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Back on track: Crews work long hours to right wronged train car

November 6, 2013

A crane from Smith Hauling Inc. is pictured lifting up a hopper train car which had become derailed and lost its rear wheels after jumping the track on Tuesday evening.

For a full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Punxsy Borough Police announce arrests made in 2012-13 burglary spree

November 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Following what was a more-than-year-long investigation, the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department reported the arrests of numerous individuals who were allegedly involved in a series of burglaries that occurred in Punxsutawney Borough between May 2012 and April 2013.

The five who were arrested and charged were:

• Jason Robert Brownlee, 32, Punxsutawney;

• Ryan J. Brownlee, 26, Punxsutawney;

• Samantha Lynn Cochran, 18, Punxsutawney;

• Grayce E. Sutter, 20, Stump Creek;

• Mindy Murvine, 19, Nanty Glo.

Kenneth Lee Anderson, Sr., 62

November 6, 2013

Kenneth Lee Anderson, Sr., 62, of Norfolk, Va., formerly of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Norfolk, Va.

He was born Jan. 17, 1951, in Niagara Falls, NY, the son of the late William and Lucille (Depp) Anderson.

He was an automobile mechanic and worked for many years at Midas Muffler in Norfolk, Va.

Byron E. Dinger, 96

November 6, 2013

Byron E. Dinger, 96, of Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

Mr. Dinger was born March 7, 1917, in Ringgold, the son of the late Ervin E. and Alberta (Shirey) Dinger.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Bertha Mae Dinger, on July 16, 2012.

He was a member of the Scotland Avenue Church of God. He and his wife helped to raise many foster children.

Alexander wins mayor race, Burkett to remain DA

November 6, 2013

BROOKVILLE — When the final precinct results were counted Tuesday night, the results showed that Punxsy’s most interesting race — the one that would decide who would be Punxsy’s next mayor — went to Richard Alexander.

A total of 7,948 votes were cast across the county in the unofficial results released by the county.

Alexander earned 55.08 percent of the votes in the mayoral race, with a total of 531. Dennis C. Rebuck ran on the Democratic ticket, earning 156 votes for 16.18 percent of the total.

Train derails near Elk Run avenue

November 6, 2013

The train car pictured here derailed near the intersection of Graffius Avenue and Elk Run Avenue Tuesday evening.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

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