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May 1st, 2015

VIDEO: 7 Facts You Didn't Know About The Kentucky Derby

May 1, 2015

With the 141st annual Kentucky Derby right around the bend, we're bringing you a list of things you might not have known about the iconic horse race.

April 28th

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

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 23rd

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 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.

April 19th

Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame inducts latest class, issues Snyder Chuck Daly Lifetime Contributor Award

April 20, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On Saturday evening, members of the 2015 class of the Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame — joined by their families, their friends, members of the hall's committee, former inductees and their families and Punxsy sports fans in general — gathered to for their official induction ceremony and banquet and to "celebrate the athletic experience."

April 17th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: TIME Releases Most Influential People List

April 17, 2015

TIME Magazine has revealed the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of what it considers the 100 most influential people in the world.

April 15th

Lady Chucks gaining steam

April 15, 2015

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:

• Boys' Tennis vs. Bradford, 3:30 p.m.

• Baseball vs. Elk County, 4:15 p.m.

• Varsity Track & Field at Hollidaysburg, 3:30 p.m.

April 14th

Charges to be filed against juvenile in bomb threat

April 14, 2015

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.

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