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Jury finds Clearfield County man guilty of first-degree murder

A jury took roughly four hours to find Dustin Thomas, 28, guilty on all charges, including first-degree murder,in the shooting death of Brett Bamat last year.

WJAC TV - 2018-08-16 16:27:37

Possible sexual assault at Mt. Laurel Nursing Home

Clearfield, Pa. - According to a police report on Tuesday, the Lawrence Township Police Department say a possible sexual assault occurred at Mountain Laurel Nursing Home involving multiple patients at the nursing home and an outside individual.

WTAJ - 2018-08-16 18:54:24

Man accused of homicide in Clearfield County takes the stand

Dustin Thomas, 28, has been charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

WJAC TV - 2018-08-15 16:56:23


Clearfield County Commissioners on Tuesday approved hiring a Pittsburgh law firm to file a lawsuit against eight pharmaceutical companies to recover costs the county has incurred related to opioid abuse.Commissioners John Sobel, Mark McCracken and Tony Scotto showed a united front by voting unanimou


Clearfield County Approves Filing Lawsuit Against “Big Pharma”

He said these costs include costs incurred by law enforcement officers and EMTs who respond to incidents involving those using opioids, the district attorney and public defender’s offices for crimes relating to opioid use and the county jail for not only housing the individuals, but also providing t

GANT DAILY - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Fast food stop results in drug bust

Contact was made with the driver, Joshua McLaughlin, who was discovered to be under the influence of controlled substances as well as having a suspended driver’s license. Officers noted that when they were talking to McLaughlin, he was acting nervous and sweating profusely. It was then discovered th


Thomas takes the stand in his own defense at murder trial

Dustin Thomas, 28, of Hawk Run, who is accused of shooting to death Brett Michael Bamat, 36, of Philipsburg during an argument in Morrisdale on October, took the stand in his own defense yesterday in his murder trial before Judge Paul Cherry.According to testimony at trial, Thomas allegedly shot Bre

CLEARFIELD PROGRESS - 2018-08-16 04:00:00

Commissioners release tax claims on blighted Houtzdale property

Buy NowThis structure, located on Brisbin Street in Houtzdale Borough, is scheduled for demolition within a month or less if Moshannon Valley School District on Monday relinquishes the taxes owed on the dilapidated, dangerous property.Progress file photo

CLEARFIELD PROGRESS - 2018-08-15 20:09:00

DeGrandis' create named professorship with $500,000 estate gift to Liberal Arts | Penn State University

Penn State alumnus Bill DeGrandis, 1977 political science, understands and appreciates the fundamental values of excellence, integrity, and leadership that a liberal arts education nurture. As an attorney practicing in the energy regulatory and transactions area and as a partner with Paul Hastings,

THE DAILY COLLEGIAN - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Box Culvert Update for Clearfield County

As the new box culvert opened, PennDOT has closed a second box culvert spanning Upper Morgan Run, about two miles north of the village of Madera.


Pathologist: Hawk Run man intended to kill victim

A forensic pathologist contradicted a defense attorney’s argument that Dustin Thomas, 28, of Hawk Run, was too drunk to intentionally shoot and kill Brett Michael Bamat, 36, of Philipsburg.The expert’s testimony came during day two of Thomas’ murder trial yesterday in Clearfield County Court.Thomas

CLEARFIELD PROGRESS - 2018-08-15 04:00:00

Testimony Continues in Hawk Run Man’s Homicide Trial

Dustin Tyler Thomas (Provided photo)CLEARFIELD – Testimony continued on Tuesday in the case against a Hawk Run man who allegedly shot and killed another man in late October of last year.Dustin Tyler Thomas, 28, has been charged by Cpl. Matthew Gray of the Clearfield-based state police with criminal

GANT DAILY - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Penn State sends six to Academy of Management National Conference | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The School of Labor and Employment Relations recently sent six faculty members to the national conference of the Academy of Management (AOM) in Chicago from Aug. 10 to 14. Elaine Farndale, associate professor of human resource management and director of the Center for Internat

THE DAILY COLLEGIAN - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Curwensville Borough Discusses Handful of Items

Animal Enforcement Officer Tom Shaffer reported that he has filed criminal charges against a repeat offender. He said the person does not keep his dog tied, and the dog has not only been a problem loose, but has also bitten people.

GANT DAILY - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

"Clearfield Art on the River Today Festival" set for Saturday

The 4th annual Clearfield Art on the River Today Festival in downtown Clearfield is scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.The event is hosted by Clearfield Revitalization Corporation and The Liddle Gallery.A full day of children’s activities is planned along with a gallery exhibition,


Free SCORE Seminars to be Held at LHU-Clearfield

First Steps to Starting Your Non-Profit Organization, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Founders Lounge (Second Floor)First Steps to Starting a Small Business, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Founders Lounge (Second Floor)

GANT DAILY - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Trial begins in Morrisdale murder case

The murder trial of Dustin T. Thomas, 28, of Hawk Run got underway yesterday before Judge Paul Cherry at the Clearfield County Courthouse.Thomas is accused of shooting to death Brett Michael Bamat, 36, of Philipsburg at a residence in Morrisdale on Oct. 30.Thomas is charged with criminal homicide-mu


Clearfield Co. Historical Society to Present a “Night at the Museum”

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Historical Society will present a “Night at the Museum” from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Kerr House.The Kerr House Museum is located at 104 E. Pine St., Clearfield.Attendees will meet some characters who come alive from the past. You will watch a movie


Flooding Concerns Topped Curwensville Borough Meeting

He showed pictures to the council of the home where he grew up and where his sister lives now. The house has been in the family since 1962 and since about 1972, during hurricane Agnes, the flooding issues began.


Hawk Run Man’s Homicide Trial Gets Under Way

Dustin Tyler Thomas (Provided photo)CLEARFIELD – The homicide trial got under way Monday for a Hawk Run man who has been accused of shooting and killing another man in late October of last year.Dustin Tyler Thomas, 28, has been charged by Cpl. Matthew Gray of the Clearfield-based state police with c