Authorities in Venango County are investigating a hit and run crash that sent four people to the hospital on Wednesday. According to police, it was at about 6:30PM on Wednesday evening when a Jeep Renegade speeding through Union Township drifted into the opposing lane of traffic on Route 8 and collided with a Dodge Durango. The Jeep continued to drive away as the Durango rolled into the woods; all four of its occupants were taken to the hospital for evaluations. A suspect is developed and the investigation is ongoing.
Pennsylvania’s Department of Education is launching a poster contest to celebrate the commonwealth’s upcoming contributions to lunar exploration. The contest is in recognition of the upcoming launch of Pittsburgh based Astrobotics’s Peregrine Lunar Lander, a fully automated robotic lander that will soon carry payloads such as lunar rovers to the moon. Education Secretary Eric Hagerty says he hopes it inspires students to reach for the moon in their education and career goals. Find more about the contest at moonshotmuseum.org/postercontest.
Candice Caffas is still missing and presumed to be in danger, the 34-year-old has a developmental disorder and behaves much younger than she is. It is believed that Candice ran away from her home on Mt. Pleasant Road in Union Township, Crawford County last Friday night by climbing through a window and she was seen walking along that same road at about 10PM; she has not been located since. Candice is 4’9” inches tall and weighs only 95 pounds; she has dirty blonde hair, green eyes, and wears glasses; she was last seen wearing a purple t-shirt, orange pants with a floral design, and purple and blue sneakers. Because of her condition, Candice is at special risk for harm or injury and is likely confused by her ordeal. If you encounter Candice Caffas call 911; if you have information about Candice call the Pennsylvania State Police in Meadville at (814)332-6911. This story also ran earlier this week on Monday.