Authorities are investigating a fire in Crawford County as an arson case according to a press release from the State Police based in Corry. On August the 28th, firefighters responded to a call at a residence belonging to 60 year old Terry Stallsmith on Centerville Road in Townville and found a fully involved fire; they were unable to save the house from total destruction. Investigators discovered the point of origin was some furniture on the front porch. No charges have yet been filed and the investigation is ongoing.
An attempt to override Governor Tom Wolf’s State of Emergency over COVID-19 failed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives yesterday. Governor Wolf renewed the emergency for an additional 90 days at the beginning of the month and vetoed a resolution to end it which sparked objections from Republican Leadership and led to yesterday’s failed vote. The House was 18 votes short of the necessary 136.