News Live 365: January 16th, 2018

Light at the End of the Tunnel for Flooded Areas

Source: Office Meadville City Manager Andy Walker
The flooding in the Allegheny River and its tributaries is still an issue being dealt with by municipalities across the region but the light at the end of the tunnel has become visible.Like in the city of Meadville where bridges have once again been opened to both lanes of traffic but water and ice still remain in the Park Avenue Plaza Parking lot and ice and debris have still left some downtown roads inaccessible. Meadville’s road closing information can be observed by visiting Check with PennDOT and local city authorities for information on road closings and detours.


Three Injured in Car Crash

Source: Pennsylvania State Police, Clarion
Three Shippenville men were injured in a crash in Clarion County’s Highland Township. None of the passengers nor the driver where wearing their seatbelts when the driver lost control of their Chevy 2500 pickup and collided with a tree. State Police are charging the driver with careless driving.


Mandatory Rehab for Overdose Victims?

Source: Radio PA
A new bill in Pennsylvania’s Senate would require mandatory long term addiction treatment for any person charged with a nonviolent crime after being treated for an overdose. Senator Jim Brewster from Mckeesport proposed the legislation; if passed it would require 9 to 18 months of mandatory treatment for addiction which he believes will prevent recurrent overdoses.