News Live 365: January 30th, 2018

Phone Line Thieves Busted in Clarion County

Pennsylvania State Police, Franklin
Two men were arrested after allegedly being caught stealing telephone lines in Clarion County’s Paint Township. Terry Fisher from Allegheny County was captured shortly after midnight Monday morning and his partner Glenn Jeffries was caught after an exhaustive search by state troopers at around 8:40 am that same morning. Both men are being held in Clarion County Jail.


Man Charged with DUI After Crash

Pennsylvania State Police, Meadville
A Meadville man is being charged with DUI after an accident Saturday Night in Crawford County’s Vernon Township. Dana Smith was allegedly intoxicated when he drove his Toyota Scion off of Harmonsburg road and went airborne before crashing into a creek bed. Smith was taken to Meadville Medical Center for treatment of injuries he sustained during the crash.


State News: Massive Teacher Strike Possible in Pittsburgh

Radio PA
Teachers in Pittsburgh may end up on strike over more than half a year of failed contract negotiations between their Union the school district. The Federation of Teachers recently sent out ballots to it’s nearly 3,000 members and if a majority vote in favor the city’s educators could be on strike for the first time since 1975 in March.


Two Injured in Venango County Crash

Pennsylvania State Police, Franklin
Two were injured in a rollover crash on Mercer Road in French Creek Township Venango County. Andrew McElroy and Andrea Marsh of Oil City were hurt when Andrew lost control of the Jeep they were in and stuck a telephone pole. The Jeep rolled multiple times and police say neither of them were wearing seatbelts but they were both able to leave the scene of the accident.


Grant Money Awarded to Clarion County Fire Departments

Press Office of Rep. Donna Oberlander
More than $150,000 in grants funded by proceeds from gambling were awarded to volunteer fire and ambulance companies in Clarion County this month. Some of the biggest grants included $12,280 for East Brady Volunteer Fire Department and $11,911 for New Bethlehem. The typical grant came to a little over $11,500.


Redistricting in PA Held Up

Radio PA
It’s been a slow start to redistricting the congressional maps in Pennsylvania. Last week the State Supreme Court gave lawmakers just 3 weeks to redo the commonwealth’s voting districts. While ready to go, legislation to redraw the districts is being held up in the General Assembly while Republicans wait to see if the United States Supreme Court will put a stay on the order.