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VIDEO: The Best Halloween Costumes for Pets

October 31, 2014

VIDEO: The Best Halloween Costumes for Pets
Halloween is the perfect time to have fun, pet owners! Why not let your pet in on the fun with a new costume this season.

Mt. Jewett library door-to-door fund drive is slated

October 30, 2014

MT. JEWETT – A door-to-door fundraising drive will take place next week in Mt. Jewett.
Debbie Deane, director of the Mt. Jewett Memorial Library on East Main street, will be joining members of the Board of Directors to canvass the community.
The group will be distributing yellow flyers at homes in Mt. Jewett to ask for donations for the library. The group will not be accepting cash donations during the door-to-door campaign.

Guilty plea in trophy elk-poaching case

October 30, 2014

A Bellefonte man has been sentenced to spend up to 18 months in jail and pay more than $20,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty Wednesday to poaching three bull elk, one of them among the largest on record in Pennsylvania.
Frank Gordo Buchanan Jr., 25, pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of unlawful taking of big game, and one count each of unlawful taking of game, unlawful use of a vehicle to take game, and unlawful use of an artificial light to take game.

VIDEO: Bumgarner Shines As Giants Win World Series

October 30, 2014

VIDEO: Bumgarner Shines As Giants Win World Series
Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball
history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with
a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night

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Warren man injured in mishap with school bus

October 29, 2014

A Warren man sustained minor injuries Tuesday when his vehicle crossed the centerline on Route 6 in Hamlin Township and side-swiped an empty Kane school bus.
Cameron A. McIntosh, 19, of Warren was traveling east on Route 6 at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday when he crossed a double yellow line while negotiating a right curve and side-swiped the westbound bus, State Police said.
After the impact, the vehicle slid into the south embankment of the highway.

Kane receives federal funding for new fire hall doors

October 28, 2014

SMETHPORT – Kane will receive $14,520 in federal funding for new energy-efficient doors for the truck bays at the Kane Fire Hall on Poplar Street.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, the McKean County Board of Commissioners approved the grant for Kane in adopting the county’s 2014 federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation.
It is the only CDBG money for Kane this year.

Fiery crash claims life of truck driver

October 28, 2014

FOX TWP. – An investigation continues into a fatal crash involving two trucks on Tuesday morning which shut down nearly three miles of state Route 255 in Fox Township for several hours.
The crash occurred at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday as a 2006 Kenworth tri-axle truck was traveling south on SR 255 when for an unknown reason left its lane of travel and crossed into the path of a 2011 Kenworth tractor-trailer, traveling north on SR 255.

Wreck on Million Dollar Highway

October 28, 2014

Multiple emergency units responded to a head-on collision Tuesday morning on the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys. More information is forthcoming.

It’s a busy month for mammograms at Kane hospital

October 27, 2014

Since October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” many area women are reminded to make an appointment for their annual mammogram at Kane Community Hospital (KCH).
“Mammograms can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease,” said Julie Laughner, the lead mammography technologist at the local hospital. “This type of mammogram is called a screening mammogram. Screening mammograms usually involve two X-ray pictures—or images—of each breast. The X-ray images make it possible to detect tumors that cannot be felt.”

Kane nurse is on U.S. team to fight Ebola virus

October 26, 2014

A Kane nurse is heading to Liberia to treat sick health care workers, including some who may have the Ebola virus disease.
Trisha Asel Wright of Kane is part of a team of 70-plus officers from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps on the mission, according to Kate Migliaccio, master public health (MPH) with the federal Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.

Celebration of Life held for Corporal Clancy

October 26, 2014

Family, friends and area residents paid tribute to deceased U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan Clancy Saturday afternoon with a Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life service with military Honor Guard detail.
The solemn ceremony was held Saturday at St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church in Ridgway.
Fellow Marines as well as family and friends shared fond memories of the fallen Marine during the Celebration of Life service.

Proposed law carries burdens, Kane scrap dealer claims

October 24, 2014

The only scrap dealer in Kane believes a proposed ordinance to regulate scrap sales would create unneeded burdens for his small business.
Jay Bednar, who operates Bednar Metals on Commons Alley in Kane with his father, John, said “paperwork” called for in the proposed ordinance would require the company to hire another person just to document and handle transactions.
McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn last month encouraged municipalities to adopt an ordinance that he contends would reduce metal thefts in the county.

Thompson, Strano Taylor debate at Red Fern

October 24, 2014

KERSEY – The Red Fern in Kersey was the location of the latest of nine scheduled debates between the congressional candidates from Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, Democratic candidate Kerith Strano Taylor and Republican candidate Glenn 'GT' Thompson.
The debate, which featured questions that were previously submitted by the community, touched on issues of education, immigration, constitutional powers, health care, Ebola and energy in Pennsylvania.

VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school

October 24, 2014

VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun, the Seattle

Health of Kane Community Hospital improves, report shows

October 23, 2014

The health of Kane Community Hospital (KCH) is continuing to improve.
Gary Rhodes, chief executive officer (CEO) at the hospital, highlighted the KCH accomplishments in his annual report to the Kane community. He outlined the report Thursday in a slideshow “powerpoint” presentation at CJ Spirits near Zook Motors.
More than 30 attended the forum, which is one of the “Business After Hours” programs sponsored by the Kane Area Development Center and Chamber of Commerce.

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