Lewdity Case Solved after 23 years
Erie – An arrest was made in a 23-year-old indecent assault case from Erie. Jeffrey Bechtold has been charged with indecent assault and other crimes after leaving materials on a woman’s car including lewd photographs in January 2000; he was caught after his DNA was matched in the CODIS database once he had been arrested for similar crimes in Westmoreland and Clarion Counties. Bechtold is 68-years-old and has a history of leaving lewd photographs and other materials behind on women’s cars while they are shopping.

Cochranton Archeology Site Commemorated
Cochranton – A new historical marker commemorating an archaeological site in Cochranton was erected on Wednesday. The marker is dedicated to informing passers by about the McFate Archaeological Site which helped inform us about what life was like for native Americans long before Europeans arrived. The McFate site had the remains of three separate villages situated along French Creek and hinted at the existence of a unique culture that may have been part of the Iroquois Confederacy and manufactured distinctive pottery.

State Headlines
Berks County – An alligator was discovered in a creek in Berks County. The 2 ½ foot animal was discovered by a landscaper between Mount Penn and St. Lawrence and turned over to animal welfare specialists. Police are investigating where the alligator came from because while it’s legal to own an alligator in Pennsylvania its not legal to set it free in the wild.

Frito-Lay recalled about 7,000 bags of Doritos distributed in Pennsylvania; the bags range from one ounce single serving bags to 14.7 ounce bags and may contain soy and wheat contaminants from other products. The recall is a concern for people with allergies and sensitivities and affects chips with a guaranteed fresh date of September 26th.

Philadelphia – An investigation is underway into the death of Terrence Butler, a Drexel University College of Engineering student and player on its basketball team, who was found dead at his on-campus apartment.

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