News Live 365: February 1st, 2022

Crawford County authorities have issued charges of DUI in relation to a single car crash which knocked out electricity and other utilities in portions of South Shenango Township. Investigators from the Pennsylvania State Police say that 40 year old Autumn Bocook was drinking and driving when her vehicle knocked over a utility pole on Ralston Road shortly after 11:15 on Thursday, January 27th. According to crash scene investigators Bocook was traveling approximately 50 miles an hour on the ice and snow covered surface of the road when she lost control of her car and then drove 50 feet through a ditch to collide with the utility pole which then fell on top of her car.

Cost free Walk-Up COVID-19 testing in Venango County opens today and runs until Saturday February 12th. No appointment is necessary to get a free PCR test at 737 Elk Street in Franklin, at the Corner of 8th and Elk. Testing will be from 9AM to 6PM on Tuesdays through Fridays and from 9AM to 2PM on Saturdays; on Thursday, February 10th testing begins an hour later at 10AM. Parking can be accessed from 8th street.

According to the Department of Health, the commonwealth of Pennsylvania is opening four emergency support sites to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients within the next 7-10 days. Four such sites are planned including one in Clarion County; Allegheny, Blair, and Philadelphia Counties are the remaining three. The facilities will operate for about 90 days according to acting Health Secretary Keara Klinepeter. There are currently nearly 5,000 patients hospitalized across the commonwealth, more than 2.6 million cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Pennsylvania killing almost 41,000 people.