Event: Special Weather Statement
...FOGGY TRAVEL EXPECTED THROUGH THE NIGHT...
AREAS OF FOG AND LOW CLOUDS WILL CONTINUE FOR MANY PLACES
OVERNIGHT WHILE THE RAIN SPREADS ACROSS THE REGION. WHILE
VISIBILITIES IN FOG WILL BE GREATER THAN A MILE IN MOST
LOCATIONS...LOWER VISIBILITIES WILL BE ENCOUNTERED IN
SPOTS...ESPECIALLY OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. ALLOW EXTRA TIME
FOR TRAVEL AND USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Event: Special Weather Statement
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/09/2016 11:54:00 PM
The 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show: Our Commonwealth's Blue Ribbon Experience is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 9-16 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $15. Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.
Governor Wolf Officially Opens 100th PA Farm ShowGovernor Tom Wolf, presiding over a cavalcade of bands, livestock, farm equipment, agriculture royalty, and volunteers at the opening ceremony of Pennsylvania’s 100th Farm Show today touted the state agriculture industry’s ability to meet food demands and to strengthen Pennsylvania’s economy. More...
Farm Show Satisfies Taste Buds, Celebrity Chefs Showcase PAThe 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show will showcase an all-star lineup of chefs and local celebrities that are sure to please. Visitors can enjoy cooking demonstrations inspired by Pennsylvania-sourced products on the PA Preferred™ Culinary Connection Stage inspired by the Farm to Fork: Local Farmers, Local Chefs, Local Food initiative. More...
Washington Co. Belle of a Belgian Reigns SupremeHouston's Belle exhibited by Mark Ryburn of Washington, Washington County was named the Supreme Champion Draft Horse on Friday, Jan. 8, at the 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...
Erie Co. Youth Brings 'Taste of Heaven' to Baking ContestSarah Kosack of the Northeast Community Fair, Erie County, won the 28th Annual PA Preferred Cookie/Brownie/Bar Contest and earned the top prize of $250 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. More...
Susquehanna Co. Woman Wins Top Blue Ribbon Apple PieJeralyn Adams, the Susquehanna County Fair winner, won the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...
The Hart of Baking Takes the Chocolate Cake at the 100th Farm ShowStacie Hart, Muncy, Lycoming Co., takes home first place and the prize of $500 at the PA Preferred™ Chocolate Cake Contest on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...
Indiana Co. Berkshire Gilt Takes Supreme Ch. Swine AwardThe Supreme Champion Bred Gilt was awarded to the Berkshire gilt ALIJ Amy 4-4 owned by Ronald and Luke States from Rossiter, Indiana County, on Saturday, January 9, at the 2016 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...
Farm Show Cheese Competition Satisfies Taste BudsPennsylvania’s best cheeses returned to the Pennsylvania Farm Show for its second cheese competition, where best in show honors went for the second time to The Farm at Doe Run, Coatesville, Chester County, with the cheese Seven Sisters, exhibited by Samuel Kennedy and Matthew Hettlinger. More...
Governor's Cup Honors Given to Top PA WinesNumerous Pennsylvania wines from across the state were awarded medals based on their quality on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...
The Show Goes On: Youth Participate in Farm Show Poultry EventsYouth poultry exhibitors from across the commonwealth demonstrated their showmanship knowledge and skills at the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show in the birdless poultry showmanship contest, Saturday, January 9. More...
Youth Showmen Test Draft Horse Decoration, Showmanship SkillsYouth draft horse exhibitors demonstrated their skills and knowledge as they presented their horses in the decoration and showmanship competitions at the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...
100th Farm Show to Host Veterans Appreciation DayThe 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show will host Veterans Appreciation Day on Thursday, January 14th to honor those serving in the military. The Farm Show will showcase an Army vs. Navy cook-off, honor veterans who are part of the Homegrown by Heroes™ initiative and host a film showing to honor women veterans in agriculture, all while highlighting the Department of Agriculture’s workforce development initiative. More...
Tomorrow at the Farm Show:
- The State Police Mounted Drill Team reprises its opening ceremonies performance in the Large Arena at 9 a.m., just ahead of the Draft Horse Hitched Competition...
