After five days the manhunt for Jack Elijah Turner has ended with his capture at a bus station in Charleston West Virginia. He will be facing charges of Theft of a Motor Vehicle in Crawford County, and Armed Robbery in Erie County. Turner is also the person of interest in the double homicide of Shannon and Darrin Whitman near Guys Mills on Saturday August 10th.
Polk Center to Close by 2022
The Pennsylvania Department of human services has announced plans to close Polk State Center in Venango County in 2022. Polk State Center is an institution that currently houses about 194 residents with various disabilities and the plan is to transition the majority of residents from institutionalized care into community based living. Republican Lee James who represents parts of Butler and Venango County released a statement for the press that calls the decision disappointing and disgusting and said the tone of the announcement was almost heartless. Secretary of Human Services Teresa Miller says that over the next 36 months the residents of Polk State Center will be moved to community based living centers of their own choosing, where they can have more independence.