News Live 365: December 15th, 2020

The Sugarcreek Police Department announced two successful arrests in connection to a drug ring operating within Venango County. Sugarcreek PD along with Oil City PD, The Pennsylvania State Police, Franklin PD and Oil City Fire Department arrested Donald Albritton King of Oil City and Samuel Zachary Phillips of Franklin from their respective homes in a successful coordinated raid. Both men are charged with multiple felonies and were denied bail during their arrangements. They await trial in Venango County Jail.

 

The Meadville Community Soup Kitchen will be reopening its doors tomorrow, Wednesday December 16th, after receiving clearances from the local and state government. It will resume normal hours of operation from 11:15AM to 1PM.

 

Those seeking to begin the new year with insurance purchased through Pennsylvania’s Insurance Exchange, PENNIE, have until the end of business today to finish their application process. Call center hours at (1-844)844-8040 run until 10PM tonight and applicants can go online to PENNIE (that’s P-E-N-N-I-E) dot com.

 

The Pennsylvania State Police based in Meadville are searching for a missing firearm. The missing weapon is a Savage Arms .38 special colored hot pink with a black holster. The weapon was either lost or stolen in a wooded area between Mercer Pike and Mount Pleasant road in Union Township, Crawford County. Anyone who locates a missing or discarded firearm should call the police.

 

The first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be administered in Pennsylvania were given to the nurses and doctors at UMPC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh yesterday afternoon. A total of 97,500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been distributed to hospitals across all 66 counties of the commonwealth. While this is a huge first step in providing immunity to healthcare workers, Secretary of Health Doctor Rachel Levine warned that it will take months before there are enough vaccines to inoculate the public.

 

The deadline for applications to the property tax and rent rebate program which benefits disabled and senior residents of Pennsylvania has been extended until the end of the year, December 31st, 2020.