Man Charged After Guards Discover Drugs on him in Jail
Pennsylvania State Police from Franklin report that after being charged with a crime related to a traffic accident Brandon Miller of Franklin was found to be in possession of a controlled substance at Venango County Jail. The drugs were found in Miller’s tennis shoe as he was being processed.
Missing Firearm in Police Custody
In Clarion County State Troopers are searching for the owner of a lost firearm found inside a returned rental car. The weapon is a Smith and Wesson revolver chambered in .44 magnum caliber that was found on Thursday November 29th. If you are the owner of this firearm please call the Clarion State Police to claim it (814)226-1710.
Working Families are Majority of Food Bank Patrons
The director of one of Pennsylvania’s largest food banks reports that the people who rely on them are not whom everyone thinks. Joe Arthur is the executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and has revealed that 60% of those seeking help have full or part time work and still can’t make ends meet.
Bridge Renamed for Fallen Airman
On Sunday a ceremony was held to rename the 38th Street Bridge which runs over Interstate 79 in Erie in honor of a fallen soldier. The Bridge is now known as the Major Tom Carr Memorial Bridge. Major Carr was a fighter pilot who graduated from high school in Erie and flew over 2,000 combat missions in an F-16 for the United States Air Force. He was killed when his fighter crashed during a training accident in 1998 and posthumously awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.
Renew Your Dog’s License for 2019
Office of Venango County Treasurer Deborah Sharpe
Dog licenses for the 2019 calendar year became available on Saturday, December 1st of this year. Not only can a license help return a lost or stolen pet to it’s family they are required by Pennsylvania law and unlicensed dogs can lead to their owners being fined as much as $300 plus court costs. The cost of an annual license is $8.50 and $6.50 for a spayed or neutered dog with the option of buying a lifetime license available. Licenses can be bought at the Humane Society, many veterinary clinics, and from your county treasurer’s office.