News Live 365: December 12, 2018

Man Killed in Venango County Collision

PSP Franklin
A two vehicle collision in Venango County’s Rockland Township lead to the death of a 65 year old Rimersburg man. At about a 6:15 PM Tuesday night Willard Conner lost control of his Dodge Neon and swerved into oncoming traffic on the west bound lane of Route 322 where he collided head on with the vehicle of an Emlenton man. Willard Conner was not wearing a seatbelt during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by Venango County Coroner Christina Rugh shortly before 7 o’clock. The driver of the second vehicle, John Michael was transported to UPMC Northwest for medical treatment, he had three passengers who avoided injury in the accident.


Former Allegheny County Police Chief Pleads Guilty

Office of PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro
The former Chief of Police for Leechburg Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to felony charges resulting from an attempt to have sexual contact with a miner. Michael Diebold was arrested in January of this year after meeting with an undercover law enforcement officer posing online as a 14 year old girl in order to have sex with her. He has been sentenced to as many as 23 months in prison and 3 years probation.


Crash Leads to DUI Arrest

PSP Meadville
Mark Louder of Springboro is being charged with DUI after a rollover crash in Spring Township, Crawford County. Louder was taken into custody at the scene of the accident after rolling his car on Hilltop Road and awaits pending charges.


State Rep. Resigns After Conviction

Radio PA
Pennsylvania State Representative Vanessa Lowery-Brown of Philadelphia resigned from the General Assembly yesterday after a suit was filed in court to have her removed from office. Lowery-Brown was convicted of accepting money from bribes in October but won re-election in November.


PA On Course for Budget Surplus

Radio PA
We are halfway through Pennsylvania’s 2018-19 fiscal year and Budget Secretary Randy Albright informed the public that the state is currently running a budget surplus to the tune of $265 million. Secretary Albright is confident that the commonwealth will finish the fiscal year in June 2019 with a modest budget surplus. Fiscal year 2017-2018 ended with a small surplus of $22 million.