News Live 365 for July 5th, 2017

Body in Lake Erie May Be Missing Woman

A female body found off the coast of Chautauqua County could be karen Leclair

Dunkirk, NY-

Authorities believe a body found in lake Erie off the shore of Chautauqua county New York may be the remains of Karen Leclair. The remains were found on Independence Day and Erie and Chautauqua counties are working together to identify them. Karen Leclair has been missing since June 10th after her husband Christopher called the Coast Guard saying she had fallen overboard from their fishing boat they co-owned together. Mr. Leclair was arrested days later and charged with murder when Pennsylvania State Police found evidence that he was having an affair and showed that he called the coast guard almost a whole day after being seen returning to the marina alone after leaving it with his wife.

The woman’s body was found by boaters enjoying the lake on Independence Day at around 11:30am and was picked up by the Chautauqua County Sheriff Water Rescue team which brought the body to Dunkirk Marina. Chautauqua County Coroner Larry Wilcox took possession of the body and contacted the Pennsylvania State Police.

 

Tyrant’s Bench Returned to Oil City VFW

Oil City gave up the bench rather than spend hundreds of thousands to fight a lawsuit

Oil City, PA –

In a ceremony on Monday Oil City’s Tyrants Bench was returned to the Veterans of Foreign Wars headquarters and rehomed there. A Tyrants Bench is a stone bench inscribed with the quote “Men who are not governed by God will be governed by Tyrants,” which is attributed to William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania. The City Council removed the bench from Justus Park and returned it to the VFW after deciding it could not afford a lawsuit filed against them by the American Atheist Legal Council that claimed it’s religious tone violated the first amendment of the constitution with a unanimous vote on April 27th. It was gifted to the city by the VFW in 2003.

100 Patriot Guard riders escorted the bench from Rocky Grove Fire Department to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 464 in Oil City. Jim and Francine Eakin and their son Brian from Franklin Granite Works installed the bench at its new home on a stone inscribed with “In memory and honor of all Oil City men and women who served in the Armed Forces of our country.”

 

Alleged Criminal Couple Jailed After Multistate Crime Spree

Tyler Corey and Brandy Rumbold are accused of a brutal robbery and beating and many other crimes

Lawrence County, PA –

Two of three suspects in a meth fueled crime spree that hit several locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio were arrested in Butler County and taken to Lawrence County Jail. Brandy Rumbold of Ellwood City and Tyler Corey of Cochranton are described as a modern Bonnie and Clyde and have bail set at $250,000 each, a third suspect Donald McClain is still at large.The three are implicated in a brutal assault burglary on Saturday July 1st in Lawrence County but are suspects in far more crimes including a Cranberry Township Burglary and the theft of several motor vehicles in a spree they believe started in Crawford County a week ago.

According to authorities Rumbold and Corey are addicted too and manufacture methamphetamine and were under its influence when they committed a bloody and violent crime in Lawrence County. On Saturday morning around 8:33am while they were burglarizing Cable Hardwoods they shot at and then assaulted the owner, a sixty year old man named Jeff cable, by kicking, punching, and beating him with a baseball bat. They also gave the same treatment to Cable’s father in law Roy Magwell who is 84 years old and had come to feed the cats living on the property. They face 36 charges including attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault, kidnapping, and more.

 

Meadville Man Arrested for Selling Heroine

Michael Lantz is implicated in selling drugs that caused an overdose in the city

Meadville, PA –

Micheal Lantz was arrested by Meadville Police for multiple charges involving the sale of heroin. A victim of an overdose identified Lantz as the supplier who allegedly sold it to her behind the VFW post in Meadville. He faces three felony counts – two counts of manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to sell and criminal use of a communications facility. He has one misdemeanor charge of possessing a controlled substance.

 

Man Killed in Plane Crash Identified

Harry Ross of Edinboro was 70 years old

Linesville, PA –

A man reported dead monday in a Linesville plane crash has been identified as 70 year old Harry Ross of Edinboro. Eyewitness stated that Harry was taking off from Merry Field Airport when his ultralight plane banked sharply and crashed into a soybean field. It caught on fire there. Coroner Scott Schell says a combination of burns and blunt force trauma were the causes of death.