Finance - October 31, 2014

Eric Frein captured, DA to seek death penalty

Eric Frein, the man who was suspected and sources say has confessed to the of killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding of Trooper Alex Douglass last month, was captured last night by US marshals at an abandon airport hangar at the defunct Birchwood Resort near Tannersville, Pennsylvania. Frein, who was unarmed when captured, surrendered to police when he realized he was surrounded. Frein had been hiding in the dense Pocono Mountains since the September shooting; authorities had found stashes of his supplies, guns, ammunition, and pipe bombs in the course of the search. Frein is charged with first-degree murder, homicide of a law enforcement officer, attempted murder, and possession of weapons of mass destruction; he was arraigned today at a preliminary hearing in Milford, Pa. Frein did not enter a plea and is being held without bail. District Attorney Raymond Tonkin has said he will seek the death penalty. Communites across the Pocono Mountains are breathing a sigh of relief as many communities had been on lock down since the shooting occured and the search began.


Corbett, Wolf both on tour calling Pennsylvanians to vote

As the days to the election dwindle, both Governor Tom Corbett and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf have been on the campaign trail. Corbett and Wolf have been making the rounds and imploring Pennsylvanians to get out and vote. Corbett made a recent stop in Clearfield at the Grice Classic Car and Trophy Game Museum, where he told the crowd to not only vote but get their friends and family, everyone they know, to the polls as well. Corbett said “Get them to the polls…This election is going to be a turnout election.” Wolf stopped in Lock Haven and Bloomsburg, imploring voters to do the same; vote and do your best to persuade everyone you know to vote as well. Wolf told his supporters that the polls “don’t mean anything” and that “it’s important not to rest.” He noted that if people don’t vote, nothing will change. This sentiment has been echoed throughout both campaigns; it’s not enough for supporters to vote, they must be working to get others to vote as well.  Corbett has been closing the gap in the polls but still trails; he’ll be hitting the road this weekend for events all over the state with guests such as Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Governor Chris Chrisite of New Jersey. Wolf, meanwhile, is wrapping up his week long bus tour that made 28 stops and traveled 1,500 miles.