- Foodies can enjoy the Angel Food Cake Contest on the Good Foods Stage at noon and the Thumbprint Cookie Contest at 4 p.m., as well as the Thermador Chef vs. Media Cookoff at 1 p.m....
- Get your copy of "Hold Your Horses: The PA Farm Show at 100" signed by author and Farm Show icon Mary Klaus on the Lancaster Farming Stage in the East Hall at 1 p.m....
- Grand Champion steers and market lambs will be chosen, steers at 5 p.m. in the Equine Arena, lambs at 2 p.m. in the Small Arena, followed by the ever-popular...
- Celebrity rabbit hopping competition at 5 p.m., also in the Small Arena, followed by the opportunity to purchase your own bunnies at the rabbit meat pen auction at 6 p.m., which is when the...
- Cumberland County 4-H Drill Team, celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, executes its trademark routine of teamwork, equestrianism, and intricate maneuvers in the Large Arena.
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Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/09/2016 09:43:00 PM
At 6:50 PM on Saturday, Morris Fire Department has been dispatched to station to prepare for a search.
Article by Lonny Frost
On Saturday evening, January 9, 2016, Morris fire crews were dispatched to assemble at their station for a search just before 7PM..
Although there is not much information on the search area covered or what other departments may have assisted in the search, FNN has learned that around 7:45PM the hunter was back with his hunting party.
Thanks goes out to all those volunteers who assisted in this incident.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/09/2016 06:51:00 PM
|David M. Edwards|
“beloved father and grandfather, friend to many”
WHITESVILLE, NY----David M. Edwards, 69, of Whitesville, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Thursday, January 7, 2016.
Born on September 30, 1946 in Wellsville, he was a son of Vincent and Grace Schrader Edwards.
|US Navy War Veteran|
He was a flooring specialist having designed and installed floors for numerous affluent clientele in mostly the Maryland area.
In 2008, David retired and moved to Whitesville to be closer to family, where he also pursued his hobby of woodworking. Dave was prized by many for his words of wisdom, helping hand, and life philosophies. He was lovingly known to many as “Uncle Dave” and “Grandpa Dave”. His greatest love was his family.
Surviving are three daughters, Kelly (Gary) Lanier of Essex, Maryland, Amber (Kenny) White of Crofton, Maryland, and Casey (Peter) Harrison of Rexville, NY; five grandchildren; a granddaughter to be born in February; a brother, Bill (Cathy) Edwards of Whitesville; a sister, Barbara (Bill) McCray of Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Dave was predeceased by a nephew, Charlie Edwards, whom he dearly loved.
Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of David’s life beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Whitesville Fire Hall, Main Street, Whitesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Homes for Our Troops, 6 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780.
David’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of David, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/09/2016 06:08:00 PM
Roulette Chemical Engine #1 updates with new rescue tools.
A Representative from Genesis Rescue Tools arrived with our new set of tools. This set, is the first brand new Hydraulic Rescue Tools owned by the department. The first set ever purchased by the Department was a used set in 2000
Last year the Board of Directors, on a motion made by Board Member Jerry Johnson agreed to purchase new Hydraulic Rescue Tools to replace a very aged set. A committee consisting of Brad Tucker, Wade Sprankle, Jeff Fessenden, Dave Lacher spent hours demoing and comparing companies finally deciding on Genesis Rescue Tools. The membership following the recommendation of the committee agreed and the tools were purchased.
A big Thank You goes out to Bidwells Auto for allowing the department to use cars and the parking lot, Walt Miles salvage for the numerous cars and use of the parking lot, the 2014-2015 Board of Directors, the Hydraulic Rescue Tool Committee, and most importantly the Membership. Without your dedication the purchase of these tools would not be possible! Also Thank You to the community for supporting our fundraisers that make purchases like this possible. And a big thank you to The Fire Store our local Genesis dealer for the great customer service!
Again thank you to all those involved in this process,
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/09/2016 05:15:00 PM
PA Secretary of Agriculture Russel Redding and Governor Wolf stopped by the PFB booth at PA Farm Show.
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At 3:46 PM on Saturday, Otto Township Fire & Ambulance with Medic 1 dispatched to a logging accident at 74 Baker's Trestle Road. A male patient was struck by a tree branch and is entrapped in a bucket in the air. Reported to be unresponsive.
3:59 PM--Eldred Township Fire Department dispatched to assist.
