Top News Stories of 2013

PicCollageGantDaily.com has compiled this listing of the most read news stories of 2013. It consists of the No. 1 story for each month.

January

Brockway Couple Charged for Armed Robberies, Jewelry Thefts

DUBOIS – A Brockway couple has been charged for a spree of armed robberies and jewelry thefts in DuBois City, Sandy Township and Brookville Borough, police officials announced at a news conference Friday in the DuBois City Chambers.

February

UPDATED: Fire Destroys Restaurant, Damages County Building and Photography Studio

CLEARFIELD – A fire completely destroyed Ethan’s Café/The Angry Bean and damaged neighboring buildings and apartments after igniting at approximately 11 p.m. Saturday along North Third Street in downtown Clearfield, according to Clearfield Borough Fire Chief Todd Kling.

March

BREAKING: Two Dead after Grocery Store Shooting in Philipsburg

PHILIPSBURG – Two people were killed in the shooting this morning at the County Market store located at 1045 N. Front St. in Philipsburg. The shooter was one of the two people reported dead, according to media reports.

April

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects Reportedly Chechen Brothers

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Boston, MA, United States (4E) – The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, one of whom was killed in a shootout with police in the city’s suburb on Friday, are Chechens, according to police sources.

May

Police Searching for Man who posed as Stryker Medical Employee at Clearfield Hospital

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield Borough police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who entered the Clearfield Hospital and who posed as an employee for Stryker Medical.

June

PHOTOS: Storm Causes Flooding in DuBois

DUBOIS – Severe flooding struck Clearfield and Jefferson counties Thursday, closing numerous roadways, leaving communities under water and prompting officials to issue declarations of disaster emergencies.

July

Manhunt Under Way for Man Accused of Assaulting Police Officer

CLEARFIELD – A manhunt is currently under way and being conducted by the Clearfield County Sherriff’s Department, the Morris-Cooper Regional police and the Clearfield County Department of Emergency Services.

August

Bilger’s Rocks in Running to be Eighth Wonder of the World

CLEARFIELD – What do London, Bora Bora, Bay of Fundy, Cheddar Gorge, the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls, Stonehenge, Yellow Stone National Park, the Matterhorn and Bilger’s Rocks have in common? All are in the virtual battle to become the eighth wonder of the world on VirtualTourist.com.

September

Three Clearfield Men Charged in Cemetery Vandalism Case

CLEARFIELD – Charges were filed today against three Clearfield men accused of knocking over dozens of gravestones at the Hillcrest Cemetery last week, according to the office of Magisterial District Judge Richard Ireland.

October

Herrington Drills Two Field Goals and Game-winning Extra Point in 27-26 Thriller against Tyrone

HYDE – A year ago, Clearfield and Tyrone head-butted in a game that came down to a final drive and play.  That game was a defining moment for the Bison team, as it went on to its second undefeated season in three years.

November

Thurston Elected Clearfield County Sheriff

CLEARFIELD – Voters elected Wesley B. Thurston, the Republican candidate, as the new Clearfield County Sheriff during Tuesday’s Municipal Election. He will inherit the badge that’s long been worn by Chester A. Hawkins, who announced earlier this year he wouldn’t seek re-election after 36 years of service.

December

Where is your Elf on the Shelf?

NORTH POLE – Ever wonder how Mr. Claus knows which boys and girls are naughty and which are nice? He sends the Elf on the Shelf into homes to play hide-and-seek and to spy on children.

As the story goes, once elves are named, Mr. Claus equips them with Christmas magic. These elves are expert listeners and are especially attentive observers. In other words, they serve as the “eyes and ears” of Mr. Claus in the critical weeks leading up to Christmas.

 

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