Police Search for Girl Missing on Christmas Eve
Source: Pennsylvania State Police, Meadville
Sixteen Year old Jasmine Elizabeth Verrill of Jamestown Pennsylvania has been missing since Christmas Eve. Jasmine is 5’3” tall, she is white with straight red hair that stops midway down her back and a piercing on the left side of her nose. She was believed to be heading to the home of a friend named Taycaire Booker in New Castle. She was last seen around 2:30 in the afternoon on Christmas Eve riding in a a beige Chevy Malibu with Ohio license plates HGK3559. The car was described as rusty and leaning toward one side, it had three other passengers including two unknown African Americans.
Jasmine was wearing a maroon windbreaker with pink and white letters, blue jeans, and shiny shoes that the police say possibly had sequins. If you think you may have seen jasmine call the State Police in Meadville with information at (814)332-6911 and direct your call to Trooper Stephen Peters.
Quartet of Fentanyl Overdoses Kills One
Source: Pennsylvania State Police
The State Police are warning about four overdoses that took place last week in Clarion and Clearfield Counties caused by heroin laced with the chemical fentanyl. One of these overdoses resulted in the death of the victim. In order to prevent future deaths the State Police are informing the public that the deadly cocktail is being sold in baggies stamped with a red beetle or blue thumbs up. Anyone with information on these or other deadly drugs should contact the police immediately.
Erie Makes International Headlines During Snow Storm
Source: The National Weather Service and Radio PA
The city of Erie has made international news headlines after a massive lake effect snow storm deposited over 50 inches of snow on Monday and Tuesday including 34 inches on Christmas Day. A State of Emergency continues today in the city but government services such as the courthouse are scheduled to open today on time. The National Weather service expects another two to four inches of snow to fall in the region today and bring Erie’s three day total to almost five feet. Our own Operation Weather Alert is keeping an eye on the local conditions and will publish any cancellations we receive online.