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GANT: Woman Charged in Accident That Killed 2-Year-Old Girl Pleads Guilty

GANT: Woman Charged in Accident That Killed 2-Year-Old Girl Pleads Guilty

CLEARFIELD, Pa. (GANT) – A Smoke Run woman facing homicide by vehicle charges in connection with an accident that killed a two-year-old girl pleaded guilty Thursday. (This article was provided by our News Partner GantDaily.com.) Jacqueline M. Lidgett, 56, was sentenced to serve three to six years in state prison for homicide by vehicle while DUI and endangering the welfare of children by Judge Paul E. Cherry. Prior to sentencing, Lidgett stated that she is “truly sorry” and acknowledged that her actions “hurt a lot of people.” According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Sept. 21, 2020 at 4:50 p.m., police were called to Banion Road in Bigler Township after a report of a crash involving a vehicle with two occupants. State police reported that Lidgett’s vehicle went off the right side of the road, down an embankment, struck multiple trees and overturned. A two-year-old girl was killed in the impact. In an interview with police, Lidgett stated she only remembered swerving to miss something in the roadway but couldn’t remember what it was. Security cameras near the site of the crash reportedly showed a black SUV similar to Lidgett’s vehicle passing at 4:36 p.m. In the photos, the driver was slumped over the steering wheel and the vehicle was over the fog line, police said. On Nov. 25, 2020, Lidgett was again questioned by police. At that point, she said the last thing she remembered before the crash was turning onto state Route 453 and passing the Madera Moose. The next thing she knew she was “upside down”. A blood test revealed that Lidgett was under the influence of methamphetamine, amphetamine, and four other drugs at the time of the accident, according to the report.
District 9 Releases Softball, Baseball Playoff Brackets

District 9 Releases Softball, Baseball Playoff Brackets

CLARION, Pa. (EYT/D9) – DuBois Central Catholic, Johnsonburg, Karns City, and Clearfield each received No. 1 seeds in the brackets officially released on Thursday afternoon for the District 9 softball playoffs, which begin Monday. FULL ARTICLE
by · May 20, 2022 · Local News, News, School News, Sports
Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Fried Rice

Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Fried Rice

Here's a great way to use leftover rice! FULL ARTICLE
by · May 20, 2022 · Local News, Local Recipes, News
Jefferson County Photo of the Day

Jefferson County Photo of the Day

Taken in Brookville. Courtesy of Andy Burkett. FULL ARTICLE
Say What?!: National Notebook Day was Founded in 2016

Say What?!: National Notebook Day was Founded in 2016

National Notebook Day, celebrated annually on the third Thursday in May, was founded by a notebook company in 2016 to celebrate the practice of writing on paper. FULL ARTICLE
by · May 20, 2022 · Local News, News, Say What?!!
Comically Incorrect: See No Evil Flags

Comically Incorrect: See No Evil Flags

An editorial cartoon by A.F. Branco: See No Evil Flags. FULL ARTICLE
by · May 20, 2022 · Entertainment, Local News
Commonwealth Judge Blocks PennDOT’s Bridge Tolling Plan

Commonwealth Judge Blocks PennDOT’s Bridge Tolling Plan

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – A Commonwealth Court judge has issued a preliminary injunction that will temporarily block PennDOT's plan to toll nine Pennsylvania bridges, including the Canoe Creek bridges in Clarion County and the North Fork bridges in Jefferson County. FULL ARTICLE
by · May 19, 2022 · Local News, News, PA News
Despite High Vaccination Rates Among Pa. Prisoners, Some Covid Restrictions Remain in Place

Despite High Vaccination Rates Among Pa. Prisoners, Some Covid Restrictions Remain in Place

HARRISBURG, Pa. — More than two years after the first coronavirus cases were reported in Pennsylvania state prisons, some of the mitigation measures Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration implemented to cut down on the spread of COVID-19 are still in place. FULL ARTICLE
by · May 19, 2022 · Local News, News, PA News
Featured Local Job: Full Time Secretary- Union SD

Featured Local Job: Full Time Secretary- Union SD

Union School District is seeking interested candidates for a full-time secretary for the start of the 2022-2023 school year. FULL ARTICLE
by · May 19, 2022 · Featured Local Job, Jobs, Local News, News
Christ the King Manor Issues Statement on Racketeering Scheme Involving Former CEO

Christ the King Manor Issues Statement on Racketeering Scheme Involving Former CEO

DUBOIS, Pa. (EYT) – Paula Felton-Werner, current CEO and Administrator of Christ the King Manor, has issued the following statement regarding the allegations concerning the former CEO: FULL ARTICLE
by · May 19, 2022 · Local News, News