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April 28th, 2015

Punxsutawney Borough police charge juvenile in string of thefts

April 28, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police have arrested a juvenile in relation to a theft of a handgun that occurred on April 25.

Police have been conducting an investigation into a recent rash of car break-ins. The identity of the suspect came to light through interviews with a number of people. On April 21, police took the juvenile offender into custody. A .45 caliber Glock semiautomatic handgun was recovered at the scene.

April 27th

Boys' Tennis playoff win highlights busy day for Punxsy athletics

April 27, 2015

Punxsy's boys' tennis team picked up a 4-1 victory over Clearfield in the opening round of the playoffs to advance to Wednesday's semis. For a full report — plus plenty of other recaps from Monday — see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Other scores from Monday included:
• Junior High Boys' Track: Punxsy 97, St. Marys 53
• Junior High Girls' Track: Punxsy 100, St. Marys 48
• Girls' Track: Redbank Valley 78, Punxsy 72
• Boys' Track: Punxsy 103.33, Redbank Valley 46.67
• Softball: Punxsy 17, Bradford 0, 4 innings
• Baseball: Punxsy at Bradford, no report at press time

Punxsutawney Borough Police charge man with rape

April 27, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On April 26, the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department investigated a rape allegation of a 19-year-old white female in the Punxsutawney Borough, Jefferson County.

The victim was treated at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Zachary Michael Webb, Philadelphia, was located and taken into custody by patrol officers within the borough.

Webb was charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault.

He was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Chambers on the morning of April 27 and placed in the Jefferson County Jail on $150,000 bail.

April 26th

First-ever Weather Extravaganza brings Girl Scouts to town

April 27, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — "The Girl Scouts are coming, the Girl Scouts are coming," thought Punxsutawney Phil as he once again made his way up to the Knob on Saturday morning.

Around 170 Girl Scouts and their families converged on Punxsutawney from all over Western Pennsylvania for the first-ever Punxsutawney Phil's Weather Extravaganza, which was put together by the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center and the Groundhog Club.

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

April 24th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 worst #1 picks in NFL draft history

April 24, 2015

April 23rd

Roller Derby Report

April 23, 2015

On Saturday, April 18, the Susquehanna Valley Derby Vixens (SVDV) traveled to Clearfield to take on the Backwoods Bruisers of the Northern Allegheny Roller Derby (NARD). This game was the third meeting between the teams since NARD was founded in 2012. The Bruisers were able to achieve a hard-fought and decisive victory over SVDV. The final score was 225-150.

Muto voted in as new school board member

April 23, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On Wednesday evening, the Punxsutawney Area School Board met and discussed a variety of topics. Included in those topics was the vote for a replacement board member for Francis J. Molinaro's seat. Molinaro passed away last month but was remembered by the board at the April 13 meeting.

April 21st

Baseball still perfect; track beats ECC

April 22, 2015

On Tuesday, the Chucks and Lady Chucks were the road warriors, with the junior high track team being the only team to play host.

In baseball action, Punxsy defeated Curwensville in a game originally scheduled for Monday, while the Chucks and Lady Chucks track teams split with Elk County — the boys won.

Today's schedule includes a home baseball game against Altoona and an away softball game at Altoona, plus tennis travels to Brockway in a re-scheduled meet.

For plenty more local sports coverage, pick up a print edition of The Spirit!

April 20th

Borough police investigating two-vehicle accident

April 20, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — One vehicle was towed from the scene in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 5:21 p.m. on Monday at the intersection of North Gilpin Street and West Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney.

According to reports from the scene, a Ford Mustang convertible and a Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck somehow collided in the intersection of North Gilpin and West Mahoning streets.

The Mustang came to rest on the sidewalk near the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Headquarters and the truck on Mahoning Street.

NBA Playoffs Recaps & Predictions

April 20, 2015

Eastern Conference

Game 1
Chicago Bulls 103
Milwaukee Bucks 91

The Bucks came out in the first half and played tough. The much stronger Bulls restored order in the second half behind the strong play of Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose. This was the first playoff game Rose has played in since 2011 when he tore his ACL. He scored 23 points on an efficient 9-16 shooting from the field.

Look for the Bulls to control this series. They are simply way too talented for this Bucks team to match up with them. The Bucks might steal a game, but don’t look for this series to go much longer.

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