News Live 365 July 12th, 2017

State Police Search for Missing Emlenton Man

Michael Lewis has been missing three days

Emlenton, PA –

t’s been reported that Michael Lewis of Emlenton is missing and has not been seen since July the 9th. Michael was last seen in Harrisville in Butler County at around 3:30pm and then failed to show up at work or home on Monday. Call Clarion State Police (814)226-1710 if you have information about Michael.

 

Teen Shooter’s Lawyers Request Juvenile Court

Hunter Reeser was 14 when accused of shooting his grandmother

Erie, PA –

Attorneys for Hunter Reeser are trying to push the 15 year old murder suspect’s trial down to Juvenile Court. Reeser was taken into custody last August for shooting and killing his grandmother Sandra Orton in Harborcreek. Though only fourteen years old at the time Reeser has been charged as an adult for murder and he admitted the crime was in order to get out of a school meeting. Attorney’s representing the teen have filed a motion with Judge Joe Walsh of the Erie County Court of Common Pleas to seal the records expert reports by from the public until the start of the trial. Until then both the defense and prosecution are reviewing whether Reeser should be tried as an adult or a child, the process could take months.

 

Regional Girls Compete in National Gymnastics Competition

Three of the girls placed high enough to earn medals in their events

Oil City, PA –

We’d like to congratulate six Oil City girls who competed in the YMCA National gymnastics Competition earlier this July. Kaitlyn Beichner,  Lerisa Shiley, Hailey Hartsel, Karleigh Shaffer, Samantha Hawk, and Lindsey Caralla. Lerisa, Samantha, and Kaitlyn all earned medals in the competition. Lerisa earned a score of 9.3 in the floor event and placed eighth overall to earn herself a medal while Kaitlyn placed seventh on the balance beam with a score of 8.3. Samantha earned 3rd place on the bars with a score of 8.5 and earned a bronze medal for her efforts. Congratulations to all the girls.

 

Leclair Family Home Burglarized

A judge had ordered that nothing was to be removed from the property

Albion, PA –

When you think they might be out of the news cycle for a while the Albion home of Erie’s most notorious murder suspect Christopher Leclair is burglarized. According to authorities tools, tool chests, and a drill press were taken from the home, the estimated value of missing property is in the hundred thousands range. Someone gained access to the garage and loaded the items onto a wagon before driving away. There were no signs of forced entry so State Police are first looking into family members of the victim and accused as potential suspects, a judge had issued an injunction barring removal of any items from the property before the items were taken.

Frank Case is the brother of Karen Leclair who is the the murder victim and reported the incident to police. Christopher’s father Ernest Leclair was interviewed about the thefts but refused to answer any questions and called his lawyer. Ernest is out on bond after being arrested and charged with tampering with evidence – he attempted to hide the weapon used to kill Karen which is a .38 caliber revolver made by Smith and Wesson.

 

Allegheny College Settles Lawsuit

The settlement was reached but the amount was not publically exposed

Meadville, PA –

An anonymous former student of Allegheny College has reached a settlement with the school over an alleged violation of his civil rights. The man listed as John Doe sought restitution after alleging the college discriminated against him in a sexual assault case. The lawsuit was filed in February at the US District Court of Erie claiming that the school had violated his civil rights under Title IX statutes prohibiting sex based discrimination against students by any federally funded education programs.

The suit alleged discrimination in the case of a sexual assault against a female student of the college where Doe was expelled; it claims the college violated its own procedures during its investigation and student conduct hearings. According to the plaintiff he was denied a copy of the alleged victim’s statement and forced to make a blind statement of his own. He also claims that the college ignored witness testimony that proved he could not have been in the victim’s vicinity at the time of the alleged assault, and that he was expelled even though there was no evidence to prove that Doe had done anything wrong. The amount settled is not being revealed.

 

Erie Road Rage Brawl Becomes Viral Video

Making national headlines for all the wrong reasons

Erie, PA –

Video of an alleged road rage incident on Upper peach Street in Erie has gone viral on the internet. In the video posted about a week ago two women exit their vehicles at the Keystone Drive intersection by Delta Sonic and begin brawling. The passenger of a white SUV exited the vehicle to accost a driver of a silver SUV who also exits her own vehicle. The two women begin pulling each other’s hair and pushing each other into the the two vehicles before a third woman dressed in scrubs tries to stop the fight.