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Work to improve a section of Route 255 in the city of St. Ma
St. Mary's, PA - Work to improve a section of Route 255 in the city of St. Marys is moving toward completion as fall arrives
With flu season fast approaching, Penn Highlands Clearfield
Clearfield, PA - With flu season fast approaching, Penn Highlands Clearfield is hosting flu shot clinics at various locations throughout the region
Authorities say they've found items abandoned or hidden by t
Canadensis, PA - Authorities say they've found items abandoned or hidden by the suspected shooter in this month's deadly police barracks attack.
A train carrying passenger vans and cars derailed in Altoona
Altoona - A train carrying passenger vans and cars derailed in Altoona over the weekend

Could Guns Be Coming to Pennsylvania School Districts?
Harrisburg, PA - Could Guns Be Coming to Pennsylvania School Districts?
Trick or treat hours have been set for Friday, October Thirt
DuBois, PA- Trick or treat hours have been set for Friday, October Thirty-First.
FOUR SUSPECTS ARE IN THE ELK COUNTY PRISON THIS MORNING..AFT
ST. MARY'S- FOUR SUSPECTS ARE IN THE ELK COUNTY PRISON THIS MORNING

Troopers Ambushed, One Dead, One Critical
NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA - A late-night ambush outside a State Police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded Saturday night.

Downtown DuBois Revitalization Group Achieves Accreditation
DUBOIS - Downtown DuBois Revitalization Group (DDRG) has achieved accreditation as a 2014 National Main Street program by meeting or exceeding revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center (NMSC).

Train Hits Vehicles
PHILIPSBURG - A train struck 2 vehicles near Phillipsburg over the weekend.

Vehicle Crash on Kersey Road
PUNXSUTAWNEY - A Punxsutawney man sustained moderate injuries in a two-vehicle crash yesterday in Elk County.

Woman Charged With Conversion Of Government Funds
A 44-year-old Somerset County woman has been charged with conversion of government funds after she allegedly received and cashed Social Security checks to which she was not entitled.

GE HIRING IN WESTERN PA
GE Transportation says it's hiring 50 machinists to for a diesel engine plant in western Pennsylvania.

Audio Recordings To Be Used On State College School District
STATE COLLEGE-The State College Area School District’s board approved a proposal to allow audio recordings on school buses and school vehicles.

Brockway Area School District Meets
BROCKWAY - Brockway Area School District is making a change to its Open House for parents this year. 

House Fire in Bradford
BRADFORD - The New York State Fire Marshall and Bradford police and fire departments are investigating the cause of a fire Thursday morning in Bradford.

New Information on Alleged Kidnapping
LUTHERSBURG - New information from the Pennsylvania State Police in the alleged Luthersburg Elementary kidnapping case

Sunny Jar of Money Donated
DUBOIS – With no correct guess, the Sunny Jar of Money was donated to Make-A-Wish.

Local Author to Speak
BROCKWAY - A New York Times best-selling author and DuBois native is coming to Brockway to speak.

Severe Storms
SANDY TOWNSHIP - Strong storms in Jefferson and Clearfield County knocked down trees and power lines in the area last night. Sandy Township reported several trees down that created some damage.

Kid Reports False School Shooting
ST. MARYS - St. Marys Police Department and the State Police, say the individual who placed the 911 calls reporting people being killed at the St. Marys Area High School was identified as a 9 year old juvenile from Elk County. 

Pickup Truck Destroys House
RIDGWAY- A pickup truck crashed into a house Tuesday in Elk County. The crash happened around 11 a.m. along North Broad Street in Ridgway.

Baseball and Softball Return to Campus
DuBOIS – For the first time in two decades, Penn State DuBois students will have the opportunity to participate in America's pastime as an official campus activity. Chancellor Melanie Hatch has announced that both baseball and softball programs will be resurrected, and the first Penn State DuBois teams will take to the diamond in the Spring of 2016.

Updated 12-Year Transportation Program
HARRISBURG - Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the State Transportation Commission, building on the Act 89 transportation plan, has updated Pennsylvania’s 12-Year Transportation Program with a sizeable boost in much needed transportation improvements.


Brockway Man Shot Bartender
BROCKWAY- There was a shooting over night at the Army Navy Club in Brockway. Police say 31 year old Eric Carlson shot the 20 year old bartender when she tried to get him to leave so she could close up.
 


