News Live 365: June 12th, 2018

Road and Lane Closures on Interstate 79

PennDOT
Night time road closures are happening on Interstate 79 South in Crawford County from 7pm to 7am until Friday June 15th. Tonight through Thursday night both southbound lanes of I79 will closed while workers place concrete on the bridge that carries traffic over the Conneaut Swamp near Geneva. A detour uses routes 322, 19, and 285. Additionally a one and a half mile section of I79 North between mile markers 140.5 and 142 will be restricted to one lane until Friday.

 

State News: Philadelphia Airport Workers Join Union

Keystone News Connection
Workers at the Philadelphia International Airport announced Monday that they are among the first in the nation to have officially joined a union. It took five years of organizing and a new Philadelphia law but about 1,500 baggage handlers, wheelchair agents, cabin cleaners, and others have signed a contract guaranteeing them paid time off, insurance benefits, and an average wage of $13.60 when most employees were being paid the tipped minimum wage.

 

PSP Clarion Press Releases

PSP Clarion
State Police from Clarion are investigating an assault at the Clarion Psychiatric Center on Sunday. During an argument one juvenile patient began striking another. They are also investigating the alleged theft of a pop up camper by a known 55 year old man on Morris Street in Sligo. The Clarion State Police are also in possession of a missing iPhone found near Renningers Ice Cream on Saturday June 9th. If you have information regarding the ownership of the phone please use a borrowed phone to call (814)226-1710.

 

Speaker Turzai Joins PASSHE Board of Governors

Pennsylvania’s Speaker of the House Mike Turzai has appointed himself to an important educational board. Turzai is now a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors. The PASSHE overseas the 14 public Universities in Pennsylvania like Edinboro and the Speaker of the House is one of the four officials with the power to make appointments to the board. In a press release the Speaker says he wants to prevent further tuition hikes for students from the commonwealth.