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Punxsy combines sharp shooting and smothering defense to defeat Clearfield

January 5, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When you can combine efficient shooting and stifling defense together, the combination should spell victory on the basketball court.

The combination was a winner for the Punxsy girls’ basketball squad at home on Friday night. The Lady Chucks hit 14 of 31 tries while forcing the Lady Bison into 19 first-half turnovers for a going away 46-30 
victory.

Punxsy fires on all cylinders, wins big over Clearfield

January 5, 2013

CLEARFIELD — The Punxsy Chucks were firing on all cylinders in their big 69-31 win over the Clearfield Bison Friday night. By night's end, 10 different Punxsy players lit up the scoreboard.

"We challenged the kids before the game... I challenged each and every one of them. We've been getting some decent leadership out of some people and tonight, everybody stepped forward, and I couldn't ask for anything better. We had guys that averaged three or four rebounds a game coming up with close to double-doubles," said Dirk Neal, Punxsy varsity coach.

One severely injured in Coolspring wreck

January 5, 2013

COOLSPRING — A Worthville man suffered major injuries when his pickup truck was struck by a flatbed truck as he attempted to cross the intersection of Coolspring Road and Route 36 at 10:55 a.m. Friday in Coolspring, Oliver Township.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a 2002 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Larry Harp, 64, of Worthville, came to a posted stop sign at the intersection of Coolspring Road and Route 36, and Harp was attempting to drive straight across Route 36 onto River Road.

Suspects sought in Punxsy Walmart theft

January 5, 2013

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a theft that occurred at Walmart around 9:15 a.m. Friday, when two males were observed on the store's video surveillance system possessing and/or concealing several items.

The items include two DualShock PlayStation 3 wireless controllers; two PlayStation 3 ONN charging cables; a Bear Grylls Gerber knife; and a knife and scissors sharpener.

Police said the total amount in stolen goods is $182.97.

The suspects were at the scene in a black, four-door sedan with a hood scoop.

Armed robbery attempt in DuBois

January 5, 2013

DUBOIS — Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred Friday at the W. Scribner Avenue S&T Bank — four days after an armed robbery occurred at the same location.

DuBois City Police said a male entered the bank at 2:37 p.m. Friday, displayed a handgun and demanded cash, but fled prior to receiving any.

Also, police said a similar call was reported at a business in the Sandy Plaza at 3:47 p.m. Friday.

The actor at the bank was last seen on W. Fir Alley heading toward High Street.

Rep. Smith awarded for service to community

January 5, 2013

BROOKVILLE — State representative and Speaker of the House Sam Smith received the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology (PAO) Community Service Award on Friday, recognizing his work in Jefferson County and abroad.

Dr. Louis "Skip" Nichamin, M.D., the medical director of the Laurel Eye Clinic and the Laurel Laser & Surgery Center, who nominated Smith for the award and presented it to him at the organization's Brookville establishment, said he did so because of the doctors' responses to interaction with patients in the community.

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