One Vehicle Crash Kills Trucker
Union Township, Crawford County, PA –
A big rig driver from New York state was killed Thursday night in an accident on the south lanes I-79 in Union. Brian Kaltenbaugh apparently fell asleep at the wheel causing his truck to leave the road and crash into several trees. The State Police based in Meadville investigated the accident.
1,000 W’s for Coach Plunkett
Meadville, PA –
Coach Jamie Plunkett has lead the Meadville Bulldogs Hockey Team for 31 years and on Friday February 3rd his team gave him his one thousandth victory. That milestone will be celebrated tonight at the House of Chills which is the nickname given to the Hockey Rink at the Meadville Area Recreation Complex as part of the school’s Senior Night Celebration. Plunkett’s career record is 1,000 wins, 425 losses, and 90 ties – a .515 average. The Bulldogs will face Cathedral Prep tonight at 7:15.
Cheating at PA State Police Academy
Hershey, PA –
There is evidence of widespread cheating at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey. A report from last friday issued by the Inspector General also details how the lessons being taught to students were outdated. According to the report the instructors at the academy themselves helped foster a climate where students were encouraged to cheat on exams by freely handing out the answers in classes ahead of time and allowing the cadets to use study guides during written tests. In addition to the relaxed standards the report also mentions that many of the basic skills taught to cadets such as emergency first aid were not up to the training standards. The full report can be found on the Inspector General’s Website.
Franklin Man Nearly Dies on Frozen Lake
Cochranton, PA –
Wayne Hanes of Franklin is under around the clock care at UPMC in Erie after being rescued from Sugar Lake. Cochranton Volunteer Fire Department pulled Hanes out of the freezing water after he fell through thin ice about 100 yards our from the shoreline, rescuers said that if he had not been wearing a life jacket he may have been impossible to save.