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Confirmed Tornado Damaged Parts of Sullivan County

DUSHORE, Pa. — The National Weather Service confirmed it was a tornado that caused damage in parts of Sullivan County–the fifth confirmed tornado that hit Sunday night into Monday morning.
According to the National Weather Service, an EF-1 tornado, with an estimated maximum wind speed of 110 mph, touched down near World’s End State Park on State Route 154 and continued northeast into the borough of Dushore.
The tornado took down trees near the state park and in Cherry Mills and destroyed a barn at Rickety Bridge Farm on Happys Road.

Severe Damage in Dushore

DUSHORE, Pa. --The damage in Dushore is severe after a powerful overnight storm.
Massive trees were uprooted, debris was strewn all over roadways, utility lines were down and power was out.
"About 1:15 I woke up and I said to my husband, oh, my God, something is wrong!' I said 'I'm scared' and he said' What?' and I said' I'm scared, something is really wrong.' It was lightning really bad and he said 'Get in the basement! Get in the basement!' said Shanda Elicker of Dushore.
The steeple of a church in Dushore was damaged.
Roadsigns were knocked down.

People Feeling the Winter Blues in Sullivan County as Snow Heads Their Way

DUSHORE, Pa. -- People in Dushore were making the most of Thursday's warmer weather. People said it actually felt like spring.
"Thank goodness. We don't get a lot of it around here but when we get it we take a walk all the time," Steven Orlikowski said.
"We don't have to wear heavy winter coats anymore! It's been beautiful. The sun is shining," Jill Orlikowski said.
However, Mother Nature is saying not so fast. Overnight into Friday, one inch of snow is expected to fall here.

Man Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct After Alleged Assault at Youth Soccer Game

LAPORTE, Pa. — A man pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after an incident at a girls soccer game in Sullivan County.
State police say Lindsey Bennet became upset with the officiating of a game at Sullivan County High School in Laporte in September.
After being told to leave, Bennett allegedly grabbed the athletic director by the neck and threw him to the ground.

Students in Sullivan County Looking Ahead to Their Futures

LAPORTE, Pa. -- Students are looking ahead to their futures in Sullivan County.
250 students at Sullivan County High School in Laporte talked with WNEP along with several other employers, including the state police during Thursday's career day.
They learned what it takes to be successful in careers like entertainment and law enforcement.
There was even an impromptu fashion show, where students showed off some professional attire.

Keeping Warm in One of the State’s Coldest Spots

LOPEZ, Pa. -- "People say Lopez is the icebox. "
Welcome to what's normally one of the coldest places in Pennsylvania – Lopez, smack dab in the middle of the now-frigid Endless Mountains.
Dustin Heimbach has one mission. The home heating oil driver is making sure people stay warm. This the first of 34 deliveries. He needs to keep warm as well in temperatures well below zero.
I'm layered up," Heimbach said. "The only thing you see on me is my eyes. if it gets too windy I have ski goggles in the truck."


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