Police, court and fires

AG Kane says she’s not backing down, questions probe’s fairness

By MARK SCOLFOROAssociated PressHARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane spoke defiantly Wednesday about an investigation into press leaks from her office, saying she intended to serve out her term despite a newspaper report that a grand jury has recommended criminal charges ...

Toy weapons banned from SC arts festival

STATE COLLEGE (AP) - Toy weapons have been banned from a Pennsylvania arts festival where kids sell handmade arts and crafts because organizers believe it's a step needed to combat the "especially violent times" in which we live.This summer's Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts will ...

Bellefonte man guilty of assault, DUI

From staff reportsBELLEFONTE - Cedechias Cerritos (Lopez), 51, was found guilty of simple assault, a misdemeanor in the second degree on Monday. Judge David E. Grine also found Cerritos guilty of DUI, a misdemeanor; harrassment, a summary; drivers required to be licensed, a summary; and ...

Harrisburg sued under new law targeting gun measures

By MARC LEVY andMARK SCOLFOROAssociated PressHARRISBURG - Pennsylvania's capital is facing a lawsuit believed to be the first filed under a new state law designed to give gun owners and gun rights groups a better chance at dismantling illegal municipal firearms ordinances.The lawsuit filed ...

Police news — Wednesday, Jan. 14

Attempted burglaryDUNNSTOWN - A basement door was damaged in an attempted burglary early Tuesday at 20 Park Drive, Woodward Township police said.Police said an individual forced his way through the basement door then bypassed a locked door between the basement and interior, on top of a ...

Police News — Tuesday, Jan. 13

Hit and runLOCK HAVEN - On Jan. 11 at 5:55 p.m., a black-colored Chevrolet pick up crew cab with a cap struck and damaged a guide wire attached to a telephone pole in the rear parking lot of Hangar 9, 218 Bellefonte Ave., and then fled the scene, city police report.The vehicle is reported to ...

Wolf taps Wetzel to stay as Pa. prisons secretary

By PETER JACKSONAssociated PressHARRISBURG - Gov.-elect Tom Wolf said Monday he will nominate state Corrections Secretary John Wetzel, originally appointed by outgoing Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, to stay on in Wolf's new Democratic administration.Wolf, whose inauguration is set for Jan. 20, ...

EMERGENCY SERVICES — JAN. 13

The region's emergency services departments and communication centers reported the following incidents:Fridayr At 6:35 a.m., Sugar Valley Fire Co. and Goodwill Hose EMS responded to a vehicle accident with an injury in the 1600 block of E. Valley Road. The call was cleared at 7:59 a.m.r At ...

emergency services – Jan. 12, 2015

The region's emergency services departments and communication centers reported the following incidents:Fridayr At 10:46 a.m., Citizens of Larrys Creek Volunteer Fire Company responded to reports of gas odors at 446 Wilson St., Jersey Shore. The call was cleared at 11:15 a.m.r At 7:14 p.m., ...

police news – MOnday, Jan. 12, 2015

Alleged rapist still in jailMILL HALL - Michael Shawn Quiggle, 38, of Mill Hall, who has been charged with and other charges, remains in the Clinton County Correctional Facility, according to a press release from state police at Lamar dated 12:48 p.m. Sunday.Quiggle was charged with 23 counts ...

Courthouse Roundup

DIVORCE ACTIONSr Jan. 2 to plaintiff James J. Smith and defendant Carol M. Smith.r Jan. 2 to plaintiff Ann L. Stewart and defendant Stephen G. Stewart.MARRIAGE LICENSESr Jan. 2 to Laurie A. Meyer and David W. Smith of Coudersport Pike, Lock Haven.r Jan. 6 to William J. Shultz of Bear Road, ...

District Court Roundup

EDITOR'S NOTE: The information in the District Court Roundup is obtained from the public records of the Clinton County Central District Court, which is held each Tuesday at the Clinton County Courthouse. It is the policy of The Express that this information will not be withheld from ...

Sentences handed down in Clinton County Court

LOCK HAVEN - The following sentences were handed down in Clinton County Court recently.SIMPLE ASSAULT CONSPIRACY - Jeffrey Rowland Creadle of Lock Haven, charged by Lock Haven police for criminal conspiracy to engage in simple assault, entered a plea of nolo contendere, was fined $150 and was ...

Police News — Saturday, Jan. 10

HarassmentHOWARD - On Thursday at about 4:02 p.m., Tpr. Andrew S. Mills of the state police at Rockview was dispatched to a verbal argument that turned physical between a 39-year-old male and a 35-year-old female, both unnamed, according to a news release. No injuries were observed and ...

Report: Grand jury calls for charges against AG Kane

By Larry MillerThe Philadelphia TribunePHILADELPHIA?(AP) - Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vestri Ferman is reviewing a grand jury's presentment recommending the filing of criminal charges against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane for leaking sensitive information about an ...

Ex-inmate gets prison for trafficking teens

By JOE MANDAKAssociated PressPITTSBURGH - A former state prison inmate must now spend 10 years in federal prison for forcing two teens into prostitution with the help of his girlfriend, who he met when she was a guard at the western Pennsylvania prison.Rasul Abernathy, 33, who last lived in ...

Residents warned of phone scam

LOCK HAVEN - Beware ... there's a telephone scam in the area.Several residents, including the elderly, have been receiving phone calls with the caller identifying himself as an agent from the Internal Revenue Service and telling the resident that he or she owes $3,900 to the IRS.Further, the ...

Three dead, many injured in W. Pa. 18-vehicle pileup

CLARION (AP) - Authorities say three people are dead and 30 injured in a highway pileup that occurred in whiteout conditions in western Pennsylvania.Clarion County Emergency Services director Vern Smith says two people died at the scene on Interstate 80 and a third en route to a hospital.State ...

Suspect in municipal meeting killings sues jail over food

STROUDSBURG (AP) - A man charged with killing three people at a northeastern Pennsylvania municipal meeting is suing his jailors over demands for special dietary foods.According to The Times-Tribune, 60-year-old Rockne Newell says the Monroe County Correctional Facility is subjecting him to ...