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January 9th, 2013

Milliard and 'known associate' charged in federal court

January 10, 2013

ERIE – Criminal charges continue to emerge in the investigation and prosecution of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, charged with two Elk County arsons and an attempted murder, as a federal grand jury indicted Milliard and a 'known associate' Tuesday for violating federal gun laws.

Several accidents on icy roads Wednesday

January 10, 2013

Early morning freezing rain made travel treacherous Wednesday morning with several vehicle accidents reported throughout the area.

Highland firefighter injured in 14-vehicle accident

January 10, 2013

PIGEON – 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.

Younger Milliard granted bail modification

January 10, 2013

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.

Elk Regional completes third-floor expansion

January 10, 2013

ST. MARYS – 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.

Highland supervisors OK law on drilling waste

January 10, 2013

JAMES CITY – Highland Township now has an ordinance that bans deposits from the drilling of Marcellus Shale natural gas wells.

Bad weather causing incidents on Elk County roads

January 9, 2013

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.

January 8th

Johnsonburg bank robbed at gunpoint Tuesday

January 8, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – 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.

Prison to add more guards

January 8, 2013

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.

Large savings thanks to energy upgrades

January 8, 2013

As energy upgrades were completed at county venues in August last year, officials were pleased to report significant cost savings much sooner than anticipated.

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