News 9-7-22

State police are investigating after a catalytic converter was cut from a Penn Line work truck in July. The Penn Line truck was on Lincoln Highway in Snake Spring Township July 20. It was reported that the suspect cut the converter sometime overnight and fled the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call state police out of Bedford at 814-623-6133.

State police are looking for answers after they say someone stole $1,000 worth of wood fencing that was meant to be used for the Remember Me Rose Garden living tribute to the heroes of 9/11. Sometime between the evening hours on Sept. 2 and Sept. 3, the suspect took a stack of new wooden split-rail fencing from the Remember Me Rose Garden on Lincoln Highway. Anyone with any information is asked to call state police out of Somerset at 814-445-4104.

State wildlife officials say two cases of rabbit hemorrhagic disease have been recorded in Pennsylvania.  The sickness known as RHDV2 can be spread through direct contact or exposure to an infected rabbit’s blood.  The virus does not affect humans, but wildlife experts say it poses a significant threat to the commonwealth’s cottontail rabbit and snowshoe hare populations.

One person was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car in Roaring Spring Tuesday morning. The crash happened around 7:02 a.m. at the intersection of Spang Street and S. Main Street. A 55-year-old was driving her Chevy Cruze when she reportedly failed to stop and clear the intersection. She struck a 66-year-old man in the crosswalk. The man was taken to Nason Hospital with “minor injuries.” The driver will be cited for the accident.

State police say a New Paris woman is facing charges after overdosing on heroin with a four-year-old child in the next room. Harleigh Knisley faces charges of endangering the welfare of children and hazardous disorderly conduct. She has been released on unsecured $30,000 bail.

Governor Tom Wolf says he’s restored the state’s emergency reserves.  Governor Wolf said that Pennsylvania’s Rainy Day Fund is at its highest balance in history.  He said it’s finally on par with other states.  The Democrat added the reserve funds protect critical services during uncertain times.