NEWS for Wednesday, June 26, 2013

THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING TODAY INTO THE FIRE THAT DESTROYED THE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY “COLONIAL COURTYARD” IN CLEARFIELD.   LAST NIGHT SIXTY PEOPLE HAD TO BE RESCUED AND SHORTLY AFTER EVERYONE WAS OUT … THE ROOF OF THE BURNING BUILDING COLLAPSED.  THERE WERE ABOUT 200 FIREFIGHTERS WERE AT THE SCENE.  IT’S BELIEVED THAT LIGHTNING STRUCK THE BUILDING. 

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STATE POLICE HAVE TWO GLEN CAMPBELL MEN IN CUSTODY FOR THE MURDER OF A 46-YEAR-OLD INDIANA COUNTY MAN.  JAMES ALEXANDER’S BODY WAS FOUND MONDAY NIGHT ALONG THE WALKING TRAIL OF ROUTE 403 IN CLYMER.  GREGORY PATTERSON AND CHRISTOPHER SALSGIVER WERE ARRESTED TUESDAY AND CHARGED WITH HIS MURDER.  INVESTIGATORS THINK ALEXANDER WAS THE VICTIM OF A TARGETED ATTACK.

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CLEARFIELD COUNTY OFFICIALS HAVE NOW IDENTIFIED THE VICTIMS IN A MONDAY AFTERNOON CRASH ON ROUTE 322 IN UNION TOWNSHIP.  THE VICTIMS WERE 35 YEAR OLD JEFFREY HOFFMAN AND 62 YEAR OLD JOYCE MORSE.  BOTH WERE PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.  TWO YOUNG CHILDREN WERE ALSO TRAVELING WITH MORSE AND THEY WERE FLOWN TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN PITTSBURGH.   BOTH HAD MAJOR INJURIES.

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GOVERNOR CORBETT IS NOT PLEASED WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA’S LATEST EFFORTS TO CURB GLOBAL WARMING.  HE CALLED THE PLAN A WAR ON COAL AND JOBS.   GOVERNOR CORBETT TOUTED PENNSYLVANIA’S LOW GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS RECORD AND BLAMED THE PROBLEM ON OTHER COUNTRIES … LIKE CHINA.

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MORE THAN 20 FIRE COMPANIES WERE CALLED OUT SHORTLY AFTER 7 LAST NIGHT WHEN FIRE DESTROYED COLONIAL COURTYARD SENIOR LIVING CENTER IN CLEARFIELD.  A CAUSE HAS NOT YET BEEN DETERMINED, BUT THE BLAZE MAY HAVE BEEN SPARKED BY LIGHTNING.  SOME STUDENTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS WERE TAKING A CLASS NEXT DOOR AND THEY HELPED ABOUT 40 RESIDENTS GET TO SAFETY.  NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. 

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THE BODY OF 46-YEAR-OLD JAMES ALEXANDER OF ERNEST, INDIANA COUNTY, WAS FOUND NEAR A WALKING TRAIL IN CLYMER MONDAY NIGHT AND STATE POLICE HAVE CHARGED 22 YEAR OLD CHRISTOPHER SALSGIVER AND 33 YEAR OLD GREGORY PATTERSON, BOTH OF GLEN CAMPBELL, WITH MURDER.  THE CORONER’S OFFICE SAYS ALEXANDER WAS ATTENDING A FRIEND’S PARTY AND DECIDED TO GO FOR A WALK.   A SHORT WHILE LATER, FRIENDS HEARD GUNSHOTS AND FOUND HIS BODY.  POLICE DO NOT BELIEVE THIS WAS A RANDOM CRIME. 

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CLEARFIELD COUNTY AUTHORITIES HAVE RELEASED THE NAMES OF THE 2 PEOPLE WHO DIED IN A COLLISION MONDAY AFTERNOON ALONG ROUTE 322 NEAR ROCKTON.  35-YEAR OLD JEFFREY HOFFMAN AND 62-YEAR OLD JOYCE MORSE WERE BOTH KILLED AND 2 CHILDREN IN MORSE’S CAR WERE TAKEN TO A PITTSBURGH HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES.   WITNESSES TOLD POLICE HOFFMAN WAS TRYING TO PASS A LINE OF VEHICLES.

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