Williams’ Death Stirs Dialogue
PHILADELPHIA - We are learning more about the demons comedian and actor Robin Williams faced in the forms of depression and addiction prior to his death earlier this week.

Corbett: End 'bigoted' TV series 'Amish Mafia'
HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett and other Pennsylvania politicians have signed a statement calling for the Discovery Channel to drop the show "Amish Mafia."

Brockway Prepares for School
BROCKWAY- Brockway Area school directors last night reviewed some of the upcoming changes planned for the start of the new school. 

Speed Limit Increases to 70 MPH on I-80
CLEARFIELD – The maximum speed limit has been raised to 70 mph on two roadways. Sign installations began on Monday, Aug. 11.  Following engineering analysis, PennDOT is piloting the 70-mph maximum speed limit on two interstates:
  • 88 miles of Interstate 80 from Exit 101 (DuBois) in Clearfield County to mile marker 189 in Clinton County; and
  • 16 miles of Interstate 380 from Interstate 84 to north of Exit 8 (Tobyhanna Interchange) in Monroe County.


First West Nile Virus Human Case of 2014
HARRISBRG- Pennsylvania’s first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2014 has been detected. A Philadelphia County man was hospitalized due to WNV. He has since recovered.

Penn Highlands Hires COO
DuBOIS- Penn Highlands Healthcare announced today that Steven M. Fontaine has been named the system's Chief Operating Officer (COO), a new position created to guide the development of high quality, cost effective and integrated clinical programs across the system. Fontaine comes to Penn Highlands from Pioneer Health Services in Magee, Miss., where he served as the Vice President of Hospital Operations for the rural 10-hospital system.
 

FOW - Brandon Runyon

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of August 4, 2014. Shaw identified the Fugitive as Brandon Ryan Runyon, age 19, of West Weber Avenue, DuBois, Pennsylvania.Shaw stated that Runyon is wanted for failure to appear at Plea and Sentencing Court on July 22, 2014.


Hummingbird Speedway Race Report 8/2
FALLS CREEK- Bob McMillen from St Marys was back in the winner’s circle on Saturday night at Hummingbird Speedway.  He was the victor in the BWP Bats Steel Block Late Model feature race.  Other winners included; Bruce Hartzfeld from Stump Creek in the Street Stock division, Robert Robertson out of Delmont in the Sunny 106.5 Micro Sprints, and in the Pure Stocks it was Doug Surra from Kersey.  The Front Wheel Drive Four Cylinder race was rained out and will be completed next week.

August Marks National Breastfeeding Month
HARRISBURG - In Pennsylvania and across the nation, August marks the start of National Breastfeeding Month. It has supporters touting the benefits of mother's milk, often called "nature's perfect baby food."

Senior Little League State Championship
DuBOIS-DuBois is hosting the Senior Little League State Championship this year at the brand new Showers Field.
     

Award for Elk Run Bridge
PUNXSUTAWNEY- PennDOT District 10 and its industry partners, SAI Consulting Engineers, and Francis J. Palo, Inc., received the Outstanding New Multiple Span Bridge Award from the Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) for the Route 119 Elk Run Bridge Replacement in Punxsutawney Borough, Jefferson County.


Smeal to Help Workforce Meet Educational Needs
DuBOIS – Chancellor Melanie Hatch is pleased to announce that Michelle Smeal has joined the Office of Continuing Education (CE) at Penn State DuBois as an education program associate.  She will assume the sales responsibilities previously assigned to John Blasdell prior to his retirement from Penn State.


New Charges for Rock-throwing
MIFFLINBURG(AP) — Three Pennsylvania teenagers now stand charged as adults in a highway rock-throwing incident in Pennsylvania that left an Ohio teacher critically injured.

Feds Plan for Climate Change Impact
HARRISBURG - The National Park Service is making plans to prepare for and react to the effects of climate change at parks in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, say department officials. 

Fugitive of the Week – Paul Ulrich
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of July 21, 2014.Shaw identified the Fugitive as Paul Eugene Ulrich, age 32, of Grove Avenue, Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 
 

New Speed Limit for Turnpike
HARRISBURG– The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) announced today that a 70 mph speed limit will be put in place on a 100-mile stretch of toll road in the south-central part of the state next week.

Investments in 35 Airports
HARRISBURG– Governor Tom Corbett today announced that an $18 million state and federal investment will improve safety and operations at 35 Pennsylvania airports that support more than 2,600 jobs.

