News Live 365: February 8th, 2018

Meadville Community Library Opens Temporary Location

Meadville Community Library
The Meadville Public Library’s main building will remain closed for the foreseeable future but lovers of books and the many other services provided by the library won’t have to go without. On Tuesday the library revealed on social media they had signed a lease for space inside the Parkside Commons building, which is the old Junior High School, they have a 3,000 square foot  space that they are referring to as a ‘twig’ because it’s smaller than a branch library.

Troopers and Deputies Arrest Armed Felon

Pennsylvania State Police, Franklin
The Venango County Sheriff’s Department and State Police troopers from Franklin arrested Mark Burkett while serving a protection from abuse order. Burkett, a convicted felon, was found to be in possession of firearms he was not legally allowed to have as well as marijuana and drug paraphernalia that were found in his home.

 

House Passes Caller ID Spoofing Ban

Radio PA
Caller ID spoofing could become illegal in the State of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives voted unanimously on House Bill 959 which would make it a misdemeanor to use devices that make it appear as if someone is calling from a number that is not theirs. 
HB 959 is also expected to pass quickly through the state senate.

 

State Police Search for Driver that Caused Wreck

Pennsylvania State Police, Meadville
State Police based in Meadville are searching for information on a black pickup truck that caused an accident on I-79 at around 4:30 in the afternoon on Friday February 2nd. The truck came to a complete stop along the white line in the middle of the Northbound lane of the interstate causing a collision behind it that injured two people. The pickup was described as a black Ford or Chevrolet model with a male driver and it fled the scene right after the incident.

 

Franklin Seeks Money to Demolish Old Buildings

The City of Franklin
The City of Franklin will be seeking a $50,000 block grant for urban renewal. The funds they are seeking are to finance the removal of several abandoned buildings within the towns boundaries and causing blight. Mayor Douglas Baker consented to issuing the request to the state on or around February 26th.

 

Former PSU President Seeks Overturning of Conviction

Radio PA
In State News the former President of Penn State University, Graham Spanier, is attempting to have his conviction for child endangerment overturned. On Wednesday his attorneys argued that the statute of limitations had expired by the time he was charged in connection to the the Jerry sandusky Case.