News Live 365: September 29th, 2022

Yesterday the Pennsylvania State Police reported the arrest of Steven Mendez of Emlenton who is being held in Venango County Jail without bail after allegedly holding a firearm to a woman’s head and trying to strangle her on September 11th. Court documents show he has been charged with three felonies for the incident; strangulation, aggravated assault, and prohibited possession of a firearm. Mendez, who has a record of assault and other crimes, was denied bail because authorities believe he is a flight risk. 

The Pennsylvania Veterans Memorial at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery will soon be closed for renovations. The largest memorial to war veterans from a single state will be closed for repairs starting on October 7th and is expected to remain closed until June of 2023 while receiving a $3.6 million facelift. Anyone who wishes to help with maintenance of the memorial can donate to the Pennsylvania Veterans Memorial Trust Fund.