Community Saves Salvation Army’s Christmas
Source: The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania
It Seemed like Christmas was cancelled on the 14th of December when the Salvation Army in Meadville suffered from a small fire in its kitchen area that badly damaged the gifts and supplies set aside to help needy families this Christmas. Being in desperate need; an emergency toy and funds drive was held that weekend and the results were more than anyone expected. In just three short days more than enough toys were donated to cover the needs of 200 families the organization had planned to help this year. Monetary donations poured in and according to Major Deborah Saddler more than $75,000 was raised through donations online, in person, and through the mail. It will be two months or more before the building is able to be used again but with help from the community and spurred by you, the listeners, Christmas was saved for the Salvation Army and all of its beneficiaries. Captain Jim Brown said in a press release that “We are so incredibly grateful for all those that helped us in the aftermath of the fire.” and “There are far too many to individually name”.
Police Investigate Convenience Store Robbery
Source: Pennsylvania State Police, Clarion
On Friday, December the 22nd two men robbed a BP gas station in Clarion County’s Monroe Township. At about 4:30 in the morning the two men entered the store and one produced a gun while the other forced the attendant to the floor. The amount of money they escaped with from the cash drawer is unknown and state police are investigating.
Man Arrested for Arson Threats
Source: Pennsylvania State Police, Franklin
60 year old Anthony Glover was arrested by State Police in Venango County and charged with terroristic threats when he showed up at a woman’s house with a can of gasoline after threatening to burn it down. The victim Erin Baker and her son fled the residence when Glover showed up at their home in French Creek Township.
Man Killed By Police in Gun Battle
Source: Radio PA
Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty was killed by Police in the Harrisburg area last Friday December the 22nd. El-Mofty, a a naturalized citizen originally from Egypt, had attacked police on two different occasions earlier in the day causing a minor wound to a state trooper. Homeland security has not called the incident a terror attack.