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January 19th, 2012
BROOKVILLE â Testimony about a jail-house confession by Steven P. Rebert emerged during his Aug. 11, 2010, preliminary hearing in the shooting deaths of Victoria and Wayne Shugar, and Thursday, the man who allegedly heard the confession testified for the prosecution.
Joel Eagleson, formerly of Phoenix, Ariz., now residing in Batavia, N.Y., told the jury about a 15- to 20-minute conversation he and Rebert had in early June 2010, after Rebert had been arrested by authorities in Genessee County, N.Y., for possession of a weapon.
Local Punxsy teachers recently received a grant on behalf of the Olweus Committee from McDonaldâs to fund a school/community-wide event to call attention to the ever-growing problem of cyber-bullying. The âWe Are PAWS-itively Bully-Freeâ event will feature a speaker from the state Attorney Generalâs office, as well as a free open swim night at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School natatorium; games; door prizes; snacks; and an opportunity to sign a Family Anti-Bullying Pledge poster.
BROOKVILLE â Jurors during the third day of Steven P. Rebertâs double-homicide trial learned how he left a video trail of surveillance of him stopping at Sheetz as he made his way to the home of Wayne and Vickie Shugar, Coal Tipple Road, Brockway.
Rebert, formerly of Emporium, faces double homicide charges in the shooting deaths of the Shugars, both 61, who were found dead April 12, 2010, in their home.
BROOKVILLE â The son of a slain Snyder Township couple took the witness stand Tuesday during the second day of Steven P. Rebertâs double-homicide trial, saying that when he arrived at his parentsâ home and found both of their vehicles parked in the driveway, he began fearing the worst.
Jason Shugar, a son of the victims â Victoria and Wayne Shugar, Coal Tipple Road â said he last spoke to his parents Saturday, April 10, 2010, and described how his mother had asked him to help removing some items in second-floor room that the couple wanted to refurbish.
BROOKVILLE â A forensic pathologist testified Tuesday that while gunshot wounds to the neck and trunk killed Wayne Shugar, there were also two areas of hemorrhaging under his scalp.
He also testified that Wayne Shugarâs wife, Vicky, died of a gunshot would to the trunk, and chipping defects on her fingernails were defensive wounds, suggesting that perhaps she was fighting off an attacker.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Dec. 22, the PAHS senior class chose six senior girls to represent the 2012 Winter Formal Queenâs Court.
This yearâs court includes Tori Brooks, Cassandra Cook, Kaitlyn Cressley, Randa Depp, Sydney Jekielek and Samantha Winebark.
The senior girl with the highest number of votes will reign as queen, and the senior girl with the second highest number of votes will reign as princess after the official crowning during halftime of the boysâ basketball game Friday against Bradford.
BROOKVILLE â After almost two years, the double-murder trial of Steven Patrick Rebert Monday, began Monday, with the prosecution guiding the jury into what it could expect to hear, and the defense noting that the prosecution presented its opening arguments with no evidence of Rebertâs guilt.
Rebert, formerly of Emporium, faces double homicide charges in the shooting deaths of Victoria Lynn Shugar and Wayne Shugar, both 61, who were found dead April 12, 2010, in their Coal Tipple Road home, Brockway.
BROOKVILLE â The first to testify in the double murder trial of Steven Patrick Rebert was Michelle Bright of DuBois, formerly of Coudersport, who works for the Brady Street Florist, DuBois.
Bright began to work for Flowers & More in Brockway in 2007, after she was hired by Vickie Shugar, who, along with her husband Wayne Shugar, was killed around April 10, 2010, in their Coal Tipple Road home, Snyder Township.
Bright said before she moved, she sent flowers from Flowers & More to her boyfriendâs mother and got to know Vickie.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Bill Deeley and Alex Park have shared a remarkably similar career path.
Both graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.
Neither of them entered the funeral business through a family member, and both worked for other funeral homes before purchasing them.
And as of Jan. 1, the path of Park, 24, a graduate of Brookville Junior-Senior High School, has caught up with Deeleyâs, as he is the new owner of the Deeley Funeral Home, Hillcrest Drive.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Break out the red carpet for the Groundhog Day trek to Gobbler's Knob for two important figures: Punxsutawney Phil and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.
The Groundhog Club's Inner Circle confirmed last week that Corbett and his wife, Susan, will indeed attend Groundhog Day 2012, serving as the guest speaker at the annual Groundhog Banquet Feb. 1 and making the trek with the Inner Circle the morning of Feb. 2.
The official announcement from the Inner Circle coincides with the first day â today â that tickets for the banquet will be available.