Troopers find Gruesome Scene at Linesville Stable
State Troopers found a disheartening scene during an animal welfare check near Linesville. A mother horse and her partially breached foal were found dead outside a stable and as officers checked further inside they discovered a colt about a year old which was also deceased. Two other horses inside were found to be malnourished. The owner of the horses, a 74 year old man, faces at least four charges of neglect and Anna Shelter of Erie sized the horses.
DUI Charges for Driver whom Caused Crash
Eric Hargenrater of Shippenville is charged with DUI and summary offences after a three car collision on State Route 66 in Clarion County. One of the drivers, an unidentified female from Knox, was injured and taken to Clarion Hospital.
General Assembly Looks to Help Family Farms
A pair of bills to help local farmers are up for debate in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly. One bill would allow government entities to accept higher bids for food contracts if the food is locally grown. The second would increase the maximum grant allowable by the Farmer’s Market Development Program to $10,000.
Three Taken to ER After Crash
Vernon Township PD
A two car collision near the DMV in Crawford County’s Vernon Township left three injured on Sunday Afternoon. Samuel and Jean Heagy collided with Tamika Rice on the intersection where State Route 19 meets with Mullen and Carr Hill Roads. Initial police investigation indicates Rice may have drifted into the southbound lane while attempting to turn north from Mullen Road.
Strangulation Leads to Domestic Abuse Arrest
A Union City man was arrested and taken to Erie County Jail after allegedly slapping and choking an area woman over the course of several hours. 52 year old Melvin Harris allegedly spent several hours abusing woman and causing minor injuries to her neck. He’s charged with strangulation, simple assault, and domestic violence.
New Vaping Restrictions Supported by Acting Secretary of Health
The Pennsylvania General Assembly may be preparing to add new restrictions on vaping and pass laws to ban the sale of vaping products to teenagers. During her confirmation hearing for Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine told the State Senate that they would find in her a supporter of setting an age limit of 18 or 21 years old for purchase.