54 year old David Earl Jones of Jamestown has been charged with attempted homicide and aggravated assault after allegedly shooting Charles Schadt of Greenville. According to the Mercer County State Police, Jones struck his victim with a single gunshot in the head and neck area after some kind of altercation between the two men shortly after 1AM on Sunday morning.
PennDOT Photo and Driver’s License Centers will be closed on Friday in recognition of Juneteenth, or Jubilee Day, which is celebrated as a state holiday, but online services will still be available at dmv.pa.gov. You can also get a full schedule of road maintenance for Northwest Pennsylvania at PennDOT.gov/District1.
In State News authorities have recovered the body of a man who set off an explosion which destroyed or damaged six homes in Eagleville, Pennsylvania on Thursday. Thomas Razzi used homemade fireworks to set off an explosion which killed him and destroyed his house and also set five neighboring homes ablaze, luckily he was the only casualty. Police say that the incident was triggered by a visit from a building inspector.
The Pennsylvania State Police have not released the name of a 33 year old Sandy Lake man found camping naked in someone else’s tent and someone else’s property in Warren County’s Freehold Township. They did say that he had a warrant for previous transgressions and has also been charged with drug possession, simple trespass, disorderly conduct, and criminal mischief.
A bill to cover Lyme Disease authored by local state representative and PA House Health Committee Chair, Kathy Rapp, has passed the House of Representatives. House Bill 1033 would require all of Pennsylvania’s insurers to cover treatment for tick borne disease and is now on its way to the State Senate where a similar bill stalled in the previous session. Pennsylvania is one of the leaders for Lyme disease cases for the entire United States.
The deadline for senior and disabled Pennsylvania residents to apply for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program has been extended. The normal cutoff date for the program is the end of June, but it has been extended until the end of the year by the Department of Revenue. Visit the PA Department of Revenue online for information on how to file for a rebate.