Radio News for March 29th, 2017

The Search is Still On

Erie County has launched eight searches for missing man

Erie, PA –

On Saturday the Erie County Sheriff’s Department Scuba Team launched it’s eighth attempt to locate the remains of 91 year old John Peters of Ohio. This time they were joined by the Northwest Pennsylvania K9 search and rescue unit but once more they did not find anything. John Peters lived near Farmdale Ohio and has been missing since his van was found in Erie on February the 28th.

 

Pittsburgh Man Arrested in Oil City

Matthew Henk is charged with assaulting an officer and drug possession

Oil City, PA –

A 54 year old man from Pittsburgh is facing aggravated assault charges after striking a police officer in OIl City. OCPD attempted to pick up Matthew Henk for DUI when he struck an officer in the face and it was later discovered he also had a bench warrant for his arrest and was in possession of a controlled substance. Henk’s colorful but illegal behavior continued even while in Venango County Jail when he attempted to shove a marijuana cigarette up his nose rather than surrender it to the guards.

 

Community says Farewell to Dead Fireman

Steven McKendrick’s funeral scheduled Friday

Northwest PA, –

Bridges all the way from Pittsburgh to Erie were lined by fire trucks yesterday to say farewell to a fallen Erie Fireman. Steven McKendrick died after being injured in a tragic car accident in Frostproof Florida that also claimed the life of his mother and severely wounded his sister. Visitation hours for Steven will be public and held at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie on Thursday from 1 to 4pm and 6 to 9pm. His funeral service will be at St, Jude the Apostle Church at 11am on Friday.

 

Every Parents Nightmare, Babysitter Assaults Five Year Old

Susannah Sammy left large black and purple bruises on child

Clarion, PA –

Susannah Sammy of Clarion has been charged with first degree assault after spanking five year old girl she was babysitting hard enough to leave black and purple welts. She said that she was disciplining the child for washing her hands for too long.

 

Governor Extends LIHEAP Deadline

Unpredictable weather said to be cause of decision

Harrisburg, PA –

Pennsylvania’s LIHEAP deadline is being extended to April 7th due to this year’s unpredictable weather. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program deadline extension gives families more time to apply for assistance in paying their bill. The program helps families making up to 1.5 times the poverty level pay heating bills. More information can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Website.