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May 1st, 2015
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PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” "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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â On Saturday evening, members of the 2015 class of the Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame â€” joined by their families, their friends, members of the hall's committee, former inductees and their families and Punxsy sports fans in general â€”Â gathered to for their official induction ceremony and banquet and to "celebrate the athletic experience."
TIME Magazine has revealed the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of what it considers the 100 most influential people in the world.
The Lady Chucks made it three wins in a row on Wednesday with a 9-3 victory over Hollidaysburg in Punxsutawney. Kylee Lingenfelter (pictured here) hurled a complete game to pick up a win in her first varsity start.
Boys' tennis also picked up its first win of the season on Wednesday against Johnsonburg. For these recaps and plenty more, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
Thursday's sports schedule is as follows for PAHS:
â€¢ Boys' Tennis vs. Bradford, 3:30 p.m.
â€¢ Baseball vs. Elk County, 4:15 p.m.
â€¢ Varsity Track & Field at Hollidaysburg, 3:30 p.m.
On Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Police were called to the Punxsutawney Area High School for the report of a bomb threat.
With the assistance of the state police, the school was evacuated, and a bomb dog was requested. The state police sent two bomb dog handlers, and the school was searched, with nothing being located.