Crash. Warren-based state police report on Dec. 6 at 11:47 p.m., Christopher Howard, 21, of Russell, was traveling east on Rt. 957 when he lost control of his vehicle on the slush/snow-covered roadway. As Howard was attempting to gain control of his vehicle, Edgar Waters, 57, of Garland attempted to avoid a head-on collision and struck the vehicle driven by Howard. As a result of the accident, Howard and a 60-year-old female passenger in Waters' vehicle both had to be mechanically extracted from the vehicles. All three individuals were transported to Warren General Hospital for the treatment on minor injuries. According to police, everyone was wearing seatbelts when the crash occurred. Howard was cited for Driving vehicle at safe speed. Both vehicles received disabling damage and were towed from the scene by Chase Car Care. Lander VFD, Russell VFD, and Emergicare Ambulance crew assisted at the scene.
False alarms. On Dec. 7, Youngsville Area High School had three burglar alarms, located near the auditorium, activated between the hours of 5 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Through three separate investigations, each alarm proved to be false. Charges have been filed with District Justice Cynthia Lindemuth's office.