News Live 365: August 14th, 2018

Two Men Faced with DUI Charges After Crashing

PSP Clarion and PSP Meadville
State Police are withholding the name of of a New Bethlehem man being charged with a DUI after an airborne crash in Clarion County’s Limestone Township. Investigators on the scene say that while intoxicated on Saturday the driver undercompensated for a turn on Forest Drive and was sent airborne after striking an embankment. The driver was taken to Clarion Hospital for treatment of injuries.
Anthony Harakal of Linesville may also be facing DUI charges after a crash on Sunday, pending the results of a toxicology report. Pennsylvania State Police officers say he fled the scene of his accident in Crawford County’s Blooming Valley but was found a short time later with injuries.


Grand Jury Report Released Today

Radio PA and the Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
Today is the release day of the 40th Statewide Grand Jury report which details  the sexual abuse of children in six of Pennsylvania’s eight Catholic Diocese. The original report contains the names of over 300 members of the clergy involved in alleged abuse over the last 70 years though many have been redacted by officials appointed by the court. The report will be released at 2PM this afternoon. The State Supreme Court will hear a case about releasing the full report next month.


Man Arrested for Assault

PSP Corry
A Waterford man is jailed on charges of assault following his arrest on a warrant. The warrant was issued Friday after the 33 year old woman he allegedly attacked came forward to police with several days old wounds. Though the incident happened in Erie the man is currently being held in Crawford County Jail.


Domestic Dispute Ends in Charges for Man and Woman

PSP Meadville
A Meadville couple have been charged with harassment against one another after a fight at Shady Acres in Vernon Township Crawford County. Police say that Brandy Bottles and Nathanial Basco were arguing with each other when things turned physical.


Rain Causes Flooding in Central and Eastern PA

Radio PA, PennDOT
Heavy rains caused flash flooding that prompted the closure of dozens of roads in 14 central and southeast Pennsylvania counties yesterday afternoon. Nine of those counties activated their Emergency Operations Centers and five counties had to open shelters for evacuees. In Columbia County the National Guard and Department of Conservation were using helicopters to rescue people stranded on the roofs of their homes by flood water. No deaths have been reported due to flooding but heavy rain persists in the area today.