Barry Acres was severely injured while removing a large tree from our yard. He is currently being transported from Bradford to Erie. Several broken ribs and other injuries. Thanks to all the dedicated responders. Thoughts and prayers for Barry and his family
Jim and Judy Miller
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/09/2016 03:51:00 PM
Gene E. Wilson
Wellsville, NY - Gene E. Wilson, 85, of 2261 Back River Road passed away at home on Thursday, January 07, 2016 following a brief illness. He was born August 26, 1930 in Corydon Township, McKean County, PA, the son of Roscoe and Ruth (Burdick) Wilson. On December 31, 1949 in Wellsville he married Mary Moline who survives.
Gene’s family moved to Wellsville in 1929 and he was a 1948 graduate of Wellsville High School. He was employed at C. E. Air Preheater Company for 44 years; retiring in 1992.He also worked for the Weimer Trailer Court for many years. He was a woodworker, who enjoyed building furniture, hunting, fishing and gardening.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 66 years, are six children, Jean (Paul) Kolisch of Burnsville, MN, Brian (Kathy) Wilson of Corning, Suzanne (Paul) Williams of Rochester, Cynthia Wilson and her husband, Ed Fewkes of Corning, Stephane Narburgh of Greenville, SC and Patrick Wilson of Cypress, TX, 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, two brothers, and a son-in-law, Larry Narburgh.
A private graveside service at Stannards Cemetery is being planned for a later date. Memorial donations can be made to any charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA 1217 PM EST SAT JAN 9 2016
POTTER-CAMERON-NORTHERN CLINTON-CLEARFIELD-NORTHERN CENTRE- SOUTHERN CENTRE-CAMBRIA-BLAIR-HUNTINGDON-MIFFLIN-JUNIATA-SOMERSET- BEDFORD-FULTON-FRANKLIN-TIOGA-NORTHERN LYCOMING-SULLIVAN- SOUTHERN CLINTON-SOUTHERN LYCOMING-UNION-SNYDER-MONTOUR- NORTHUMBERLAND-COLUMBIA-PERRY-DAUPHIN-SCHUYLKILL-LEBANON- CUMBERLAND-ADAMS-
1217 PM EST SAT JAN 9 2016 ...FOGGY TRAVEL WILL PERSIST THROUGH MID AFTERNOON... FOG AND LOW CLOUDS WILL CONTINUE IN MANY AREAS THIS AFTERNOON. WHILE VISIBILITIES IN FOG WILL BE BETWEEN ONE AND THREE MILES IN MOST AREAS...BE AWARE THAT MUCH LOWER LOCAL VISIBILITIES WILL BE ENCOUNTERED OVER RIDGE TOPS AND EAST FACING SLOPES...WHERE SOME SPOTS WILL DROP BELOW ONE HALF MILE VISIBILITY. ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR TRAVEL AND TURN ON LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS TO BE MORE VISIBLE TO OTHER MOTORISTS.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/09/2016 12:28:00 PM
SFD dispatched late this morning to East Willow Street for an odor investigation. Crews were on scene just a short time and then back in service.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/09/2016 12:25:00 PM
Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). On this day we show our support for our nation’s approximately 780,000 police officers who put a badge on each day, knowing they may face extremely dangerous situations while carrying out their duties. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognizes and thanks these brave men and women, including the Department’s frontline personnel, who protect and serve their communities to keep our Nation safe day after day.
DHS has a state-of-the-art training center, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), located in Glynco, Georgia, where in the men and women in blue learn the skills needed to do their job safely to ensure they make it home to their families each day.
Since 1970, FLETC has trained more than one million law enforcement professionals. FLETC’s mission is to train those who protect our homeland, including officers and agents who work for our more than 90 federal partner organization; state, local, campus and tribal law enforcement, and international law enforcement. All FLETC training strives to well equip every one of these individuals with the skills, tools and knowledge to protect and secure communities across our nation.
