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July 2nd, 2015
Multiple injuries were reported Thursday due to a car crash on Rasselas Road.
Due to a traffic accident Rasselas Road is currently shut down at the Glen Hazel intersection. It appears there are five victims injured. Two helicopters are in route to the scene to transport two victims.
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Despite rainy weather throughout the area lately, contractors have been working on a wide range of projects throughout the area. Several bridges are being worked on, from Millstone Township to Ridgway Borough and township, and various other projects, including Johnsonburg and annual tree trimming near roadways throughout the county.
ST. MARYS â€“ A community-wide disaster drill took place Monday evening at Morgan Advanced Materials along Hall Avenue in St. Marys.
A private pleasure boat filled with water sank near the marina Sunday morning. Reportedly no one was on board at the time of the accidental sinking. Rescue crews were quick to assist with recovery. It is unknown if the heavy weekend rains contributed to the submerging of the vessel.
Pennsylvania is ranked fifth in the nation for milk production and second in the nation for the number of dairy farms (Wisconsin has the most dairy farms).
Pennsylvania is home to 16 percent of the nationâ€™s dairy farms and more than 99 percent of those farms are family-owned businesses.
Pennsylvaniaâ€™s leading industry is agriculture and its biggest economic sector is dairy, which represents 40 percent of agriculture revenue.
Every nine cows support one job. With 530,000 cows in the state, about 60,000 jobs are supported.
Widespread heavy to record daily rainfall amounts are expected to fall Saturday and into Saturday night.
Unusually strong low pressure at the surface and aloft will move slowly northeast from the Ohio Valley through the middle Atlantic region throughout the weekend.
Widespread heavy rain will fall and the risk for flooding, especially on smaller streams and creeks, will be high.
A flood watch remains in effect through late Saturday night. Elk and McKean counties are listed among the extensive list of affected counties.
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WARREN â€“ A fierce thunderstorm in northwestern Pennsylvania resulted in the death of a camper who was camping with a church group in a remote area of the Allegheny National Forest. The storm came through the Minister Creek Campground around 6 a.m. Tuesday causing power outages and wide-spread downed trees.