Archive - 2014 - News Article
HENDERSON TOWNSHIP â€” Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported that they are investigating an attempted suicide that took place at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Friday at a residence on Kramer Road in Henderson Township.
Police said the victim â€” a 60-year-old Reynoldsville man â€” was discovered with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest and was transported to Altoona Hospital for the treatment of his injuries.
The investigation is ongoing.
It was a long-awaited ribbon cutting, but as of Friday, it's officially in the books.
A group of Punxsutawney citizens, borough officials and legislators helped with the cutting of the ribbon at the Primary Health Networkâ€™s new facility, located on Prushnok Drive in Punxsutawney. Pictured is Don Perry, president of the board of directors of Primary Health Network, cutting the ribbon with help from the group members.
For more from the ribbon cutting, see Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 18, the Route 3007 Summerville Bridge will close to traffic between Route 28 and Broad Street to facilitate the bridge replacement project, but will remain open to local traffic. The bridge is expected to reopen Saturday, Aug. 23. All work is weather dependent.
A posted detour will be in place using Route 3022 (Roller Coaster Road) to Route 3003 (Mount Pleasant Road) to Route 28. Work will be done on a 24-hour schedule during the detour.
HORTON TWP. â€” A 31-year-old Brockway man opened fire around midnight Thursday outside a Brockport bar before turning the gun on himself.
According to the police report, Eric Carlson, 31, of Brockway became upset with a 20-year-old female bartender at the Brockport Army & Navy Club when she attempted to close the bar. An argument reportedly started between the bartender and Carlson.
A crowd gathered in Barclay Square on Thursday night to see The SharpTones rock the stage for the final installment of Music in the Park 2014. The SharpTones got the crowd on its feet, while Hannah Craig (bottom photo, left), clad in a poodle skirt and 1950s attire, danced with Aubrey Ott. With the conclusion of the annual program comes a sure sign that autumn is just around the corner.
One local church is upgrading its facility and has come to the end of Phase I in its construction process.
The Roseville Independent Chapel has completed the first phase in the construction of its new building.
Pictured with the church are Pastor Jim Fillhart and wife Sue.
For more information on the project, check out Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
The 2014 Music in the Park campaign concludes tonight with a concert by The Sharp Tones, a band that plays a musical mix from the 1960s & 1970s. The show runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Barclay square.
PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP â€” Last Friday, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported that Donald Guy Shaffer, 64, Brookville, had been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly assaulting a female with a baseball bat at 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 7 in Pine Creek Township.
On Tuesday, police issued a report that, based upon a continuing investigation by police and consultation with the Jefferson County District Attorneyâ€™s office, an additional charge of criminal attempt/homicide was filed on Monday.
Camp Mountain Run recently earned a 100-percent rating for its Cub Scout and Boy Scout program from a nationally accredited team that visited the Scouting facility located on Mountain Run Road in Penfield. The five members of the team evaluated Camp Mountain Runâ€™s campsite, facility, program areas and opportunities for Scouts to have fun, according to Robert Powell, camp director. Camp officials received pennants and an accreditation certificate.
Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died Monday at 63 of an apparent suicide, the Marin County Sheriff's Office confirmed. This special report aired on KTLA 5 News on Aug. 11, 2014.