News Live 365: July 24th and 25th, 2019

Man Jumps Through Hotel Window, Runs Along Interstate

PSP Franklin
Scott Stover of Mercer was taken into police custody while behaving very oddly on Sunday morning. On the 21st of July Stover jumped through the window of a hotel lobby in Barkeyville and made his way toward Interstate 80 in Venango County. Stover was found in the woods after several reports of him walking down the centerline of the interstate and jumping from in and out of the woods by the roadside. Stover surrendered to police with no incident.

 

Equifax Makes Settlement with PA

Radio PA, Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
A coalition of 50 Attorneys General lead by Pennsylvania’s AG Josh Shapiro has reached a settlement of more than $600 million with Equifax over their 2017 data breach. The 2017 data breach involved 147 million Americans who had their private and credit information compromised during a hack which the company didn’t disclose for three months. The settlement includes $425 million in restitution for victims, hundreds of millions in fines, and starting a fund to reimburse people who purchased credit monitoring services as a result of the data breach.

 

Police Seek Witnesses in Several Cases

State and Local Police Departments
You may know something that could help a police investigation: Between midnight and 7AM on Saturday July 20th someone stole a road Closed sign belonging to Sparta Township in Crawford County from the intersection of Britton Run Road and Canadohta Lake Road. Also on Canadohta Lake Road in Sparta Township $350 worth of tools including a weed eater and Craftsmen brand socket wrenches was stolen from a shed on private property. If you can help please call the Corry State Police at (814)663-2043.

Sugarcreek Borough Police are investigating criminal mischief and theft of objects from a cemetery burial plot. Statues of angels and figurines of hummingbirds were removed from the site and planted flowers were destroyed. If you can help call (814)437-3703.

In Venango County, someone forced their way into the front door of an auto dealership in Emlenton  to steal cash and a State Inspection Book. Call the Franklin State Police at (814)676-6596 if you have information that can help.

 

SR 417 Crash Kills 1, Injures 2

PSP Franklin
A crash in Venango County on Monday killed a 53 year old and injured a 26 year old man and 9 year old boy. Authorities say 26 year old Cody Lewis of Franklin was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck when he collided with the front driver’s side of the Toyota Camry operated by Timothy McClelland at the intersection of Camp Wilbea Road and Route 417. Lewis was transported to UPMC Northwest for treatment of injuries while Mr. McClelland was declared dead at Titusville Hospital, a 9 year old child riding with him was sent to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Payday Loan Company Pays Big Settlement

Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
Yesterday Pennsylvania’s Attorney General announced a settlement with a payday loan company that charged about 80,000 Pennsylvanian’s illegal interest rates on personal loans. Josh Shapiro said that Think Finance Incorporated earned $133 million by charging as much as 448% interest on payday loans to Pennsylvania residents. As part of the settlement the company will void any remaining loan balances of their victims and some individuals will be receiving repayment of some of the money paid above their principal loan balance. Consumers will receive notices if they are eligible for relief. Affected consumers can obtain more information about the settlement, including whether they qualify for relief, by visiting www.PAThinkFinanceSettlement.com or by calling 1-877-641-8838. Under the terms of the settlement, restitution checks will be mailed to consumers at the addresses on their loan agreements. Any borrowers who have moved since taking out these loans should notify the settlement administrator of their new address at the above telephone number. Payday loans are illegal in Pennsylvania.