Deer Season Begins
Radio PA and The PA Game Commission
Today is the first day of deer season and according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission half a million hunters will be taking to the woods over the next two weeks. This year the first five days of hunting are for antlered deer only and antlerless deer become legal to hunt on Saturday. Today is also the start of the 27th year of the Hunters Sharing the Harvest program which encourages hunters to share a portion of their take to local food banks. The Department of Agriculture and Game Commission say that through the initiative over a million pounds of venison are distributed in an effort to help alleviate hunger in the commonwealth.
Stolen Log Splitter Stolen by Police
Troopers from Corry are investigating the theft of a red Huskee vertical log splitter stolen from a Pittsfield Man in Warren County on Tuesday November 20th. Anyone who can provide information should call the Corry State Police Barracks at (814)663-2043 and ask for Trooper Kiehlmeier.
Dog Blamed for Crash that Injures Man
A dog is being blamed for a traffic accident that injured a 69 year old man from Bellefonte Pennsylvania as he traveled west down Interstate 80. According to State Police Glenn Ober told troopers he was driving through Venango County’s Scrubgrass Township when his dog jumped on his arm which jerked the steering wheel and caused the accident. Glenn sustained injuries to his back, neck, and legs after his car went airborne.
State News: Court Battle Ensues of Dead Witness
Attorneys in Lackawanna County are battling in court over the testimony of a now deceased witness in a sexual assault case. Mark Johnson is one of seven former guards from Lackawanna County Prison charged with crimes for exchanging sexual favors for food, phone time, and cigarettes with female inmates. The trial is making headlines while the defense tries to have the testimony of a former inmate who was a witness at the preliminary hearing, but was killed in a car accident shortly after expunged.