A collision with a deer in Erie County led to the recovery of a stolen car, recovery of a stolen firearm, and the arrest of at least two teens. Four Meadville teenagers, two boys, and two girls were traveling along I-79 in an allegedly stolen Kia Optima on Sunday when they collided with a deer and then fled the scene on foot, leaving the car behind. Troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police in Girard located the kids at a convenience store in Edinboro and caught one of the boys attempting to hide a stolen pistol in the restroom garbage can. The press release states that all four teens were treated for crash-related injuries and both boys were arrested. The two boys were charged with violations of juvenile parole and other crimes.
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is about to finalize a Name, Image, and Likeness, or NIL, policy for high school sports students in the Commonwealth. The NIL policy would allow student-athletes to profit from their image in advertising endorsements or appearances and is expected to be ratified next month. Under the policy the student-athletes would not be allowed to refer to the PIAA or their school, including the school’s team name or logo, they would also be disallowed from wearing a school uniform when engaging in NIL activities.