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ST. MARYS â€“ Events that sent St. Marys into a panic Tuesday afternoon with reports of a shooting at St. Marys Area High School were the actions of a nine-year-old juvenile, whose age prohibits criminal prosecution, according to police.
As a result of a joint investigation between the St. Marys City Police and Pennsylvania State Police, it was discovered that the juvenile placed the 911 calls from a cell phone while he/she was riding on a school bus on their way home.
SMETHPORT â€“ A judge has upheld a police search involving the defendant in a criminal case linked with a 6-fatality crash on Route 219 near Lantz Corners just over a year ago.
Senior Judge William F. Morgan of Warren issued his ruling Wednesday during a 40-minute hearing at the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport.
The judgeâ€™s decision comes less than two weeks before the scheduled Sept. 15 start of a jury trial for Kathy Douglas, 37, of Kane. Another pre-trial â€śsuppression-of-evidenceâ€ť hearing is set for next Thursday, Sept. 11.
During a media briefing Pa. State Police Public Information Officer Bruce Morris stated at 5:10 p.m. the incident at the St. Marys Area High School was a hoax and no one has been injured or killed.
SMETHPORT â€“ A court hearing was held Friday on defense motions to suppress certain evidence in the criminal case linked with a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident a year ago.
Kathy Douglas of Kane faces 35 charges for allegedly abusing prescription medicine (Clonazepam) when she drove one of two vehicles involved in the near head-on collision on Route 219 just north of Lantz Corners in Hamlin Township.
The groundbreaking for the Village at Ridgmont, a new 20 home affordable housing neighborhood for the elderly to be constructed in Ridgway, was held on Thursday.
The neighborhood will be constructed directly behind Ridgmont personal care community on Ridgmont Drive.
The St. Marys City Police reported Thursday that Dustin Allen Courteau, 26, of St. Marys, wanted for a home invasion and strong arm robbery, has been apprehended.
According to a police report, police responded to a reported sighting of Courteau on East Joseph Road just after 7 a.m. Thursday morning. Courteau was apprehended without incident on West Oilwell Street by State Police Troopers, who assisted in the search.
The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission met Wednesday morning and the quality of the area's workforce was a main point of discussion for the attending committee members.
The discussion centered around a growing problem in the area, employers are looking for employees, but many available employees are not able to pass a drug test to gain employment.
"This issue is a cultural and societal issue," Executive Director Eric Bridges said during the meeting. "There is a potential demonization of people that suffer from these diseases."