News Live 365: February 1, 2021

The Meadville City Police released the details of a high speed chase that originated in front of the Downtown Mall in Meadville and ended near Edinboro. At about 4:15 PM on Thursday, January 28th a white Ford Explorer attempted to flee from a routine traffic stop and lead MPD officers onto Interstate 79, where the Pennsylvania State Police joined the pursuit. The vehicle was disabled with stop sticks near Edinboro and three men fled the Explorer, but were quickly apprehended. Two of the men, 21 year old Jordan Rodriguez and Bruce Asbury, have been charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes.


The offices for PA CareerLink in Erie and Oil City will remain closed to the public until next Monday, February 8th, when they will be open by appointment only. Until then CareerLink services can still be accessed by phone and text message, as well as online via Skype, Facetime, Ring Central, and Webex. To contact the offices for client services, you may call the Erie office at (814)455-9966, Oil City at (814)678-5050, or Toll Free1-844-333-5248. NWPA CareerLink can also be reached at the following:
Skype-Northwest PA CareerLink by adding as a contact.
FaceTime-Northwest PA CareerLink® can be reached on iDevices at (814)853-3942
Erie Region TTY: (814)871-4610
Oil City Region TTY: (814)678-5065


A 65 year old Crawford County man is in jail after a skirmish with state troopers responding to a call about an injured woman. According to officers David Durfee was visibly intoxicated when he attempted to push them out of the residence of an 88 year old woman who was screaming for help inside. Troopers eventually managed to apprehend Durfee who is accused of dragging the woman through her home, spitting on her, and threatening her with a machete. He sits in Crawford County Jail on $20,000 bail.


The Pennsylvania House Health Committee meets today at 9AM to convene a public hearing about the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine across the commonwealth. Pennsylvania ranks 42nd in the nation for distribution and has provided doses to less than 800,000 residents since December of last year.  The hearing will be streamed online and feature several officials from the department of health and hospitals and pharmacies across the state.