News Live 365: January 14th, 2022

The Pennsylvania State Police in Mercer are going to be issuing charges against a 63 year old woman who was severely injured in a head-on collision Monday.bAccording to PSP the woman named Cathy Snider is suspected of driving under the influence when she crossed traffic on State Route 173 in Worth Township, drove into the opposing lane, and collided head on with a tractor trailer just before midnight on January 10th.

One of the nation’s largest student loan servicers, Navient, has agreed to a settlement that will see them paying back or canceling $1.85 billion in student loans. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and State’s Attorneys General from around the United States announced the plea deal yesterday where Navient admitted to illegal practices and agreed to the nearly $2 billion in restitution. The settlement will see over 15,000 residents of the commonwealth receive reimbursement or forgiveness of their loan payments.

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted Wednesday to approve a new congressional district map based off of one created by PA resident Amanda Holt by a margin of 110 for to 91 against.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin, the arrest of five individuals at an Eat n’ Park December were the result of an argument over the custody of a 1 year old child. During the argument a shoving match broke out and devolved into participants trying to pull the child away from each other; all five face charges including endangering the welfare of a child.

There is concern among authorities that as cellular providers switch out old 3G towers with new 5G towers some models of older 3G phones may not be able to make emergency calls to 9-1-1. Jeff Boyle from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Bureau says most carriers will alert people if that will be a problem with their phones, but some will not, so customers should check with their providers. Low income individuals who may have difficulty affording an upgrade to their phones could be eligible for the Lifeline program maintained by the FCC.

75% of eligible Pennsylvania adults are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but only 33% have received boosters. Acting Health Secretary Keara Klinepeter is urging everyone to not just get vaccinated, but to get boosted too, to protect against dangerous COVID-19 infections.