News Live 365: January 7, 2018

Witnesses Sought in Theft of 13 Weapons

PSP Franklin
The Franklin State Police are looking for witnesses to the theft of 13 firearms and a compound bow in Venango County’s Oakland township. Sometime between 2PM on the 2nd and 5PM on the 4th one or more persons broke into a home on State Route 114 and removed more than a dozen weapons from a storage cabinet inside. Anyone who may have information should call the Franklin State Police at (814)676-6596.
The following was stolen:
Mathews Switchback Compound Bow
Thompson Center Renegade .50 caliber
Howa Golden Bear 30-06 with scope
Winchester .308 Carbine
.223 Savage with synthetic stock
20 gauge shotgun
Remington Rifle in .22LR caliber
Marlin Government Lever Action with Bone Collector Scope
Old Style .44 magnum rifle with Bushnell Scope
16 gauge shotgun with no buttpad or trigger guard
x2 .22 long rifle
A ,22 magnum rifle
And what is labeled an old Russian Style Military Weapon


NE PA School faces Second Suit Over Arming Teachers

Radio PA
The Tamaqua Area School Board is facing a second lawsuit over its decision to arm teachers with guns. A group of parents with children who go to the school have banded together to file a lawsuit against the administrators’ decision. In September of last year the Tamaqua School Board passed a measure that would require teachers to obtain special training and carry school issued firearms while working and they also face a lawsuit from the teacher’s union.


Springboro Man Arrested and Blamed in Crime Spree

PSP Meadville
A 29 year old Springboro man named Charles Cochran was arrested for a string of burglaries, vandalism, and other crimes on Saturday after a 5 day spree. Police say it began with Cochran breaking into an apartment he had been evicted from and vandalizing all areas of the interior on New Year’s Day. Cochran also allegedly broke into a home and a barn where he damaged property and stole various items, was looking into people’s vehicles, and stole mail from a PO box inside Springboro’s Post Office.


For Profit College Drops $40 Million in PA Student Debt

Radio PA, Office of PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro
After reaching a settlement with Attorneys General from across the United States a for profit college will be forgiving nearly $40 million in debts to former students in Pennsylvania. Nearly 13,000 students who attended Stamford Brown Colleges in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia will be relieved of their debts. Stamford Brown was one of the many for profit schools run by Career Education Corporation which is under criminal investigations in 49 states.