Radio News for February 20th, 2017

Man Pleads Guilty for Attempting to Rape Child

Jackson Township, Venango County, PA –

A Cooperstown man has pleaded guilty to the attempted rape of a teenager. James Fulton entered his guilty plea on Friday, admitting that he attempted to sexually abuse a 13 year old girl. In November of 2016 Fulton invited the girl and her brother to play Xbox games at his home and then convinced the girl to enter a bedroom with him under the pretense they would be talking about Christmas Presents. Fulton locked and blockaded the door and then forced her onto the bed and attempted intercourse. The arrival of a UPS package delivery interrupted the attempt allowing the girl and her brother to flee the house and return home to tell their parents.

Fuller’s guilty plea will find him sentenced for Aggravated Indecent Assault of a Child on the first of May.


Troopers Search for Hit and Run Vehicle

Elk Creek Township, Erie County, PA –

Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a silver SUV involved in a hit and run incident. The SUV collided with a car that had been in a previous accident and then fled the scene. The SUV was travelling eastbound on Route 6 through the scene of an earlier accident that State Police had just investigated and hit the damaged car head-on then fled. The SUV is silver colored with significant front end damage and red paint transferred onto it from the collision. If you have any information please call the Meadville barracks (814)332-6911.


Meadville Woman Survives Being Thrown from Car

Hayfield Township, Crawford County, PA –

While traveling south on I-79 Madison Heller of Meadville lost control of her vehicle and collided with a guardrail at about 1:30am. She was not wearing her seatbelt and was thrown out of the car through the windshield about 50 feet from her car. Amazingly she was lucid and able to stand and talk with State Police Troopers and other emergency personnel when they arrived at the scene and told them she was just trying to get home. She was taken to Meadville Medical Center for observation and treatment.


DEP Sets Fracking Restrictions for Utica Shale

Lawrence County, PA –

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection released a report on friday correlating fracking and drilling to earthquakes that occurred in April 2016. They showed a plausible relationship between certain fracking operations being carried out by HillCorp Energy Inc, of Texas around the same time. The new DEP guidelines prevent certain types of fracking in the Utica Shale region; some of them have already been voluntarily adopted by drillers in the region.