News Live 365, August 10, 2017

Reward for Wanted Suspect

The US Marshals are searching for a Murder Suspect from Erie

Erie, PA –

The US Marshall service has offered a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of David Dalton  who is wanted for the murder of David Tate in Erie. Dalton is an african american man, 6’4” inches tall, 225 pounds, he has tattoos on his arms and chest and also answers to Tone, they believe he may be in Western New York. Dalton is also wanted by the Erie County, PA Sheriff’s Office on warrant for probation/parole violations on charges of DUI, recklessly endangering another person, and fleeing and driving offenses.The Marshall service can be reached in their Erie Office at (814)464-9683 or Buffalo at (716)983-0874.

 

Woman Charged for Having Baby in Car During DUI Crash

A three month old baby was in the car during the accident.

Cranberry, PA –

Sara Spencer of Polk is being charged with endangering the welfare of a child, DUI, and possession of drug paraphernalia after a crash. Spencer had a 3 month old baby in her car when she crashed into the dead end of Steffee Boulevard in Cranberry Township and was allegedly found under the influence and hiding the paraphernalia in her purse.

 

Legal Fireworks in PA?

Retailers may soon be able to sell rockets and mortars to PA residents

Harrisburg, PA –

The purchase of more varieties of fireworks could soon be legal for residents in Pennsylvania, albeit at an 18% sales tax rate. It’s one of the provisions included in the July 27th revenue bill passed by the State Senate and up for consideration by the House of Representatives. The change would allow residents of Pennsylvania to purchase rockets, mortars, and other types of fireworks currently not legal for use in the commonwealth without a permit; under current laws no resident can buy or possess any kind of firework that leaves the ground or is not a handheld sparkler.

 

Ten Years for Sexual Assault

62 year old man faces up to a decade in prison

Franklin, PA –

On Tuesday Steven Carpenter of Knox was sentenced to as many as 10 years in prison for a December 2016 indecent aggravated assault. Carpenter pleaded guilty earlier this year to aggravated indecent assault on a Franklin woman whose home he had been staying at as a guest. The victim claims that Carpenter had grabbed her while she was sleeping on at least three occassions.

 

Townships Sue County over ‘Crexit’ Referendums

Cranberry and Rockland Townships file suit against Venango County

Venango County, PA –

In Venango County; Cranberry and Rockland Townships have filed legal action to have the aptly named Crexit referendum thrown out. The lawsuit states the referendum does not accurately depict where the new border line would be, calls some provisions ‘obviously impossible’, and says that the petitions did not include a clear question for the ballot. The suit which was filed jointly by the two townships states that no western border was specified by the petitioners and also contends the southern boundary line which states properties south of 322 and North of Sandy Creek but does not mention businesses. They contend that the petitions feature an obviously impossible provision by implying that anyone who doesn’t want to change townships should the referendum pass would not have to when Pennsylvania law is quite clear that if the majority rules everyone living in the contested area would be absorbed into Rockland Townships. The suit also targets the lack of a clear ballot question which the townships both say should have been decided on by the election board at the time the petitions were recognized.