News Live 365: Thursday December 7th, 2017

Man Arrested for $20,000 Check Fraud

Source: PA State Police, Franklin
Jeffrey Evens of Port Allegheny has been arrested and charged in Venango County for passing bad checks and theft by deception after issuing a fraudulent check for nearly $20,000. It’s alleged Evens wrote the check a day after being informed that his account had been closed. The fraudulent payment was issued for cars and other items bought on auction in Cranberry Township.

 

New Wilmington to Move Ahead with Ampitheatre Project Thanks to State Funds

Source: Office of Rep. Parke Wentling
New Wilmington received a monetary grant to help the town build a new amphitheater in their municipal park. The $80,000 grant was issued through the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s partnership program and was achieved with the support of State Representative Parke Wentling and Senator Elder Vogel.

 

Philadelphia Settles Police Lawsuits

Source: Media Products Online via News Service
The city of Philadelphia is settling two lawsuits for a total of $250,000 brought by people arrested and restrained while filming police officers. According to news service one plaintiff was filming a party that was broken up by police when they were arrested for recording them, another was filming a legal protest when she was slammed against a pillar to prevent her from filming.

 

Meet Political Candidates at Voodoo Brewery

Source: NWPA Indivisible
Northwest PA Indivisible organized a ‘meet the candidates’ mixer at The Voodoo Brewery tonight. Attendees can rub shoulders, share cocktails, and spend a few minutes talking with candidates who are running in the 2018 election. Some of the attending Candidates are John Fetterman, mayor of Braddock who is running for Lt. Governor, Sue Mulvey who is running for State Senate, and Chris Rieger and Brian Skibo who are both running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 3rd District. The event is at 6pm tonight at the Voodoo Brewery in Meadville and open to the public.

 

State House Axes Anti-Trans Insurance Bill

Source: Radio PA
A bill in the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would have removed insurance coverage for sexual reassignment surgeries and services in state sponsored programs was pulled from the debate schedule. Republican Jesse Thompson pulled the bill once it was realized that their own congressional policies cover those. Representatives are learning more about the coverage before they make changes to their proposal. The Bill intended to ban tax funded insurance policies from covering Doctor/Patient services, prescriptions, and counseling.