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Winter Weather On the Way

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the entire region through Monday afternoon. Snow, some heavy at times will work through the region over the next 24 to 36 hours.  Looks like even into Tuesday some snow showers may linger.  Accumulations are likely and in some cases may exceed 5 to 9" across parts of the region.  Look for some colder air to move in for the beginning of the week as well with temperatures in the 20s for highs. 


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WJAC 6 News - Search Results

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Man charged with beating, shaking and stepping on dog

By: WJAC Web Staff

SOUTH FORK, Pa. -- Police plan to file charges against a Cambria County man on suspicion of abusing two dogs, including slamming one of the dog's heads off of the side of a house.

State police at Ebensburg said Matthew Gibala, 31, of Grant Street in South Fork, on two counts of cruelty to animals and a count of disorderly conduct.

Police said on Monday night that Gibala abused a small female mini-pincher and "repeatedly kicked, punched and stepped on the dogs neck." Police said he then picked up the dog by its hind legs and shook it "before slamming the dog's head into the side of the house."

Police said the incident was recorded on video and happened in front of Gibala's three young children.

The mini-pincher and another mix-breed dog were removed from Gibala's home by the Cambria County Humane Society, police said. Both dogs showed injuries consistent with abuse.

Police said Gibala will be responsible for all of the dog's medical costs.

Gibala is not yet in police custody.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times