Today, DHS and FLETC encourage Americans to show their support of our law enforcement in one or more of the following ways:
Wear blue clothing in support of law enforcement
Send a card of support to your local police department or state agency
Share a positive story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media
Ask children in your community to write letters in support of law enforcement
Participate in Project Blue Light. Proudly display your blue light in support of law enforcement
Most importantly, if you see a police officer, thank a police officer
On Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, and every day, DHS supports and recognizes all those who stand on the front lines and continue to keep our homeland secure.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/09/2016 12:22:00 PM
City of Bradford Police
January 4 at 7:35am ·
The BHS Criminal Justice Club will be hosting our second annual Law Enforcement Support walk Saturday January 9th at 7 PM. This event is open to the public. We encourage you to come and support our area police departments. We will meet at BHS by the auditorium anytime after 6:15 PM and will start the walk to Veterans Square at 7:00 PM.
On arrival at Veterans Square McKean County District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer will then talk with the participants about our local law enforcement and their dedication to our community.
We will then have a short rally supporting our police.
FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE – PENNSYLVANIA STATE LODGE
2949 N. Front St.
Harrisburg, PA 17110
PA FOP CALLS ON PENNSYLVANIANS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY
The Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania State Lodge today called on all Pennsylvanians to join them and law enforcement associations across America to celebrate National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Saturday, Jan. 9.
“It is essential that we all take the time to support the dedicated men and women in uniform who protect us,” said Les Neri, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania State Lodge. “Law enforcement officials, along with their families, show bravery and sacrifice every day. That courage deserves national recognition.”
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day grew out of negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally. There is a need to show law enforcement officers that people recognize the difficult career they have chosen in public service to us all.
On Jan. 9, we call our nation’s citizens to action in support of law enforcement. Individuals can show their support in a number of ways, including:
Change your profile picture on social media to support law enforcement.
See a police officer? Thank a police officer.
Wear blue clothing in support of law enforcement.
Send a card of support to your local police department or state agency.
Share a positive story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media.
Ask children in your community to write letters in support of law enforcement.
Participate in Project Blue Light. Proudly display your blue light in support of law enforcement.
Organize an event or a rally in support of your law enforcement officers.
Advertise your support through local media outlets/billboards.
“Police officers put their lives on the line for those in need every day,” Neri said. “They face violence and danger to serve and protect. They do their job, no matter the personal risk.”
The statistics are truly sobering. Each day 780,000 police officers across our country put a badge on and go to work knowing they may face extremely dangerous situations. On average, between 105 and 203 officers die in the line of duty each year; 50,000 officers are assaulted in the line of duty each year; and 14,000 officers are injured in the line of duty each year.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/09/2016 12:10:00 PM
Early morning crash Westline road.
Station 21 responded with U211,R212 and U213.
Also responding PSP, MA-10 and Medic 5 along with Tuna Valley Towing.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/09/2016 11:44:00 AM
At 12:30 AM on Saturday, Fire Police were dispatched to 1004 Windfall Road in Elk County for traffic control for a motor vehicle crash. Report electric wires down on the roadway. The road is closed.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/09/2016 01:38:00 AM
At 12:30 AM on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire Dept. have been dispatched to Hassard Road near Zimmer Road for a vehicle in the ditch with 2 occupants reported to be uninjured.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/09/2016 12:33:00 AM
Friday, January 8, 2016
|Freezing Rain Advisory|
...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST SATURDAY... * LOCATIONS...THE LAUREL HIGHLANDS...CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS OF PENNSYLVANIA. * HAZARD TYPES...A LIGHT GLAZING OF FREEZING RAIN. * ICE ACCUMULATIONS...AROUND A TRACE...MAINLY IN THE HIGH ELEVATIONS. * TIMING...A FEW HEAVIER SHOWERS WILL STILL PRODUCE AREAS OF FREEZING RAIN THROUGH MIDNIGHT. AFTER MIDNIGHT...JUST DRIZZLE WILL BE AROUND FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT. HOWEVER...ISOLATED SPOTS...ESPECIALLY THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS IN THE LAURELS AND ALONG THE ALLEGHENY FRONT...WILL STILL BE AT OR BELOW FREEZING. THUS...THE DRIZZLE MAY STILL BE FREEZING. TEMPERATURES WILL WARM ABOVE FREEZING ELSEWHERE. * IMPACTS...UNTREATED ROADS AND WALKWAYS WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS FROM THE THIN COATING OF ICE.
|:||HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. USE CAUTION IF TRAVELING ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. FOR THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION...GO TO WEATHER.GOV/STATECOLLEGE OR MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO. REPORT ICE ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO CTP.STORMREPORTS@NOAA.GOV... POSTING TO THE NWS STATE COLLEGE FACEBOOK PAGE...OR TWEET @NWSSTATECOLLEGE WITH THE HASHTAG C...T...P...W...X.|
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/08/2016 10:59:00 PM
At 10:40 PM on Friday, Ulysses & Coudersport Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 2986 Route 49 for a vehicle in the ditch on its side with confinement.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/08/2016 10:42:00 PM
David M. Edwards
WHITESVILLE, NY----David M. Edwards, 69, of Whitesville, NY, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Thursday, January 7, 2016.
Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa., are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/08/2016 10:05:00 PM
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At 9:41 PM on Friday, Johnsonburg Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a structure fire at an apartment building at 145 Terra Cotta Road in Johnsonburg.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/08/2016 09:58:00 PM
FIRST RESPONDERS ARE REPORTING I-86 IS A SHEET OF ICE. MANY VEHICLES ARE SLIDING OFF THE ROADWAY. EXTREME CAUTION ADVISED
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/08/2016 09:05:00 PM
At 8:58 PM on Friday, Angelica & Almond dispatched to Rollover crash on I-86 near exit 33.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/08/2016 09:02:00 PM
At 8:56 PM Belmont Fire Dept.& Amity Rescue have been dispatched to a rollover crash on Route 244 with a person trapped in the vehicle.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/08/2016 08:59:00 PM
At 8:49 PM on Friday, Angelica and Almond Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a vehicle over the the embankment with entrapment on I-86 Eastbound, 1 mile from the Almond exit..
USE EXTREME CAUTION--BLACK ICE REPORTED ON ROADWAY
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/08/2016 08:52:00 PM
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/08/2016 05:52:00 PM
Game Commission Executive Director orders temporary closure, effective Saturday afternoon.
When hunting hours close Saturday, hunters within Butler County no longer will be permitted to take feral swine.
Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough has announced a temporary closure to feral swine hunting in Butler County, to become effective at the end of the hunting day on Saturday.
Feral swine are not native to Pennsylvania, but sometimes are found roaming freely on public and private lands. Because of the damage feral swine cause to the habitat upon which Pennsylvania’s native wildlife depends, licensed hunters statewide are permitted to take any feral swine they might encounter.
However, the same executive order that permits hunters to take feral swine also gives the Pennsylvania Game Commission authority to place a hold on the hunting of feral swine so as not to interfere with special trapping operations that typically are considered the most effective way to eradicate this nuisance animal species.
Hough has enacted this authority.
Trapping by authorized professionals only can occur from the end of the flintlock muzzleloader deer season to the start of spring turkey season, and from the close of the spring turkey season to the start of the archery deer season.
The flintlock muzzleloader season ends Saturday in Butler County, and at the close of hunting hours on Saturday, the temporary restrictions on hunting feral swine are to be begin.
When the special trapping effort comes to an end, and feral swine again may be hunted in Butler County, the Game Commission will announce the change by news release, and on its website, www.pgc.state.pa.us.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/08/2016 05:42:00 PM
8 hrs ·
Last night, you were stopped at the red light at 60th and Spruce. You were working solo, probably bored out of your mind because it was a quiet night. As the light turned green, you proceeded through the intersection. What you didn't see was a man approaching your driver side window with a fully loaded handgun by his side. Without warning or provocation, he raised his weapon and began firing into your vehicle. Shot after shot, bullets ripped through the driver side door. Relentlessly, he continued his assault and started to make his way closer: 9 feet. 6 feet. 3 feet. Until finally his pistol was inside the driver side window of your vehicle. He continued to squeeze off rounds at point blank range. I know this because I watched the surveillance video showing his assassination attempt. You ducked your head down at just the right moment that rounds actually missed your head by inches. 3 bullets tore into your arm, shattering the bone and severing an artery. Without hesitation, you fought your attacker almost instantly. You drew your service weapon and viciously returned fire. It was literally a fight for life and death. Your shots were fierce and accurate enough that he retreated. He was wounded but continued to fire as he fled. You exited your car and attempted to pursue this coward, but your gunshot wounds were too much. The blood poured out of your arm like a faucet and into the street. You hit the microphone on your radio "SHOTS FIRED! SHOTS FIRED! I'm shot, give me more units. 60th and Spruce. I'm bleeding profusely!" Every cop in the city and surrounding counties responded. I was only 2 minutes away, but it felt like it took me an hour. We almost crashed 3 separate times trying to get to you. Other officers (who are in my squad and that I'm damn proud of) chased after the shooter and caught him a block away, the smoking pistol still in his possession. 2 officers threw you in their car and rushed you to Presbyterian hospital where their trauma unit and surgeons worked through the night to stop the bleeding.
