News Live 365: May 4th, 2018

Compressed Natural Gas Station for Automobiles Goes Online

PennDOT
The Compressed Natural Gas, or CNG, station at the Crawford Area Transit Authority marked its first official day of operations yesterday. The Compressed Natural Gas station is the product of a Public Private Partnership between Crawford County, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Trillium. CATA has been operating three CNG fueled busses since January this year and plans to convert two more busses before 2019, estimating a cost savings of $50,000 a year over diesel fuel.

 

Arson Discovered to be Cause of Clarion Fire

PSP Clarion
An investigation by the State Police Fire Marshal has determined arson as the cause for a fire that burned through an apartment in Clarion. After a thorough investigation it was determined that the fire on North 4th Avenue was set deliberately in the living room. Nobody was injured but several people in nearby apartments were displaced, the investigation continues.

 

Funeral Home Director Defrauded Elderly out of $523,000

Press office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
It’s alleged that a Funeral Home Director in Uniontown Pennsylvania has stolen more than half a million dollars from elderly clients which prepaid for funerals. Stephen Kezmarsky III defrauded and stole from at least 82 separate victims between 2010 and 2017 by mingling payments toward future funerals with his business income instead of starting escrow accounts. He’s charged with more than 170 felonies.