Man Leads Police on Chase
Kennerdell – A Kennerdell man has been charged with multiple crimes after attempting to flee from police in Venango County. 27-year-old Erik Turnbull chose to flee from members of the Pennsylvania State Police when they attempted to pull him over for having an expired inspection on Saturday, December 9th. After leading the authorities for seven miles through Rockland Township he finally pulled over and surrendered. It was after that, police discovered Turnbull was driving under the influence in an unregistered vehicle; he has been charged with felony DUI and fleeing and eluding police as well as multiple summary charges, and has been remanded to Venango County Jail without bail.
NAP Funds Benefit Mercer County
Mercer – Through Pennsylvania’s Neighborhood Assistance Program, local businesses have awarded $22,000 to nonprofits in Mercer County. NAP provides tax credits for local businesses that contribute to nonprofit and charitable organizations Mercer’s Community Food Warehouse received $8,250 to cover costs related to storing and distributing food, while $13,750 was given to the Community Action Partnership of Mercer County.
Emergency Services Lost Radio in Erie County
Erie – Erie County temporarily lost its primary radio system for 9-1-1 dispatch for a few hours last night. According to the County’s Chief Information Officer, Chris Carrol, a human error made during routine maintenance disabled the entire system for a few hours. During that time the 9-1-1 call center was still open and communicating with first responders through alternative means. The radio service was restored by 8:20 p.m. and operations resumed as normal.
School Bush Crash
Utica – Several students of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy were injured when a school bus slid into a ditch yesterday morning. At about 9:15 a.m. the bus became stuck in a ditch while on the way to Utica; the driver was able to free the bus from the ditch and finish the trip where they called for emergency services. Several children were transported to a nearby hospital for the treatment of some minor injuries and all the parents of the students were informed of the incident. There were no details about the number of students who were injured or the injuries suffered at press time.