News Live 365: December 29th, 2017

Union City Man Arrested for Shooting At Streetlights, DUI

Source: Pennsylvania State Police, Corry
24 year old David Shaw of Union City was arrested by State Police on Wednesday night for DUI, Reckless Endangerment and multiple other violations. Police allege that Shaw was drunk and driving around Union Township firing an unlicensed handgun at street lamps as he drove by. He’ll be spending some time in Erie County Prison awaiting arraignment.

 

Troopers Investigate Vandalism of Humane Society

Source: Pennsylvania State Police, Franklin
State Police report that on Christmas night someone who is not a fan of cats deliberately cut the wires to the thermostat in the feline room at Venango County Humane Society. Trooper Siegel of the Franklin station made sure to emphasize the temperature in the room never fell below fifty degrees and no cats were harmed as a result of this petty act of vandalism.

 

State to Provide Money for Apprenticeships

Source: Radio PA
Many skilled jobs in Pennsylvania have difficulty finding qualified applicants so in 2018 Governor Tom Wolf is launching an apprenticeship program for skilled labor. The Department of Community and Economic Development will be handling the program which will provide grant money for programs run by businesses, schools, and community colleges. To qualify for grants apprenticeships must be registered with the Labor and Industry Department.

 

Father Assaults Man While Looking for Son

Source: Pennsylvania State Police, Corry
A Union City man is charged with harassment and criminal trespass after assaulting a man from Corry in his home. It’s alleged that Cameron Humphries hit Matthew Graham in the face after arriving there to look for his son.

 

Road to be Renamed in Honor of Fallen Soldier

Source: Press Office of Representative Parke Wentling
After receiving a signature from the governor a stretch of State Route 18 in West Fallowfield Township Crawford County will be renamed in honor of a fallen soldier from our region. Staff Sergeant Robert Mowris was a Graduate from Conneaut Lake High School in 1984; he was killed in action while in Afghanistan in January 2004 and the road will be renamed in his honor. State Representative Parke Wentling introduced the name change in the General Assembly.

 

Pennsylvania’s Solar Power Industry is Healthy and Growing

Source: News Service via Keystone State News Connection
Solar power is growing exponentially across the country and is the fastest growing segment of the energy sector in Pennsylvania. Experts say Pennsylvania’s strong metering laws which allow home and business owners to sell excess electricity help. It’s also a law that all solar power used in the Commonwealth must be generated within the state’s borders.