Woman Injured in Erie County Collision
Pennsylvania State Police, Corry
A collision between two passing cars injured one woman in Erie County’s Union Township. As the two vehicles passed each other Laurie Kerr drifted into the right lane of traffic and struck Eleanor Dorrian’s jeep. Both women were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash and Eleanor suffered some minor injuries.
Local Rep’s Bill Passes House
Press office of Representative Park Wentling
Legislation authored by a local representative passed a major hurdle this week and was approved by the House of Representatives. House Bill 1409 was authored by Parke Wentling and it reduces the cost of hunting licenses for non-resident disabled veterans and former prisoners of war to only $1 and waves the cost entirely for veterans considered completely disabled.
Legislature Moves to Reduce own Size
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved a bill on Tuesday to reduce the size of the General Assembly. The measure calls for a reduction from 203 Representatives and 50 Senators to 151 Representatives and 38 senators. Supporters say it would create a more efficient and cheaper state legislature and opponents think it would make lawmakers less accountable.
Man Arrested for Drug Possession after Traffic Stop
City of Franklin Police Department
Raine Brown was arrested by a Franklin Police Patrolman for drug possession during a routine traffic stop shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning. Brown, who was the passenger in a vehicle with a missing headlight, allegedly admitted to possessing the drugs when asked. FPD says 79 grams of marijuana, 2 strips of LSD, 23 tabs of ecstasy, and more than $2,200 were recovered from a backpack owned by Brown.
Man Injured in Rollover Crash
Pennsylvania State Police, Meadville
State Police from Meadville report only minor injury to the driver in a one vehicle crash in Crawford County’s West Mead Township. 18 year old Cameron Allman struck a ditch and a utility pole before the caravan he was driving did a complete rollover.
Guilty Pleas Entered in “Operation Car Wash”
Press office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General
Nine people pleaded guilty last Friday in relation to a crime ring that earned millions of dollars by fraudulently registering cars in the State of Pennsylvania. The gang’s leader Rafael Levi of Brooklyn New York pleaded out to 36 separate charges which would carry a maximum sentence of more than 250 years and $225,000 in fines. Levi and the other members of his operation are also being sued for $1.5 million in restitution by the commonwealth.