News Live 365: March 1st, 2022

Erie County Authorities are investigating a case of what has become known as SWATting; SWATting is the practice of calling the police to report a violent incident where none exists in an attempt to harass, harm, or intimidate someone. On Friday, February the 25th Erie County State Police Troopers were called to a residence in Harborcreek Township for a reported domestic incident involving weapons, what they found was a normal gathering of six family members.

State Rep. Donna Oberlander has announced she will once again be hosting veteran’s outreach hours at her office in Clarion; hours are from 10AM to 2PM every second Friday of the month, and start on Friday, March 11th. Virtual hours will also be available in Elderton starting on the third Friday of the month on March 18th. You can call the Clarion office at (814)226-9000 or the Elderton office at (724)354-3500 for more information.

When Pennsylvania’s House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff was interrupted by protesters seeking a law to create a gift ban for the legislature he indicated there were more important issues to deal with. Protesters interrupted Rep. Benninghoff as he was reading a speech about his own proposal for divesting Pennsylvania public funds from Russia before the Pennsylvania Press Club on Monday when he was interrupted by protesters. The protesters sought the introduction of a gift ban, which would make it illegal for officials to accept gifts from people outside their families. Benninghoff dismissed claims that officials are accepting bribes under the guise of gifts.