Police in Erie County found themselves in an armed standoff with a 55 year old Lake City man on Sunday evening. Robert Prebehalla barricaded himself inside a home with two women that he held as hostages after police responded to a domestic disturbance call shortly after 6:30 Sunday night. Concerned by a witness statement that he was possibly armed with a handgun, state troopers waited for a SERT team which apprehended Prebehalla without incident. Prebehalla was remitted to Erie County Jail and will be arraigned on official charges through District Court 06-3-08.
On Friday December 3rd, let’s light up Meadville! Meadville’s First Friday celebration will be crowned by a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the Diamond Park at 5:30 complete with cookies and coco, almost 40 ice sculptures, a visit from Mr. Santa Claus himself, and plenty of shopping downtown. Letters for Santa can be dropped off at Chateau Christine, the Crawford County Chamber of Commerce, and Harmony Formals; please be sure they have proper postage. Light Up Meadville is a collaborative effort between the Meadville-Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce and the Meadville Independent Business Alliance.
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is still helping families across the commonwealth pay for housing and utilities costs through ERAP, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. ERAP is funded through COVID-19 emergency money and can help families stay housed and on their feet by visiting dhs.pa.gov/erap.