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Police: Marienville Man Arrested on Strangulation Charge

Police: Marienville Man Arrested on Strangulation Charge

JENKS TWP., Pa. (EYT) - Police say a Marienville man was arrested on Saturday following an altercation with a known woman. FULL ARTICLE
Senator Yaw, Environmental Committee Tour Clarion County Recycling Facility

Senator Yaw, Environmental Committee Tour Clarion County Recycling Facility

CLARION CO., Pa. – The Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee visited a major in-state recycler of high density polyethylene (HDPE) materials on Wednesday, according to State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Committee. FULL ARTICLE
by · October 11, 2019 · Local News, News, Regional Headlines
ALF Continues with Walk to End Alzheimer’s, ‘Tournament of Leaves Parade,’ CUP Homecoming Football Game, and More

ALF Continues with Walk to End Alzheimer’s, ‘Tournament of Leaves Parade,’ CUP Homecoming Football Game, and More

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – Saturday's highlights at Clarion County’s Autumn Leaf Festival include Walk to End Alzheimer's, "Tournament of Leaves Parade," CUP Homecoming Football Game, and much more. FULL ARTICLE
Fairmount City Woman Wins American Legion Riders 2019 Harley Davidson Give Away Event

Fairmount City Woman Wins American Legion Riders 2019 Harley Davidson Give Away Event

CLARION CO., Pa. - The American Legion Riders Post 66 of Clarion held their 8th Annual Harley Davidson ‘Fat Boy’ give away on September 8, at the Antler Club in Lucinda. FULL ARTICLE
by · September 28, 2019 · Local News, News, Regional Headlines
Details Released on Moniteau Teacher Accused of Stealing from Karns City Elementary Basketball Program

Details Released on Moniteau Teacher Accused of Stealing from Karns City Elementary Basketball Program

BUTLER CO., Pa. (EYT) - Additional details of a case against a Moniteau teacher accused of theft from the Karns City Elementary Basketball program have been released. FULL ARTICLE
Moniteau Teacher Accused of Stealing from Karns City Booster Program

Moniteau Teacher Accused of Stealing from Karns City Booster Program

BUTLER CO., Pa. (EYT) - A Moniteau teacher has been arrested and charged with theft for allegedly taking money from the Karns City elementary basketball booster program. FULL ARTICLE
New Bethlehem Man Accused of Statutory Sexual Assault of 13-Year-Old Girl

New Bethlehem Man Accused of Statutory Sexual Assault of 13-Year-Old Girl

CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) - A New Bethlehem man is facing charges for the alleged statutory sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl. FULL ARTICLE
Preliminary Hearing Scheduled for Mayport Man Accused of Attempted Homicide

Preliminary Hearing Scheduled for Mayport Man Accused of Attempted Homicide

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A hearing has been scheduled for a Mayport man accused of attempted homicide. FULL ARTICLE
UPDATE: Missing Teen Found Safe

UPDATE: Missing Teen Found Safe

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. (EYT) – A teen who the New Bethlehem Borough Police Department had reported missing has been found safe. FULL ARTICLE
BREAKING NEWS: Child Rapist Gets Up to 80 Years in State Prison

BREAKING NEWS: Child Rapist Gets Up to 80 Years in State Prison

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A local man who began “grooming” a sexual assault victim when he was 5-years-old and then repeatedly raped him over the course of several years has been sentenced to serve up to 80 years in state prison. On Wednesday, September 11, President Judge James Arner sentenced 47-year-old Garrick Landon Bloom, of Shippenville, to a minimum of 40 years and a maximum of 80 years in state prison. Judge Arner ordered Bloom to a minimum of 96 months to a maximum of 192 months on each of five first-degree felony counts of Rape of a Child, with the sentences to be served consecutively. Bloom received 181 days credit for time served. He will also be required to register as a Tier 3 sex offender, which requires a lifetime registration. Bloom pleaded guilty to the above charges on August 14. As a result of the plea agreement, the following charges were dismissed:
  • Rape of a Child, Felony 1 (211 counts)
  • Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child, Felony 1 (216 counts)
  • Aggravated Indecent Assault of Child, Felony 1 (216 counts)
  • Statutory Sexual Assault, Felony 2 (216 counts)
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Felony 3
Bloom currently remains lodged in the Clarion County Jail awaiting transfer to a state correctional facility. Details of the case: According to a criminal complaint, Clarion County Children and Youth Services (CYS) reported to Clarion-based State Police on October 25, 2018, a known juvenile male was being sexually assaulted by Bloom. The criminal complaint stated that the victim told investigators he was forced to perform oral sex on Bloom on numerous occasions. Court records indicate that Bloom began to "groom" the victim when he was five-years-old and continued to sexually assault him for several years. Bloom first denied committing the crimes; however, he later admitted to sexually assaulting the boy, the complaint states. A warrant was issued for Bloom's arrest on January 16. Investigators said after working in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Police Fugitive Task Force and the U.S. Marshal's Service, police learned of Bloom's "traveling methods" and found that he traveled to Florida. Bloom was located in a homeless shelter in Tallahassee and taken into custody on February 7. He was then extradited back to Clarion County. EDITOR’S NOTE 1: Extreme graphic details were not included due to the sexual nature of the alleged crimes. EDITOR'S NOTE 2: Several details were removed from this article to help protect the identity of the victim.