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January 21st, 2015
SCANNER ALERT: First responders from Punxsutawney Fire Department and McCalmont Township fire companies are responding to a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Harmony Road and Adrian Road in Young Township.
Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department are also responding to multiple accidents in the Cloe Area.
Wednesday morning, Michael Christopher Shugars,33, was sentenced to 40-80 years in prison after entering a guilty plea, earlier this week to 3rd degree homicide and other related charges associated with the death of Chet Allen Haddow, 33, of Punxsutawney. For more details see Thursday's edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â€” Two drivers suffered unknown injuries in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 1:39 p.m. Tuesday on Route 119, Young Township, near Waltman's Mattress Outlet.
According to reports from the scene and scanner, the female driver of a GMC SUV was traveling on Route 119 and lost control on the slippery road during a brief snow storm and was involved in a collision with a Ford F-150 pickup truck, which caused the GMC to roll over, trapping the driver inside the vehicle.
Two vehicle accident on Route 119, near Waltman's Mattress Outlet. One vehicle on its side with entrapment.
INDIANA â€” The late Jimmy Stewart was known best as a famous Hollywood actor who won an Academy Award and received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
However, those in Indiana knew him as a kind and generous man who left the small town life for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but never forgot where he came from. He never forgot the town where he was raised or forgot those he left behind.
While he may have been known as an actor, Stewart was also a military veteran who earned the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.
At 5:59 p.m. on Sunday, the Punxsutawney Borough Police, Punxsutawney Fire Department and Jefferson County EMS responded to a vehicle fire at 312 Beyer Avenue, Punxsutawney. A woman stopped in the street after having engine trouble, and the Punxsutawney Fire Department reported smelling gasoline when responding to the fire. The fire was put out after CAFS (Compressed Air Foam System) was applied to the vehicle. Rebuck's South Side Service towed the vehicle, a 90s-style Plymouth Caravan. No injuries were reported.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Do you enjoy running? Is it something that gives you great enjoyment?
Then, perhaps you might want to consider joining the Punxsutawney Area Running Club.
Alena Gourley said the idea of a running club came from Facebook.
"I am part of a Facebook group where most people are from DuBois, and they post about group runs often, and I had actually driven there to join in.
Last year was the first time I had a running partner and loved how we were able to motivate each other through the dreary winter months," she said.
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PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” An animal rights activist asked Punxsutawney Borough Council for help with her passion regarding animal rights and the humane tethering of dogs.
Lynn Porada, a Punxsy resident and animal advocate, said that she came to council on behalf of the animals.
"As everybody knows, winter weather has already hit our area," Porada said. "There are many dogs that are tied up outside, and there are cats who are outside with no shelter."
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.