Franklin PD Searches for Shop Lifter
Franklin Police Department
Officers from the Franklin City Police Department are looking for an unidentified woman suspected of shoplifting a large quantity of clothing from a Family Dollar store at around 8:30 last night. A witness description of her says she is a white woman standing about 5’4” tall with brown hair and a medium to large build, she was wearing a blue coat over a red shirt. Call the Franklin PD with information at (814)437-1644.
Hunting Licenses on Sale Soon
Venango County Treasurer Deborah Sharpe
Hunters can begin purchasing their 2018 hunting and fur taking licenses next week on Monday June 18th. The first day to apply for antlerless deer licenses will be on July the 9th, these licences can only be applied for and received in the mail. To apply for a residential hunting license you must have had your primary home address in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for no less than 30 days.
Senate Approves Amendment to State Constitution
After more than an hour of debate the Pennsylvania State Senate passed the Redistricting Commission bill with a 35-14 vote on Wednesday. The bill passed despite an amendment that many democrats called a poison pill that would make appellate court judges run by district and not statewide. The bill needs approval in the house and via referendum before its enacted.
No Injuries in Saegertown Rollover Crash
A 17 year old teen from Cochranton and his passenger were both wearing seatbelts and uninjured in a rollover crash near Saegertown. According to State Police the driver was unable to negotiate a sharp bend in the road and hit an embankment that caused the car to overturn.
Troopers Investigate Stolen Boat
State Police Troopers were able to recover a boat and trailer stolen from Nicholas Mung of Kossuth. The boat and its trailer were taken from from his garage by an unidentified suspect on May 21st and the investigation is still ongoing. The boat has been returned to its rightful owner.
Senate Committee Approves of Depression Screenings in School
Depression screenings could become as common as hearing and vision tests for students in Pennsylvania public schools. Two companion bills in Pennsylvania’s House and Senate would add depression screenings for students along with hearing and vision tests. The Senate version passed unanimously in the education committee.