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January 9th, 2013
PIGEON â€“ A Highland Township volunteer firefighter was injured Wednesday morning while responding to a 14-vehicle traffic accident on icy Route 66, six miles south of Russell City.
An Elk County Judge granted a bail modification request made by a 28-year-old Ridgway man charged with setting fire to two Elk County properties and held in Elk County Prison on $125,000 bail since July of last year.
ST. MARYS â€“ Elk Regional Health Center has completed construction on its long-awaited new third floor and is very excited to show off all the new advances in comfort, technology and patient care at an open house for the public from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 11.
JAMES CITY â€“ Highland Township now has an ordinance that bans deposits from the drilling of Marcellus Shale natural gas wells.
Several traffic accidents occurred throughout Elk County this morning due to poor road conditions.
At approximately 10:43 a.m., there was a traffic accident at state Route 948 in Highland Twp. Another emergency alert came in at 10:50 a.m. for a major accident near 2614 Ridgway/Johnsonburg Road. At 11:03 a.m., another accident with serious injuries occurred near 622 Toby Rd. in Fox Twp. At 11:11 a.m., an accident was reported in at 8137 Montmorenci Rd. near Old Red Mill Dam Road.
Various county fire departments, ambulance services and police were called out to the scenes.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Authorities are on the lookout for a man who robbed a Johnsonburg bank at gunpoint Tuesday.
Johnsonburg Police Chief and lead investigator Bryan Parana said that it was roughly 1:50 p.m. Tuesday when a masked man armed with a pistol walked into the bank, approached a teller and demanded money before making off with an undisclosed sum.
"The individual fled on foot after being given an undetermined amount of cash and traveled east and down between First and Second Avenue towards Bergen Street," Parana said.
The Elk County Prison will have two additional part-time corrections officers in the fold after approval Tuesday from the county's board of commissioners.
As energy upgrades were completed at county venues in August last year, officials were pleased to report significant cost savings much sooner than anticipated.
According to reports, there was an armed robbery at the CNB Bank located along Market Street in Johnsonburg earlier this afternoon. The actor is believed to be a white male of unknown age who is allegedly wearing a gray hoodie, ski mask, and a red bandanna across his face. He is also believed to have a black handgun in his possession and was last seen traveling on foot along the "Avenues" headed towards Bendigo Road. Anyone encountering the actor should not approach him and instead should call 9-1-1. Check back for additional information as it becomes available.
A Johnsonburg man who pleaded guilty to 111 counts of burglary following a 13-month long string of break-ins at seasonal camps throughout Elk, McKean and Cameron counties over the course of a year was sentenced in Elk County Court Monday.