After standing out on that crime scene. After seeing the sea of spent shell casings and the steaming bullet holes hammered into your car door. After watching the surveillance video and replaying the scenario over and over again in my head, you definitely shouldn't be here right now. It should have been 100 times worse. Not many people would have survived an ambush like that. He got the drop on you and had every intention of killing a cop. Whether it was your training, his lack of training, some divine intervention or a combination of all 3; It simply wasn't your time. God was watching over you. You did great last night. You made the 18th district and the entire Department proud of you. You are a hero. January 7th will forever be your alive day. Rest up Jesse Hartnett
Breaking News: The suspect who shot and injured a Philadelphia officer used a stolen police firearm and confessed to committing the act in the name of Islam, according to police. http://fxn.ws/1Of2HEn
Posted by Fox News on Friday, January 8, 2016
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/08/2016 05:34:00 PM
|Clair R. Keyser,|
Clair R. Keyser, 78, of Smethport, formerly of Port Allegany and Shinglehouse, PA passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, January 8, 2016, after a long illness.
Born April 10, 1937 in Crystal, he was a son of Raymond W. and Hilda M. Prochnow Keyser. On July 5, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada, he married Francisca “Fran” Martinez, who survives.
Clair was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, Class of 1955. After graduating from high school, Clair enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving his country for four years before being injured and disabled. He worked for the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association in Manhattan, N.Y. as an advocate for fellow disabled veterans. After becoming disabled, Clair attended and graduated from the Colorado School of Trades in Denver with a degree in gunsmithing.
Clair was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Olean, NY. He was a life member of the NRA and the PVA (Paralyzed Veterans Association). He was an avid hunter, especially deer and turkey hunting. He enjoyed every type of fishing, loved to tinker with his guns, and was always willing to help anyone with their guns. He was a great cook and was known for his adventurous driving.
Surviving besides his wife are twelve children: Donald, Larry Keyser Conkey, John (Lisa) Keyser, Clair O. (Robie) Keyser, Gina (John) Thompson, Rebecca (Steve) Teeples, Jeannette (Paul) Kerswill, Michelle (Aric) Rees, Michelle (Edward) Himes, Karen (Brian) Spencer, Laura Hall, and Imagin Brown Keyser; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Clair was predeceased by three brothers, Francis Keyser, Fred Keyser and Leonard Keyser; and a sister, Wanda Wood.
Family and friends are invited to call from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, Pa, where a celebration of life for Clair will begin at 4 p.m. with Bishop Cameron Markert of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, officiating. Burial will be in the Crystal Cemetery.
Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Sunday.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Clair, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/08/2016 03:50:00 PM
|Evelyn G. Baker,|
She was born March 9, 1924 in Damascus, PA. She was the daughter of Forest and Lillian White Canfield. Evelyn was a Warren area resident since 1992 and formerly of Ridgway and Meadville, PA.
She was a 1942 graduate of Damascus High School and a 1946 graduate of Binghamton City Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse. She was employed with Binghamton City Hospital and the former Meadville City Hospital. Evelyn was a former member of Warren Eagles Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Post 135 Ladies Auxiliary.
She enjoyed her family and traveling. Evelyn was an avid reader and like going to the casino and working her crossword puzzles.
She is survived by 2 daughters – Barbara Sopkin and husband, Chuck of Russell, PA., Brenda Harkins and husband, William of Clymer, PA.,4 Grandchildren – David Sopkin and Ashley Nickels, William and Oressa Harkins, 1 Great Grandson – Jase Nickels.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Baker whom she married May 10, 1946 in Meadville, PA., who died on May 15 1991, 6 Sisters and 2 Brothers.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Monday, January 11, 2016 from 6 to 8 P.M. A funeral and committal service will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Allan Jones, Pastor of Cable Hollow Church, Russell, PA, officiating. Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens of Ridgway, PA.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/08/2016 03:39:00 PM
|Mary Martina Scanlan Backus|
July 30, 1912—January 7, 2016
Mary Martina Scanlan Backus, 103, died on January 7, 2016 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport, PA.
