News Live 365: January 11th, 2017

PA State Troopers Search for Counterfeiters

Source: Pennsylvania State Police Franklin
Franklin State Police are trying to identify two light skinned african american women who were passing counterfeit $100 bills as payment to businesses across Venango County. The two women appeared to be in their early twenties and were believed to be driving a silver impala. While the bills passed the marker test they were all dated for 1988 and had the serial number G39865587A. Call (814) 676-6596 if you have information about the suspects.



Company Suing State Wins Bid for Mini-Casino

Source: Radio PA
Penn National Gaming was in the news yesterday for suing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania over gaming expansion laws and today they make headlines for their winning bid on the first of ten micro-casino licenses. Spokesman Eric Schippers says that Penn National will continue to pursue their lawsuit in court. Penn National Gaming which owns Hollywood Casino near Harrisburg filed the suit right as the Commonwealth is preparing to auction off the first of ten licenses for new ‘mini-casinos.’ Eric Schippers, a spokesman from Penn National, says the law will hurt existing casinos and that it is a hastily concocted money grab.


Human Trafficking Subject of Town Hall

Source: Press office of Rep. Donna Oberlander
State Representative Donna Oberlander will be hosting a town hall meeting on the subject of human trafficking on Monday February the 12th. The location of the meeting is Trinity Point Church of God near the town of Clarion and starts at 6:30pm. An intelligence analyst from the Pennsylvania State Police will give a presentation on human trafficking and suspicious activity.


New Challenge to Shell Company’s Plastic Plant

Source: Radio PA
A religious organization is stepping out against the construction of Shell’s plastics facility in Beaver County. The Pittsburgh Presbytery which represents 140 churches in Armstrong County released a statement opposing the plant’s construction. In their statement they say that the plant will increase emissions of pollutants to make products that are environmentally harmful.