News Live 365: December 8th, 2017

Rare Firearms Stolen in Clarion County Burglary

Source: PA State Police, Clarion
Sometime between August the 12th and November 27th several firearms and $6,200 cash were stolen from a home on Wentlings Corners Road in Beaver Township Clarion County 
The Stolen weapons are a .25 caliber Derringer, .410 Taurus Judge Revolver, and an antique Nazi police gun. Call (814)226-1710 with information.

 

Investigation Begins into Online Sexual Abuse of Child

Source: PA State Police, Franklin
In Venango County State Police are investigating a sexual abuse case which took place online. Photographs of a sexual nature were shared with a girl on SnapChat. The victim being a minor is unidentified in police reports and the suspects real name is currently unknown.

 

State News: Sheetz Shines Blue Light on Drugs

Source: Radio PA
The gas station and convenience store chain, Sheetz, is testing new lighting in one of their stores in a hope to combat drug use. 
The Sheetz in New Kensington Pennsylvania has installed blue lights in its bathrooms in an effort to prevent heroin addicts from seeing their veins. Nick Ruffner, a spokesperson for Sheetz told media outlets the program is in conjunction with local police and could become store policy if its effective.

 

Hunting Camp in Rockland Township Burgled, Vandalized

Source: PA State Police, Franklin
Dennis McCue of Pittsburgh returned to his hunting camp on Wednesday the 6th to find someone had cut holes in the, plumbing ceiling, and walls. 
Presumably the same someone also stole a Sears Chainsaw with a 20 inch bar, a boat motor, and a Craftsman push mower from the camp. The incident happened  in Venango County’s Rockland Township, call (814)676-6596 with information.

 

Wentling’s New Bill Approved

Source: Office Rep. Parke Wentling
A new bill written by a local State Representative received unanimous approval in Committee and will soon see discussion in the General Assembly. 
Parke Wentling’s House Bill 1936 amends Pennsylvania’s ATV laws to comply with future changes for federal youth safety rules and guidelines.

 

Gambling Expansion not a Hit in Much of the Commonwealth

Source: Radio PA
Within weeks of the passage of a major gambling expansion in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania more than 200 municipalities have already opted out of allowing the construction of Mini Casinos within their limits. 
Municipalities have until the end of this year to decide whether they are willing to allow casinos before the state starts auctioning off the first of ten licenses in 2018.