News Live 365 Tuesday July 18, 2017

Oil City Man Arrested for Raping Boy

William Diamond Junior allegedly admitted to sexually penetrating nine year old boy

Oil City, PA –

$75,000 bail was set for for William Diamond Junior after he was arraigned yesterday for the rape of a young boy which happened in June. Police say they investigated the incident for a month before bringing Diamond in for questioning and that he eventually admitted to committing sex acts with the boy who was only nine years old. In June Diamond met with the boy and his family and eventually lead him to a secluded spot where he admitted to anally penetrating the boy. After the act the boy returned to his parents and immediately told them what happened.

A forensic interview with the boy was how they gathered enough evidence to to question Diamond about the crime. Diamond is charged with rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child, involuntary statutory assault, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault of a person less than 13, and corruption of minors.

 

Three Rivers Adaptive Sports Holds Jet Ski Clinic for Disabled

People with spine and nerve disorders were able to jet ski on Conneaut Lake

Conneaut Lake, PA –

Yesterday’s weather was perfect for some fun on Conneaut Lake and it coincided perfectly with the 27th annual special clinic held by Three Rivers Adaptive Sports. With the help of volunteers and special safety equipment Nearly fifty people with spine and brain disabilities were able to enjoy a day of jet skiing on the lake. The clinic continues today and through Thursday weather permitting/

Driver Punches Passenger Over Music

Man allegedly punched woman twice because she was singing and then fled the scene

Plum Township, Venango County, PA –

A man allegedly punched a woman twice in the face for singing along to the music on the car stereo. The identity of the man who allegedly punched the woman while they drove through Plum Township has not been released but he fled after his victim called 911 and still has not been found. According to State Police from Franklin the assault happened while the two were driving along Shadle Road, the woman exited the car and ran into a field to call 911 and her assailant fled. Charges of simple assault and harassment have been filed against the man.

 

PASSHE Head Retires

Frank Brogan announces his retirement effective September First

Harrisburg, PA –

Frank Brogan, the head of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, will be retiring starting on September the first. PASSHE will name a temporary successor soon and begin the search for a new Chancellor across all fifty states. Brogan has been the Chancellor of the PASSHE since 2014 and was under contract to remain until 2019. Brogan of course headed the organization during its first labor strike last year but he accomplished many things that are seen as positive including securing greater funding for the University System for each of the three years he headed the organization, improving online learning opportunities for students, improving the student transfer process, enhanced system wide accountability, and many others.

 

Woman Killed in Single Car Crash

Rachel West was declared dead at Warren County General Hospital

Pittsfield Township, Warren County, PA –

A car crash in Warren County claimed the life of a woman from Tidioute. Rachel West was taken to Warren General Hospital and pronounced dead after crashing into an embankment on Davy Hill Road around 3:30pm on Sunday. The collision caused her car to flip several times and Rachel was tossed from the vehicle.