Man Wounded After Standoff with Police Troopers
State Police shot and wounded a 24 year old Saegertown man at a home on Gospel Hill Road in Crawford County. Very early in the morning on Friday the man barricaded himself in his residence after a domestic disturbance call and armed himself with a gun. While troopers sought a mental health warrant he left his home brandishing his weapon and was shot and wounded, nobody else at the scene was harmed. Crawford County District Attorney Francis Schultz and the State Police Major Crimes Team are investigating.
Special Elections Set for State Senate
Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman signed a writ creating two special elections in the Pennsylvania Senate to coincide with the primaries on May 21st. Two seats in the State Senate are currently vacant after their senators stepped down on February 28th. Republican Senator Rich Alloway stepped down after saying he was burned out by the political process and Republican Don White stepped down for health reasons.
DUI Charges for Man Injured in Crash
A Guys Mills man faces DUI charges after being injured in car accident. 59 year old Robert Mitchum rolled his pickup while driving through Crawford County’s Athens Township on Friday night. It was determined he was under the influence of alcohol before he was taken to the hospital.
Penn State Master Gardener’s Symposium in April
Penn State Extension
Penn State Master Gardeners of Lawrence County will be holding their Spring Symposium on Saturday April 6th at First United Methodist Church in New Castle from 9AM until 3:30PM. The symposium features a variety of presenters on topics covering everything from edible flowers to honey bees and includes breakfast and lunch with vegan friendly options. The cost is $50 per person and you can register online or by calling (877)345-0691 by March 31st.
Farrell High Wins PennDOT Competition
PennDOT announced that the winners of the District 1 Innovations challenge are the team from Farrell High School in Mercer County. Farrell High School’s team includes Camryn Gipson, Kayla Bello, Rachel Owens, and their advisor Kim Kladitis.