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August 14th

Man shoots bartender, kills self in Brockport incident

August 14, 2014

HORTON TWP. — 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.

And the Music (in the Park) fades for another year...

August 14, 2014

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.

August 13th

Local church upgrading to new facility

August 13, 2014

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.

2014 MUSIC IN THE PARK CONCLUDES TONIGHT!

August 13, 2014

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.

August 12th

Additional charges filed in Pine Creek Twp. assault

August 12, 2014

PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP — 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 Attorney’s office, an additional charge of criminal attempt/homicide was filed on Monday.

August 11th

Bucktail Council’s Camp Mountain Run Accredited

August 11, 2014

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 Run’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.

VIDEO: Robin Williams Dies at 63 of Apparent Suicide

August 11, 2014

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.

August 10th

VIDEO: Steelers At Giants Preseason Slideshow

August 10, 2014

Giants running back Rashad Jennings is the highlight of the game with his 73-yard touchdown run during the first quarter against the Steelers.

PSP-Punxsy: Three charged with drug possession

August 10, 2014

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported an incident of drug possession on Loree Drive in Rossiter in which three known individuals were charged.

The incident took place on August 7, 2014, at 10:13 p.m.

Police said a known 20-year-old male, a known 21-year-old female and a known 17-year-old male were charged.

Police said the actors were allegedly found to be in possession of suspected marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.

The investigation is ongoing, and charges are pending.

August 8th

DeLeon hopes to steer kids straight with his message

August 8, 2014

The Community Heroin Epidemic Awareness and Prevention Night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday night at the First Church of God, Skyview Drive, Punxsutawney.

Michael DeLeon, director of the documentary film "Kids Are Dying," will be the guest speaker.

Admission is free and refreshments are available. All teens and parents are welcome.

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

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