News Live 365: May 16th, 2018

State and Federal Primary Election Results

Radio PA and Ballotpedia
Storms may have hurt voter Turnout across the state but Pennsylvania made it through a primary election yesterday and here are the results. Republican and Pennsylvania State Senator Scott Wagner will be facing Incumbent Democrat Tom Wolf for Governor this November, Wagner was able to win by a comfortable 6% margin over the next Candidate Paul Mango and garnered 43% of the vote.  Voters picked Jeff Bartos as his running mate in the Lt. Governor Election. In the Democratic Lt. Governor’s race Mike Stack became the first incumbent Lt. Governor to lose his spot in the State’s entire history, Democratic voters opted for John Fetterman who beat the nearest opponents by 15% of the vote.
On the Federal Level Republicans elected Lou Barletta who was once a potential Trump pick for Secretary of Labor. He will run against incumbent Senator Bob Casey who had no primary opponents. In the 15th Congressional District Susan Boser was picked by democrats to run against Glenn Thompson by a nearly 50% margin. And in the 16th Ronald DiNicola earned 60% of the vote for the nomination to run against Mike Kelly.

 

Arrests Made in Warren County ATV Thefts

PSP Corry
With help from tips from concerned citizens and Warren County Crime Stoppers four arrests were made in connection with the theft of two ATVs. Jeffrey Middleton and Jake Martin were arrested along with two 16 year old teens. They’ve been charged with a wide variety of crimes including Burglary, Theft, Tampering with or Fabricating Evidence, and four related misdemeanors.

 

Construction Projects Will Disrupt Traffic in the Last Week of May

PennDOT
PennDOT has announced the beginning of construction projects on two more regional bridges in two weeks time. On May 28th a stretch of David Zeisberger Highway in Hickory Township will be closed in Forest County for replacement of a bridge spanning Beaver Run. Also on the 28th lane restrictions will begin on Grand Army Highway in Warren County’s Sheffield Township while repairs are made to a bridge over Four Mile Run. Both projects will end by late September.

 

Sports Gambling in PA Casinos?

Radio PA
The US Supreme Court ruled on Monday that States could legally allow gambling on professional and collegiate sports. Some Pennsylvania lawmakers were hoping for this outcome and are urging the implementation of a state law passed last year to legalize sports gambling in casinos.