Redbank Valley Trail Improvements
BROOKVILLE- Brookville Council last night took a big step toward increasing tourism by agreeing to improve access to the Redbank Valley Trail.

New School Zone Signs in DuBois
DUBOIS- PennDOT alerts motorists to a change in roadway signage that will take place next week in the city of DuBois.

Gluten-Free Doesn't Mean a Healthy Choice
HARRISBURG- As more food choices labeled 'gluten-free' show up on store shelves across the state, some people are warning that it's not automatically a healthy choice.

Local Police Officer Honored
CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield patrol officer has been honored for his drving enforcement efforts Patrolman Nathan Curry of the Clearfield Borough Police Department was recently honored for outstanding efforts in stopping aggressive driving. 


Judicial Modernization Legislation is now Law
HARRISBURG- A bill has been signed into law by the governor that will give the public easier access to court records and save taxpayer money.

Suspend Licenses for unpaid Court Fines
HARRISBURG- It's estimated that there's around a billion dollars every year in fines and court costs that are not collected by Pennsylvania courts. One state Senator says the state should withhold drivers' licenses until the money is paid.

Woman Hit While Standing Next to Car
PUNXSUTAWNEY- Punxsutawney State Police report that a pedestrian was been taken to Brookville hospital after being run over in Jefferson County.

Police Charged Two People in A Rash of Burglaries
PUNXSUTAWNEY - Punxsutawney State Police have charged two people with four counts of burglary overnight Saturday . According to State Police, 30 year old Ashley Collier of Rossiter and 29 year old Michael Goss of Arcadia have been charged with burglaries at the Rossiter American Legion, Steffey United Methodist Church, the Laurel Lake Seventh Day Adventist Church, and a residence on Hemlock Lake Road.

A Brockport man Charged with Aggravated Assault
RIDGEWAY - Ridgway State Police report a Brockport man is in the Elk County Jail after an incident of aggravated assault early Sunday morning in Horton Township. State Police report that 32 year old Louis Kuhar was involved in a verbal disagreement with a person and began throwing items at the victim.

Two Fires Under Investigation in Clearfield
CLEARFIELD - The Pennsylvania State Fire Marshall is investigating the origin of a second fire that took place Friday in a mobile home in Decatur Township, Clearfield County. A mobile home was partially destroyed by fire Thursday.

Governor Signs State Budget
HARRISBURG,PA (AP) - Governor Tom Corbett has signed the State budget, more than a week after the new fiscal year began without a spending plan in place.

Tornadoes Touchdown Confirmed
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in three counties during Tuesday’s storm, but other damage elsewhere was due to straight-line winds.
Penn Highlands New Chief Medical Officer
DuBOIS- Penn Highlands Healthcare announced today that Gary DuGan, MD, has been named the system's Chief Medical Officer (CMO).  This new position has been created to focus on quality and patient safety and have a broad influence on clinical strategy, clinical integration and the cost of care across the system. Dr. DuGan has been the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Penn Highlands DuBois, one of the system's affiliate hospitals, since 2007.

Medical marijuana advocates push for vote
HARRISBURG  (AP) — The Pennsylvania state Senate is unlikely to act on medical marijuana legislation before the fall, to the disappointment of about two dozen mothers, grandmothers, nurses and small children who went to the Capitol to press for its passage.

Severe Thunder Storm Warning
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHERN CLEARFIELD COUNTY IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA UNTIL 445 PM EDT and NORTHEASTERN INDIANA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA, SOUTHEASTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA,UNTIL 415 PM EDT

It's "National Park and Rec Month"
HARRISBURG - From Lake Erie to the Alleghenies and Pocanos to the Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvanians are being encouraged to venture beyond their homes and offices, and head into the commonwealth's spectacular outdoors during "National Park and Recreation Month" in July.

Hummingbird Speedway Race Report 7-5
FALLS CREEK- The US Army invaded Hummingbird Speedway on Saturday night when Staff Sergeant Kevin Dugan brought the Humvee “pace car” to the speedway to celebrate the birth of our nation.

Newer Cars Saving PA Drivers Money at Pump
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvanians who traveled the roads over the holiday weekend likely felt the pinch at the gas pump, but some spent a lot less money fueling up than others.

