Welcome to the first installment of GM5! The crew at GantDaily have been pouring over the numbers to bring you the five most viewed stories from March 2008.
The stories will be listed from one to five in their popularity.
So without further waiting, here are GM5 for March 2008.
Houtzdale Man Arrested for Mother’s Murder
CLEARFIELD – A Houtzdale man was arrested for allegedly murdering his mother between Wednesday and Thursday.
State police in Clearfield and Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. held a press conference Thursday afternoon to announce the arrest in the case.
According to the report, police were called to Woodward Terrace Apartments Thursday morning around 5:30 a.m. for reported death. The body of Cindy Jo Coleman, 49, was found inside her apartment. She was pronounced dead on arrival by Clearfield County Deputy Coroner Michael Polochek. Shaw said first responders found lacerations on Cindy Jo Coleman’s wrists and neck. He stated that it was apparent from the scene that she had been the victim of criminal homicide. The definitive cause of death is pending an autopsy.
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Area Woman Charged with 226 Counts of Theft
CLEARFIELD – After a nearly two-and-a-half month long investigation police have charged an area woman with 226 counts of theft.
The Lawrence Township Police Department stated that they were contacted by a local business regarding a case of embezzlement. Police reported that the incidents took place over a two-year timespan.
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Man Accused of Killing Mother Familiar with Court System
CLEARFIELD – The man charged with the murder of his mother in Houtzdale is not new to the court system in Clearfield County.
Jesse James Campbell, 20, had a case that began in Dec. 2004. He was charged with felony counts of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy to commit theft by unlawful taking.
At the time Campbell was a juvenile.
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Daughtry to Headline Clearfield County Fair
CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Fair & Park Board is proud to announce Chris Daughtery will rock the stage on Saturday, Aug. 2.
Daughtry and RCA Records put together a rock group that took his surname as the band’s name as well as the title for its first album. Bassist Josh Paul from Los Angles, guitarist Brian Craddock from Virginia, guitarist Josh Steely from San Diego and drummer Joey Barnes from Daughtry’s home state of North Carolina back up the lead singer /guitarist Daughtry.
Since its release in November of 2006, the album “Daughtry” has gone triple-platinum selling over seven million copies worldwide and spinning off six singles that continue to get heavy rotation on radio. The album spent two weeks at the illustrious No. 1 spot of Billboard’s “Top 200” and stayed a top the music business magazine’s “Top Rock Album” chart for 14 weeks. The band’s first single, “It’s Not Over,” was nominated for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance by a Group or Duo at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. The second single, “Home,” was nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo and won the People’s Choice Award for Best Rock Song. “Home” was featured as the “walk off” song for contestants eliminated from the Idol competition last year.
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Former Curwensville Insurance Agent Accused of Stealing from Customers Waives Hearing
CLEARFIELD – A former Curwensville-based insurance agent accused of stealing more than $91,000 in annuity and insurance monies from clients and businesses waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Monday.
William M. Elensky Jr. of Ebensburg is charged with 12 counts of theft by deception and 12 counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds.
Elensky is the former owner of Elensky Insurance Agency in Curwensville.
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