Mercer County PennDOT Open House
PennDOT’s Mercer County Maintenance Facility’s open house is next Wednesday, September 19th, 2018. From 8am to 6pm PennDOT in Mercer County will resemble, a carnival with interactive displays and demonstrations from PennDOT including the always popular paint the plow exhibit and more than two dozen other government and nonprofit organizations devoted to public safety. There will also be a blood drive by the Central Blood Bank and a supply drive to help the Shenango Valley Animal Shelter.
The Pennsylvania State Police based in Franklin are in possession of a maroon Suzuki GS 750 Motorcycle. The bike was found in the woods along Gibson Hill Road. Anyone with information on the owner should call (814)676-6596.
Court Holds up Million Dollar Fine Against
The Commonwealth Court upheld a more than $1 million fine against the EQT Corporation in a decision yesterday. EQT has been fighting Pennsylvania over the fine since 2012 after the DEP fined the natural gas exploration firm when they accidentally let water from a wastewater holding pond pollute streams and groundwater in Tioga County.
Man Pulled Over in Stolen Car
26 year old Jarvis Atkins of Pleasantville found himself in a pickle after he was pulled over for a traffic violation in an allegedly stolen car. According to police Atkins had allegedly taken the car from its owner only 10 or 20 minutes before the traffic stop. The owner of the vehicle didn’t even know it was taken.
State Troopers Investigate Prison Assault
An investigation is underway into an alleged assault by a corrections officer on an inmate at Crawford County Jail in July. Pennsylvania State Police officers are investigating the circumstances under which a 57 year old man suffered fractures to his face in the area around his eyes.
Cosby Lawyers ask for New Sentencing Judge
Attorneys for former Comedian Bill Cosby are calling for Judge Steven O’Neill to recuse himself from Cosby’s sentencing hearing. Cosby’s legal team filed a motion yesterday to have the judge recused from sentencing claiming the judge has a grudge against one of the defense’s pretrial witnesses. Bill Cosby was convicted on three counts of felony sexual assault against Andrea Constand. He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 24th.