RIDGWAY — A Ridgway man has been jailed after he allegedly attempted to strangle a woman, struck her in the face several times and discharged a firearm inside a residence.

ST. MARYS — Magisterial District Judge Mark Jacob presided over preliminary hearings Oct. 12.

CLEARFIELD — Convicted murderer Christopher L. Weatherill, 48, who was serving a life in prison term without parole had his sentence reduced to a minimum of 60 years to a maximum of life in prison by Senior Judge David E. Grine Monday.

BROOKVILLE — A Brookville man is facing a felony aggravated cruelty to animals charge after allegedly shooting his neighbor’s cat.

BROOKVILLE — Magisterial District Judge Gregory Bazylak presided over the following preliminary hearings on Oct. 5.

ST. MARYS — Magisterial District Judge Mark Jacob presided over preliminary hearings Oct. 5.

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline Mizerock presided over the following preliminary hearings Oct. 4