News Live 365: June 28th, 2021

A Meadville man was airlifted to an Erie Hospital after a motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Route 19 in Crawford County’s Greenwood Township. Crash scene investigators say that the driver of the pickup was waiting to make a left turn when 51 year old Scott Abbot collided with the rear of their vehicle. Scott was not wearing a helmet and suffered serious injuries, he was airlifted to UPMC Hamot by STAT Medevac.

 

PennDOT’s work schedule includes the replacement of a 104 year old bridge in the City of Corry which is scheduled to begin today, weather permitting, and work is expected to be completed before the end of July. More information on PennDOT’s work schedule for the week of June 28th can be found online at PennDOT.gov/district1.

 

Governor Tom Wolf has indicated he will be signing the 2021-2022 budget that passed through the General Assembly late Friday. The budget approved Friday had wide bipartisan support in both the House and Senate and includes increases to education spending, nursing homes, and highway infrastructure, as well as a $2.5 billion surplus. Pennsylvania’s budget years begin on July 1st

 

A Tennessee man named Thomas Owen was arrested by the Pennsylvania State Police after allegedly pointing a firearm at another driver while traveling along Interstate 90. The alleged road rage incident happened by Mile Marker 6 in Girard Township, Erie County, and Owen cooperated without incident.

 

Pennsylvania’s statewide mask mandate ended at midnight yesterday and now even those without vaccines are not required to wear a face mask unless the business or property owner requires it for admittance. According to the PA Department of Health 75% of all adults in the commonwealth have received at least one vaccine shot, and 60% are fully vaccinated.

 

Governor Tom Wolf will likely veto the election reform bill that passed by a narrow 29 to 21 margin in the state Senate Friday. He has already said he finds more parts of the bill problematic than helpful, other opponents of the bill have called it another part of a national effort to limit voting.