The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating several incidents in which unknown persons threw objects off of highway overpasses and at vehicles traveling along Interstates 79 and 90 since Halloween. Overpasses, where items have been thrown or dropped, include Lake Pleasant Overpass on I-90, Millfair Road Overpass on I-90, and Old State Road Overpass on I-79. Propulsion of missiles is a crime punishable by up to 5 years in imprisonment in Pennsylvania and can also lead to charges like manslauhter or attempted murder if objects hitting vehicles cause crashes or injure passengers and drivers. Anybody with information should call the Pennsylvania State Police in Erie at (814)898-1641 or Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (1-800-472-8477).
Tonight is The Meadville Independent Business Alliance’s First Friday celebration in Downtown Meadville and it’s also a special Night of Giving. From 5PM to 8PM the Meadville City Police Department will be accepting donations to benefit the Center for Family Services. Help stuff the cruiser outside the Meadville City Building at Diamond Park with clean and functional winter gear, toiletries, laundry detergent, toilet paper, nonperishable food, and other necessities to help CFS.
Denny Johnson of Erie is facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child, DUI, simple assault, and harassment after allegedly attacking a woman who was in the passenger seat of his vehicle last week. Police say when Jonhson was confronted about his alcohol and drug use he attacked the victim by smashing her face into the steering wheel of his jeep while he was driving. Court records indicate he is out of Erie County Jail after a bondsman posted $10,000 bail.
The Meadville Bulldogs play the Corry Beavers in the PIAA Regional Championship game tonight at 6:45PM on the Allegheny News Talk Sports Network.
Thrifty Propane, which provided home propane services in Parts of Western Pennsylvania, has declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy and permanently closed its doors. Thrifty customers pre-paid for services and the office of The Pennsylvania Attorney General recommends customers contact their Consumer Protection Division to recover losses. The Consumer Protection Hotline can be called at (1-800)441-2555 or reached online at attorneygeneral.gov. A new provider for home use propane can be found by visiting PApropane.com. If your family finds itself in a heating energy crisis contact your County Assistance office about LIHEAP. Finally, customers who pre-paid for Thrifty Propane services using a credit card may be able to recover their fees by disputing their charges with their bank or credit agency.