News Live 365: August 24th, 2021

The Pennsylvania State Police based in Warren called off the search for a missing toddler on Sunday when her body was found in the Allegheny River. The missing two year old was found about a mile from the location where tracking dogs indicated she may have fallen into the water. Warren County Coroner Melissa Zydonik is investigating the cause of death which is currently considered accidental drowning. The baby is believed to have fallen into the Allegheny River after wandering through a gate left open by an older child and her disappearance prompted a multi agency search including a submersible drone and agencies from Warren and McKean Counties.

 

The FDA gave full approval to the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine for COVID-19 yesterday. Meadville Medical Center will be hosting a clinic for the vaccine at the Crawford County fair on Wednesday and Thursday this week to provide either first or second doses or a booster for those who received the vaccine at least eight months ago. Schedule an appointment online at MMCHS.org or call (814)336-1800.

 

Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano is no longer chairman of the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee after the President Pro Tempore stripped him of his rank on Monday. The Senate Clerk read a proclamation from Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman that stated Senator Mastriano was being removed as chairman of the committee and being replaced by fellow Republican Chris Dush; Senator Mastriano will remain on the committee as a normal member. The demotion comes after the senator continued to insist on an Arizona style style audit of the 2020 election and continued to make a unilateral attempt at subpoenaing three of Pennsylvania’s largest counties for their voting records despite objections from his own party’s leadership.