NYC Robbery Suspect Found in Area
Clintonville – A felon wanted in New York and Georgia was arrested by the Pennsylvania State Police in Venango County. A wanted felon named Michael Troutman as well as an automatic shotgun were found in a convenience store parking lot in Clintonville after they called police about a loitering vehicle; Troutman was wanted in New York for robbing a convenience store and shooting three people in Queens. He is held without bail until he can be extradited to face trial.
PennDOT Work Schedules Published
Oil City – PennDOT work schedules for the week of June 5th are available to view online at PennDOT.gov/District1 under the design and construction products tab. Clarion County is in District 10.
Robert Bowers Trial Continues
Pittsburgh – The second week of the trial of Robert Bowers, the alleged Tree of Life Synagogue Shooter, begins today in Pittsburgh’s Federal Court. Bowers could face the death penalty for 11 charges of hate crimes resulting in death and 52 other federal charges surrounding those; Bowers’s attorneys’ primary goal is to prevent a death sentence by proving their client is mentally ill.
Albion Man Threatens Neighbors with Knife
Springboro – 53-year-old Thornton Morrison of Albion was arrested in Crawford County after allegedly threatening his neighbor and then the troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police with a knife. According to an incident report from the Police, Morrison threatened a neighbor with a knife late in the morning on Thursday, June 1st, and then later used that same knife to try to intimidate State Troopers. He remains jailed after being unable to post $25,000 bail for charges of simple assault, resisting arrest, and more.
Air Quality Warning
Harrisburg – Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection has issued a code orange air quality warning affecting almost a third of the state. Most of the air quality warnings are for urban areas and their surroundings such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg, but at press time the area around Seneca and Franklin is also considered to have poor air quality and through the day it will be hazy across the region. Smoke and ash from wildfires that continue to burn in parts of Eastern Canada are being carried by winds across Lake Erie contributing to poor air quality that could cause significant harm or irritation to children, the elderly, and people with respiratory issues. More information about the air quality warning can be found here.