News Live 365: December 29th, 2021

Authorities in Crawford County have announced new criminal charges will be filed against an inmate at Crawford County Jail. 36 year old Joseph Copeland, formerly a resident of Meadville, allegedly attacked four guards with a weapon on Christmas Day, injuring three sufficiently enough that they required medical attention. Copeland was restrained without further incident.

Meadville Medical Center has scheduled its next COVID-19 vaccine clinic for Monday, January 17th of 2022. The clinic will provide Pizer/BioNtech vaccines for children aged at least 5 years and all teens and adults, including adult vaccine boosters and will be at the old Meadville City Building located at 984 Water Street in Meadville. Vaccine boosters are recommended for all adults over 50 years of age or with an existing medical condition. Visit MMCHS.org or call (814)336-1800 to schedule an appointment.

In State News: FEMA will be sending personnel to help Pennsylvania hospitals deal with a massive surge of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients. Acting Health Secretary Keara Klinepeter announced Tuesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending medical staff to assist some of the commonwealth’s hardest hit hospitals. More then 4,600 people are hospitalized across the state with COVID-19 and Governor Tom Wolf asked FEMA for assistance with caring for them; more than 90% of the patients are unvaccinated. Nearly 2 million PA residents have contracted COVID-19 which has caused more than 36,200 deaths, including 1,678 in Northwest Pennsylvania.