Gabler Elk License Auction Bill
HARRISBURG – Legislation to reauthorize and expand the Special Elk License Auction Program has been approved by both the Pennsylvania House and Senate, and now awaits the Governor’s signature.

New License Plates for PA Veterans
HARRISBURG – The state legislature gave final approval today to legislation sponsored by Senator David G. Argall (R-29) creating new specialty license plates honoring the exceptional military service of Pennsylvania residents.
 

No More Light Up Night Committee
BROOKVILLE- Brookville’s Light Up Night Committee officially dissolved as a committee at last night’s council meeting. Council approved placing the committee under the borough last year.

Human Trafficking Legislation Sent to Governor
HARRISBURG- On Monday night, the Pennsylvania Senate concurred in House amendments to SB 75, legislation introduced by State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, Montgomery, Bucks) to combat human trafficking in Pennsylvania.  The legislation will now be sent to the Governor to be signed into law.

Western PA Gas Prices Up Slightly
Western Pennsylvania gas prices rose about three cents to $3.86 a gallon this week, according to AAA East Central.

Captured- Richard Supenia
CLEARFIELD – The Fugitive of the week 50 year old Richard Allen Supenia was apprehended in Altoona today by the deputies of the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office.


Fiscal Year Here: No Signed Pa. Budget
HARRISBURG (AP) — Midnight marked the arrival of Pennsylvania state government's new fiscal year, which comes with an election-year budget bill approved by the Legislature, but not Gov. Tom Corbett's signature.

Responsible Budget Bill Approved
HARRISBURG – Lawmakers approved a $29.09 billion on-time state budget Monday in Harrisburg that provides a significant increase in spending for public education while holding the line on taxes.

Woman Reported Missing
BIG RUN- Punxsutawney State Police are looking for a missing woman who was last seen at the Big Run ball field yesterday evening. Police say 36-year-old Heather Gigliotti of Walston walked away from her family after an altercation.

“Kevin’s Law” Headed to the Governor
HARRISBURG – The state Senate today approved a bill to increase the minimum mandatory sentence for drivers who fatally hit an individual and then flee the scene, according to Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20).

Hummingbird Speedway Race Report 6-29
FALLS CREEK- Hummingbird Speedway was back in action Saturday night in Falls Creek, PA. 

Keystone Exam may not be Grad Requirement
HARRISBURG-The Senate Education Committee has approved legislation that would end passing the Keystone Exams as a requirement for high school graduation.

June 2013 Flood
DuBOIS- A year ago today many parts of the area were under water. Heavy rains caused flash flooding across Jefferson and Clearfield Counties. Around 5 inches of rain fell in just a few hours.
Our Flood page from last year : http://www.sunny106.fm/?pid=582830

Fire Hydrant Delay
BROCKWAY- For months the Snyder Township Supervisors have planned with the Brockway Municipal Water Authority to install a fire hydrant on the Luke property in Crenshaw. Recently, a great opportunity came along when a water line leak showed up in the area and the line had to be uncovered. The workers began to place the hydrant but were stopped by the property owner.

4th of July Checkpoint and Roving Patrols
CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County DUI Strike Force will conduct a checkpoint and roving patrols during the Independence Day enforcement period. The patrols could take place at any time now through the July 4th holiday weekend.

Gov: I've Never Condemned Paterno, 'never will'
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor says he's never condemned the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno for his actions regarding now-convicted child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky, and he "never will."

Bill Promoting Conventional oil Production
HARRISBURG- The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee June 25 approved legislation introduced by Senator Scott Hutchinson that will protect and promote conventional oil production in Pennsylvania. 

Toddler Wandering Streets Alone
WILCOX- A 2 year old girl was found wandering by herself in the Village of Wilcox Tuesday evening.

New Coach in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURG(AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have a new coach. Former NHL assistant Mike Johnston has been tagged to lead the club in the wake of Dan Bylsma's dismissal.

NFL Removes cap on Concussion Damages
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL has agreed to remove a cap on concussion-related damages after a judge questioned whether a proposed settlement provided enough money to cover retired players. 

Gabler Votes to Move Budget Bill
HARRISBURG – The state House today passed House Bill 2328, the general appropriations portion of the 2014-15 state budget. The legislation contains no new taxes and would increase support for Pennsylvania’s public schools for the fourth consecutive fiscal year.

