News Live 365: May 13th, 2021

In Crawford County authorities are investigating a string of burglaries which took place on Monday night and Tuesday morning. At least one unidentified thief entered multiple locked cars on Concord Road in Concord Township and more unlocked vehicles and an unlocked garage in Spartansburg. The thief or thieves made off with cash money and many valuable items including two shotguns, a laptop, and more. Please call the Corry State Police at (814)663-2043 if you have information.

 

PennDOT announced Exit 29 on Interstate 80 eastbound in Venango County will be closed for repairs tomorrow morning from about 6 to 10AM. Exit 29 connects I80 with Route 8 toward Barkeyville and a detour will be posted using Exit 35 connecting to route 308 toward Clintonville, so adjust travel plans accordingly. Find out more at penndot.gov/district1.

 

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now the first to be approved for use with children as young as 12 years of age. Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam says vaccine providers across the state are prepared to begin immunizing them as soon as possible. Visit vaccines.gov for where you and your child can get a Pfizer vaccine.

 

Next week’s primary election also includes four other ballot questions, including referendums on three proposed amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution. Unlike the races to pick candidates for each party, any registered voter regardless of party affiliation or lack thereof, may cast a ballot for or against these four initiatives.  The fourth and final initiative is the third proposed constitutional amendment. If passed, the amendment would adjust Article I of the Pennsylvania Constitution to include language prohibiting the state from restricting or denying the rights of any person based on their race or ethnicity, ensuring freedom from discrimination based on race. Adding this language to the commonwealth’s constitution ensures that even if some day the federal constitution was amended to strike racial and ethnic protections from its provisions, those rights will still exist within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania independently of the Federal Government.