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After plowing through snow days, Centre County school districts will extend school year

The end of the school year for Centre Couny school districts has been pushed back to either the first or second week of June because of weather-related cancellations. After six snow days, one early dismissals and four delays, the State College Area School District’s last day of school is now schedul


Point-in-Time Count a Snapshot of Centre County Homelessness, and a Chance to Connect Those in Need with Resources

During the coldest times of the year, program manager Beckie Romig worries about the homeless people who seek relief at the of Out of the Cold: Centre County emergency shelter.


Centre County commissioners push family leave policy to consent agenda

BELLEFONTE — Family first. At this week’s Centre County Commissioners’ meeting, the commissioners moved a trio of policies regarding leave of absence, public communications and office closings to next week’s consent agenda. And while they were all significant in their own right, the leave of absence


Centre Co. elementary students stage presidential wax museum

PORT MATILDA, Pa. (WJAC) — Third-grade students at Port Matilda Elementary School staged their annual presidential wax museum show Friday. The students have been studying their presidential history for months.


Pennsylvania Game Commission internship plants career seeds for student

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A summer internship with the Pennsylvania Game Commission helped Penn State senior Dominic Lenzi cultivate his skills in the field of forestry. Lenzi, of Hermitage, a forest ecosystem management major in the College of Agricultural Sciences, learned about the internship when a


Centre County to Offer Paid Parental Leave for Employees

Centre County will become the first county government in central Pennsylvania to offer paid parental leave to its employees. The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to put the changes to the county's leave of absence policy on next week's consent agenda, when it is expected to pass.


Pennsylvania prison guard sentenced for sexual abuse of inmate

SCRANTON, Pa. (WHTM) - One of seven prison guards charged with sexually abusing female inmates at a jail in Scranton has pleaded no contest to a count of official oppression. Jeffrey Staff was sentenced after the plea Thursday to nine months of probation. As part of the sentence, Staff is barred fro


Clearfield County’s Most Wanted Absconders

GANT News has partnered with the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole and will publish its absconders list for Clearfield County. Individuals listed on this page are not reporting as required by conditions of their parole. Probation and parole officials are seeking information as to their wher


5 men shot, one of them dead near Pennsylvania Ave and Bloom Street

BALTIMORE, Md. — Baltimore Police are investigating reports of five men shot near the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and Bloom Street. According to police, around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, patrol officers heard gunshots coming from the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and responded to the scene.


Gov. Tom Wolf creates Pennsylvania census team

The next decennial census count of the nation’s population is right around the corner. To prepare for the April 1, 2020, start of the count, Gov. Tom Wolf has selected more than three dozen organizations to help Pennsylvania poll its people.


Auction sale slated for DuBois Mall

Foreclosure proceedings will not impact businesses or customers at the DuBois Mall, according to the mall’s management company. According to a legal advertisement published in the Courier Express, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has provided notice of a receivership


Audit: Officials in 18 Pennsylvania counties took freebies from voting machine vendors

Pennsylvania's elected auditor says officials in 18 of the 67 counties reported accepting gifts, meals or trips from firms competing to sell new voting machines ahead of the 2020 elections.


Former Detroit Man Facing 23 Charges in Pennsylvania

NEW CASTLE, PA – A 35-year-old man, formerly of Detroit, is in custody facing 23 charges in Pennsylvania after being on the run for 2 1/2 years. According to New Castle News, Ernest Chapman was arrested by New Castle police on January 31st, 2019. 2 1/2 years ago Chapan was involved in a police pursu


Pennsylvania couple accused of stealing $1.2M from church to pay for Walt Disney vacations, Pittsburgh Pirates tickets

A trusted Pennsylvania church administrator and his wife stole around $1.2 million to use on a slew of personal items, including vacations, sporting events and restaurants, officials said.


Pennsylvania, Florida hardest hit by opioid crisis

The two states, along with the District of Columbia, had opioid-related mortality rates that were at least doubling every two years, in research that looked at opioid-related mortality in the U.S. from 1999 to 2016. During that period of time, there were more than 44.9 million deaths from opioids am


Centre County fatal crash case headed to trial

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (WJAC) — A Williamsport woman is headed to trial in Centre County court on charges tied to a deadly crash last year. Police say Naliah Oliver was speeding on the Mt. Nittany Expressway when she crossed the median last September and crashed into a car driven by Robert Bloom, of Bellef


Pennsylvania to auction over 360 used, seized vehicles

GRANTVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) - More than 360 vehicles, either seized by police or formerly used by state agencies, will go on sale by auction next week. The state's first vehicle auction of the year will be held Tuesday at Manheim Keystone Pennsylvania, at 488 Firehouse Road in Grantville, beginning at 10


A Centre County bridge is closed until further notice. Here’s why

A bridge in Haines Township that leads to Route 45 is closed until further notice, due to an incident with a tractor-trailer. The bridge is on Fiedler Road over Pine Creek, between State Route 45/Penns Valley Road and Pine Creek Road, said Haines Township Secretary-Treasurer Susan Wenrick.


Could the time be right for legal marijuana in Pennsylvania?

Late last month when state Rep. Ed Gainey hosted a forum on legalizing recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania, several war veterans who had sustained combat injuries spoke about cannabis’ medical benefits—pain reduction, fewer issues related to PTSD, less anger.


Sex assault suspect extradited from Israel to Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH – An Israeli man who allegedly had been on the run for 15 years after being accused of raping a teenage girl in Pennsylvania has been extradited back to the United States.