News Live 365: January 17th, 2018

Hit and Run Investigation Involves 71 Year Old Man

Source:Pennsylvania State Police, Corry
The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a hit and run incident from Saturday January 13th in Erie County’s Wayne Township.It’s alleged that around 2AM Ronald Morton of Union City clipped a vehicle owned by the commonwealth with his driver side as he passed by and then fled the scene.They say the 71 year old Morton was partially pulled into the wrong lane of traffic. No injuries are reported.

Doctor Charged With Crimes for Over Prescribing Opioids

Source: Office of Attorney General Josh Shapiro
Pennsylvania’s Attorney General announced criminal charges last week against a physician who allegedly over prescribed opioids to his patients. Doctor Henry Dela Torre was charged with violations of the Controlled Substances Act, Medicaid fraud and related offenses. It’s alleged Dr. Della Torre’s over prescribing of opioids has lead to at least one death of a patient through overdose when he provided opioids a known addict on the anti withdrawal treatment suboxone.

 

Man Arrested for Biting Woman

Source: Pennsylvania State Police, Corry
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Titusville man has been criminally charged after allegedly grabbing a woman by her throat and then biting her.Rusty Bingman is charged with simple assault and harassment stemming from an incident on Saturday where he allegedly bit a 49 year old woman on the face and causing bruises.

 

DUI Arrest After Car Crash

Source: Pennsylvania State Police, Franklin
Authorities say that Thomas Rodgers was drunk when he was involved in a one car accident on Pittsburgh Road in Venango County. Rodgers and his passenger Scott Heckathorne both suffered suspected minor injuries when they crashed their 2015 Ford Taurus into a retaining wall. Rodgers was detained for DUI.

 

PA Mayor on Trial Soon

Source: Radio PA
The jury selection for the corruption case against Mayor Ed Pawlowski of Allentown Pennsylvania has been completed. Mayor Palowski is accused of shaking down businesses within the borough for campaign contributions if they wanted to get city contracts. During his time in office he’s been accused of accumulating around $150,000 in that manner and faces 54 counts of corruption in all. He goes on trial next week.