Missing Woman Found Dead
Cambridge Springs – Crawford County authorities reported the death of a woman who went missing on Thursday night. The remains of Cambridge Springs resident Melissa Whaley were discovered by volunteer search and rescue crews in a wooded area in Cambridge Township this weekend. Melissa was reported missing after leaving a residence on Berry Knolls Drive at about 4:30 Thursday afternoon and an official search began on Friday; authorities had been asking for residents of the area, which is heavily wooded, to check their trail cameras and home security systems for evidence of Melissa’s whereabouts. Police do not suspect foul play in her death.
Harrisburg – On Friday the Pennsylvania State Police promoted four new sergeants, and 49 corporals within its ranks, but only two officers were promoted in Northwest PA. Congratulations to troopers Nathan Hartless and Rachel Ward of Troop E’s barracks in Girard who were both promoted to the rank of Corporal. Corporal Hartless has served with the State Police since 2015, and Corporal Ward has served since 2014.
2024 Dog Licenses now Available
Harrisburg – Dog licenses for 2024 are now available starting this month. Pennsylvania Law requires all dogs to be licensed by the age of three months, after their adoption into a new home, or after any change of ownership. A dog license only costs a few dollars while the fine for having an unlicensed pet can be up to $500 plus court fees. The current rate for a yearly license is $6.70 for a neutered or spayed animal and $8.70 for a non-sterilized animal and a lifetime license can be obtained for $31.70 for a sterilized or $52.70 for non; a discount for senior citizens is available and license fees will increase in March of next year.
You can purchase your dog license at the county treasurer’s office, or online from your county’s website, there may also be other locations to make your purchase such as the humane society. Licenses can help your beloved pets be returned to their home if they are lost or stolen.