Mary was born in Colegrove, PA, on July 30 1912, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Bessie Heinemann Scanlan.
On April 29, 1939 Mary married William Frederick Backus in Smethport, PA.
Mrs. Backus attended elementary and high school at St. Elizabeth's Academy in Allegany, NY. She received her bachelor's degree from Villa Maria College in Erie, PA, attended Pennsylvania State University at University Park, PA, and completed internships at Polk Center in Mercer, PA, and Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, receiving certificates and degrees in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Home Economics, and Dietetics.
Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Backus worked at Jefferson Hospital and Westinghouse in Philadelphia, PA and was a teacher in Crosby, PA.
Mrs. Backus was a devout member of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Smethport and only missed religious services due to the most extreme circumstances. She was also a lifetime member of the Catholic Daughters of The Americas.
Mrs. Backus was the second of eight children born to Lawrence and Bessie Scanlan. Her parents, brothers Lawrence, Anthony, Nicholas, and James, and sisters Jeannie Fay, Sr. Mary Lawrence Scanlan, and Anne Healy preceded her in death.
Also preceding Mary in death were her husband William and her eldest child, Daniel Meredith.
Surviving children are Jeffrey Kevin Backus of Pittsburgh, Lauren Backus Haag of State College, PA, and Kathleen Backus (Neil) Cocolin of State College, PA. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Helen Canfield, Greer Barr, and Barb Dewyer for their loving care, the staff at Sena Kean Manor, and her nieces, nephews and Deborah Babcox for their devoted attention.
Visitation will be held at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport, on Monday, January 11, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral services for Mrs. Backus will be held on January 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Smethport with Fr. Vincent Cieslewicz, Jr. officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church social hall.
Because of Mrs. Backus' life-long, deep love of animals and strong religious commitment, the family suggests that those wishing to make donations consider Pets Come First (2451 General Potter Highway, Centre Hall PA, 16828), any non-kill shelter of their choice, or St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Smethport, PA.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
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Fred Matvias, 91, of South Ave., Bradford, PA formerly of Sheffield and Rome NY, passed away, January 8, 2016 at St Mary’s Asbury Ridge in Erie.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
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|Peter F. McCoy III|
A lifelong Bradford resident, he was born June 15, 1950, son of the late Peter F. McCoy Jr., who died in 1977, and Dorothea B. McCoy who died in 2008. A 1968 graduate of Bradford Area High School, Peter also graduated from St. Bonaventure University earning both his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in education.
He enjoyed a 27 year teaching career at Ellicottville Central School, Ellicottville, NY, retiring in 2002 due to disability.
Prior to his illness, he was also a partner with his mother in the operation of 12 apartments in five buildings in the Bradford area. Peter was an avid sailor and crewed many summers in 20-foot class one-design sailboat races at Chautauqua Lake. He once camped and canoed the length of the Allegheny River from the headwaters to Pittsburgh. His newest enjoyment was riding his Can-Am motorcycle. He was a lifelong member of St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church and a member of the Bradford Township Lion’s Club. A very generous man, who put the welfare of others ahead of himself, Peter once voluntarily paid out thousands of dollars for a full set of dentures for a person he saw struggling to eat at the Friendship Table. Peter’s generosity was taken advantage of at times, but he never lost faith in humanity.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Janice McCarthy in 1996, and Martha Lou Bouchard in 2009 and a brother-in-law Robert Lee Rocheleau in 2007.
Survivors include a sister Virginia Rocheleau of San Diego, CA, a brother Michael (Diane) McCoy of Mayville, NY, two brothers-in-law, Marcian (Cheryl) Bouchard of Washington, NC, and Terrence McCarthy of Bay Village, OH, eight nieces and nephews and many great nieces and great nephews. Survivors also include his good friends Gisele Magnella, Peter Peckyno, John Coder, Rick Frederick, Gary Bentley and Dan Costello who faithfully drove him to his chemo and treatments, and all his many friends at Derrick City Diner who supported him to the end.
There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. Bernard Catholic Church, with the Rev. Raymond Gramata as celebrant.
