A Year in Review: GANT’s Most Read Stories of 2018

JANUARY

Pennsylvania Has a New Record Buck

History was made once again this year at the Pennsylvania Game Commission headquarters when a trophy whitetail rack shattered the previous record in the Typical Archery category in the state records.

Local Pair Charged in Prescription Drug Scheme

CLEARFIELD – A local pair – including a former medical physician assistant practicing with an expired registration and license – is accused of conspiring in a prescription drug scheme.

BREAKING: Student Accused of Threatening to Bring AR-15 to Clearfield-Area Junior-Senior High School

CLEARFIELD – A student has been accused of threatening to bring a weapon to the Clearfield-Area Junior-Senior High School.

FEBRUARY

Mosquito Creek Coyote Hunt Winners

FRENCHVILLE – The Mosquito Creek Sportsmen’s Association has announced the winners of its 2018 Coyote Hunt.

UPDATE: More Details Released About Deadly Domestic Disturbance in Bell Twp.

BELL TOWNSHIP – More details have been released about a deadly domestic disturbance that occurred during the early-morning hours Sunday in Bell Township.

UPDATE: External Lockdown Lifted at Clearfield Area Junior-Senior High School

CLEARFIELD – The external lockdown at the Clearfield Area Junior-Senior High School has been lifted, according to a spokesperson with the Lawrence Township police.

MARCH

BREAKING: Abandoned Church Collapses in Clearfield Borough

CLEARFIELD – An abandoned church collapsed Saturday night on Merrill Street in Clearfield Borough.

JUST IN: Morrisdale Man Charged with Attempted Homicide

MORRIS TOWNSHIP – Leslie Wayne Conklin, 61, of Morrisdale has been charged by Clearfield-based state police with criminal attempt/criminal homicide, F1; aggravated assault, F1; aggravated assault, F2; and related offenses.

JUST IN: Morrisdale Man Will Face Charges for High-speed Pursuit

MORRIS TOWNSHIP – A 32-year-old Morrisdale man will face charges for leading a state trooper on a high-speed pursuit.

APRIL

DuBois Nurse, Husband Charged for Allegedly Not Reporting Rape

DUBOIS – A DuBois nurse and her husband are facing charges for allegedly not reporting the rape of a teenager.

UPDATED: BREAKING: Charges Filed in Murder of Curwensville Teen

This news article contains graphic details and may be upsetting to some GANT News readers.

CURWENSVILLE – Charges have been filed against three people in relation to the murder of Chase Anderson, 19, of Curwensville in August of last year.

State Police: Brockway Couple Found Dead After Murder-Suicide

BROCKWAY – A Brockway couple died in an apparent murder-suicide, DuBois-based state police say.

MAY

Police Pursuit Ends in Crash in Lawrence Township

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP – A police pursuit ended in a motor vehicle crash during the early-morning hours Wednesday in Lawrence Township.

Clearfield Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with Identifying Retail Theft Suspect

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield Borough police are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a female suspect in a retail theft incident that occurred on Feb. 26. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 814-765-7819.

BREAKING: Police Apprehend Olanta Man Who Allegedly Assaulted Trooper

Updated 5:08 p.m.

KNOX TOWNSHIP – Authorities have apprehended Dale E. Shaffer, 35, of Olanta, who fled after allegedly assaulting and trying to disarm a trooper during a traffic stop Monday.

JUNE

Houtzdale Couple Accused of Physically and Emotionally Torturing Six Adopted Children

Editor’s Note: This news article contains graphic details and may be upsetting to some GANT News readers.

HOUTZDALE – A Houtzdale couple is facing criminal charges after being accused of physically and emotionally torturing their six adopted children for several years.

LTPD Investigating Overnight Armed Home Invasion

CLEARFIELD—Lawrence Township police are investigating a home invasion, firearm assault that occurred at a Montgomery Run Road residence in the early morning hours on Sunday.

Two Local Men Arrested in Clearfield Burglary, Arson Case

CLEARFIELD – Two local men have been arrested for allegedly burglarizing a Clearfield home and then attempting to burn it down.

JULY

Three Hospitalized After Single-vehicle Crash in Clearfield

CLEARFIELD – Three local males were hospitalized following a single-vehicle crash Wednesday night in Clearfield.

Local Christian Rock Band Wins Kingdom Bound Talent Competition

“With their soaring vocals, blistering guitar riffs and heart-wrenching lyrics, A Day Awaits draws from a diverse set of influences, seeking to create music that reaches broken people of all walks of life.”

A Brighter Future for Clearfield Mall: Pennmark Plans to Purchase, Invest Half Million in Improvements

The Clearfield Mall may soon be under new ownership, with a brighter future in store if all goes according to plan.

AUGUST

3 Munson Men Accused of Having Sex with Farm Animals

*This news article contains graphic details and may be upsetting to some GANT News readers.

MUNSON – Three Munson men have been accused of having sexual intercourse with farm animals.

Peters Accused of Pushing Child in Stroller on U.S. Route 322

CLEARFIELD – A Mineral Springs man has been accused of pushing a child in a stroller on U.S. Route 322.

Police: Meth, Over $2,500 in Cash Seized from Clearfield Residence

CLEARFIELD – Two people will face criminal charges following a drug investigation in Clearfield Borough.

SEPTEMBER

Aerial Video of Flooding in Philipsburg

This aerial video of the flooding in Philipsburg is courtesy of COPTERGOGGLES.

Jail Inmate Allegedly Received Pills While Kissing His Brother at Court

DUBOIS – A jail inmate is facing contraband charges for allegedly receiving pills from his brother during a kiss when he appeared for a preliminary hearing.

Clearfield Police Seeking Public’s Assistance in Locating Two Wanted Persons

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Borough police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two wanted persons.

OCTOBER

Five Accused of Providing “Unfit” Living Conditions for Several Children

CLEARFIELD – Five Clearfield residents have been accused of providing “unfit” living conditions for several children.

JUST IN: State Police Investigating Burglary at Mo-Valley High School

HOUTZDALE – The Moshannon Valley Area High School was burglarized Sunday morning, according to Clearfield-based state police.

Chester Hill Woman Gets State Prison Time for Selling Meth

CLEARFIELD – A Chester Hill woman will be spending time in state prison for selling methamphetamine.

NOVEMBER

I-80 Re-opened After Multiple Crashes in Clearfield Co.

CLEARFIELD COUNTY – Multiple vehicle crashes, due to this morning’s winter weather, shut down Interstate 80 in Clearfield County.

BREAKING: Clearfield Police: Juvenile Taken into Custody After Armed Robbery

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield Borough police have a juvenile in custody after an investigation into a reported armed robbery Thursday night at Pantry Petroleum.

State Police Searching for Missing Homer City Woman

COALPORT – Clearfield-based state police are seeking the public’s assistance with locating a missing person.

DECEMBER

BREAKING: Holtmeyer Now Has the Possibility of Being Released on Parole

CLEARFIELD – An infamous murderer now has the possibility of being released on parole.

Chase Anderson Murder Suspect to Undergo Mental Health Examination

CLEARFIELD – One of three people charged with the murder of Chase Anderson of Curwensville is going to receive a mental health examination.

Clearfield County County Approves 2019 Budget with Tax Increase Despite Cuts

CLEARFIELD – Despite staffing cuts and cuts in external appropriations, Clearfield County will see a 2-mil tax increase in 2019.

 

 

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