News Live 365: May 22nd, 2019

Thieves Breaking into Franklin Cars

Franklin City Police Department
The City of Franklin Police Department is warning residents to lock up their cars and remove items of value from inside of them after parking for the night. One or more individuals have been getting into unlocked cars in the City of Franklin including Franklin Heights and Third Ward and then removing valuables including at least one firearm, GPS units, and money.

 

PennDOT Looking for Schools to Join Paint the Plow

PennDOT
PennDOT is inviting High School Students to participate in this year’s Paint the Plow Competition. High schools from Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren Counties are invited to join in the program this year. For information contact Joshua Kaufer by email at jkaufer@pa.gov.

 

State News: Philadelphia Detective Shoots Panhandler

Radio PA
A Philadelphia Police Detective is under investigation after shooting and injuring a panhandler. Philly Police say that the victim is a man with special needs who approached the detective’s car to beg for quarters. The detective thought he spotted a weapon and fired three times striking the man once in the torso.

 

Troopers Investigating Cow Killings

PSP Meadville
Authorities in Crawford County are looking for witnesses to help them solve a case involving the killing of two beef cows in a pasture on Miller Station Road in Rockdale Township. The cows were shot between Wednesday the 15th and Friday the 17th and found dead on Sunday. They represent thousands of dollars of damage to the farmer; if you have information please call (814)332-6911.

 

Memorial Day Weekend DUI Enforcement Begins

PSP Franklin
The Franklin State Police have announced they will be holding DUI sobriety checkpoints throughout Venango County for Memorial Day weekend. They will also be increasing the number of troopers on patrol to help keep people safe this holiday.

 

Trade War Badly Hurting PA Farms

Radio PA
Pennsylvania farmers are feeling the pinch in the ongoing trade war between China and the United States with tariffs draining the income of farmers throughout the state. Joel Rotz is a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and he says farmers would rather sell their product than rely on federal aid to keep their farms open. Some farms have left many of their fields to lie fallow in the 2019 growing season.

 

Primary Election Results

The current results following yesterday’s Primary Elections have been published by the elections boards in each county. At the time of the writing of this story the results are considered unofficial and hundreds of write in and absentee ballots have not been counted.
Here are the results for Crawford County
Here are the results for Venango County