Inurnment is to immediately follow at St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorial gifts, if desired, may be made to St. Bernard Elementary & Middle School, 450 West Washington St, Bradford, PA 16701.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com
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|162 Woodlawn Drive Picture Zillow|
Working House Fire In Westfield
At 3:01 PM on Friday, Westfield & Clymer have been dispatched to 162 Woodlawn Drive in Westfield for a report of a house fire.
Westfield command reports flames showing, extending into the attic.
3:05 PM--Dispatched Knoxville full company, Harrison Township with one engine to scene.
3:23 PM--Ulysses engine to cover Westfield station, Galeton to cover Clymer station.
Crary HoseCompany added 11 new photos — with Daniel Wanner and Shawn Seeley.
Crary HoseCompany added 6 new photos — with Shawn Seeley.
All fire crews were cleared around 4:30PM.
FNN was told that three family members were left homeless. Family member Mae Austin told FNN that the ranch style home with attached garage belonged to her mother, Geraldine C. Carl and her step-father, Charles R. Carl, Sr. Also living in the home with the couple was their grandson, Shawn P. Baker. Both Geraldine and Charles Carl have health problems, but no one in the family were injured.
There was insurance on the home, but at this time it is unknown what the insurance will cover. In most cases, insurance seems to never cover the complete loss of a home and its contents.
FNN will provide further updates as they become available. Also this family is going to need assistance and when that information becomes available they will be listed here.
Upon arrival we had smoke showing from the eaves and flames showing around the chimney on the backside of the residence. The fire was quickly extending into the attic of the single story ranch home with attached garage.
Crews extinguished the flames on the exterior wall and gained access to the attic to stop the fire there. Ladder 5-9 made easy work of ventilating the structure.
The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes and declared out a little over an hour after arrival. The Red Cross was contacted to provide assistance.
Thank you to Clymer, Knoxville and Harrison Valley crews for assistance on scene. Also thank you to Tri-Town (Ulysses) for standing by at our station.
Thank you to the Crary Hose Auxiliary for providing refreshments.
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New York Style Sausage Co. Recalls Pork Products Due To Misbranding
New York Style Sausage Co., a Sunnyvale, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,040 pounds of pork sausage products due to misbranding. The products are encased in sheep casings, which are not declared on the product label and may elicit allergic reactions in those allergic to sheep proteins.
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|U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05|
Thompson and Conaway will be joined by U.S. Reps. Lou Barletta (PA-11), Mike Kelly (PA-03), Tom Marino (PA-10), Crescent Hardy (NV-04), Mark Amodei (NV-02) and Dan Newhouse (WA-04).
The event will allow the lawmakers to hear directly from farmers and others involved in agriculture and related industries. They will also tour the Farm Show Complex, learning more about new technology and innovations assisting our nation’s farms.
Saturday, Jan. 9, at 1:30 p.m.
Delaware Room, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, 2300 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg.
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Live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings are available at PAHouseGOP.com. Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting Facebook.com/PAHouseGOP.
The Weekly Schedule
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The Penn State DuBois Women’s Basketball team picked up their second road victory in a row as they beat Westmoreland CCC (7-6) by the score of 70-53 Thursday night. PSUD improves to (4-7) on the season with the win.
DuBois held a two-point lead at the end of the first quarter 18-16. But they got some breathing room, thanks to a strong defensive effort, by holding WCCC to just two points in the second quarter and building a 30-18 halftime lead. PSUD went on to control the second half by outscoring WCCC 40-35 to pick up the win.
“We started playing well as a team right before the semester break and have picked right up where we left off in December. Westmoreland is a really good team so it makes this win even more impressive,” stated Coach Pat Lewis. “The young ladies are working hard at practice and that’s paying off right now.”
Ashley Brown (Otto Eldred) 18 points and 10 rebounds and Grace Earle (Cowanesque Valley) 11 points and 10 rebounds both posted double-doubles. Also in double figures were Melody Young (Otto Eldred) 14 points and Latascia Shadle (Galeton) 12 points. Kaelyn Gruver (Redbank Valley) hauled in 7 rebounds and blocked 3 shots.
PSUD return to action on Tuesday, January 12th, at home against conference rival Penn State Greater Allegany. Tipoff is at 6:00.
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