Witnesses to Gun Theft Sought
State police say they have a suspect in the theft of a firearm but they are looking for collaborating witnesses. According to State Troopers the known suspect took a Diamondback DB 9 handgun chambered in 9mm from the center console of a vehicle belonging to a 35 year old Centerville man Sunday morning. If you have information please call (814)663-2043.
Roundabout Construction Starts at “Big I”
Construction of a new roundabout in what is known as the Big I intersection begins in earnest this week. The four way intersection between Route 6, Route 19, Route 98 and Route 322 is located in Crawford County’s Vernon Township and controlled by a series of lights. A portion of the work will require a detour for traffic using Route 98. The posted detour will use Route 6, Route 102, and Route 3016.
Marcy’s Law Amendment Expected to Pass General Assembly
As part of ‘Victim Protection Month’ members of the Pennsylvania House and Senate are hoping to pass a Marcy’s Law Amendment with a victim’s bill of rights to the State Constitution. An amendment must pass the House and Senate twice before becoming a referendum that is put to the voters.
Brown Hill Road Closed Until Late June
PennDOT has closed Brown Hill Road in Athen’s Township Crawford County for a full bridge replacement project over the creek known as Federal Run. Routes 77 and 408, along with Teepleville Road will be used as detours. Work should be completed before the end of June.
Drunk Man Gives Lottery Tickets as ID
Franklin City Police Department
A Franklin Police Officer says Edward Hilliard of Titusville handed him his insurance card and two scratch off lottery tickets in lieu identification during a traffic stop. After observing other signs of impairment Hilliard was subjected to a Field Sobriety Test and charged with DUI after failing.
Legislation Seeks to HELP Student Debt Holders
1.8 million residents owe $68 billion in student loan debt in Pennsylvania and a new bill proposes to assist them with managing that debt. The HELP (Higher Education Lending Protection) Act seeks to provide means for Pennsylvanian’s to refinance high interest student loans and provide tax credits for them as well. The Bill was recently introduced by its co-sponsor State Senator Vincent Hughes.