Man Killed in Police Sting Operation
Pennsylvania State Police Troop E Vice
A police sting operation to retrieve stolen property in Union City turned deadly yesterday afternoon. The Pennsylvania State Police has revealed that at 4PM Wednesday afternoon an unidentified State Police Trooper working with the undercover VICE unit shot and killed Keith Hawley of Union City after he attempted to rob them at gunpoint during a rendezvous that was set up over the internet. Hawley was given immediate first aid treatment after the threat was neutralized, and EMS responded, but it was too late; Hawley was pronounced dead at the scene. Sergeant James Weaver of the Franklin barracks is investigating the shooting and all officers involved have been placed on administrative leave. Troopers were planning to arrest Hawley for a stolen chainsaw.
New Online Tool Available for reporting Prescription Drug Abuse
Radio PA and Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
Pennsylvania’s Governor, Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced a new tool to help report the illegal diversion of prescription drugs for recreational sale. The suspicious activity report form is fully integrated into the Commonwealth’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Tool and can also be accessed by anyone at www.attorneygeneral.gov/Rx.
Eight Arrests Made in Titusville Area in One Day
The Titusville Police Department working in conjunction with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department and Pennsylvania State Police; announced the results of a warrant sweep of the City of Titusville and the surrounding area. A press release from Chief Dustin LeGoullon reveals the arrest of eight suspects wanted for everything from failure to appear in court to trafficking in methamphetamines. During one arrest two suspects attempted to flee through the woods in a vehicle but became stuck. Methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia, and a stolen firearm were recovered during the arrests.
Uber to Resume Testing on Self Driving Cars in PA
PennDOT has given ride sharing company Uber permission to resume road tests on their self driving cars in 2019. Uber suspended their program in March this year when one of their vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. Uber’s authorization grants them one year to test their vehicles in Allegheny County only.