News Live 365: February 4th, 2019

Woman Injured in Route 8 Rollover

PSP Franklin
Chelcie Ketterer of Harrisville was rushed by ambulance to Grove City Hospital after rolling her car on icy roads Friday, February first. While traveling north along Route 8 through Venango County’s Victory Township Chelcie lost traction and slid off the roadway; rolling her Chevrolet Impala at least one time.


PennDOT Announces Plans to Fix Crawford County Bridge

PennDOT has finalized plans to perform emergency repairs on a damaged bridge along route 6/19 in Crawford County. The bridge was damaged by an oversized vehicle on January 16th. 
Work is set to begin later this month and includes replacing two upper sway bracing members and four vertical trusses. Weather permitting the bridge should be reopened in April.


Natural Gas Tax Has Some Republican Support

Radio PA
Governor Tom Wolf is once again looking to enstate a severance tax on natural Gas in Pennsylvania. The governor’s new plan would be used to expand rural broadband, flood control, and disaster relief, as well as clean up blighted areas. This time it has some bipartisan support in the General Assembly.


Four Thieves Caught After Erie County Chase

PSP Corry
Four people from New York were arrested by State Troopers in Erie County after shoplifting nearly $2,000 in merchandise from a big box store and fleeing police. It started when a state trooper tried to stop a black minivan for speeding and precipitated into a traffic pursuit. As the vehicle tried to flee it turned on to a dead end road and was quickly caught by troopers. The driver is charged with DUI and fleeing and eluding police while while all four are charged with conspiracy to commit theft, retail theft, and receiving stolen property.


Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Charged with Dozens of Crimes

Radio PA, Office of PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro
Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the filing of 161 individual criminal charges against Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority last Friday. According to Shapiro the authority is criminally negligent under the clean water act after it failed to report the replacement of lead water lines to residents of the city and failed to test for residual lead in a timely fashion.