Rocco’s Law awaits Governor’s Signature
HARRISBURG- Legislation sponsored by Senator Matt Smith of Allegheny County that would strengthen Pennsylvania’s law against those who would torture or kill a police dog is on its way to the governor for his signature.

PA Lawmakers Eye 'Biosimilar' Approvals
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania state senators passed legislation to require physician approval before dispensing alternatives to patented biological medicines over the protests of insurance companies and pharmacists.

Elk County District Attorney Threatened
PUNXSUTAWNEY- A convicted arsonist made threatening phone calls to Elk County District Attorney Shawn Timothy McMahon. Punxsutawney state police say 41 year old Christopher Thomas made several threatening phone calls on June 17th between 5:30pm and 8:45 pm. 

New Budget, Computers and Teachers
BROCKWAY- The Brockway Area School Board met in special session on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 for the final adoption of the budget for the 2014-15 school year in the amount of $14,343,124 and to close out business for the 2013-14 fiscal year that ends on June 30.

Man with Gun Arrested
BROCKWAY- An armed man has been arrested in Brockway. Brockway Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at the Parkview Apartments on 7th Avenue yesterday.

Proposed Changes to State Truancy Laws
HARRISBURG- State Senators are proposing a change in Pennsylvania's truancy laws after a mother of seven died in a county jail while serving a sentence for not paying fines for her children's absences from school.

Upper Classmen Tickets Sell out in Minutes
UNIVERSITY PARK- The 2014 Penn State student football season ticket sale is off to another sold out start, as the senior and junior classes and Nittany Lion graduate students have exhausted their allotments during the first two days of the sale.

Grant for Haven House
DuBOIS- The City of DuBois is working with Central Pennsylvania Community Action to apply for $80,000 Emergency Solutions Grant for Haven House.  This grant will  help to operate the shelter for homeless individuals and families.

Hummingbird Speedway Race Reports
REYNOLDSVILLE- Another exciting evening of local short track racing was on hand for the fans and teams at Hummingbird Speedway on Saturday night.

PA Bills to ‘Green Up’ Businesses, Manufacturing
HARRISBURG - Businesses that focus on green building and high performance would reap the benefits of a package of bills being introduced at the state Capitol - legislation that sponsors say could help the state environmentally as well.

Report: Opportunities in PA’s Changing Senior-Care Landscape
HARRISBURG Pa. - Ask Pennsylvania seniors about long-term care, and most will likely tell you they'd prefer an 'at home' setup, with help from unpaid family caregivers.

Lyme Disease Awareness/ Prevention Legislation
HARRISBURG- Today, the Pennsylvania Senate concurred in House amendments to State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf’s SB 177, legislation creating a task force within the Pennsylvania Department of Health to educate the public about Lyme disease and conduct a tick surveillance program across the Commonwealth.  The legislation will now be sent to the Governor.

Reynoldsville Asking for Opinions
REYNOLDSVILLE- Reynoldsville is a blueprint community. This allows them access to state grants and loans to improve the condition of the borough. Community members are being asked to fill out a survey which will help them decide what projects the borough will focus.

Reduced-Fee Hunting & Fishing Licenses
HARRISBURG – The State Senate has unanimously approved legislation to offer more disabled Pennsylvania veterans reduced-fee hunting and fishing licenses, according to Senators Joe Scarnati (R-25), Lisa Baker (R-20) and Scott Hutchinson (R-21).

Local Control of Coal
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania's House of Representatives is taking steps to try to ensure lawmakers have the final say over any state plan to comply with proposed new federal rules to cut carbon dioxide pollution from power plants.

Bicycles Stolen in Brookville
BROOKVILLE- Brookville police are investigating 2 separate bicycle thefts this month.

Inmate Charged with Murder
CLEARFIELD – A S.C.I. Houtzdale inmate has been charged with the murder of a fellow inmate. District Attorney William Shaw Jr. identified the defendant as Lawrence Edward Peterson, Jr., age 44, from Easton, Pennsylvania. 
 

Bookville Residents, Cut the Grass
BROOKVILLE- Violators of the Brookville Borough’s grass mowing ordinance may soon be seeing some hefty fees.

Penn State Athletic Director Retires
UNIVERSITY PARK– Penn State Athletic Director David M. Joyner today (June 17) announced his plans to retire from the University. He has requested that his duties as athletic director end Aug. 1, and has offered to assist with the transition beyond that date. 

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