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January 30th, 2015

Dagus Mines girl fights rare birth defect

January 31, 2015

DAGUS MINES – Although she is five-years-old Fiona Jane O'Dell is still referred to as an 'O' baby, having been born with a rare birth defect known as a giant omphalocele which only occurs in one in every 10,000 pregnancies.
An omphalocele is a birth defect in which an infant's intestine or other abdominal organs are outside of the body due to a hole in their belly button area. The organs are covered only by a thin layer of tissue and can easily be seen.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Super Bowl Facts That Will Change The Way You Watch

January 30, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Super Bowl Facts That Will Change The Way You Watch

Prop Bets Guide To the Big Game

January 30, 2015

Prop Bets Guide To the Big Game

For the biggest game in all of football, you can bet on just about anything. What we have done here is selected some of our favorite things to bet on and give bold predictions. If you want some free money, read on!

SPECIAL (NE vs SEA) - How long will it take Idina Menzel to sign the US National Anthem?

Over/Under 2 minutes 1 second

January 29th

Solid waste authority raises $828 for CAPSEA

January 29, 2015

After sending out thousands of pounds of electronics through a fundraiser to support CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse, Inc.) the Elk County Solid Waste Authority earned $828.
The fundraiser, which was a test fundraiser for the solid waste authority, started in October to coincide with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Championship Preview and Predictions

January 29, 2015

Championship Preview and Predictions

New England vs. Seattle
2/1 6:30 (ET)
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ

January 28th

Crash on Ridgway Johnsonburg Road

January 29, 2015

RIDGWAY TWP. – A vehicle crash was reported late Wednesday night in the vicinity of 1456 Ridgway Johnsonburg Road in Ridgway Township. Elk Company 4 (Ridgway Fire Department) was dispatched along with the Ridgway-based state police shortly after 11:30 p.m. No further information was available at press time.

North Central discusses updates on rail project

January 29, 2015

Timothy Potts, general manager of the north operation for the RJ Corman Railroad Company visited North Central's quarterly full board meeting Wednesday to discuss the progress towards an "economic development project."
The project, which is expected to revitalize nearly 20 miles of railroad between Curwensville and DuBois that would connect RJ Corman's railroads to the Buffalo & Pittsburgh railroad, is being discussed by North Central as a significant economic development that could open up the region to additional markets, according to North Central Executive Director Eric Bridges.

Brothers waived for court in boating accident

January 29, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Brothers involved in a canoe accident that claimed the life of Brittany Baird of DuBois waived their preliminary hearings at Magisterial District Judge George "Tony" King's office Wednesday afternoon and will proceed to the Elk County Court of Common Pleas.
Angelo Vincent Varischetti, 22, and Anthony Steven Varischetti, 26, both of Brockway, are charged with several counts of operating watercraft under influence of alcohol, reckless operation of watercraft and negligent operation of watercraft for the May 24, 2014 incident on the Clarion River near Ridgway.

Kane nurse returns after treating Ebola patients in Africa

January 29, 2015

KANE – It wasn’t that long ago that Kane native Trisha Wright was fulfilling a dream as the first athletic trainer in the Kane Area School District.
“I got paid to watch sports and help kids when they were hurt,” Wright said. “I loved it.”
She sometimes dealt with serious injuries such as concussions and broken bones.
Most often, Wright was just another spectator at school athletic events.
“You hope you’re not busy,” she said.
A 1994 graduate of Kane High School, Wright served as the school district athletic trainer for 12 1/2 years between 1998 and 2010.

Firearm stolen from St. Marys funeral home

January 29, 2015

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man was arrested Tuesday for theft of an antique rifle, a Winchester Model 1892 44-40, from the property of Lynch-Green Funeral Home where he was formerly employed.
Based on the victim's statements, Sgt. Thomas Nicklas of the St. Marys Police Department went to the residence of Richard Alan Prow, 60, of 346 N. Michael St. where the rifle was located in Prow's car.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Prow stated that he had found the rifle while cleaning the garage of the funeral home property during his employment there. He said he was told he could have it.

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