Man Arrested After Stranguling, Shooting at, Own Father
Zachary Unger of New Bethlehem is in the custody of Clarion State Police after allegedly attacking and trying to murder his father. According to his father Unger choked him to the point of unconsciousness. He also allegedly shot a gun at his father and another victim. Unger surrendered peacefully to State Troopers when they arrived.
Woman Injured in Crash
Authorities report that 68 year old Dorothy Gourley was hospitalized and treated for serious injuries after crashing on Route 8 in Erie County. The Union City woman was not restrained by a seatbelt when her Ford Super Duty lost traction on a snowy road Sunday night.
PA Rep. Worries About Raising Teacher Pay
The Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee of Pennsylvania, Rep. Stan Saylor questioned the wisdom of raising starting teacher salaries for the first time in decades. During an education budget meeting he expressed concerns that more experienced teachers would demand pay increases and increase property taxes. Governor Tom Wolf recently proposed an increase in starting teaching salaries to $45,000 a year, it would be the first salary increase since the 1980’s.
Brad Roae to Host Second Tax Rebate Clinic
Office of State Rep Brad Roae
Pennsylvania State Representative Brad Roae will be hosting another clinic to help qualifying individuals file for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. The Property Tax/Rent Rebate is a tax credit of up to $650 that is available to Pennsylvanian’s over 65 years of age, widows and widowers at least 50 years of age, and adults with disabilities. Homeowners must make less than $35,000 a year while renters are capped at $15,000 and half of social security income is excluded. The clinic is next Wednesday March 13th, at the Cambridge Springs Senior Center from 10AM to 1PM and you can call Tami at (814)398-8616 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Special Election Underway in PA 12
A Republican contender for a special election in a vacant Congressional seat has finally emerged. Five term State Representative Fred Keller will run for Congress against Democrat Marc Friedenberg in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District. The District was represented by Tom Morino who stepped down to work for a pharmeceutical company in January.