Radio News for March 17th, 2017

Man Leads PA State Police on 100mph Chase

Houston Hatcher was high on cannabis

Redbank Township, Clarion County, PA –

State Police from Clarion recently released the details about a 100 mile per hour chase last Wednesday. Houston Hatcher of Strattanville tried eluding state troopers after he was caught travelling 74 miles per hour in a 55 zone after a 15 minute pursuit he pulled over on his own and was found to be high on marijuana. Hatcher lead State Police on a chase with speeds ranging from 80 to 100 miles per hour. He was arrested and charged with Fleeing and Evading, DUI, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 


Lewis out of Prison After Serving 1/4 of Sentence

Timothy Lewis pleaded guilty to stealing $120,000 from a Moose Lodge

Erie, PA –

Former Crawford County Jail warden Timothy Lewis has been released early from Erie County Prison on Monday after serving only 5 months of his 23 month sentence. Lewis pleaded guilty last August to stealing more than $120,000 from Meadville’s Moose Lodge while he was the club’s administrator and was sentenced in October. Health reasons were the cited reason for his release but no details on what kind of health issues Lewis was facing. Lewis is still responsible for paying back the stolen money plus another $31,000 in court costs – he also has to serve 200 hours of community service, 2 years of probation with an ankle monitor, and write a letter of apology to the Moose Lodge. The local reaction to the news in Meadville over social media was less than ecstatic.


Two New Education Bills Pass PA House of Reps.

HB 202 expands high school graduation requirements and HB 250 creates scholarships for private schools

Harrisburg, PA –

Two new Education Bills passed the Pennsylvania House this week. HB 202 passed with a rare unanimous decision and if made law will allow high school aged students to meet graduation requirements through technical skills and training. Another Education Bill also passed this week by the house is far more controversial; HB 250 expands certain business tax credits for donating scholarship money to private schools and proponents say it expands school choice, opponents argue that it essentially diverting tax money from public to private schools. Both bills have yet to be reviewed by the State Senate and are weeks or months away from voting.