News Live 365: January 14th, 2020

Body Found in Venango County

Authorities in Venango County say that they discovered the body of a 72 year old man in a home on Horsecreek Road in Cranberry Township when responding to a call about gunshots. An investigation conducted on January 9th determined the man’s wounds were self-inflicted and there was never any danger to the public. 

 

Rep James Announces Veteran Outreach Hours

Beginning on January 21st, State Representative Lee James who represents portions of Venango and Butler Counties will be holding Veterans Outreach hours throughout the year on every third Tuesday of the month in his office in Seneca. During these days an accredited field service officer from the American Legion of Pennsylvania will be on hand from 10AM to 2PM to assist veterans with a variety of issues.

 

Cosby Lawyers Appeal Conviction

Attorneys for disgraced former comedian Bill Cosby have appealed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review his sexual assault conviction. According to the attorneys Cosby’s case was influenced by hysteria caused during the me too movement, and his conviction was the result of a public panic.

 

Cigarette Blamed for Woman’s Burning Death

In Clarion County authorities have wrapped up an investigation into an accidental fire that killed a woman in East Brady. Investigators say 74 year old Jacquelyn Kubla was burned to death when a cigarette she was smoking caused a fire when it came into contact with the supply of medical oxygen she was using.

 

2020 Census Only Three Months Away

In an effort to ensure that as many people as possible are counted for the 2020 US census, the Pennsylvania State Government is reminding people that the census determines national congressional representation and impacts how much federal funding is available to residents of the state. They’ve also launched a new website, pa.gov/census, to help people understand how the process works. The 2020 Census begins in April.

 

Helicopter Crash Kills 2 in PA

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a helicopter crash in central Pennsylvania. Two people were killed when a helicopter crashed into the backyard of a home in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County.