100 MPH Police Chase Ends in Crash
A Guys Mills man faces multiple criminal charges after leading police on a chase through Crawford County and crashing a stolen vehicle early Friday morning. 26 year old Joshua Terril stole a silver Honda Civic from a Cambridge Springs man and then fled from State Police when they attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation. He lead Troopers on a chase along Route 19 that at points exceeded 100 miles per hour and ended when he crashed at a roundabout in Saegertown.
1.25 Pounds of Meth Recovered in Drug Bust
Large amounts of crystal methamphetamine were seized in Erie on Sunday afternoon. Authorities served a warrant at an apartment on East Lake Road and arrested three individuals inside; they also recovered more than a pound of meth, some heroin, and a stolen vehicle.
Transportation Committee Approves RADAR Enforcement for Speed Limite
Pennsylvania’s House Transportation Committee approved a bill to allow municipalities with a full time police department to use RADAR to enforce speed limits. Currently only the state police may use RADAR to check speed limits but the proposed law would allow towns and cities with full time police forces, like Meadville, or Franklin, to do the same.
Linesville Man Killed in Hunting Accident
A 19 year old Linesville man is dead after accidentally shooting himself while hunting. Jacob Smith was reportedly handling his hunting gear when his firearm discharged and struck him directly in the abdomen. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is investigating the incident.
Changing Traffic Patterns in Oil City Work Zone
PennDOT is warning that traffic patterns will be temporarily changing in parts of Oil City today. Clifford Street, the new connector street between Seneca and Elm streets, will open; Seneca Street will change to two-way traffic between Duncomb and Clifford streets; and Elm Street will be closed at Clifford Street. The signal at the intersection of Seneca Street and Duncomb Street have been disabled, and traffic is being controlled by temporary stop signs. PennDOT reminds motorists traveling through the work area tomorrow to use extra caution and be alert for changing conditions.
$3,000,000 Dedicated to Fracking Study
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has announced that $3 million has been dedicated to fund studies on the health impacts of fracking after several petitions from families living near fracking sites. The move was met by approval from most of Pennsylvania’s largest oil and gas companies, which issued statements affirming their dedication to the long term health of communities near fracking sites.