News Live 365 for July 11th, 2017

CLP Beach Reopened and Man Arrested for Lewdness

A busy weekend at Conneaut Lake Park 

Conneaut Lake Park – 

The beach area of Conneaut Lake Park has been reopened after being temporarily being closed due to dangerous levels of E. Coli bacteria in the water. The beach was closed on Friday and Saturday but reopened on Sunday after the bacterial levels dropped to a safe limit. Also in Conneaut Lake Park on Sunday John Rabac of Orlando Florida was arrested by State Troopers after exposing himself to a woman and child by the Splash City water park changing room. He was charged with public lewdness and indecent exposure and was arraigned by Judge Amy Nicols on the latter of the two charges.

 

Gruesome Details Released on the State of Erie Murder Victim

Karen Leclair’s Husband shot her before dumping her into the lake

Erie, PA –

Details on the state of Karen Leclair’s remains were released; Karen was killed by a gunshot to the head, and her body was tied with fishing line and dropped into the lake with an anchor. Her husband Christopher Leclair is the only suspect in the murder and is being held in Erie County Prison. Mr. Leclair’s father Ernest was charged with tampering with evidence when he hid the revolver used to shoot Karen.

 

Man Arrested for Burglary and Assault in Oil City, Partner still at Large

Charles Stroup is in custody but his unnamed partner in crime has yet to be arrested

Oil City, PA –

Charles Stroup was arrested in Oil City for a Burglary on Sunday, he committed his crime with another man not identified by police yet but there is a warrant for his arrested. Stroup and the other man broke into the home of their victim and assaulted him, they followed him outside to continue their assault and took the victim’s wallet. The incident was initially reported to police as a fight; Stroup said it was a brotherly dispute.
UPDATE:
Stroups partner in crime Chistopher Steven was arrested by police and is now in Venango County Jail.

 

Pennsylvania Budget will pass without Governor’s Approval

Tom Wolf will not sign the budget bill but will not veto it either

Harrisburg, Pa –

Pennsylvania will have a budget pass but it will be without the Governor’s signature. Tom Wolf will not sign the budget that according to him cuts $2 billion dollars in expenditures but does nothing to raise more funds for next year. The original budget was proposed in February by the governor and included $2 Billion in spending cuts while increasing the education budget by millions of dollars. Wolf’s budget also included taxes and other duties in an effort to increase revenue next year. The general assembly passed the budget mostly intact but excluded any tax or wage changes proposed in the bill.

In a statement about his Decision Wolf had this to say “Just last week, we received a warning that if we did not do the hard work to balance our budget, Pennsylvania’s credit would be downgraded. This independent call to action made it clear we must avoid gimmicks to protect from a downgrade, as we have been able to do since I took office. In the coming days, it is my hope that the General Assembly will come together to pass a responsible solution to balance our books. There are many options available to balance the budget in the long-term like those I presented earlier this year. Our creditors and the people of Pennsylvania understand a responsible resolution must take real and necessary steps to improve Pennsylvania’s fiscal future.”

 

Judicial Center Opens in August

Crawford County Spent $17 million on the new upgrade to the courthouse

Meadville, PA –

The new Crawford County Judicial Center in Meadville should open part of its operations starting on August first, The Court of Common Pleas should begin operating on the seventh of August. The $17 million project is the first major change to the County’s courthouse in 60 years after renovations made in the 1950’s. The funds were borrowed by the county from Eriebank in two different loans. $14.5 million was used for the construction of the building with the remainder to be used for furnishing the new addition.

 

Rimersburg Man Drowned in Redbank Creek

Bruce Brown was found near Lawsonham

Lawsonham, PA –

A 40 year old Rimersburg man drowned in Redband Creek after he was separated from the group while rafting with friends.The body of Bruce Brown was discovered at 11am Monday morning near the village of Lawsonham in Clarion County after he disappeared on Sunday. No other details are available yet.