News Live 365: June 17th, 2022

Authorities are asking for help with an animal cruelty case in Warren County. On Saturday, June 11th, a homeowner living along East 5th Avenue on the outskirts of Warren discovered a suspicious container in their yard which upon investigation contained the remains of a medium-sized dog and an orange and white kitten that were both deceased and wrapped in blankets. Anybody who may have information should call the Pennsylvania State Police in Warren at (814)728-3600.

The Thurston Classic continues today and through the weekend with a series of events. At 6PM tonight the Ted Watts Memorial Hound and Hare chase is scheduled to begin; during the chase, a single balloon known as the hair is dispatched to land in a secret location and the other balloonists dubbed hounds take to the sky to find the first balloon and attempt to use a sandbag to hit a target set out by its operators. Three sanctioned races are also scheduled between Saturday and Father’s Day. Refreshments, food, and souvenirs are available at the Classic’s events which take place at the Allegheny College Robertson Athletic Complex. For more information visit http://www.thurstonclassic.com/.

Eight employees of the City of Philadelphia have been charged with defrauding the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program. The office of Pennsylvania’s Attorney General accuses the defendants of fraudulently receiving more than $300,000 in benefits at the height of the pandemic in 2020. They are the latest of 64 individuals charged this year.