GM5 for Aug. 2009

Welcome to the GM5 for Augusts 2009.

The following are the five most read stories for the month of August, as determined by you, the reader.




Weekend Accident Claims Two Lives

WOODWARD TOWNSHIP – An accident on state Route 253 in Woodward Township claimed the lives of two Ramey women Saturday morning.

According to state police in Clearfield the incident occurred at 11:58 a.m. Jamie Lynn Davis, 26 of Ramey, was traveling south on SR 253. Josephine Mick, 86 of Ramey, was traveling north on SR 253. For unknown reasons Davis crossed the center line into the northbound lane. Police said that Mick tried to avoid the collision by moving off the road to the right, but could not avoid the head on collision.

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Woodland Woman Airlifted After Auto Accident US Route 322

PHILIPSBURG – The Decatur Township Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle accident that resulted in one person being flown for treatment.

According to the report the accident occurred on US Route 322 near the Graham Station intersectionon Wednesday afternoon. James Frank of Phililpsburg was traveling eastbound and attempted to turn into Keller Tire & Auto. Police said that he failed to see a vehicle driven by Tracey Bowman of Woodland approaching from the west. Frank turned into the path of Bowman, resulting in a near head-on collision.

Frank was transported to Clearfield Hospital by Moshannon Valley Emergency Medical Services for treatment of minor injuries. Bowman was airlifted to Altoona Regional Trauma Center for treatment of serious injuries.



Fair Drawing Winners

CLEARFIELD – Each year some lucky folds are winners at the Clearfield County Fair. These are those folks:

First Place: Max Smith, no town on ticket.
Second Place: Tammy Braid, no town on ticket
Third Place: Curtis Wilkinson of Clearfield.

Winners of the Legion drawing are as follows:

American Legion prize winner list
2009 Clearfield County Fair

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Sykesville Man Accused of Assaulting Infant Arrested; Infant in Stable Condition

SYKESVILLE – A Sykesville man has been taken into custody for the alleged assault of a 10-week-old child.

According to state police in DuBois, on Aug. 23 the child was flown from DRMC to the Children’s Hospital. The DuBois state police criminal investigation unit, along with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, Allegheny County Child Advocacy, Children’s Hospital Medical Staff and Jefferson County Children, Youth and Family Services have been conducting an investigation into the infant’s injuries.

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Alice Cooper Rocks the Clearfield County Fair

CLEARFIELD – On Tuesday Alice Cooper kicked off the nightly entertainment at the Clearfield County Fair.

Rain threatened the show early, but the Rock Gods were kind to Clearfield, letting one of their own entertain the gathered masses.

Cooper, the innovator of shock rock and rock-theater, brought his brand of music to the new Grandstand Stage, and he brought it hard. Cooper, who’s been rocking since the late 60s, didn’t show any signs of wearing down as he and his band belted through all of his great songs and skits; School’s Out, Cold Ethyl, Poison; the guillotine, the straight jacket and more.

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