I-90 Homicide Investigation
Belle Valley – The Pennsylvania State Police based in Erie are investigating the homicide of a woman found on the shoulder of Interstate 90. At 2:30 a.m. on Friday morning, the Belle Valley Fire Department responded to a brush fire alongside the westbound lane of I-90 near Mile Marker 30 and discovered human remains. The Coroner has positively identified the remains as those of a 48-year-old woman with no known ties to the Erie region, but her full identity is not being revealed at this stage in the investigation; her death has been ruled a homicide. The Pennsylvania State Police based in Erie are asking anybody who observed suspicious activity along Interstate 90 on Thursday night or Friday morning to contact them about it by calling (814)898-1641.
PENNIE Open Enrollment
Harrisburg – Open enrollment for policies on Pennsylvania’s insurance marketplace PENNIE began on November 1st and runs until January 15th. To ensure an insurance policy by New Year’s Day it is recommended to have a policy purchased by December 15th, policies purchased after that cut-off date will start in February of next year. To register and begin shopping for insurance policies to benefit you and your family visit PENNIE.com or call (1-844)440-4440.
PSP Mercer Toy Drive
Mercer – The Pennsylvania State Police in Mercer County begin their annual toy drive today. A donation box has been placed in the lobby of their barracks on 826 Franklin Road in Mercer and the troopers there are asking anyone who wishes to donate to bring new unwrapped toys between today and Monday, December 18th. The annual toy drive benefits the Children’s Aid Society of Mercer in its annual mission to bring a joyful holiday to Mercer County’s needy children.
Bulldogs Advance in Playoffs
Meadvile – Saturday night at Bender Field the Meadville Bulldogs defeated the University Prep Panthers 22-18 and advanced into the 4A Quarterfinals of the PIAA playoffs. The next contest is against the Juniata Indians and takes place at home on Bender Field Friday Night at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the 7 Mountains Media station Pop 100.7 and 98.1 with a pregame show starting at 6:45 p.m. The Meadville Bulldogs are 9-2 and ranked just shy of the top 25 teams playing in 4A ball at 27th in the state; Juniata is coming off a 36-22 win against the Du Bois Beavers, they are 7-5 and ranked 43rd among the 4A teams.