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  1. WELLSBORO, PA -Several family members watched everything they owned go up in flames as a fire rapidly spread through their large 117-year-old home on Arnot Road in Charleston Township Thursday evening. The home located at 4933 Arnot Road is owned by Laura Jean McIntyre and all together four adults and one child called this old house their home. According to McIntyre she had just gotten home and sat down to rest, when she noticed something out the corner of her eye, when she glanced over she saw flames near the dog's cage and she quickly moved to open the cage to let the dog out, as she called out to warn the rest of the family that there was a fire. McIntyre was able to get everyone up and safely out of the burning home, including her elderly parents who lived in the apartment upstairs in the same home. Although everyone made it out, several animals were sadly lost in the blaze. The fire was reported at 11:50PM on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Flames and smoke could be seen a mile away from the Cherry Flats Road. Firefighters from Wellsboro, Mansfield, and Middlebury,, were the first to be called out to house fire. Later, Blossburg units and Elkland units were also present at the fire scene, as water stages were set up to help fire crews battle the large blaze. One fill site was staged along the Cherry Flats Road just past the Gas Company Road. By 6:10AM fire crews finally had the fire out after battling it for nearly 6 and half hours in temperatures in the mid-twenties and a strong wind blowing throughtut the entire time crews worked. Crews still had to remain on scene for a time to clean up and they were finally cleared to return to their station by 6:43AM. The American Red Cross was contacted and will be assisting the family during this time.
  2. Early Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018, FNN received word of a two vehicle accident that involved an Endless Mountains Tran Authority (EMTA) bus and a snowplow along Route 6. Both vehicles came to rest directly under the Route 15 overpass just above Sheetz in Mansfield, PA. An individual in the area was able to share a photo of the mangled EMTA bus that was involved in the crash. The plow truck involved in the crash, ripped the side of the bus right open. The tear started just behind the bus female bus driver's seat and took out a large portion of the side of the bus, exposing two rows of seats. A driver passing the scene believed a passenger seat was hanging out of the bus. The accident happened around 6:40AM. At this time FNN has been able to confirm that the female bus driver was not injured and was said to be home, thankful to be alive. As for the passenger, FNN was told they were seen at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital and released several hours later. No other information was provided on the accident victim's injuries. If FNN receives any additional information on the crash, it will be added to the article. The last accident involving an EMTA bus that FNN covered, was back on August 8, 2017. In that two vehicle accident, one EMTA passenger was injured and the driver of the other vehicle was injured.
  3. MANSFIELD, PA. - First News Now received word of an anthrax scare at Warren L. Miller Elementary School from local residents. It was said that the substance found was unknown and the school handle the situation appropriately by contacting authorities. The following information was recently confirmed and released by Mansfield Borough Police Department. "On Wednesday, March 14th, it was reported to school district personnel that a white powder was found at Warren L. Miller Elementary School. District personnel informed law enforcement who collected the substance for testing. The school district coordinated with Tioga County Emergency Management Agency to ensure that all areas that the substance was present in were cleaned appropriately." When First News Now first learned of the incident and reached out to local law enforcement for an update. It was quickly stated that the substance found was not anthrax, however the substance was not identified. The Southern Tioga School District did send out an automated message to parents who had children in that particular school at the time the substance was found. At this time no other information was confirmed or provided. However, it was said the school district followed protocol and no injuries were reported to staff or children during this incident.
  4. 32-year-old, Curtis Burrows formerly of Mansfield, PA., , who plead not guilty to charges in the murder of Timothy Webster of Big Flats back on November 3, 2017, ended his own life Tuesday evening in his cell. According to Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss, Burrows was found dead at approximately 11:00PM on Tuesday evening. Back in November 2017, Burrows attempted to kidnap a woman he met on Facebook. The woman was in Corning when Burrows' failed in his attempt to kidnap her. Although the woman escaped from Burrows, he did steal her vehicle and later crashed the car in a ditch on the north end of Hickok Road, near the intersection of Goff Road in the Town of Corning. Burrows would end up breaking into the home of Timothy Webster located in Big Flats. Burrows was reported to have shot Webster and then fled in the victim's truck before crashing near Mansfield. Burrows had been arrested at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. He was later hospital and held in extradited to New York where he was facing a first-degree murder charge and 12 other counts. The Criminal Investigation Division is investigating Burrows' apparent suicide, at this time.
  5. On Thursday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m., the Deane Center for the Performing Arts and KC101.5 will present Penny Eckman, “The voice of Patsy Cline" in concert at the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. This popular entertainer will sing holiday favorites. Among them will be "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "White Christmas" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. She will also perform Patsy Cline songs such as "Sweet Dreams," "Crazy" and Walkin' After Midnight." Eckman started singing at an early age. A professional singer with over 35 years of experience, she has been performing country rock to classic rock from the late 1970s through today. She formed the rock band Shylock Foxx in 1990 and in 2013 created her blues band, Penny and the Shylocks. She also performs blues and classic rock with keyboardist Mick Collins. "Penny is great in front of an audience and can sing like nobody else in this area," said Hamilton-Gibson Artistic Director Thomas Putnam. "Our relationship with Penny began when she auditioned for the lead role in 'Always, Patsy Cline,' an H-G musical production. She won that role over 20 singers. She knew how to dig into Patsy’s style and yet make the songs her own,” said Putnam. Eckman went on to develop her own one woman show “Penny Sings Patsy” and has since performed Cline’s music at well over 200 concerts in multiple venues up and down the East Coast and into the Midwest. "We've done other musicals with Penny since then," Putnam said. "She has played Mama Rose in 'Gypsy,' Sophie Tucker and Mame. She's also performed in our Leading Ladies concerts, singing the signature songs of many top-notch vocalists. Penny is versatile. People are amazed by the wide range of styles she can handle," Putnam concluded. Audience members are welcome to bring beverages and snacks. Seating will be cabaret-style. Tickets are $15. For tickets and to reserve a table, call 570-724-6220 or visit www.deanecenter.com .