec. 23, 2014 incident, in which he allegedly followed Peterson around the house with a knife and prevented her from leaving.
December 30th, 2014
EMPORIUM â€“ Authorities are still investigating the origin of a fire that spread through four apartment units early Tuesday morning in a West 4th Street house in Emporium.
Initial reports indicated smoke and flames showing at 234 W. 4th St. as Cameron County 14 (Emporium Fire Department), Emporium Ambulance, and St. Marys Ambulance were called out shortly before 3 a.m.
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