News Live 365: December 9th, 2021

PennDOT has announced the reopening of all ramps connecting Interstate 90 with Route 18 in Erie County will be completed by Friday December 10th.  All four ramps were closed while workers demolished a structurally unsound overpass which carried route 18 above the interstate and had been damaged beyond repair after a collision with an oversized vehicle. The bridge will be replaced during the regular construction season next year.

It was announced yesterday that THS Group, better known as Total Home Protection, will be paying $400,000 in restitution to customers as part of a settlement in a deceptive marketing practices suit by Attorney General Josh Shapiro. The company will pay a total of $750,000 to settle the suit and admitted to wrongfully denying claims against home warranties and failed to respond to many claims. Shapiro filed suit against THS and its owner David Seruya after multiple complaints by customers and asserted that Total Home Protection was selling deceptive products.
The Consent Petition allows for restitution to be paid to eligible consumers including any additional consumers who file complaints with the Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection within sixty (60) days after the Effective Date of the Consent Petition. To be considered for restitution, any consumers who believe they may have been harmed by THS should submit a complaint online at www.attorneygeneral.gov/submit-a-complaint.

Allentown Pennsylvania is making national headlines after two fishermen and the runner of a reptile sanctuary rescued a three foot long alligator out of the Lehigh River. The animal is suspected to have been someone’s pet which was released after it became too big or unruly. Wildlife experts and authorities caution against such exotic pets as alligators and other crocodilians for many reasons and also stress the importance of turning them over to experienced individuals with the proper facilities rather than releasing them into the wild.