January 2nd, 2015
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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A tanker carrying a load of brine water tipped over on James City Hill Monday afternoon. Members of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department are pictured here after responding to the accident, which occurred at roughly 2:45 p.m. PSP Kane said a 2008 Peterbilt 829 was being operated by Alexander K. Myers, 21, of Mt. Jewett.
The Kane boysâ€™ varsity basketball team rebounded from a Friday night loss to the hosts to win Saturdayâ€™s consolation game of the North Clarion Holiday Tournament against AC Valley. The Wolvesâ€™ junior varsity team won the title with wins over North Clarion and AC Valley.
Betty R. Farnsworth, 91, formerly of 106 Tionesta Ave. since 1946, died Friday evening, Dec. 26, 2014 at the Lutheran Home at Kane where she resided since January of 2011.
Born May 13, 1923 in Heath Township, Jefferson County, she was the daughter of Jacob and Bessie Rhodes.
On Aug. 10, 1946 in Pleasant Hill, Jefferson County, she married Francis â€śBaloneyâ€ť Farnsworth, who died in July ofÂ 2001.