News Live 365: August 4th, 2022

The Meadville and Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce presents Thunder in the City in Downtown Meadville tomorrow and Saturday! Tomorrow’s events will coincide with the Independent Business Alliance’s First Friday celebration and starting at 5 in the evening there will be a car cruise in at Lang Motors and live music featuring No Wheelman and Mayflower Hill. Saturday has a full day of events starting early with registration at 7AM and beginning at 8AM; find cars, bikes, food, music and even more surrounding Meadville’s Diamond Park and South Main Street areas. New to this year’s Thunder in the City is a one mile long color bubble rush that loops its way around Market Street and Chalk the Block, where street artists will show off their chalk creations along Chestnut Street. There will also be school fundraisers, the blessing of the bikes, the Cans for Wishes Jeep Show, Live Music, and so much more; visit MeadvilleChamber.com for a whole schedule.

In Venango County, authorities are investigating the theft of a Bren machinegun style weapon stolen from a home on Ed Lees Lane in Kennerdell. The theft was reported on July 3rd, the weapon has authentic features like a wooden stock and fittings and a top breach for loading; it was stolen along with $200 in cash money. Call the Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin at (814)676-6596 if you have information.

More than 33 million scam robocalls are made to Americans every single day and that’s why Attorneys General from all 50 states have begun working together to form an Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force which will investigate the telecommunications companies that are responsible for furnishing the majority of those calls. According to a press release from PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro, 20 telecom companies that do not seem to be following regulations about international calls are being investigated.

A Pennsylvania native was among the people killed in a car crash that took the life of a Congresswoman. Emma Thompson, a native of Johnstown, was Representative Jackie Walorskie’s communications director. Emma, Rep. Walorskie, another staffer, and the woman who crossed the dividing line and hit them head-on were all killed in the crash.